Diabetes (Type 2)

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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 refined sugar and refined carbohydrates 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.

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 to reverse Type 2 DiabetesCurcumin 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.

Please further refer to the dietary guidelines here

Glycine and Diabetes

The severity of diabetes has been found to collate with the degree of body glycine deficiency. The reason is simple, glycine is quite possibly the major antidote to inflammation. It is inflammation that causes destruction of tissue and also damage to the beta cells of the pancreas. Supplementing with Glycine at 10 g or more daily, as discussed in the video below, can have the amazing effect of stopping the inflammatory process.

Glycine is contained in gelatin/gelatine (hydrolysed collagen from mammals or fish) at about 30%. However, taking gelatin alone will require a dose of at least 30g daily to achieve the best healing. This can work out costly and inconvenient. Since glycine alone is so effective and cost effective and very easy to take in drinks, it makes sense to either take just glycine at optimal doses of 10 g a day to balance the methionine that is contained in our average daily protein input or in some cases, depending on the individual responses, doses higher than 10 g daily. One can take gelatin in addition to provide more balanced nutrition (e.g. 10 g daily each of gelatine and glycine, or more glycine if needed, as stated above).

Both are available from Regenerative Nutrition 


Ocean Repair: Soluble Fish Gelatin See here for further info

Revive & Build (Glycine & Vitamin C Blend) here

Note: 10 g glycine is approx 6 level 5 ml medicinal teaspoons

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:

Remedy Suggestions

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 defence against cancer.

A good source of fucoidan is a high quality seaweed such as SeagreensSee 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

Glycine: This will quickly stop inflammation and help with growth hormone for good liver function. See Revive & Build (Glycine & Vitamin C Blend) here

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.

Beneficial Foods

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: 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.

Body Weight

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 (see further reading tab). 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 mention of this within the weekly plan outlined below.

Good Sleep

This is important in helping to normalise health including overcoming diabetes. Sufficient melatonin and growth hormone aid the regulation of blood sugars. Glycine and/or Ocean Repair (for a natural source of glycine) 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.

Treatment progression

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.

Week 4:

Cease Liver Cleansing Blend

Barely Grass Juice Powder (1 dessertspoon) and Ginger Powder (1 teaspoon) mixed with a little water.

Lemon/Lime (as per usage levels established 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).

Week 5:

Continue with all remedies established in week 4

Coconut oil (1 dessertspoon 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).

Week 6:

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.

Week 7:

Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-6

Coconut oil (increase to 3 dessertspoons daily)

Week 8:

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

Week 10:

Continue with all remedies established in weeks 4-9

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) & Acetyl-L-Carnitine. (1 capsule daily in the morning)

Week 11:

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 necessary. 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).

Other Considerations

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 normalised 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.



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I have found three substances that get blood sugar down, namely:

    N acetyl Cystiene
    Beta carotene (mostly found in carrots)
    Bitter cucumber.

The N acetyl cysteine has a long-term effect (which takes about a week) to get blood sugar down, but the quickest is freshly squeezed carrot juice alone or with bitter cucumber. That gets blood sugar down fairly quickly, always less than 110. 

Research circles surmise that diabetes is due to a deficiency in beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin (the yellow pigments in carrot, pumpkins and orange rinds). Beta-carotene is a provitamin of Vitamin A. From my own observation I have found provitamins, or percursors of vitamins, to be far more effective than the vitamins themselves in a few cases, such as panthenol, which is a vitamin B5 of pantothenic acid or beta-carotene for example. These get blood sugar down very quickly and also have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure (in some cases there is no need to take blood pressure medicine if carrot juice is consumed).