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  1. 1. Diabetes
  2. 2. Afflictions of Diabetics - 1 <ul><li>Life expectancy down by 5-10 years or more </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to 160,000 deaths a year </li></ul><ul><li>2-12 times greater risk for heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>2-4 times increased risk for stroke </li></ul><ul><li>#1 cause of adult blindness </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Factor in half of all foot and leg amputations </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50,000 diabetics are on dialysis or have kidney transplants yearly </li></ul><ul><li>Cause of peripheral neuropathy </li></ul><ul><li>Increased risk of breast and uterine cancers and a factor in most other cancers </li></ul>Afflictions of Diabetics - 2
  4. 4. <ul><li>Chromium & Magnesium - 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Best absorbed when organically bound to brewer's yeast </li></ul><ul><li>The“Glucose Tolerance Factor,” chromium, helps restore normal carbohydrate tolerance in early diabetic animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Deficiencies </li></ul><ul><li> Highly refined carbohydrate foods (white flour, white rice, sugar products) are low in chromium and cause rapid loss of chromium from body tissues. </li></ul><ul><li> Fats interfere with absorption of chromium </li></ul><ul><li> Excess zinc, calcium, iron, manganese interfere with absorption and utilization of chromium and magnesium </li></ul><ul><li> Stress (malnutrition and blood loss) reduces both </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Chromium & Magnesium - 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Good Dietary Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Blackstrap molasses, apple peels, banana, corn products, potatoes, whole wheat, wheat bran </li></ul><ul><li>Fair sources </li></ul><ul><li>Carrots, green beans, oranges, spinach, strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Reports from Johns Hopkins, 1997: </li></ul><ul><li>High doses of Chromium Polynicotinate (1000 mcgm/day) can reverse mild to moderate Type II Diabetes in 6-8 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Low serum magnesium may be a strong independent predictor of Type II Diabetes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Principles of Treatment <ul><li>Fasting </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetarian Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fasting <ul><li>Short-term, 3-5 days </li></ul><ul><li>Medical supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Stop all medications, drink only water or herb teas </li></ul><ul><li>Check blood glucose 3 times a day </li></ul><ul><li>Stop fast when glucose falls to normal, or if glucose rises instead of falling </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vegetarian Diet <ul><li>Most favorable diet is vegetarian - low-fat, high fiber, mostly natural unrefined vegetables, whole grains with a few nuts, with moderate use of fruits; raw foods in abundance. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes counting calories and exchange diets largely unnecessary. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Diabetes and Milk Products <ul><li>Milk is diabetogenic. </li></ul><ul><li>Milk naturally contains growth promoting factors. This encourages overgrowth. </li></ul><ul><li>Galactose may specifically injure the pancreas. </li></ul><ul><li>Lactose overworks the entire digestive tract. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exercise <ul><li>Exercise can both prevent and reduce severity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Increased physical activity delays the onset…” of Type II diabetes. </li></ul><ul><li>The Medical College of South Carolina in 1998 reported: “In a study of about 1,500 men and women… who exercised - even moderately - made more efficient use of insulin to metabolize food.” </li></ul><ul><li>Previous studies had shown vigorous exercise was beneficial, but this study showed that even a 30 minute stroll daily significantly reduced the risk of diabetes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Results of Blood Sugar Control for Type I Diabetics 76% reduction in diabetic retinopathy 54% reduction in significant kidney disease 60% reduction in peripheral neuropathy 35% decrease in cardiovascular risk
  12. 12. Meat & Death Rate in Diabetics Use of Meat Less than 1 day per week 6 or more days per week Risk Ratio 1.0 3.8X Risk ratio in Seventh-day Adventist men
  13. 13. Diabetic Benefits of a High-Carbohydrate, High-Fiber Diet <ul><li>levels of serum cholesterol and triglycerides </li></ul><ul><li>blood pressure in those with hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>promotes discontinuation of insulin therapy for NIDDM </li></ul><ul><li>risk of death from heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>improves GI function </li></ul><ul><li>body weight in obese </li></ul><ul><li>risk of kidney damage </li></ul><ul><li>insulin requirements </li></ul><ul><li>improves glycemic control </li></ul>