In New Paradigms in Diabetic Care, we discover the best medicines 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. Jay Shubrook writes, “Most people associate diabetes with excessive sugar intake or unhealthy living and think having diabetes means constantly taking shots of insulin. In fact, many don't realize there are actually a variety of diabetes that affect people in different ways. While some of the preconceptions surrounding disease contain an ounce of truth, there are more facts dispelling these presumptions than supporting them. With so many people now affected by diabetes, it's important to know how to separate fact from fiction, especially now.”
Most mainstream doctors just cannot bring their minds around to accept the most basic reality of diabetes. In his essay 5 Myths and Misconceptions About Diabetes – Busted Dr. Shubrook does not even come close to addressing the fundamentals of the diabetic condition, which is more often caused by acid conditions (bicarbonate deficiencies—remember one of the main functions of the pancreas is to create bicarbonates). Moreover, of course magnesium has everything to do with insulin, its production, shape and cell wall receptivity to it.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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 should be a great help to diabetics.
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