Watch channel 182 Rogers TV on Tuesday March 11th @10 AM Topic: Diabetes.
Previous show on Obesity: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=17&gid=125828
With more than one billion people affected, diabesity is the largest epidemic in the world today. Fortunately it can be reversed , this combination of obesity and diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes.
Pre-diabetes, Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance Syndrome all these conditions are the same, in the sense, all of them have the same fundamental underlying cause and that is, the elevated blood sugar due to insulin resistance of the cells. Insulin normally pushes the sugar inside the cell but in insulin resistance this is impaired and the severity of this defect varies. The term diabesity covers all the above diagnoses and is a health problem involving metabolic imbalance which may range from mild blood sugar imbalance to full blown type-2 diabetes and which is essentially connected to obesity, especially abdominal obesity.
Diabetes + Obesity are two conditions so strongly linked that researches in started calling it diabesity. Excess weight is behind 64% of cases of diabetes in men. Whether obesity should be considered a disease on its own, it is also an important risk factor for many chronic physical and mental illnesses like diabetes.
Following the Wellness IQ at www.academyofwellness.com which includes lifestyle modification, dietary modification and taking a high bioavailable multivitamin/multimineral: vitamin D, fish oil, and special blood sugar balancing nutrients like alpha lipoic acid, chromium polynicotinate, biotin, cinnamon, green tea catechins, and glucomannan should also be included.
In the October 2014 IHN a novel dietary approach was discussed which successfully reversed
type 2 diabetes in 8 weeks. The research group headed by Dr. Roy Taylor of the University of
Newcastle in the UK has just published a second clinical trial.17 This trial addresses the question
of the efficacy of the diet for individuals with long-term duration of diabetes (> 8 years) as
compared to those with short-term duration < 4 years), the latter group being similar to those the
original study published in 2011.18 The report was prefaced by the statement: The inevitably
progressive nature of type 2 diabetes has been widely accepted since the UK Prospective
Diabetes Study was carried out, which showed that glucose control steadily worsened towards
requirement for insulin treatment despite best possible therapy.
There were 15 subjects in the short-duration and 14 in the long-duration groups. The protocol
was similar to the earlier study with subjects taken off anti-diabetic medications prior to the start
and then all put on a diet of approximately 700 calories for 8 weeks. The diet consisted of 600
calories from a meal replacement product and the balance from vegetables. Using fasting blood
glucose (FBG) as the criterion, all the subjects in the short-duration group regressed to normal
glycemia and could be considered at least temporarily cured. As is indicated in the table
presented below, those with > 8 years with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes did not do as well.