Hippocrates of Cos, an ancient Greek (half Phoenician) physician who is recognized as the father of medicine, is famous for saying: "Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food." This ancient wisdom is a deceptively simple statement that has a PROFOUND meaning - and a meaning that we seem to have lost sight of in our modern day society. We tend to associate food with personal pleasure, festivities, comfort, and socializing. We treat food as a source of entertainment and will go to great lengths to pleasure our palate with our favorite foods. Through all of this, we sometimes forget that the food we consume is really nothing more than organic chemicals mixed today unfortunately with industrial toxins. When we eat, food interacts chemically with our bodies, as do the industrial toxins, at both the cellular and molecular level. This is why food is medicine, or at least it has the potential to be if we eat the right foods. If we eat the wrong foods, and the wrong industrial toxins, we create diseases like diabetes and cancer inside our bodies.
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Let's boil our feeding habits down to the underlying basics. Food is basically composed of organic chemicals (if you know how to eliminate the industrial toxins and that doesn't mean just eating organically, although that helps a lot). Our bodies are made of organic chemicals. When chemicals combine, they react with each other. When the chemicals from the food we eat combine with the chemicals in our bodies, they react like any other chemicals would do.
Glucose metabolism is a good example of a complicated chemical reaction that takes place between the chemicals in the food we eat and the chemicals in our bodies. A malfunction can occur at any point during glucose metabolism. If the chemicals in our cell membranes don't react properly with insulin, the chemicals in our body responsible for helping our cells accept glucose from our food, we develop what we call type 2 diabetes. When this happens, the nutrients from our food can not enter our cells properly and we get an increase in blood sugar as a symptom because it isn't being taken up by our cells properly.
Food has the ability to make radical changes in our physical bodies. This can be both good and bad, depending on what we eat. Food can affect our brain functioning, our mood, our ability to recall stored memories, our propensity to develop cancerous tumors, how well our cell membranes respond to insulin, and many more bodily functions we seem to take for granted until they don't work well anymore. After all, we tend to think of food as just a way to fill our bellies and stomp out those hungry pains. However, it's important to remember that when we eat we start chemical reactions inside our bodies. The chemical reactions we start today when we eat can affect our bodies for literally for years to come... although there are ways to jump start reversing these ill effects... keep reading...
Unfortunately, food science in not taught in medical school. Moreover, the study of nutrition is not stressed in required coursework either. The focus of modern medicine is on pharmaceuticals and surgery. The focus is not on the effect of food on our bodies. Things are beginning to change in this regard but this change is "slow as molasses" as the old saying goes. If are hoping to cure your diabetes, you will have far more success using alternative medicine to reverse diabetes.
You can think of food as very powerful chemicals that have the ability to reverse serious illnesses such as diabetes. In this sense, food really is medicine. It really is that simple. However, you should also keep in mind that food can poison your body if you eat the wrong food, the wrong industrial toxins, especially if you do so on a continual basis over a long period of time.
When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor immediately started talking about the various medications he could give me and how those medications might combine and interact. He then asked a nurse to talk with me about how to check my blood sugar. Neither of them talked to me about diet! Almost as an afterthought, the nurse did mention there were some free "diabetes nutrition classes" at the hospital I might be interested in taking. That's it. That's all they said about food. That is all that was said regarding food from my primary health care givers. In retrospect, knowing what I now know, this is absolutely alarming!
Okay call me bias here but maybe we should be listening to research scientists with serious data to back up their claims rather than doctors whose education in medical school is partially funded by BIG PHARMA. If you want to know about the latest in diabetes research that proves it can indeed by reversed, click on the red button at the top if this page.
Modern medicine is "miraculous" in some ways, especially if you land in the emergency room after a bad car accident, but both doctors and patients alike could learn from the ancient wisdom of Hippocrates when it comes to curing diabetes and other major disease. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, it is very important for you to be pro-active in your own health care. For many people, it is possible to reverse diabetes by eating the right food and eliminating the industrial toxins that are in our modern food supply. In fact, this can happen in a very short amount of time -- the latest evidence points to THREE WEEKS. For most people with type 2 diabetes, it takes just a few weeks to cure diabetes at least 90 percent of the way.
Please note that I am not advocating for anyone with diabetes to stop seeing their doctor, although I do suggest shopping for a new doctor if he/she doesn't fully support your effort to reverse your diabetes naturally. Modern medicine most definitely doesn't have all the answers and if your doctor is too narrowly focused to see that and/or support you in your efforts, it may be time for a switch.
I know from my own personal experience and from what I've seen with close family members and friends, food plays a very critical role, perhaps the most important role of all, in what happens after you are diagnosed with diabetes. You can use food as medicine to reverse your diabetes - and I do mean this quite literally. Alternately, you can poison your body with the wrong foods and make your diabetes even worse. I've seen no one reverse diabetes with prescription drugs -- have you?
If I followed the diet that the doctor's office gave me, endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, I know I would not have been able to cure my diabetes. How do I know this? Well, because everyone I know with diabetes who follows the modern medicine approach gets progressively worse but when they switch to a diet that follows this plan to reverse diabetes naturally, they get better and most cure their own diabetes. What makes it even more evident is when these people (including me) go back to their doctor a few months later and they run an HgA1C test (the glycated hemoglobin blood test) and it comes back normal. The doctors all seem so shocked and amazed like it has never happened before but in reality it is happening more and more.
Please let me take this opportunity to send my fellow diabetics and their loved ones my personal message which builds a little on the ancient wisdom of Hippocrates:
"Let food be thy medicine, not thy poison."
Update: It was my intention when I started this personal blog to turn it into a comprehensive guide on how to cure diabetes but that task is too much for me to take on as my time to spend on this blog is limited. However, I am always happy to share what I can when I have the time to do so. While I am proud to share a lot of information with others searching for a natural cure for diabetes, I do need to tell you that I believe that in order to be truly successful at reversing diabetes, you need a comprehensive well-researched and well-organized reverse diabetes guide. As a science researcher and as a person who has cured my own diabetes, I have reviewed literally hundreds of sources of information and it is the best resource I have found thus far. I truly wish you all the best and I would love to hear from you.