There are medical treatments available for Type-2 Diabetes that moderate blood sugar and help provide a “normal” lifestyle. What most of us don’t know is that there is a natural way to treat it—and may also finally cure it!
Understanding Type-2 Diabetes
Type-2 diabetes is something your body develops over time. It used to be called “late-onset diabetes.” That would be a misnomer nowadays because even adolescents are acquiring the disease.
Common, available medical information explains that those who develop type-2 diabetes either cannot use insulin adequately or simply don’t produce enough insulin. But there may be more to the diabetes-2 story.
What’s With Insulin?
Cells in the pancreas create insulin, which is a hormone.
Insulin converts the sugar we ingest into (glucose) fuel and directs it where to go. If functioning properly, it sends it first to your muscle cells and your brain. If there’s too much sugar in the blood, it sends the extra elsewhere—to cells waiting to accepting the overload. They are fat cells.
It’s a good thing sugar (glucose) overload is redirected away from vital organs.
The more sugar you hoard, the more fat cells have to reproduce in order to handle the overload. Those cells also expand. So, if your body didn’t protect you from the high sugar levels (and place it into fat cells), hyperglycemia would prevail, and eventually, you’d go into a coma. And then, die.
You can thank your brain for saving your life and instead giving you that tire around your belly.
Insulin Has Had Enough!
As Type-2 diabetes develops, your body becomes less resistant to insulin. So now what’s going to happen? Insulin was on your side, diverting all the sugar from your organs. Resistance ensues. This leads to inflammation.
Inflammation is the Ultimate Destroyer of Good Health
Inflammation in our systems can occur from too much stress, toxins in our systems, and an overload of sugar in our bloodstream, (among other causes).
Inflammation is not a direct cause of diabetes, but it has been proven to participate in its development.
Inflammation, externally and internally, causes our good-fight cells to work overtime. When they work too hard and too long, they give out. Eventually, this is one of the reasons why we wind up with an autoimmune disorder.
Our body’s fighting-cells start fighting against healthy cells—they’re tired and confused. Type-2 diabetes is being redefined as an autoimmune disorder, just like Colitis, Celiac, and Lupus, to name a few.
Here’s The Secret…
Approach treatment and the eventual cure of type-2 diabetes by decreasing inflammation.
How to Decrease Inflammation
Basically, you want to decrease the influx of anti-inflammatory chemicals into your body. That would include foods you ingest, but also the other toxins in your environment. With a healthy diet and exercise, you can definitely accomplish this!
EXERCISE increases cellular sensitivity to insulin. Exercise also releases a ton of natural hormones into the bloodstream. This includes serotonin, which perks up your mood (but basically because it cleans up your gut.)
FOODS that are whole, organic, and don’t create an allergic reaction in your body, will help decrease inflammation as well.
The BOTTOM LINE is eating well and exercising. Do your best in both, and you can prevent type-2 diabetes.
Getting to the Cure
Continuing on a path of low-inflammatory foods and some type of daily exercise can pretty much assure you of preventing type-2 diabetes. In order to “cure” your prognosis, you’ll need to be consistent in your commitment to good health.
That would entail eating meals rich in: avocados, nuts, leafy greens, seeds, lean proteins (fish and poultry) and avoiding: processed foods, red meats, white foods like bread, rice, and potatoes.
You can eat: sweet potatoes, brown rice, grain-fed beef, peanut butter, spinach, berries, and a ton of other foods you’ll love. Don’t think of it at losing things you love, but rather adding new foods you’ll love even more!
Of course, if you have type-2 diabetes, always notify your physician first of any dietary changes you plan on making.
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