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Diabetes (Type 2)
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
This is a summary of the full Type 2 Diabetes article which can be found here. The full article explains in more depth, the various aspects of Type 2 Diabetes, including reference to research studies, further discussion on the actions of various foods and nutrients and the history and causes of the condition. Sufficient information is provided here in the summary (and links) to go forward with a programme to reverse Type 2 Diabetes without reference to the extended information.
What is Type 2 Diabetes and what causes it?
Briefly; Type 2 diabetes is a malfunctioning state of the sugar (glucose) regulation and distribution in the body. It was extremely rare in the first part of the 20th century and is very clearly a result of modern food processing that deviates from the traditional food and agricultural systems.
There are a number of long term ‘insults’ to the body that produce Type 2 diabetes. The main insults being the change to processed fats and oils and the excesses of sugar in the modern processed diet.
Improving Liver Function: An Essential First Step
Liver Cleansing Blend: Add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder to a cup of hot water and add 10 ml of whole organic lemon/lime juice and 10 ml of Cider Vinegar. A heaped teaspoon of Turmeric 'Golden Paste' or powder. Optionally; add a little honey (1 teaspoon) to taste. After the first week add a dessertspoon of Barely Grass Juice Powder to the blend.
In many cases blood sugar levels return to normal or near normal with 3 weeks use of this blend.
To make Turmeric 'Golden Paste'
To 50g of powdered turmeric add 100 ml of warm water and stir to a paste in a saucepan while gently heating continuously for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in 1 or more teaspoons of finely ground black pepper and/or Chilli Powder (this helps to drive the turmeric to where it is needed) and finally add 10 ml of coconut oil. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Organic Lemon or Lime: A complex mix of phytonutrients; a valuable aid for restoring liver function. Blending the whole lemon/lime with the skin on will provide the most potent juice of all.
Usage levels are as suggested below.
Body weight under 150 pounds: 30 ml daily.
Body weight over 150 pounds: 60 ml daily
Over consumption can suddenly stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin that it was previously unable to, so driving the blood sugar too low, too fast.
Add to drinking water for regular consumption throughout the day which will help utilise the energy from food. This is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Ginger: A recent study has proven ginger to have a positive effect on the health status of diabetics. It helps to provide an average level of blood glucose over a long period of time amongst many other benefits.
A therapeutic dose of ginger is one level teaspoon of ginger powder twice daily. Take in liquid, or once in liquid (see blend suggestion above) and once on food.
Turmeric: Curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is 400 times more potent than Metformin (a common diabetes drug) in activating AMPK which improves insulin sensitivity so helping toreverse Type 2 Diabetes.Curcumin has also been proven to help reverse many of the issues related to insulin resistance and hyperglycemia and also displays impressive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Cider Vinegar: Medically proven to reduce blood sugar levels. It also Improves metabolism and aids weight Loss. Ideally, try to find organic apple cider vinegar with some cloudy mother vinegar at the bottom of the bottle.
Dietary Requirement Rundown
Avoiding all sources of processed fats and oils is another essential step. Avoid frying or roasting any food with fats; such as meat, eggs, and fish as the naturally occurring fats can be damaged. Replace fats with raw unheated coconut oil, butter, hemp oil and some virgin olive oil. In the early stages of recovery keep butter and olive oil low and take coconut oil in raw therapeutic doses.
Avoid all processed foods
A natural diet of whole foods only.
Avoid ALL bread - Wholegrain rice or Oats are suggested
Avoid all refined sugar
Avoid all artificial sweeteners, Stevia is recommended or small amounts of unprocessed, preferably raw honey is also acceptable
No need to avoid fruits; but only small amounts eaten slowly
High proportion of vegetables, especially green vegetables, in order to obtain sufficient minerals and other nutrients for recovery. Can utilise vegetable smoothies to fill this need. Always sip smoothies. If the roughage is felt to be too much initially for the intestine then some raw vegetable juices are the second best choice, but drink slowly so as not to cause a rapid peak in blood sugar.
Eggs from healthy chickens lightly boiled or poached; but best raw. For details and discussion see here.
Avoid red meats, and avoid roasting or grilling meats, or fish. Frying at low temperatures with coconut oil and a lid on the saucepan avoiding any browning is just about acceptable. It is best to steam fish or meat
Avoid refined foods
Please further refer to the dietary guidelines here
How to Eat To help resolve Diabetes
Adherence to rigid menus often leads to non-compliance and disillusionment. So it is best to select your own menus and when to eat.
The most important suggestions to incorporate into your diet are:
Don't eat large meals. Wait at least one hour after a meal that has not left you feeling full before deciding to eat more. After time the stomach will shrink and feel full on smaller meals. Large meals spike blood sugar excessively and will hamper the recovery process.
