Artificial sweeteners are making your diabetes worse!
If your blood sugar is not controlled it could lead to accelerated weakness in the tiny blood vessels in the inside of the eye. This weakness leads to bleeding, scarring and loss of vision—even blindness. Diabetics are taught to reduce their sugar intake, but using artificial sweeteners are not the best answer. In fact, many artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, have been shown to be neurotoxic and put an additional stress on the pancreas. According to alternative health expert Dr. Mercola, 85 percent of all complaints registered with the FDA are for adverse reactions to aspartame, including five reported deaths. Another report indicates that it can actually aggravate diabetes. Reduce your over all calories by reducing the amount of food you eat not by adding toxic artificial sweeteners.
Yearly dilated eye exams are essential since early treatable diabetic retinal changes do not have any symptoms. Only your eye doctor can detect them. Diabetic retinopathy is a result of changes in retinal blood vessels and is the most common diabetic eye disease as well as the leading cause of blindness in American adults.
Stevia is a herb that grows wild in in South America and can be grown in the United States. Stevia has been used for centuries as a sweetener and as medicine. It became very popular in Japan in the 1970s and continues to be used now. Stevia has no calories and no carbohydrates, and it can be used in cooking and baking. Studies done in Brazil have shown Stevia to lower blood sugar and blood pressure and actually strengthen the pancreas in diabetes.
Homeopathy treats the person not the disease, and can act as a catalyst to strengthen your body and help you and your diabetes. One example of a chronic and serious problem shown by a controlled study to be effectively treated by homeopathy is diabetic retinopathy. In this condition there is bleeding and swelling of the retina causing loss of vision and in some cases blindness. A group of patients with this condition were given the homeopathic remedy Arnica 5C. A second group was given a placebo or no active ingredient. In the group that received the Arnica 47% had an improvement of blood flow to the eye and a reduction of the retinopathy. In the control group only 1% had a positive change.
Results of the National NIH sponsored study called “TACT” Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy showed that diabetes a 40% reduction in total mortality, a 40% reduction in recurrent MI, and about a 50% reduction in mortality. In my experience, this is the number one therapy every diabetic should consider to preserve their health and vision.
EDTA is ethylenediaminetetraacetate which is a large molecule that binds toxic heavy metals and makes them more soluble. These soluble heavy metals are then more readily excreted in the urine. There are several ways of effectively administering EDTA and they include Intravenous, rectal and oral.
Do not rush into laser surgery, but instead begin to treat the underlying cause. Laser surgery might temporarily treat the leaking blood vessels but it most cases it has to be related many times. The end result is that a good part of the retina is destroyed and there is permanent visual loss. It is much better to clean up your diet, reduce your toxic load by eliminating artificial sweetners, be tested for toxic heavy metals and begin some type of chelation therapy.
According to research conducted by a diabetes specialist, aspartame can lead to a poorer control of diabetes and lead to an aggravation and an increase in complications such as retinopathy.According to Dr. Russell Blaylock professor of Neurology and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, feels that Aspartame is a very potent neurotoxic and contributes to the development of diabetic neuropathy. But despite US FDA approval as safe, aspartame should be avoided at all costs.
Dr. William Bates, a turn of the century Ophthalmologist, felt that all eye disease was caused by stress. By reducing stress we can greatly improve our eyesight! Begin a practice technique called palming. This is a type of meditation for your eyes to be done when your eyes feel tired or strained. Place the palms of both hands over your closed eyelids and breath deeply and slowly while relaxing your eyes. This is a wonderful way to reduce stress.
A healthy organic, raw diet and weight control will be the answer to most forms of diabetes. Organic food has much more nutritional value. In a study, conducted by Doctor’s Data, a premier clinical laboratory with over thirty years’ experience, researchers randomly selected different servings of organic food in supermarkets and then compared them to comparably sized servings of non-organic produce. In every one of the comparisons, the results showed that organic fruits and vegetables have five to ten times more beneficial vitamins and minerals than non-organic produce does.
Get your eyes checked regularly to detect any early symptoms of diabetes, stick to a healthy diet, look into alternative therapies before rushing into surgeries, such as homeopathy and/or chelation therapy. Avoid all artificial sweeteners, instead use Stevia as a sweetener.
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