Diabetes is today one of the more common
problems seen in medical practices throughout the US and the rest of
the world. Diabetes is a genetically-based nutritional deficiency
syndrome. Tat is, in order to get diabetes you first have to have a
gene that predisposes you to diabetes and next you have to eat a
diet that promotes diabetes. No one gets type 2 diabetes unless that
have a gene predisposing them and then they eat a diet that triggers
the diabetic condition.
Up until a few years ago type 2 diabetes was most commonly seen
as an "age-onset" problem. That is, young people did not get
diabetes. Rather it developed slowly with age and then sometime
after 50 years of age in a few people, and after 60 to 70 in many
more people, diabetes would suddenly show up. This was a clue that
was missed by most physicians and researchers that something other
than genetics was operating here. While we had know for a long time
that the individual's diet played an important role, the two and two
of it was not put together until recently.
We know that diabetes is not caused by eating normal healthy
foods, but rather that it is created by the fact that we are eating
so few normal and healthy foods. This factor is tied to the epidemic
of obesity that now rages through our country, Today we are seeing
7, 8, 10, 15 and 20 year-old diabetics. As little as twenty years
ago diabetes in children of these ages was an extremely rare
occurrence. Now it is so common that there is hardly a practitioner
that does not have a large number of young diabetics in his or her
practice with the exception of those doctors who do not see
children. The age of onset of diabetes is moving down and the
complications of long-term diabetes are increasing rapidly.
What About Medication?
It should be clear to any diabetic that medication can be used to
lower and control blood sugar and that well-regulated blood sugar
levels can to a degree reduce the complications of diabetes.
Medications do not cure diabetes, they merely bring it under
control. Because of this many diabetics soon find themselves taking
one, two, three, even four or more different medications and some
having to use insulin in order to control their blood sugar. There
are many risks and complications for the long-term diabetic. It is
also true that many diabetics will ultimately suffer complications
and problems of diabetes much earlier then did their diabetic
parent, grandparents and great-grandparents.
What Are Some of The Complications of Diabetes?
The most common complications of diabetes read like a Who’s Who
List of medical nightmares. Heart attack, stroke, amputation, kidney
failure and blindness are the most significant complications, yet
there are a host of lesser complications including impotency, leg
and hand pains, loss of feeling and sensation in feet and hands,
yeast infections, increased risk of infection, slow wound healing,
and the list goes on and on.
Needless to say taking medications and suffering from either the
major or minor complications of diabetes do not lead to a scenario
of increased quality of life with aging. For many people aging with
diabetes is a nightmare and a lesson in loss of control, doctors
offices, medications, injections, frustration, and humiliation.
What More Can Be Done To Treat or Even Reverse Diabetes?
Diabetes is a nutritional deficiency syndrome this should be a
clue that optimal prevention must require understanding what these
deficiencies are and how they can be reversed. While the basic
problem is your genetics, at least directly, the reason diabetes
most often occurs is that it is triggered by nutritional
deficiencies created when we eat the poor quality of food sold and
served in the US. The reason diabetes is a major medical problem at
this time is because the nutritional quality of the American diet
has significantly diminished over the past 50 years. With the onset
of World War I, people moved off of the farms and into the city for
jobs and to help with the war effort. Soldiers were at that time fed
the first processed foods and "farm fresh" slowly became a slogan
plastered on labels with no truth or meaning.
With the onset of World War II this process was accelerated and
by the end of the war tens of millions of our "boys" come back from
overseas, now fully indoctrinated in eating processed and refined
foods three times a day and this process had worsened almost on a
daily basis. Starting during the mid 1960's and certainly by the end
of the 1980's the American diet had become almost entirely made up
of processed and refined foods and farm fresh food no longer had any
meaning for more than 95% of the US population. Since the 1980's the
rate of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and
chronic diseases of all type, especially related to nutritional
deficiencies are increasing steadily in an almost landslide
Can Diabetes Be Cured?
While doctors hate it when someone asks if a disease "can be
cured", the truth is the genetic predisposition toward diabetes
cannot be cured, but the disorder of diabetes caused by inadequate
nutrition can be cured. Even if diabetes is not cured, only
controlled, the complications of diabetes can be all but eliminated
and rendered non existent if the control is done correctly.
What Needs To Be Done?
If you’re a diabetic, you need to learn what and how to eat the
right foods to reverse the nutritional deficiencies which have
triggered your diabetes. In order for you to completely undue these
nutritional deficiencies which are causing your diabetes, you need
to be on the correct formulation of foods and supplements that can
speed up the reversal of the nutritional changes that have triggered
your diabetes. To do this, you will need to make a number of
lifestyle modifications that will support permanent reversibility of
your diabetes. What else?
In order to return to normal and eliminate your diabetes you will
need to establish a regular daily exercise program, eat a fresh
organic food – healthy diet, use appropriate nutritionals,
supplements, herbs, and if necessary consider dietary restrictions
and even possibly herbs or medication to control high cholesterol
and high triglycerides. You must bring your high blood pressure
under control and any consider all risk factors that can lead to
kidney damage, and changes that cause peripheral neuropathy.
If you are not already a diabetic but have a family history of
diabetes, elevated blood sugar or are over-weight you need to know
everything our diabetics must know so that you can prevent becoming
What If I Already Have Complications From My Diabetes?
You should know about all of what we have said above and also:
- Chelation: Prevention of heart disease, peripheral
vascular disease, kidney disease and possible blindness, heart
attack and the values of chelation in reducing these risks.
- Plaquex: Atherosclerosis causes not only risk of
heart attack and stroke bit loss of kidney function. Plaquex, a
potent chelating agent, can maximize reduction and elimination
of atherosclerotic plaque.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT): With any sore,
injury, or infection the diabetic risks gangrene and amputation.
Healing these sores and localized infections is essential for
preventing gangrene and amputations, HBOT can help to do this.
HBOT promotes healing and repair of injured areas. For the
diabetic who recently suffered a stroke it can be an essential
step in maximizing healing and recovery along with physical
therapy of viable functioning.
I Have Not Yet Had Any Complications How Can I Prevent Them from
The answer to this question is simple. Here are ten things you
can do to minimize or eliminate complications:
What we at the Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert can do for
We can help you create the exact right diet for you. This
will help you to eat the healthiest, tastiest diet possible to
minimize blood sugar levels, and reduce or eliminate complications
of diabetes. We can help you lose weight, find the exact right
supplements to help you manage your diabetes and we can help you to
better control your blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides to
attain the most optimal levels available to you.
Create a Fun Exercise Therapy Program
We can first evaluate your ability to exercise and make sure that
you are physically fit and capable, that exercise will not be
harmful for you. If you are physically challenged, we can help you
create an exercise program that takes into account your limitations
and your abilities.
Chelation, Plaquex, Vitamin-Mineral Immune Infusions, HBOT
Here at the Preventive Medicine Clinics of the Desert we have all
of these capabilities already as part of our daily practice of
medicine. With our background and clinical programs directed at
prevention, we are the ideal medical practice resource for diabetics
who desire optimal control and the least possible complications
possible. We can help you prevent and treat early any complication
or risk of diabetes.