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How Do I Reverse Diabetes Naturally?

How Do I Reverse Diabetes Naturally?

Not type 1 diabetes, where most of the insulin producing beta cells have been destroyed by the underlying autoimmune process. This has been well documented: undergoing pancreatic islet transplantation (needing the islets from three deceased donors) followed by lifelong immune suppression, but this isn’t “natural”. In relatively recent obese type 2 diabetics, losing 15% of their weight (a mean of 15 kg) by for 12 weeks following a strict 600 kCal diet, in some can reverse the diabetes, as long as you keep that excess weight off, see Diabetes Care “Very Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiological Changes in Responders and Nonresponders” In the whole group, weight fell from 98.0 ± 2.6 kg at baseline to 83.8 ± 2.4 kg during the VLCD (P< 0.001) and remained at 84.7 ± 2.5 kg after 6 months. After return to isocaloric eating, 40% of participants (12 of 30) achieved a fasting glucose <7.0 mmol/L (responders). After 6 months of weight loss maintenance, 43% (13 of 30) had a fasting plasma glucose <7 mmol/L while off all oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin. Then there is the mice experiment by Professor Valter Longo, who made his mice water fast 4 days followed by 10 days of normal eating, repeating this cycle again and again: Fasting Mimicking Diet, where he showed that FMD reactivated the embryonal Ngn3 gene that among others caused beta cells to regenerate see Fasting-Mimicking Diet Promotes Ngn3-Driven β-Cell Regeneration to Reverse Diabetes but mice are not men! Continue reading >>

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

I just wrote an answer to this question about 5 minutes ago and will answer it again because it is so very important for you and for millions of other people. The answer to your question is yes. From my personal experience Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed. In March of 2017 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It really scared me. My father was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at 60 and I watched him have to inject insulin 2 times a day. His body still deteriorated due to the diabetes. I did not want to end up like that. I was a chocoholic and ate huge portions. I was too heavy for my height and did not get enough exercise. I immediately got on the internet and started researching for cures for Type II Diabetes. I read all the information at the American Diabetes Association website and was thoroughly depressed. I was being told that I had a progressive disease with no cure that would last the rest of my life and finally cause my death. I learned that I would have to take progressively stronger medications to control my diabetes and BG, (Blood glucose levels). I decided that this path was not for me. I knew there had to be a cure for this terrible disease even if all these doctors and pharmaceutical companies were saying that there is no cure. I read everything I could find on T2 Diabetes. Causes, treatments, reversal and cure. I decided that changing my diet drastically to a low carb high fat diet, LCHF, was the way to go. I found a great deal of good information at Diet Doctor - Making low carb simple. So I did it. I absolutely changed my diet completely from that day. It was very difficult. My body was craving carbohydrates, especially sweets. I had physical flu symptoms from the body adjusting to this new diet. I used meditation and mindful eating to get through those Continue reading >>

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

10 Natural Substances That Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Could the long-sought after cure for type 1 diabetes be as close as your kitchen cupboard? An accumulating body of scientific research appears to point in exactly that direction. One so-called 'incurable disease' that afflicts millions of people around the world is type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, type 1 is characterized by the inability of the body to produce enough insulin, as the beta cells within the pancreas which are responsible for the production of insulin (and the proinsulin from which it is made) are either destroyed or seriously impaired. This can happen due to autoimmune issues, bacterial or viral infections, incompatible foods in the diet and chemical exposures (or a combination of any one or more of these factors), to name but a few major triggers. And yet, plenty of peer-reviewed and published research now indicates that plant compounds, including many found within commonly consumed foods, are capable of stimulating beta cell regeneration within the pancreas, and as a result may be potentially provide a cure – truly a four letter word, as far as the profit-based model of medicine goes, which thrives on the concept of the incurability of the disease-afflicted human body in favor of symptom management. The discovery of the beta cell regenerative potential of various food and compounds is bound to upset a burgeoning diabetes industry, with millions of dollars of public and private money continually being poured into fund-raising efforts for a future "cure"; A cure that will presumably be delivered through the prohibitively expensive pharmaceutical,vaccine or biologic (e.g. stem cells, islet cell xenotransplantation) pipeline, which by the very nature of the FDA drug approval process requires the Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Diabetes Naturally

How To Reverse Diabetes Naturally

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. And diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, causing, at least in part, over 250,000 deaths in 2015. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to reverse diabetes and the diabetes epidemic in America. Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to many other health conditions when it’s not managed properly, including kidney disease, blindness, leg and food amputations, nerve damage, and even death. (1) Type 2 diabetes is a completely preventable and reversible condition, and with diet and lifestyle changes, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting the disease or reverse the condition if you’ve already been diagnosed. If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with diabetes symptoms, begin the steps to reverse diabetes naturally today. With my diabetic diet plan, suggested supplements and increased physical activity, you can quickly regain your health and reverse diabetes the natural way. The Diabetes Epidemic Diabetes has grown to “epidemic” proportions, and the latest statistics revealed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, including the 7.2 million people who weren’t even aware of it. Diabetes is affecting people of all ages, including 132,000 children and adolescents younger than 18 years old. (2) The prevalence of prediabetes is also on the rise, as it’s estimated that almost 34 million U.S. adults were prediabetic in 2015. People with prediabetes have blood glucose levels that are above normal but below the defined threshold of diabetes. Without proper int Continue reading >>

How Does A Ketogenic Diet Change Your Life?

