HOW I OVERCAME
compiled by Laurie
Lynch, N.D., Ph.D.
remains a prevalent and grave disease in the
United States, responsible for at least a quarter
of a million deaths a year. Most diabetics’
lifestyles are still hampered by various
associated diseases and side effects, including
heart disease, high blood pressure, blindness, and
kidney disease. Over 2 million diabetics have
high blood pressure, and most diabetes-related
deaths result from heart attacks”
p. 242). "The World
Health Organization and the International Diabetes
Federation ...warn that the number of people
worldwide who have diabetes has exploded from 30
million in 1985 to 135 million in 1995 to 194
million in 2003" (Jackson, 2005).
CDC report finds that between 1990 and 1998, there
was a 70% increase in diabetes cases among those
in the 30-39 age bracket and a 40% increase in the
40-49 bracket. And the number of children
developing diabetes is dramatically rising"
the third leading cause of death"
Diabetes Epidemic Has Doubled in America.
In the past 30 years, new cases of type 2 diabetes
have doubled, with most diagnoses occurring in
people who are obese, according to findings from
the Framingham Offspring Study.
In the '70s, 2 percent
of women and 2.7 percent of men had diabetes. By
the '90s, the rates had grown to 3.7 percent and
5.8 percent, respectively. Likewise, by the 1980s
the risk of developing diabetes had increased by
40 percent; by the 1990s, the risk skyrocketed 105
percent, compared to the '70s (Mercola,
Diabetes is a chronic degenerative disease
characterized by a malfunction of the pancreas.
Diabetes is basically a matter of faulty
metabolism that involves the body’s inability to
assimilate sugar properly. …it may involve the
failure of a portion of the pancreas to secrete
enough insulin to metabolize glucose; the glucose
stays in the blood until reaching various
receptor sites, or docking sites. Here
the glucose is ‘loaded’ into the body’s cells,
where it is needed to provide vital energy and
maintenance of normal physiological functioning.
If these docks or receptor sites are not open,
however, glucose cannot enter the cells. The body
is then deprived of its critical energy supply,
and the glucose stays in the blood and creates… a
high blood sugar level… How do these receptor
sites get unlocked so that glucose can get into
the cells? In the normal individual, the pancreas
secretes insulin for just that purpose. Insulin
accompanies glucose to the dock site and actually
‘unlocks‘the cell so that it can receive the
are two types of diabetes; diabetes mellitus and
insipidus is a rare metabolic disorder caused
by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone, which is
usually the result of damage to the pituitary
gland. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by
enormous amounts of urine that are produced by the
body regardless of how much liquid is consumed”
(Balch, p. 154).
Diabetes mellitus is the most common form and
is usually referred to as just diabetes.
“Normally blood sugar rises after a meal as
glucose is absorbed into the blood stream, causing
the pancreas to produce enough insulin to return
the blood sugar level to its normal range.
Diabetic individual are either unable to produce
insulin, or their cells have become resistant to
insulin and they are unable to move glucose from
the bloodstream to the cells, and thus cannot
maintain a normal blood glucose level”
(Alternative Medicine, p
There are two types of diabetes mellitus: Type I,
called juvenile or insulin-dependant diabetes, and
Type II, formerly called adult onset diabetes.
- “In Type I diabetes, the body is unable to
produce insulin. As a result, glucose builds up
in the bloodstream and spills over into the urine,
while the body literally ‘starves’ to death
because the cells cannot get the nourishment,
which is provided by glucose, to produce energy to
carry out their normal functions”
(Alternative Medicine, p
* Type II
- "Diabetes mellitus type 2
(formerly called..., non-insulin-dependent
diabetes (NIDDM), obesity related diabetes, or
adult-onset diabetes) is a
disorder that is primarily characterized by
relative insulin deficiency, and
It is presently incurable (through medical
treatments). It is rapidly increasing in the
developed world,.... The
characterized the increase as an epidemic"
(Wikipedia, D. M Type II).
are the symptoms and affects of type I diabetes?
“The symptoms of Type I diabetes
include excessive thirst, hunger, urination, and
dehydration, often accompanied by weight loss"
Medicine, p 647)
The symptoms could include numbness or tingling in
the arms or legs, frequent infections, drowsiness,
diarrhea, slow healing of cuts and bruises.
“Most people have one or more of these symptoms at
some time or other”
(Natow and Heslin, p. 2). Other possible symptoms also could
“include irritability, …nausea or vomiting,
weakness, fatigue… The Type I diabetic may have an
insulin reaction (from taking insulin) in an
instant, seeming perfectly normal one second and
becoming unconscious the next. The early warning
signs of a reaction are hunger, dizziness,
sweating, confusion, palpitation, and numbness or
tingling of the lips”
(Balch, p. 154).
“If left untreated, the …diabetic may also
experience double vision, trembling, and
disorientation, may perform strange actions, and
may eventually loose consciousness… An insulin
reaction producing low blood sugar can be life
(Balch, p. 154) .
