By Charlie G ❘ 2011

In my nearly 13 years with type 1 diabetes I’ve tried many things, diets, therapies … without total success (which does not mean they couldn’t work for others.) I am convinced that each of us is different and what works for you may not work for another and vice versa.

But my recent researches are leading me toward something that seems to be common to all, as it is on the biological basis of our body as a human species.

I mean the glyconutrients.

Many scientists believe that research on glyconutrients is the greatest advance in health and nutrition.
Science, the world’s most popular magazine for researchers and scientists, dedicated one of his runs entirely on educating the medical and scientific community about Glyconutrients, Glycobiology and glycoscience (March 23, 2001 issue: Carbohydrates and Glycobiology)

It also demonstrates the importance of the fact that 4 out of the last 9 Nobel laureates in medicine have been associated with cell communication and its importance to our health. As we shall see, the main function of glyconutrients is enabling and improving cellular communication.

MIT Research Institute cited the 10 new technologies that will change the world, being the first in the list glyconutrients, that is, the study of sugars.

What are glyconutrients?

GlyconutrientsThey are the most important discovery in the last 100 years for your immune system. Some scientists go even further by proclaiming that it is the most important discovery in the history of medicine: the secret to a long and healthy life.

The Glyconutrients are vegetal carbohydrates (monosaccharides). There are over 200 carbohydrates or sugars but only 8 are essential for the functioning of the body.

The main function of these special carbohydrates is not to be used by the body to generate energy (as is normal in carbohydrates), but for other uses way more specialized and important.

These 8 saccharides are: D-Glucose, D-galactose, D-Mannose, L-Fucose, N-acetylgalactosamine, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylneuraminic acid and Xylose.

Scientists believe that the main role of glyconutrients in the human body is to create glycoproteins for cellular communication. Every cell in all body systems (immune system cells, cells of the digestive system, nervous system cells …) need to communicate constantly to do its job.

The problem is that without good cellular communication, we can’t be healthy. In other words, to be healthy, we need optimal cellular communication.
Worst of all, in my opinion, is that we can’t (or it is hard) get these 8 carbohydrates from food the way Nature (or God, as you wish to put it) put them at our disposal.
Scientists say that the typical modern diet is highly deficient in 6 of 8 saccharides that the body needs to create glycoproteins.

Fresh fruits and vegetables we buy today have few glyconutrients (or any nutritional value at all) because they are usually grown in nutrient-deficient soil, collected from the tree before natural ripening, are irrigated with pesticides, are stored for days, weeks or months, cooked, frozen, processed, pasteurized, genetically modified … Cooking and processing food eliminates further glyconutrients.
For example, tomato, after going through the whole process from planting to our table, has just 2.39% of their original nutrient content (here’s a little hint for us to start eating more ecological vegetables and fruits from our area).

Glyconutrients and Degenerative Diseases

While our food has been declining nutrients, a number of diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic degenerative diseases have increased at an alarming rate even at young ages.

There is more and more evidence that these diseases are caused by a single deficiency in the diet: glyconutrients. Among the nutrients that are missing from our diet, are also antioxidants, which help control free radicals and support our body to deal with toxins.

The scientific evidence makes clear that if your body suffers from an autoimmune system disorder or a degenerative condition, can benefit greatly from the 8 essential glyconutrients. They help the body to exercise his incredible ability to heal, repair, regenerate, regulate and protect itself by giving the raw material is already preprogrammed for use.

Some scientific studies were carried out to test the effect of adding glyconutrients to the diet (with supplements), and tests showed significant improvements in health.

Role of Glyconutrients

Glyconutrients are not focused on a single body system or organ, but on improving the health of the entire body. Therefore, do not look at the glyconutrients as a cure or solution for a given health problem (that’s what drugs from the pharmacy do, if anything). They are rather the essential nutrient that the body needs for optimal general health.

No matter how good (or bad) allopathic medicine could be, it has no answer or solution to the alarming increase of autoimmune diseases, cancers and degenerative diseases in western societies. Time will tell whether glyconutrients will soon be part of standard medical care for these diseases or if the pharmaceutical industry is also going to want to delay as much as possible their use in health centers and hospitals. In any case, it would be a paradigm shift, as it would treat the root of the problems instead of symptoms, and unfortunately I do not see the medical community ready for this yet.

The responsibility for our health is only ours.


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  3. Philip C Sekar,Ph.D says:

    Your plan is fascinating and this is a new concept. Basically, it is altering the basic metabolic pattern in the body which will readjust the endocrine balance.I am very impressed. I may try this verysoon.I have to take 2 pills + Insulin for glucose control now.I am waiting for the day when I can live without any pills.Thank you for this vital information