Do not attempt to restrict calories. This method will bring more success in smoothing out blood sugar levels. Restricting food intake will take the body into 'starvation-mode' that will hamper blood sugar regulation and ultimately lead to lower metabolic rate and later increase in weight.
Do not allow blood sugar levels to get too low. As large meals are being avoided this means in practice that there may be more 'meals' or healthy snacks/mini-meals over the day.
Chromium: Enhances the actions of insulin and is necessary for maintaining normal metabolism and storage of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. See here for further info.
Mistletoe powder: To help pancreas restoration, along with improving circulation. and lowering high blood pressure. See here for further info.
Unrefined Salts: Less than 6 g per day (average) results in increasing amounts of mortality from all causes, especially syndrome X and type 2 diabetes. Unrefined salt helps to normalise ones physiology, maintain a good pH balance and REDUCE high blood pressure. Ionic Liquid Minerals are recommended for therapeutic use whilst Celtic Ocean Sea Salt is recommended for use on food.
It is essential to measure blood pressure and blood
sugar levels daily when treating Type 2 diabetes
If one is taking blood sugar lowering drugs, then as one begins to see improvements in the body's self regulation the blood sugar levels may drop too low due to the blood sugar lowering drugs, so careful adjustments need to be made with the dose of such drugs. Therefore do not suddenly stop these drugs, but carefully self monitor whilst changing over to a natural type 2 diabetes correction program. If one is using Statins (anti-cholesterol drugs) it is important to get off of these as soon as possible, however there are potential dangers involved in stopping this drug, so we strongly advise consultation with your prescribing physician and agreeing with them a safe plan of action.
Fucoidans: These combat metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease by modulating glucose and insulin levels. They enhance immune function, combat infectious diseases, and support defense against cancer.
A good source of fucoidan is a high quality seaweed such as Seagreens. See here for further info.
NADH: Supplies hydrogen (with electrons to donate) to get the whole Krebs cycle working. Helps repair damaged DNA. See here for further info.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine: helps to improve blood sugar as well as helping to repair damage to blood vessels caused by diabetes. See here for further info.
Vital Protect: Anti Oxidant: See here for further info.
Cinnamon: The inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. See here for further info.
Sodium Ascorbate with Acerola and Rosehip: See here for further info.
Ocean Repair: See here for further info.
Vitamin D3: See here for further info.
Serapeptase: simple oral chelation to help clear the blood vessels of accumulated deposits. See here for further info.
Coconut Oil: A valuable therapeutic agent. It should be bought as cold pressed raw for best results. However, after recovery from type 2 diabetes also some cheaper versions used for cooking may be used for low temperature frying.
Raw Cocoa Powder: Has potent antioxidant effects. Take care as it can be very stimulating. Start with small amounts preferably not late in the day until adapted to.
Apples: A sensible addition to the foods, herbs and nutrients used in overcoming diabetes.
Nuts: Increased energy after consuming 2 ounces of mixed nuts daily. Nuts are a good replacement for carbohydrate foods that can improve glycemic control.
It is often the case that excess weight and obesity go hand in hand with Type 2 Diabetes. Adherence to this programme will also result in weight loss and can be useful for those who are not affected by diabetes (yet!) to reduce their weight too. Weight loss is very difficult to maintain without adequate metabolic rate. Improving metabolic rate if it is low, usually leads to a reliable loss of excess weight. See here for details of how to assess and correct metabolic rate.
The Thyroid and Diabetes
Studies have shown that even when blood sugar levels are returned to normal, symptoms of fatigue and other symptoms associated with diabetes can in some cases remain. These symptoms can be relieved by taking a natural thyroid supplement. It has been found that those suffering from diabetes have a higher incidence of low thyroid/low metabolism than the non-diabetic population. Sub-clinical low thyroid/metabolism is very common and can be ascertained simply at home with temperature testing as detailed in the article here (see further reading tab). See further mention of this within the weekly plan outlined below.
This is important in helping to normalise health including overcoming diabetes. Sufficient melatonin and growth hormone aid the regulation of blood sugars. Glycogen and/or Ocean Repair (for a natural source of glycogen) can aid growth hormone and help the liver to process glycogen and glucose. If your sleep is not as good as you would like, sometimes Melatonin works well. Liquid melatonin is generally absorbed best. Only take a small amount (the lower end of suggested doses) and repeat the dose if need be when woken in the night, as its action can expire in a few hours.
