Our Deadly Diabetes Deception

with addendum on fats and oils
Our Deadly Diabetes Deception

Why are my diet, exercise, and medications NOT working on my diabetes type 2?

  1. Special note from website owner:
  2. What is Our Modern Day Medical Paradigm..?
  3. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's doing...
  4. How people profit by promoting unhealthy fat
  5. What is the history of diabetes type 2?
  6. What is a Cure for Diabetes Type 2..?
  7. What is the Commercial Value of Diabetic Symptoms?
  8. What is the Lifestyle Link to Diabetes Type 2?
  9. ...parallel between our food supply and Diabetes Type 2?
  10. What is the Nature of the Disease...?
  11. You ARE What You Eat....
  12. About the Author: Thomas Smith
  13. What is important to know about edible Fats and Oils?
  14. Diabetes Bibliography
  15. Fats Bibliography
  16. 7 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil According to Science...
  17. Comment on this Article

Special note from website owner:

Years ago I had discovered a book about the lies and deception about cholesterol. I copied a few interesting notes from this book to Bioenergetic Spectrum when it was an alternate information medium. Since the book only pointed out the greed of industrial America in taking advantage of an uneducated public I abandoned the project for other more seemingly ignominious attacks on the American People. Now, with the media proliferating so much shameless drug oriented commercialism, the author of this article, Thomas Smith with corroborating data by many scientists, doctors, and other educators, has opened my eyes to what may be the most poisonous lies and deception against the American Republic based on the greed of Corporate America.

This article is especially important to me since my mother was diagnosed with diabetes type II back in September 2000. She was born during the depression, mid-1930's. This was a time when the unrefined oils and fats were less exclusive to the American Public and more exclusive to the U.S. Military. Her family lived in the Louisiana Bayou far away from any commercial products. The fat they obtained was exclusively from their livestock, mainly cows and pigs. Like most people my mother's family was uneducated about fats and oils. They had no refrigeration. My grandfather never attempted to smoke meats (according to my mother) although they had a smoke house. (Smoking is a native American tradition for preserving meats; my mother's family is part Choctaw, but they paid no attention to their own traditions.) They're idea of "preserving" meat was to arrange a big vat of lard, salt the meat, hang it from a hook, and stick it in the lard. Being uneducated they had no idea that unprocessed, room temperature lard can go rancid, so they ate meat "preserved" in rancid lard because my mother said the meat always tasted strange. My mother also said that GrandMa would use large amounts of lard in her cooking even for desserts like pumpkin pudding; the main problem is that she would always burn the cooking. Therefore, my mother and her family were eating rancid lard and burned lard which probably lacked a full compliment of essential fatty acids.

When my mother came to California at 16 years old she thought it was a boon to have so much cooking oil, margarine, and refrigeration. She wanted a new life, so she decided to stay.

Today, my mother, most of her siblings, and a major portion of the people on this planet now have diabetes type II.

Now, I can only think of all the money going to glucose test strips, the glucophage pills, the gemfibrozil for "high" cholesterol, the diovan for high blood pressure, the timolol for her retinopathy and multiply it by all the MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of Americans who have been FOOLED into thinking that diabetes is a "normal" disease. Think about the BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS of dollars constantly draining from the U.S. Economy by the hands of greed into HMO's and the pharmaceutical industries that would not be so lucrative if were not for their friends in the HMO clinics and corporate manufacturing industry perpetuating the disease with more and more marketing lies against uneducated Americans (including people who migrate to North America).

"Why would they do this?" "Why would Americans - especially "health" professionals - threaten the health of other Americans?!" I told you already! All it takes is ONE SIN TO SUCCUMB TO SATAN; THIS ONE IS GREED! ANYONE WHO SUCCUMBS TO SIN WILL DO THE MOST EVIL, AWFUL THINGS TO THEIR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS. WHY DOES THE CIGARETTE INDUSTRY CONSTANTLY PUT OUT A PRODUCT THAT CAUSES LUNG CANCER? WHY IS BIG INDUSTRY CONSTANTLY LOBBYING CONGRESS FOR MORE FREEDOM TO POLLUTE AND DESPOIL GOD'S PLANET?... TOO MANY QUESTIONS, SO MANY LIES - IT'S ALL ABOUT GREED!!! If you can't wake up to that fact, then I'm sorry for you. Ignorance of evil is worse than evil itself. Even an atheist knows this. Christian, atheist, it doesn't matter: There are too many people over the last fifty years of the industrial "revolution" who have falsely succumbed to diabetes.

I can only hope that enough people take this information to heart, so you can dig yourselves and others out of the deep, dark grave so masterfully carved out by greedy, deceitful corporations.

Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 11, Number 4 (June-July 2004)
PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. editor @ nexusmagazine.com
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by Thomas Smith © 2004
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What is Our Modern Day Medical Paradigm on Diabetes Type 2?

If you are an American diabetic, your physician will never tell you that most cases of diabetes are curable. In fact, if you even mention the "cure" word around him/her, he will likely become upset and irrational. His medical school training only allows him to respond to the word "treatment." For him, the "cure" word does not exist. Diabetes, in its modern epidemic form, is a curable disease and has been for at least 40 years. In 2001, the most recent year for which US figures are posted, 934,550 Americans died from out-of-control symptoms of this disease.1

Your physician will also never tell you that, at one time, strokes, both ischemic and hemorrhagic, heart failure due to neuropathy as well as both ischemic and hemorrhagic coronary events, obesity, atherosclerosis, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, impotence, retinopathy, renal failure, liver failure, poly cystic ovary syndrome, elevated blood sugar, systemic candida, impaired carbohydrate metabolism, poor wound healing, impaired fat metabolism, peripheral neuropathy as well as many more of today's disgraceful epidemic disorders were once well understood often to be but symptoms of diabetes.

What is the motis operadi of the Diabetes Industry?

If you contract diabetes and depend upon orthodox medical treatment, sooner or later you will experience one or more of its symptoms as the disease rapidly worsens...

It is now common practice to refer to these symptoms as if they were separable, independent diseases with separate, unrelated treatments provided by competing medical specialists (e.g. cardiology, endocrinology, ophthamology, podiatry, dermatology, stomatology, etcetera).