How Does A Ketogenic Diet Change Your Life?

The ketogenic diet has changed many people’s lives in different ways: from weight loss to reversing diabetes to improving multiple health factors. Eating a diet high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic diet (or commonly known as “keto”), puts your body into a state of ketosis, a natural metabolic state in which your body is no longer using glucose as its main source of fuel, and instead it begins using ketones to get its energy. Ketones are produced when your body is burning fat because no glucose is available. It is important not to confuse ketosis, a completely harmless and normal metabolic state, with ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition that occurs mostly in type 1 diabetics when they create high levels of both glucose and ketones at the same time. On the ketogenic plan, blood glucose usually drops, so this is not a danger for most people. However, if you are a type 1 diabetic, check with your doctor before switching to the ketogenic way of eating. So being in ketosis simply means that you have switched from being a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. Ketones are created when you are metabolizing fat, whether it is from the fat in the foods you eat or from the fat around your belly. The ketogenic diet also is an anti-inflammatory way of eating. Chronic inflammation has been shown to be a significant contributor to metabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels. Keto avoids foods that can cause inflammation, notably grains, sugar, and starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes and rice. Reducing inflammation may also improve leptin function in the body. Leptin is a hormone that sends signals to the brain that you have enough energy stored and that you are satiat Continue reading >>

What Causes Diabetes, And How Is It Treated?

What Causes Diabetes, And How Is It Treated?

It depends on which type of diabetes you have. This is a long answer, but you're asking a very complex question, so please bear with me. The basic power source for our body is glucose, which is produced from almost anything we eat (carbohydrates, proteins, sugars, and fats). It is usually tightly regulated by the body, so that when you have excess glucose in the blood, it is taken out of the blood and stored–but when the blood glucose drops, it is then released from storage to be used for energy. The key hormone, insulin, which regulates the level of glucose in the body is released by the Beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas when blood sugar goes up–insulin induces storage cells to remove and store glucose from the blood. In a complex interaction, the hormone glucagon, produced by other cells in the pancreas when the blood glucose level is too low, which then induces release of that stored glucose. (This once again goes to show how complex living systems are, and simple explanations are laughable and should be dismissed.) It’s a fascinating system of the body, and it’s remarkable that it works so well in 99% of people. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body’s own antibodies attack the Islets of Langerhans, causing the production of insulin to drop or even to be halted. As of today, there are no cures, and the only way to treat someone is to regularly inject human insulin, which is produced by bioengineered E. coli. Ironically, the human insulin gene has been inserted in GM safflower, to be used as another method of mass-producing human insulin. Before the wide availability of insulin in the 1920’s (usually pig insulin whose structure is similar to human insulin, but still caused a lot of allergic reactions), children simply Continue reading >>

Introduction To Type I Diabetes

Introduction To Type I Diabetes

Three Articles On Type I Diabetes: Article #1: Introduction to Type I Diabetes (This Article) Article #2: Possible Causes of Type I Diabetes Article #3: The Treatment of Type I Diabetes Introduction to Type I Diabetes Did you know that there are two products that have cured advanced Type I diabetes cases? Both of them will be discussed in this article. But more importantly, one of these products can reverse cumulative severe side-effects of Type I or Type 2 diabetes. Type I diabetes is actually a set of symptoms, meaning it can be caused by several different things. The symptoms are that the blood lacks insulin. There are actually several things that can cause an abnormally low level of insulin in the blood. Type I diabetes is a very severe disease. The average lifespan of Type I diabetic is 5-8 years shorter than an average person. But death is not the worst thing about Type I diabetes. Here is a list of some of the health problems it can lead to: Amputation of limbs Blindness (retinopathy) – diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in America — 12,000 to 24,000 case annually Kidney failure (nephropathy) – frequently leading to dialysis or a kidney/pancreas transplant Liver disease Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) Heart disease Stroke (e.g. paralysis) High blood pressure Nerve damage (neuropathy) Dementia Urinary tract infection (mostly in women) Depression – Note: Aspartame (e.g. Equal, NutraSweet, etc.) and sugar are the leading causes of depression in non-diabetics. However, because the average diabetic consumes more aspartame than the average person, it is highly possible that aspartame is by far the REAL cause of depression in diabetics!! A diabetic should absolutely avoid aspartame and all other artificial sweeteners! Bone quali Continue reading >>

How Do You Cure Diabetes Naturally Without Medication?

