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Practice information. Diabetes - the secret destroyer

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1 Practical information Diabetes - the secret destroyer To report on diabetes mellitus in a macrobiotic magazine will initially astonish some readers, as one can assume that it is a disease that has no place in macrobiots. It also has to do with being overweight, because I have seldom seen people who had a macrobiotic diet and were fat at the same time. (NB: I was informed by the publisher who the readers of DAS-GROSSE-LEBEN are, it is not the majority who are doing well, in essence, parade macrobiots, but mostly actually those who are looking for health, many also with difficult illnesses.) But one thing has to do with the other. Those who are overweight get diabetes more easily and those who follow a macrobiotic diet can prevent both at the same time - if we look at the more common form of diabetes, type II diabetes. The other form, type I, usually develops up to the age of 30 and is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's own tissue is attacked: The islet cells of Langerhans in the pancreas, which specialize in insulin production, are destroyed until (almost) no more insulin is available and in order to avoid certain death, insulin has to be injected daily and for life. In conventional medicine, various theories are used to explain its origin. May it be a genetic predisposition or a disease triggered by external influences such as viruses. Michio Kushi describes it as an excessive yin state that is said to have already prevailed in the mother during pregnancy. Type II, formerly also called old-age diabetes, is developing more and more into a global problem that is pushing health systems to their limits with a steadily growing number of affected people. When I write about a clandestine destroyer I mean that it takes an average of about seven years before a Type II is diagnosed for the first time. Because this disease is slow to develop. Just like the excess weight that has grown over the years

2 shows more and more on our scales. It is enough to weigh half a kilogram more every year to open the door to type II diabetes. I was slim and slim at a young age and then gained weight on my stomach, hips and buttocks sometime after 40. This development is no longer strange but mostly normal. In my book I wrote: Healthy, Eating, and Lean. tries to show all the ways that lead to it and at the same time ways that save us from it. If you have a keen awareness of your body and are careful to put a stop to this weight gain, you will be rewarded with health. If your body awareness is not so clearly developed or you think, oh - that can only happen to others but not to me - then you will also run the risk of getting sick. But what happens in us? We speak of insulin resistance as the main cause of type II diabetes. This term describes a reduced response of the muscles, the liver and the adipose tissue of our body to the hormone insulin. But why it comes to insulin resistance is still largely unclear from conventional medicine; However, various secondary, environmental factors are observed: These include obesity, metabolic factors (i.e. how sugar is converted and metabolized in the body), our age and reduced physical activity. The insulin resistance of type II diabetics is mainly triggered by obesity and lack of exercise. Therefore, the best points of attack are available here to put a stop to the disease. Furthermore, type II diabetes, which develops from insulin resistance, is a risk factor for the development of the metabolic syndrome. If there are other risk factors of diabetes, lipid metabolism disorders or high blood pressure in addition to being overweight, we speak of the metabolic syndrome. The metabolic syndrome is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes - the number 1 cause of death in Germany. Now, of course, there are many questions about how we can deal with this situation. How can we deal with diabetes, what can we do about it? According to the latest information, around 50 million people in Europe suffer from this metabolic disorder (out of a total of 593 million Europeans

3 would be almost 8.5 percent affected) - and the trend is rising. Worldwide figures of 246 million are given, which with a total population of 6.79 billion results in over 3.5 percent diabetics. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 500 million people will suffer from diabetes by 2030: the number of those affected will more than double in 20 years. The causes have already been discussed: too much, too fat, unhealthy eating and a lack of exercise are in the foreground. Type I diabetes is also increasing - with a growth rate of five percent. How do we recognize diabetes? In type I diabetes, these are severe thirst, frequent urination, significant weight loss, exhaustion and weakness, increased incidence of infections and poorly healing wounds, visual disturbances, itching, and the smell of acetone in the exhaled air (smells of nail polish remover or overripe fruit). Type II diabetes often only becomes noticeable slowly, with signs such as tiredness, exhaustion and poor performance as incidental findings. Often, however, those affected already show signs of a cardiovascular disease, with the typical signs of increased blood pressure, poor fat values, obesity and the usual lifestyle attributes (see above). Diabetes is not a hereditary disease. But if one parent already has type I, the risk for the child is between three to five percent of developing it as well. It rises to percent when both parents are sick. Type II, on the other hand, is not genetic and can be prevented. Unfavorable external circumstances such as a stressful lifestyle promote its development, but medication, stress and hormonal disorders can also be triggers. In general, when there is family stress, it is even more important to pay attention to a healthy lifestyle. Some time ago, type II diabetes was also known as old-age diabetes because it mainly affects older people. The pancreas, which produces the insulin, is less efficient in old age and can therefore also provide less insulin, which then leads to problems. But we now also find type II in younger people - even in children. Again, obesity, lack of exercise and a denatured diet are blamed.

