If you type diabetes cure into a search engine you'll find former diabetes patient after former diabetes patient happy to tell you about how they cured their diabetes but if you visit an official medical website you will usually be told that diabetes "can’t be cured"!
So what is going on here?
A revolution is going on and it is not just in diabetes.
Due to the internet people are getting access to the natural cures that work. Yes there are tons of low quality websites and poor information out there but digging deep finds some real gems.
Digging deep is what I want to do now into Diabetes – and before we get to the end of that let me say there is no magic cure, gizmo to be announced here – just as usual, the resourceful use of nature.
Back to Diabetes being "incurable"
Diabetes according to the usual medical websites and textbooks is an incurable metabolic disorder. The fact that so many people have cured their own diabetes by using diets of widely different kinds proves that it is curable and begs the question about other medical "facts" about diabetes.
Is it a metabolic disorder?
When you do the required digging into metabolic disorders you find descriptions and not causes. You find endless information about Genetics, but that is hardly a cause since this disease has been cured in a few weeks by diet and clearly our genes have not altered in that time.
Time for a rethink then.
Diabetes is being reconsidered. Currently it is a classified as a "Metabolic" disorder which just means that no-one has a clue what causes it so they will filibuster about genes.
When the hot air stops they will classify it as an auto-immune disease.
If we start to consider diabetes as an autoimmune disease such as arthritis which is usually easy to treat with naturopathic methods, we find ourselves in familiar territory.
For example if you believe that diabetes is about sugar then why is it that diabetes is related to meat consumption?
In particular modern research links saturated fat and meat to blood sugar. You may find this video helpful here in spite of many medical terms.
More videos like that here
Long story short, Diabetes is not about sugar it is about damage to your organs by oxygen radicals and in case that sounds like gobbledegook it just means that the equivalent of a firework display or firestorm going on in your bloodstream which not only damages your pancreas and liver but it also damages your arteries and every other organ in the body.
After the Diagnosis
So what do you do if you have a diagnosis of Diabetes? First, you have time to decide what to do – most people have few to no symptoms and if you are one of these you have time to read and consider what to do.
If you want to go down the pharmaceutical route, you can and if you want to decide to follow an all singing, all dancing naturopathic route you can do that too.
But most people are in the middle…
They don't really want to take drugs and injections but they are scared that natural approaches won't work.
Understood but let's take this one step at a time…
Eating a heathy diet won't kill you.
Eating a wholefood plant based diet is almost certainly the healthiest diet possible. The closest approach to it is the so called Mediterranean diet which is probably 80% vegetarian and the vegan is easy to follow too.
So one meal at a time choose the healthy option.
Eating a healthy breakfast really won't kill you either so spend a few weeks trying out different vegetarian or vegan breakfasts.
Take it easy and see what you like and what you don't.
This is easy for me because I love oatmeal porridge and you could choose one of the nut milks or soya milk to go vegan – what I do is use goat's milk which is what I think is the healthiest vegetarian version.
Whatever choices you make please try to avoid using cow's milk.
Having sorted out your breakfasts, you stick to them and upgrade lunch and dinner. This too is really a lot easier than you might expect.
The Anti-Diabetes Diet
What this does is to choose anti-inflammatory foods. Diabetes is an inflammatory disease with its focus on the pancreas.
Here is a short extract from some research on Diabetes which describes the protection a healthy diet gives to the heart and pancreas
"In conclusion, we have demonstrated that the vegans have a food intake and a biochemical profile that will be expected to be cardioprotective and that veganism is beta-cell protective" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15523486
Sadly the focus of most medical doctors is blood sugar and not inflammation so they ignore the most important disease process that is gradually destroying the entire body.
…while obsessing on the blood sugar reading.
Focus instead on using anti-inflammatory foods and supplements. Do please consult a local nutritionist or naturopath or at least someone qualified in functional medicine.
The supplements you need require individual attention – you do need high dose vitamin C at least 3 grams a day and probably too 3000 iu vitamin D3 but there are lots of nuances and a little help is required from a professional.
The diet you will probably sort out on your own and it can probably cure the diabetes and any other inflammatory disease you might have even without supplements, especially if you opt to include vegetable juicing as part of your healthy anti-diabetes diet.
And would it be OK with you if while following a "Diabetes Diet" you actually fixed your arthritis or other health problems too?
That could easily happen. And that would be a very nice side effect eh?
A careful and thoughtful whole food plant based diet is capable of supporting the body and its built in healing ability to a greater extent than just about anything else.
I'd say get some support to make these changes and none of them have to be forced or difficult. A few old favourite foods may need to be put aside but then you will be enjoying life a lot more when healthier.
And it might be that quite a few of your insulin producing cells – the beta cells were damaged before you got sensible with your diet. But your new healthy diet will protect the remaining cells and give you the best chance of remaining healthy from then on.
If you have tried to diet to help diabetes in any way or have any questions please comment below.