(Natural News) Conventional doctors would have you believe that diabetes can neither be prevented nor reversed. They ask you if your mother or father had diabetes and then tell you solemnly that you’re genetically predisposed to it and that you are the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.
They’re wrong though. Type 2 diabetes is not something some people are simply cursed with. If you are overweight, smoke, drink excessively and don’t exercise you are a ticking time bomb – not because of your parents, but because of poor lifestyle choices that can easily be reversed.
That applies not only to preventing diabetes, but to reversing it, too. As reported recently by Greed Med Info, type 2 diabetes is reversible when you understand its many causes and know how to root them out.
The real causes of diabetes
In addition to the lifestyle factors mentioned above, there are other, less obvious issues that can trigger diabetes. Green Med Info explains:
[D]iabetes is inflammatory disease caused by a combination of factors including stress, chemical and heavy metal toxicity, radiation exposure, magnesium, iodine and bicarbonate deficiencies; and nutritional imbalances focused on excessive carbohydrate intake that all come together to burn down the cellular house in slow motion. Sugar excess and dehydration work to create inflammation in the body and this starts a long process that ends up with people facing major diseases including cancer.
Scientists have found that the first organ to be affected by this toxic combination of stress, deficiency and chemical exposure is the pancreas. And, as noted by Healthline, there is a direct connection between pancreatic health and the development of diabetes.
The pancreas produces enzymes and hormones that enable the body to digest food. One of these is insulin, which is used to regulate glucose. Every cell in the body needs glucose for energy, and insulin is the mechanism which allows the cells to get the right amount of glucose and to utilize it in the right way. When the pancreas does not do its job properly, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and never makes it to the cells that will starve without it. Diabetes is the result.
Another cause of diabetes is chronically low levels of magnesium in the cells. Magnesium and insulin work hand-in-hand. Without magnesium, the pancreas cannot secrete enough insulin or the correct type of insulin to ensure that glucose is efficiently utilized by the cells.
Iodine and bicarbonate deficiencies, along with the incorrect diet have all been scientifically linked to the development of type 2 diabetes. (Related: Magnesium prevents diabetes.)
How to reverse type 2 diabetes
There are several steps that can be taken to reverse diabetes. The first of these is to increase consumption of foods rich in magnesium and to consider supplementing with this precious mineral. Over 68 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium and studies have found that over 80 percent of diabetics have a magnesium deficiency.
Secondly, since iodine attaches to insulin receptors and facilitates glucose metabolism, iodine-rich foods like seaweed, cod, dairy products and iodized salt should be incorporated in the diabetic’s diet.
Bicarbonate is essential to reversing diabetes, and a good way to increase consumption of both bicarbonate and magnesium is to drink magnesium bicarbonate water.
A low calorie diet is also incredibly important. Green Med Info reported:
A study published 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.
So, don’t despair. If your doctor has diagnosed you with prediabetes or diabetes, don’t give in and follow the chemical yellow brick road that will only lead to more sickness. Make the lifestyle changes, start exercising, lose weight, follow the steps outlined above, and be assured: You can reverse diabetes!
Learn more at DiabetesScienceNews.com.