The "complex and multifactorial metabolic changes"
in the diabetic can lead to "damage and function
impairment of many
system, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys and eyes,
and can lead to
degeneration of the peripheral nervous system and
atherosclerosis especially affecting the legs and
are the symptoms and affects of type II diabetes?
Type II diabetes “is characterized by blurred
vision, itching, unusual thirst, drowsiness,
obesity, fatigue, skin infections, slow healing,
and tingling or numbness in the feet… Other signs
of diabetes include lingering flu-like symptoms,
loss of hair on legs, increased facial hair, and
small yellow bumps anywhere on the body,… and
inflammation of the penile skin”
(Balch, p. 154).
“A common early sign of mild chronic blood sugar
elevation in women is recurrent vaginal yeast
infections that cause itching and burning”
“Either type of diabetes can lead to heart and
kidney disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension,
strokes, cataracts, retinal hemorrhages,
neuropathy (nerve damage), gastroparesis (loss of
peristaltic action in the gastrointestinal tract),
gangrenous infections of cuts or sores (with
possible amputation of the feet or legs), (atherosclerosis
especially affecting the legs and heart),
loss of hearing, blindness, and even
death. "These complications are easier to avoid
in both types of diabetics if blood sugar levels
are kept as close to the normal range as
(Alternative Medicine, p 648, Balch, p.154).
Both types of diabetics often are unable to
secrete sufficient stomach acid and/or pancreatic
enzymes needed to properly digest proteins and
Wright, p. 305-309).
“Excess glucose in the bloodstream is toxic,
according to Peter H. Forsham, M.D., of Evergreen
Hospital in Kirkland, Washington, noting that
excess glucose in diabetics can diminish the
biological effectiveness of various proteins in
the body. For example when glucose binds to
hemoglobin (the iron-containing pigment of the red
blood cells), the oxygen-carrying capacity of
hemoglobin is reduced”
(Alternative Medicine, p 647).
“Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood
pressure…may be related. These are generalized
problems that come from general defects in life
style, especially too much fat, too much animal
protein, not enough exercise, too much salt, and
not enough fiber. When you address the causes of
these illnesses, you can eliminate these
medications quite rapidly”
Diabetes is “caused by a lack of, or resistance
to, the hormone insulin, which is essential
for the proper metabolism of blood sugar
(Alternative Medicine, p 647). "Insulin resistance…
lurks behind most cases of high blood pressure and
almost all instances of Type II diabetes, serious
obesity and high triglycerides
(Atkins, Vol. III. No.5).
causes insulin deficiency or resistance?
- “Although a genetic predisposition appears
to govern susceptibility to both types of
diabetes, a number of other factors can also be
involved. Diet and obesity are key elements in
the cause of Type II diabetes”
(Alternative Medicine, p
"Poor diet is probably the most important cause of type 2
diabetes. Studies of the eating habits of
different populations have revealed that diets
high in fat (especially animal fat), animal
protein, refined sugars, processed carbohydrates,
trans fatty acids,
and low in fiber and complex carbohydrates are
associated with a greatly increased risk of type 2
diabetes. This translates to a diet high in meat,
dairy, margarine, refined vegetable oils, white
flour products, and sugar. Unfortunately, this is
the diet commonly consumed by people in the United
States, also known as the Standard American Diet
(appropriately abbreviated as 'SAD')"
Excess simple carbohydrates
high intake of simple carbohydrates or sugars
tends to make insulin less sensitive. Sugar added
to the diet of research animals or increased in
the diet of healthy volunteers has been reported
to disturb the glucose metabolism and cause
diseases of the eyes, kidneys and blood vessels.
Even if combined with a high-fibre, low-fat diet
added sugar still adversely affects the glucose
tolerance... fructose in whole fruits is
generally fine, provided it is not ingested close
to a meal containing starches.
"Lets look at the common habit of eating
sweetened starches as in bread with jam, marmalade
or honey, cakes, biscuits, muesli or breakfast
cereals. The fructose contained in the meal causes
a strong rise in the blood insulin level. At the
same time a large amount of glucose from the
breakdown of starches enters the bloodstream. The
excess of insulin quickly channels the glucose
inside muscle cells, which are now overloaded with
glucose. Only a small amount is needed for energy
production, the rest may be converted to lactic
acid, causing overacidity, or to body fat.
Gradually cells learn to protect themselves by
becoming less responsive to insulin and making it
harder for glucose to enter.
