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Blood sugar levels
When discussing blood sugar levels, it's crucial to consider when it's correctly determined—before or after eating, what was consumed before measurement, whether it was measured in the morning or evening, etc. However, the overall trend is alarming. Diabetes is very prevalent nowadays. If in the 70s the upper acceptable norm, at which doctors prescribed a strict diet and medication, was 4.5 mmol/L, today it has been increased to 6.4 mmol/L because, according to the old standards, more than 80% of the population would be considered ill. Nevertheless, if the blood sugar level before eating is higher than 7.2 mmol/L, and after eating 10.0 mmol/L, further investigations are needed. Therefore, not having an official diagnosis does not mean that this disease has not quietly and imperceptibly affected you. Initially, a patient may not feel anything, with no noticeable symptoms, but by the time symptoms appear, it may be too late. Diabetes is not a random occurrence but a consequence of long-term consumption of animal-derived proteins and excessive fast carbohydrates, accumulating toxic pollution.

To avoid diabetes, it's necessary to timely change eating habits, which can be much more effective than relying on the latest medications and modern equipment. Only by switching to a healthy diet can diabetes be cured.

 

What is insulin?
Insulin is a universal anabolic hormone without which cells cannot assimilate not only glucose but also fats and proteins, although they are broken down in the small intestine and enter the bloodstream. Insulin facilitates the entry of these nutrients into the cells through their membranes from the intercellular fluid. If this does not happen, tissue trophic or feeding function is disturbed, particularly affecting the capillaries. If this occurs in a leg or the retina of the eye, it can respectively lead to gangrene or blindness.

 

How does glucose differ from fructose?
Sucrose is a disaccharide that breaks down into fructose and glucose. Compared to natural fructose found in plants, glucose cannot enter muscle and fat cells without insulin because its molecule is a right-rotated spatial isomer. Only brain, kidney, and heart cells can absorb it. Natural fructose, found in fruits and also in honey, has its molecule rotated left in space, so it can be assimilated without insulin. This does not apply to artificially synthesized fructose.

Though fructose does not require the hormone insulin, it imposes a heavy burden on the liver and causes metabolic disorders throughout the body. Visceral fats can form on the liver and other organs. The pancreas suffers.

For glucose in the body to convert into fructose, 32 types of enzymes are needed. Moreover, this process is very energy-intensive. Consuming honey, this effort is not required by the body. Thus, natural sugars can be consumed by diabetics. In nature, they are combined with minerals, proteins, dietary fibers, fatty acids, plus vitamins, all in organic form and do not cause a narcotic effect, unlike synthetic sugar added to most industrial products. In the last hundred years, sugar consumption has increased 15 times and reaches an average of 70 kg per year per person.

 

Thermally processed starches
Eating thermally processed starch (polysaccharides), such as bread, boiled rice, baked potatoes, pasta, etc., this diet provides a large amount of cooked, i.e., modified starch without enzymes, so its assimilation requires a large amount of insulin. The pancreas works in a burnout mode. The consequence can be type 2 diabetes.

 

Hyperglycemia
Increased glucose concentration in the blood (hyperglycemia) does not bring energy value because glucose, as the main energy carrier in cells, does not enter but staying prolonged damages nerve fibers and joints, causing serious diseases in other systems.

Signs indicating hyperglycemia, or elevated glucose levels in the blood: thirst and dry mouth, blurred vision, frequent infections, rapid fatigue, frequent urination, weight loss, poor healing of wounds. Problems caused by hyperglycemia: nerve damage, kidney failure and damage (diabetic nephropathy), cardiovascular problems, hyperosmolar syndrome (thickened blood), eye diseases, foot problems, vascular necrosis, frequent bacterial and fungal skin infections.

We all have genetic memory. When we eat, receptors sense and analyze what is eaten. For example, sucrose, fructose, lactose, glucose enters the diet, and the body knows how much insulin to release. When we consume products containing chemically synthesized sugars, everything happens differently; some are not processed at all. The body cannot determine how much insulin is needed and releases it in huge amounts. The amount of insulin turns out to be more than needed. The opposite effect occurs. Sugar remains in the blood are burned. A sugar deficit occurs (less than 3.3 mmol/L), characterized by apathy, fatigue, tremors, and even fainting.

