Diabetes is REVERSIBLE, Despite What Many Say
|November 15, 2011||Posted by Christina under Healing, Nutrition|
According to a recent report from the International Diabetes Foundation, by 2030, 1 in every 10 adults worldwide will have diabetes. The foundation states that “the number of people living with the disease is expected to soar to 552 million by 2030 — equating to three new cases every 10 seconds — up from 366 million in 2011, unless urgent action is taken.” (See the Reuter’s article here.)
It saddens me to read this, and to hear constantly about new cases and the general soaring rates of the disease because diabetes is preventable and, for those who already have it, is curable. By adopting a raw, vegan diet, I have seen with my own eyes people come off all medications and achieve completely normal blood sugar levels in 3-7 days. (For those interested, there’s a documentary called Simply Raw that shows this line of treatment–the raw, vegan diet–on people with severe cases of diabetes, both Type I and Type II. It takes place at Dr. Gabriel Cousen’s healing center, Tree of Life.)
People often talk about raw, vegan diets being radical, but, in my opinion, taking a cocktail of medications and even injecting insulin into your body every day for the rest of your life is a far more radical, and far more expensive, approach to treatment. In the latter, you will never be cured; you simply continue to try to manage symptoms of the disease on an ongoing basis, all the while dealing with whatever side effects you may have from your medications. In the traditional treatment model, you are treating the symptoms and trying to prevent the disease from progressing, but you are not addressing the underlying cause of the diabetes. By changing your diet and your lifestyle, you can be cured of diabetes. Not all people require a raw, vegan diet to be cured, but it is the fastest means to heal (and not only from diabetes, but also from all other disease). This diet is extremely nourishing to the body and allows the body to heal itself by first cleansing out toxins accumulated in our cells and organs and then using energy to repair whatever needs to be repaired.
If the idea of a raw, vegan diet seems too much for you (though if you or someone you know is suffering from diabetes, then I implore you to do some research and give it a try because you have literally nothing to lose and all your health to gain), then try a vegan diet. Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), has done extensive research on the amazing effects of a low-fat vegan diet on diabetes. PCRM also has some tasty vegan recipes if you need help getting started with the lifestyle. Dr. T Colin Cambell, author of The China Study (the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted) and one of the most respected nutrition researchers, also has done extensive research on the topic and explains the following:
A low-fat, plant-based diet influences nutrient intake and body composition in several ways that may, in turn, affect insulin sensitivity:
First, because such diets are low in fat and high in fiber, they typically cause covert reductions in energy density and energy intake, which are not fully compensated for by increased food intake.43-45 The addition of 14 g of dietary fiber per day is associated with a 10% decrease in energy intake.44 As a result, low-fat, vegan diets are associated with significant weight loss,46 an important effect given that increased body fat, especially visceral fat, is associated with insulin resistance.47
Independent of their effect on body weight, reductions in total fat intake and in the proportion of dietary saturated fat to unsaturated fat increase insulin sensitivity.48 Increased carbohydrate intake is associated with increased insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals and with improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes.41,49,50“
If you adopt a vegan diet, or at least reduce your intake of animals and their secretions, you will absolutely see a marked improvement in your insulin/blood sugar levels. It’s ok if you cannot commit to being a 100% raw vegan. For many, the idea of eating only raw, vegan food seems not only daunting, but also quite confusing. This website provides some guidance, but you can feel free to reach out to me if you need more. The point I want to make is this: you can cure diabetes, and you can do it unbelievably fast. That doctors and the modern medical system claim diabetes is incurable truly astounds and frustrates me.