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?
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.
Acidity and Abnormal Sugars
Insufficient metabolism of sugar can cause a rise in acidity in cells which results in the formation of toxic by-products and abnormal sugars which can migrate to the brain, nervous system and red blood cells. This is detrimental to cell respiration and will induce degenerative disease. To try and neutralise this excessive acidity, the body will take from the alkaline mineral reserves of Mg, Calcium (Ca) and Potassium (K). This can lead to depletion of Ca and Mg from the bones and teeth which will result in decay, softening of the bone and osteoporosis.
Without Mg, Diabetes Is Inevitable!
Without Mg to control secretion and functionality of insulin, diabetes is inevitable. Mg deficiency is common in diabetics and in many of the complications of diabetes such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension (blood pressure) eye damage and peripheral vascular disease (PVD). When treatment of diabetes includes Mg, these problems can be prevented and if already present, can be minimised.
Why Aren’t Diabetics Given Mg?
Unfortunately, it is very rare that medics will encourage the use of vitamins and minerals and if they do, Mg hardly ever gets a mention. This to me is incredulous. It has been proven that Mg is absolutely necessary for a healthy body and those who are depleted will surely suffer the effects of that depletion, including diabetes. If you are a diabetic and you do not keep your Mg levels up to their optimum level, you will likely suffer with the side effects that diabetes causes. You will then probably be given a drug/s to eleviate your symptoms and control them. If the symptoms are not treated before long-term damage occurs, then the symptoms may be irreparable. Why Mg is not given when diabetes is first diagnosed, is beyond me. It naturally does what the drug/s you will be given do, but without the side effects.
A Natural Treatment
Know this, Mg is a natural mineral that the body needs to function properly. It is an element that is necessary for a multitude of other nutrients to work efficiently. Out of all the vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a healthy body, Mg IMHO is at the top of the list. This is because Mg is a cofactor for so many enzymatic processes. Mg keeps Ca under control and enables relaxation of the muscles after Ca contracts them (that includes the Heart). Mg helps to keep Ca in check and stops it marauding the body and causing calcification like kidney stones and atherosclerosis.
If you are a diabetic or you have symptoms to suggest you may be heading that way, do yourself a big favour and start supplementing with Mg. You will not believe the benefits that this amazing mineral can give you. Even if you haven’t got any symptoms of any disease and you consider yourself as fit as a fiddle, this element will ensure you stay that way. Taking Mg will also give you the energy to get out of that chair and do some exercise, it doesn’t have to be too strenuous, start slowly and work up to exercising for up to 30 minutes 3 times a week. With your new exercise regime and eating a healthy diet including green veggies, nuts, seeds, fish, beans etc., you will be revitalised and your life will be transformed. When this miracle happens to you, tell us your story so we can put it on the site and share this valuable information with other diabetics.
Mg Chloride supplement is my personal preference. It can be taken orally as a solution in water, or used topically, or both. I will be doing a post on all the different supplements of Magnesium shortly.
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Be in the best health your genes will allow.