What’s Going On With Diabetes?

Severe cases of diabetes require taking insulin as well as other medication. But these medications come with adverse side effects, yet they do not heal diabetes but suppress the symptoms. There is little to be done with Type I diabetes. Type II diabetes patients are fortunate enough since it is controllable, reversible, and even preventable. Being a lifestyle disease, these patients blame themselves, but that does not help.

Thousands of years ago, human beings were hunters and gatherers. They hunted animals and relied on their environment for food. The environment provides natural foods, which are low in sugar. These people did not have complex health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Nowadays, processed foods, which are rich in sugar and starch form 90% of the diet. These foods result in high blood sugar levels leading to increased production of insulin. It reaches a time when the pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin to deal with the high blood sugar levels. Most of the population has belly fat, adipose tissue, which releases inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines decrease the bodies responsiveness to insulin.

The pancreas secretes the amylin hormone. Amylin is released when the stomach is full, and it also tells the liver to stop producing glucose. When the pancreas is not functioning properly, amylin is not released properly, so no message is sent to the liver to stop releasing glucose, and one still feels like eating even on a full stomach.

Adrenal stress causes blood sugar anomalies. Too much adrenal activity results in a spike in the blood sugar level. A fatigued adrenal gland causes ineffective blood sugar control. The increased blood sugar levels affect the kidneys and the cardiovascular system. Elevated levels of insulin in the body can trigger an autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland.

Optimal body functioning involves a series of functions, which depend on each other. Blood sugar level imbalance interferes with most if not all body functions.

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