How High Blood Glucose Levels Destroys These 4 Organs.

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.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12210555_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.

Hyperinsulinemia Symptoms:

• Frequent Urination
• Thirst
• Blurred Vision
• Belly Fat
• Fatigue
• Forgetfulness
• 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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Diabetes: The Basics Part One

This is Part One of a series of three Posts. Part Two will cover more questions about Type 2 Diabetes. Part Three will cover Gestational Diabetes.

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What causes high blood sugar?

Many things can cause high blood sugar, but what we eat plays the biggest and most direct role in elevating blood sugar. When we eat carbohydrates, our body converts those carbohydrates into glucose, and this can play a role in raising blood sugar. Protein, to a certain degree, in high amounts can also raise blood sugar levels. Fat does not raise blood sugar levels. Stress leading to an increase in the hormone cortisol can also raise blood sugar levels.

What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that results in the body’s inability to produce insulin. People who suffer from Type 1 diabetes must be on insulin in order to keep glucose levels within normal limits.

Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which either the body is able to produce insulin but is not able to produce enough or the body does not respond to the insulin that is being produced (known as insulin resistance). People with type 2 diabetes must be on a low carbohydrate diet to keep their diabetes from worsening.

What should your fasting blood glucose be?

A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 in order to be considered normal.  A fasting blood sugar of >100 to 125 is consistent with prediabetes.  Fasting blood sugar levels of 126 or greater is diagnostic of diabetes.

If your fasting blood glucose is consistent with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, we recommend that you speak with your physician.

What is diabetic ketoacidosis?

Diabetic ketoacidosis (or DKA) is a serious medical condition that can result from very high levels of ketones in the blood. If it is not recognized and treated right away, then it can lead to a coma or even death. Because it is such a serious condition, a person who develops diabetic ketoacidosis is usually admitted to the hospital for treatment.

This condition occurs when the body’s cells are unable to use glucose for energy, and the body begins to break down fat for energy instead. Ketones are produced when the body breaks down fat, and very high levels of ketones can make the blood extremely acidic. The acidity can potentially cause coma and death.

People with type 1 diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis if they do not take their insulin, if they do not eat, or if they become sick for other reasons (such as an infection). It is very unusual for people with type 2 diabetes to develop diabetic ketoacidosis.

Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis: What is the difference?

Ketosis: Endogenous ketones are known to be safe at physiologic levels. It has long been known that ketones are an effective alternate metabolic fuel and recent studies have shown them to be potent epigenetic and hormonal signaling molecules as well. In nutritional ketosis, serum ketones range from 0.5 to 5 mM. This is the body’s normal state of lipolysis (breaking down of fats) that occurs when carbohydrates are avoided.

Ketoacidosis:In stark contrast to this normal physiology of ketosis, pathologic ketoacidosis manifests with serum levels ketone levels of 15-25 mM (i.e., three- to ten-fold higher than in nutritional ketosis). Lipolysis is exquisitely regulated, so it is exceedingly rare for a patient with normal pancreatic beta cell function to enter ketoacidosis.

How does Metformin treat prediabetes and type 2 diabetes?

The mechanism of action of metformin is not fully understood. It appears to reduce glucose production in the liver, although there is now evidence that other factors may also play a role.

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce insulin.

What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone that is needed for the body to move glucose from the blood into the body’s cells. All of the organs in the body, including the brain, the heart, and the lungs, are made of cells. These cells use glucose for energy, which is why it is important for the glucose to move from the bloodstream into the cells.

The lack of insulin production in type 1 diabetes is usually caused by a problem with the pancreas. Type 1 diabetes is considered to be a permanent condition when it is diagnosed.

Prediabetes

What are the signs and symptoms of prediabetes?

Prediabetes is considered to be one of the most insidious precursors to diabetes because it may not have any signs or symptoms. This is why it is so important to do diagnostic blood tests checking a fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c (Hba1c) test to establish a diagnosis of prediabetes. Many people who have prediabetes do not have any symptoms. By the time symptoms occurs, the diagnosis has usually already progressed to diabetes. There are some rare situations in which an individual can present with diabetes-related complications such as a retinal bleed, neuropathy or even a stroke, while only having a diagnosis of prediabetes.

What is the best diet for prediabetes?

A low carbohydrate diet is the ideal diet for prediabetes. This is because prediabetes occurs when glucose levels start to rise and the body produces insulin to try and lower the glucose levels. If the body cannot produce enough insulin or if the insulin level that the body is producing is not enough to meet the demands of the high glucose load, then glucose levels continue to rise.

