some reason modern medicine has itself turned a corner and entered
a darkness and is now committing crimes against humanity unequalled
in the history of our race."
--Dr. Mark Sircus
Alternative Cancer Treatments
by DIANNE JACOBS THOMPSON (under
1979 Around January of that year, I went
home to die.
I was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer, chronic bronchitis,
acutely infected ovarian cysts, arthritis, sciatica, low thyroid,
anemia and a heart condition. Besides that I had chronic ear infections
and long-standing clinical depression. The late Dr.
Harold Dick, N.D., known as a "naturopathic oncology pioneer"
cured me in 5 weeks. It required the diagnosis (the Carroll
Food Test) of digestive enzyme
deficiency food intolerances which most people have and few
know about, and it also identified the primary tissue
salt deficiency, along with treatment with glandular
protomorphogens to restore glandular health, and Constitutional
Hydrotherapy to bring about detoxification, to stimulate blood
circulation and the activity of the vital organs and to jump-start
the immune system. It turned out to be the basic foundation of the
most successful healing system I've ever witnessed.
1986 My 5-year-old daughter was forcibly vaccinated
and immediately developed a flesh-eating
infection so virulent that my husband and I became infected
from contact. Naturopathic medicine brought us back from the brink.
Later that year
we were introduced to escharotic
cancer salves and treated a dog tumor, my husband's cirrhosis
of the liver, various skin lesions, moles, fungal infections, and
a lump in my thigh. It eventually
helped clear up the remaining symptoms from my husband's flesh-eating
infection after he was forced to submit to antibiotic treatment
which made a mess of it. There was much more, gallbladder
problems in 1999, adrenal
deficiency 2001, injury in 2002, arthritis,
diabetes, and other issues between
2003-2012, including glaucoma--cured.
why I research and write about alternative medicine. It's a debt.
treatments for cancer, chronic-degerative disease, infection, stress,
harmful emotions and other disorders and conditions;
junk science and bad medicine, including unsafe and ineffective vaccines
and undiagnosed medical conditions mimicking child abuse and Shaken Baby
site provides starting points. The rest of the journey must be yours.
"Truth wears no mask, seeks neither place nor
bows to no human shrine; she only asks a hearing"
Pages from the book, "The Philosophy and Science of Health"--Dr.
E.E. Rogers, MD 1949 (Before information and statistics
Our Deadly Diabetes Deception
Greed and dishonest science have promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic
of diabetes that honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally
restoring the body's blood-sugar control mechanism.
Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 11, Number 4 (June-July
PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. email@example.com
Telephone: +61 (0)7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 (0)7 5442 9381
From our web page at: www.nexusmagazine.com
by Thomas Smith © 2004
PO Box 7685
Loveland, CO 80537 USA
If you are an American diabetic, your physician will never tell you that
most cases of diabetes are curable. In fact, if you even mention the "cure"
word around him, he will likely become upset and irrational. His medical
school training only allows him to respond to the word "treatment".
For him, the "cure" word does not exist. Diabetes, in its modern
epidemic form, is a curable disease and has been for at least 40 years.
In 2001, the most recent year for which US figures are posted, 934,550
Americans died from out-of-control symptoms of this disease.1
Your physician will also never tell you that, at one time, strokes,
both ischaemic and haemorrhagic, heart failure due to neuropathy as well
as both ischaemic and haemorrhagic coronary events, obesity, atherosclerosis,
elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, elevated triglycerides,
impotence, retinopathy, renal failure, liver failure, polycystic ovary
syndrome, elevated blood sugar, systemic candida, impaired carbohydrate
metabolism, poor wound healing, impaired fat metabolism, peripheral neuropathy
as well as many more of today's disgraceful epidemic disorders were
once well understood often to be but symptoms of diabetes.
If you contract diabetes and depend upon orthodox medical treatment, sooner
or later you will experience one or more of its symptoms as the disease
rapidly worsens. It is now common practice to refer to these symptoms
as if they were separable, independent diseases with separate, unrelated
treatments provided by competing medical specialists.
It is true that many of these symptoms can and sometimes do result from
other causes; however, it is also true that this fact has been used to
disguise the causative role of diabetes and to justify expensive, ineffective
treatments for these symptoms.
Epidemic Type II diabetes is curable. By the time you get to the end of
this article, you are going to know that. You're going to know why it
isn't routinely being cured. And, you're going to know how to cure it.
You are also probably going to be angry at what a handful of greedy people
have surreptitiously done to the entire orthodox medical community and
to its trusting patients.
