In New Paradigms in Diabetic Care, we discover the best medicines (natural of course) for avoiding diabetes or treating it. It should come as no surprise to anyone that magnesium deficiency leads directly to the diabetic condition and the same can be said about bicarbonate deficiencies.
Dr. Julian Whitaker says, “I know from decades of experience working with patients who have type 2 diabetes that insulin and drugs are not the best solution. At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve found that the most successful diabetes treatment plan is a natural one.” We do not have to die from cancer nor do we have to wait to go blind or amputate our feet because of diabetic conditions. With cancer and diabetic rates going through the roof the time to start treating oneself for both conditions is right now. Prevention of cancer and diabetes could also be called life extension treatments for they go hand in hand; they are really one and the same so why wait till one receives the diagnosis.
Clara Schneider MS, RD, RN, CDE, LDN writing for Diabetic Care says, “According to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2014 published by the American Diabetes Association, changes have been made for detecting and diagnosing gestational diabetes. Recommendations suggest screening a woman with risk factors for type 2 diabetes at her first pre-natal visit. If it is found that she has diabetes during her first trimester, it is called overt type 2 diabetes and treated as such. When diabetes develops in a woman without diabetes after the first trimester of her pregnancy (screened at 24-28 weeks) the diabetes is referred to as gestational diabetes.”
Gestational diabetes is a special case of diabetes and is avoidable if pregnant women supplement with both magnesium and bicarbonate. The pancreas is harmed, as are all organs, if the body becomes too acidic. The pancreas is especially sensitive to acidic conditions (bicarbonate deficiencies) because it is the principle organ in the body responsible for the production of bicarbonates.
Without sufficient bicarbonates, the pancreas is slowly destroyed. When the pancreas loses the ability to produce enough bicarbonate essential for the pancreatic enzymes to function properly, undigested proteins penetrate the bloodstream inducing allergic reactions and inflammation. Bicarbonate physiology, like magnesium levels, is ignored by doctors in the treatment of diabetes and advanced kidney disease, even though both have much to do with the development of diabetes and cancer.
Go out and buy some simple and inexpensive pH strips and see for yourself how acid you are and start practicing pH medicine or what could be called bicarbonate/carbon dioxide medicine. Bring yourself back up to a healthy pH using sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate. drinking water.
Magnesium is Essential for Diabetics
High levels of magnesium decrease insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics. People with diabetes waste more magnesium due to increased urination from elevated and fluctuating blood sugars and so need to constantly replenish their magnesium stores. Most people and doctors do not know it but without insulin, magnesium does not get transported from our blood into our cells where it is most needed. When insulin becomes problematic, magnesium is excreted through our urine instead of getting into the cells meaning we waste our magnesium driving our health down and perpetuating and worsening the diabetic condition.
Low serum and intracellular magnesium concentrations lead to insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and decreased insulin secretion thus magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity thus lowering insulin resistance. My recommendation for diabetes is to use magnesium bicarbonate water and drink at least 4 cups per day, which will directly supplement both magnesium and bicarbonate. Moreover, as always, I recommend constant use of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, which will take magnesium levels higher than just using the magnesium bicarbonate water or oral magnesium products alone.
Adequate bicarbonates and magnesium in one’s water have the impact of helping prevent the long-term complications of diabetes such as stroke, kidney disease and heart disease. High blood pressure can be lowered, blood vessels are strengthened, oxygen is increased to vital organs and the diabetes connection to cancer can be broken when magnesium and bicarbonate levels are brought back to normal.
The use of magnesium bicarbonate as a replacement for typical drinking water will restore adequate bicarbonate levels, raise pH levels and allow proper functioning and activity of enzymes in diabetics. It will also over time dissolve the calcium hydroxyapetit fibers that surround the pancreas and its cells causing dysfunction. For a deep look at magnesium and how it effects diabetes and other associated diseases see the magnesium library.
"The adrenergic effects of psychological stress induce a shift of Mg from the intracellular to the extracellular space, increasing urinary excretion and eventually depleting body stores." Paul Mason, the magnesium librarian, and owner of the best bottled water in California because it is exceptionally high in magnesium bicarbonate, pointed out that stress causes Mg deficiency and Mg deficiency causes depression and agitation. Depression and agitation cause even more stress and thus even more Mg loss. This is an endless downward cycle that people have to deal with via intensive magnesium supplementation or face the consequences of declining health.
A Tufts study led by Adela Hruby. found that healthy people with the highest magnesium intake were 37% less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin, common precursors to diabetes. Among people who already had those conditions, those who consumed the most magnesium were 32% less likely to develop diabetes than those consuming the least.
The US National Academy of Science’s Food & Nutrition Board has established that the average American 14 or older is magnesium-deficient. The typical American diet does NOT provide the RDA of Mg for age 14 or older.
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Iodine and Diabetes
Doctors, who prescribe high dose iodine therapy for other diseases, such as breast cancer, are finding that iodine can lower insulin and oral anti-diabetic drug requirements in their diabetic patients, .sometimes to the point of their not needing any anti-diabetic medication at all. Iodine is needed for proper glucose metabolism and for preventing the cardiovascular complications of diabetes.
