DIABETES lecture hand-out

DIABETES

By Inge Wetzel N.D.

A different point of view

The word “Diabetes” comes from a Greek word, which literally means “passing through”, as in urination.  Excessive urination is typical for people who have diabetes. This causes a major loss of minerals, which in turn causes diabetes to become worse.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Ninety percent of the diabetics are type II.

When glucose rises above 160, it acts as a diuretic, causing massive losses of water-soluble nutrients.  The American Journal for Clinical Nutrition, it stated that type I diabetics had deficiencies in zinc, calcium, magnesium, Vit. D, B-3, B-6, and B-12.

Consequently, diabetes is the #1 cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations.  The “Physicians Desk Reference” states that the most commonly used drug for diabetes, is associated with a 250% increase in cardiac death.

Causes of diabetes:

  • Parasites from beef and/or pork
  • Excessive sugar consumption
  • Poor nutrition
  • Cow’s milk: Research has found a link between the use of milk in early childhood and Diabetes I.
  • Lack of exercise
  • Liver malfunction
  • Artificial sweetener: this produces elevated cholesterol, triglycerides and uric acid, while diminishing glucose tolerance and increasing platelet aggregation.

Problems:

Ø  Foot ulcers

Ø  Loss of kidney function

Ø  Elevated cholesterol

Ø  Cataracts

Ø  Loss of eyesight

Natural Alternatives and Prevention:

We suggest you take Skeletal Strength formula to give you the proper amounts of calcium/magnesium. A good food source (not synthetic) B-Complex and extra B-3.  In recent studies B-3 has been proven especially beneficial in Diabetes. High Potency Grapine reduces the damage from free radicals, reduces the need for insulin, improves cardiac function and helps to maintain healthy blood vessels.  Target P-14 strengthens the pancreas, while assisting the adrenals and regulating blood sugars. This formula is used for Diabetics and Hypoglycemics alike.  It aids the liver, kidneys (may halt night-time urination), pancreas and prostate.   Some other benefits include: It soothes inflammation, aids digestion, and provides healthy diuretic action.   Magnesium is lacking greatly in diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular and coronary artery spasms and arteriosclerosis. I recommend you take 800 – 1000mg. of Magnesium daily.  Another very important mineral is Zinc. Diabetics excrete high amounts of zinc, due to frequent urination. Zinc is concentrated in the eyes, prostate and necessary for immune function and prevention of Beta-cell destruction.  Many of you are probably taking Potassium. I prefer Potassium Combination due to the fact that it is organic matter and easier to absorb. It is necessary for kidney function, and crucially important for heart function. Chromium GTF stabilizes blood sugar. Then there is a wonderful natural sweetener, free of calories, that does not tax your pancreas, because it is a low glycemic food. It is made from the plant “Sweet leaf” and called “Stevia”.  This herb actually is very beneficial for diabetics and is a great, highly concentrated natural sweetener.

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs when you eat lots of refined carbohydrates.  These are quickly absorbed into the blood stream, insulin is secreted, and your blood sugar levels drop resulting in mood swings, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, concentration difficulties, and food cravings.  The brain is largely fueled by large amounts of glucose, so low blood sugar can make quite a difference.  Here again Chromium GTF is very important to stabilize blood sugar.  Licorice root ATC, one daily can make a big difference in balancing your sugars, as well as HY-A. Remember: You are what you eat! Protein for breakfast is crucial to satisfy blood sugars. Have a few little carrots to add enzymes and fiber. You will feel like a different person!!

Formulas to balance blood-sugar levels, high or low:

Pro Pancreas formula

Blood Sugar formula

Sugar-reg

A last note: The World Health Organization predicts 300 million diabetics by the year 2025.  Will you be one of them?  The choice is yours!