It is true that many related symptoms can and sometimes do result from other causes; however, it is also true that this fact has been used to disguise the causative role of diabetes and to justify expensive, ineffective treatments for these symptoms.

Epidemic Type II diabetes, non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM, adult-onset diabetes, type II diabetes is curable. By the time you get to the end of this article, you are going to know that. You're going to know why it isn't routinely being cured. And, you're going to know how to cure it. You are also probably going to be angry at what a handful of greedy people have surreptitiously done to the entire orthodox medical community and to its trusting patients.

Today's diabetes industry is a massive community that has grown step by step from its dubious origins in the early 20th century. In the last 80 years it has become enormously successful at shutting out competitive voices that attempt to point out the fraud involved in modern diabetes treatment. It has matured into a religion. And, like all religions, it depends heavily upon the faith of the believer. So successful has it become that it verges on blasphemy to suggest that, in most cases, the kindly high priest with the stethoscope draped prominently around his neck is a charlatan and a fraud. In the large majority of cases, he has never cured a single case of diabetes in his entire medical career.

The financial and political influence of this medical community has almost totally subverted the original intent of our regulatory agencies. They routinely approve death-dealing, ineffective drugs with insufficient testing. Former commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Herbert Ley, in testimony before a US Senate hearing, commented: "People think the FDA is protecting them. It isn't. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's doing are as different as night and day."2

"What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's doing are as different as night and day..."

Subsidised by diabetes manufacturers with a vested commercial interest in preventing diabetics from curing their diabetes, the financial and political influence of this medical community completely controls virtually every diabetes publication in the country...

2004 example: "In a Shift, Bush Moves to Block Medical Suits"

The financial and political influence of this medical community dominates our entire medical insurance industry. Although this is beginning to change, in America it is still difficult to find employer group medical insurance to cover effective alternative medical treatments. Orthodox coverage is standard in all states. Alternative medicine is not. For example, there are only 1,400 licensed naturopaths in 11 states compared to over 3.4 million orthodox licensees in 50 states.3 Generally, only approved treatments from licensed, credentialled practitioners are insurable. This, in effect, neatly creates a special kind of money (subsidized especially for most people from any particular demographic) that can only be spent within the orthodox medical and drug industry. No other industry in the world has been able to manage the politics of convincing people to accept so large a part of their pay in a form that often does not allow them to spend it as they see fit.

Subsidised by diabetes manufacturers with a vested commercial interest in preventing diabetics from curing their diabetes, the financial and political influence of this medical community completely controls virtually every diabetes publication in the country (e.g. the free diabetes periodical at WalGreens). Many diabetes publications are subsidised by ads for diabetes supplies. No diabetes editor is going to allow the truth to be printed in his magazine. This is why the diabetic only pays about one-quarter to one-third of the cost of printing the magazine he depends upon for accurate information. The rest is subsidised by diabetes manufacturers with a vested commercial interest in preventing diabetics from curing their diabetes. When looking for a magazine that tells the truth about diabetes, look first to see if it is full of ads for diabetes supplies.

And then there are the various associations that solicit annual donations to find a "cure" for their proprietary disease (á la Multiple Sclerosis Society, á la American Heart Association, á la Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy telethon, ad infinitum, ad nauseum...).

Every year they promise that a cure is just around the corner - just send more money! Some of these very same associations have been clearly implicated in providing advice that promotes the progress of diabetes in their trusting supporters. For example, for years they heavily promoted exchange diets,4 which are in fact scientifically worthless as anyone who has ever tried to use them quickly finds out. They ridiculed the use of glycaemic tables, which are actually very helpful to the diabetic. They promoted the use of margarine as heart healthy, long after it was well understood that margarine causes diabetes and promotes heart failure.5

How people profit by promoting unhealthy fat

The first step to curing diabetes is to stop believing the lie that the disease is incurable.

They promoted the use of margarine as heart healthy, long after it was well understood that margarine causes diabetes and promotes heart failure... focused on profit instead of health...

If people ever wake up to the cure for diabetes that has been suppressed for 40 years, these associations will soon be out of business. But, until then, they nonetheless continue to need our support.

For 40 years, medical research has consistently shown with increasing clarity that diabetes is a degenerative disease directly caused by an engineered food supply that is focused on profit instead of health. Although the diligent can readily glean this information from a wealth of medical research literature, it is generally otherwise unavailable. Certainly this information has been, and remains, largely unavailable in the medical schools that train our retail (HMO) doctors.

Prominent among the causative agents in our modern diabetes epidemic are the engineered fats and oils that are sold in today's supermarkets.

The first step to curing diabetes is to stop believing the lie that the disease is incurable.

What is the history of diabetes type 2?

Diabetes, which had a per-capita incidence of 0.0028% at the turn of the century, had by 1933 zoomed 1,000% in the United States...

In 1922, three Canadian Nobel Prize winners, Banting, Best and Macleod, were successful in saving the life of a fourteen-year-old diabetic girl in Toronto General Hospital with injectable insulin.6 Eli Lilly was licensed to manufacture this new wonder drug, and the medical community basked in the glory of a job well done.

It wasn't until 1933 that rumours about a "new" rogue form of diabetes surfaced. This was in a paper presented by Joslyn, Dublin and Marks and printed in the American Journal of Medical Sciences. This paper, "Studies on Diabetes Mellitus7," discussed the emergence of a major epidemic of a disease which looked very much like the diabetes of the early 1920s, only it did not respond to the wonder drug, insulin. Even worse, sometimes insulin treatment killed the patient.

This new disease became known as "insulin-resistant diabetes" because it had the elevated blood sugar symptom of diabetes but responded poorly to insulin therapy. Many physicians had considerable success in treating this disease through diet. A great deal was learned about the relationship between diet and diabetes in the 1930s and 1940s.

Diabetes, which had a per-capita incidence of 0.0028% at the turn of the century, had by 1933 zoomed 1,000% in the United States to become a disease seen by many doctors.8 This disease, under a variety of aliases, was destined to go on to wreck the health of over half the American population and incapacitate almost 20% by the 1990s.9

In 1950, the medical community became able to perform serum insulin assays. These assays quickly revealed that this new disease wasn't classic diabetes; it was characterised by sufficient, often excessive, blood insulin levels.

