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Type 2 Diabetes and Treatments

Who Can Get Diabetes

This is such a huge subject, I want to concentrate on the more common type of Diabetes which is Type II – adult onset diabetes. This description of ‘adult onset’ may soon have to be changed as more children and teenagers are succumbing to this disease, mainly because of their unhealthy diet and sugar overload due to soft drinks, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other damaging choices.

Is Sugar The Culprit?

Refined and raw sugar crystals, scanning electron micrograph (SEM). (c)Power&Syred
Refined and raw sugar crystals, scanning electron micrograph (SEM). (c)Power&Syred

We all need a certain amount of sugar in our diet as it is necessary for energy but an overload of sugar in the diet can cause Magnesium (Mg) deficiency.  The problem is, our refined sugar does not come from eating the sugar cane or the sugar beet.  Sugar is processed and ‘purified’ so that when we consume it, it is a concentration of its original form. Hence far too much is then taken into the body.  Nutrients that were in that plant have been removed. Metallic nutrients such as Mg, Cobalt (Co), Chromium (Cr), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu) and Zinc (Zn) are all lost; these minerals are essential to life.  The body then has to use its reserves of vitamins and minerals to process the concentration of sugar so that it is digested. Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes and Treatments