1980 the rate of obesity and type 2 diabetes was
fairly stable. However, when the health
authorities in the U.S.A. started vilifying foods
containing fats and cholesterol and recommend
eating carbohydrates instead, obesity increased
from 13 to 14% of the adult U.S. population to 25%
within one decade and continues to rise. Type 2
diabetes became an epidemic as well. In addition,
for the first time in history a large number of
obese children developed type 2 diabetes. Since
then it is no longer called maturity-onset
* "In animal experiments an
excessive intake of sugar resulted in greatly
enlarged pancreas and pituitary glands, both of
which are involved in blood-sugar regulation. A
group of Aboriginal diabetics who lived for
several weeks on bush food all quickly returned to
a normal blood-sugar regulation. Indians living in
Natal (South Africa) have a high sugar consumption
and high levels of diabetes and heart disease
compared to Indians living in India who use very
little sugar and have very low rates of these
the pacific island of Naura, “until recently, Type
II diabetes was unknown. In Naura, where the
islanders ate a simple diet consisting mainly of
bananas and yams, (but) when phosphates were
discovered and mined on the island, the
inhabitants attained wealth and settled into a
life of leisure, which included adopting a Western
diet high in sugar, fat, and carbohydrates. With
this change in life style many began to develop
Type II diabetes. Now according to a study by the
World Health Organization, up to one half of the
urbanized Naura population in the age range of
thirty to sixty four years old has diabetes,
illustrating that adult-onset diabetes may be
triggered by poor diet rather than genetic
Medicine, p 648).
* "In England during World War II, when food
shortages and rationing removed white flour,
sugar, excessive meat protein, and fats from the
typical English diet, the death rate from diabetes
fell 50 percent”
(Alternative Medicine, p
– "High-fat diets are associated with an
increased risk for diabetes. High-fat diets have
also been linked to an increase in heart disease,
which is a major concern for diabetic patients...
Diabetics should greatly reduce their intake of
saturated fats found in meat and dairy products;
excess omega-6 fats, highest in meat, dairy
products, and corn, safflower and sunflower oils;
and trans fats, which are found in margarine,
non-dairy creamers, and processed foods. ,,, Trans
fats can occur naturally in food, but are never
found in such large amounts as occur in a process
called hydrogenation. This process is used to turn
liquid vegetable oil into more solid margarine.
Trans fats can also be formed in oil that is
heated for long periods of time, like the oil used
and reused for frying french fries, onion rings,
burgers and fish patties at your local fast food
restaurant. Trans fats are directly linked to an
increased risk for insulin resistance as well as
to an increased risk for blood clots, which can
lead to heart attack or stroke. Avoiding
hydrogenated oils and deep fried food is a must
the liver and bloodstream are already loaded
with lipids ...it is difficult to convert
excess glucose into more lipids
According to a
KANWU study of women with mild kidney impairment,
sensitivity was significantly impaired on the
saturated fatty acid diet ... but did not change
on the monounsaturated fatty acid diet ... insulin
secretion was not affected..... The favourable
effects of substituting a monounsaturated fatty
acid diet(avocado, olive oil ), for a saturated
fatty acid diet (animal fats) on insulin
sensitivity were only seen at a total fat intake
below median (37E %). Here, insulin sensitivity
was 12.5 % lower and 8.8 % higher on the saturated
fatty acid diet and monounsaturated fatty acid
diet respectively. Low density lipoprotein
cholesterol (LDL) increased on the saturated fatty
acid ...but decreased on the monounsaturated fatty
(Vessby, 2001, P: 312 - 319),
* Animal protein
– Researchers at the Harvard School of Public
Health, Boston, US, have found that a person's
heme iron intake from red meat, ..."is associated
with an increased risk of developing type 2
Diets with excessive
protein, especially animal protein, are associated
with the development of type 2 diabetes and with
the progression of diabetic kidney disease...
Animal protein ...has the tendency to cause great
rises in blood insulin levels".
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital
analyzed kidney function in women with mildly
reduced kidney function. Those who consumed
diets high in animal protein were more than
three times as likely to have a significant
decline in kidney function
(Knight) (Mateljan Foundation).
rBGH (genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth
found in "milk has been implicated in the
promotion of childhood diabetes…rBGH
has produced milk which has more cow blood serum
protein in it.
The protein acts to
cause the formation of
antibodies which then attack the human pancreas"
(Baer et al, Dairy Science,
Vol 72 (no. 6), 1989).
"Several chemicals including pieces of
lacto-albumins from milk have been implicated in
the promotion of childhood diabetes through an
antibody mechanism ,,,mastitis bacteria are a
potential source of the enzyme glutamic acid
decarboxylase, an antigen associated with
auto-immune diabetes in humans"
(W. von Meyer, , Ph.D. Fairview Industries, Inc.,
Fairview Industries: Sales
of Milk Hormone rBGH Must be Suspended: Diabetes
Risk; A Comment on Forbes '8/21/00 "Stepping in
It" October 27, 2000).
or overweight individuals have greatly
decreased insulin sensitivity, while insulin
becomes much more effective if they lose weight.
obesity is a leading predisposing risk factor
for development of type 2 diabetes
Another very important risk factor is lack of
even of non-insulin-producing foods, can cause
stretching of the cells in the small
intestine, which causes the release of
glucagons which raises blood sugar
(Bernstein, p. 88).
