It is generally held that Type 2 Diabetes is due to a problem
with the metabolism of carbohydrates. While carbohydrate consumption and
metabolism is part of the picture, the basic reason for Type 2 Diabetes is a
problem with fats and oils in the diet. The good news is that this can easily be
rectified and often rapid improvement sets in.
With Type 2 Diabetes, insulin cannot penetrate the billions of
cell membranes in the body, and consequently the cells cannot receive sufficient
insulin. This results in sugar in the blood (blood glucose) not being absorbed
into the cells resulting in high blood sugar, low cell sugar and a host of other
health problems that gradually undermine the body’s health, resulting in chronic
sickness and sometimes, eventually death.
The reason for this is tragically simple, the consumption of
manufactured oils and fats rather than unadulterated fats and oils as was
consumed before the diabetes epidemic (and still today in remote parts of the
world where a traditional diet is adhered to and where diabetes is almost
non-existent), Today, Diabetes affects a very high proportion of the
What happens is this: every cell in the body is surrounded by an
oily membrane that keeps it separate from the surrounding extra cellular fluid.
This oily membrane is designed to allow nutrients and oxygen to flow in, and
carbon dioxide and waste products to flow out. The consumption of the following
fats / oils results in a gradual hardening of the oils / fats in the cell
membrane, preventing hormones and nutrients from passing through this barrier.
This is not only a cause of Type 2 Diabetes, but also of many other chronic
diseases and represents possibly the biggest single health tragedy of the
century as it has been caused entirely by the manufacture, marketing and sale of
fats and oils that harden in the body and have replaced our traditional fats and
oils. In fact, false information has been released to the media, and taken up by
governments and their health organizations, thereby brain washing the public
into an almost universal acceptance. This is in spite of the fact that hundreds
of studies around the world have overturned the cholesterol myth, and that the
consumption of cholesterol rich naturally occurring foods does not lead to heart
and cardiovascular disorders.
Thus, Type 2 Diabetes and its early hyperinsulinaemic symptoms,
are whole-body symptoms of this basic cellular failure to metabolise glucose
properly. Each cell of the body, for reasons which are becoming clearer, finds
itself unable to transport glucose from the bloodstream to its interior. The
glucose then remains in the bloodstream, or is stored as body fat or as
glycogen, or is other wise disposed of in urine.
It appears that when insulin binds to a cell membrane receptor,
it initiates a complex cascade of biochemical reactions inside the cell. This
causes a class of glucose transporters known as GLUT4 molecules to leave their
parking area inside the cell and travel to the inside surface of the plasma cell
When in the membrane, they migrate to special areas of the
membrane called caveolae areas. There, by another series of biochemical
reactions, they identify and hook up with glucose molecules and transport them
into the interior of the cell by process called endocysis. Within the cell’s
interior, this glucose is then burned as fuel by the mitochondria to produce
energy to power cellular activity. Thus these GLUT4 transporters lower glucose
in the bloodstream by transporting it out of the bloodstream into all the cells
of the body.
Many of the molecules involved in these glucose and insulin
mediated pathways are lipids; that is, they are fatty acids. A healthy plasma
cell membrane, now known to be an active player in the glucose scenario,
contains a complement of cis-type 3 unsaturated fatty acids. This makes the
membrane relatively fluid and slippery. When these cis-fatty acids are
chronically unavailable because of our diet, trans-fatty acids and short and
medium-chain saturated fatty acids are substituted in the cell membrane. These
substitutions make the cellular membrane stiffer and more sticky, and inhibit
the glucose transport mechanism. Thus, in the absence of sufficient Omega 3
fatty acids in our patients, these fatty acid substitutions take place, the
mobility of the GLUT4 transporters is diminished, the interior biochemistry of
the cell is changed and glucose remains elevated in the bloodstream.
Elsewhere in the body, the pancreas secretes excess insulin, the
liver manufactures fat from the excess sugar, the adipose cells store excess
fat, the body goes into a high urinary mode, insufficient cellular energy is
available for bodily activity and the entire endocrine system becomes distorted.
