Diet and Diabetes
In a healthy person, the pancreas releases insulin to help the body store and use sugar from food for energy. The diagnosis of diabetes is based on elevated blood sugar levels.
[sws_pullquote_left]In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. ~ Mayo Clinic [/sws_pullquote_left]
This occurs when:
• The pancreas does not produce any insulin.
• The pancreas does not produce enough insulin.
• The body does not recognize or respond appropriately to the presence of insulin.
When the body is compromised by poor nutrition and/or stress, the immune system is effected immediately. The immune system is the healing system of the body and it depends on clear cellular communication to work effectively. When the immune system is weakened, the cells do not communicate effectively, resulting in “mis-communication” between cells. When the cells receive misinformation they are instructed to do things that are destructive to the body. [sws_pullquote_right]One of the most pro-active things one can do to prevent and reverse any disease–is to choose foods that naturally balance the blood sugar. [/sws_pullquote_right]
Diabetes is a classic example of cellular miscommunication. The cells fail to recognize insulin; or maybe worse, they attack the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Both are deleterious to the body.
“No matter what form it takes, sugar paralyzes the immune system in a variety of ways.”
~Ann Louise Gittleman M.S. C.N.S Author of Get the Sugar Out
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