The problem was that the insulin was ineffective; it did not reduce blood sugar. But since the disease had been known as diabetes for almost 20 years, it was renamed Type II diabetes. This was to distinguish it from the earlier Type I diabetes, caused by insufficient insulin production by the pancreas.

Had the dietary insights of the previous 20 years dominated the medical scene from this point and into the late 1960s, diabetes would have become widely recognised as curable instead of merely treatable. Instead, in 1950, a search was launched for another wonder drug to deal with the Type II diabetes problem.

What is a Cure for Diabetes Type 2 vs Conventional Medical Treatment?

This new, ideal, wonder drug would be effective, like insulin, in remitting obvious adverse symptoms of the disease but not effective in curing the underlying disease. Thus it would be needed continually for the remaining life of the patient. It would have to be patentable; that is, it could not be a natural medication because these are non-patentable. Like insulin, it would have to be highly profitable to manufacture and distribute. Mandatory government approvals would be required to stimulate physicians to prescribe it as a prescription drug. Testing required for these approvals would have to be enormously expensive to prevent other, unapproved, medications from becoming competitive.

This is the origin of the classic medical protocol of "treating the symptoms." By doing this, both the drug company and the doctor could prosper in business, and the patient, while not being cured of his disease, was sometimes temporarily relieved of some of his symptoms.

Additionally, natural medications that actually cured disease would have to be suppressed. The more effective they were, the more they would need to be suppressed and their proponents jailed as quacks. After all, it wouldn't do to have some cheap, effective, natural medication cure disease in a capital-intensive monopoly market specifically designed to treat symptoms without curing disease.

Often the natural substance really did cure disease. This is why the force of law has been and is being used to drive the natural, often superior, medicines from the marketplace, to remove the "cure" word from the medical vocabulary and to undermine totally the very concept of a free marketplace in the medical business.

Now it is clear why the "cure" word is so vigorously suppressed by law. The FDA has extensive Orwellian regulations that prohibit the use of the "cure" word to describe any competing medicine or natural substance. It is precisely because many natural substances do actually both cure and prevent disease that this word has become so frightening to the drug and orthodox medical community.

What is the Commercial Value of Diabetic Symptoms?

After the drug development policy was redesigned to focus on ameliorating symptoms rather than curing disease, it became necessary to reinvent the way drugs were marketed. This was done in 1949 in the midst of a major epidemic of insulin-resistant diabetes.

So, in 1949, the US medical community reclassified the symptoms of diabetes10 along with many other disease symptoms into diseases in their own right. With this reclassification as the new basis for diagnosis, competing medical speciality groups quickly seized upon related groups of symptoms as their own proprietary symptoms set.

As the underlying cause of the disease was widely ignored, all focus on actually curing anything was completely lost...

Thus the heart specialist, endocrinologist, allergist, kidney specialist and many others started to treat the symptoms for which they felt responsible. As the underlying cause of the disease was widely ignored, all focus on actually curing anything was completely lost.

Heart failure, for example, which had previously been understood often to be but a symptom of diabetes, now became a disease not directly connected to diabetes. It became fashionable to think that diabetes "increased cardiovascular risk." The causal role of a failed blood-sugar control system in heart failure became obscured.

Consistent with the new medical paradigm, none of the treatments offered by the heart specialist actually cures, or is even intended to cure, their proprietary disease. For example, the three-year survival rate for bypass surgery is almost exactly the same as if no surgery was undertaken.11

Today, over half of the people in America suffer from one or more symptoms of this disease. In its beginnings, it became well known to physicians as Type II diabetes, insulin-resistant diabetes, insulin resistance, adult-onset diabetes or, more rarely, hyperinsulinaemia.

According to the American Heart Association, almost 50% of Americans suffer from one or more symptoms of this disease. One third of the US population is morbidly obese; half of the population is overweight. Type II diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes, now appears routinely in six-year-old children.

derangement of the blood-sugar control system by badly engineered fats and oils...

Many degenerative diseases can be traced to a massive failure of the endocrine system. This was well known to the physicians of the 1930s as insulin-resistant diabetes. This basic underlying disorder is known to be a derangement of the blood-sugar control system by badly engineered fats and oils. It is exacerbated and complicated by the widespread lack of other essential nutrition that the body needs to cope with the metabolic consequences of these poisons.

The important health distinction is between natural and engineered...

All fats and oils are not equal. Some are healthy and beneficial; many, commonly available in the supermarket, are poisonous. The health distinction is not between saturated and unsaturated, as the fats and oils industry would have us believe. Many saturated oils and fats are highly beneficial; many unsaturated oils are highly poisonous. The important health distinction is between natural and engineered.

There exists great dishonesty in advertising in the fats and oils industry; it is aimed at creating a market for cheap junk oils such as soy, cottonseed and rapeseed oils (which are mostly genetically modified and most certainly treated with herbicides and pesticides - even before their chemical and/or super-heated extraction).

With an informed and aware public, these oils would have no market at all, and the USA indeed, the world would have far fewer cases of diabetes...

What is the Epidemiological Lifestyle Link to Diabetes Type 2?

As early as 1901, efforts had been made to manufacture and sell food products by the use of automated factory machinery because of the immense profits that were possible. Most of the early efforts failed because people were inherently suspicious of food that wasn't farm fresh and because the technology was poor (observe how suspicious European people are of genetically engineered food crops). As long as people were prosperous, suspicious food products made little headway.

(See how this radical change in people's dietary health was a further effect of the banker's depression of the 1930's.)

Crisco,12 the artificial shortening, was once given away free in 2 pound cans in an unsuccessful effort to influence American housewives to trust and buy the product in preference to lard.

Margarine was introduced and was bitterly opposed by the dairy states in the USA. With the advent of the Depression of the 1930s, margarine, Crisco and a host of other refined and hydrogenated products began to make significant penetration into the food markets of America. Support for dairy opposition to margarine faded during World War II because there wasn't enough butter for the needs of both the civilian population and the military.13 At this point, the dairy industry, having lost much support, simply accepted a diluted market share and concentrated on supplying the military.