Eventually, pancreatic failure occurs, body weight plummets and a Diabetic
crisis is precipitated.
Below are the oils/fats that promote hardening
of the cell membranes, hardening of the arteries, and must be eliminated from
the diet if you want to gain health and overcome Type 2 Diabetes.
- All vegetable and seed and bean oils that have been heated
in their manufacture. Almost all vegetable and seed bean and nut oils have been
heat extracted, they are only free of heating if it states Cold pressed/unheated
and these will usually have to be obtained from a health shop.
- All vegetable and seed and bean oils that have been heated as
part of the cooking process, especially if fired or roasted or grilled. The
higher the temperature, and also the more often used (The best way to form vast
amounts of trans-fats, the fats that harden in the body, is to re-use a
vegetable seed or bean or nut oil from frying several times!)
- All processed fats and oils, this almost eliminates all
processed food, this includes · all margarine, even if it says it has some butter or
olive oil in it and all hydrogenated fats, and vegetable seed or nut oils used in the recipe
of cooked food. This includes soya oil, canola oil.
It is best not to fry at all, but small amounts of Olive Oil, or
even better if you can obtain it, Coconut Oil, heated at low temperatures (with
the lid on to keep in steam) so they do not brown, is unlikely to form
sufficient trans-fats to cause a problem.
To regain a soft oily membrane around the billions of cells in
our body the following oils and fats may be used, these will gradually dissolve
hardened fats and oils out of the body.
- Hemp Oil (cold pressed
of course) taken from the spoon at one to three dessertspoons daily.
- Cod Liver Oil 1 dessertspoon daily
- Cold pressed virgin olive oil in salads, or used raw in food recipes
- Linseed Oil; raw, cold pressed. This has to be obtained in dark
glass bottles, preferably nitrogen sealed and consumed within about 2 weeks of
opening. This is very rich in omega 3 essential fatty acid and may give faster
results initially, but is not the most balanced of oils so we recommend using it
only for a few weeks then taking a combination of Hemp Oil with Cod Liver
- Eggs, from healthy, free range, chickens. These should be taken
raw, three or more daily. Even raw saturated fats as obtained in a traditional
diet help to clear the body of hardened fats. Please see our article about Raw Eggs to answer questions you may
- Un-pasteurized milk if you can obtain it. See the article here on raw milk
- Full fat yoghurt e.g. organic cows, sheep or goats
Avoid low fat foods, and all processed foods.
Suggested Supplements for Type 2
Generally the nutritional status of individuals with Type 2
Diabetes will be below par. This is not necessarily due to poor selection of
food, but often due to mineral and trace element deficiency in our soils due to
‘factory farming’ using artificial fertilizers and pesticides etc. Generally the
higher levels of nutrients reaching your cells the better chance of your body
healing itself once you have made the crucial changes to you diet as outlined
above. So we recommend a general nutritional and mineral and trace element
supplement - these are detailed in the Core
Specifically we recommend the use of the following products.
blood sugar levels should of course be monitored as these products can be very
effective at reducing blood glucose: Links to the products and further information can be found in the right hand column.
Wholefood Chromium GTF helps to balance blood sugar and promotes assimilation of glucose into the
cells. Chromium is a vital tool in overcoming Type 2 Diabetes, and helping Type
1 Diabetes to improve. Scientists have found that the trace mineral Chromium
plays a role in the management of Diabetes, according to several recent studies
and is widely acknowledged as a mineral that greatly affects the management of
Vitalyza 3 liquid silicon supplement provides an abundance of free electrons and is therefore a ‘mother anti-oxidant’, we have received anecdotal reports and testimonials that diabetes has been helped with this product. It acts as a mother anti-oxidant, and may help to transport nutrients into the cells, since electrons are involved in drawing nutrients (including hormones) through the cell membranes. Chronic low-level Acidosis is believed by many researchers to be an underlying contributor to diseases such as Diabetes. Maintaining the recommended slightly alkaline pH of human blood at 7.365 is critical to optimal health. An over acidic body pH is a reflection of imbalance and sets the stage for disease. It reduces the body's ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. It reduces energy production within the cells, as well as the cells ability to repair itself and detoxify metabolic by products. Every living cell within our bodies creates waste products. All of these waste products must be detoxified (made inert) and discharged for us to stay healthy. Virtually all waste products are ACIDIC. For whatever reason, most of the time we do not rid ourselves of 100% of these waste products. Metabolically, living can be seen as a constant struggle to maintain alkalinity. It is quite remarkable that just 4 drops of Vitalyza 3 (Daily therapeutic dose 28 drops, maintenance dose 14 drops), will raise the pH of a glass of water to a highly alkaline pH, typically pH9. Vitalyza 3 has been used with great success in cases of Diabetes, so much so, we strongly recommend that you monitor your blood sugar level when taking it as the need for insulin and other medications is often less.