Alcohol - "Heavy
alcohol use can cause chronic inflammation of the
pancreas (pancreatitis). This can lead to
permanent damage to the pancreas and impair its
ability to secrete insulin, which can result in
(Mayo Foundation, 2005).
not only increases the risk of pancreatic
cancer, but can also increase blood sugar
levels and reduce your body's ability to
use insulin. In addition, the chemicals in
tobacco can damage blood vessels, muscles
and organs. This may also increase your
risk of diabetes. Pregnant women who smoke
have an increased risk of diabetes during
pregnancy (gestational diabetes)" (Mayo
Foundation, 2005) .
In a Duke University Medical Center, James
D. Lane, et al, found that in adults with
type 2 diabetes, "caffeine ingestion
significantly impairs the body's control
of blood sugar and insulin after a
meal.... Caffeine's influences the body's
hormonal control of energy metabolism...
Lane notes that as early as 1967,
researchers had observed that caffeine
could elevate blood sugar in middle-age
diabetics... Blood glucose concentrations
remained 21 percent higher among the
participants who had taken caffeine pills
than when they had received the placebo
pills, Lane's team now reports in the
August Diabetes Care, that the
effects of current prescription
medications used to control blood-sugar
increases after a meal are "the same size
as the effect of avoiding caffeine,
...avoiding caffeine could be as important
in treatment as these medications are.
Moreover, Lane's group observed,
blood-insulin concentrations after
consumption of the caffeine were 48
percent higher than after the inert pills.
This suggests that after caffeine, the
cells are even more ignoring insulin—a
hallmark of type 2 diabetes".
* Allergy –
"The main cause of
decreased insulin production in insulin-dependent
diabetes is a chronic inflammation of the pancreas
caused by a hidden food allergy, in particular to
“Autoimmune processes, in which antibodies
created to fight allergies or viral infections,
react against the body itself, may also play a
role in causing both types of diabetes.
Seventy-five percent of Type I diabetics have
antibodies to their own pancreatic cells…
supporting the theory of an autoimmune cause of
(Alternative Medicine, p 648).
In type I diabetes, "special cells in the pancreas
that are responsible for producing insulin become
damaged by cells of the immune system. It's
believed that in people who are genetically prone
to developing type 1 diabetes, either a viral
infection or exposure to
proteins at a young age causes the immune system
to attack and kill these special cells"
. "Dr. Philpott finds that most diabetics …
cannot tolerate cow’s milk... Dr. Wright believes food
intolerance’s to be a cause of diabetes “by
causing inflammation and autoimmune destruction of
the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Foods
that are often associated with diabetes-related
problems include corn, wheat, chocolate, and
dairy-related products… Also, some patients with
Type I diabetes have been shown to have antibodies
to the albumin (a simple protein) in cow’s milk
which are capable of reacting with the
insulin-producing cells in the pancreas”
(Alternative Medicine, p 648, p 651).
* Edema - "William H. Philpott, M.D….
has observed the cause of insulin resistance in
Type II diabetes to be edema (swelling) of
body cells mostly due to reactions to foods, and
to …chemicals, and to inhalants".
a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive
iron buildup in the tissues, is often associated
with or can contribute to the develpoment of
and an individual’s ability to manage stress
are also important factors affecting the course of
diabetes… Stress can result in the production of
adrenalin, which increases blood sugar”
(Alternative Medicine, p
frequently raise blood sugar”
such as "An overgrowth of the intestines with
(Last, section on
Cows' Milk & Lactose). “Viral infections may also
be responsible for initiating an autoimmune
disease process in Type I diabetes.
"Viruses that may induce an autoimmune reaction
include the pertussis (whooping cough) virus,
hepatitis virus, rubella virus, coxsackievirus,
Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and herpes
virus 6.” (Alternative Medicine, p 648) "Classen Immunotherapies
discovered that common vaccines are one of the
most important causes of diabetes in children and
in highly immunized adults" (http://www.vaccines.net/newpage1.htm,
The "recent epidemic increase in the number of
children diagnosed with this condition has been
linked to vaccinations. It has been concluded that
this increase in the different age groups
correlated with the number of vaccines given in
various countries" (Last, ch. 4-5).I
suspect that the pertussis and rubella
I received before starting school
were a contributing factor in causing my diabetes,
since immunizations have been shown to sometimes
cause the very disease they are said to prevent.
It was right after receiving the immunizations
that I develop allergies, constant infections,
heart disease, and symptoms of hypoglycemia and
drugs can be a cause or contributing factor in
the development of diabetes. Most drugs harm the
liver and adrenal glands, and liver and adrenal
weakness has been associated with pancreatic
weakness and the resultant hormone imbalances.
“A number of drugs produce reversible glucosuria,
but some produce chronic or permanent diabetes
mellitus through a necrotic action on the B-cells
of the islets of Langerhans. The long term
administration of glucose,
(in animal products) and certain other drugs may
induce hyperglycemia, The B-cytotoxins
including alloxan, a few of its
N-substituted derivatives, certain ascorbic
acid and quinoline derivatives, and streptozotocin
are rapidly destructive of B-cells and induce
a chronic and sometimes a life-long diabetes
Martin, Ph.D., p. 349).
