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.