Possible causes of hypoglycemia:
  φ  Side effects of drugs, for example, those used to treat diabetes.

  φ  Liver and kidney diseases.

  φ  Alcohol (can block glucose release from the liver).

  φ  Prolonged fasting.

  φ  Pancreatic tumor causing excess insulin production (insulinoma).

  φ  Hormonal imbalance, especially in children.

  φ   Increased beta cell mass in the pancreas.

 

The effect of gases on the pancreas
Drinking 200 ml of carbonated water opens the sphincter in the stomach, and water enters the intestines. In the heat, gas begins to be released more actively. Part goes outside, but the majority accumulates in the intestinal area, below the pancreas. Pressing on the pancreas, it promotes its dysfunction, provoking diabetes, and insufficient enzyme production. The same happens when eating proteins with carbohydrates, for example, nuts with fruits. Fermentation occurs, and carbon dioxide is released.

 

Toxic load
The toxic load on the human body today has increased several times compared to a century ago, hence the activation of pathological process compensation mechanisms to relieve the body from toxic load, especially caused by animal-derived proteins and fats. There's a tendency for fast carbohydrates because they produce fewer waste products. It's the body's self-defense reaction. Many, fearing excess calories, start using sugar substitutes and receive even more toxins. Taste buds react as if energy has entered, but in reality, it hasn't, so the craving persists. The same goes for candies containing gelatin. Sugar assimilation is hampered due to the lack of special enzymes for quick and efficient gelatin breakdown.

As fast carbohydrate consumption increases, inevitably, so does blood sugar level, requiring more insulin for regulation, whose synthesis lacks raw material. Cholesterol and proteins in fats are needed, but there's a shortage, so the blood sugar level remains high.

It's different with honey. It's hard to consume a lot of honey if not washed down with water because, compared to sugar substitutes, honey contains energy.

 

Excess energy is transformed into glycogen and fats
The sugar molecules entering the body with food must reach the cells because cells need energy. Therefore, all sugars are broken down into glucose. The only fuel cells operate on is glucose. From one glucose molecule, 2 ATP molecules are formed. Directly, glucose can enter only heart, kidney, and brain cells. To enter other cells, a protein - insulin (the number of glucose and insulin molecules must be equal), which serves as a transporter, introducing glucose molecules into the cell. The norm for glucose in the blood must be from 3.5 to 5.5 mmol/L. Reaching 5.5 mmol/L, the liver starts taking glucose from the blood to create an energy reserve for daily consumption in the form of glycogen. This means that one day of fasting occurs at the expense of glycogen.

When the glycogen reserve is depleted, fatigue and weakness set in, intensifying each day. On the third or fourth day, the body turns to its fat reserves - the energy reserves for long-term storage. Initially, visceral fats that support internal organs: the stomach, uterus, pancreas, etc., are used. If enzyme reserves in the body are sufficient, fats dissolve completely, and the person feels normal. If not, fats partially dissolve, and the pH level shifts towards the acidic side, or if fats have accumulated many toxins, headaches, dizziness, weakness, etc., begin. This continues until the quality fats stored on the abdomen, hips, and breasts are used. They are used last.

 

If there's no cholesterol, there will be no insulin
Limiting fatty foods creates a craving for sweets because the body needs energy, and energy is mostly in fatty and sweet foods. Consuming products with reduced fat content - yogurt, milk, cream, or even butter, the body receives a lot of waste and little energy (it would be more logical to use normal fat content but less). The result is a craving for sweets and increased consumption. However, the pancreas cannot provide such a large amount of insulin, so the blood sugar level rises catastrophically. Without dietary cholesterol, insulin production is impossible.

So, if the liver inadequately synthesizes cholesterol, reducing dietary fats containing cholesterol, insulin hormones cannot be formed because their template is cholesterol. Eating a lot of sugar requires a lot of cholesterol. A vicious circle is created. Reduced fats - increased sugar. Reduced fats – reduced cholesterol. Reduced cholesterol – reduced insulin amount. The pancreas, working in overload mode, has an increased risk of inflammation and, with less iodine in the diet, results in type 2 diabetes.