General anesthesia can elevate blood sugar
Bernstein, p. 87).
Estrogen drugs can be a cause of diabetes, as
well as cancer, high blood pressure, and abnormal
blood clotting, according to Dr. David Williams
Diuretic drugs can elevate blood sugar levels
and cause an elevation in uric acid
contribute to the develpment of diabetes
are the dangers of standard treatments?
Insulin- atrophies the pancreas,
treating the symptoms but making the cause worse.
Insulin may also contribute significantly to
inner arterial wall damage, a major problem
among diabetics. The incidence of heart
attacks and strokes is five to eight times
greater among diabetics. About 75% of all
diabetic mortality is due to heart disease which
is brought on by the hardening of the major
arteries that is so common among heavy insulin
“Administration of insulin can result in
lipoatrophy (depression in the skin) or
lipohypertrophy (enlargement or thickening of
tissue) … Patients occasionally experience
redness, swelling or itching at the site of
injection of insulin. …potentially more serious,
is generalized allergy to insulin, which
may cause rash over whole body, shortness of
breath, wheezing, reduction in blood pressure,
fast pulse or sweating. Severe cases of
generalized allergy may be life threatening”
(PDR, p. 1233).
“Injections of insulin…have always been
dangerously self-defeating. Most people with Type
II diabetes…plus all the people in the process of
developing diabetes (hypoglycemics) already have
too much insulin in their bodies. Their bodies
are desperately working to produce extra insulin
to compensate for the real defect- the inability
of their cells to use insulin to burn sugar and
Introducing more insulin only makes the problem
worse. The overload further desensitizes your
body to the hormone’s action”
(Atkins Vol.III, No. 3).
“Excess insulin- a trademark of high
(simple) carbohydrate consumption- correlates
strongly with coronary heart disease and
most risk factors for heart disease according to a
Dutch study of 390 elderly men. Researchers
determined that above normal insulin concentration
is significantly associated with higher blood
sugar, triglycerides, uric acid and fibrinogen-
all contributing factors in heart disease. High
insulin also was associated with a low amount
increased insulin levels are desirable for type I
diabetics, with type II diabetes they just mean
more glucose is converted into fat and
Genetically engineered human insulin has been shown to be even
more dangerous. “Eight Canadians had died after taking (genetically
engineered) synthetic insulin as of January, 2001.
Another 465 people had adverse reactions. By
comparison, only nine diabetics reported adverse
reactions to pork insulin, and none to
insulin. In the United States, there have been 92
reported deaths, and 4,000 adverse reactions
reported by diabetics using synthetic insulin.
..insulin was the first genetically engineered
medication ever approved for use in humans… the
most common problem is hypoglycemia,
unawareness, in which diabetics lose their
ability to feel that their blood sugars are low.
This can lead to confusion, an inability to
concentrate and insulin shock, in which a
person can slip into a coma and die (Bell
Globemedia Interactive Inc.,
diabetic clients reported more harmful side
effects, when using GE human insulin than when
they used other forms of insulin, side effects
such as severe hypoglycemia and allergic
reactions, as well as further pancreatic atrophy.
Other possible side effects could include
acidosis, depression of the skin, and/or
thickening of the tissues
(PDR, p. 1464).
“Between 1986 and 1989, the British Diabetic
Association has apparently received 2-3,000
letters from people complaining about human
insulin” injections. One complainant states:
“…this caused many years of extremely bad health,
including three operations which were
(What Doctors Don’t Tell You, Vol.8, No.11).
side effects of diabetes drugs:
“SPECIAL WARNING ON INCREASED RISK OF
existing oral drugs for Type II diabetes …
work by forcing the body to produce more insulin"
"The administration of oral hypoglycemic drugs
has been reported to be associated with increased
cardiovascular mortality as compared to treatment
with diet… This warning is based on the study
conducted by the University Group Diabetes
Program… The study involved 823 patients… the
patients treated for 5 to 8 years with diet plus a
fixed dose of tolbutamide had a rate of
cardiovascular mortality approximately 2 ½ times
that of patients treated with diet alone… The
patient should be informed of the potential risks…
of Diabeta… it is prudent from a safety
standpoint to consider that this warning may also
apply to other oral hypoglycemic drugs in this
(Physicians Desk Reference, p. 1041).
Micronaise- “the effectiveness… in lowering
blood glucose to a desired level decreases in many
patients over a period of time which may be due to
the progression of the severity of diabetes or to
diminished responsiveness to the drug.”
(PDR, p. 2281) Micronaise can cause adverse
interactions with many other drugs, can cause
severe hypoglycemia, especially when combined with
antibiotics, diuretics, calcium channel blockers,
birth control pills, aspirin type drugs, etc.
