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Tidbits Part 9 — DIABETES

Elaine Lewis
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With so many diabetics in the world now, it’s impossible to ignore this disease!

What Is It?

I won’t waste your time with a lot of fancy definitions.  Suffice it to say, it’s a junk food disease; meaning, it’s the inevitable result of eating foods most of us consider normal; and by that I mean processed foods and, in general, SWEETS and CARBS!  (Though I hasten to add that diabetes is a side effect of many drugs, chief among them the cholesterol-lowering drugs; so, be sure to check the side effects of all the drugs you’re on, which you can easily do by going to www.drugs.com; and P.S., even if you don’t see the word “diabetes”, you may see all the signs of diabetes such as increased thirst, increased appetite, unexplained weight loss, increased urination, etc.)

The staple food of the western world, believe it or not, is white flour–which isn’t even a food, as it exists nowhere in nature; and yet, we can’t seem to eat a single meal without it!  Some complain that even Whole Wheat flour isn’t ideal due to the processing needed to make it edible–grinding, baking, etc.; but, at least whole wheat actually exists.  White flour exists only in a chemistry lab.  All the nutrition and fiber have been removed for the sake of a long shelf-life in the stores–it can’t go bad because there’s nothing in it, and when you eat it, it turns to sugar as soon as it hits the stomach, spiking your blood sugar levels, causing your pancreas to flood your blood stream with insulin.

Insulin is like the “escort” that sugar molecules need to be let into your cells.  You remember when liquor was banned in the United States in the 1920’s?  They called it “Prohibition”; mobster, Al Capone, became famous for supplying liquor during Prohibition.

Al Capone

If you wanted to get into a “speakeasy” (a place that sold illegal liquor), you had to say, “Joe sent me.”

joe sent me 5

Insulin is like “Joe”, it gets you in, and since your cells need sugar for energy, it’s really important that “Joe” gets in!

The problem is, with our diet of mostly nothing but sweets and white flour products like white bread, rolls, buns, biscuits and pasta, “Joe” is ringing the doorbell on our behalf constantly and becoming a pest!  Your cells are complaining, “It’s Joe again!”  

“Just don’t answer the bell,” they decide, “and maybe he’ll go away!”  And with that, they disconnect the doorbell!  This is the real cause of diabetes — “Insulin Resistance”!  It’s Joe wearing out his welcome!  There’s no place now for the sugar molecules to go, the blood sugar starts getting higher and higher!  Then symptoms break out like the ones we’re all too familiar with– excessive thirst, excessive appetite, frequent urination and weight loss; but, before this stage sets in, there’s the first stage, the warning stage, called…

Low Blood Sugar

It goes like this: You eat the average American breakfast–coffee and a donut or a Danish pastry–either way, it’s nothing but sugar–and in short order, insulin is triggered and clears all the sugar out of the bloodstream, and now there’s an emergency!  The emergency is that there HAS to be sugar in the bloodstream!!!!  Your blood sugar has to be at a constant, between 80 and 110 at all times, or else all kinds of horrifying symptoms break loose–migraines, dizziness, dullness, inability to focus, read or concentrate, depression, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, apathy, anxiety, phobias, mood disorders, panic disorder, even fainting; no one realizes it’s the food that’s causing this!  People start going to doctors saying, “I’m depressed,” or, “I have insomnia,” or “my heart is skipping beats” and wind up with prescriptions which are totally inappropriate to the situation and ultimately just compound the problem!  With the blood sugar now in deficit, the person is compelled to “grab something fast”!  The easiest thing is some processed food that needs no preparation, like a candy bar or another donut, meaning MORE sugar is coming in!  More sugar, more insulin, and another drop in blood sugar!  The cycle continues until “insulin resistance” sets in, and now you’re diabetic!

Of course, it’s the liver’s job to keep this drop in blood sugar from happening!

The Role of the Liver

When your blood sugar drops, the liver activates a hormone called IGF which puts stored sugar, called glycogen, back into the blood stream.  Now, here’s a problem.  If you’re low on potassium, and most of us are (because you get potassium from eating fruit and VEGETABLES), you can’t store sugar!  Let me repeat that.  If you’re low in potassium, you can’t store sugar!  For every sugar molecule, you need a potassium molecule!  With low levels of potassium, the person starts craving food, he can’t control his appetite!  Why? Because he can’t store sugar!  I don’t know how many people have said to me, “I’m craving sweets!”  Maybe now we can understand why: no one is eating any vegetables!  You need about 4,700 mg. a day of potassium!  A banana, which people falsely view as the embodiment of potassium, contains only 400 mg.!  The high potassium foods include, first and foremost, Kale!  Then there’s collard greens, spinach, beets, Swiss chard, bananas, oranges, almonds, tomatoes, apricots, broccoli, avocados, mushrooms, blueberries, and more.

Note that our number-one food that we should be eating to stave-off diabetes is…..KALE!!!!! 

kale

This is your main food for potassium, the highest potassium levels are in KALE!   I just had it for dinner tonight–along with chicken and brown rice.  Here’s how you cook the Kale.  You cut out the stems (you can simply pull the leaves away from the stems; the stems are very thick and I doubt that they would be enjoyable to eat).  I added some chopped garlic, two capfuls of olive oil and some sesame seeds.  You have to add something to it because just plain kale probably would taste bitter.  Well, it must have been good because even Shana ate it, and she hates everything!

If you don’t have the potassium to store sugar, it gets converted to fat!  So if you don’t eat enough vegetables, you gain weight!

