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What is diabetes ?

 Diabetes is the condition of appearance of abnormal sugar in the blood which in turn appears in the urine. 

 Why should there be an abnormal sugar?

 The abnormal sugar is due to subnormal digestion or poor and imperfect digestion of the food by the stomach and the spleen. As a result of the improper digestion, the end product of the digestion -the glucose - would be defective and of poor quality. Anything that is poor in quality to the nature's system is rejected by the body for it is not his natural self. The body system finds it abnormal and rejects the sugar or glucose as foreign to the body out right. This defective glucose which cnnot be utilised by the cells, circulates in the blood. This poor quality bad glucose should never be allowed to enter the cells using artificial methods like insulin or other drugs. 

 

Role of spleen

 

Spleen is a very important organ that assesses the product in the stomach whether the digestate ( the digested food material in the stomach ready to be moved on to the beginning part of the small intestine for further digestion )  in the stomach is fit for further use. The spleen transfers the energy (signal) of the digestate in the stomach to the Pancreas for further assessment. This assessment is final and is essential for all normal physiological activities. The assessment here is 100% fool proof.

 

Role of pancrease

 

The pancreas assesses whether the resultant energy gaining from further digestion of the digestate will be from good glucose or a poor quality glucose. The pancreas regulates its release of insulin according to the measure of the quantum and the quality energy available in the digestate. If the digestate is of poor quality the pancrease shut down its insulin secretion. From this point the digestion process goes as per the plan and command of the pancreas. When the pancreas decides that this digestate is not qualified for further use, the insulin secretion stops completely. The digestion stalls and eventually the digestate would be eliminated.

 

Warning signs

 

When the body starts eliminating the digestate in the stomach and in the intestine, appetite will come down. The hunger gets reduced; gaseousness fills up the stomach and the intestine. There will be constant belching with heart burn and acidity becoming a constant and troublesome feature. There will be distaste in the mouth and constant sour feeling in the tongue. Sometimes there will be retching and vomiting feeling. 

All these symptoms are the fore runners of the impending full fledged diabetes in the next 10 years. If at all you want to prevent the diabetes, act here during these 10 years of grace period, starting from the time when you notice for the first time, the beginning of any of the symptoms mentioned above, among your family members. 

Diet for diabetics

 

Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter).

Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes).

 

Eat only when you’re hungry until you are satisfied. It’s that simple and effective.

You do not need to count calories or weigh your food

 When you avoid sugar and starches your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of insulin, the fat-storing hormone, drop. This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated.

Avoiding the carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar decreases your need for medication to lower it. Taking the same dose of insulin as you did prior to adopting a low-carb diet might result in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). You need to test your blood sugar frequently when starting this diet and adapt (lower) your medication. This should ideally be done with the assistance of an acutouch physician.

Eat all you like

·         Meat:  If possible try to choose organic or grass fed meat.

·         Fish and shellfish: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring are great.

·         Eggs: Boiled, fried, omelettes, etc. Preferably organic eggs.

·         Natural fat, high-fat sauces: Using butter and cream for cooking can make your food taste better and make you feel more satiated. Coconut oil is a good option.

·         Vegetables that grow above ground: All kinds like cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, celery, celtuce(asparagus),curry leaves, moringa, lettuce, spinach, eggplant, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc.

·         Dairy products: Always select full-fat options like real butter, cream (40% fat), sour cream, yogurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk and skim milk as they contain a lot of milk sugar. Avoid flavored, sugary and low-fat products.

·         Nuts:  Ideally in moderation.

·         Berries: Okay in moderation, if you are not a super strict or sensitive. 

Avoid if you can

·         Sugar: The worst. Soft drinks, candy, juice, sports drinks, chocolate, cakes, buns, pastries, ice cream, breakfast cereals. Preferably avoid sweeteners (aspartame) as well.

·         Starch: Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, French fries, potato chips, porridge, muesli and so on. Wholegrain products are just less bad. Legumes, such as beans and lentils, are high in carbs. Moderate amounts of root vegetables may be OK (unless you’re eating extremely low carb).

·         Margarine: Industrially imitated butter with unnaturally high content of omega-6 fat. Has no health benefits, tastes bad. Statistically linked to asthma, allergies and other inflammatory diseases.

·         Beer: Liquid bread. Full of rapidly absorbed carbs, unfortunately.

·         Fruit: Very sweet, lots of sugar. Eat once in a while. Treat fruit as a natural form of candy.