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                                            Diabetes Mellitus

With the decline in food quality, along with unhealthy lifestyles, the problem of overweight has sharply escalated. Addressing this issue with fat-free diets has led to a rapid increase in the incidence of diabetes. The number of patients is increasing in geometric progression. Only a small portion, about 10%, is type 1 diabetes, which occurs due to the mother's inadequate diet during pregnancy or improper feeding of the child after birth. The rest is type 2 diabetes acquired later in life.

Diabetics are about three times more likely to die from stroke and heart attack, they more often have problems with thrombophlebitis and varicose veins, arthropathy (joint problems), as well as polyneuropathy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are strongly manifested.

A person with a long-term elevated blood sugar level cannot be healthy, and they may already have begun to experience psychological problems, just as if the blood pressure has been elevated for more than six months, there is a possibility that a psychotherapist's consultation is already necessary.

Type 1 diabetes is characterized by an absolute insulin deficit, which most often appears in childhood. In the pancreatic islets of Langerhans, beta cells produce little or no insulin at all.

Type 2 diabetes is heterogeneous, it is a dual disease, characterized by a relative insulin deficit or by insulin resistance, when cells do not accept insulin.

Each increase in insulin in the blood promotes insulin resistance, thus also aging of the organism, but physical activities and omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent it. A particular risk group for type 2 diabetes is people with increased weight over the age of 40.

Gestational diabetes or pregnancy diabetes develops during pregnancy and is associated with glucose tolerance disorders.

 

What is Diabetes Mellitus?
Diabetes mellitus is a serious disease that can lead to disability, as it disrupts the supply of almost all tissues in the body with what they need. Diabetes, or insular cell apparatus insufficiency, is acquired over many years as a result of improper nutrition. In fact, inflammation of the insular cell apparatus from cold or stress is just an excuse, the real cause is the overload of the pancreas, frequent snacks, fast carbohydrates, that is, products with a high glycemic index, contamination of the Langerhans islets with metabolic waste - nitrogenous slags, which are the end product of protein breakdown, and which arise especially a lot from meat and dairy products. These are small molecular nitrogen compounds such as creatinine and uric acid, which damage the pancreatic cells. At one point, it may happen that the immune system does not recognize the damaged cells and perceives them as foreign, that is, recognizes them as antigens that need to be destroyed, i.e., an autoimmune process occurs.

Can immunosuppressants stop the autoimmune process by suppressing the immune system? Yes, it can temporarily slow down, which is also done long-term in modern medicine. Eco-medicine believes - until the patient eliminates the causes of the disease, that is, does not detoxify and does not use an adequate diet intended for the human organism, diabetes will be incurable.

 

Diabetes Begins with Insulin Resistance
Type 2 diabetes starts with the hormone insulin resistance, because cells with their receptors block against the entry of insulin into them when there is a long-term elevated amount of insulin in the blood. As a result, the cell, not receiving glucose, is in starvation, but a large amount of insulin accumulates in the blood. Insulin resistance is a consequence of inadequate nutrition practiced by modern man. Unfortunately, the reality is that insulin resistance affects 95% of the population.

Excess weight is formed not from fats, but from sugars. Accumulating a large amount of sugar in the blood, insulin directs it into adipose tissue, where it turns into subcutaneous or visceral fats. Obesity further increases insulin levels. A vicious cycle is created – the body cannot control and eliminate the increased amount of sugar in the blood. Beta cells under such long-term overload weaken and are less capable of producing insulin, as the volume of Langerhans islets in beta cells in the pancreas decreases. This is the condition of type 2 diabetes.

If a person does not start eating adequately, moves little, and continues the previous lifestyle, they inevitably face a host of health problems, but most often, such a person does not want to recognize the cause – blames fatigue at work, considers health-friendly products expensive, etc.