So, remember, when your potassium levels are adequate, you stop craving sugar!  Another thing that kale and other high-potassium vegetables do is increase growth hormone!  Why is that important?  Growth hormone supports the liver, it supports IGF which normalizes blood sugar levels; growth hormone burns fat, protects your protein from breaking down into sugar and used as fuel!  You don’t want your protein being used as fuel, we’re talking about your cartilage and collagen–the stuff that holds your body together and keeps your chin from sagging, your muscles from becoming flabby, etc.; so, it all comes back to potassium!  And where do we get potassium from again????  Vegetables!!!!

So now you really have to put some thought into what you’re eating!  Let me give you an example.  For lunch, you might ordinarily have…God only knows what!  A ham and cheese sandwich, maybe; but, with knowing what you know now, you would probably substitute whole wheat bread for the white bread you usually use and throw in a big handful of baby greens like the ones below!  Do you ever see these containers in your supermarket?

super greens

 

These are “super” greens–baby kale, baby spinach, chard, etc.  It’s so easy to grab a handful of these and make a salad, throw them in a stir-fry with mushrooms, onions and brown rice–yes, BROWN rice, white rice means just more sugar!

 

Throw them in your sandwich or in an omelet with raw-milk cheese and tomatoes…they’re so easy to work with!   You can even throw a handful into your smoothie or health milkshake in the morning.  For details on making the health milkshake (“smoothie”), see “Tidbits part-8, Convalescence”: https://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/tidbits-part-8-convalescence/.  Any chance you get to add greens to a meal or snack, do it!  And I’ll tell you what I’ve been doing lately:  Whatever I’m eating–and let’s say it’s a tuna fish sandwich–I’ll take a handful of greens and put them next to the sandwich.  For every bite of the sandwich I take, I pick up a few greens and stuff them in my mouth; and here’s the thing, they have no taste!  You don’t even taste them!  This is why you can add them to just about anything, and imagine the benefits you’re getting!  

Food that you can easily get rid of because it’s just “fun food” like cookies and potato chips?  Get rid of them!  For example, years ago, for a midnight snack, I might have had a piece of apple pie or a dish of ice cream.  Now I’ll have, like I had last night, a chicken salad with a handful of the greens from the above container, some tomatoes with a slice of raw-milk cheese on the side–see below.

tuna salad 2

And it was really filling!  What these snacks have in common is–nothing processed and nothing made of flour!!!!  There is nothing here to spike your blood sugar levels but there is plenty of potassium!  

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom. Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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  • Well, you know, we have homeopathic potassium already! Kali carb, Kali phos, Kali mur, and so on, they’re all potassium remedies, all the Kali’s. But geez, can’t you just eat the kale? It’s very good for you…. I had kale for dinner tonight–again.

  • Elaine, of course, I eat around 1 Kg of low carb (leafy) vegetables per day, but I am still struggling with my Diabetes. 6X would be 6 times more powerful!

  • “Note that they’re warning you that this drug can actually kill you”
    So will homeopathic medicines! Lets be fair. Homeopathic aggravation can kill a person, and bring back old diseases. If the vital force of the patient is not strong enough, he could be killed. Of course you could argue that Hahnemann in his 6th Organon has developed the LM potencies, its much safer, etc. Granted, but this does not mean that even LM potencies cannot cause aggravations and are potentially lethal. Ok, you may argue that we have the aggravation zapper, etc, but so does modern medicine have its own ways to deal with side effects. Well you could argue that you have not seen even one person die due to homeopathic aggravation, but I am yet to see someone dies from lactic acidosis among the large number of metformin users I have seen! In all fairness, homeopathic medicines should also contain disclaimer that it may cause death. At least modern medicine acknowledges the side effects. We should reflect upon ourselves and honestly tell the public the truth of the potential dangers of Homeopathic remedies.

    • Anything that is abused and used carelessly or inappropriately can be harmful. But allopathic drugs are deadly when properly prescribed and properly taken. They are deadly under normal circumstances. A study reported some years ago in JAMA arrived at this conclusion and stated that allopathic drugs are the 3rd leading cause of death in America. Your statement comparing the safety of homeopathic remedies to allopathic drugs was uninformed.

  • I agree with Alan; plus, have you noticed that this is an article about food and not about homeopathic remedies? Diabetes is a disease that is caused by food and should be cured by food, not drugs with a long list of side-effects. You say you have yet to see someone die from lactic acidosis. I just heard from someone whose mother is currently suffering the side effects of Metformin, chief among them, muscle weakness; so, you don’t have to actually die of something before it becomes a big problem for you.

  • Elaine, I was responding to your statement of side effects of modern drugs. I know a person who still is suffering from a homeopathic aggravation after 20 years. He is controlling it by allopathic medicines. So we need also disclaimers on Homeopathic medicines. People should not think that they are safe to be taken as they please. One cannot 100% guarantee how the vital force will react.

  • Dadiyan, it’s like a car. Cars aren’t dangerous by themselves; the problem comes when the driver is unlicensed and uneducated about the rules of the road. Unfortunately, a lot of so-called homeopaths fall into this catagory. They haven’t graduated from an actual school of homeopathy, they haven’t read the Organon, they’re prescribing remedies the way allopaths prescribe drugs–Hahnemann calls these people “brash beginners”. And I don’t like it anymore than you do. But the remedies themselves are safe when prescribed correctly. What Alan was trying to tell you was, drugs cause harm, even when correctly prescribed! But yes, you’re right, people are in love with the high potencies and have no method of antidoting, and even think that aggravations are good and shouldn’t be antidoted! If you will read my Questions Patients Ask-12 in the next issue, you will see that I speak out forcefully against reckless prescribing.

  • My favourite way to eat Kale is to strip the leaves and spread them out on a baking tray and put in the oven for about 8 mins . You have to keep checking it hasn’t burnt!! Sprinkle with sea salt – delicious and crispy!!!