I first began my work with alternative medicine and nutrition in the arena of type II diabetes, hypoglycemia, and other insulin related disorders such as obesity. Over the years medicine has come a long way in their approach to these disorders. So much so that finally medicine is now acknowledging that these conditions are not disorders of excess blood sugar but rather disorders of excess insulin production. This is been the foundation of my work for the past 30+ years. I have gone from ridicule to tolerance and finally to acceptance.
For decades we have been approaching these conditions from the wrong end. If we focus our attention and efforts on controlling insulin production these conditions especially type II diabetes, can often be brought completely under control. The body produces insulin in response to sugar forming foods, which eventually convert to glucose or blood sugar. As the glucose rises in the blood, insulin is secreted from the pancreas to mobilize it and store it for later use. Over time this excess insulin production can lead to what we call receptor cell burnout. This is when the insulin receptor sites become desensitized in response to the constant elevation of insulin bombarding the cell. This condition is called insulin resistance. The more insulin resistance the higher the blood sugar levels will rise.
We can approach management of the situation in several ways. First and foremost dietary changes, which must include a drastic reduction in carbohydrates or sugar forming foods. This will naturally lower blood glucose levels and subsequently reduce insulin production. As insulin levels fall the receptor sites, over time, will begin to increase their sensitivity once again and will facilitate glucose transport with less insulin rather than more. The next step would be to introduce key nutrients that have been shown to help spare or modulate glucose as well as directly lower insulin levels. Key minerals would include chromium as well as vanadium. Herbal or plant extracts have also proven to be very beneficial. These would include cinnamon extract, bilberry, and others.
It is now believed that there are specific genes that are responsible for these disorders, especially type II diabetes. Once these are isolated it may be possible to alter them and make type II diabetes a disease of the past. In the meantime however, the best way to control blood sugar disorders is by addressing insulin levels. Medical scientists are now finally looking at the benefit of such things as intermediate fasting for controlling insulin production. For decades medicine has been mismanaging these diseases and causing many terrible side effects. Thankfully that time is changing and there is nothing but hope and promise in the years ahead. Take my Weight Management Evaluation and be sure to check back next month for more information about why Type II Diabetes is Reversible?
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