It must be understood that to cure type 2 diabetes without changing the lifestyle, only with medication, is not possible. This statement is almost 100% guaranteed. To cure type 2 diabetes, a person needs to change the way of energy acquisition, switch from glycolysis to ketolysis, that is, from sugars to fats. For the ketolysis process to take place, the absolute amount of sugar consumed per day must not exceed 25-30g, including the sugar contained in fruits. If the ketolysis process is initiated in the body, the excess fats will quickly disappear from the body. In layman's terms – if you don't want to be fat, eat fats. Switching to an adequate diet over time also changes the taste perception, and eventually, the desire to return to the previous lifestyle disappears.

 

How Insulin Resistance Forms
By definition: insulin resistance is a condition where there is an adequate level of insulin in the blood to which there is no normal biological reaction (reduction of glucose level in the blood). There is too much insulin in the blood, but it cannot be assimilated because the body's cells stop taking it in along with glucose. As a result, hyperglycemia develops, but glucose does not reach the cells, thereby lacking energy, causing fatigue and false hunger.

Eating episodes become more frequent, eating in the evenings and even at night. Gradually, the amount of visceral fat (in the abdominal cavity around the organs) increases, metabolic processes start to slow down, growth hormone action is disrupted. Starving cell receptors continuously send a signal to the pancreas that there is not enough insulin. As a result, in conditions of insulin resistance, the amount of insulin in the blood can exceed the norm by ten or even more times. Since glucose does not enter the cells, the sugar level in the blood remains high (hyperglycemia).

Insulin is a polypeptide hormone (protein) synthesized in the beta cells of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Insulin regulates the amount of glucose in the blood, ensuring the supply of glucose to cells, including muscle cells, to be stored in the form of glycogen in the liver and the surplus to be stored in adipose tissue. High blood sugar levels stimulate cholesterol formation, so excessive consumption of sweets also leads to an excess of cholesterol. Moreover, insulin activates anabolic processes, and as a result, autophagy is inhibited, that is, self-cleaning at the cellular level, as well as normal cell division is disrupted.

High insulin levels promote water retention in the body, meaning that edema, vascular inflammation, tumors, etc., are formed.

The amount of glucose in the blood is increased or decreased by insulin depending on what and how much a person eats. Insulin depends on another hormone synthesized by the pancreas, glucagon. If the body lacks energy, then glucagon releases glucose from glycogen stores mainly in the liver.

The more sweets a person eats throughout their life, the faster the glucose level regulation mechanisms weaken and the pancreas resources decrease, but with elevated glucose and insulin levels in the blood, a habituation effect is created. As a result, increasingly larger doses of insulin are needed. Fatigue and weakness appear. The person begins to eat more, but if physical activities are few, fatty liver dystrophy develops.

A vicious cycle arises: hunger → food → snacks → more glucose → more insulin → the person feels hungry → the person eats → the amount of glucose in the blood increases → the amount of insulin increases → as a result, insulin resistance increases, that is, cells do not take insulin → glucose deficiency in organs and also in the brain → the vicious cycle closes. By the way, the common denominator for insanity, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease is a lack of glucose in the brain. Rapid aging occurs, and the number of diseases directly or indirectly related to insulin resistance is impressive – obesity, type 2 diabetes, vision problems, arterial hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels, thrombosis, atherosclerotic plaques, arrhythmia, strokes and heart attacks, fatty liver, kidney diseases, vascular problems, autoimmune diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, fibroids and cysts in women, decreased testosterone in men, and if there is a large layer of adipose tissue, then there is also a lot of the enzyme aromatase, meaning that aromatase converts testosterone into estradiol and creates hormonal imbalance.

If a person has hyperglycemia, a lot of sorbitol is released. It is a specific alcohol that damages the retina of the eye and, together with the milk sugar galactose, is one of the causes of cataract formation.

The stress hormone cortisol breaks down cells, but insulin is also spent in the breakdown process, and insulin resistance can be in all cells of the body or in individual organs or tissues, so, without receiving glucose for a long time, they can even die, resulting in rapid aging.

Elevated blood sugar levels are also favorable for cancer cells and yeast fungi, however, there is one positive aspect – cancer cells and fungi cannot gain energy from fats, but humans can.

A way out in this situation is the vegetarian keto diet, making sure to get all the necessary nutrients, just need to make sure there is no surplus of unused calories. Physical activities and intermittent fasting will help the body detoxify from all unnecessary. Only willpower, desire, and patience are needed, and it is possible to significantly improve health within a year.

