A very common question asked is, can diabetes be cured? Dr. Lindsey Burkson gives us the grim statistics on diabetes, an “incurable” disease:
“At least 10% of the populace has diabetes and when you look for early signs of diabetes (hyperinsulinemia) that number is certain to be much higher.”
To cure diabetes naturally, one must regain homeostasis in the body. Nancy Appleton defines homeostasis as, “the internal balance of the body’s electro-magnetic and chemical systems.”
The great American diet that feeds us from infancy, includes toxins in every single bite. Appleton defines toxins as, “any substance in the body that can’t be used.”
Even people who avoid sweets and stick to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are bombarding their bodies with added sugars, MSG, artificial sweeteners, gluten, lectin and a host of other toxins found in cereal grains, soy, dairy and food additives. Some people’s bodies tolerate this constant barrage with little effect. Most people eventually respond with one or more of the following symptoms of a body out of homeostasis: rashes, allergies, metabolic syndrome, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, gallstones, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, cataracts and yes, diabetes. Genetics, weight, and the particular “cocktail” of toxins absorbed probably all combine to determine which health problems a body chooses to “call for help.”
Can Diabetes Be Cured? It Depends On The Definition
To bring the body back into homeostasis (for some this will be the first time), a person must make some very dramatic lifestyle changes. Unless organ destruction due to diabetes has occurred, diabetes type 2 is curable by eliminating toxins, losing weight, and exercising. There is no reason to expect that this reversal of diabetes will recur unless the toxins become overwhelming again, exercise is stopped and/or weight is gained.
In short, this multi-faceted approach focuses on the following lifestyle changes. Be sure to share your plans with your doctor!
- Begin a low-carb diet high in essential fatty acids. Some plans that meet this requirement are The Zone, The Paleolithic Diet, Dr. Mercola’s Nutrition Plan, Protein Power and The South Beach Diet.
- Immediately eliminate added sugars, fruits, grains, dairy, soy, artificial sweeteners and all food additives.
- Begin an exercise plan, like strength training and anaerobic exercise.
- Stop smoking, severely limit alcohol intake and stop taking drugs (under the care of a physician or nutritionist).
- Lose weight, if needed. Note: by following numbers 1,2 and 3 above, this will happen.
These are some strict, life-altering and life-improving changes! A person who is truly serious about eliminating diabetes in his or her own body will reap the tremendous benefits of this cure. For type 2 diabetics, the need for medications will be eliminated. Once homeostasis is obtained, the body will heal itself and diabetes will disappear. At this point, a very limited amount of fruits, non-cereal grains and dairy can be added back into the diet with no recurrence of the disease. Reintroducing the old habits of bombarding the body with toxins will, again, bring the body out of homeostasis, leaving the body open to numerous complications, including the recurrence of diabetes. For type 1 diabetics, diet requirements are even stricter but will result in a decreased use of insulin. This is not a cure and the diet must be maintained. The bottom line is this cure is permanent, as long as you maintain homeostasis within your body.
Can Diabetes Be Cured? Not If You Want A Quick Fix
Of course, this is easier said than done! Because of our deeply held, irrational beliefs that smoking or donuts or spaghetti will bring us happiness, most people would rather spend thousands of dollars “managing” this disease, rather than curing it, despite the fact that to cure diabetes naturally is simple (remember, the word is simple, not easy), effective and inexpensive. As mentioned earlier, 10% of Americans have diabetes. Now imagine the profound financial impact that a massive change of these people to a healthy lifestyle would have on a myriad of industries. Naturally, all of these industries will promote this deeply-seated belief to protect their own interests. For these reasons and more, a massive change in lifestyles is not terribly imminent and most people will struggle with the cure.
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The great American ideal of “play now; pay later,” inevitably leads to the loss of homeostasis, which in turn will lead to health problems, including, possibly, the recurrence of diabetes. By forcing one’s mind to disregard its current irrational beliefs (“donuts make me happy”) and replacing them with beliefs that make sense (“a healthy body makes me happy”), diabetes can permanently go away. Believe that you must pay first – give up a tempting lifestyle; play later – in the form of a happier, healthy, more energetic body!
What is the answer then to the question, can diabetes be cured? The answer is a resounding yes but this “cure” will only remain if you stick to your new lifestyle.