Last updated on January 26th, 2019 at 10:51 am
You may think this doesn’t apply to you but listen: “One out of three people in the U.S. will develop diabetes!” We have been brainwashed to think that getting diabetes is a natural, normal process of aging and that you can continue living the way you have always lived, just now with diabetes.
NO! Diabetes is a self-inflicted health catastrophe that has been accepted in our society as an inevitable process. You can find a doctor who will be more than happy to give you a drug so you can continue your life without EVER talking to you about the causes of it or what you can do to turn your health around.
Here are three important health concepts you MUST know if you want to avoid diabetes; and if you have diabetes you should be even more concerned to understand these points.
There are very real factors that can be making your type II diabetes worse…
Potentially deadly mistake #1—Thinking your pancreas is the only organ involved in keeping your blood sugar normal
Your major organs actually involved in blood sugar control are: liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, and your thyroid gland.
Each of these takes specific actions in the presence or absence of sugar in your system. They each need to be tested and evaluated. If one of these organs is not functioning correctly, it can make blood sugar go up or down. If any one of these organs/glands is ignored, you’re just going to continue to get worse.
A simple fasting blood sugar test only measures your sugar levels. Your triglycerides and other fatty acid markers are absolutely needed to determine your progress of insulin resistance. Glycolated hemoglobin is another blood chemistry marker that’s very important in determining and managing your progress. A salivary hormone test that checks your cortisol rhythm is valuable in determining adrenal function. Cortisol increases blood sugar production in your liver. Cortisol is also a major stress hormone. If you’re in constant stress you have high blood sugar and high cortisol levels. Your stress may be contributing to your diabetes.
The point is that you must know how the other systems of your body are functioning.
Potentially deadly mistake #2 —Not understanding that inflammation in your body makes type II diabetes worse
Inflammation causes you to make more cortisol. High cortisol will make you insulin resistant. Now, the question that must be answered if you’re going to feel better is…
Where is the inflammation coming from?
The two most common causes of inflammation are from food sensitivities and hidden infections in your stomach and intestines. Food sensitivities mean that your immune system has decided that something you are eating is an invader.
Many people have bacterial overgrowths, yeast overgrowths, and parasites—but don’t notice any GI symptoms. This is why you can walk around with these things living in you for years.
Food sensitivities and GI infections cause your immune system to flare up… inflammation increases… cortisol increases… more insulin resistance = fatigue, no energy, weight gain, low libido, high blood pressure… the whole ball of wax.
Potentially deadly mistake #3—Thinking type II diabetes is genetic
Now obviously, you could have been born with a predisposition for developing diabetes. But, your environment—what you do to yourself, and what happens to you—is what really determines whether or not you develop type II diabetes.
Most important is finding the cause for high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and type II diabetes; because treating the wrong thing is a waste of time and money.
You must find out what your body is doing and how it is dysfunctional. Only then can you develop a logical, systemic plan to improve your health, not just lower blood sugar.