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Diabetes Caused by Misinformation
By Don Bennett, DAS


We can all agree that misinformation is, in general, a bad thing. But when it concerns health information, incorrect and/or misleading info can cause needless suffering and premature death. This is why people like me have devoted our lives to dispelling incorrect health information, for how can you make informed decisions regarding your health, when your decision-making process is hampered by false facts.

Let’s take diabetes for example. This is a serious disease. Normally your body controls the amount of sugar that’s fed to your cells. It does this every second of every minute of every hour of every day. But when you take over this function and control your blood sugar “manually” a few times a day, something’s gotta suffer. It’s one thing if there is no choice, and your body is no longer capable of doing its job, but my experience has been that there are a lot of people with “diabetes” who honestly believe they can only manage their illness, and hope that one day there will be a cure, when they needn’t have the illness at all. Why do these folks believe something that’s not true? Lack of information, or worse, misinformation. But you can't blame the MDs; they can only share with you what they've been taught. And likewise you can't fault the well-intentioned laypeople who've also been programmed with the party line of diabetes management as the only way to deal with diabetes, and other misinformation like fruit is bad if you have diabetes. This is why it's best to not be a student when it comes to diabetes information, but instead be a researcher; students don't tend to question what they're told/taught, but researchers do this as a matter of course. So if you want 100% correct information, learn as a researcher.

If you study the current diabetes info available on Medline, you’ll discover there are almost 600 new diabetes studies featuring many different theories and conclusions. A good example of misinterpretation (and I’m being kind here), is the study that shows that absence of breast-feeding is associated with the risk of type 1 diabetes, thus the search is on for the substance in breast milk that helps prevent diabetes. Is it lost on mainstream researchers that if a baby is not being fed breast milk, it is being fed something else, and that maybe it’s what is being fed in breast milk's place that’s increasing the risk of diabetes, and not the other way around. Well, we probably have profit motive to thank for research going down the wrong path.

But let’s now wander down the right path: Is there research that links cow’s milk consumption with diabetes? Have a look at this study published in The Lancet on December 14, 1996, “Cow’s milk proteins are unique in one respect: in industrialized countries they are the first foreign proteins entering the infant gut, since most formulations for babies are cow milk-based. The first pilot stage of our IDD [insulin-dependent diabetes] prevention study found that oral exposure to dairy milk proteins in infancy resulted in both cellular and immune response...this suggests the possible importance of the gut immune system to the pathogenesis of IDD.”

And four years earlier the New England Journal of Medicine reported, “Studies have suggested that bovine [cow] serum albumin is the milk protein responsible for the onset of diabetes... Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus produce antibodies to cow milk proteins that participate in the development of islet dysfunction [the part of the pancreas that makes insulin]... Taken as a whole, our findings suggest that an active response in patients with IDD (to the bovine protein) is a feature of the autoimmune response.” So there is mighty compelling information to suggest that those folks who are predisposed to diabetes should refrain from consuming cow milk, but I’ve looked, and I don’t see that warning printed on milk cartons (or the warning that the IGF-1 [insulin-like growth factor] in cow milk acts like gasoline being poured on a fire, the fire being any as-of-yet undiagnosed cancer you may have). In fact, I recently saw an "independent researcher" telling TV viewers that dairy foods can help prevent diabetes!

While strolling through a mall the other day, I was asked to donate money to help find the cure for diabetes. Since the majority of people with diabetes have type 2 (insulin resistant), and since I know that many people with type 2 diabetes may rid themselves of it by eating a "special" diet, as far as I’m concerned, there is already a cure for diabetes. This "special" diet is nothing more than the diet a human being is designed to eat (hint: you can find the majority of these foods in a good grocery store’s produce department). The problem is, in our culture, this diet is unheard of, so when it's suggested as a means of alleviating diabetes (or other maladies), people scoff at the notion. But if eating what you’re designed to eat, and not eating what you’re not designed to eat means your blood sugar level stays within normal parameters without your intervention (testing and diabetes medications), which means that, technically, you don’t have diabetes, I’d go down that road because nothing does a better job of regulating blood sugar than a well-functioning blood sugar regulatory system. And if someone who is predisposed to diabetes gets diabetes because they live a “non-human” lifestyle, especially diet-wise, well, to me that sounds like a normal, natural response, and thus not something that can be "cured". But since there are a lot of people who want to be able to have their cake and eat it too (literally), a search for a cure will continue... but don’t hold your breath. There is never going to be a medical cure for type 2 diabetes, cancer, etc., because they are perfectly natural; they are a natural result of someone’s lifestyle. It’s just like there will never be a cure for the common cold because it's a natural result of a natural condition. [Plus, if someone actually did come up with a way to make cancer or diabetes go away with just a one-dose pill, they'd be gunned down, run over, and blown up... there's no way the cancer or diabetes industries will permit something like that to ruin them.]

Bottom line, if you want the best odds of avoiding diabetes, and other degenerative diseases, consider living as Nature intended, and be on the lookout for one of the biggest causes of illness; misinformation.

Here's a video explaning diabetes.

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