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid & Acetyl L. Carnotine helps cellular membranes directly through its anti-oxidant action. It is one of the few fat soluble anti-oxidants and has a special affinity for cell membranes and also nerve cells. It can help to lower excess blood sugar. It functions as a co-enzyme in sugar metabolism. In a study of adult diabetic patients, Alpha Lipoic Acid increased cellular uptake and burning of glucose by approximately 50%. This study showed that Alpha Lipoic Acid could be extremely beneficial to diabetics and those who are borderline diabetic (insulin resistant). In other studies ALA significantly reduced symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pain, burning and numbness) in the feet and improved cardiac autonomic dysfunction in non-insulin dependent diabetics. Alpha Lipoic Acid increases insulin sensitivity and optimizes the use of glucose for energy and if glucose can be effectively used as cellular fuel, it will not be stored as fat. In Germany it is an approved treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy where high blood sugar levels over several years cause long-term damage to the nerve fibres. In Diabetics, this normally first presents as reduced sensation in the feet and usually spreads further up the legs. The superior antioxidant properties of Alpha Lipoic Acid help to reduce events in the body that cause the reduced endo-neural blood flow and oxygen tension that occurs in cases of Diabetic Neuropathy.
Cinnamon significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. Scientists have discovered that cinnamon has insulin-like properties, which are able to decrease blood glucose levels as well as triglycerides and cholesterol. The discovery was initially made by accident, by Richard Anderson at the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland. "We were looking at the effects of common foods on blood sugar," he told New Scientist. One was the American favourite, apple pie, which is usually spiced with cinnamon. "We expected it to be bad. But it helped," he says. The active ingredient in cinnamon turned out to be a water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP. In test tube experiments, MHCP mimics insulin, activates its receptor, and works synergistically with insulin in cells. To see if it would work in people, Alam Khan, who was a postdoctoral fellow in Anderson's lab, organised a study in Pakistan. Volunteers with Type 2 diabetes were given one, three or six grams of cinnamon powder a day, in capsules after meals. All responded within weeks, with blood sugar levels that were on average 20 per cent lower than a control group. Some even achieved normal blood sugar levels. Tellingly, blood sugar started creeping up again after the diabetics stopped taking cinnamon.
African Mango Seed (Irvingia Gabonensis) spports healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels and so is therefore useful in type 2 diabetes. It has been shown to delay stomach emptying, which leads to greater absorption of dietary sugars. In this way, Irvingia reduces blood sugar levels after a meal. Irvingia contains cholesterol improving properties with improvements in total and LDL cholesterol. Test groups showed 27% drop in cholesterol levels (vs. the 4.8% from the placebo group). By binding to bile acids, Researchers feel Irvingia carries cholesterol from the body and helps lower cholesterol levels and other blood lipids.
