Risk-free, Side-effect free, Cost-free Type 2 Diabetes Cure
The diabetes epidemic is the seventh leading killer in America. One in three young people will eventually suffer from diabetes. It is generally known that diabetes is related to too much sugar (glucose) in the blood.
You Need the Proper Glucose Level In Your Bloodstream
The correct amount of glucose is vital to life. This is the main food for your brain. Glucose supplies the energy for all of your cells. If muscle cells do not have enough glucose, you are fatigued. You are also extremely hungry, as if your body is telling you to eat more, in order to obtain more glucose for energy. When, you don’t have enough glucose in your blood, your liver comes to the rescue by metabolizing its stored glycogen into glucose.
How Do You Get Glucose Into the Cells?
But, just getting glucose into the blood is not enough. Somehow it must pass through the cell walls to enter the cells. Cell walls are generally impervious to glucose. The body’s solution is insulin. Insulin is the key. It unlocks the cell wall door to let the glucose into the cell. That reduces the blood glucose level back to normal and the glucose provides energy to the cells.
The Insulin Key No Longer Works (Insulin Resistance)!
Sadly, for diabetes sufferers, the insulin key no longer works properly. The insulin is in the blood, having been made by the pancreas. However, it can’t unlock the cell’s door to let in the glucose. Dr. Neal Barnard uses the effective analogy of someone putting chewing gum into the lock cylinder, and so the insulin key no longer works. This condition is referred to as insulin resistance. That means the cells resist insulin. The cells ignore the insulin. To be healthy, we need the opposite, which is insulin sensitivity. We need the cells to be sensitive to the insulin and open their doors to glucose.
You Must Remove the Cause In Order to Cure Diabetes
With consequent rising blood glucose levels, the pancreas tries harder to make more insulin. Finally, we must supplement insulin by drugs. We have not solved the problem. Rather, we have merely done a work-around. We have not addressed the cause. Therefore, mainstream medical approaches only see diabetes worsening. They say there is no cure. It is obvious, that if you don’t remove the cause of the problem, you will not cure it.
What is the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?
Type 2 Diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. Okay, so what causes insulin resistance? Actually, that has been scientifically known for nearly 90 years! Yes, back in 1927 a study showed that when subjects (medical students) were put on a high fat diet, within two days, their insulin sensitivity dropped. Their insulin key stopped working. Insulin no longer let glucose enter the cells. Thus, after eating, glucose concentration in the blood spiked to twice the level of the control group.
Fat In the Cells Prevents Insulin from Working
When people eat a high fat diet they loose insulin sensitivity. Or you may say, they gain insulin resistance. This consumed fat actually enters cells and transforms them so they resist insulin. The fat is like chewing gum in the lock, not letting glucose enter the cell and provide needed energy. Fats inside the muscle cells are called intramyocellular lipids. These fats interfere with insulin signaling.
Your blood sugar level rises because it can’t enter the cells. This high level causes your pancreas to keep pumping out more insulin to try to get the glucose into your cells.
Saturated Fat Can Be Toxic!
We must reduce this intramyocellular lipid content inside the cells. We know that the culprit is particularly saturated fat in the diet. This excess fat is toxic. The medical literature even calls this lipotoxicity, because it produces insulin resistance.
Not only has this effect been scientifically known since 1927, epidemiological studies have shown the same typical result. Cultures that have changed to a high fat diet have suffered vastly increased diabetes rates. A recent study by Neal Barnard et al and funded by National Institutes of Health showed how a vegan, low fat diet resulted in three times better results in blood sugar reductions (A1c) than the recommended American Diabetes Association diet. This diet fixes the cause of diabetes by correcting the lipotoxicity and restoring proper insulin functioning. Glucose returns to normal levels.
A number of similar studies as well as anecdotal evidence have shown similar results where significant portions of the subjects reduced or got off their diabetes medicines.
There Is Another Source of Fat Besides Diet
Consumption of fat is not the only source of fat to get into the bloodstream and then into the cells. There is another source. Fat can also leak out from overly large fat cells. Typically, our bodies only have a fixed number of fat cells after age 20. When your body gets obese, those cells are simply swelling up bigger and bigger. Once these tissues get big enough, they start leaking out fat into the bloodstream. That is called the spillover effect. So, there are two potential sources of fat that cause insulin resistance.
You Don’t Have To Go Blind, Have Your Leg Cut Off and Go on Dialysis!
This surplus fat can not only lodge in the muscle cells, but also in the liver and pancreas. When fat lodges in the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas, you get lipotoxicity in your pancreas. That reduces the amount of insulin you are capable of producing. Then, you have full-fledged diabetes, often resulting in blindness, amputations, and kidney failure.
Science has spoken. Listen to the evidence. Diabetes is a preventable, treatable and sometimes curable disease of fat toxicity in our muscles, liver, and pancreas. Avoid saturated fats by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet that is also low in oils and enjoy your life once again.
This post was inspired by a video by Dr. Michael Greger.