The Diabetes Industry
Today's diabetes industry is a massive community that has grown step by
step from its dubious origins in the early 20th century. In the last 80
years it has become enormously successful at shutting out competitive
voices that attempt to point out the fraud involved in modern diabetes
treatment. It has matured into a religion. And, like all religions, it
depends heavily upon the faith of the believer. So successful has it become
that it verges on blasphemy to suggest that, in most cases, the kindly
high priest with the stethoscope draped prominently around his neck is
a charlatan and a fraud. In the large majority of cases, he has never
cured a single case of diabetes in his entire medical career.
The financial and political influence of this medical community has almost
totally subverted the original intent of our regulatory agencies. They
routinely approve death-dealing, ineffective drugs with insufficient testing.
Former commissioner of the FDA, Dr Herbert Ley, in testimony before a
US Senate hearing, commented: "People think the FDA is protecting
them. It isn't. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's
doing are as different as night and day."2
The financial and political influence of this medical community dominates
our entire medical insurance industry. Although this is beginning to change,
in America it is still difficult to find employer group medical insurance
to cover effective alternative medical treatments. Orthodox coverage is
standard in all states. Alternative medicine is not. For example, there
are only 1,400 licensed naturopaths in 11 states compared to over 3.4
million orthodox licensees in 50 states.3 Generally, only approved treatments
from licensed, credentialled practitioners are insurable. This, in effect,
neatly creates a special kind of money that can only be spent within the
orthodox medical and drug industry. No other industry in the world has
been able to manage the politics of convincing people to accept so large
a part of their pay in a form that often does not allow them to spend
it as they see fit.
The financial and political influence of this medical community completely
controls virtually every diabetes publication in the country. Many diabetes
publications are subsidised by ads for diabetes supplies. No diabetes
editor is going to allow the truth to be printed in his magazine. This
is why the diabetic only pays about one-quarter to one-third of the cost
of printing the magazine he depends upon for accurate information. The
rest is subsidised by diabetes manufacturers with a vested commercial
interest in preventing diabetics from curing their diabetes. When looking
for a magazine that tells the truth about diabetes, look first to see
if it is full of ads for diabetes supplies.
And then there are the various associations that solicit annual donations
to find a cure for their proprietary disease. Every year they promise
that a cure is just around the corner—just send more money! Some
of these very same associations have been clearly implicated in providing
advice that promotes the progress of diabetes in their trusting supporters.
For example, for years they heavily promoted exchange diets,4 which are
in fact scientifically worthless—as anyone who has ever tried to
use them quickly finds out. They ridiculed the use of glycaemic tables,
which are actually very helpful to the diabetic. They promoted the use
of margarine as heart healthy, long after it was well understood that
margarine causes diabetes and promotes heart failure.5
If people ever wake up to the cure for diabetes that has been suppressed
for 40 years, these associations will soon be out of business. But until
then, they nonetheless continue to need our support.
For 40 years, medical research has consistently shown with increasing
clarity that diabetes is a degenerative disease directly caused by an
engineered food supply that is focused on profit instead of health. Although
the diligent can readily glean this information from a wealth of medical
research literature, it is generally otherwise unavailable. Certainly
this information has been, and remains, largely unavailable in the medical
schools that train our retail doctors.
Prominent among the causative agents in our modern diabetes epidemic are
the engineered fats and oils that are sold in today's supermarkets.
The first step to curing diabetes is to stop believing the lie
that the disease is incurable.
In 1922, three Canadian Nobel Prize winners, Banting, Best and Macleod,
were successful in saving the life of a fourteen-year-old diabetic girl
in Toronto General Hospital with injectable insulin.6 Eli Lilly was licensed
to manufacture this new wonder drug, and the medical community basked
in the glory of a job well done.
It wasn't until 1933 that rumours about a new rogue form of diabetes surfaced.
This was in a paper presented by Joslyn, Dublin and Marks and printed
in the American Journal of Medical Sciences. This paper, "Studies
on Diabetes Mellitus",7 discussed the emergence of a major epidemic
of a disease which looked very much like the diabetes of the early 1920s,
only it did not respond to the wonder drug, insulin. Even worse, sometimes
insulin treatment killed the patient.
This new disease became known as "insulin-resistant diabetes"
because it had the elevated blood sugar symptom of diabetes but responded
poorly to insulin therapy. Many physicians had considerable success in
treating this disease through diet. A great deal was learned about the
relationship between diet and diabetes in the 1930s and 1940s.
Diabetes, which had a per-capita incidence of 0.0028% at the turn of the
century, had by 1933 zoomed 1,000% in the United States to become a disease
seen by many doctors.8 This disease, under a variety of aliases, was destined
to go on to wreck the health of over half the American population and
incapacitate almost 20% by the 1990s.9
In 1950, the medical community became able to perform serum insulin assays.