Mag Sea Pure is a high strength (the highest possible) magnesium chloride oil. It is one of the key minerals for regeneration; it is used in over 350 enzymatic reactions in the body, more than any other mineral. Next to oxygen & iodine, magnesium is the third most important element for sustaining life as well as reversing disease and aging. It is estimated that 80% of the population of "western" countries are magnesium deficient. Magnesium is rapidly used by the adrenal glands in times of stress and the body simply does not retain magnesium, it is excreted as a result of high stress, sugar intake, alcohol, caffeine, diarrhoea, high protein diets and fruits. Called "the beautiful mineral" by the ancient Chinese, its beauty is seen in the absolute healing power it contains. It is nothing short of a miracle mineral. It holds the key for hundreds of crucial enzyme reactions and cellular processes. Magnesium chloride, when supplied in sufficient quantities, can kick start cell physiology in a very powerful way, it is the ultimate in preventive supplementation as well as an all purpose remedy used to treat more clinical situations than any other single therapeutic agent.
Other supplements that may prove beneficial for diabetes are listed in the right hand column. By clicking on the links, product details and further information can be accessed.
The prognosis is usually swift, recovery from the disease and
restoration of normal health and energy levels in a few months to a year or
more. The length of time that it takes to affect a cure depends upon how long
the disease was allowed to develop.
For those who work quickly to reverse the disease after early
discovery, the time is usually a few months or less. For those who have had the
disease for many years, this recovery time may lengthen to a year or more. Thus,
there is good reason to get busy reversing this disease as soon as it becomes
By the time you get to this point in this article, and if we’ve
done a good job of explaining our diabetes epidemic, you should know what causes
it, what orthodox medical treatment is all about, and why diabetes has become a
national and international disgrace. Of even greater importance, you have become
acquainted with a self-help programme that has demonstrated great potential to
actually cure this disease.
A More Simple Dietary Guide During The Recovery
The complex procedures above, have not taken into account the
improvements that can be obtained using the supplements detailed in this
article. Also for persons who do not have serious Diabetes, a more moderate and
simple dietary guide can be used thus:
Avoid all refined carbohydrates, processed food, sugar, sugar
substitutes (artificial sweeteners can actually cause havoc with blood sugar
control). Generally avoid bread even if wholemeal although small amounts may be
tolerated. Oats have some stabilising effect on blood sugar so may be included
in the diet as can small amounts of wholemeal rice. Refined carbohydrates
include pasta, non wholemeal bread, biscuits cakes etc. Any fried food as
discussed before examples chips and crisps would be a most harmful use of heated
fats/oils. The amount of fruit consumed per session should be kept low, but
avocados are allowed and recommended. This is because they are a high raw fat
food and low glyceamic fruit. Fats of the correct kind, as detailed in this
article actually slow down the rate of blood sugar rise when carbohydrates are
consumed. So e.g. a weight loss cereal with low fat and high carb is an example
of the sorts of foods the industry has pushed onto to us for weight control but
is counterproductive as far as glyceamic control and is another reason for the
increasing diabetes epidemic.
If taking raw vegetable juices, these should keep the
carbohydrate to a minimum, i.e. mainly celery and only a little carrot. A
green juice such as Barley Grass Juice
blended with water is an excellent low carbohydrate/high nutrition
For the Type 1 Diabetic
An alternative methodology for the treatment of Type I diabetes
is now available. It was developed in modern hospitals in Madras, India, and
subjected to rigorous double-blind studies to prove its efficacy. It operates
to restore normal pancreatic beta cell function so that the pancreas can again
produce insulin as it should. This approach apparently was capable of curing
Type I diabetes in over 60% of the patients on whom it was tested. The major
complication lies in whether the antigens that originally led to the autoimmune
destruction of these beta cells have disappeared from or remain in the
Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disorder and therefore the
treatment protocol outline in the article here
can be followed as appropriate for your
individual needs. This should be combined with the treatments (supplements and
diet suggested for type 2 diabetes, although with type 1 you may need to use
more carbohydrates as appropriate, but stick to natural unrefined and
unprocessed foods as much as possible).
It is sensible to monitor blood sugar when you introduce new
foods/supplements as the level of drugs you may be taking may need to be
adjusted to maintain a stable blood sugar level.
Please note that the advice about oils and fats in overcoming
Type 2 Diabetes is taken from the article Our
Deadly Diabetes Deception
By Thomas Smith