Nutritional changes in diabetes

Diabetes   – this is a constant sugar control in   blood and   the introduction of the necessary doses of insulin. Modern medicine is not   may offer treatments   – Only taking medications that support the patient. However, the prevention of diabetes and   even getting rid of   he is possible with   using nutrition, says Colin Campbell , author of the best-selling “Chinese Study”   – books about   power connections and   health

The incidence of diabetes is growing rapidly and   out of control. It becomes clear how serious it is when our children who have reached puberty begin to suffer from   those forms of diabetes mellitus with which only adults older than 40 were ill   years old. This epidemic is well illustrated by the story of   girl who is   15   years weighed 159   kg, suffered from type 2 diabetes and   needed   insulin injections thrice in   day.

What is diabetes?

The first type of diabetes mellitus develops in   children and   teenagers, this form is found in   5-10% of cases. Second type on   the proportion of which accounts for 90–95% of cases usually occurs in   adults over 40   years old. But   at   last years before   45% of cases of diabetes in   children belong to   type 2 diabetes.

Both forms of the disease begin with   glucose metabolism dysfunction. AT   normal metabolism is as follows.

  • we eat food.
  • Food is digested and contained in   her carbohydrates are broken down into   simple sugars, most of which   – glucose.
  • Glucose (sugar contained in blood) is absorbed into   blood and   the pancreas produces insulin to provide transportation and   glucose distribution in   the body.
  • Insulin, like the doorman, opens the door for glucose to various cells to implement it   One part of glucose turns into   energy that is immediately used by the cell, and   another   – becomes energy (fat) for use in   further.

When   man develops this disease, the metabolism process fails. The body of diabetes patients of the first type is not   can produce enough insulin because   they are destroyed by the pancreatic cells responsible for   its production.

In diabetes of the second type, insulin is produced, but   not   performs its functions. This is called resistance to   insulin: when insulin starts to give orders   transporting blood sugar, their body   ignores. Insulin becomes ineffective, and   sugar metabolism in   blood not   carried out properly. In fact, diabetes is diagnosed when high blood sugar levels are detected in   blood or seeping in   urine

On   today not   there is neither   medication nor   surgical treatment of diabetes. AT   at best, modern medicines allow diabetics to maintain a rational, functional lifestyle, but   not   affect   the cause of the disease.

However, there is hope. AND   even more than hope. Food we   eating has a huge impact on   this disease. Proper nutrition contributes to not   only prevention but   and   treatment of diabetes. what   same in   Does this case represent proper nutrition?

Like   most chronic diseases in   In some regions of the world, diabetes is more common than in   others. In addition, it was recorded that the population of countries where diabetes is less common, feeds differently than people in countries with   higher incidence of this disease.

Is this just a coincidence or are there reasons? Almost 70   years ago Harold Himsworth combined all existing research into   report in   which was compared power and   incidence of diabetes in   six countries. is he   found that in   some cultures, food is rich in fats, and   at   other   – carbohydrates. This was due to the fact that   In some countries, the population ate mostly animal food, and   at   other   – vegetable.

By   as carbohydrate consumption increases   reduce fat intake mortality rate   diabetes is dramatically reduced with   20.4 to   2.9 cases per   100   000   person. What   the same conclusion? Meals with   increased carbohydrate and   reduced fat then   Eating herbal products can help prevent diabetes.

Thirty years later, this question was again considered. Having conducted a study of four countries in Southeast Asia and   South America, scientists have found that there is a positive correlation between a diet rich in carbohydrates and   low incidence of diabetes. AT   In countries where diabetes mellitus was rare, the population’s diet was characterized by a “relatively low protein content (in   especially animal protein), fat and   animal fats. A large proportion of calories came from   carbohydrates, especially from   rice. “

AT   one population group

This long – standing cross-cultural study may not be accurate. More visual was   would study the incidence of diabetes in   one group of the population.

Good example   – Seventh Day Adventists. They are of research interest because of the customs in   nutrition: their   religious views are not   allow them   eat meat, fish, eggs, coffee, alcohol and   tobacco, so half of   these are vegetarians. but   90% of these vegetarians are all   use food from   of milk   and (or) eggs, so a significant portion of the calories comes from   animal food.

It is also worth noting that those   Adventists who use in   food meat is by no means   the most active “meat eaters”. They allow themselves about three servings of beef in   week and   less than one serving per   fish week and   birds. I   I know a lot of people who eat this   same amount of meat (including fish and   bird) every two days.

AT   research in   which Adventists participated, scientists compared “moderate” vegetarians with   those who moderately consumed meat. It turned out that the one who “deprived” himself of meat, also “lost” the devastating effects of diabetes. By   compared to   those in   whose diet was meat,   vegetarians this disease arose around   two times less.

