Is Your Diabetes Curable?

Diabetes is epidemic in America. More than 29 million people in the U.S. (approximately 9% of the U.S. population) deals with this disease, and, to make it worse, according to Dr. Mercola,

“[M]ore than half of those with type 2 diabetes are NOT even aware they have diabetes — and 90 percent of those who have a condition known as prediabetes aren’t aware of their circumstances, either.”

The frustrating thing about diabetes is that much of the data indicates that diabetes is caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is full of processed foods, added sugars, and partially-hydrogenated oils. Note, none of these occur in foods in their natural or minimally cooked state. Food processing, adding of sugar (particularly fructose), and manipulation of the thickness of food oils with hydrogen do not occur in nature, which indicates that diabetes is a man-made disease. To give an idea of the severity of the processing issue, note that

“Even most infant formulas contain the sugar equivalent of one can of Coca-Cola!” and

“According to one meta-analysis, drinking just ONE soda — or other sweetened drink, including sweetened, bottled water with vitamins in it — per day can raise your risk of developing diabetes by 25 percent, compared to drinking just one sugary drink per month.”

In fact, Dr. Mercola says that “[…]the often-overlooked fact is that type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and nearly 100 percent curable.” He continues,

“Diabetes is NOT a disease of blood sugar, but rather a disorder of insulin and leptin signaling that evolves over a long period of time, moving first into a prediabetes state, and then to full-blown diabetes if left unchecked. One reason mainstream medicine largely fails in treating diabetes with anything other than insulin shots or pills – and sometimes even worsens it – is because it refuses to act on this underlying cause. Insulin sensitivity is key in this matter.”

Fortunately, the steps to naturally treat diabetes are readily available to most people and much less expensive the diabetes drugs. These steps include:

  1. Exercise
  2. Eliminate grains, sugars, processed foods, and foods with added sugar, especially fructose (such as high fructose corn syrup)
  3. Eliminate trans fats
  4. Intake Omega-3 fats
  5. Monitor your fasting insulin levels
  6. Get probiotics
  7. Get plenty of sunlight to elevate vitamin D levels

Now is the time to take control of your health to prevent diabetes or, if you are already dealing with it, to reverse it.