How do you reverse prediabetes?

Prediabetes can be reversed by following a low carbohydrate diet.

Once glucose levels are lowered with a low carbohydrate diet, the body’s demand for insulin also goes down. As insulin levels are lowered due to lowered glucose levels, this will then be reflected in lab results such as a normal HbA1c or fasting glucose. Once Hba1c or fasting glucose has been normalized, then one can say that the prediabetes has been put into remission or reversed.

To learn more please read Reversing Diabetes 101 by Dr. Sarah Hallberg. Here is the link https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/reversing-diabetes-101-with-dr-sarah-hallberg-the-truth-about-carbs-blood-sugar-and-reversing-type-2-diabetes/

Dr. Hallberg describes how a low carbohydrate diet can be an effective treatment for insulin resistance in this video.

What is the usual treatment for prediabetes?

Some providers may prescribe Metformin to patients who suffer from prediabetes for some time and are unable to make the dietary changes to reverse their prediabetes, yet are at high risk for developing diabetes.

Many patients who receive a diagnosis of prediabetes will also be told to lose weight with diet and exercise. Weight loss also plays a role in reversing prediabetes; however, the mechanism by which prediabetes is reversed is related to lowering insulin levels, and lowering insulin levels can help reduce weight.

Can prediabetes be reversed permanently?

Prediabetes can be reversed through the dietary changes outlined here. However, it is important to understand that if someone eats a low carbohydrate diet and reverses their prediabetes but then begins eating carbohydrates again in the future, the prediabetes will return.They must eat a low carbohydrate diet lifelong in order to reverse prediabetes and keep it permanently reversed.

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World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease.

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Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He is also the author of The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie.

Dr. Lundell says, as a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol. The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease.

Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

What follows are the highlights from the video:

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease.

Dr. Lundell observed while doing heart operations that the cornonary artery had a lot of redness and swelling around the plaque area. These are two of the cardinal signs of inflammation.

He began wondering if inflammation was part of the problem. Russell Ross and others published and articles about vascular biology, that proved inflammation was the mechanism behind plaque build up in the arteries.

The cause is not cholesterol. 70% of heart attack patients have normal cholesterol.

Scientific studies after 2006 had more stringent guides and showed that statins do not reduce the risk of heart attack.

Here is a video of one person’s experience with statins World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

Dr. Lundell says that cholesterol is not a marker for heart disease. It is a marker for eating too many carbohydrates because carbohydrate gets turned into triglycerides, which raises your LDL cholesterol. To lower your cholesterol, eat a lot of saturated fats and lower your carbohydrate intake.

Cholesterol is not important. What is important is sugar, that’s carbohydrate.

The 1977 US food guide recommended 60 to 70% of the food intake should be carbohydrates and eliminated saturated fats.

Saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol. If LDL cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, eliminating saturated that makes no sense.

What is the real cause of heart disease? It is inflammation. Inflammation follows injury. What is causing the injury? It is sugar.

Dr. Michael Brownlee published an article detailing the mechanisms by which sugar damages. The cells in the eyes and the kidneys are different from the rest of the body. They cannot stop sugar or glucose going into their cells so they were damaged more quickly than other cells. Dr. Brownlee wanted to know how these cells were so injured as to cause blindness and kidney disease. He found that injury causes inflammation, and inflammation is the mechanism for heart disease as well as other diseases. But what’s causing the injury?

Sugar is causing it. Sugar molecules combined with protein or fat in a process called glycation. A1c is glycated hemoglobin. The main pathway to inflammation is when the sugar (glucose) gets presented to the mitochondria inside endothelial cell and since it can’t stop sugar coming in it gets damaged. (Endothelial cells normally line blood vessels to maintain vascular integrity and permeability).

When sugar is introduced to the mitochondria it overloads it and produces a whole bunch of extra free radicals, which then caused damages to the cell, which then trigger the inflammation. Plaque as produced as a bandage over the inflammation.

The standard American diet injures the cells every day. It is the main cause of heart disease. Not cholesterol, not salt. It’s sugar.

Other cells can stop glucose sugar from coming in that is the essence of insulin resistance causing diabetes.

If you want to be healthy and control blood sugar, stop eating a standard American diet. Get yourself on a reduced low carbohydrate diet with extra healthy saturated fat and a moderate amount of protein.

Low carbohydrate nutrition is the key to health.

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