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Towards real freedom of choice in healthcare
For over a century now, the pharmaceutical industry has been engaged in a deliberate attempt to steer patients away from drug-free approaches to medicine. The extent to which it has been successful in this is reflected in the vast influence it now has over the media, regulators and politicians, as well as on clinical medicine and research. You do have a choice.
Did You Know These Diabetes Facts?
Diabetes is not just about high blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder and it does not appear in the body as an isolated condition. Diabetes is actually an intricate part of a group of metabolic disorders often referred to as the metabolic syndrome. These metabolic disorders appear in stages with each stage reinforcing and amplifying all the other stages.
These metabolic disorders can include acidosis, chloride and bicarbonate deficiencies, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and obesity (especially abdominal),atherosclerosis, cancer and etc.
There are acute differences between early and advanced stages of the metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Thus, it doesn’t make sense to treat all people with type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome the same. In the early stages of the metabolic syndrome, people suffer from both hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia. In the latter stage of these metabolic abnormalities, people suffer from heart disease, cancer and digestive disorders. That's why the management of diabetes depends on the stages of the disease.
Diabetes (or diabetes mellitus) is arguably the biggest health problem facing our nation today. According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had diabetes in 2012. And that number is growing daily.
What is Diabetes? You have diabetes when your blood sugar level (also called blood glucose level) rises above normal and stays elevated.Glucose is a simple sugar that is a major source of fuel for cells and energy for the entire body. Our body converts most of the food we consume into glucose. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, makes the hormone insulin, which helps glucose and other nutrients enter the cells. However, when there is either not enough insulin in the bloodstream to open the cells so that nutrients can get in, or the cells stop responding to the insulin, the cells literally starve to death.Three Main Types of Diabetes
Type 1 DiabetesAlso referred to as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes, type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to make insulin. It usually appears before the age of 20, although it can present at any time in your life.Type 1 diabetes is considered an autoimmune disease that attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, and it cannot be prevented or reversed.
Type 2 DiabetesType 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes do produce insulin. However, the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body does not use it properly—a condition known as insulin resistance. These insulin imbalances cause glucose to build up in the blood, which leads to cell damage throughout the body.With the right diet and lifestyle adjustments, type 2 diabetes is can be treated and often reversed.
Gestational DiabetesDiabetes can also occur during pregnancy as a result of fluctuating hormone levels. This condition, called gestational diabetes, usually resolves itself after the woman delivers her baby.
More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Diabetes
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: DIABESITY EPIDEMIC
The combination of diabetes and obesity—now termed “diabesity” by some experts—is the largest epidemic in human history.The harbingers of diabesity can go undetected for years, as conventional medicine focuses on various biomarkers while ignoring the key factor that links obesity and diabetes: inflammation.Curcumin has been shown to impose an anti-inflammatory blockade across multiple systems ravaged by “diabesity.”Curcumin was shown to increase glucose metabolism in the liver while simultaneously reducing expression of glucose-producing genes.Curcumin intervenes at nearly every stage in the process of diabetic progress, enhancing liver, kidney, and endothelial function, providing optimal cardiac defense, and boosting levels of primary antioxidants while suppressing pro-inflammatory cytokines generated by fatty tissue.Carnitine helps the body burn fat as energy. Formulations of carnitine such as L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine have been found to help improve insulin sensitivity and blood lipid profiles in individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes.Vitamin E helps reduce oxidative stress and improve insulin action.Magnesium is frequently deficient in people with diabetes. Magnesium supplementation has been found to improve insulin sensitivity and promote healthy blood pressure levels.
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Natural Eradication of Cardiovascular Disease
Every second man and woman in the industrialized world dies from the consequences of atherosclerotic deposits in the coronary arteries (leading to heart attack) or in the arteries supplying blood to the brain (leading to stroke). The epidemic spread of these cardiovascular diseases is largely due to the fact that, until now, the true nature of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease has been insufficiently understood.
According to Linus Pauling and others, the condition that doctors euphemistically label as "coronary heart disease" is not a disease at all. Rather, it is a symptom of an enzyme missing in humans that is needed in order to make ascorbic acid (vitamin C) from glucose in the liver - the enzyme gulonolactone oxidase, or GLO.
Because humans cannot make vitamin C in the liver like most animals, they require high levels of ascorbic acid in the diet in order to manufacture the vast amounts of collagen required for the maintenance of blood vessels, bones, disks, organs, skin, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and teeth. The coronary arteries typically suffer the scorbutic (scurvy) effect from the lack of vitamin C and collagen and begin to deterioriate first because they are subject to the greatest degree of mechanical stress from the pumping action of the beating heart.
