Nutrition

In this category I will be including all the articles I write about nutrition and food for diabetes.

By Charlie G ❘ 2007

It’s clear that the only ones who really care about our health, are ourselves (well, and family & friends). That’s why it’s up to us to enjoy good health or not. We can not leave it to others, at least not completely. That’s the conclusion I came up with today when I saw (consciously) the food and drink vending machine at my work. There’s not even one thing that is not harmful to the body in one way or another! Do companies not care about the health of their employees? They should, since every time one employee is ill and doesn’t go to work, it costs money to them (that’s if they just look for the profits and don’t care about their people) From beverages with lots of calories to “light” drinks sweetened with aspartame (I explained the dangers of aspartame in this previous article), from all kinds of chocolate […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Four months have passed since I started the treatment that is helping me cure my diabetes and the results are quite positive. The insulin that I inject has stabilized at 2 units of rapid-acting insulin per meal and lately I’ve gotten off one unit of long-acting insulin at night, injecting now just 11 units. That is, during the day the need for insulin has decreased by 75%. The blood sugar has stabilized (no strong peaks or downs), except in periods when I have a cold, allergies or a stomach ache that raises blood sugar and insulin requirements as well. It’s interesting to see how the body responds when we are sick. But those of you having had diabetes for many years already know that. I’m proud to have remained faithful to this diet for four months, since it is a quite radical change to what we’re used to concerning eating. […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This time I would like to talk about the potential substitute for artificial sweeteners: Stevia. Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni is a plant native to Paraguay, but it can grow in a variety of climates. The sweetener extracted from it is 300 times sweeter than sugar, but since it’s not metabolized, it doesn’t transform into calories in the body. Stevia can be used in several ways: as a tea (with plant leaves), liquid or pouder, each with different properties and tastes. Before being brought to Europe in the nineteenth century by Dr. Bertoni, the plant was commonly known and had been used for centuries by the Guarani Indians (they call it “Kaá-heé” which means “sweet herb”). This plant has excellent properties as sweetener and apparently even medicinal properties as well (for centuries stevia has been used in Paraguay and Brazil for the treatment of diabetes), although the official studies on possible contraindications […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

I guess that those of you who are reading this article, or this blog in general, have heard these two names: stevia and aspartame. Since lately I’ve been researching about it, I would like to use this article to write about what I found on the subject. On the one hand we have aspartame, a sweetener massively used in the low calorie industry, Light products, diet … that is the focus point of many critics. In fact, there are already several scientific studies that reveal the dangers of this substance. For example, a study by the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center has confirmed that this artificial sweetener causes cancer and leukemia in rats. Other studies relate aspartame to brain tumors, ovaries, uterus, breast, testicles, thyroid and pancreas, multiple sclerosis, lupus … Why is Aspartame dangerous? When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86°F degrees the alcohol of the aspartame transforms […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

If you are type II diabetic you’ll find this link interesting (death to diabetes). It’s a website of an engineer who got a diabetic coma with a blood glucose level 1337 and 4 months later he was healed! It is encouraging and can help you to really understand your illness condition and probably cure it naturally as well. Here you have a video presentation about it: Update May 2011: I found a new resource to cure diabetes that has impressed me. You can read the review I wrote about “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” here.

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This time I would like to write a bit more about Dr. Schnitzers Diabetes Healing Diet. The author developed this therapy / diet after having avoided multiple leg amputations due to gangrene caused by diabetes, and many patients cured their leg and the diabetes. In his book “Diabetes Causes & Cure – including Cure of Later Diabetes Consequences” there are several testimonials written by patients themselves, who for the past 20 years have been cured of diabetes, both type I and type II, with his healthy eating concept. Since I already explained his food theory, which has a perfect logic to me, today I want to go a little more in detail about the diet. According to a scientific study on the constitution of men’s jaw and teeth throughout history, it concluded that men and women are naturally frugivorous. From that conclusion we can deduce the type of food that […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Well, lets get to the point with the therapy that I’m using to heal my diabetes! Everything began one day, about four centuries before Christ, when Hippocrates said: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.”   I’ve always asked myself why traditional medicine considers Hippocrates as the “Father of Medicine”, even making medicine students take the Hippocratic oath before becoming “real” doctors who then completely forget how medicine should be according to him. Why hasn’t more research been done on nutrition to keep, treat and heal the body? After all, that’s what nature has put at our disposal. After 9 years of trying different therapies (low-carb diet, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy…) I think I’ve found what is really helping my body achieve a better health, decrease the insulin dose, and have deep trust that I can, and I will, heal myself. It’s not that the other therapies […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Here I am again, this time with some statistics of the treatment to cure diabetes by Dr. Schnitzer, taken from his website. In fact, the first physician to systematically use this method as standard therapy in patients both with type I and type II diabetes, as well as its subsequent consequences, was Dr. Helmut Weiss. In the “Medical Week of Baden-Baden (Medical Week Baden-Baden), an annual medical conference, reported the results obtained during the first months in 119 patients with diabetes. The following table provides an impressive perspective (clic image to enlarge): I don’t know about you, but these are the type of statistics that I would like to see in a doctor’s office. But as I said, I decided to take responsibility for my health and my life. So I follow the maxim “He who heals is right”. And for me, these results shown above are enough to convince […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This works! Yesterday I announced that today, if all went well, I would only put 1 unit of insulin. Well, today I come with the results. I’m proud to say that 1 unit insulin was enough for every meal! My blood sugar ranged between 60-94. And don’t think that I didn’t eat carbs. My breakfast has been: 80 grs. whole oats, 1/2 apple, 1 pineapple slice, 4 strawberries, walnuts and hazelnuts, all mixed in a muesli. My lunch: a large mixed salad with 80 grams lentil sprouts and melon and almonds as dessert. Dinner: Another large salad with 80 grams whole oats and almonds for dessert. If you sum up the carbohydrates contained in these meals and the tiny amount of insulin I needed, you can tell how well my body is reacting to the diet to cure my diabetes. I look forward to writing such good news in future […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