Flax oils and fish oils, which were common in the stores and considered dietary staples before the American population became diseased, have disappeared from the shelf . The last supplier of flax oil to the major distribution chains was Archer Daniels Midland, and it stopped producing and supplying the product in 1950.

For many years, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil had been our most effective dietary weight-control agent...

More recently, one of the most important of the remaining, genuinely beneficial, fats was subjected to a massive media disinformation campaign that portrayed it as a saturated fat that causes heart failure. As a result, it has virtually disappeared from the supermarket shelves. Thus was coconut oil removed from the food chain and replaced with soy oil, cottonseed oil and rapeseed oil (Please also see this article on canola oil).14 Our parents and grandparents would never have swapped a fine, healthy oil like Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for these cheap, junk oils. It was shortly after this successful media blitz that the US populace lost its war on fat. For many years, coconut oil had been our most effective dietary weight-control agent.

Is there a parallel between of the engineered adulteration of our food supply and Diabetes Type 2?

Industrial revolution (of greed) of our once-clean food supply exactly parallels the rise of the epidemic of diabetes and hyperinsulinaemia now sweeping the United States as well as much of the rest of the world.

The second step to a cure for this disease epidemic is to stop believing the lie that our (mainstream) food supply is safe and nutritious...

What is the Nature of the Disease known as Diabetes Type 2?

how insulin is made by the body

Diabetes is classically diagnosed as a failure of the body to metabolise carbohydrates properly. Its defining symptom is a high blood-glucose level. Type I diabetes results from insufficient insulin production by the pancreas. Type II diabetes results from ineffective insulin. In both types, the blood-glucose level remains elevated. Neither insufficient insulin nor ineffective insulin can limit post-prandial (after-eating) blood sugar to the normal range. In established cases of Type II diabetes, these elevated blood sugar levels are often preceded and accompanied by chronically elevated insulin levels and by serious distortions of other endocrine hormonal markers.

What is the normal insulin level in the body?

The ineffective insulin is no different from effective insulin. Its ineffectiveness lies in the failure of the cell population to respond to it. It is not the result of any biochemical defect in the insulin itself. Therefore, it is appropriate to note that this is a disease that affects almost every cell in the 70 trillion or so cells of the body. All of these cells are dependent upon the food that we eat for the raw materials they need for self repair and maintenance.

You ARE What You Eat. Dysfunctional Nutrition = Dysfunctional Metabolism...

The classification of diabetes as a failure to metabolise carbohydrates is a traditional classification that originated in the early 19th century when little was known about metabolic diseases or processes.15 Today, with our increased knowledge of these processes, it would appear quite appropriate to define Type II diabetes more fundamentally as a failure of the body to metabolise fats and oils properly. This failure results in a loss of effectiveness of insulin and in the consequent failure to metabolise carbohydrates. Unfortunately, much medical insight into this matter, except at the research level, remains hampered by its 19th-century legacy.

Type II diabetes and its early hyperinsulinaemic symptoms are whole-body symptoms of this basic cellular failure to metabolise glucose properly...

Thus, Type II diabetes and its early hyperinsulinaemic symptoms are whole-body symptoms of this basic cellular failure to metabolise glucose properly. Each cell of the body, for reasons which are becoming clearer, finds itself unable to transport glucose from the bloodstream to its interior. The glucose then remains in the bloodstream, or is stored as body fat or as glycogen, or is otherwise disposed of in urine.

It appears that when insulin binds to a cell membrane receptor, it initiates a complex cascade of biochemical reactions inside the cell. This causes a class of glucose transporters known as GLUT4 molecules to leave their parking area inside the cell and travel to the inside surface of the plasma cell membrane.

When in the membrane, they migrate to special areas of the membrane called caveolae areas.16 There, by another series of biochemical reactions, they identify and hook up with glucose molecules and transport them into the interior of the cell by a process called endocytosis. Within the cell's interior, this glucose is then burned as fuel by the mitochondria to produce energy to power cellular activity. Thus these GLUT4 transporters lower glucose in the bloodstream by transporting it out of the bloodstream into all the cells of the body (Thus, we understand how diabetic people suddenly get "tired" and succumb to fatigue on a multi-cellular level since this intra-cellular glucose transport mechanism, endocytosis, within their bodies is not working properly).

Many of the molecules involved in these glucose and insulin-mediated pathways are lipids; that is, they are fatty acids. A healthy plasma cell membrane, now known to be an active player in the glucose scenario, contains a complement of cis-type w=3 unsaturated fatty acids.17 This makes the membrane relatively fluid and slippery. When these cis-fatty acids are chronically unavailable because of our diet, trans-fatty acids and short- and medium-chain saturated fatty acids are substituted in the cell membrane. These substitutions make the cellular membrane stiffer and more sticky, and inhibit the glucose transport mechanism.18

Once more with feeling: You ARE What You Eat. Dysfunctional Nutrition = Dysfunctional Metabolism...

Thus, in the absence of sufficient cis omega 3 fatty acids in our diet, these fatty acid substitutions take place, the mobility of the GLUT4 transporters is diminished, the interior biochemistry of the cell is changed and glucose remains elevated in the bloodstream.

Elsewhere in the body, the pancreas secretes excess insulin, the liver manufactures fat from the excess sugar, the adipose cells store excess fat, the body goes into a high urinary mode, insufficient cellular energy is available for bodily activity and the entire endocrine system becomes distorted. Eventually, pancreatic failure occurs, body weight plummets and a diabetic crisis is precipitated.

this clearly marks the beginning of a biochemical explanation for the known epidemiological relationship between cheap, engineered dietary fats and oils and the onset of Type II diabetes...

Although there remains much work to be done to elucidate fully all of the steps in all of these pathways, this clearly marks the beginning of a biochemical explanation for the known epidemiological relationship between cheap, engineered dietary fats and oils and the onset of Type II diabetes.

Orthodox Medical Treatment: After the diagnosis of diabetes, modern orthodox medical treatment consists of either oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin.