4 The thicker people are, the greater the likelihood of developing type II. But there is also a small percentage of people who are not overweight. Your pancreas has a secretion disorder and can therefore produce less insulin. But sugar itself does not cause diabetes. The main causes of type II diabetes are - I repeat myself - obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. But one thing is certain: too much sugar makes you fat. And that is only part of the wrong diet with high-fat foods, sugary lemonades, etc., which then favor metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes. Not all sugar is created equal. What turned out to be particularly bad here is the fructose: The industry has recognized that it can be used to sweeten many different edibles easily, practically and cheaply. And with the word fruit sugar, another positive aspect can be packaged and suggested to the customer. We all associate fructose = healthy. What is so deceptive about it? Despite the high number of calories, fructose does not have a filling effect and our body converts fructose into fat much faster than conventional sugar (glucose), raises the uric acid level, inhibits fat breakdown and can make the liver fat. This closes the circle again, insulin resistance arises and this then leads to diabetes, in which the body cells react less and less to the hormone insulin. Initially, the body can still compensate for the resistance by producing more insulin. In the course of time, however, the performance of the pancreas is exhausted. It can then only provide a small amount of insulin until finally production stops completely and insulin has to be injected. But before that happens, sufferers can take countermeasures in good time by losing weight, making consistent changes to their diet and exercising more. If none of this helps, blood sugar-lowering drugs must be administered. If this does not have enough effect either, insulin is injected, but this should not be used too late. If the blood sugar levels are normalized again from the outside and this results in a relief of the pancreas, it can work better again and produce more insulin. In this case, insulin does not have to be used for life.

5 Diabetics are also allowed to eat sugar. Sugar is part of almost all foods. But ten percent of the daily calorie intake should not be exceeded, which corresponds to an amount of grams per day, including fruit. Experts have given up recommending specific foods for diabetics. Instead of household sugar, more fats and other types of sugar such as fructose or sorbitol were used, which either promote fatty liver disease or are difficult to digest. A piece of chocolate is much more likely to be in it: In contrast, it is healthier, has fewer calories and does not cause the sugar level in the blood to rise as quickly. It is exactly the same with alcohol: consumed in moderation, there is nothing wrong with a glass of wine with your meal. Larger amounts of alcohol, on the other hand, are taboo because it contains many calories and disrupts the sugar metabolism: During the detoxification phase of the liver, no new sugar can be formed and hypoglycaemia can occur in the next few hours after drinking alcohol. Diabetics are also allowed to do sports - yes, they should! Since in type II diabetes, obesity, the wrong diet and lack of exercise maintain insulin resistance, it can be counteracted with regular physical activity. What will change with that? The cell can absorb sugar better again through activity. The blood sugar is lowered, as well as the blood lipids and the blood pressure, which has a positive effect on the blood vessels and the heart. There is no need for competitive sport here, no, brisk walking or long cycling are enough to achieve positive effects. The most important thing here is regularity. It should be half an hour to an hour of exercise several times a week. Join a heart sport group - together, success is even better. In a healthy body, the insulin release is regularly adjusted to current needs. However, this is no longer possible with injections and therefore physical activity as well as insulin dose and carbohydrate intake must be precisely planned, calculated and coordinated in this case. If the disease is dealt with in accordance with today's therapy standards, top performances up to gold medals are also possible in sport

6 (Mathias Steiner, DM-Type-I, winner in the super heavyweight division or Daniel Schnelting, DM-Type-I, gold on sprint courses). Although the quality of diabetes therapy is constantly improving and dreaded secondary diseases such as blindness, kidney damage, stroke, heart attack, nerve diseases and the diabetic foot can largely be avoided with proper treatment, this disease is still not curable to this day. From a statistical point of view, a total of people, including women and 8,748 men, died of this disease in Germany in 2007, which accounts for 2.6 percent of all deaths. 20 years earlier it was only 1.9 percent. Despite improved treatment methods, this is due to the number of sick people, which is constantly increasing. In his book The Macrobiotic Path To Total Health Michio Kushi describes on four pages a 25-step program (S) for the treatment of yin-heavy conditions. His recommendations for the treatment or relief of diabetes are based, among other things, on a somewhat more yang-heavy macrobiotic diet based on whole grains, beans, vegetables and algae. An attempt is made to treat or alleviate diabetes with a slightly longer cooking time and a slightly stronger taste (more condiments). Many type II diabetics can reduce their need for insulin or medication by up to percent by eating a diet based on complex carbohydrates and foods rich in fiber. Type I diabetics can also benefit from diet changes. However, they are much more difficult to treat due to their conditional weakness, but here too the insulin can be gradually reduced by up to percent if their condition improves. A complete remission (subsidence of symptoms of the disease) in young people is very difficult to restore. As a home remedy, he also recommends 1. Sweet vegetable drink 2. Ume Sho Bancha or Ume Sho Kuzo 3. Kimpira Velcro roots or 4. hot body rubs. Text: Dr. med. Michael M. Loder Health must be made by yourself. One who makes himself healthy knows the law of change. He can change sickness to health, sadness to joy, and enemy to friend. He is a free man. George Ohsawa