High blood sugar
High blood sugar and extreme thirst can be prevented. Sometimes you may find that it can even be cured. How?
High blood sugar levels with extreme thirst comes in two basic types – Type I and Type II. The difference between them is as follows.
Type 1 High blood sugar (glucose) levels usually strikes suddenly. This condition is basically caused by a breakdown of the insulin-producing cells in a gland designed for this job – the Pancreas gland. It is generally thought that the reason for this is that your own antibodies develop a capability of attacking self. But while it is understood that this type of immune attack is specific to the cells of this gland, in fact oOther glands that may be affected by auto-antibody attack, including the thyroid and the adrenal gland. But other structures in the body may be affected including the brain, bones and nerves. (ref. Porth). As the results of these specific health breakdowns have all been discovered by different researchers, they have all been given different names (usually named after their discoverers) such as Addison (adrenal), Hashimoto (thyroid), and often by what they result in, such as a name describing porous bones and motor neurones.
And in the brain, such an attack is not ruled out of the question with those specific issues discovered by Karsikoff, Alzheimer and Lewy.
As a natural therapist, it is my belief that the fundamentals of the underlying causes have similar beginnings and that these may be corrected. This may at least restrict the wrong sort of immune antibodies from forming in the first place. According to Gererd Mullen, Ian Brighthope and others, much of the beginning of “rogue” antibody formation can ne found in problems associated with damaged gut mucous membrane and if this is corrected then inflammatory problems of many types may be averted. To find out more, contact us.
Type II High blood sugar levels with extreme thirst arises from a completely different cause, is by far the most common type and is the easier of the two to try and effect a cure. In this case, the most plausible theory is that long years of eating excessive amounts of carbohydrates compared to proteins and fats are the main problem. This may cause one of two things to happen – or even both at once.
1) Your pancreas gland becomes exhausted- it cannot produce enough quality insulin peptide (small protein).
This may not be the result of antibody attack, as in Type I but more of an exhaustion from over-demand. Let me explain. You see – continually eating excessive amounts of carbohydrate foods may lead to excessive insulin production and your pancreas gland may simply exhaust itself of fundamental micronutrient that is required to produce active insulin.
This process will be exacerbated by dietary mineral deficiency. And that problem is prevalent in many countries – especially those where you see predominantly urban societies such as, sadly, Australian cities and large towns that are dependent on supermarkets and not local fresh-food shops like butchers or greengrocers.
The next thing that can go wrong is that your insulin may not be made welcome at cell membranes. That’s right, your membranes become resistant to insulin’s normally high-priority access code that is triggered by special minerals and vitamins and that allows for glucose to be taken up from the cells from the bloodstream. This phenomenon is called insulin resistance.
The second feature of this breakdown of cell-wall communication is that resistant insulin causes fat conversion. That’s right, insulin can convert glucose straight to fat because insulin is an energy storage hormone.
So, what about the “prevention” or “cure” part of the statement?
Glucose in the bloodstream comes from the breaking down of grain foods, sugars, starches, fruit and vegetables. So, you may need to redress your lifestyle where it involves your eating pattern but this must be approached carefully to keep things in balance. That is an area where our clinic specialises and we have had many Type II diabetics return to being absolutely free of permanently high blood sugar levels by including balanced and selective – but nonetheless pleasant and energising – food patterns.
Yes there is. You see, insulin resistance may also occur because of mineral deficiency. Let me explain. You see… most of the enzymes in your cell membrane require mineral co-factors to activate them, and the ones that respond to insulin are no exception. So, mineral deficience can lead to insulin resistance.
So, what’s the answer?
I guess you might call this the sponsor’s message. The answer lies in seeking the advice of competent nutritional therapists (hopefully ours) to sort out the whole thing, steer you on the right path, reinstate adequate mineral reserves, using our unique mineral blend capsules, minimise the food allergy and leaky gut component that will inhibit absorption and processing of food and minerals with our unique delicious system of achieving same, applying a couple of natural therapies and voila! achieve the result that well over 80% of our clients have achieved and that is returning to a normal, non-diabetic life as well as enjoying considerbale fat loss along the way.
2) Your cell walls lose their sensitivity to insulin.
Why? To answe this we must first look at the possible underlying causes.
Every insulin molecule contains at least one atom of zinc.. So, if your body’s zinc reserves become depleted, then the insulin structure simply loses shape and therefore activity. So, is zinc deficiency the only problem and what can we do about this? If it was as easy as just supplementing with zinc, I would say just do that. But to offer complete advice, i would need to know just why your body’s zinc reserves were depleted to begin and what other deficiencies might also be an issue.
Just looking at zinc to start with, there may be several possible causes of zinc depletion.
There are a few reasons why zinc reserves can be depleted. Most of them apply to all people, so they can be ruled out as a mainstream cause. They are (1) eating an imbalanced diet, favouring a small group of foods and ignoring the majority. (2) Drinking mineral deficient water or eating food similarly depleted. (3) Experiencing a major trauma or having a physical injury.
1) Imbalanced diet. There is an old macrobiotic theory of balance that says roughly, that there is no good food and no bad food – there is only balance. So, for a lot of reasons, it is wise to eat fresh, uncontaminated food in good variety and in a balanced way.
2) Good water is essential to daily health. It must contain a healthy variety and balance of minerals but not too much. If in doubt, contact us for solutions.
3) Zinc reserves become depleted grossly by surgery or trauma.
However, the main reason why zinc and other mineral/nutrient depletion may occur more profoundly in one person and not another is food allergy and leaky gut.
Having established these causes, let us now look at how to treat them.
Clearly, establishing the allergenic foods seems to be the logical first step. But wait – food allergy is as much acquired as inherited. That means that you can potentially develop an allergy to anything you eat in an imbalanced way. That means to you that getting expensive and inconvenient allergy tests, avoiding one lot of foods and then eating repetitively what’s left might actually be worse than doing nothing. So, the best way to counter this tendency is to allow a naturopath to unravel the mystery of this inherited or acquired tendency, the propensity to leaky gut and address these issues.
Email us for a questionnaire and we can develop a specific regime for you. This will be based on: the answers that you give in this systems analysis; also possibly a physical exam. by your local GP or naturopath; and a few simple pathology tests that can be done in-house or by the pathoplogist.
Your food allergy and leaky gut can be cured and the fatigue, discomfort and often painful illnesses that result may be a thing of the past by using our Wellness Outcome© approach.