Healthy Beginnings

Can Diabetes Be Reversed? Reducing Insulin Resistance Naturally

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Remember Teddy from our March 2017 Healthy Beginnings Magazine article? He presented with extreme thirst, impaired vision and the need to urinate every 30-40 minutes. After 6 months of gaining weight (172-226 pounds) and a climbing blood pressure (110/60 to 142/88), his body crashed. He lost 30 pounds in less than 2 weeks. He became disoriented and would have passed if he had not sought help immediately.

We hospitalized Teddy, stabilized his blood sugars, then offered him the best of modern medicine’s advice on changing his lifestyle to delay any further complications. Teddy embraced the Mini-Fast with Bone Broth and Exercise Diet (explained in the April 2017 Healthy Beginnings Magazine). He started a walking program and took his medicine. His blood sugar settled in only slightly above normal (101 fasting) and his blood pressure dropped below his pre-illness level. He needed new glasses, but after 6 weeks of finally caring for himself, Teddy declared that he was a “new man.”

Then, as often happens with the “Teddys” in real life, the crisis passed, and Teddy became Teddy again. He only had “a couple of beers” while watching Monday Night Football. And often asked, “What’s a few SNICKERS bars? What’s a couple, two or maybe three, cookies? A little ice cream never hurt anybody, right?”

When reminded of his previous desperate state, he waved the whole encounter away.

“Ah, I’ve got your pills. They make me sick, and they’re expensive. And I’m not using insulin, it comes from pigs.”

“Wrong,” I said. “Most insulins used today are human-like synthetics. Or, I can get a pig insulin if you want.”

Teddy cursed me with his eyes. “How about something natural from you doctors?” he asked.

I knew this was coming. “I’ll probably get kicked out of the doctor’s fraternity,” I said.

“I’ll vouch for you,” Teddy replied. “Not that it would mean a whole lot. Come on, quit stalling. Monday night is not that far away.”

“Teddy,” I said. “Okay. Here are my Big Six.”

Anti-Aging in Six

Dr. Clear eld’s Six Top Herbal Remedies and Supplements to Reduce Insulin Resistance

Cinnamon 500-1000 mg/d

Improves glucose utilization, increases insulin receptor sensitivity

Chromium Picolinate 400-600 mg/d

• Metabolizes carbs and fats

• Balances lipids

• Improves satiety

• Decreases carbohydrate cravings

Berberine 500-1500 mg 1-3x/d

• Improves insulin sensitivity

• Promotes insulin secretion

• Regulates glucose and lipid metabolism in liver

• Reduces intestinal absorption of glucose

• Antioxidant activity protective of diabetic complications

Gymnema Sylvestre 50-100 mg

• Improves insulin sensitivity, interferes with the absorption of glucose

Vanadium 50-100 mg/d

• Improves insulin sensitivity

• Contraindicated in bipolar disorder

Alpha Lipoic Acid 100-400 mg/d

• Improves insulin sensitivity/helps prevent neuropathy

• Antioxidant

Plus, Two Bonuses: CBD Oil and Diabetes

CBD and Type 1 DM

• CBD retards B-cell damage in type 1 DM in animal models.

• CBD suppresses cell-mediated autoimmune Type 1 DM and joint destruction of rheumatoid arthritis in an animal model.

• CBD treatment, 6-to 12-week-old non-diabetic obese mice significantly reduced the incidence of Type 1 DM from 86 percent in non-treated control mice to 30 percent in CBD-treated mice.

• CBD treatment also resulted in significant reduction of levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines, T-cell activation and TNF-a.

CBD for Primary Diabetes and Diabetic Complications

• Reduced Retinopathy and Neuropathy: CBD functions as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and has tissue protective effects.

• Reduced Cardiomyopathy: CBD improves mitochondrial function and biogenesis in a myocardial injury model.

CBD for Energy Expenditure Resulting in Weight Loss

• CBD acts on the fat deposition difference between white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissues.

• WAT and BAT: Types of specialized adipose tissue in mammals with opposite functions.

• BAT: Metabolically active generation of heat by oxidizing fatty acids (triglycerides). Mechanism for cold adaptation. Found both in infant and adults.

• Conversion of WAT into BAT can enhance whole body energy expenditure and reduce diet-induced obesity.

The Budwig “Snack”

In 1952, Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German government expert on lipids and pharmacology, illustrated the role fats played in preventing cancer. When not present in sufficient amounts, cells metabolize glucose via fermentation outside the cell’s energy nucleus, the mitochondria. Dr. Budwig demonstrated that the “new” methods of processing fats and hydrogenated oils destroyed cell membranes allowing diseased cells and toxins to flourish. Each cell in our body has a central nucleus with a positive charge and a cell wall with negatively charged electrons on its surface. Processed fats destroy the cell membrane disrupting normal function. Dr. Budwig recommended an oil-protein mixture to jump-start normal cell metabolism and shift energy production back to the mitochondria effectively bringing cells back to life.

The Formula

• 6 oz of cultured dairy (cottage cheese, goat milk kefir) • 4 Tbsp of sprouted and ground chia or ax

• 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil

• 1 tsp turmeric powder

• 1/4 tsp black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in bowl or blender and consume once daily. Extras: Add berries, fruit, organic raw nuts such as ground hemp seed, ground almonds, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed and Brazil nuts (but not peanuts). For flavoring try vanilla, cinnamon, shredded coconut or a dash of cayenne pepper.

Budwig Breakfast Muesli

1. Mix 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil with 6 tablespoons of cottage cheese/quark (maximum 2 percent fat content). If the fat content of the cottage cheese or quark is too high, the flaxseed oil will not mix into it, canceling out the oxygenating benefits of the Budwig Muesli. Do not stir by hand. Use a blender or a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute at a slow speed. The muesli should have the consistency of whipped cream, with no excess oil. Do not add anything else until it has a creamy consistency.

2. Separately, in a coffee grinder, grind 2 tablespoons of whole ax seeds and add to the mix made in step 1. This muesli turns rancid after 20 minutes, so ingest immediately. Do not grind and store seeds to be used later. Optional: To sweeten the muesli, add one teaspoon of honey (raw, unpasteurized honey is best, containing all of its healthy properties) or blended pieces of fruit. However, for different flavoring, add lemon, parsley or garlic. Substitute goat’s milk, oat milk, almond milk, or organic rice milk.

3. Add dried fruits, ground hemp seeds, ground almonds, ground sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds (no peanuts).

4. Flavor with vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice, raw cocoa or a touch of cayenne pepper.

Pearls of Wisdom:

1. Flaxseed oil must be kept cold, store it in the fridge.

2. Once made, the Budwig Muesli should NOT BE STORED. Ingest within 20 minutes of preparation.

3. The cottage cheese/quark can be frozen if necessary.

If you are interested in a more in-depth look at diabetes or anything hormonal, visit www.ClearfieldMedicalGroup.com or www.DrClearfield.net, and click on “Treatments.” For more information, call 775-359-1222 or email doctrbil9@ gmail.com.