There are a considerable number of remedies and nutrients that are listed in this article. Do not attempt to incorporate them all into your regimen from the very start. It is best to add remedies incrementally over a period of weeks/months.
Some are more sensitive than others so may need to introduce new remedies more gradually than suggested whilst the reverse may be true for others. We therefore provide the following steps to the incremental introduction of remedies as a guide only. Be your own judge of how quickly you can proceed through the steps listed below.
The first 3 weeks (or more)
Take the Liver Cleansing Blend every morning for at least 3 weeks.
The liver needs bitter foods to encourage its continued healthy function and the addition of Barely Grass Juice Powder after the first week is an elegant way to do this.
The continued/permanent use of Barely Grass Juice Powder is a wise health insurance.
Add the remaining Lemon/Lime juice not used in the blend to daily drinking water and also remember to incorporate the rest of the daily Ginger powder not used in the blend.
Ionic Liquid Minerals are stabilising and can be introduced at the start of the program alongside the Liver Cleansing Blend (1 teaspoon a few times a day in food and drinks, up to 5 teaspoons daily). Nuts (large handful) can also be introduced from the start.
Vitamin D3 may be introduced in the 2nd week.
CeaseLiver Cleansing Blend
Barely Grass Juice Powder (1 desertspoon) and Ginger Powder (1 teaspoon) mixed with a little water.
Lemon/Lime (as per usage levels eatablished above) daily in water.
Ocean Repair (2 heaped teaspoons) in a drink. Best taken in the evening as will aid sleep
Sodium Ascorbate with Acerola and Rosehip (1 heaped teaspoon daily).
Continue with all remedies established in week 4
Coconut oil (1 desertspoon daily) - for ease of digestion, ideally take neat away from meals. Alternatively can be mixed with hot drinks.
Seagreens (2 or 3 capsules twice daily).
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-5
Coconut oil (increase to 2 dessertspoons daily)
Chromium GTF (1 capsule daily) best taken first thing in the morning before food.
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-6
Coconut oil (increase to 3 dessertspoons daily)
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-7
Cinnamon. This can be quite stimulating for some people at first , if you find that, it is best confine to the morning for the first week or two. See Cinnamon article here
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-9
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine. (1 capsule daily in the morning)
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-10
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine (increase to 2 capsules daily in the morning).
Maintenance (after 11 weeks):
Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-11 for as long as you feel it is neccessary. Some of the remedies (as indicated) are good to continue with to maintain good health.
Take temperature on rising, midday and in the evening for a few days. If it is often below 37C or 98F then the metabolism is too low. It may be better when you started the regime, as coconut oil can help raise the metabolism. So, if too low refer to our Thyroid product information for details of how to tackle this issue. In brief, by gradually introducing a whole thyroid glandular supplement, metabolism can be improved resulting in beneficial effects across the board. However if adrenal function is low, this should be corrected first. This is determined by a simple blood pressure test i.e. postural hypo-tension (also known as orthostatic hypo-tension) i.e. a drop in blood pressure that occurs upon rising from a horizontal position or sitting position. In marked cases, a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness will occur if standing up fast see here for more details (select further reading tab).
Get plenty of sleep and relaxation
Laugh as much as possible
Exercise daily (30 minutes of brisk walking is sufficient).
Time taken to reverse and the programme’s effectiveness
Blood sugar levels can normalise surprisingly quickly with the Liver cleanse; in as little as three weeks. However, it will take longer to repair cell membranes. This will depend on how severely they have been hardened and how long diabetes has been present. Also if the pancreas is weakened or damaged. In reality a lot depends on how well the diet is reformed and how well the therapeutic measures are applied. In short, reversal can be achieved in anything from from just a few months to a year in the worst cases.
But even in the worst cases blood sugar can be normalized quite quickly as indicated and this means the destruction of cells, circulation etc has been, by in large stopped.
Repair of damaged blood vessels and other tissues can take place provided sufficient anti-oxidants and good diet are maintained.
Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness
We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here
The Autoimmune Protocol
Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Diabetes (Type 2), but we further suggest that you view the autoimune protocol article and supplement pages by clicking here
To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with the autoimmune protocol remedies for the best results.
It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the autoimmune protocol are listed here also.
If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us
Supplements for Diabetes (Type 2)
The supplements recommended for the treatment of Diabetes (Type 2) are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.
Chromium GTF (Wholefood)
Vitalyza 3 - Elemental Silicon
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine
African Mango Seed Extract
Mag Sea Pure
Zinc (Food State)
Iodine - Lugol's Solution (7%)
Barley Grass Juice Powder - Synergised® Organic
Black Seed Oil
Olive Leaf Extract
Vital-Protect - Anti-Oxidant