These assays quickly revealed that this new disease wasn't classic diabetes;
it was characterised by sufficient, often excessive, blood insulin levels.
The problem was that the insulin was ineffective; it did not reduce blood
sugar. But since the disease had been known as diabetes for almost 20
years, it was renamed Type II diabetes. This was to distinguish it from
the earlier Type I diabetes, caused by insufficient insulin production
by the pancreas.
Had the dietary insights of the previous 20 years dominated the medical
scene from this point and into the late 1960s, diabetes would have become
widely recognised as curable instead of merely treatable. Instead, in
1950, a search was launched for another wonder drug to deal with the Type
II diabetes problem.
Cure versus Treatment
This new, ideal, wonder drug would be effective, like insulin, in remitting
obvious adverse symptoms of the disease but not effective in curing the
underlying disease. Thus it would be needed continually for the remaining
life of the patient. It would have to be patentable; that is, it could
not be a natural medication because these are non-patentable. Like insulin,
it would have to be highly profitable to manufacture and distribute. Mandatory
government approvals would be required to stimulate physicians to prescribe
it as a prescription drug. Testing required for these approvals would
have to be enormously expensive to prevent other, unapproved, medications
from becoming competitive.
This is the origin of the classic medical protocol of "treating the
symptoms". By doing this, both the drug company and the doctor could
prosper in business, and the patient, while not being cured of his disease,
was sometimes temporarily relieved of some of his symptoms.
Additionally, natural medications that actually cured disease would have
to be suppressed. The more effective they were, the more they would need
to be suppressed and their proponents jailed as quacks. After all, it
wouldn't do to have some cheap, effective, natural medication cure disease
in a capital-intensive monopoly market specifically designed to treat
symptoms without curing disease.
Often the natural substance really did cure disease. This is why the force
of law has been and is being used to drive the natural, often superior,
medicines from the marketplace, to remove the "cure" word from
the medical vocabulary and to undermine totally the very concept of a
free marketplace in the medical business.
Now it is clear why the "cure" word is so vigorously suppressed
by law. The FDA has extensive Orwellian regulations that prohibit the
use of the "cure" word to describe any competing medicine or
natural substance. It is precisely because many natural substances do
actually both cure and prevent disease that this word has become so frightening
to the drug and orthodox medical community.
The Commercial Value of Symptoms
After the drug development policy was redesigned to focus on ameliorating
symptoms rather than curing disease, it became necessary to reinvent the
way drugs were marketed. This was done in 1949 in the midst of a major
epidemic of insulin-resistant diabetes.
So, in 1949, the US medical community reclassified the symptoms of diabetes10
along with many other disease symptoms into diseases in their own right.
With this reclassification as the new basis for diagnosis, competing medical
speciality groups quickly seized upon related groups of symptoms as their
own proprietary symptoms set.
Thus the heart specialist, endocrinologist, allergist, kidney specialist
and many others started to treat the symptoms for which they felt responsible.
As the underlying cause of the disease was widely ignored, all focus on
actually curing anything was completely lost.
Heart failure, for example, which had previously been understood often
to be but a symptom of diabetes, now became a disease not directly connected
to diabetes. It became fashionable to think that diabetes "increased
cardiovascular risk". The causal role of a failed blood-sugar control
system in heart failure became obscured.
Consistent with the new medical paradigm, none of the treatments offered
by the heart specialist actually cures, or is even intended to cure, their
proprietary disease. For example, the three-year survival rate for bypass
surgery is almost exactly the same as if no surgery was undertaken.11
Today, over half of the people in America suffer from one or more symptoms
of this disease. In its beginnings, it became well known to physicians
as Type II diabetes, insulin-resistant diabetes, insulin resistance, adult-onset
diabetes or, more rarely, hyperinsulinaemia.
According to the American Heart Association, almost 50% of Americans suffer
from one or more symptoms of this disease. One third of the US population
is morbidly obese; half of the population is overweight. Type II diabetes,
also called adult-onset diabetes, now appears routinely in six-year-old
Many degenerative diseases can be traced to a massive failure of the endocrine
system. This was well known to the physicians of the 1930s as insulin-resistant
diabetes. This basic underlying disorder is known to be a derangement
of the blood-sugar control system by badly engineered fats and oils. It
is exacerbated and complicated by the widespread lack of other essential
nutrition that the body needs to cope with the metabolic consequences
of these poisons.
