Each year, more people die from the effects of diabetes than breast cancer and AIDS combined. This is easily overlooked by those who take statistics at face value. While heart disease is statistically the highest cause of death in the United States, many Americans are unaware of the fact that a large number of people who die from heart attacks are diabetics.
To understand what it means to be diabetic, we have to understand a few basic principles of body chemistry. Like anything else that runs, the body runs on fuel. While we tend to think of food as the fuel of the body, this is not technically true. Food is actually the raw material that the body converts into its own preferred food source: a special type of sugar known as “glucose.”
In a fully functioning human body, glucose travels through the blood to muscles, fat, and liver cells. I special chemical made in the pancreas known as insulin pushes glucose into these cells, which then burn it as fuel.
Diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to produce sufficient amounts of insulin and/or when cells fail to respond to it. This causes an excessive amount of glucose to remain in the blood, which does the body absolutely no good. When doctors talk about “high blood sugar,” what they are really talking about is a high level of unused fuel that the body is unable to use.
When diabetics take insulin shots or pills, the unabsorbed glucose is pushed into the cells where it is needed, and normal metabolic processes can resume. This, however, does not eliminate the condition, it simply helps the patient cope with its effects and live as much of a normal life as possible.
The severity of the disease can be categorized into two types. Type 1, which is the most severe, is normally managed with daily insulin injections. Type 2 is more common and less severe. Persons with this condition typically manage their blood sugar with oral medication.
No one in either traditional or natural medicine has determined the ultimate cause of diabetes. While it can easily make a personal more vulnerable to more severe, and even fatal, health conditions, the best any diabetic can do is to manage his or her blood sugar to such a degree as to minimize the risk of something far worse developing.
Both medical doctors and natural wellness practitioners agree that a balanced, healthy diet and daily exercise program are essential to the successful management of this disease. No one in the world ever says that insulin shots or oral medication alone can properly counter its effects.
Our philosophy also maintains that exercise is a vital component to human health and wellness. Furthermore, we also recommend a balance of all organic foods that have been cultivated without chemical toxins that can harm the body. Additionally, we also recommend that diabetics invest in natural supplements such as Oxy-Powder and Zinc Orotate. These supplements help the body counter the various negative effects that diabetes has on various tissues and organs such as the colon.