 

Signs Indicating Possible Insulin Resistance
Type 2 diabetes does not appear suddenly; it is a gradual process. Initially, there is a prediabetes stage, which manifests as gradually increasing insulin resistance, promoted by a sedentary lifestyle along with a long-term diet rich in fast carbohydrates and harmful environmental factors (environmental pollution, household chemicals, electromagnetic radiation, etc.)

Unfortunately, today insulin resistance affects more than 90% of the general population. It is the basis for metabolic syndrome, which is a very current problem in modern times.

Even if you have observed only a few of the following signs, there is reason to think about changing your lifestyle to avoid further negative outcomes.

Signs indicating possible insulin resistance (nonspecific):
    Craving for sweets and bakery products from flour, similar to an alcoholic's craving for alcohol.

    Constant, insatiable hunger (the desire to snack between meals).

    Impaired nutrient absorption in the intestines (dysbiosis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome, which can manifest as bloating, flatulence or increased gas formation, diarrhea, steatorrhea).

    Sleepiness after a meal

    High insulin level in the blood and high insulin resistance index

    No feeling of satiety after eating. Energy deficiency is formed because the alternative energy acquisition mechanism from fats (ketosis) works weakly or does not work at all.

    High blood sugar level (promoted by so-called fast carbohydrates - products with a high glycemic index or ability to quickly increase glucose level in the blood, such as bakery products, white bread, salty snacks, sweets, etc. Therefore, until you stop consuming fast carbohydrates, changing anything will not succeed.).

    High total cholesterol (TC in laboratory analyses) level, high triglycerides (TG) level, lowered high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level, increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level.

    Body 'acidification' (disruption of the acid-base balance), the resulting fungal diseases.

    Loss of muscle mass and joint pain (loss of collagen).

    Fats on the anterior abdominal wall, visceral fats (around internal organs) in increased quantity.

    Fatty liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), followed by liver fibrosis.

    Benign tumors (papillomas, cysts, polyps, fibromas).

    Neck hyperpigmentation.

    Acne (pimples), polycystic ovary syndrome, increased androgen levels.

    Arterial hypertension, reduced arterial wall elasticity.

Slowed metabolism and even intermittent fasting with reduced calorie intake in the daily diet does not help (to get out of this condition, temporarily switch to an eating regime once every 2 days, using a healthy diet).

    Pronounced fatigue even after minor physical exertions (often heard excuse from 40-60-year-olds '’age is coming'', although age is not a sign of aging).

    The need to visit the toilet at night (nocturia).

    Obstructive sleep apnea.

    Low testosterone level.

    Pain caused by various inflammatory processes in the body (arthritis – joint inflammation, otitis – ear inflammation, gingivitis – gum inflammation, etc.).

    Poor memory, weak concentration abilities, age-related dementia.

    Stress, dizziness, tension, poor sleep quality.

 

Type 1 Diabetes
Traditional medicine believes that type 1 diabetes is diagnosed in preschool-aged children, starting from one year of age, is genetically inherited through the maternal line, and is incurable, affected children are socially adaptive and viable only by receiving insulin therapy daily, gradually increasing its amount over the years. They can consume a regular mixed diet rich in full-value animal proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, limiting only sugar, sweets, and white flour products. This is roughly the view of modern pharmaceutical medicine, whereas the view of eco-medicine differs.

It all starts when the fetus is still in the womb. The mother consuming animal proteins, which are not fully broken down, also enters the unborn child's bloodstream and damages the developing pancreatic tissues. When the newborn's immune system starts to work, it turns against these damaged tissues. Essentially, an autoimmune process begins, which develops fully after several years, and is called insular apparatus insufficiency, or type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is characterized by a total insulin deficit. For small children, the disease with type 1 diabetes, similar to obesity, is not a genetically inherited disease. They are the consequences of improper nutrition, which are inherited as family traditions from generation to generation. The beginnings are found while the child is still in the mother's womb, when the mother intensively consumes meat and thermally processed starch-containing products. The toxins produced from them also harm the developing child's pancreas. The next mistake made by the mother after the child is born is feeding the child with cow's milk or mixtures containing it, which significantly increases the risk of disease. By the way, in the past, when the mother lacked milk, milk made from hemp was used.