All fats and oils are not equal. Some are healthy and beneficial; many,
commonly available in the supermarket, are poisonous. The health distinction
is not between saturated and unsaturated, as the fats and oils industry
would have us believe. Many saturated oils and fats are highly beneficial;
many unsaturated oils are highly poisonous. The important health distinction
is between natural and engineered.
There exists great dishonesty in advertising in the fats and oils industry.
It is aimed at creating a market for cheap junk oils such as soy, cottonseed
and rapeseed oils.
With an informed and aware public, these oils would have no market at
all, and the USA—indeed, the world—would have far fewer cases
Epidemiological Lifestyle Link
As early as 1901, efforts had been made to manufacture and sell food products
by the use of automated factory machinery because of the immense profits
that were possible. Most of the early efforts failed because people were
inherently suspicious of food that wasn't farm fresh and because the technology
was poor. As long as people were prosperous, suspicious food products
made little headway. Crisco,12 the artificial shortening, was once given
away free in 21/2 lb cans in an unsuccessful effort to influence American
housewives to trust and buy the product in preference to lard.
Margarine was introduced and was bitterly opposed by the dairy states
in the USA. With the advent of the Depression of the 1930s, margarine,
Crisco and a host of other refined and hydrogenated products began to
make significant penetration into the food markets of America. Support
for dairy opposition to margarine faded during World War II because there
wasn't enough butter for the needs of both the civilian population and
the military.13 At this point, the dairy industry, having lost much support,
simply accepted a diluted market share and concentrated on supplying the
Flax oils and fish oils, which were common in the stores and considered
dietary staples before the American population became diseased, have disappeared
from the shelf. The last supplier of flax oil to the major distribution
chains was Archer Daniels Midland, and it stopped producing and supplying
the product in 1950.
More recently, one of the most important of the remaining, genuinely beneficial,
fats was subjected to a massive media disinformation campaign that portrayed
it as a saturated fat that causes heart failure. As a result, it has virtually
disappeared from the supermarket shelves. Thus was coconut oil removed
from the food chain and replaced with soy oil, cottonseed oil and rapeseed
oil.14 Our parents and grandparents would never have swapped a fine, healthy
oil like coconut oil for these cheap, junk oils. It was shortly after
this successful media blitz that the US populace lost its war on fat.
For many years, coconut oil had been our most effective dietary weight-control
The history of the engineered adulteration of our once-clean food supply
exactly parallels the rise of the epidemic of diabetes and hyperinsulinaemia
now sweeping the United States as well as much of the rest of the world.
The second step to a cure for this disease epidemic is to stop believing
the lie that our food supply is safe and nutritious.
The Nature of the Disease
Diabetes is classically diagnosed as a failure of the body to metabolise
carbohydrates properly. Its defining symptom is a high blood-glucose level.
Type I diabetes results from insufficient insulin production by the pancreas.
Type II diabetes results from ineffective insulin. In both types, the
blood-glucose level remains elevated. Neither insufficient insulin nor
ineffective insulin can limit post-prandial (after-eating) blood sugar
to the normal range. In established cases of Type II diabetes, these elevated
blood sugar levels are often preceded and accompanied by chronically elevated
insulin levels and by serious distortions of other endocrine hormonal
The ineffective insulin is no different from effective insulin. Its ineffectiveness
lies in the failure of the cell population to respond to it. It is not
the result of any biochemical defect in the insulin itself. Therefore,
it is appropriate to note that this is a disease that affects almost every
cell in the 70 trillion or so cells of the body. All of these cells are
dependent upon the food that we eat for the raw materials they need for
self repair and maintenance.
The classification of diabetes as a failure to metabolise carbohydrates
is a traditional classification that originated in the early 19th century
when little was known about metabolic diseases or processes.15 Today,
with our increased knowledge of these processes, it would appear quite
appropriate to define Type II diabetes more fundamentally as a failure
of the body to metabolise fats and oils properly. This failure results
in a loss of effectiveness of insulin and in the consequent failure to
metabolise carbohydrates. Unfortunately, much medical insight into this
matter, except at the research level, remains hampered by its 19th-century
Thus Type II diabetes and its early hyperinsulinaemic symptoms are whole-body
symptoms of this basic cellular failure to metabolise glucose properly.
Each cell of the body, for reasons which are becoming clearer, finds itself
unable to transport glucose from the bloodstream to its interior. The
glucose then remains in the bloodstream, or is stored as body fat or as
glycogen, or is otherwise disposed of in urine.
