High blood sugar can destroy your organs. What you can do about it?
Glucotoxicity (toxicity of glucose, which is sugar) causes a massive oxidation effect, which is like rusting inside your body. It can happen in your arteries, brain, or nerves.
Your body starts to heal it with proteins, calcium, and cholesterol that form plaques. That is the body’s equivalent of a bandaid. (By the way, diabetics that consume antioxidants from real food can lower the effects of glucotoxicity.)
Then you have glycation, caused when glucose and protein are combined then heated, such as with barbequed ribs that you then eat. This can cause some proteins in your body to become unusable and cause damage anywhere within your body.
These are the four main organs at risk from high blood sugar:
●Kidney: sugar destroys kidneys. The kidney is the filter that filters blood that ends up in the urine. When it cannot filter anymore and then you need dialysis.
●Eyes: sugar damages the blood vessels at the back of your eyes that feed the retina, which is an extension of your brain. It also affects the pressure, causing glaucoma, and the lens, causing cataracts. Sugar destroys the nerves and that is why diabetes can go blind.
●Vascular: sugar causes your blood vessels to get stiff and develop oxidation, resulting in plaques, clots, and potentially a stroke. Diabetics can develop arrhythmias in the heart.
●Nerves/brain: sugar affects the blood vessels that feed your nerves, resulting in peripheral neuropathy. You are destroying the nerves. You will start feeling tingling numbness, burning and maybe pain in your fingertips and your toes, on the bottom of the feet and then you cannot feel anymore.
The remedy for this is vitamin B1 (benfotiamine). If you take Vitamin B1, it can reverse peripheral neuropathy. The reason is that we are dealing with oxidation and Vitamin B1 is like an antioxidant so it can protect you from the complications from the high sugar.
High sugar can affect the autonomic nervous system and create a condition called gastroparesis, which is when you eat food and it does not digest that fast. It is very slow going through the digestive tract. Also, the valves on top of the stomach and the bottom of the stomach are controlled by the autonomic nervous system. That is part of the nervous system that can get destroyed.
The vascular system that goes to the brain gets damaged. It is the toxic the effect of this glucose that is actually starts the whole cycle. The oxygen shuts down, your brain actually shrinks when you have high sugar. You destroy the neurons, it is called diabetes type 3. Then there goes your memory and your ability to learn.
You do not just wake up one day and suddenly have diabetes. Before that you have pre-diabetes when your fasting blood sugar is usually between 100-125. A level of 126 or greater on two different tests results in a diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetes is too much sugar, (hyperglycemia).
Then you take medication, which basically crams it from your blood into other places in your body. It is stored as fat around the organs. We are taking one problem and putting the problem somewhere else. It does not solve any problem this is why you have to keep taking the medication over and over and over again.
What happens before pre-diabetes? Sometimes when you go your doctor they will test your sugars and they say you are pre-diabetic, watch your weight, go to a dietician and then we will check you in six months. Six months later it might be fine, then come back later and you are officially diabetic we are going to put you on medication.
This can be prevented because before that occurs before the pre-diabetes because it takes like 10 years for this to develop. Before that there is high insulin (hyperinsulinemia).
They never test your fasting insulin only the fasting glucose, which is a mistake.
Dr. Berg quotes from an article, “a high fasting plasma insulin concentration (basically high blood fasting insulin) predicts type 2 diabetes independent of insulin resistance evidence for a pathogenic role in relative hyperinsulinemia. “
Link: A high fasting plasma insulin concentration predicts type 2 diabetes independent of insulin resistance: Evidence for a pathogenic role of relative hyperinsulinemia.
That mean it means that high insulin can predict diabetes. In order to prevent diabetes you need to know what happens before diabetes.
In Google type in hyperinsulinemia and on a wiki page you will see some data. Under causes and this is what they said there are four things that cause diabetes” neoplasm (tumor), pancreatic cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome and trans fats.
What are they missing? They are missing a high carbohydrate diet because insulin responds to glucose. When you eat a high carbohydrate diet insulin gets triggered and it pushes the blood sugars down. The high carbohydrate diet is what is really behind this problem. High insulin comes before hyperglycemia.
What happens when you have high sugar? The body’s going to then start protecting the cells by creating something called insulin resistance. The high insulin is keeping the sugar in check for many years. You are having symptoms though because there is a lot of problems with high insulin just as many as high sugar.
• Frequent Urination
• Blurred Vision
• Belly Fat
• Inflammatory Conditions
Then you develop insulin resistance. Next your insulin goes down a little bit in the blood. It is going up in other parts of the tissue to compensate but in the blood it goes down and then the sugar starts going up because you do not have enough insulin to push it down. This gets worse and worse to the point where you start having this higher level of sugar. Realize in the beginning of diabetes type 2 we not only have high sugar but we also have high insulin.
The medical profession focuses on the insulin and do not acknowledge the link between high carb diets and high insulin.
To learn more watch Dr. Berg’s video, How Much Sugar is Too Much? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3wJIr-dbw
A high carbohydrate diet triggers high insulin, and you will have the same health problems with high insulin as with high blood sugar.
There is a tremendous amount of damage in the body well before you get diabetes. There is oxidation in the arteries damage to various tissues of your body.
What is the solution?
Most people go to Google. From Hopkins University for years people with diabetes were warned to avoid sweets. What their unnamed research understands about diabetes nutrition has changed. Total carbohydrates are what counts as long as the sweets are eaten with a meal and balanced with other foods in your meal.
This is not the correct information. All carbs will spike insulin.
The correct solution is to go on keto and intermittent fasting to lower your high blood sugar as well as your insulin.
To learn more please go to How To Start Keto Correctly – For Beginners https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/?s=Ketogenic+Plan+For+Beginners
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, How High Blood Glucose Levels Destroys These 4 Organs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmN9FR9udKw
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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