Diabetes: a symptom, not a disease…

Last Update: August 7, 2019 at 11:09 am

Source: NFTS
Date:  August 7, 2019

Diabetes: a symptom, not a disease…

By Dr Holly


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Let’s look at diabetes again. For those of you who might be interested you can download my book on diabetes on drhollybooks.com.

Diabetes is a much-misunderstood symptom. Note it is not a disease, it is a symptom. A disease is a disorder that produces specific signs or symptoms in a specific location.

A symptom is a physical or mental feature which indicates a condition of a disease.

Diabetes often has no indications until something major has happened or is a result of blood testing for other conditions.

How come less than 30% of obese people have diabetes, yet 80% of diabetes have weight issues? Could it be that the diabetes is causing the weight, rather than the weight causing the diabetes.

Diabetes is typically believed to be a result of a bad diet and excess weight, but diabetes may be caused by:

  • Diet: High sugar content in the blood whether you are slim or heavy
    1. Excess sugar can cause gut microbiota issues
      1. Type II diabetes have an increased ratio of clostridium in the large intestine which convert bile acids that play a role in glucose metabolism
      2. Type II diabetes have shown a decreased firmicutes and increased bacteriodetes
    2. Diets low in the amino acids glutamine and lysine affect the gut microbiota which can than affect the cellular response to insulin
    3. Diets high in gluten also change the micriobiota – but is the gluten or the glyphosates in the RoundUp
    4. Excess sugar can cause liver issues
    5. Excess sugar can cause adrenal issues
    6. Excess sugar can cause pancreas issues
    7. Excess sugar can cause kidney issues
    8. Excess sugar can cause heart issues
    9. Excess sugar can neurological or brain issues
    10. Excess sugar causes AGEs – advanced glycation Endproducts – which cause cellular damage wherever they attach to cells: in the gut, the blood, organs or systems
  • A bacterial or viral infection can cause diabetes
  • Imbalance in the microbiota in the gut: the microbiota can affect how cells respond to insulin
  • Liver issues, i.e., a fatty liver, prevent the liver from managing high levels of sugar
    1. Insulin normally tells the liver to stop producing unwanted glucose, but a fatty liver doesn’t hear the insulin message
    2. So what causes a fatty liver: too much alcohol, too much sugar, weight issues, even rapid weight loss, infections like hepatitis C
    3. Side effects from medications like;
      1. methotrexate (used for cancer, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis)
      2. Tamoxifen (breast cancer)
  • Amiodarone (cardio issues related to heart rate, ventricular fibrillation (rapid or erratic heart rate), ventricular tachycardia (rapid heart rate))
  • Adrenal issues, hyper or hypo prevent the adrenals from managing the high levels of sugar (cortisol helps to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure)

So what do we do when we have diabetic symptoms?

  • Eliminate the sugars that cause AGES and disrupt the healthy balance of microbiota in the gut
    1. Drinks:
      1. Sodas,
      2. Sports drinks
  • Energy drinks
  1. Fruit juice
  2. Chocolate milk
  3. Flavoured coffees
  • vitaminwater
  • Iced tea
  1. Bottled smoothies
  1. High sugar content fruit:
    1. Dried fruit
    2. Canned fruit
  • Grapes
  1. Mangoes
  2. Figs
  3. bananas
  1. Artificial health foods:
    1. Low fat yogurts
    2. Protein bars
  • Granola: cereals, bars, etc
  1. Cereal bars
  1. Processed foods:
    1. Breads, bagels, churros
    2. pizza
  • Pre made soups
  1. Spaghetti sauces
  2. Canned baked beans
  3. Breakfast cereals
  1. Condiments like:
    1. BBQ sauce
    2. Ketchup
  • Salad dressing
  1. Eliminate simple carbs that turn into sugars
    1. Potatoes
    2. Rice
  2. Deserts
    1. Ice-cream
    2. Cake
  • Cookies
  1. Pie
  2. Pastries

So what can we eat? REAL food:

  1. Drinks
    1. Water – good healthy water – not bottled water
    2. Herbal teas
  • Home made fruit juice
  1. kombucha
  2. Organic coffee if you really need coffee
  3. Almond milk – without the sugar
  1. Low sugar content fruit:
    1. Avocadoes
    2. Hard, tart apples, like granny smith
  • Citrus fruit but not oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit
  1. Berries like raspberries and blueberries and black berries
  2. Peaches, nectarines
  1. Condiments:
    1. Mustard
    2. Avocado oil, coconut oil, almond oil
  • White vinegar, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar
  1. Pickled and fermented foods
    1. Dairy: good Greek yogurt; kefir,
    2. Cabbage – sauerkraut, kimchi
  • Carrots, asparagus, beets, anything you want to pickle
  1. Virtually all your vegetables
  2. Refreshing salads

Its not just your body, its your life. Remember your health is your wealth!!