Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which there is
impaired glucose utilization by the body's tissues and organs.
Diabetes results from a defect in the production of insulin
by the pancreas creating a rise in blood glucose levels. Without
insulin the body cannot utilize glucose, its principal energy
source. This chronic disorder which affects more than 44,000
Americans a year, increases the risk of kidney disease, blindness,
nerve damage, heart disease, stroke and gangrene. In fact
these long-term complications of diabetes represent the third
leading cause of death in the US and Canada.
Diabetes Mellitus is generally divided
into two categories: Type I insulin dependent or juvenile
diabetes and Type II non-insulin dependent or adult onset
diabetes. In type I diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas
which produce insulin are destroyed to a certain degree by
viral causes, auto immune factors or parasitic infections.
Type II diabetes is most likely to occur in people with a
family history of diabetes. In this disorder the pancreas
does produce insulin but the insulin is ineffective.
Although genetics may make one susceptible
to both types of diabetes, the typical North American diet
that is high in refined carbohydrates such as candy, soda
and cakes etc. Processed foods, high in meat consumption,
and low in fibre and complex carbohydrates, is the number
one underlying cause of the disorder. People with Diabetes
Type I or II, must avoid nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines
which are found in most sandwich type meats.
Nitrates can also be found in drinking
water. A study evaluated the drinking water in Colorado and
found a correlation between the concentrations of nitrates
in the water and the incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes.
The study concluded that the toxic concentration of nitrosamines
triggered free -radical production, which in turn damaged
the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. In Sweden.
Researchers found that insulin dependent
diabetic children tend to eat more foods containing nitrates
than children who do not have diabetes. People with diabetes
then should consume a diet rich in whole grains, legumes,
vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts (except peanuts), and seeds.
They should avoid refined products including white refined
sugar, caffeine and alcohol. They also should avoid consumption
of meat. In type II diabetes obesity is the major factor.
With an exercise program and a dietary change, diabetes can
be controlled and insulin treatment is not required. Exercise
will help the person with diabetes to achieve or maintain
a normal body weight. Through exercise, the diabetic individual
will reduce blood glucose levels, thus improving blood glucose
(sugar) control. It is important though, that individual monitor
the blood sugar level before and after exercise to see if
they need to modify the insulin dose to prevent a hypoglycemic
(i.e. dangerously low blood sugar) reaction.
Along with eating healthy and exercising,
taking nutritional supplements are also important. Many studies
have found the effect of supplements of Magnesium, vitamin
C, vitamin E, vitamin B, copper, nicotinamide (niacin), manganese,
fish oils (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids), and zinc along
with Chromium have all been shown to benefit diabetic I or
diabetic II individuals. Vitamin E is helpful because of its
antioxidant and also because it plays a role in preventing
some of the oxidation-induced blood vessel problem to which
diabetics are susceptible. Vitamin C helps to reduce the risk
of oxidation. Fish oils also help to protect blood vessels.
Magnesium deficiency has been contributed to a reduced insulin
production and it has also been associated with glucose intolerance.
Studies have shown that copper and manganese have been shown
to improve glucose control. Vitamin B 6, deficiency have been
shown to reduce both serum and pancreatic insulin levels.
It also contributes to degenerative changes in pancreatic
beta cells and to abnormal glucose tolerance. Zinc contributes
to blood sugar regulation. Chromium can help regulate cholesterol
and blood pressure levels and contribute to healthy weight
loss. Therefore, chromium helps the body metabolize sugar
and supports the synthesis of fat and cholesterol.
Other causes can include structural problems in the cranium
and spine, environmental toxins, side effects of medications,
vaccinations and emotional trauma. All these stressors deplete
the body's vital energy allowing a genetic predisposition
to actualize and make it difficult for the body to repair
and fight against viral, bacterial and parasitic invaders.
As has been known for thousands of
years, the thymus gland is the seat of the life energy, the
"thymos". A healthy active thymus gland makes for
vibrant and positive health since the thymus gland plays a
significant role in immunology. Any type of stress, first
weakens the thymus gland (actually causes the thymus gland
to shrink) resulting in a greater vulnerability towards disease.
Lymphocytes, in an immature state,
come to the thymus from the bone marrow. Under the influence
of the thymus hormones, these cells mature, then leave the
thymus and settle in the lymph nodes and spleen where they
give rise to other generations of lymphocytes called T-cells.
The thymus gland continues to secrete hormones and to train
and export T-cells until late in life. The thymus prepares
the T-cells to do its work- to distinguish self from non self
and to destroy foreign cells. This role known as immunological
surveillance is directly concerned with resistance to infections
and to chronic diseases like diabetes.
Studies have shown that many diabetics
have a common fluke parasite known as Eurytrema. Through the
repeated consumption of beef and its bi-products, the pancreas
is continually being re-infected with the parasite. In addition
it has been shown that the accumulation of wood alcohol (methanol)
in the pancreas provides a good breeding ground for the pancreatic
fluke. Surprisingly methanol is found in many popular foods,
either through packaging or preparation, including bottled
water, soda pop and even baby formula! By killing this parasite
with the proper remedy and removing the wood alcohol both
from the diet and from the body, the need for insulin can
be cut in half in three weeks or sooner!
Clinical trials have shown that the
pancreas and its islets that produce insulin can recover very
quickly if exposed to the proper healing environment. By addressing
the major stressors which underly the disease, through homeopathic
treatment, craniosacral therapy, nutritional counseling and
herbal cleanses, even if 90% of them were destroyed at least
50% of them can recover so insulin is no longer necessary.
Homeopathic remedies derive from
plants, minerals and animal sources. It is bio-energetic in
nature. Homeopathy is individualized according to their totality
of mind physical and emotional symptoms as well as their personal
characteristics. Therefore, even though there might be several
people with the same disease, they will need completely different
remedies to get to the root of their disease. For example,
a person with diabetes might also have hypothyroidism or occasionally
suffers with migraines tend to be nervous. A good practitioner
will take all this into account and therefore prescribe "Phosphorus"
because this is the remedy that best matches his/her symptoms.
Craniosacral therapy is a light hands
on pressure to various parts of the body with major focus
on the head and spine. Craniosacral improves the movement
of the blood and other fluids through the body tissues, increasing
resistance to disease invasions. It also improves the brain
and the spinal cord, as well as restoring the flexibility
and adaptability of the nervous system. This therapy also
reduces accumulated physiological stress levels.
In our clinic we incorporate these
therapies so that our patients will have far reaching beneficial
effects sooner. When any changes are made that can affect
blood glucose levels, careful monitoring of blood sugar levels
must be done. Therefore, self-diagnosis and self-treatment
of diabetes is not advised. Individuals should work closely,
and only make changes, with a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Dr. Lydia D'Astolfo has a
drgree from York Univeristy and is a Homeopathic Doctor, Cranio
Sacral Therapist , Applied & Educational Kinesiologist.
Connie D'Astolfo has a degree from University of Toronto
and is a Homeopathic Doctor, Cranio Sacral Therapist and Applied
and Educational Kinesiologist. She is presently finishing
Chiropractic College in Chicago.
Doctors have been featured on TV and radio across Canada and
United States. They can be reached either in Thornhill at
The Centre For Innate Healing : (905) 738-1948 Email address:
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