In the last two decades, have watched with growing alarm the exorbitant numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes who come to my wellness clinic.
often come to see me to talk about other medical problems, but their diabetes adds a new level of complications for treatment.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s response to insulin – crucial for maintaining sugar levels in healthy blood hormone -. It becomes ineffective or insulin itself is produced in insufficient quantities
The awful trend I’m seeing in my clinic being almost exactly mirrors what is happening in the rest of America, Europe and other parts of the world.
At the same time, this modern epidemic has been paralleled by an overall increase of 46% amazing sugar in our diet over the past 30 years, according to the World Health Organization.
There is no doubt about it, the world has become a sugar addict -. And overconsumption has destroyed our metabolism and made us sick
But now it is not only the massive increase in the amount of sugar we consume … Big Pharma is also a major contributor to this explosion pandemic in the number of diabetics .
Increasing numbers of diabetics who visit my wellness clinic frustrates me, because most of these patients never should have developed the disease in the first place.
To be clear: The vast majority of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented
Our diabetes plague today has been caused by both Sugar Mountain Big Food and Big Pharma drugs -. Statins specifically
A recent study by scientists at the University of Eastern Finland analyzed six years of data from 8,749 men between the ages of 45 to 73. It is estimated that people who use statins have 46 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who don ‘t. 1
makes perfect scientific sense, because statins activate a specialized immune response that blocks insulin to control their blood sugar. 2
I think that by continuing to push these unnecessary drugs, reduce cholesterol in a larger portion of the population, large pharmaceutical companies and doctors who do their bidding violate the most sacred rule of medicine: “First, do no harm. ”
But instead of giving up statins, researchers have begun to find ways to counter the rogue immune response -. Treatment of patients as Rube Goldberg machines instead of people
A research group at McMaster University in Canada said looking at the problem. “Statins reduce lipid levels … and may be a factor contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes induced by statins These results warrant the scrutiny of insulin sensitivity while using statins. “ 3
About 43.2 million Americans now take statins and another 12.8 million are expected to start taking prescription under the expanded guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association drugs. 4
Shortly after the University of Eastern Finland study was released, the medical establishment closed ranks to defend the 30 years of junk science, which perpetuates the false relationship between cholesterol and heart disease.
Critics accused fins overstate the percentage of new diabetics. They indicated that numerous previous studies that reported that statin users will develop diabetes anywhere up to 27 percent of the time anyway. 5.6
If 56 million Americans are taking statins in the coming years, which means an even bigger explosion in the number of diabetics.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of all this is that millions of people face the risk of diabetes for little or no benefit because statins do little or nothing to prevent strokes or heart attacks.
One of the first things I always tell my patients is: “Throw your trash statins are doing more harm than good.”.
Along with increased risk of developing diabetes, patients also face the threat of numerous serious side effects 7 including:
- debilitating joint pain, muscle weakness and muscle damage; 8,9,10
- Liver damage; 11
- Cataracts; 12, 13
- nausea, diarrhea and constipation; 14
- drug-induced lupus, in which the body attacks healthy tissues by mistake as a result of an overreaction to a drug. 15
The real villain behind stroke and heart attack is inflammation, not cholesterol – and science has known for decades
However, big pharma has buried the fact under a deluge of propaganda and disinformation -. All in order to preserve its multi-billion dollar industry
is also interesting to note the epidemic of American diabetes began in 1990, some three years after lovastatin, the first statin for the mass market, went on sale to the public in 1987. 16
Of course, statins are not entirely the fault of our modern diabetes epidemic – but there is little doubt that the huge increase in the use of these destroyers of unnecessary cholesterol is an important factor that needs to be addressed
Apart from pulling statins, there are other ways to prevent diabetes type 2. Even if the genes inherited make it more prone to this disease, lifestyle and diet have a much bigger influence.
This is some of the same advice I give my patients to prevent type 2 diabetes or better control the disease if you already have:
- Retune your diet: avoid foods containing sugar and processed grains. Part of the explosion in type 2 diabetes is the result of a modern. high calorie, low nutrition diet of fast foods and sugary soft drinks. You risk of diabetes is increased by 25 percent soda 12 ounces very sweet you consume daily. 17
- more active Get: Numerous studies show that regular, moderate exercise improves the ability of your muscles to process insulin and glucose, reducing the risk of diabetes by up to 30 percent. 18, 19 Increased consumption of fast foods and beverages has been paralleled by increased leisure chair, such as television, computers and video games. My patients have had the best success with my exercise program of 12 minutes, called PACE -. Progressively Accelerating Cardiopulmonary exercise
- shed a few pounds :. If you are overweight, dropping by 7% to 10% by weight halves your chances of developing diabetes 20 Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes for seven. 21
I also help my patients to prevent diabetes by using minerals and herbs that naturally improve insulin response in the body.
For those who have already developed diabetes and also as a preventive measure, I recommend cinnamon because it improves the function of insulin in the body.
Use a teaspoon of cinnamon per day in food. Add to smoothies or coffee, or sprinkle it with yogurt.
you can also take a supplement of cinnamon. I recommend 500 mg. one day.
Some cinnamon supplements contain oils that can be toxic to the liver if taken in excess. Look supplement that say “water-soluble” on the label.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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