Diabetes

A condition so common that it deserves a separate section. And yet it is practically always preventable, the exception being extremely rare cases of congenital diabetes. It can be said that diabetes is a disease that you choose for yourself.

The mechanism of its formation is very simple. In simple terms (of necessity somewhat adulterated), we raise our blood sugar level. The body sees this and tries to lower it by secreting the appropriate hormones. But as the raising was too strong, it secretes too many of them, as a result, the level falls below the acceptable limit. Our body then does a “counter”, resulting in another jump above the norm, already smaller. And such a swing repeats itself every time we eat something that abruptly changes sugar levels.

In reality, of course, it is a bit more complex, not so much about sugar itself, but about insulin. Many foods strongly raise its levels without causing an apparent spike in glucose. Especially dangerous here are all kinds of yogurts and milk derivatives in general. It is also raised very strongly by mixtures of carbs and fat, that is, fast food of all kinds. You can search the entire table on google, under the keyword “insulin index”.

Preventing diabetes is so simple as to be trivial. All you have to do is eat lots of fiber, which, by the way, will protect you from several other problems. In one study, Dr. Anderson (a name worth remembering, for his contribution to the advancement of knowledge about disease prevention) put diabetics forced to use insulin on a diet consisting almost exclusively of carbohydrates, which is different from what is officially recommended, and exactly the opposite of what is recommended by “experts” on low-carbohydrate diets. In just 16 days, 11 of the 20 patients were able to wean off the drugs, the average insulin requirement dropped from 26 to 11 units, and cholesterol dropped by 60 mg/dl. And that’s just 16 days! The whole secret was to use carbohydrates, but mixed with fiber.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/495550

You can also use some supplements. Adequate levels of zinc, magnesium, chromium and vitamin D3 partially protect against the disease. Of course, if there is no deficiency, additional supplementation will do nothing.