What Doctors aren’t telling you about Diabetes
Do you know anyone with Diabetes — Can you avoid it?
Do you even know EXACTLY what diabetes is and what it does to you? And more importantly, what causes or contributes to it?
You better know…
Because currently about 25 million people in the US have it, and health experts estimate that by the year 2050, as many as 1 in 3 people could have it.
Chances are excellent that if you don’t know enough about it, that 1 in 3 could include YOU.
If it’s poorly controlled (or worse yet, undiagnosed), diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, high blood pressure, gangrenous infections (that may require amputation) blindness, strokes and even death.
And don’t expect your doctor to lead you to a cure or prevention. There’s too much money in “treating” all the symptoms of the problems I just listed. Sad but true.
But no worries…
Because you can easily lower your risk for diabetes by 10X or more with a few simple tweaks. Hardly anyone should ever get diabetes if they’re responsible at all with their body.
Here’s what you must know about diabetes, along with some surprising facts about what may be causing it and what you can do about it:
In a perfect world
In a normal, healthy body, when food is eaten and broken down, glucose (our main source of fuel) enters the bloodstream. That sounds the alarm for the pancreas to secrete the hormone insulin, which tells your body’s cells to absorb and use the glucose. That way, your body has the fuel it needs and the level of sugar in your blood is regulated.
When this happy picture goes bad, you end up with diabetes.
Diabetes–Type I vs. Type II
Diabetes is a degenerative disease that stems from either:
1- Not having enough insulin
This is where the pancreas can’t make insulin and it’s also known as Type I diabetes. It usually appears in childhood but can also appear in adults if the pancreas is damaged due to injury or disease.
2- Insulin resistance
This is a condition where your body produces insulin but doesn’t use it properly. Instead your cells don’t respond like they should–they “ignore” the insulin and close the door on the glucose. As a result, your body needs to produce MORE insulin to “force” glucose to enter your cells.
Your pancreas gets stressed trying to keep up with this increased need for insulin, and eventually it can’t. Then excess glucose builds up in your bloodstream, and you are looking at Type II diabetes.
Type II diabetes is FAR more common–90% of diabetics are Type II vs. only 10% being Type I.
So what causes or contributes to diabetes?
Here are some well-known and other not-so-well-known factors behind diabetes:
1) Processed foods and refined carbohydrates
This packs on the pounds and creates a vicious cycle in your body that begs for diabetes.
Here’s what’s happening:
Most nutrient-poor processed foods and refined carbohydrates (sugars, white flour, white rice and all products made with them), basically turn to nothing but sugar (glucose) in your body.
If your body burns up the glucose for energy, that’s fine. But the problem arises when there is SO much excess glucose over and above what you need for daily fuel.
Excess glucose not used by your body is stored as…
And most people are eating WAY too many processed, refined foods day in and day out, and packing on the fat as a result.
Plus, you’re tempting fate with your pancreas. Having excessive amounts of glucose in your blood consistently is a great way to stress your pancreas because it has to operate in overdrive to keep up with your insulin needs.
Eventually it either can’t keep up, or your cells become resistant to the insulin.
Diabetes in the making.
2) Unbalanced estrogen
Having excess estrogen is a contributing factor in the development of diabetes. This explains why menopausal women have five times more diabetes than men, since estrogen becomes more dominant during menopause.
3) The use of prednisone (synthetic cortisone)
Elevated cortisol commonly goes hand in hand with elevated blood sugar.
4) Enzyme deficiencies
Diabetics are commonly deficient in lipase (the enzyme that digests fats) which is needed for the metabolism of insulin and for the best “acceptance” of the glucose by your cells.
Insulin metabolism can be hampered or markedly reduced depending on the amount of undigested fat you have floating around in your blood. So clearly, it’s essential to have the enzymes you need to properly digest fats.
What you can do
There are two very effective measures you can take to avoid stressing your pancreas and encourage your body to properly metabolize insulin and glucose:
1. Eat fewer processed foods and refined carbs
In the Great Taste No Pain health system, I show you delicious ways to enjoy REAL foods — whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish. And the meals are all easily digested, so you get the nutrients from your foods, instead of having them destroyed with overproduction of acid and poor digestion.
These are foods that are nutrient-dense and don’t result in the harmful onslaught of sugar in your body like processed and refined foods. That means less excess glucose to turn to fat, and less likelihood of insulin resistance and the resulting type II diabetes.
And ladies, better digestion also means that excess estrogen can be properly eliminated with your bowel movements, instead of being reabsorbed and contributing to diabetes like I mentioned in #2) above.
Plus when you do what I tell you to do in GTNP, you feel fuller longer, so you’ll eat less. That can mean a smaller number on the scale too–how’s THAT just in time for the bathing suit season that’s upon us?
2. Give your body an enzyme boost
Unfortunately, your body doesn’t give you a nudge and say, “Hey, you’re deficient in enzymes.”
Instead it gives you subtle hints–like poor digestion, gas, bloating, acid reflux and…
That’s right. If your body doesn’t have the enzymes it needs to properly break down fats (and people with a diet rich in fats and/or who have lost their gallbladder are prime candidates), you are reducing your body’s ability to respond to insulin.
A recipe for diabetes.
That’s why it’s essential to eat lots of enzyme-containing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
And take a top-shelf enzyme supplement like Digestizol Max.
Digestizol Max contains a potent, effective blend of 14 plant-derived enzymes that will get to work immediately and help your body break down proteins, carbs and fats like it should.
When your digestion is accomplished efficiently, you can feel the difference from head to toe:
– Your body can eliminate wastes and toxins better, so you have less overall inflammation and fewer aches and pains.
– Excess weight comes off more easily.
– You have easy, regular bowel movements.
– Less gas, bloating and flatulence.
And: You are less likely to get diabetes.
If you’re carrying excess weight and/or have diabetes in your family history, it’s crucial that you do all you can to prevent this disease from striking you.
It can cost you a limb, your sight or even your life.
Your chances of being a diabetic could be as high as 1 in 3.
Don’t let that happen to you. Beat the statistics.
Let the power of Great Taste No Pain and Digestizol Max help keep YOU healthy and diabetes-free into your golden years and beyond.
To your health,