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It is vital to change the Diet. The book Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life is highly recommended. This is basically a diet that all of the worlds traditionally healthiest peoples have used for thousands of years. Amazon Link here
 
The main points are:
  • Low Carbohydrate intake (1 cup of wholemeal rice a day or 2 fruits)
  • 60% of calories must come from good fats (eg coconut oil, eggs (from healthy free range chickens), some butter, some unheated virgin olive oil
  • The bulk of the diet should be cooked/raw vegetables.
  • Only full spectrum salt such as Celtic Ocean Sea Salt should be used
  • Absolutely no sugar, sugar substitutes, processed food or refined grains (white bread and biscuits being the main offenders)
  • Moderate protein intake, not excessive, to keep the diet alkaline forming
The top recommended supplements should include (links can be found in the right hand column)
  • Chromium GTF
  • Vitaliza 3
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid & Acetyl L-Carnotine
  • Cinnamon
  • African Mango Seed
  • Mag Sea Pure
  • Vanadium (not supplied currently by RN)
 
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 population.

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 membrane.

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 Oil.
  • 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 have.
  • 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 yoghurt.
Avoid low fat foods, and all processed foods.

Suggested Supplements for Type 2 Diabetes

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 Regime.

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 diabetes.

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. 

Recovery Time

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 clearly identified.

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 Phase

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 Powder blended with water is an excellent low carbohydrate/high nutrition juice.

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 body.

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).

CAUTION

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


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

Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.

Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Diabetes, 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

The supplements recommended for the treatment of Diabetes 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)
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Vitalyza 3 - Elemental Silicon
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Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine
$21.15  /  30 V/Caps
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Cinnamon
$19.94  /  400mg 120 VegeCaps
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African Mango Seed Extract

Mag Sea Pure
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Zinc (Food State)
$19.70  /  50 Tabs
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Iodine - Lugol's Solution (7%)
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Barley Grass Juice Powder - Synergised® Organic
$27.55  /  100g
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Black Seed Oil
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Ginkgo Biloba

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Long Pepper
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Olive Leaf Extract
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Vital-Protect - Anti-Oxidant
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Zell Immunocomplex
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Zell Oxygen
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