How Do You Cure Diabetes Naturally Without Medication?

Yes, Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed. By Dr. Candice Hall, D.C. I admit, this is a topic about which I am passionate. At the helm of the integrative/functional health practice I founded in Irvine, Calif., I’ve worked with hundreds of people suffering from diabetes, thyroid disease, immune disorders and a myriad of chronic and degenerative conditions. It is amazing to see so many patients in our practice reduce the symptoms of, or even reverse, their condition. I am particularly gratified when considering how many patients have found it possible to reduce, or even eliminate, their need for prescription drugs. How is this possible? Much has to do with the vantage point of “upstream” versus “downstream” approaches to illness and health. When a blood test indicates that you have diabetes, what happens? In a “downstream” approach to illness and treatment, the symptom that produced the diagnoses — high blood sugar — is treated with drugs. For example, insulin brings the blood sugar measurements into a normal range, and you’re “managing” diabetes. Except that you’re not. In contrast, an “upstream” view of health looks to determine the “whys” of a patient’s condition. For instance, many diabetics are confused and frustrated by the fact that they eat better than many people they know, yet they struggle with weight and diabetes, while others eat whatever they want and don't have to worry about their blood sugars. In an “upstream” approach, the real question is — why? Why are my blood sugars high or volatile? Why am I being given medications to “manage” my condition, rather than solutions to address the underlying cause of the problem? The course of action each individual takes is highly personal, clearly. And in some cases, medication Continue reading >>

How Do I Get Rid Of Type 1 Diabetes?

How Do I Get Rid Of Type 1 Diabetes?

Unfortunately, type 1 diabetes cannot be reversed with known science. There are people who claim otherwise. Read on and form your own opinion. Tough as it sounds, you need to understand the reasons for this so that you can adapt your lifestyle accordingly. Type 1 diabetes is caused because the body is no longer able to produce a key enzyme called insulin. Insulin is required to transfer sugar/glucose from the blood stream into the cells. The cells then use this sugar/glucose to produce energy. It should be clear that insulin plays a key role in our day to day lives. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas. If you have heard of people with pancreatic cancer losing their pancreas - they most likely end up becoming diabetic. In people with type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system mistakenly thinks the beta cells are alien and ends up killing them. Further, since the immune system is confused - new beta cells will also get killed. There is no other mechanism in the body to produce insulin. Lets consider some ways to get rid of type 1 diabetes: Transplant beta cells from another person. This has been tried (look up the Edmonton protocol). Unfortunately, the immune system is the culprit here and it continues to kill the new beta cells. In the Edmonton protocol, scientists wrapped the beta cells in sea weed (or some such protective layer) to prevent them from being attacked by the immune system. It kinda works, but the immune system has to be suppressed. A suppressed immune system means that the individual is more prone to common cold, fever, etc Make some other cells produce insulin. I have read recent research that attempted this on lab rats with some success. Still no solution as of today. When I first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I went through a range of e Continue reading >>

Is Diabetes Curable?

Is Diabetes Curable?

Caveat: I am neither a doctor nor a nutrition expert. However, I do have type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed in August 2015 after several years of deep denial and ignoring my escalating A1C levels. My personal experience with diabetes is that with significant lifestyle changes, I have been able to manage it. But I know that if I were to stop exercising and go back to the way I used to eat, my blood sugar would go up and my health would surely deteriorate. On the day I was diagnosed, I cried for about three hours. Then I dried my tears and started doing research. I found a great TEDx talk by Dr. Sarah Hallberg on YouTube. Her message was very simple: Food is made up of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Protein raises blood sugar some. Fats don't raise it at all. Carbohydrates raise it a lot, every time you eat them. So if you eat fewer carbohydrates and more fats, your blood sugar won't go up as much. If your blood sugar doesn't go up, your diabetes is controlled. It made perfect sense to me. That day I decided to change my diet and eliminated grains, starchy vegetables, legumes, sugar, and fruit. I ate protein, non-starchy vegetables, and fat - a lot of fat. I hadn’t heard the terms “keto” or “ketogenic diet” at that point, but that’s basically what I’ve been following. Extremely low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high fat. Within three months, my A1C was down into high-normal territory. Three months after that, it was normal. And it's been coming down ever since. I lost 40+ pounds, but weight loss was never my goal. I just don’t want to suffer the long-term negative health consequences of uncontrolled diabetes. I’ve written about my battle with diabetes on my blog. Here’s a recent post: I cut out sugar and carbs to treat my type 2 diabetes, and here's Continue reading >>

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