In this video, presenter John G. Clark M.D goes through the causes of diabetes. The best way to overcome a lifestyle illness such as diabetes is to stop what is causing it and take habits that promote good health.
I would also recommend another expert in natural remedies, Agatha Thrash MD, she also promotes the use of diet to treat diabetes. Dr. Agatha Thrash of the Uchee Pines Institute says that "for more than 70 years, the traditional treatment for diabetes was a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with injectable insulin or oral tablets." The justification for prescribing the high diet in fats was that it keeps blood sugar rising too much after a meal and prevents too much sugar from being spilled in the urine.But the disadvantages of fat diets far outweigh the advantages.This type of diet does not reduce sugar in the blood or the insulin requirement to handle excess sugar.In fact, it tends to make the body less sensitive to insulin and induces resistance to it.The elevation of fats in the blood leads to hardening of the arteries. accumulation of ketone bodies in body tissue and fluids and accelerates aging. "
Other diets that have been used to control diabetes are high-protein, high-carbohydrate, and high-fiber diets. Protein diets appear to prevent a significant increase in blood sugar, but are "impractical, monotonous, costly, promote kidney and liver failure and hardening of the arteries, and are generally high in fat", therefore , is not recommended.
Refined carbohydrate diets (sugar, white flour, white rice, etc.) are absorbed quickly, raising blood sugar after meals, as well as raising triglycerides. Such a diet is a detriment in the treatment of diabetes, and is not a treatment at all. However, when complex carbohydrates – whole grain bread and cereals, brown rice, bran, fruits, vegetables and unrefined sugar – make up most of the food, the disadvantages of a high-carbohydrate diet disappear. The body uses carbohydrates and glucose better in food. When people with mild diabetes switch from 45% refined carbohydrates to 85% complex carbohydrates, their glucose tolerance test improves.
Most Americans on a high-meat diet eat between 14 and 20 grams of vegetable fiber every day. The ideal vegetarian diet provides 65-70 grams. Insulin should be bound on the one side with sugar (glucose) and the other side should slide into the "sites of attachment" of insulin (receptors) in the cells. In order for sugar to be used properly, berths should be filled with insulin. Here is another advantage of a diet high in fiber: fiber increases the number of coupling sites. Obese people have fewer insulin receptors, therefore, there are fewer sites for insulin to slip hook. Fasting for several days, until blood glucose returns to normal, multiplies the insulin berths. This usually takes three to five days, and should only be done on Type II (or "adult") diabetics. Type I diabetics should never fast. If the person is obese, fasting for a day or two a week, not consecutively, can be very helpful in controlling diabetes.
In addition to decreasing the rapid rise in blood sugar after a meal and increasing the number of insulin-engaging sites in the cells, a high-fiber diet lowers blood fats, helping to transport cholesterol out of the body. Keeps blood sugar at a lower level than a fiber-free meal. Triglycerides (fats in the blood) and cholesterol also decrease, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart attack.
Exercise along with diet is important and can not be overstated. Exercise increases the sensitivity of tissues to insulin, increasing the number of insulin receptors. Helps decrease body fat, making people more sensitive to insulin.
Dr. Agatha Thrash further states that, "Over the years, we have discovered that a total vegetarian diet, high in fiber and unrefined, low-fat carbohydrates, along with a regular exercise program, and weight management is the best way to control diabetes and to prevent the serious complications of this disease, most people stay on the program, enjoy the food as it is pleasant, practical and attractive.The whole family can benefit from eating this meal Most people who stay on the program never need to take pills or insulin again.
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