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Learn more about diabetes with Natural Solutions
There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. With type 1, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps the body's cells absorb glucose and use it as fuel. Type 1 is related to genetics; generally develops early in life; and, unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Type 2, on the other hand, is the result of lifestyle, not genetics, and involves the cells becoming resistant to insulin, thereby allowing unused glucose to accumulate in the bloodstream. While necessary for proper cell function, glucose left circulating in your body can wreak havoc on your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys.
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Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Without Drugs
One of the worst and most obvious mistakes being made in conventional medicine today is the aggressive treatment of type 2 diabetes with oral drugs. Why? In recent years, study after study validates what I've seen in my 40 years of medical practice—oral medications for type 2 diabetes actually do more harm than good. While raising insulin levels and lowering blood sugar, they can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and, in some cases, increase the risk of heart attack and death. Why cause even more health problems with the use of medication?
Are Environmental Toxins Fueling Type 2 Diabetes?
Many of us first encountered diabetes in grade school when one of our classmates had the disease. We listened in shock as they described their daily regimen: glucose monitoring, multiple insulin injections, a rigid diet. Those are the hallmarks of type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Without insulin, cells don't know it's time to take in glucose from the blood stream and the extra glucose becomes toxic to the eyes, kidneys, and most of the critical organs. Although not a cure, insulin injections help replace the signals usually produced by the pancreas, allowing cells to take in glucose. Today, however, we are becoming increasingly concerned with type 2 diabetes. In most type 2 patients, it's the insulin receptors within cells throughout the body that are the problem. For reasons not entirely understood, cells become resistant to insulin. This causes excess glucose to build up in the blood stream, which can be as bad as having no insulin at all; again, extra circulating glucose fuels inflammation, damaging organs and tissues.
One of every two of you have a deadly disease that's making you fat, sick, and will eventually kill you—and 90 percent of you don't even know you have it. What's worse is that your doctors are not trained to find it, and most don't even look for it. This problem will cost us $3.5 trillion over the next ten years. It is bankrupting our economy. In 30 years, 100 percent of our federal budget will be needed to pay for Medicare and Medicaid, leaving nothing for education, defense, agriculture, roads, or even social security. So what is this deadly disease? It's diabesity—the number one cause of obesity, heart disease, cancer, dementia and, of course, type 2 diabetes.
Crab Salad with Avocado, Apple and Green Beans
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