It appears that when insulin binds to a cell membrane receptor, it initiates
a complex cascade of biochemical reactions inside the cell. This causes
a class of glucose transporters known as GLUT4 molecules to leave their
parking area inside the cell and travel to the inside surface of the plasma
When in the membrane, they migrate to special areas of the membrane called
caveolae areas.16 There, by another series of biochemical reactions, they
identify and hook up with glucose molecules and transport them into the
interior of the cell by a process called endocytosis. Within the cell's
interior, this glucose is then burned as fuel by the mitochondria to produce
energy to power cellular activity. Thus these GLUT4 transporters lower
glucose in the bloodstream by transporting it out of the bloodstream into
all the cells of the body.
Many of the molecules involved in these glucose- and insulin-mediated
pathways are lipids; that is, they are fatty acids. A healthy plasma cell
membrane, now known to be an active player in the glucose scenario, contains
a complement of cis-type w=3 unsaturated fatty acids.17 This makes the
membrane relatively fluid and slippery. When these cis- fatty acids are
chronically unavailable because of our diet, trans- fatty acids and short-
and medium-chain saturated fatty acids are substituted in the cell membrane.
These substitutions make the cellular membrane stiffer and more sticky,
and inhibit the glucose transport mechanism.18
Thus, in the absence of sufficient cis omega 3 fatty acids in our diet,
these fatty acid substitutions take place, the mobility of the GLUT4 transporters
is diminished, the interior biochemistry of the cell is changed and glucose
remains elevated in the bloodstream.
Elsewhere in the body, the pancreas secretes excess insulin, the liver
manufactures fat from the excess sugar, the adipose cells store excess
fat, the body goes into a high urinary mode, insufficient cellular energy
is available for bodily activity and the entire endocrine system becomes
distorted. Eventually, pancreatic failure occurs, body weight plummets
and a diabetic crisis is precipitated.
Although there remains much work to be done to elucidate fully all of
the steps in all of these pathways, this clearly marks the beginning of
a biochemical explanation for the known epidemiological relationship between
cheap, engineered dietary fats and oils and the onset of Type II diabetes.
Orthodox Medical Treatment
After the diagnosis of diabetes, modern orthodox medical treatment consists
of either oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin.
• Oral hypoglycaemic agents
In 1955, oral hypoglycaemic drugs were introduced. Currently available
oral hypoglycaemic agents fall into five classifications according to
their biophysical mode of action.19 These classes are: biguanides; glucosidase
inhibitors; meglitinides; sulphonylureas; and thiazolidinediones.
The biguanides lower blood sugar in three ways. They inhibit the normal
release by the liver of its glucose stores, they interfere with intestinal
absorption of glucose from ingested carbohydrates, and they are said to
increase peripheral uptake of glucose.
The glucosidase inhibitors are designed to inhibit the amylase enzymes
produced by the pancreas and which are essential to the digestion of carbohydrates.
The theory is that if the digestion of carbohydrates is inhibited, the
blood sugar level cannot be elevated.
The meglitinides are designed to stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin
in a patient that likely already has an elevated level of insulin in their
bloodstream. Only rarely does the doctor even measure the insulin level.
Indeed, these drugs are frequently prescribed without any knowledge of
the pre-existing insulin level. The fact that an elevated insulin level
is almost as damaging as an elevated glucose level is widely ignored.
The sulphonylureas are another pancreatic stimulant class designed to
stimulate the production of insulin. Serum insulin determinations are
rarely made by the doctor before he prescribes these drugs. They are often
prescribed for Type II diabetics, many of whom already have elevated ineffective
insulin. These drugs are notorious for causing hypoglycaemia as a side
The thiazolidinediones are famous for causing liver cancer. One of them,
Rezulin, was approved in the USA through devious political infighting,
but failed to get approval in the UK because it was known to cause liver
cancer. The doctor who had responsibility to approve it at the FDA refused
to do so. It was only after he was replaced by a more compliant official
that Rezulin gained approval by the FDA. It went on to kill well over
100 diabetes patients and cripple many others before the fight to get
it off the market was finally won. Rezulin was designed to stimulate the
uptake of glucose from the bloodstream by the peripheral cells and to
inhibit the normal secretion of glucose by the liver. The politics of
why this drug ever came onto market, and then remained in the market for
such an unexplainable length of time with regulatory agency approval,
is not clear.20 As of April 2000, lawsuits commenced to clarify this situation.21
Today, insulin is prescribed for both the Type I and Type II diabetics.
Injectable insulin substitutes for the insulin that the body no longer
produces. Of course, this treatment, while necessary for preserving the
life of the Type I diabetic, is highly questionable when applied to the
Type II diabetic.
It is important to note that neither insulin nor any of these oral hypoglycaemic
agents exerts any curative action whatsoever on any type of diabetes.
None of these medical strategies is designed to normalise the cellular
uptake of glucose by the cells that need it to power their activity.
