Are You Doomed When You Hear, “You Have Diabetes?”

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes as it usually occurred after 20 years of age. Unfortunately, this type of diabetes is occurring at younger and younger ages.

This type of diabetes begins with the body becoming less able to use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas, an organ that sits below your stomach which produces enzymes that digest starches as well as insulin. Insulin allows sugars to enter your cells so it can be used for energy.

The pancreas is triggered to produce more insulin for the cells but eventually it cannot keep up and it fatigues. When this happens, the sugar in your blood builds up and makes the body sick. Unless one lowers their blood sugar they are at risk for many health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and more.

Traditional medical treatment is medication. Medication lowers your blood sugar but does not cause the pancreas to heal.

The body has an inborn desire to heal and will work very hard to repair itself. My interest is: why did the pancreas weaken in the first place, and can we help it to heal?

Lifestyle is the biggest reason for pancreatic overload and pancreatic weakness. Yes, some people are born from a genetic tree that has type 2 diabetes. But, not everyone with diabetes in their family ends up with diabetes.

It may be possible to turn a gene off or never trigger it to turn on in the first place. More and more studies are showing the effect of our lifestyle choices on our genes.

Diet is a huge factor in how our bodies work and if they survive well. Eating foods that turn into sugar easily stress our pancreas.

If you want to know what to avoid and what is better for you in terms of sugars, get yourself a Glycemic Index food list. Things like puffed rice cakes, cereals, breads, pasta all convert quickly to sugar. Potatoes, peas, corn, beans and some fruit also convert quickly.

Fruit juices are as bad as sodas in terms of sugar. Prepared foods, snack foods and fast foods generally have lots of sugars and starches that also convert to sugar.

Adding protein and fat to your starchy foods slows down their conversion to sugar. Eating lots of vegetables makes your body stronger.

When you eat correctly you do not overwork your pancreas. You can start now to eat properly to help your pancreas heal.

I have found that once a person has been diagnosed, we have to take immediate measures to help the pancreas. We have several total food supplements that nourish the pancreas so it can rest and heal. It’s like a sick animal-if you let it rest, feed it the right things and stop doing things that harm it, it will heal.

Through natural means the pancreas can work better so that you do not end up becoming another statistic.

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Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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