In the beta cells of the Langerhans islets, which produce the hormone insulin, the sequence of amino acid segments is identically similar to the amino acid molecule segments of casein, a protein found in cow's milk. Since the immune system is already burdened with antigens, sometimes a mistake occurs, it starts to destroy its body's cells and develops type 1 diabetes, so cow's milk should not be used in children's diet.

 

How to Avoid Diabetes?
The causes of diabetes, as mentioned before: animal proteins, fast carbohydrates in a regime of overload of pancreatic function, stress, sedentary lifestyle, improper diet, as well as viruses (cytomegalovirus, herpes, adenovirus, etc.). When viruses enter the pancreas, insulin is not produced. Also, when bacteria, fungi, or parasites enter the liver or pancreas, problems with insulin production begin. Until the body is completely switched to a healthy diet, and the liver cannot provide the body with the necessary amount of cholesterol, animal fats must be used, because vegetable fats are poorly assimilated and do not contain cholesterol. Like with other diseases, fast carbohydrates should be limited.

Honey can be used by diabetics in limited amounts because it is classified more as slow carbohydrates, which do not very rapidly increase the blood sugar level.

 

Why Can Diabetics Consume Fructose?
The polysaccharide inulin found in plants (artichokes, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, purslane) is a polymer of fructose, not glucose. This means that inulin consists of many fructose monomers, that is, from fructose. Starch (bread, pasta, potatoes) consists of many glucose monomers.

Glucose and fructose have the same number of atoms, but their structure is different. Glucose has a right-handed isomeric (spatial) configuration, while fructose has a left-handed one, so it does not need insulin to enter the cells.

In treating diabetes, it should be considered that honey, if it is of high quality and not heated, mainly contains fructose. This means that it does not need insulin, so diabetics can consume honey in limited amounts.

 

External Signs Indicating Excessive Sugar Amount in the Blood
If some of these signs, manifesting on the skin, are relevant to you, then there is reason to suspect a prediabetic condition or even diabetes:

  Р Ulcers on the feet, scars that do not heal for a long time.

  Р Problems with microcapillaries, dark blue bruises on the skin, and mottled spots.

  Р Swollen face and puffiness around the eyes, especially in the mornings.

  Р The appearance of angiomas, papillomas, hemangiomas, or red dots on the skin.

  Р Acanthosis nigricans, when a part of the skin becomes darker, most often on the neck, in the armpits, or on the elbows.

  Р Acne, bumps.

  Р The skin peels, it is dry, thick, and dense, blisters form.

  Р Small blood vessels burst, and tissues are not supplied with blood, gangrene forms.

  Р Fungal infections on the nails.

 

Signs Indicating Diabetes

    Fatigue in the morning when there should be no fatigue.

    Fatigue after meals

    There's a saying '’a hungry man is an angry man''. Eating or not eating should not affect the nervous system, meaning the body's compensatory mechanisms are weakened.

    Increased appetite.

    Increase or decrease in body weight.

    Constant thirst, dryness in the mouth.

    Characteristic frequent urination during the day and night (polyuria), as a large amount of insulin in the blood causes a spasm of the smooth muscles of the bladder, the muscle does not relax, and urine is not fully expelled. The body tries to get rid of excess sugar through the kidneys in this way.

    Feeling of weakness, related to hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

    Deterioration of visual acuity and a kind of fog in the eyes, caused by the destruction of blood microcapillaries and vitamin deficiency.

    Tingling and numbness in hands and feet, associated with neuropathy, caused by damage to nerve tissues and blood vessels due to sugar.

    Poorly healing scars.

    Cracked skin and scratches that heal poorly.

    Itchy eyes and ears, as well as the rest of the skin, especially in the evening.

    Genital itching in women.

    Darkening of the skin folds and elbows.

    The skin peels and becomes thinner.

    Numbness and tingling in the extremities.

Of course, other diseases may have some similar signs, so the final conclusion can only be made after the relevant analyses are performed.

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