First Lets Visit Diabetes and Diet Connection

Diabetes is often conceptualized as a severe imbalance of part of endocrine system that destroys our ability to metabolize food. The unbalance results in elevated levels of insulin, a lack of insulin, or the cell insulin receptor sites becoming insensitive to insulin. It has long been thought that a diet rich in “empty” sugars will catch our pancreas and adrenal glands in a biochemical see-saw, overworking them and this could weaken the pancreas and result in diabetes yet the medical establishment insists that there is absolutely no link between sugar consumption and diabetes.

Sugars increase our body’s production of adrenaline which puts the body into a state of ’fight or flight’ stress, without anything to fight or flee from, except the consumption of sugar. This stress reaction increases the production of both cholesterol and cortisone. White sugar lacks the vitamins and minerals required for its own metabolism. To be metabolized, “empty” sugars must draw on our body’s stores of vital nutrients. The more sugars you eat, the more vitamins and minerals you need. It can leach B, C, D vitamins, and the following important minerals: calcium, phosphorous, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium and chromium from body tissues.

As these are depleted, our body becomes less able to carry out other functions that require minerals and vitamins to be present. Chromium is important here for it is thought to enhance the activity of the hormone insulin. And selenium is useful as a controlling agent for mercury which attacks insulin and its binding sites.

White sugar and all the foods that use it can be considered poison simply because they strip the body of crucial minerals and vitamins that allow other vastly more toxic poisons to defeat the body’s defenses.

In 2000-2001, about 82,000 lower-limb amputations were performed annually among people with diabetes. In fact, statistics show that every hour, nine people with diabetes must have a toe, foot or leg amputated to save their lives CDC

This is just one cruel-some aspect of diabetes, of which there are many. According to the researchers, 25-44 pct of heart-suffering people are also diabetic. The nexus between type II diabetes, insulin and heart diseases is renowned. Insulin is a high alert drug because of its ability to throw people into dangerously low blood sugars.

CDC, Diabetes: Disabling, Deadly and on the Rise, May 2003.