Possible side effects of Micronaise include: "hypoglycemia,
gastrointestinal reactions, liver function
abnormalities, including isolated transaminase
(enzyme) elevations, nausea, epigastric
fullness, and heartburn…allergic skin
reactions… hematologic reactions (such
as anemia, decreased production of blood
leukocytes, severe depression of the
granulocytes producing bone marrow,
prostration, chills, swollen neck, sore throat
sometimes with ulceration, decrease in the
number of red and white blood cells and blood
platelets, often associated with hemorrhaging,
possible metabolic reactions, blurred vision
and allergic reactions
(Physicians Desk Reference, p. 2280-2282).
can cause “gastrointestinal disturbances…
“(Atkins Vol.III, No. 3),
bloating, metallic taste in mouth, heartburn,
headache, sneezing, cough, runny nose,
flushing of the skin, nail changes, muscle
pain. chest pain, rash and/or polyps
can cause “lactic acid buildup”
(Atkins Vol.III, No. 3).
– “…has been declared unsafe and banned in
to the drug have ranged from severe liver
damage to liver necrosis (cell death) and liver
(What Doctors Don’t Tell You, Vol.8, No.11).
"As with insulin, also these hypoglycaemic drugs
do not protect the patients against the various
harmful effects of long-term diabetes... On the
contrary, studies seem to indicate that these
drugs accelerate such degenerative changes.
Doctors W.A. Philpott and D.K. Kalita point out in
their book 'Victory Over Diabetes'
that the overwhelming evidence of recent studies
shows a shortened life expectancy and more serious
complications from using diabetic drugs. In fact,
the death rate actually doubled in those taking
oral diabetic drugs. Most of these same drugs are
still in use now.
From a biochemical point of view this is only
logical and to be expected because if sugar levels
are lowered without converting them into energy,
then they have to be converted into fat and
cholesterol that then cause many of these
Diabetic patients who are currently taking blood
glucose-lowering medications should take note that
dietary changes recommended below may
significantly lower blood sugar levels. It's very
important to adopt these changes slowly while
monitoring blood sugar and continuing to see a
doctor. Failure to monitor blood sugar and
medication levels can result in very low blood
sugar levels, which can be dangerous"
can be done to eliminate diabetes?
"There is a
CURE for Type 2 Diabetes. Even the
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has
diet and exercise can
completely eliminate diabetes. It
is an artifact of poor lifestyle choices
including processed foods and inadequate exercise"
(Dr. Mercola, 2006).
severity, diabetes need not be as debilitating and
severe as it used to be. The American Diabetic
Association has been open to reviewing the latest
research in the field, most of which indicates a
need to move away from oral medications and
insulin injections and toward general lifestyle
changes mainly involving dietary changes and
“Type I diabetes used to mean taking insulin all
your life. Yet Dr. Atkins has now proved that the
illness can be reversed”
right diet is of utmost importance!
“According to Dr. Wright, a diet emphasizing foods
high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, such
as whole grains, legumes, and vegetables, reduces
the need for insulin by controlling the
release of glucose into the bloodstream"
(Alternative Medicine, p 649).
The American Diabetic Association has
published research showing that a vegetarian
lifestyle reduces the incidence of diabetes and
(Alternative Medicine, p 649).
Dr. Whittaker recommends
a low-fat, high complex carbohydrate diet,
which lowers insulin requirements
Sugar, white flour, white rice, and all other
refined simple carbohydrates, as well as
stimulants such as coffee, tea, soda, chocolate,
nicotine, alcohol, and animal products
raise blood sugar levels and require the
production of insulin and can further atrophy the
pancreas. “Foods that are often associated with
diabetes-related problems include corn, wheat,
chocolate, and dairy-related products”
(Alternative Medicine, p
"Dr. Wright suggests that diabetics
avoid simple carbohydrates (such as fruit
juices), and foods containing refined sugar (such
as processed foods, cookies, and pastries)
because these raise the blood sugar rapidly,
thereby requiring a sudden rise in insulin levels
which places stress on the pancreas"
(Alternative Medicine, p 649). Not only does sugar raise
the blood sugar level, but “… sugar can use up the
body’s supply of chromium. The mineral chromium
is needed for insulin to work properly. When a
lot of monosaccharides (glucose and fructose) are
eaten, they cause the body to waste chromium. You
can conserve chromium by avoiding simple sugars”
(Natow, & Heslin,
sugars, dried fruit, fruit juices, saturated fats,
trans fats, excessive total fats, excessive iron,
particularly from red meat"
Avoiding or "lowering
caffeine intake might prove one way to
inexpensively manage aspects of this growing
disease..... Lane told Science News Online,
"I think that the effect is sufficiently strong to
suggest that people give [decaffeination] a try"
“Avoid fish oil…, large amounts of PABA, white
flour products, and salt. Consumption of
these products results in an elevation of blood
tends to cause the body to be insensitive to
insulin, exacerbating diabetes”
(Julian Whitaker, M.D.,
99 Medical Secrets Doctors Won’t Tell You, p.16).
Avoidance of animal products can help
prevent or aid in recovery from diabetic
nephropathy (kidney disease). Animal protein
could over work the kidneys "because they must
excrete the breakdown products of excess protein"
(Natow & Heslin, p 22).
not take large doses of cysteine. It has the
ability to break down the bonds of insulin.
