Diabetes Epidemic . . . A killer disease--diet and lifestyle can help beat it."--US News & World Report, June 25, 2001 According to the above article, about 16 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Similar statistics come out of Canada.
Diabetes Epidemic . . . A killer disease--diet and lifestyle can help beat it."--US News & World Report, June 25, 2001
According to the above article, about 16 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Similar statistics come out of Canada.
Diabetes is up nearly 40 per cent in the past decade. Almost all in a form of the disease called type II. In present-day society when a person is diagnosed with diabetes, most medical doctors place the patient on a diet low in sugar and high in animal protein. They then prescribe drugs to chemically regulate blood sugar levels, telling the patient he will be on these for the rest of his life. This high animal protein diet puts more of the wrong fats into the body, thus exacerbating the problem by requiring more insulin to regulate blood sugar levels which were already out of control!
If the medical community is really interested in finding a cure for diabetes, doctors must stop dealing with the symptoms of the disease and start dealing with the cause. The cause of type II diabetes, almost 100 per cent of the time is simply improper diet and lifestyle! The cure? Correct diet and lifestyle.
When a type II diabetic stops consuming animal products loaded with fat, eliminates refined sugar and adopts a raw plant-based diet along with exercise, that person will usually see his or her diabetic "problem" disappear. When a non-diabetic adopts a similar diet, he reduces his risk of ever developing diabetes to almost zero.
I'm not a medical doctor, but I've learned that if a diabetic continues taking the same amount of insulin he was taking before the diet change, his blood sugar level can drop into the hypoglycemic range! Therefore, it's vital that in a change from an animal to plant-based diet, insulin usage must be monitored. How desperately medical doctors need training on the effects of the control of blood sugar levels!
A type II diabetic must carefully monitor blood sugar levels if he changes to a plant-based diet for the same reasons. And while most will never be able to totally eliminate insulin usage, we have received testimonies from many who were able to reduce insulin needs by as much as 75 per cent.
Here at Hallelujah Acres we have received hundreds of testimonies from type II diabetics who have seen their diabetes simply go away after eliminating all animal products and refined sugar and adopting a basically raw vegan diet.
Bob Stilltoe of Devon, England writes:
"This time last year my mum bought me a juicer. I started to change my diet with a plan to try and improve the problems that I was having with my diabetes and my eyes. In short, the results are pleasing. In the last week I have visited the eye unit at our hospital and was told that my condition has now stabilized; no further treatment is needed. This past year I have learned so much from you about food, diet and eating. Not only has my diabetic control improved but other problems have disappeared as well.
"One of the major changes was my attitude towards food and insulin. This attitude that you need to eat to satisfy the insulin is one that I have grown with for the past 30 years. What rubbish we are taught! I now eat less than ever and feel better for it and the amount of insulin that I am injecting is much reduced. Over all, my diabetic control has improved on the carrot juice and I intend to continue with it. The benefits are so great that it would be suicide to stop. Keep up the good work and thank you for the continued information that is supplied."