The prognosis with this orthodox treatment is increasing disability and
early death from heart or kidney failure or the failure of some other
Alternative Medical Treatment
The third step to a cure for this disease is to become informed and to
apply an alternative methodology that is soundly based upon good science.
Effective alternative treatment that directly leads to a cure is available
today for some Type I and for many Type II diabetics. About 5% of the
diabetic population suffers from Type I diabetes; about 95% has Type II
diabetes.22 Gestational diabetes is simply ordinary diabetes contracted
by a woman who is pregnant.
For the Type I diabetic, an alternative methodology for the treatment
of Type I diabetes is now available. It was developed in modern hospitals
in Madras, India, and subjected to rigorous double-blind studies to prove
its efficacy.23 It operates to restore normal pancreatic beta cell function
so that the pancreas can again produce insulin as it should. This approach
apparently was capable of curing Type I diabetes in over 60% of the patients
on whom it was tested. The major complication lies in whether the antigens
that originally led to the autoimmune destruction of these beta cells
have disappeared from or remain in the body. If they remain, a cure is
less likely; if they have disappeared, the cure is more likely. For reasons
already discussed, this methodology is not likely to appear in the United
States any time soon, and certainly not in the American orthodox medical
The goal of any effective alternative program is to repair and restore
the body's own blood-sugar control mechanism. It is the malfunctioning
of this mechanism that, over time, directly causes all of the many debilitating
symptoms that make orthodox treatment so financially rewarding for the
diabetes industry. For Type II diabetes, the steps in the program are:24
• Repair the faulty blood sugar control system.
This is done simply by substituting clean, healthy, beneficial fats and
oils in the diet for the pristine-looking but toxic trans-isomer mix found
in attractive plastic containers on supermarket shelves. Consume only
flax oil, fish oil and occasionally cod liver oil until blood sugar starts
to stabilise. Then add back healthy oils such as butter, coconut oil,
olive oil and clean animal fat. Read labels; refuse to consume cheap junk
oils when they appear in processed food or on restaurant menus. Diabetics
are chronically short of minerals; they need to add a good-quality, broad-spectrum
mineral supplement to the diet.
• Control blood sugar manually during the recovery
cycle. Under medical supervision, gradually discontinue
all oral hypoglycaemic agents along with any additional drugs given to
counteract their side effects. Develop natural blood-sugar control by
the use of glycaemic tables, by consuming frequent small meals (including
fibre-rich foods), by regular post-prandial exercise, and by the complete
avoidance of all sugars along with the judicious use of only non-toxic
sweeteners.25 Avoid alcohol until blood sugar stabilises in the normal
range. Keep score by using a pinprick-type glucose meter. Keep track of
everything you do with a medical diary.
• Restore a proper balance of healthy fats and oils
when the blood sugar controller again works. Permanently
remove from the diet all cheap, toxic, junk fats and oils as well as the
processed and restaurant foods that contain them. When the blood sugar
controller again starts to work correctly, gradually introduce additional
healthy foods to the diet. Test the effect of these added foods by monitoring
blood sugar levels with the pinprick-type blood sugar monitor. Be sure
to include the results of these tests in your diary also.
• Continue the program until normal insulin values
are also restored after blood sugar levels begin to stabilise in the normal
region. Once blood sugar levels fall into the normal range, the pancreas
will gradually stop overproducing insulin. This process
will typically take a little longer and can be tested by having your physician
send a sample of your blood to a lab for a serum insulin determination.
A good idea is to wait a couple of months after blood sugar control is
restored and then have your physician check your insulin level. It's nice
to have blood sugar in the normal range; it's even nicer to have this
accomplished without excess insulin in the bloodstream.
• Separately repair the collateral damage done by the
disease. Vascular problems caused by a chronically elevated
glucose level will normally reverse themselves without conscious effort.
The effects of retinopathy and of peripheral neuropathy, for example,
will usually self repair. However, when the fine capillaries in the basement
membranes of the kidneys begin to leak due to chronic high blood glucose,
the kidneys compensate by laying down scar tissue to prevent the leakage.
This scar tissue remains even after the diabetes is cured, and is the
reason why the kidney damage is not believed to self repair.
A word of warning… When retinopathy develops, there may be a temptation
to have the damage repaired by laser surgery. This laser technique stops
the retinal bleeding by creating scar tissue where the leaks have developed.
This scar tissue will prevent normal healing of the fine capillaries in
the eye when the diabetes is reversed. By reversing the diabetes instead
of opting for laser surgery, there is an excellent chance that the eye
will heal completely. However, if laser surgery is done, this healing
will always be complicated by the scar tissue left by the laser.