Without collagen the ground substance (intima) of the blood vessels becomes weak and watery, which in turn allows lipoprotein(a) cholesterol to penetrate the tissue to "patch" the blood vessels so that they do not rupture and kill you much sooner than a heart attack would. The process whereby the body utilizes cholesterol in this way in the absence of collagen through vitamin C deficiency is quite miraculous, and despite the bum rap that cholesterol has gotten for years as being the "cause" of heart disease, it is actually lifesaving.
Learn more about Cellular HealthConventional medicine is largely confined to treating the symptoms of this disease. Calcium antagonists, beta-blockers, nitrates and other drugs are prescribed to alleviate angina pain. Surgical procedures (angioplasty and bypass surgery) are applied to improve blood flow mechanically. Rarely does conventional medicine target the underlying problem: the instability of the vascular wall, which triggers the development of atherosclerotic deposits.Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying causes of these conditions and leads to the effective prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease. Scientific research and clinical studies have already documented the particular value of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lysine, proline and other ingredients in Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease and improving the health of patients with existing cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra-Sidestepping Stroke
Hypertension is actually promoted far more by excess fructose than excess salt, and the amount of salt Americans eat pales in comparison to the amount of fructose they consume on a daily basis. I'm convinced that sugar/fructose—rather than salt—is the major driving force behind our skyrocketing hypertension rates. (If you're struggling with hypertension, you can read my full recommendations for normalizing your blood pressure ). Blood pressure drops as much in low-sugar studies as it did in the DASH-sodium study, but this fact has been conveniently ignored.
Death rates from stroke have declined over the years, but the human and economic toll strokes render is still staggering. More than three quarters of a million Americans are affected each year, of which about 134,000 die. The deficits encountered by survivors make stroke a leading cause of functional disability.
There are, of course, two kinds of strokes. The most common type is called an ischemic stroke and occurs when a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain becomes narrow due to plaque formation. A clot may form and block the artery (thrombotic) or break off from elsewhere in the brain or body and create a blockage (embolic). If blood flow stops for more than a few seconds, the brain cells served by the specific vessel can die, causing permanent damage.
In comparison, a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened part of a blood vessel bursts, resulting in blood spilling into the adjacent brain tissue. When affected brain cells die, the functions controlled by those cells, which are often related to communication, memory, and movement, are compromised.
5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event Dr. Stephen Sanatra
1. Take the “Awesome Foursome.” There are four nutrients that can improve your heart-health significantly. They include: CoQ10 (100-200 mg), L-carnitine (1,000–1,500 mg in divided doses during the day, on an empty stomach), magnesium (at least 200–400 mg) and ribose (one teaspoon, 5 grams, twice a day).
2. Utilize the heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate.
3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, kale and spinach gives you numerous protective nutrients—including antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes. All of these elements help to protect your heart, arteries, and immune system. I recommend juicing in a blender (instead of a juicer) which leaves the fiber in. I drink 6–8 oz. of fresh juice once or twice a day, and make enough at one time to last a week.
4. Walk a mile (or more) each day. Inactivity is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease. But you don’t need to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds.
5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing. Everything from power lines and cordless or cell phones, to simple appliances like hair dryers and televisions, produces electro-pollution which has the potential to reduce heart rate variability (HRV). One of the best ways to discharge electro-pollution is with earthing—here’s what you need to know.
When it comes right down to it, clots cause strokes.
Presently, my recommendations for breaking up clots are:
Nattokinase — two 138-milligram capsules every four hours to start; then, as the condition improves, taper off to one capsule every four hours, eventually taking only one capsule three times daily.
Fish oil — 1 tablespoon three times a day to start, tapering off to 1 tablespoon, twice daily after some progress is made; then take a general maintenance dose of 1 1/2 tablespoonful daily
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) — 400 IU, three times a day to start, tapering down to 600 IU daily
Vitamin C — 2 grams, three times daily to start, then taper down to 1 gram, three times daily. (Vitamin C may not be a “clotbuster” itself, but it should always be included when your body is under stress.
It’s wonderful that you can have such good success on your own, but keep in mind that it’s always best to work closely with a doctor skilled in natural medicine. As safe as natural treatments generally are, it never hurts to err on the side of caution.
For a list of alternative and natural physicians in your area, contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine at (800)532-3688 or online at www.acam.org.
