“I exercise, I eat organic, I’m gluten free, I meditate, I drink copious amounts of water and you’re telling me I’m at risk for developing TYPE 2 DIABETES?”
It’s NOT only what you do PROPERLY, it’s also what you AVOID DOING or significantly REDUCE DOING that determines the potential outcome for developing TYPE 2 DIABETES.
One chemical product that has”silently” contributed to the onset of Type 2 Diabetes has been used by consumers for years. It is found in several forms and intended as a “healthy” sugar substitute. These chemicals are known as:
Artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Nutrasweet and Sweet’N Low (used on a regular basis) increase the chances for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
These products damage HEALTHY BACTERIA found in the gut. This creates in an imbalance where UNHEALTHY BACTERIA overtake HEALTHY BACTERIA. In doing so, the unhealthy bacteria cause inflammation in the gut that permits “leaking” of substances toxic to the rest of the body. These toxic substances weaken immune function in addition to interfering with SUGAR metabolism (the normal breakdown and utilization of sugar by the cells in the body.) Even if SUGAR (itself) is avoided, ALL carbohydrates ingested (ex. pasta, grain, beans, cereals, breads, etc…) are converted into SUGAR by the body. If artificial chemicals interfere with the body’s ability to maintain a healthy BALANCE between beneficial and harmful gut bacteria, these carbohydrates eventually cause elevated blood sugar levels.
HEALTHY BACTERIA play an important role in the production of an amino acid called TRYPTOPHAN. This amino acid helps form a substance (5-HTP) which is converted into SEROTONIN. 70-90% of our serotonin is made in the GUT. Serotonin plays a key role in controlling insulin secretion (a hormone necessary for sugar to be used by our cells.) In its absence it leads to a condition known as:
TYPE 2 DIABETES!
Artificial sweeteners destroy HEALTHY BACTERIA necessary for healthy gastrointestinal function. Although this is NOT the “EXCLUSIVE CAUSE” OF TYPE 2 DIABETES, it is an important factor contributing to this disease.
…Then there’s the conflicting information we see on the internet…
Rather than becoming overwhelmed by exposure to contradictory information, I suggest each of us focus on gradually modifying UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS in favor of healthier ones. It doesn’t mean SACRIFICING all you’ve come to enjoy; it means reducing the “stuff” causing harm while increasing the essential products and activities that strengthen and support physical and mental function.
Believing that artificial products (ex. chemicals, preservatives, dyes) are safe or innocuous is WRONG! Unfortunately, we only assume these products are harmful when symptoms and or diseases manifest. This article explains how artificial products (ex. artificial sweeteners) CAUSE DISEASES we tend to ignore; a REALITY that might require us to rethink our habits. Is the pleasant experience of chemical sweeteners a good reason to subject oneself to UNNECESSARY DISEASES?
This article began with a description of a healthy lifestyle resulting in a TYPE 2 DIABETIC outcome. What do you think YOUR chances for developing DIABETES is based on your current lifestyle? 9 out of 10 pre-diabetics are UNAWARE their condition exists because they lack SYMPTOMS. Lacking symptoms doesn’t prevent a HARMFUL CONDITION from progressing. A person with cancer (pre-diagnosis) still has CANCER. The same is true for TYPE 2 DIABETES; a condition that KILLS over 3.4 million people every year even though they’re taking their:
WHAT STEPS ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR CHANCES FROM DEVELOPING AND POTENTIALLY DYING FROM TYPE 2 DIABETES?