The arterial and vascular damage done by years of elevated sugar and insulin
and by the proliferation of systemic candida will slowly reverse due to
improved diet. However, it takes many years to clean out the arteries
by this form of oral chelation. Arterial damage can be reversed much more
quickly by using intravenous chelation therapy.26 What would normally
take many years through diet alone can often be done in six months with
intravenous therapy. This is reputed to be effective over 80% of the time.
For obvious reasons, don't expect your doctor to approve of this, particularly
if he's a heart specialist.
The prognosis is usually swift recovery from the disease and restoration
of normal health and energy levels in a few months to a year or more.
The length of time that it takes to effect a cure depends upon how long
the disease was allowed to develop.
For those who work quickly to reverse the disease after early discovery,
the time is usually a few months or less. For those who have had the disease
for many years, this recovery time may lengthen to a year or more. Thus,
there is good reason to get busy reversing this disease as soon as it
becomes clearly identified.
By the time you get to this point in this article, and if we've done a
good job of explaining our diabetes epidemic, you should know what causes
it, what orthodox medical treatment is all about, and why diabetes has
become a national and international disgrace.
Of even greater importance, you have become acquainted with a self-help
program that has demonstrated great potential to actually cure this disease.
About the Author:
Thomas Smith is a reluctant medical investigator, having been forced into
curing his own diabetes because it was obvious that his doctor would not
or could not cure it.
He has published the results of his successful diabetes investigation
in his self-help manual, Insulin: Our Silent Killer, written for the layperson
but also widely valued by the medical practitioner. This manual details
the steps required to reverse Type II diabetes and references the work
being done with Type I diabetes. The book may be purchased from the author
at PO Box 7685, Loveland, Colorado 80537, USA (North American residents
send $US25.00; overseas residents should contact the author for payment
and shipping instructions).
Thomas Smith has also posted a great deal of useful information about
diabetes on his website, http://www.Healingmatters.com.
He can be contacted by telephone at +1 (970) 669 9176 and by email at
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25. Many popular artificial sweeteners on sale in the supermarket are
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to Dr. Paul Eck:
Candida growth thrives
when oxidative metabolism is severely reduced. As I said, oxidative metabolism
is necessary to metabolize proteins and fats.
occurs in the energy-producing Kreb‘s cycle. If the cycle fails
to go through to completion because some mineral is deficient or bio-unavailable
(i.e. present, but not usable), then you have arrested aerobic metabolism.
How sick you become depends on how much of your aerobic metabolism is
It is impairment of
aerobic metabolism that allows yeast to grow. Under such conditions, the
body has to adapt to an anaerobic metabolism. In other words, it begins
to rely more and more on the primitive metabolic cycle that occurs without
oxygen. The result is the growth of fungi, yeast, and cancer cells.
In such a state, sugar
metabolism dominates the body. The metabolism of proteins and fats is
impaired. This is precisely what you find in a cancer victim, and in a
That's what relates
diabetes to cancer. The principle is the same. A problem with aerobic
metabolism leads to the cells dependence on non-oxygen or anaerobic metabolism.
It is my belief that
candida is a symptom that appears before the cancer becomes evident. It
is a precursor, an indicator.
Eating foods with
yeast is not the problem, as many have been told. Candida is caused because
of an entire shift in metabolism away from oxygen-based metabolic cycles
to non-oxygen metabolism used by primitive cells that ferment, such as
Not eating bread,
or not eating fermented foods like pickles is not the answer.
Candida yeast itself
is a product of fermentation. One of the products of fermentation is alcohol.
You can become an alcoholic due to yeast fermenting in the body. Some
claim the resulting symptoms are similar to alcohol intoxication.
It's an anaerobic
process--alcohol is a product of yeast formation, whether it occurs in
a brewery, or in the body.
The connection to
cancer depends on how long you have had candida and how bad you have it.
The symptoms and metabolic
dysfunctions associated with candida are progressive. They depend on the
degree to which anaerobic metabolism is dominating the entire cellular
one reason or another, aerobic metabolism declines with age! This is why
cancer is primarily a disease associated with the aging process. The decline
in oxygen-based metabolism is associated with various diseases.
These separate diseases are progressive manifestations of the same physiological
An excellent example
of progressive disease is diabetes. Diabetes starts out initially as hypoglycemia.
It then progresses into dysinsulinism, and generally ends in the disease
Diabetes and cancer is the same process: dehydration and death.
A condition called
dysinsulism is a condition best described as a fluctuation in blood sugar
levels: sometimes low, sometimes high. But eventually, you end up with
your blood sugar high all of the time. This is diabetes.