AT   English and   The frequency of diabetes mellitus has fallen markedly since   1940 to   1950   year   mostly in   the time of the Second World War, when the structure of nutrition has changed significantly. In   time of war and   at   post-war years increased fiber consumption and   cereals as well   fat consumption has decreased. Due to national necessity, people switched to   “lower level” of the food chain. But   about 1950   d. they began to give up   nutrition, rich in cereals, again increase the consumption of fat and   sugars and   reduce   – fiber. Of course, the incidence of diabetes began to increase.

These and   Many similar results support the hypothesis that, as in   different populations and   within one group of food rich in fiber and   consisting mainly of   whole plant foods, protects against   diabetes as well   animal products with   high in fat and   proteins provoke the development of this disease.

Getting rid of   incurable disease

AT   the basis of all the mentioned studies were observations, and   the observed relationship, even if it occurs frequently, can only be an accident. However, there are also controlled studies. They imply a change in the diet of those who are already sick with diabetes mellitus of the first or second type or have mild diabetic symptoms (impaired tolerance to   glucose).

Dr. James Anderson on   Today   – one of   most eminent scientists studying diet and   diabetes. AT   one of   his research he   studied the effects of diet with   increased carbohydrate and   fiber and   low fat   25   a person with type 1 diabetes, and   25   patients with type 2 diabetes   hospital conditions. None of   his 50   patients not   was overweight and   they all underwent insulin injections to control sugar levels in   blood.

His experimental diet lasted 3   weeks consisted in   mostly from   whole plant foods and   equivalent to one or two pieces of cold meat in   day. is he   measured the sugar level in   blood, cholesterol, weight and   need in   medicines   their patients. The results were impressive.

The body of diabetes patients of the first type is not   can produce insulin. It’s hard to imagine that any changes in   nutrition could solve this problem. However, only three weeks later, patients with type 1 diabetes were able to reduce the dose of insulin-containing medications in   average on   40%! Sugar level indicators   their   blood improved significantly. Not   less important that cholesterol fell by   thirty%!

Type 2 diabetes,   Unlike   first, it is better treatable since   patients not   there is such a significant dysfunction of the pancreas. Therefore, when Anderson’s patients with type 2 diabetes, followed a diet with   high fiber content and   lower fat content, the results were even more impressive. Of   25   patients 24   able to stop taking insulin preparations!

One man had diabetes on   a length of 21   years and   hosted 35   units of insulin in   day. After three weeks of intensive treatment with a diet , the insulin dose he needed for him dropped to   eight   units in   day. After another eight weeks at home,   he no longer needed   insulin injections.

Power of habit

As shown by the results of the above-mentioned scientific papers, diabetes mellitus is treatable. AT   During the two studies conducted, the cumulative effects on   this diet disease and   physical activity. In   one research time 3234   man not   suffering from diabetes but   at risk of its occurrence (elevated sugar levels in   blood) were divided into   three groups. One group, the control group, was prescribed a standard diet and   taking placebo instead of medication (not   giving no effect) to another group   – standard diet and   the drug metformin as well   the third   – a radical lifestyle change, including a moderate diet with   low fat and   course of exercise with   the purpose of reducing them   no weight   less than   7%.

Three years later in   the third group was observed on   58% less cases of diabetes than in   first control. AT   the group that took the medicine had the least number of cases   31%. AT   comparing with   control group, both treatments were effective, but   Obviously, lifestyle changes have been more effective and   safe method than just taking the medicine. Moreover, lifestyle changes, in   Unlike   taking the drug could have a positive effect and   on   solving other problems with   health

Imagine the result in   if   would people completely switch to   healthier eating whole plant foods. I   I can with   confidence suggest that almost all cases of diabetes could   would be prevented.

TO   sorry, misinformation and   habits harm our health. Our habit of eating hot dogs, hamburgers and   french fries are killing us. Even James Anderson, who prescribed an almost vegetarian diet for his patients, did not   free from   prevailing prejudices. is he   writes: “In   ideal diet in   which   70% of calories provided for   carbohydrate count and   which provide consumption up   70   g fiber in   day, allow you to achieve the greatest health benefits for patients with diabetes. However in   These diets allow only 1-2 oz. consumption (28–57   year –   Note ed.) meat in   day what makes them   unsuitable for   home conditions for most people. “

Why does Professor Anderson, an excellent scientist, call such a diet “low-benefit”? Yes, of course, changing your lifestyle may seem inapplicable to   practice. Giving up   meat and   greasy food may look impractical   – but   interesting practical   whether to weigh 159   kg and   suffer from type 2 diabetes   age of 15   years as the girl mentioned in   the beginning of this chapter?

Interesting practical   whether to have a chronic disease that cannot be cured   medication nor   surgical methods? A disease that often leads to   the emergence of cardiovascular disease, stroke, blindness and   amputation of limbs? A disease in which you may need daily insulin injections per   throughout the rest of your life?

A fundamental change in nutrition may seem impractical, but perhaps it’s all   worth it.


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