I recently read a scientific and historical anecdote that I consider interesting and enlightening as to the reliability of some medical principles so blindly accepted as sacred word. It has to do with Popeye. I’m pretty sure that everyone has heard of him. Well, this is how the phenomenon of Popeye’s spinach came out. Health authorities in the United States during World War II found a progressive increase of anemia (iron lack) in children. To solve this problem, they decided to promote the consumption of foods rich in iron. They followed the findings of a German scientific study that analyzed the iron content of different foods, where spinach stood out far above the other. The problem is that the value indicated in the study was wrong by a typographical error (the decimal point had been positioned 1 space to the right). However, the data was taken literally and they launched […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Today I would like to start saying that the current medicine way to treat diabetes is probably based on false assumptions (like, “diabetes is incurable”). Yesterday I found an example of this, reading an article in a journal on the Internet about genomics. Apparently, for the first time a study has found the complete genetic sequence of a person (in this case the researcher’s own project Craig Venter) One of the conclusions of the study is that “the [genetic] variation from one human to another is seven times higher than previous estimates, showing that at the genetic level we are much more unique individuals [than we thought].” What do I mean by this? Well, if in fact each one of us is unique and different at the biological level, why does the health system insist so much to treat everyone in the same way? If you are diagnosed with diabetes, […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Today I want to recommend an interesting video about the possibilities for curing diabetes. It is actually a trailer for a documentary film that will be launched in spring 2008. It’s similar to “Super Size Me”, a critique to junk food that is reigning in some countries and the impact this has on our health. In this video, some Americans suffering from insulin-dependent type II diabetes who were in use to eat regularly McDonalds, were taken for 30 days to a kind of farm in the desert, accompanied by doctors, and ate only organic food, fresh, raw, changing their lifestyle. The results are impressive! I can’t wait to watch this documentary and I hope it reaches many people!

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

The answer to that should be something like “your problem is that you live in a society that has lost its contact with its creator and provider: Mother Nature. Today I want to write about the importance of diets to help the body heal itself from any illness. I’m experiencing the benefits of a healthy nutrition more and more everyday. Just to mention some of these improvements that I’m experiencing: -50% insulin intake reduction -weight reduction (in my case I did not need it, from my point of view) -digestive improvement (no more constipations or diarrheas) -halitosis (bad breath) has become neutral, that is, it doesn’t smell badly anymore -cold sore (herpes) that lasted between 1 and 2 months before until it disappeared, now they are gone in two or even one week -clearer thinking and a more positive attitude. And all that happened in just one month after having […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Lets see the first results and conclusions of the first weeks following this diet that is helping me heal my diabetes type I. First of all, in order to show you that this is working, let me show you two features of my blood sugar levels and the insulin injected, one week before beginning with the diet until one week after.   I began with the diet on July 21st and, as you can see, one week before the blood sugar was having ups and downs, although without high peaks. That seemed to be more or less okay. Back then I was injecting 6-7 units of rapid-acting insulin for each meal and 14 units of low-acting insulin before going to bed. The interesting thing occurred the very first day I started the diet, since I could start reducing the insulin, one unit at a time, until just needing 1 […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

I know that by following information about a therapy that has been applied successfully on some patients, it is important to know what kind of patient he/she was and be familiar with his/her health situation. Therefore, I’m going to write, as briefly as possible, about the kind of patient I am. My name is Charly and I am 32 years old. I got diabetes 9 years ago, after three weeks of suffering the usual symptoms that indicate diabetes type I: extremely tired, very thirsty, need to urinate all the time, very hungry, eating lots of calories and sugar in order to „make up for“ being so tired and hungry (totally wrong!), and loss of 10 kg. until a weight of 62 kg. Being 186 cm tall, you can imagine how thin I was. Scared by the situation, I went to the hospital for two days, from where I left insulin-dependent, […]

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