(NaturalNews) There is no end to the ignorance of western medicine when it comes to diabetes. For example doctors obsess with obesity as a major cause of diabetes but they ignore the fact that serum magnesium levels are inversely correlated with body mass index, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, waist circumference and fasting insulin levels. Serum magnesium levels are significantly lower in overweight children compared to those with normal weight in spite of a higher dietary intake.
The global diabetes epidemic is ballooning because of cruel ignorance. Cruel ignorance is a disease of modern man. When we look at contemporary medicine we see this disease commonly playing itself out and costing people and their children a lot of suffering and sometimes even their lives.
Today's Reuters article on diabetes illustrates the cruel ignorance of our media, the medical profession and the government. It starts off by telling us:
"The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980 to 347 million, a far larger number than previously thought and one that suggests costs of treating the disease will also balloon. In a study published in the The Lancet journal, an international team of researchers working with The World Health Organization found that rates of diabetes have either risen or at best remained the same in virtually all parts of the world in the past 30 years.
"The estimated number of diabetics is markedly higher than previous projections that put the number at 285 million worldwide. This study found that of the 347 million people with diabetes, 138 million live in China and India and another 36 million in the United States and Russia.
"Dozens of diabetes treatments, both pills and injections, are on the market. Global sales of the medicines totaled $35 billion last year and could rise to as much as $48 billion by 2015, according to drug research firm IMS Health.
That's a lot of diabetics and a lot of money for pills and injections that do nothing to cure this dangerous disease. Once you get it your chances of having a heart attack or getting cancer immediately go up. These billions of dollars spent on treatments that simply address the symptoms of disease are a product of cruel ignorance and simply another example of Big Pharma profiting from sickness by keeping the masses in the dark about how to either address the cause of diseases or how to prevent them.
Diabetes is a serious disease, which, if not controlled, can be life threatening. It is often associated with long-term complications that can affect every system and part of the body. Diabetes can, among other things, contribute to eye disorders and blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and nerve damage. Diabetes makes pregnancy more difficult and can cause birth defects.
Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that most doctors would have us believe it is though it is a long and losing battle if you walk the trail western medicine wants you to walk. The allopathic medical establishment does not want you or your doctor to become conscious of the real causes of diabetes (or any other chronic disease facing humanity today) and it certainly does not want you to receive treatments that will reverse or prevent diabetes from destroying your life.
Each year, approximately 80,000-84,000 lower-limb amputations are performed due to complications from diabetes in the United States alone.
My book on diabetes breaks through the veil of ignorance and takes the doctor and diabetic patient on a journey through all the lies and the deliberate deception fostered by the pharmaceutical companies and the medical officials they keep in their pockets. In? New Paradigms in Diabetic Care we discover the best medicines (natural of course) for avoiding diabetes or treating it. It should come as no surprise to anyone that magnesium deficiency leads directly to the diabetic condition as does bicarbonate deficiency due to reduced pancreas output. Diabetes is not caused by obesity alone! In fact, magnesium deficiency combined with exposure to many chemicals is being found to contribute to the obesity and diabetes problem.
"While a lot of attention has correctly been attributed to caloric excess and sedentary behaviors, additional factors may provide novel approaches to diabetes prevention." Dr. Allison Goldfine Joslin Diabetes Center
In the book I uncover keys like inflammation, chemicals and mercury poisoning as well as fungal infections that combine to destroy our metabolic functions. Diabetes results from contamination from heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that are flooding the cells and the bloodstream. Diabetes also results from radioactive particles that are burning up cell physiology. This is something governments really don't want people to know.
Diabetes is caused by poisoning, and medical scientists have long known this. It is very easy to provoke diabetes in experimental animals with heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and even fluoride. People are being poisoned en masse with foods full of pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, food additives and even mercury.
1.3 million patients are diagnosed each year with diabetes.
It has been said that we are all receiving, just through our air, water and food, about a microgram of mercury a day. Sounds like very little until you calculate that a microgram contains 3,000 trillion atoms with each of them holding the potential to deactivate insulin and the receptor sites crucial to their function.