Oral hypoglycaemic agents : In 1955, oral hypoglycaemic drugs were introduced. Currently available oral hypoglycaemic agents fall into five classifications according to their biophysical mode of action.19 These classes are:

  • biguanides (e.g. metformin hydrochloride, brand name, "glucophage");
  • glucosidase inhibitors;
  • meglitinides;
  • sulphonylureas;
  • and thiazolidinediones.

The biguanides lower blood sugar in three ways. They inhibit the normal release by the liver of its glucose stores, they interfere with intestinal absorption of glucose from ingested carbohydrates, and they are said to increase peripheral uptake of glucose.

The glucosidase inhibitors are designed to inhibit the amylase enzymes produced by the pancreas and which are essential to the digestion of carbohydrates. The theory is that if the digestion of carbohydrates is inhibited, the blood sugar level cannot be elevated.

The meglitinides are designed to stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin in a patient that likely already has an elevated level of insulin in their bloodstream. Only rarely does the doctor even measure the insulin level. Indeed, these drugs are frequently prescribed without any knowledge of the pre-existing insulin level. The fact that an elevated insulin level is almost as damaging as an elevated glucose level is widely ignored.

The sulphonylureas are another pancreatic stimulant class designed to stimulate the production of insulin. Serum insulin determinations are rarely made by the doctor before he prescribes these drugs. They are often prescribed for Type II diabetics, many of whom already have elevated ineffective insulin. These drugs are notorious for causing hypoglycaemia as a side effect.

The thiazolidinediones are famous for causing liver cancer. One of them, Rezulin, was approved in the USA through devious political infighting, but failed to get approval in the UK because it was known to cause liver cancer. The doctor who had responsibility to approve it at the FDA refused to do so. It was only after he was replaced by a more compliant official that Rezulin gained approval by the FDA. It went on to kill well over 100 diabetes patients and cripple many others before the fight to get it off the market was finally won. Rezulin was designed to stimulate the uptake of glucose from the bloodstream by the peripheral cells and to inhibit the normal secretion of glucose by the liver. The politics of why this drug ever came onto market, and then remained in the market for such an unexplainable length of time with regulatory agency approval, is not clear.20 As of April 2000, lawsuits commenced to clarify this situation.21

Insulin : Today, insulin is prescribed for both the Type I and Type II diabetics. Injectable insulin substitutes for the insulin that the body no longer produces. Of course, this treatment, while necessary for preserving the life of the Type I diabetic, is highly questionable when applied to the Type II diabetic.

It is important to note that neither insulin nor any of these oral hypoglycaemic agents exerts any curative action whatsoever on any type of diabetes...
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It is important to note that neither insulin nor any of these oral hypoglycaemic agents exerts any curative action whatsoever on any type of diabetes. None of these medical strategies is designed to normalise the cellular uptake of glucose by the cells that need it to power their activity.

The prognosis with this orthodox treatment is increasing disability and early death from heart or kidney failure or the failure of some other vital organ... What are the statistics of organ failure due to oral hypoglycemic drugs?

Alternative Medical Treatment: The third step to a cure for this disease is to become informed and to apply an alternative methodology that is soundly based upon good science.

Effective alternative treatment that directly leads to a cure is available today for some Type I and for many Type II diabetics. About 5% of the diabetic population suffers from Type I diabetes; about 95% has Type II diabetes.22 Gestational diabetes is simply ordinary diabetes contracted by a woman who is pregnant.

For the Type I diabetic, an alternative methodology for the treatment of Type I diabetes is now available; it was developed in modern hospitals in Madras, India, and subjected to rigorous double-blind studies to prove its efficacy.23 It operates to restore normal pancreatic beta cell function so that the pancreas can again produce insulin as it should. This approach apparently was capable of curing Type I diabetes in over 60% of the patients on whom it was tested. The major complication lies in whether the antigens that originally led to the autoimmune destruction of these beta cells have disappeared from or remain in the body. If they remain, a cure is less likely; if they have disappeared, the cure is more likely. For reasons already discussed, this methodology is not likely to appear in the United States any time soon, and certainly not in the American orthodox medical community.

The goal of any effective alternative program is to repair and restore the body's own blood-sugar control mechanism. It is the malfunctioning of this mechanism that, over time, directly causes all of the many debilitating symptoms that make orthodox treatment so financially rewarding for the diabetes industry. For Type II diabetes, the steps in the program are:24

Repair the faulty blood sugar control system: This is done simply by substituting clean, healthy, beneficial fats and oils in the diet for the pristine-looking but toxic trans-isomer mix found in attractive plastic containers on supermarket shelves. Consume only flax oil, fish oil and occasionally cod liver oil until blood sugar starts to stabilise. Then add back healthy oils (meaning unrefined, nothing derived from a high heat or chemical processessing) such as butter, coconut oil (virgin), olive oil (virgin) and clean animal fat (AND none of these are to be heated to the burning point - braise your food by using wine or other liquid with the oil). Read labels; refuse to consume cheap junk oils when they appear in processed food or on restaurant menus (e.g. "endless popcorn shrimp" at Sizzler are endless because they are cheap, quick, deep fried food). Diabetics are chronically short of minerals; they need to add a good-quality, broad-spectrum mineral supplement to the diet. Click the "Diabetes, Blood Sugar Health & essential nutrition" link for more info.

Control blood sugar manually during the recovery cycle: Under medical supervision, gradually discontinue all oral hypoglycaemic agents along with any additional drugs given to counteract their side effects. Develop natural blood-sugar control by the use of glycaemic tables, by consuming frequent small meals (including fibre-rich foods), by regular post-prandial exercise, and by the complete avoidance of all sugars along with the judicious use of only non-toxic sweeteners.25 Avoid alcohol until blood sugar stabilises in the normal range. Keep score by using a pinprick-type glucose meter. Keep track of everything you do with a medical diary.

Restore a proper balance of healthy fats and oils when the blood sugar controller again works: Permanently remove from the diet all cheap, toxic, junk fats and oils as well as the processed and restaurant foods that contain them. When the blood sugar controller again starts to work correctly, gradually introduce additional healthy foods to the diet. Test the effect of these added foods by monitoring blood sugar levels with the pinprick-type blood sugar monitor. Be sure to include the results of these tests in your diary also.