Be careful not to take large doses of vitamins B1
and C. Excessive amounts may inactivate
Vitamin supplements are
no longer natural, but are made from coal tar,
petroleum, and/or are genetically rngineered, all
of which are now toxic and could contribute to
diabetes and other diseases..
“It is important to get protein from a vegetable
such as whole grains and fresh fruits and
vegetables “can actually increase the power of
(McDougall, p. 214).
Jerusalem artichokes, string beans, almonds, wild
yams, and dandilion greens will help stimulate the
production of insulin. “A high (complex)
carbohydrate, high fiber diet reduces the need for
insulin and also lowers the fat levels in the
blood… raw fruits and vegetables …help to reduce
sugar in the urine”
“Foods that help normalize blood sugar include
berries, ...garlic, sauerkraut, soybeans (in the
form of organic tofu), and vegetables”
"Huckleberry helps to promote insulin production”
and other red and purple fruits contain
pigments that may help lower blood sugar levels in
people with diabetes. Laboratory research
published in the January 2005 issue of the
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
showed that "when researchers at Michigan State
University exposed rodent pancreatic cells to
these fruit pigments, "insulin production
"could help reduce your risk of hyperinsulinemia
(high blood levels of insulin)—a disorder
associated with type 2 diabetes. In a study
published in the July 2006 issue of the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Australian researchers showed that the amount of
insulin required to lower blood sugar after a meal
is reduced if the meal contains chili pepper. When
chili-containing meals are a regular part of the
diet, insulin requirements drop even lower". Chili
peppers "increase in the liver's ability to clear
will reduce blood sugar surges"
"Many studies have shown that a diet
high in fiber has beneficial effects on diabetes.
In particular, a fiber-rich meal leads to a much
smaller rise in blood sugar and blood insulin
levels compared to a meal low in fiber"
high in fiber, such as whole grains, beans,
potatoes, vegetables, fruits, help keep “blood
sugar levels from rising quickly after eating”
(Natow & Heslin, p. 19).
"The fiber in plant foods can also be beneficial
for diabetics by absorbing water in the body and
forming a natural ‘sponge’ in which food particles
(Alternative Medicine, p 649).
"Other studies show that the blood sugar
regulation is best maintained with a diet high in
vegetable fibre, especially from legumes"
lentils, or peas), are "one of the best
nutritional treatments available for type 2
diabetes. Packed inside these legumes is just the
right blend of fiber, protein, and nutrients to
have the profound effect on blood sugar regulation
that modern drugs have yet to achieve; and
legumes have no harmful side effects. Study after
study has demonstrated that beans can help with
blood sugar control better than any other food
available. ... Legumes are also a great source of
high-quality protein. They can very easily be used
as a replacement for animal protein, which has
been shown to cause problems for diabetic
patients. The variety of legumes available, such
as black beans, white beans, pinto beans,
kidney beans, red beans, chickpeas,
green peas, red lentils,
French lentils, and
can keep your diet both
interesting and healthy"
(Mateljan Foundation). “SOY products (in the form
of organic TOFU) will help to restore
proper functioning of the pancreas”
(The Handbook of Alternatives to Chemical
Medicine, p. 100).
Dr. Wright found that eating whole
grains or “beans for breakfast keeps the blood
sugar under control for the first half of the day,
and believes that two servings of beans a day have
a considerable effect in controlling blood sugar
all day.” He suggests “…increasing fluid intake
to help the body adjust to the increased gas
production, a common side effect of added fiber”
Medicine, p 650).
Also, soaking beans 24 hours or
overnight in a little baking soda before cooking,
greatly reduces gas formation.
can lower the risk of type II diabetes.
"In a human
study conducted by the Agricultural Research
Service at the Diet and Human Performance
Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, and published in the
June 2005 issue of the Journal of the American
College of Nutrition (showed that)... glucose
responses were reduced after test meals by both
oats and barley, although more by barley (29-36%
by oats and 59-65% by barley). Insulin responses
after test meals were significantly reduced
only by barley (44-56%)"
"In a study that appeared in the February 2004
issue of Diabetes Care, researchers who
analyzed data on 2,834 participants in the
Framingham Offspring Study, found that the
prevalence of both insulin resistance and the
metabolic syndrome was significantly lower among
those eating the most cereal fiber from whole
grains compared to those eating the least."
Whole grains such as
millet and quinoa have been reported by my clients
not to raise blood sugar levels.
a blue-green algae, is known for its various
therapeutic effects such as helping to regulate
blood sugar levels in both hypoglycemics and
diabetics, and retarding the progression of
"secondary complications in those with non insulin
dependent diabetes by lowering the fasting blood
glucose levels, lipid profile and glycated serum
proteins. ...Spirulina powder can
be incorporated into a diabetic diet for improving
the carbohydrate and lipid ...metabolism in
helps produce a stable blood sugar
and reduces cravings.
especially "Omega 3s help prevent obesity and
improve insulin response.