Natural Eradication of Cancer
All human cells are surrounded by collagen fibres and connective tissue. In order to grow and expand, healthy cells need to break down this extra-cellular barrier that confines them. This process is essential for life and for this reason, cells produce and secrete various enzymes that digest connective tissue components, including collagen and elastin.
It is important that these enzymes, called matrix metalloproteinases or MMPs, be regulated by sets of activators and inhibitors so that the integrity of the connective tissue is never compromised.
Excessive disintegration of connective tissue accompanies pathology and once this disintegration occurs, infectious cancer cell microbes (including viruses) can invade tissues. In extreme cases, such as in cancer, the excessive production of digestive enzymes and the disintegration of collagen and connective tissue by cancer cells are the dangerous mechanisms by which these cells invade and spread to other organs.
In his Cellular Health Series book "Cancer", Dr. Rath documents his scientific discovery that certain nutrients, including L-lysine, are powerful natural inhibitors of collagen-digesting enzymes. It is this discovery that has put Matthias Rath, Inc. on the path to defeating this devastating disease.
This cancer treatment is rated as an effective cancer treatment for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have a tissue-related cancer [including tissue in organs] and their cancer is not fast-spreading and has not spread significantly. This protocol is designed to stop the spread of cancer. For advanced cancer patients, this protocol should be considered a highly recommended supplemental protocol to deal with the very critical issue of the spreading of cancer.
How it Works
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution is designed to stop the spreading (i.e. metastasis) of cancer via stopping the destruction of the collagen matrix by enzymes secreted by cancerous cells, thus stopping the cancer from spreading. If the cancer is contained the body can usually deal with the cancer. (1)
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution
This quote explains how cancer cells spread:
Cancer cells produce and secrete millions of enzyme molecules, which, like scissors, cut collagen and tissue that surrounds cells. This picture shows how liver cancer cells use these enzymes to cut little holes in the blood vessel wall and get into the blood stream where they can travel to other organs, such as the lungs. Using the same mechanism, cancer cells can settle there and start new tumor growth.
Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Rath Foundation
This quote explains more things about the importance of the connective tissue:
Connective tissue functions not only as a mechanical support for other tissues but also as an avenue for communication and transport among other tissues. Most significantly, connective tissue is the stage for inflammation. The principal cell types involved in immunological defense are found within connective tissue. (2)
The Dr. Rath Cellular Solution consists of two amino acids, L-Lysine and L-Proline, plus Vitamin C, and a substance in Green Tea, the polyphenol catechin known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Laboratory trials and human trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of this combination.
Because of the simplicity of this treatment plan, the four nutrients in the Rath Cellular Solution should be an added part of virtually any other alternative treatment plan for cancer. It is not necessary to drink green tea, green tea extracts can easily be obtained, just make sure it has the catechin EGCG.
There are testimonials that the Rath Cellular Solution, by itself, has cured both brain cancer and bone cancer, which are two difficult types of cancer to deal with. It can be assumed the patients also had a strict diet, which is a “given” for alternative cancer treatments.
It should be noted that Dr. Rath worked with two-time Nobel Prize winning chemist Linus Pauling on a heart disease prevention program. The three key elements of the heart prevention program are the same elements in the cancer solution (excluding the EGCG).
See also the Osiecki Cancer Treatment page, it is a very similar treatment plan. In fac,t the similarity between these two treatment plans, and the fact that they were developed independently, is a very strong indication of their potential effectiveness.
Supercharging this Treatment
Since this treatment can be implemented with four supplements, a person might be tempted to say they can cure cancer by taking pills. Cancer can never be cured by just taking pills. Cancer treatments always include a strict diet of special foods that treat a person's cancer.
An alternative cancer treatment should be a complete treatment protocol. Do not forget to study the complete treatment protocol for Stage I, II and III cancer patients and the complete treatment protocol for Stage IV cancer patients:
Treatment For Stage I, II and III Cancer Patients
Treatment For Stage IV Cancer Patients
You, and only you, can decide once and for all to get control of your weight. Weight loss is the single most effective therapy for type 2 diabetes and all of its complications. High levels of fatty acids in the blood, liver, muscles, and other tissues are closely linked with insulin resistance, destruction of insulin-producing beta cells, and organ damage. Studies show that diabetes is completely reversed in three-fourths of obese patients who lose significant amounts of weight.
This is one reason I’m so enthusiastic about the fasting and mini-fast with exercise programs we’ve started at Whitaker Wellness. They’re the quickest, surest tracks to weight management. I personally lost 21 pounds on a five-day fast and have kept it off with mini-fasting (morning exercise, no food before noon).
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