Continue the program until normal insulin values are also restored after blood sugar levels begin to stabilise in the normal region: Once blood sugar levels fall into the normal range, the pancreas will gradually stop overproducing insulin. This process will typically take a little longer and can be tested by having your physician send a sample of your blood to a lab for a serum insulin determination. A good idea is to wait a couple of months after blood sugar control is restored and then have your physician check your insulin level. It's nice to have blood sugar in the normal range; it's even nicer to have this accomplished without excess insulin in the bloodstream.

Separately repair the collateral damage done by the disease: Vascular problems caused by a chronically elevated glucose level will normally reverse themselves without conscious effort. The effects of retinopathy and of peripheral neuropathy, for example, will usually self repair. However, when the fine capillaries in the basement membranes of the kidneys begin to leak due to chronic high blood glucose, the kidneys compensate by laying down scar tissue to prevent the leakage. This scar tissue remains even after the diabetes is cured, and is the reason why the kidney damage is not believed to self repair.

By reversing the diabetes instead of opting for laser surgery, there is an excellent chance that the eye will heal completely.

A word of warning: When retinopathy develops, there may be a temptation to have the damage repaired by laser surgery. This laser technique stops the retinal bleeding by creating scar tissue where the leaks have developed. This scar tissue will prevent normal healing of the fine capillaries in the eye when the diabetes is reversed. By reversing the diabetes instead of opting for laser surgery, there is an excellent chance that the eye will heal completely. However, if laser surgery is done, this healing will always be complicated by the scar tissue left by the laser.

The arterial and vascular damage done by years of elevated sugar and insulin and by the proliferation of systemic candida will slowly reverse due to improved diet. However, it takes many years to clean out the arteries by this form of oral chelation. Arterial damage can be reversed much more quickly by using intravenous chelation therapy.26 What would normally take many years through diet alone can often be done in six months with intravenous therapy. This is reputed to be effective over 80% of the time. For obvious reasons, don't expect your doctor to approve of this, particularly if he's a heart specialist. (Of course, there is also electromedicine for directly repairing cell membranes which is to be discussed in detail at this site very soon.)

Recovery Time
The prognosis is usually swift recovery from the disease and restoration of normal health and energy levels in a few months to a year or more. The length of time that it takes to effect a cure depends upon how long the disease was allowed to develop.

For those who work quickly to reverse the disease after early discovery, the time is usually a few months or less. For those who have had the disease for many years, this recovery time may lengthen to a year or more. Thus, there is good reason to get busy reversing this disease as soon as it becomes clearly identified.

By the time you get to this point in this article, and if we've done a good job of explaining our diabetes epidemic, you should know what causes it, what orthodox medical treatment is all about, and why diabetes has become a national and international disgrace.

Of even greater importance, you have become acquainted with a self-help program that has demonstrated great potential to actually cure this disease.

About the Author: Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a reluctant medical investigator, having been forced into curing his own diabetes because it was obvious that his doctor would not or could not cure it.

He has published the results of his successful diabetes investigation in his self-help manual, Insulin: Our Silent Killer, written for the layperson but also widely valued by the medical practitioner. This manual details the steps required to reverse Type II diabetes and references the work being done with Type I diabetes. The book may be purchased from the author at PO Box 7685, Loveland, Colorado 80537, USA (North American residents send $US25.00; overseas residents should contact the author for payment and shipping instructions).

Thomas Smith has also posted a great deal of useful information about diabetes on his website, www.Healingmatters.com. He can be contacted by telephone at +1 (970) 669 9176 and by email at valley @ healingmatters.com.

What is important to know about edible Fats and Oils?

Fats and oils are an important part of any well designed dietary plan. A good working understanding of just what they are and how they work is an essential part of any well conceived diet. Fats and oils, certainly as much and perhaps more than any other single dietary component, directly impact our health in profound ways.

The difference between fats and oils is in their melting point. Fats tend to be solids at room temperature; oils tend to be liquid at room temperature. To turn a fat into an oil, merely raise its temperature above its melting point. If the temperature continues to increase beyond the melting point to the point where some smoke becomes evident, the molecular structure of the oils will change and a number of toxic molecular isomers will be produced in the oil. If the oil is allowed to cool or to resolidify, the toxic products will remain. The temperatures where this damage is done to our fats and oils is about half the temperatures reached in the refining and Hydrogenation processes (part of the aforementioned "industrial revolution" of greed). Thus, these processes routinely destroy all of the nutritional value of our fats and oils. These refined and/or Hydrogenated fats and oils are characterized by an extraordinarily long shelf life; some are virtually un spoilable (e.g. "vegetable" oil, "canola" {a.k.a. oilseed or lear} oil, "safflower" oil, peanut oil, etc...).

triglyceride molecular structure

Naturally occurring fats and oils are Triglycerides. Triglycerides consist of three fatty acids bound to a Glycerol backbone. Each fatty acid consists of a Carbon-Hydrogen chain with a Carboxyl group at the end that is attached to the Glycerol molecule. The other end is typically terminated with a Hydrogen bond. Unless changed chemically, by artificial technology, this is the natural form which we find in the fats and oils that are nutritionally useful. The length of the fatty acid chain as well as its configuration and relative degree of saturation determine how the fatty acid will act within our body. Some fatty acids are vitally necessary to life processes; some are poisons.

Fatty acids are also found in other molecules besides Triglycerides. For example Phospholipids have two fatty acids and a Phosphorus molecule attached to the Glycerol backbone. Phospholipids too, play an important role in our cellular health.

Understanding Triglycerides is an important issue that is complicated by a great deal of pseudo science that is specifically designed to confuse and mislead. In addition to the Triglycerides that we eat in the form of fats and oils, we also have Triglycerides formed, within our bodies, from the sugars and starches that we eat. Much of this Triglyceride load is deposited in our adipose (fat) cells when we eat too much fat and sugar and some of us become obese. Some of these Triglycerides are broken down into their fatty acids which are then used in cell repair. When we lack CIS type w=3's in our diet, most of the fatty acid load is either trans-fats or saturated fats; these are used to repair our cell membranes. It is the combined absence of the CIS w=3 fats and oils and the presence of these saturated and trans-fats and other toxic isomers that cause these cellular membranes to become stiff and sticky instead of fluid and slippery. Additional biochemical detail on this cellular membrane issue is discussed on the above diabetes article.

