Okay, it’s not fair to say no one is talking about this health crisis.
All of these medical organizations are talking about it, as well as others:
- Mayo Clinic
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Academy of Neurology
- Harvard Medical School
- Journal of Diabetes Investigation
- Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine
However, it’s very fair to say that we aren’t talking about this enough, OR in the right way.
For as serious as it is – both for individuals, families, and the health (and economics) of our nation and the world – we should be shouting this from the rooftops, when the reality right now is more of a whisper.
So what is this health crisis? Type 3 diabetes, or diabetes of the brain.
That’s the nickname for it, but it’s actually more like a huge, scary symptom of type 2 diabetes that becomes common with advancing age.
It's an accepted fact that people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This direct link between the 2 diseases means that anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes needs to be concerned about their cognitive health as they age.
Anyone with type 2 diabetes has an almost 50% greater likelihood of developing dementia than people without diabetes.
In fact, one meta-analysis in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation of all of the research out there through 2012 found that people with type 2 diabetes had:
- a 73% increased risk of any dementia
- a 56% increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- a 127% increased risk of vascular dementia
“Their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is about 10 to 15 times higher," according to Dr. Guojun Bu, a Mayo Clinic neuroscientist.
He continued, “One reason may be reduced blood flow to the brain because of damaged blood vessels, and, therefore, the supply of essential nutrients to the brain is also impaired."
Researchers are also saying the higher the blood sugar levels, the faster the cognitive decline.
So not only are people with diabetes at an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, once they have one of these diseases, they decline at faster rates if their blood sugar levels are higher.
If you’re already scared hearing these statistics, hold onto your seat and brace yourself because it’s about to get even scarier.
Type 2 diabetes is increasing at a skyrocketing pace and only looks like it’s going to get worse, according to the World Health Organization.
How bad is it?
- In 1980, 108 million people worldwide had diabetes (4.7% of adults). That rose to a whopping 422 million in 2014 (8.5% of adults). That’s nearly DOUBLE.
- In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes.
- 1 million people in the US alone have type 2 diabetes, and over 8 MILLION of those aren’t aware of it.
- 1 in 3 American adults have pre-diabetes (and many don’t even know it)!
- 27% of Americans over 65 have diabetes, and about HALF have pre-diabetes.
- By the year 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will be diabetic!
That means that for every 2 aging adults you know in the US, one of them is at high risk for developing not just 1 but 2 serious diseases – diabetes AND dementia.
And just to put those numbers in perspective, in 1890, only 3 out of every 100,000 people had diabetes!
Are You at Risk for Developing Diabetes?
When a person’s body is unable to produce enough (or any) insulin, or becomes insulin resistant from a chronic, hyper-acidic diet, the result is higher levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood.
High levels of blood sugar are meant to be tightly regulated by the body, just like blood pH, the most vital number in your body.
When you are pumping your body with damaging acids every day, it constantly drains your body’s own resources – the buffer system, your minerals (from your bones, muscles, joints, organs, and mouth) – all in an effort to keep that blood pH tightly regulated.
The same goes for your blood sugar levels. When you have high blood sugar levels from sugar, grains, dairy, and too much animal protein in your diet, it wreaks constant havoc on the body. It can damage nerves, vision, the heart and coronary system, limbs, digestive system, and the brain!
People can live with high levels of blood sugar for years or even decades without developing symptoms of diabetes, but the damage is already being done.
Here are the common warning signs that you are headed for pre-diabetes or diabetes:
- Unexplained weight gain
- Dark patches of skin around the neck or under arms
- Painful, numb, or tingling hands, feet, or limbs
- Reproductive system problems or unexplained hormonal changes
- Changes in appetite or thirst
- Fatigue that doesn’t go away
- Dry, itchy skin
- Frequent infections (anywhere on or in the body)
Even if you don’t have any of these symptoms, it’s possible you’re living with elevated glucose levels, so if you have any issues with blood sugar regulation, you have a history of eating a lot of sweets (even if you don’t anymore), or you have a family history of diabetes, talk to your doctor about checking your glucose levels.
The Good News About Diabetes
It’s hard to imagine that there’s any good news about this epidemic that shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down.
However, I want to assure you there is good news, even if you’re part of the 1 in 3 Americans at risk for developing (and having) diabetes.
You can reverse your risk of developing diabetes, and it’s worked for thousands of patients all over the world often in as little as a month or two. It’s not a miracle pill.
It’s simple changes to diet, supplements, and lifestyle that can make a huge difference in quality of life and even extend the length of life for people with diabetes.
[As a side note, everything I’ve said today is focusing on type 2 diabetes. Type 1, which typically develops in childhood and is an autoimmune disease, is often helped by dietary changes but cannot be reversed.]
The 4 Step Plan to Prevent or Cure Diabetes
Step 1: Cut Out Harmful Foods
The most important step in reversing a diagnosis of diabetes or preventing getting it in the first place is to stop eating foods that make it worse. Don’t worry – there are plenty of good, healing foods in step 2 that we’ll replace these with.
- Grains, gluten and refined carbs
- Dairy products, especially yogurt, and ice cream
- Too many Omega-6 fatty acids, which come from canola, vegetable, and soybean oils
- Too much animal protein (when the diet goes over 15% of your calories from animal protein, it turns to sugar)
Step 2: Add in Healing Foods
As you stop eating foods that are making diabetes worse or more likely, you want to replace them with foods that are going to naturally nourish your body and promote healthy glucose levels.
- Dark, leafy greens
- Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts
- Flax, hemp, chia, and sunflower seeds
- Green beans
- Coconut oil
- Wild-caught Alaskan salmon
- Coconut oil
- Black Cumin Seed Oil (powerful anti-inflammatory, and helps to balance blood sugar levels)
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One more note here on foods to add in... Many diabetes patients incorporate more and more protein in their diets as they cut carbohydrates. It’s not necessary to increase protein levels because the typical American diet already has more protein than adults need. Instead, replace carbohydrates with as many vegetables as you’d like to eat.
Step 3: Get Moving!
Believe it or not, exercise is key in balancing blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Day to day, and especially over time, getting the body moving will make a big difference in its ability to heal itself.
The two best exercises for reversing diabetes are walking, which should be part of your daily routine, and rebounding. If you’re not familiar with my favorite acid crushing exercise, the rebounder, or mini trampoline, a NASA study showed that the rebounder is 68% more effective as a cardiovascular exercise and for weight loss compared to running without the harsh effects on your joints.
Step 4: Supplement Your New Lifestyle
It’s necessary to supplement your diet with a few things that your body can’t get enough of based on what you eat alone.
- A larger dose than usual of vitamin D (5,000 IU daily).
- A high-quality magnesium supplement will help increase insulin sensitivity and balance blood sugar. The best one you can take is Alkamind Daily Minerals because it will ensure you’re also getting enough calcium, potassium, and sodium bicarbonate in their most bioavailable forms so you’re fighting acid along with diabetes.
- A good quality fish oil supplement to ensure you get enough omega-3 fatty acids (3,000 mg daily is my recommendation for adults, but always check with your health care practitioner).
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