Diabetes is Rampant
A surprising aspect of diabetes and the food connection is that people with Type II diabetes often can’t identify sweet tastes. This may play an important role in how diabetics taste food and how well they stick with the nutritional complexities of their treatment.
Healthy people generally notice a sweet taste when a teaspoon or less of sugar is added to 230ml water. Type II diabetics do not notice sweetness until 1½ - 2 teaspoons have been added.
The Diabetes Industry
While defining diabetes as a body weight 20-30% above the ideal it is not surprising that many people have embraced the low-fat diet fad, in the hopes of reducing their obesity and/or diabetes. Digging a little deeper, note that many diabetics actually triggered this disease because they began following the
fat-free fad in the first place.
We now know that Type II diabetics the world over suffer from a self-made disease brought on by what they eat, and The Fat Industry is booming. Many people are wealthy through the ‘shed those extra kgs FAST’ industry. Doing an internet search on any subject in the health industry and you’ll find yourself swamped with the latest in quick-fix diet options, and none of them are free.
And none of them work.
Fad-diets Make the Problem Worse
Usually the last thing one would imagine happening when dieting would be to experience an increase in body fat. However, this is the negative result of many fad diets, with people around the world trapped into yo-yo dieting in a vain attempt at reducing body mass and body fat, while more and more fad-diets surface every year. The internet abounds with quick-fix ‘cures’ that soon part desperate and hungry people from their money, but at what cost?
The kgs may float away, bodies in bikinis look good again – for a while, and then back it all goes again and people are unhealthy and miserable as they hide chocolates around the house for ‘diet treats’ saved until Tuesday, if they’ve lost enough weight by then.
Meantime, increased body fat is not caused by too much fat in the diet; it is caused by too much sugar in the diet. When blood sugar reaches toxic levels, insulin is released in order to store it out of harm’s way and turn it to fat on your hips! This is what increases your body fat ratio, never the fat that you have eaten! Our bodies need fat, even our brains consist mainly of fat. Sugar from processed foods and fruit eaten on its own cause fat to float around in the blood, causing inflammation and general havoc.
Where Does Food Come In?
It may come as a surprise, but in most cases Type II diabetes can be controlled by food intake with targeted supplementation and exercise alone, and it’s worth exploring this positive approach further. To start the ball rolling lets abolish a few well-accepted myths:
- Whole meal bread does not raise blood sugar any less than white bread
- Yellow and red apples do not raise blood sugar more than green apples
- A diagnosis of Type II diabetes does not automatically mean a journey into Type I diabetes
- Type II Diabetes can be reversed
- Diabetes is not a disease where too little insulin is produced by the pancreas.
- You have plenty of insulin – it just can’t do its job as you have become insulin “resistant”
- Diabetics are deficient in chromium and many other nutrients
- Good fat fights bad fat
- Dairy products have a negative effect on diabetics
Type 1 affects only 5-10% of diabetics and usually starts in childhood. As an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells, it is not uncommon to be the result of an immune response after a viral infection. It can also be brought on through shock, perhaps after a vehicle accident or similar trauma.
Type II affects the remaining 90-95% of diabetics, where insulin is produced but is not able to do its job.
If you’d like to reverse Type 11 diabetes, be encouraged – it can be done.