Research released in May 2006 by The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) shows that there are 100,000 new cases of diabetes in Australia each year this comes at a cost of 3 billion dollars annually.
The number of cases in the U.S. are easily over 500,000 with that figure expected to rise to over a million in the next 10 years.
What does this mean to you? Well it will ‘hurt’ you in 2 ways:
Financially – rising cost of health care, medical insurance and medical expenses if you or a member of your family get the ‘disease’.
Physically – diabetes will shorten your life and increase your likelihood of suffering one of many diseases and complications – cardiovascular disease, blindness, limb amputations, weakened immune system. In other words a severe reduction in your quality of life.
The Official websites for diabetes say that there is no known cure and it is caused by a lack of insulin.
In order to ‘fix’ this disease they say to donate. However we all know that just throwing money at a problem won’t make it go away – how about a little common sense!
Personally I NEVER donate to charities like the cancer or diabetes or arthritis society because, on the whole, they choose to ignore the proven and documented healing power of nutrition and in so doing deny their members access to information that would improve their quality of life and ‘cure’ a ‘disease’ that they would call incurable!
My advice is that there are lifestyle and nutritional ‘cures’ even for Type 2 and even Type 1 diabetes, which is caused by an inability of the body to produce insulin. Look around before jumping in to medicine and drugs . . . after-all, you get more than one quote from a company when you want some work done around your home. Don’t you?
By contrast, Type 2 Diabetes – no longer called ‘Adult Onset Diabetes’ because of the increasing number of children getting the ‘disease’ – is due to a cellular resistance to insulin and caused by poor eating habits (too much sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed food), lack of exercise and poor intake of fresh food loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
So it all comes down to a choice – either wait until you get it and start taking medication and die younger than you need to and with a severe loss of quality of life OR ‘cure’ the ‘disease’ by doing the following:
Increase your intake of water, and fresh fruits and vegetables – you’ll need at least 9 servings of mostly vegetables per day.
Exercise at least 30 minutes every 2 days, initially, and increase this to 30 minutes 5 times per week.
Start a nutrition plan involving all of the essential nutrients and a supplement to help regulate blood sugar.
Paul Newland is a health writer, sports training consultant and martial arts instructor and manages the Global-Longevity.com website.
He is the author of numerous health information books and guides, including the Wellness Report, The Ultimate Antioxidant Report, The Selenium Report, The Healthy GI Guide, The Ultimate Nutrient Guide and The Essential Fatty Acid Report and The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Guide – available through Global-Longevity.com