The saturated fat Triglycerides circulate in the blood stream before finding a home in our Adipose cells (fat cells). They tend to be sticky instead of slippery and so contribute to the high incidence of Strokes and Atherosclerosis associated with high levels of Triglycerides in the blood. They make the blood viscosity thicker and cause the Platelets to tend to stick together. They are also an essential step in the chain of events that cause obesity.

All dietary fatty acids may be divided into two categories: Saturated and Unsaturated.

The Unsaturated fats and oils differ from each other in their configuration and in their degree of unsaturation. Both types of fatty acids are produced by the the animal and by the vegetable kingdoms, although some are predominately found in animal sources and some are predominately found in vegetable sources. Most concentrated vegetable sources are seeds and nuts; most animal sources are animal body fat. Unrefined fish oils are good sources of dietary CIS w=3 fats; unrefined Flax seed oil, Hemp seed oil and several others are good concentrated vegetable sources of CIS w=3 oils (which makes our corporate food system a dictatorship since the big chain grocery stores have summarily removed most of these healthy oils from the shelves).

Saturated fats are characterized by having all of the possible molecular locations for a Hydrogen bond filled. Thus, at the molecular level, there is no molecular difference between a saturated vegetable fat or a saturated animal fat of the same chain length. There also is no molecular difference between a natural and an artificial saturated fat of the same chain length. Configuration is not an issue because when all of the bonds are filled there is only one configuration possible. As the length of the fatty acid chain lengthens the melting point of the fat increases. Thus fats which are solid at room temperature have longer chain lengths than fats which are liquid at room temperatures. Our bodies can readily process short and medium chain fats; but, it processes longer chain fats with greater difficulty.

However, with animal sources, vegetable sources and even with artificially made dietary sources, single individual fat molecules are never found. We must always deal with mixtures of many different fat and oil molecules in the fats and oils that we consume. All naturally occuring fats and oils are mixtures of long and short chain saturated fats and mixtures of mono and poly unsaturated fats of the CIS configuration. Naturally occuring trans-isomers are relatively rare and do not occur in sufficient abundance to create a health hazard. However if fats and oils are refined, heated or Hydrogenated, the mixtures are then made to also include a huge thermodynamic distribution of highly toxic isomers, including the notorious trans-isomer, along with partially destroyed molecular fragments, and other toxic products. (Food products are beginning to be labelled "No Trans Fat!" but we still need to question the possible presence of other toxic substances: Always Examine the ingredients and ask the manufacturer about suspected oils.)

All fats and oils differ from each other in the length of the Carbon-Hydrogen chain; however, unsaturated fats and oils also differ from each other, and from saturated fats, in that they have one or more vacant Hydrogen sites along their chain. These unfilled Hydrogen binding sites give the unsaturated fats and oils a variety of geometries at the molecular level. Some of these geometries, notably the "CIS" geometries that occur naturally in nature and are designed so that our metabolism can readily handle them, in fact, it needs them. Certain CIS type unsaturated oils, the w=3's, directly constitute an important building block in all of the sixty seven or so trillion cells in our body, and they cannot be obtained by our body except from our food supply. In addition, our enzyme systems use unsaturated fats as building blocks to construct a wide variety of needed biochemicals.

Short and medium chain length saturated animal fats are a very nutritious food staple and have been for thousands of years. They provide nine calories per gram and are "good keepers"; in the days before refrigeration, this "keeping" quality was very important. It meant that the fat would not spoil or go rancid easily at room temperature. Our body uses saturated fats as a highly concentrated energy source when carbohydrates not plentiful. Much of the disease we experience today is the result of a failure of our systems to properly and safely metabolize fats and oils (e.g. diabetes). Rather than use them for the highly concentrated energy source that they are, our body uses them in cell repair because the CIS w=3's are not in our diet. This is now identified as a major factor in Hyperinsulinemia.

what ratio of cholesterol does the liver make?


Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is manufactured by our liver. It is an extremely important building block for many of our vital functions including our brains, eyes, nervous systems and sexual apparatus (both varieties). About 85% of the Cholesterol circulating in our bodies is made by the liver. We have a Cholesterol control mechanism in our bodies that operates to stabilize Cholesterol at the circulating level that we find. Cholesterol is also contained in some of the foods that we eat. If we try to reduce our circulating Cholesterol by excluding high Cholesterol foods from our diet, our liver simply makes more Cholesterol in an attempt to maintain a homeostasis (normal level) of Cholesterol in our blood stream. Controlling circulating Cholesterol through diet is like trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon; it sounds like a good pop science theory but it is really not very effective.

Here are important questions we need to ask about cholesterol before we jump on another health trend band wagon:

While you are reading the next articles please notice that the author (namely Gina Kolata among other mouth pieces for big pharma) never attempts to define or even spell out low density lipoprotein, never attempts to explain the purpose of LDLs in the body, never attempts to explain how LDLs are manufactured or regulated in the body, AND never attempts to explain the diet and lifestyle that can throw cholesterol levels off kilter.

In essence, this is propaganda because it does not attempt to educate the public, but constantly refers to LDLs as a bad fat although it is manufactured by the liver in every healthy body and this article influences the public to take more statins to make the pharmaceutical companies richer. This Propaganda is most dangerous since it takes a position within respected media such as the NY Times with "experts" backing up the claim to "do the right thing."

As we shall see elsewhere in this website and in our special report Insulin: Our Silent Killer the best way to reduce Cholesterol levels to normal is to cure the underlying Hyperinsulinemia; this entails repairing the Automatic Cholesterol Control System which regulates our Cholesterol homeostasis. This repair process requires stabilizing our blood Insulin and Glucose levels and restoring our entire endocrine system to proper balance. This follows automatically when we stop consuming dangerous, damaged fats and oils and restore other needed nutrition to our diet.