This same type of
downward progression occurs with candida.
When candida begins,
the last thing on your mind is cancer. But cancer is merely the end of
a long, long road. In the beginning, all you may notice is the bad odor
of candida, which is one of the most common symptoms. I remember the time
when I was taking a plane ride home. The man next to me blurted out, “Do
you ever take a bath?”
I was so shocked I
could hardly answer him.
When I got home, I
unbuttoned my shirt and realized that I had a bubbly, yeast infection
under my arms, and my blood sugar was also high. I have always noticed
that candida appears when my blood sugar goes up. The yeast odor is different
from a regular rash, and that‘s what the man on the plane noticed.
Other symptoms associated
with rising blood sugar and yeast are when, all of a sudden, the skin
under a wedding ring becomes sore and inflamed for no reason. Or, you
may notice your scalp becoming itchy, also for no apparent reason.
If a person is observant,
he will notice that these periods of high sugar can be caused during periods
of personal despair, and that‘s why any profound unhappiness, if
it persists over years, can generate first the chemistry of candida and
diabetes, and then eventually cancer. Under a prolonged periods of feeling
powerless, the stress is so great the your body will break down its tissues
and turn them into sugar. So a person can avoid excess carbohydrates and
still have high sugar.
In both diabetes
and cancer, there is a wasting away of muscles because the body attacks
the muscles and uses them as a source of food. When sugar metabolism is
impaired, the body must seek out another source of sugar. Your own proteins
become the target because 50% of tissue protein can be converted to sugar.
Diabetics are dehydrated. The diabetic dries out and loses weight. Cancer
patients also become dehydrated, lose weight, wrinkle up and die. The
same process occurs in both diabetes and cancer: dehydration and death.
A cancer patient can
never get enough water. I remember my aunt when she was dying of cancer.
I used to hold a bottle of water with a straw in it. She needed to drink
water almost on a constant basis. She and other cancer patients suffer
from protein breakdown, the same manifestations occur in diabetics.
The wasting away process
is similar in both advanced cancer patients and advanced diabetics.
People are concerned
about diabetes but they are afraid to worry about it. You know, diabetes,
like cancer, is associated with a deep fear, and rightly so. People should
know that diabetes is the Number Two killer in America. It is associated
with heart disease, atherosclerosis, gangrene poisoning, and infections.
There are over thirty-five
different dysfunctions associated with diabetes: cataracts, blindness,
a whole array of diseases.
I would say that people
are more afraid to talk about diabetes than cancer. At least cancer today
has been brought out into the open. It‘s like the gays coming out
of the closet. Diabetes is difficult to talk about because it is not as
yet an accepted disease.
Of all the healthfood
people I have ever known, the more they were into it, the sicker they
I have never met a
healthfood person that wasn‘t sick, but they don‘t want to
admit it. They are getting diabetes, but they either aren‘t talking
about it, or because of its many different symptoms, they don‘t
realize they have it. Unrecognized diabetes symptoms that can catch you
Everyone thinks they
know the main symptoms of diabetes: excess thirst, frequent urination,
loss of energy, and a desire for sweets. But it depends on the health
of the person‘s kidneys, liver and other organs. It also depends
on the level of the sugar in the bloodstream.
I would venture to
say that for every case that manifests all the classical symptoms of excessive
thirst and urination, there are ten cases that never manifest these symptoms.
I have talked to thousands
of people and warned them of potential problems with glucose intolerance.
Most of them don‘t listen to me, because very few want to face the
fact that they may have diabetes.
But then, three to
five years later, these people come back and tell me I was right: they
now have diabetes. It just took time for the classical symptoms to show
up. Out-of-control dandruff can be caused by diabetes. The dandruff will
get better or worse depending on the blood sugar.
Some of the less-common
symptoms of diabetes would include dryness in the mouth, when your mouth
feels like cotton candy. Rather common signs are little-skin tags or skin
growths which appear under your arms. Your feet are commonly colder and
Your toenails can
dry out, flake-off and turn yellowish, and because of dryness, become
Blurring of vision
is a major problem. The eyes are more sensitive to sugar than any other
tissues. Approximately 70% of blindness is caused by diabetes.
Finally, there is
a symptom that almost everyone considers trivial, but it is not. I am
talking about chronic dry skin. The body is drying up, i.e. dehydrating.
High sugar levels
result in dehydration of the tissues. This is because the body flushes
out its fluids in an attempt to rid itself of excess sugars.
In addition, because
of the excessive breakdown of tissue proteins, aging of the skin is occurring.
Signs of blood sugar
problems need to be paid careful attention to.
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