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  • 1. Diabetes
  • 2. Afflictions of Diabetics - 1
    • Life expectancy down by 5-10 years or more
    • Contributes to 160,000 deaths a year
    • 2-12 times greater risk for heart disease
    • 2-4 times increased risk for stroke
    • #1 cause of adult blindness
  • 3.
    • Factor in half of all foot and leg amputations
    • Over 50,000 diabetics are on dialysis or have kidney transplants yearly
    • Cause of peripheral neuropathy
    • Increased risk of breast and uterine cancers and a factor in most other cancers
    Afflictions of Diabetics - 2
  • 4.
    • Chromium & Magnesium - 1
    • Best absorbed when organically bound to brewer's yeast
    • The“Glucose Tolerance Factor,” chromium, helps restore normal carbohydrate tolerance in early diabetic animals.
    • Deficiencies
    •  Highly refined carbohydrate foods (white flour, white rice, sugar products) are low in chromium and cause rapid loss of chromium from body tissues.
    •  Fats interfere with absorption of chromium
    •  Excess zinc, calcium, iron, manganese interfere with absorption and utilization of chromium and magnesium
    •  Stress (malnutrition and blood loss) reduces both
  • 5.
    • Chromium & Magnesium - 2
    • Good Dietary Sources
    • Blackstrap molasses, apple peels, banana, corn products, potatoes, whole wheat, wheat bran
    • Fair sources
    • Carrots, green beans, oranges, spinach, strawberries
    • Recent Reports from Johns Hopkins, 1997:
    • High doses of Chromium Polynicotinate (1000 mcgm/day) can reverse mild to moderate Type II Diabetes in 6-8 months.
    • Low serum magnesium may be a strong independent predictor of Type II Diabetes.
  • 6. Principles of Treatment
    • Fasting
    • Vegetarian Diet
    • Exercise
  • 7. Fasting
    • Short-term, 3-5 days
    • Medical supervision
    • Stop all medications, drink only water or herb teas
    • Check blood glucose 3 times a day
    • Stop fast when glucose falls to normal, or if glucose rises instead of falling
  • 8. Vegetarian Diet
    • 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.
    • Makes counting calories and exchange diets largely unnecessary.
  • 9. Diabetes and Milk Products
    • Milk is diabetogenic.
    • Milk naturally contains growth promoting factors. This encourages overgrowth.
    • Galactose may specifically injure the pancreas.
    • Lactose overworks the entire digestive tract.
  • 10. Exercise
    • Exercise can both prevent and reduce severity
    • “ Increased physical activity delays the onset…” of Type II diabetes.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
  • 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. 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. Diabetic Benefits of a High-Carbohydrate, High-Fiber Diet
    • levels of serum cholesterol and triglycerides
    • blood pressure in those with hypertension
    • promotes discontinuation of insulin therapy for NIDDM
    • risk of death from heart disease
    • improves GI function
    • body weight in obese
    • risk of kidney damage
    • insulin requirements
    • improves glycemic control