Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Dietary advice for hyperglycaemia/highblood sugar (diabetes) an extract from Dr Shyam Singha
Although diabetes can be genetic, it is generally brought on by a shock or a traumatic experience, such as an accident. In the case of infantile diabetes, it will often be discovered that the mother experienced a shock or other problems during pregnancy. In older people diabetes is often the result of an inadequate diet with an excess of starch. Diabetes is caused by the failure of the pancreas to produce insulin. A cure is unlikely to be effective while insulin is being injected because external injections will generally stop the Islets of Langerhans (the insulin-producing gland in the pancreas) from producing the body's own insulin. Unfortunate side effects of insulin injections are reduced capacity to deal with infections and varicose ulcers.
A diet that is rich in fats, saturated or unsaturated, is particularly unhealthy for diabetics. Excessive levels of fat in the blood inhibit the body from using and metabolizing sugar and producing ketones. As the result the sugar (glucose) passes out of the body in the urine without having been metabolized (used) by the body. For this reason the sugar level will always tend to be high in a nascent diabetic.
As the kidneys note the high sugar level passing through, a message is passed to the pancreas to produce more insulin. The role of insulin is to reduce and regulate the blood sugar level. The insulin converts the glucose (sugar) into glycogen. The resultant glycogen is then stored in the liver as an energy reserve. But the excessive amount of insulin that has been called for causes such a rapid drop in the blood sugar level that the body in desperation calls for more sugar or fatty acid. And so the cycle continues: high sugar level, followed by an excess of insulin production, rapid drop in the blood sugar level and consequently a demand for more sugar and starch - until eventually the body is either unable to produce sufficient insulin or the insulin that it does produce cannot properly regulate the blood sugar level.
Diabetics need to begin treatment by greatly reducing their sugar instake while simultaneously reducing the amount of injected insulin in small graduated steps - but only under medical supervision. Many diabetics, however, prefer to continue eating foods that contain sugar and to continue having the injections.
An alternative is to develop other tastes - sweet is just one out of the eight tastes. It is perfectly possible for anybody to develop a taste balance where sugar is no longer predominant.
Colonic irrigation will remove debris and prevent auto-intoxication. It will also remove a false hunger for sugar. The colon has four main sections: the iliocaecal valve, hepatic flexure, splenic flexure and the sigmoid. The splenic flexure is a bend on the left side of the abdoment where blockages can occur. When this happens, the colon dilates and impacts upon the pancreas and spleen, stopping them from working properly. The remedy in the first instance is the clean the system by emptying the transverse colon.
1. have a beneficial massage
2. Eat more bitter and astringent food, which is high in protein and minerals, and reduce your intake of starch and sugar. Sometimes the need for sugar is a pseudo-hunger - a habit.
3. Try homeopathic remedies
4. Pay attention to your spleen and stomach - both need love
5. Eat 6.8 kiwi fruits, including the skin, and no other food for breakfast. Cut the kiwi into quarters and add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Do this regularly for 3 months. Kiwi fruit with the skin is the only fruit that should be eaten by diabetics seeking a cure. Eating 3-4 kg of kiwi fruit a day should bring down the sugar level as they have anti-sugar properties. They increase the secretion of insulin by inducing the Islets of Langerhans to produce more.
6. Learn how to breath out
7. Learn how to relax
8. Understand how diabetes is triggered.
Taken from the book: Shyam Singha
The Secrets of Natural Health.
Dr Singha was Kirsty's homeopath from the age of 11 to 28 and still hovers around reminding her of so many important things in this life.