It has been shown that pancreatic beta cells are sensitive to reactive oxygen species (ROS) attack when they are exposed to oxidative stress, because of the relatively low expression of antioxidant enzymes such as catalase and glutathione peroxidase. It is a fact that ROS is one of the major factors that induce oxidative modification of DNA and gene mutation.
ROS is involved in the onset, progression, and pathological consequences of diabetes. The study published by the American Chemical Society showed that mercury is capable of suppressing insulin secretion of pancreas cells through a ROS-triggered pathway.? Mercury-induced oxidative stress causes pancreatic beta cell apoptosis and dysfunction. What this means is that right under doctors' and medical officials' noses millions are having their lives ruined.
God forbid your dentist is continuing to place mercury in your mouth, for each filling can dump into the lungs more than a microgram a day. And this year, when the one world government represented by the World Health Organization rolls out its flu vaccine loaded with mercury, the public is advised to decline their offering. The last thing anyone needs on top of the increasing radiation exposure is to have many micrograms (thousands of trillions of atoms) injected directly into their bloodstreams. It is going to be more difficult than ever for us to maintain our health and almost impossible to protect our children from a lifetime of toxic exposure.
The children are starting out their lives today in a heavily contaminated environment. Deliberately fostered ignorance about health and medicine is cruel for it dooms people to suffering. The first principle we must adhere to is to minimize exposure and this starts with rejecting dentists and doctors who flood our body with heavy metals and chemical poisons in the form of pharmaceutical drugs, which also have been shown to increase incidences of diabetes, according to Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim in her book Poisonous Prescriptions, "Do Antibiotics Cause Diabetes?"
What Doesn't Work
An experimental vaccine to prevent progression of type-1 diabetes failed at the second phase of the three-phase trial process reported by The Lancet. The vaccine sought to protect insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas from the body's immune system. Its formula is based on an enzyme called glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), which the over-sensitized immune system targets -- and in doing so destroys the precious beta cells.
Nice try but such an approach does nothing to protect the pancreas from acid conditions brought on by chemical and heavy-metal poisons. Nor does the vaccine address magnesium deficiencies and how that affects insulin shape and function and cell receptivity to this important enzyme. No wonder it did not work!
A study published online on June 9 in the journal Diabetologia said that a diet of just 600 calories a day reverses diabetes. After one week on the diet, diabetes patients saw their blood glucose levels return to normal, indicating their diabetes had gone into remission. Eight of the 11 patients remained diabetes-free three months after they stopped the diet. If all had remained on an appropriate diet no doubt the cure rate would have come close to 100 percent!
The patients adhered to a liquid-based diet consisting of meal replacement drinks. It also included three portions of non-starchy vegetables per day. The diet lasted for eight weeks. After seven days, the participants' blood-glucose levels were comparable with those of people who did not have diabetes.
The findings may only apply to people who have not had diabetes for a long period of time -- the participants had diabetes for less than four years prior to the study. The point though is that liquid fasting with vegetable and fruit juices, or better yet, juices loaded with great tasting Rejuvenate, with its spirulina and chlorella backbone and loads of combined organic superfoods, provides real medical miracles. In my Winning the War on Cancer book I wrote extensively about fasting and the special case of fruit fasting.
At Sanctuary Retreat Center we will be employing, in part, the teachings of Dr. Augusto Vinholis, a brilliant doctor down here in Brazil. He is famous for his five day retreats and it is truly amazing what can be done on only a five day liquid-based diet combined with an intense holistic protocol including multiple body work sessions each day.
Both my wife and I have worked on and off with this doctor over the course of 20 years and some of the key ideas in my protocol came from seeing what Dr. Vinholis can actually do in a very short period of time with his patients.
Our progam begins a month before arriving at Sanctuary and it continues from a distance for three months after for follow through. We plan on taking reservations for retreats for dates beginning in September.
The above study also sustains the work of Dr. Gabriel Cousins who uses raw food diets at his Tree of Life Center where they recover most diabetics from their disease.
About the author: About the author: Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) http://www.imva.info/.
Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.
He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.
Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.
He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Manís Poor Manís Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.
Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.