Dr. Michael Donaldson says, “Iodine stabilizes the heart rhythm, lowers serum cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, and is known to make the blood thinner as well, judging by longer clotting times seen by clinicians. Iodine is not only good for the cardiovascular system, it is vital. Sufficient iodine is needed for a stable rhythmic heart beat. Iodine, directly or indirectly, can normalize serum cholesterol levels and normalize blood pressure.Iodine attaches to insulin receptors and improves glucose metabolism, which is good news for people with diabetes.Iodine and iodine-rich foods have long been used as a treatment for hypertension and cardiovascular disease; yet, modern randomized studies examining the effects of iodine on cardiovascular disease have not been carried out.”
Researchers had found a link between higher consumption of white rice and type 2 diabetes. “What we’ve found is white rice is likely to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Qi Sun of the Harvard School of Public Health. Those who ate the most white rice were 55% more likely to develop the disease than those who ate the least. White rice, white sugar, white bread and white pasta are white because they are stripped of their minerals (magnesium), vitamin and fiber content. These are poisonous foods because they cause magnesium deficiency.
A study published in the journal Diabetologia said that a diet of just 600 calories a day reverses diabetes. After one week on the diet, diabetes patients saw their blood glucose levels return to normal, indicating their diabetes had gone into remission. Eight of the 11 patients remained diabetes-free three months after they stopped the diet.
Previous studies have found a similar reversal of diabetes immediately after gastric bypass surgery. Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom are now showing that a quick resolution of diabetes, especially in its early years, is possible through diet alone.
The patients adhered to a liquid-based diet consisting of meal replacement drinks. It also included three portions of non-starchy vegetables per day. The diet lasted for eight weeks. After seven days, the participants’ blood-glucose levels were comparable with those of people who did not have diabetes.
The findings may only apply to people who have not had diabetes for a long period of time —the participants had diabetes for less than four years prior to the study. The point though is that liquid fasting with vegetable and fruit juices, or better yet, juices loaded with great tasting Rejuvenate with its spirulina and chlorella backbone and loads of combine organic superfoods, provides real medical miracles.
Cinnamon as a treatment for diabetes gained plausibility in 2003, when a study from Alam Khan suggested several grams of cassia cinnamon per day could lower fasting blood glucose. Khan randomized Type 2 diabetes to 1g, 3g, or 6g of cinnamon for 40 days. All three groups improved their fasting blood glucose, and blood lipid levels.
The discovery of the beta cell regenerative potential of various foods and compounds has been explored by many researchers.
PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields
Low-frequency PEMF can be used as an adjunct in reducing neuropathic pain as well as for retarding the progression of neuropathy in a short span of time. Pilot data demonstrate that directing PEMF to refractory feet can provide unexpected short-term analgesic effects in more than 50% of individuals. Severe and advanced cases are more magnetically sensitive. In yet another study 320 diabetics received pulsed magnetic field treatment while 100 diabetics (controls) received conservative therapy alone. Results showed beneficial effects with respect to vascular complications in 74 percent of the patients receiving PEMF therapy combined with conservative methods, compared to a 28-percent effectiveness rate among controls.
Dr. William Pawluk says, “Magnetic fields protect against cell injury by improving circulation, repair processes, and energy, and increasing special stress proteins in the cells. These proteins are used to prevent cell breakdown and wear and tear, as well as help speed recovery from injury. Magnetic fields balance cells, tissues and bodily functions at very fundamental levels, even before damage and problems become obvious to you. One of the most basic functions magnetic fields have in the body is to increase circulation.” Moreover, Dr. Pawluk reports, “PEMFs have been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation.”
In my essay ‘Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Cancer and Pain’ I introduce the Earthpulse device, which is the one I use myself because of the low frequency waves it puts out and the power and price of the unit. This is very important technology to become familiar with for it provides healing help on a deep level. This technology is helpful and approved by the FDA to treat cancer and it will be a great help to diabetics.
Professor Mike Cawthorne and the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline believe that plant-based medicines might be the way to approach the treatment of diabetes. The particular plant they are studying is marijuana. Cannabis is an excellent anti-inflammatory that lacks the side effects of steroids, the NSAIDS, and the COX-2 inhibitors like Vioxx. This anti-inflammatory action may help quell the arterial inflammation common in diabetes. The immunomodulatory effects of CBD “may lead to the clinical application of this agent in the prevention of type-1 diabetes” and possibly other autoimmune diseases.
Cannabidiol (CBD) arrested the onset of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice in a 2007 study. Researchers at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem in 2006 reported that injections of 5 mg per day of CBD (10-20 injections) significantly reduced the prevalence of diabetes in mice from an incidence of 86% in non-treated controls to an incidence of only 30% .. In a separate experiment, investigators reported that control mice all developed diabetes at a median of 17 weeks (range 15-20 weeks) while a majority (60%) of CBD-treated mice remained diabetes-free at 26 weeks. Investigators also reported that CBD significantly lowered plasma levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines (proteins), INF-gamma and TNF-alpha, and significantly reduced the severity of insulitis compared to non-treated controls.
 Hruby A, Meigs JB, O’Donnell CJ, Jacques PF, McKeown NM. Higher magnesium intake reduces risk of impaired glucose and insulin metabolism, and progression from prediabetes to diabetes in middle-aged Americans.Diabetes Care.2013 Oct 2.
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