Cholesterol, being a fat, does not dissolve in the blood stream which is mostly water. In order to be transported around in the blood, it must be carried by a Lipoprotein carrier which has an affinity for water. When it is being carried from the liver to the rest of the body, the Lipoprotein involved is LDL (low density Lipoprotein). When Cholesterol is being carried from the body back to the liver for recycling, the carrier is HDL (high density Lipoprotein). Thus LDL which distributes Cholesterol throughout the body came to be known as the "bad" Cholesterol and HDL which removes it from circulation came to be known as the "good" Cholesterol. Hyperinsulinemia is characterized by a reduction in the HDL fraction and an increase in the LDL fraction. Clearly this sort of phony science that characterizes one essential Lipoprotein as "good" and another as "bad" is the sort that comes from marketing and sales departments; certainly it does not originate in reputable scientific laboratories.

Besides being a most important building block in many of our bodily functions, Cholesterol is one of the important components of the plaque that occludes our arteries. It is for this reason that it has attracted notice. Our diseased state is due to the fact that the normal levels of circulating Cholesterol have been elevated by Hyperinsulinemia. In fact, this elevated level of Cholesterol is often one of the early warning signs that we are becoming Hyperinsulinemic. An appropriate way to reduce Cholesterol is to cure the underlying Hyperinsulinemia.

With the advent of artificial fats and oils and Hydrogenated and Refined products in the 1920's (see history), the CIS type w=3 unsaturated oils started to disappear from our dietary food chain and were replaced by a large number of toxic isomers. These toxic isomers are just different geometries of the unsaturated oil molecules many of which were, before processing, of the CIS type. Long term consumption of some of these toxic isomers, notably the trans-isomer, has been identified with many, if not most, of the chronic disease symptoms discussed on this home page. Of even greater importance, the complete removal of some of the CIS type w=3 oils from our diet has been found to be causal in many of our widespread degenerative diseases including Hyperinsulinemia.

Some of the biochemical effects of these toxic isomers are discussed on the diabetes page.

Much of this came about because of standardized refining processes that were introduced into the oils manufacturing business. The new rapid high temperature extraction techniques, introduced in the 1920's lowered the retail price of oil, gave it a pure pristine appearance when packaged in a transparent bottle, gave it a uniform clarity, gave it an almost uniform taste, and destroyed the CIS w=3 fatty acids that rapidly spoiled at room temperature. It is the high temperatures used in the refining process that ruins even previously good oils. If we find a good oil and refrigerate it, it is still easy to destroy its nutritional qualities when we cook with it by heating it to the point where it smokes. When delicate CIS w=3 oils are over heated, either in cooking or refining, the oil undergoes irreversible changes; the CIS configuration is destroyed and many toxic isomers are generated, including the notorious trans-isomer. All of the antioxidents, previously a part of the unrefined oil are destroyed. Much of the oil's original flavor is lost and it tastes like a generic oil.

When cooking with fats and oils it is important to do so in a manner that does not destroy them. Use only butter, Coconut oil and animal fat for cooking. These contain a higher proportion of saturated fat and thus are not destroyed as easily at cooking temperatures. Never consume any deep fried foods; they are all universally soaked with toxic isomers (Use that deep fryer for boiling and steaming). If you cook with an oil like olive oil, then braising is a better method; be sure to mix water, wine or other water-based liquid with it to prevent the oil from getting too hot and breaking down. Remember that if the oil starts to smoke it is too hot and it is being destroyed.

To cure Hyperinsulinemia, Type II Diabetes, Syndrome X and many other consequential diseases that stem from poisonous fats and oils, it is important to realize that the chronic ingestion of Refined and Hydrogenated fats and oils is implicated as a causal agent in these diseases. Margarine, artificial shortenings, refined oils and all Hydrogenated edible products are long term toxic to the human metabolism. Any unsaturated fat or oil that does not need constant refrigeration should be considered unedible. Many saturated fats and oils, while also benefiting from refrigeration, do not turn rancid nearly so easily as CIS w=3 type unsaturated fats and oils at room temperature.

An important consideration about these edible oils is a widespread fraudulent advertising technique that enables the oils manufacturer to sell known toxic oils to the unsuspecting public without breaking the law (in the same way fluoride is marketed by "approval" of certain government "health" agencies). Many refined vegetable oils are advertised as monounsaturated or as polyunsaturated in order to confuse the purchaser. Indeed, if these oils were the CIS isomer, they would be desirable oils from a health standpoint. However, CIS type w=3 oils are inherently unstable and will go rancid quite rapidly in a transparent bottle on a room temperature grocery store shelf; their shelf life is on the order of ten hours or sometimes less (like milk or eggs). The trans-isomer of these oils has a much longer room temperature shelf life. There is no law to require the oils manufacturer, or the store, to advise the consumer that these "monounsaturates" and "polyunsaturates" are trans-isomers and other toxic byproducts that result from the destruction of the good edible oils that they think they are getting. Since no law exists to keep their claims honest, oils manufacturers feel free to deceive with dishonest claims that few consumers understand. In some circles this is not considered to be fraud. {Update: According to an official response from the American Diabetes Association standardized labeling of food products containing toxic isomers begins in 2006.}

In our discussion on Hyperinsulinemia we discuss more about the fat and oil issue and cover in detail ways we can protect ourselves from the consequences of the fraudulent advertising claims with which we are constantly bombarded. We also discuss how to reverse the degenerative process in the event we are involved with it.

More information is available in our hardcopy Special Report for those who have a compelling interest or who simply wish to know more about the health connection to our dietary fats and oils. Bibliography

Diabetes Bibliography:

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  28. Smith, ibid., pp. 97-123
  29. Many popular artificial sweeteners on sale in the supermarket are extremely poisonous and dangerous to the diabetic; indeed, many of them are worse than the sugar the diabetic is trying to avoid; see, for example, Smith, ibid., pp. 53-58.
  30. Walker, Morton, MD, and Shah, Hitendra, MD, Chelation Therapy
  31. Expensive but Delicious ~ A little goes a long way: May this website author also suggest Gourmet Virgin Tea Oil?
  32. Your source for research on the health benefits of coconut oil: www.coconutoil.com/
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Fats Bibliography:

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  6. "Pure Virgin Coconut Oil: The Healthy Fat That Ignites Weight Loss, Banishes Infection, And Heads Off Heart Disease" by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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