Last Tuesday I posted an article written by Victoria Boutenko which described her family’s experience with diabetes and the research she gathered to find a natural cure. Today’s post is a continuation of the original article; it covers some interesting facts about diabetes which can not easily be found in the main stream.
Here is part 2 of the article, Curing Diabetes, by Victoria Boutenko:
I continued my studies on nutrition. One day, I came upon an article that discussed the benefits of adequate sunlight. In an experiment with 1200 children who were exposed to various degrees of sunlight, exposure to adequate amounts of sunshine lead to an 80% reduction in developing diabetes in comparison with the control group (9). Since then, everyone in my family started a regular practice of sunbathing. I believe that sufficient exposure to sunlight has also contributed to my son’s healing.
We checked my son’s blood sugar level frequently. Naturally we were curious to know what levels of blood sugar other people had too. For a while, we began checking the blood sugar of every person who entered our house. I still cannot find any reasonable explanation for the fact that so many of our friends often had very high readings of blood sugar. Readings such as 250, 300, or even higher were not uncommon. We had several monitors in our house and they all showed similar measurements.
In my search for information on improving diabetes, my collection of odd bits of helpful information began to expand. I read about pasteurized milk, and how it increased the chances of developing diabetes (10), and that aloe barbadensis leaf can help prevent and improve diabetes (11), and how cinnamon and cloves can improve insulin function (12) , and that by increasing the fiber content of a diabetic’s diet, the insulin requirement is reduced (13), and countless other facts. It has become my habit to hunt for new information on diabetes. Nowadays there is a worldwide on-line access to the newest scientific discoveries about diabetes. You can choose from an abundant assortment of research articles at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/diabetes
Throughout the years, I have received a great number of accusations and bitter letters, mostly from parents of diabetic children. Sometimes people tell me that my son could not have been a type 1 diabetic. For example, the following letter read, “I’m more than concerned at your continued insistence that you cured your son of insulin-dependent Juvenile Diabetes and saved him from a lifetime of insulin use. It’s impossible… “ or, “I suggest you try to find out more information about your son’s diagnosis before you attempt to convince others that they can be cured of type 1 diabetes by diet only…”
Today, there is no way to find out for sure whether my son had been a type 1, or type 2 diabetic. Whether his diabetes was type 1 or 2, the important truth is that he was recommended insulin treatment, and we were able to monitor him without it. My son is very grateful to us for this. Hypothetically, if he was misdiagnosed, then it only means that there are probably others who are also misdiagnosed, and have been placed
on insulin treatment unnecessarily.
Even if, in the imaginary past, I had been absolutely forced to put my son on insulin, I would have tried to keep the insulin intake to the lowest level possible. I have researched this subject and I know that it is possible to radically reduce the insulin intake for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. I always feel sad when I meet diabetics who are taking huge doses of insulin, some 190 units per day!
According to the research of Dr. Michael. Somogyi, “No diabetic patient is adequately “regulated” with insulin until his daily requirement is 20 units or less, or in exceptional cases, between 20 and 30 units. Large doses that are generally used in insulin therapy result from an unawareness of the diabetogenic effect of hypoglycemia. Excess insulin, which causes hypoglycemia, aggravates diabetes, and the damage done by too much insulin is then combated with still more insulin. This leads to a vicious circle, with unmanageable diabetes as its product (14).”
Dr. Somogyi concluded further that, “insulin therapy in its present way of application may superimpose the new adreno-pituitary diabetes, by the effects of insulin doses that caused hypoglycemia in the course of the treatment (15). “
Dr. Charles (16) agrees, “Insulin’s effectiveness is strongly modified by diet. The nutritional therapy in diabetes is imperative. Understanding the toxicity of insulin is important for all insulin using diabetic patients and health care providers.”
I would also like to mention Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, author of Conscious Eating, and Spiritual Nutrition, and The Rainbow Diet, for his invaluable contribution to the study of diabetes. Dr. Cousens invited six Americans suffering from Diabetes, to come to the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona. These six diabetics went through a radical 30-day diet and lifestyle change in the hope of reversing or reducing their insulin dependence. The entire experiment was filmed by a professional crew and made into a documentary called “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days”. I highly recommend watching this film, you can find it by following the link on our web site click here
Clearly, diabetes is very difficult to monitor. However, the prevention of diabetes is very promising. I strongly believe that along with searching for a cure for existing diabetics, we can stop the diabetes epidemic by embracing healthier living habits and strengthening our immune systems.
9 – The Clinical Importance of Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol): A Paradigm Shift with Implications for All Healthcare Providers, Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, Gilbert Manso, MD, John Cannell, MD. http://www.vitamindcouncil.com/PDFs/CME-%20clinicalImportanceVitD.pdf
10 – Campbell, T. Colin, Ph.D. The China Study. Texas: Benbella Books 2004.
11 – Morinaga Milk Industry Discovers That Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Helps Prevent And Improve Diabetes By Aki Tsukioka, JCN Staff Writer, 30 Dec 2005
12 – Cinnamon, Cloves Improve Insulin Function, Lower Risk Factors For Diabetes. Experimental Biology 2006.
13 – Reversing Diabetes, by Julian M. Whitaker, M.D. New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1987.
14 – Bulletin of the St. Louis Jewish Hospital Medical Staff, October 1949
15 – Bulletin of the St. Louis Jewish Hospital Medical Staff, May 1951.
16 – Dr. M. Arthur Charles, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of California, Irvine, Clinical Director, Focused Research Program in Diabetes, Director, UCI/ AMI Diabetes Research Center