Research presented in December 2004 at the 6th
Congress of the International Society for the
Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids suggests that
while saturated fats appear to promote weight
gain, the omega 3 fats found in cold water fish,
(or in flax seed and hemp seed oils) reduce the
risk of becoming obese and improve the body's
ability to respond to insulin"
“Flax seed oil can be a
primary tool in lessening the dependency on
David G. Williams, Alternatives, Vol. 6, No. 21).
“Olive oil (Cold
pressed, and in a dark container) may help adult
have shown that meals containing olive oil have
better effects on blood sugar than meals low in
fat. ... Oils, can ...be damaged by heat. ...Olive
oil should therefore not be used while cooking,
but should instead be added to the dish after the
cooking is done or should be used in dressings and
uncooked sauces. ... Use olive oil to replace
other oils, like corn, sunflower, or safflower
oil, and other sources of fat, such as the
saturated fats found in meat and dairy products,
or the unhealthy trans fats found in margarines"
is shown by USDA researchers, Anderson et al, in
the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,
that cinnamon can "increase the body's ...ability
to use glucose roughly 20-fold... In humans with
type 2 diabetes, consuming as little as 1 gram of
cinnamon per day was found to reduce blood sugar,
triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total
cholesterol, in a study published in the December
2003 issue of Diabetes Car"
Vitamin E-rich foods
eaten in sufficient quantities can lower the risk
of developing diabetes by31%, and consuming
sufficient quantities of beta-cryptoxanthin, which
is found in citrus fruits, cut the "chances
developing type 2 diabetes by 42%"...
Unfortunately, many diabetic patients have very
low levels of vitamin E because diabetes results
in the production of higher than normal amounts of
free radicals. It's particularly important,
therefore, for persons with diabetes to get plenty
of vitamin E in their diets. Excellent and very
good sources of vitamin E include:
spinach. Concentrated sources of ...include:
red bell pepper,
– "low vitamin D levels are strongly associated
with insulin resistance. Studies have shown that
people with diets low in vitamin D are at higher
risk for type 2 diabetes than people who get
plenty of this vitamin. Low vitamin D also seems
to be linked to many of the negative consequences
of diabetes. Getting enough vitamin D may
therefore important for preventing the development
and progression of type 2 diabetes"
Vitamin D is manufactured by the body
from sunshine and can be obtained from butter,
fenugreek seeds (soaked in purified water
12 hours), raw, cold pressed vegetable
oils, and the herbs,
(the live plant), alfalfa,
red raspberry, rose hips, and sarsaparilla, and
the action of sunlight
on cholesterol in exposed skin.
that nourish your body with the right substances
so it can heal itself, are also a necessary part
of eliminating diabetes.
Consultation with Laurie Lynch, N.D, will provide
information on the right foods, herbs, and
nutritional supplements that will greatly speed up
the body's healing process, regenerate weak and
malfunctioning glands and organs, increase energy,
mental clarity, and promote total health.
Call today to start on the right path to total
wellness. (910) 426-5159.
Exercise and Stress Reduction –
"There is a way to increase insulin
sensitivity of muscle cells naturally -
with regular aerobic exercise aerobic
“Regular exercise… lowers blood
sugar, helps control weight, oxygenates
tissues, and stimulates metabolic
functions. Aerobic exercise is preferable
to weight lifting, and walking is ideal”
(Alternative Medicine, p. 653).
As exercise lowers blood sugar, snacks or
Spirulina should be handy to prevent blood
sugar from dropping to low too rapidly.
A study published in the International
Journal of Obesity shows that exercise helps to
control diabetes. "The serious side effects of
diabetes are caused by how high blood sugar levels
rise after meals, and exercise helps to prevent
blood sugar levels from rising too high. The
higher blood sugar levels rise after eating, the
more sugar sticks to the surface of cell
membranes. Once stuck there, sugar cannot get off,
and it is converted to a poison called sorbitol
that destroys the cells to cause blindness,
deafness, heart attacks, kidney damage, burning
foot syndrome, impotence and the other harmful
side effects of diabetes. The only places that you
can store extra sugar in your body are in your
liver and muscles. Exercise empties sugar from
muscles so when you eat, sugar goes from your
intestines, into your bloodstream, and if you've
just exercised, into your muscles. Otherwise sugar
levels rise too high to damage cells"
Stress reduction - “Stress
leads to the production of adrenalin, which raises
the blood sugar level. Relaxation and stress
reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation,
guided imagery, and massage are, therefore,
recommended for diabetics”
p. 653). Stress
reduction /relaxation techniques are taught by
Laurie Lynch, N.D., CHt at the Living Well Health
& Education Center, (910) 426-5159.
by making these simple diet and lifestyle changes
I was able to nourish my pancreas and other glands
and organs back to health, and totally eliminate
diabetes and its related diseases and become
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