Fatigue: How to Fight It and Win the Battle

In the late 1800’s, doctors called it neurasthenia. Today, we call it chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivity. No matter, medicine had no solutions 100 years ago and has none today.

The symptoms haven’t changed regardless of the name:

* extreme fatigue

* muscle exhaustion

* anxiety

* depression

* lack of joy for living

* inability to handle stress

* reduced sexual drive

* and the list goes on


Fatigue is experienced by at least 50% of the adult population and between 30-40% of teenagers. While fatigue as a symptom is very common, diagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is relatively rare. This is because CFS must be diagnosed by medical tests showing some sort of physical, mental, or hormonal dysfunction.


Yet, even with diagnosed CFS, the arena is controversial because no single causes have been identified. Without a causal framework for a diagnosed disease, there is no method in place to identify treatments.


What, then, about all the people with fatigue who have no pathology? They’re left in a medical wasteland. Doctors without a diagnosis have nowhere to turn. Rather than sympathy for their patient’s complaints, they blame the patient for the problem by telling him/her that it’s all in their heads.


But, it’s not, it’s real. So, we need to understand the continuum of health and disease. At one end is health and no disease. At the other is death. In between there are all levels of health. When a disease is diagnosed, that’s called pathology — a breakdown in normal body function.


If there is no pathology, is there no disease? To medicine, yes. But to you, your functional capacity may be weakened without pathology. That functional decay is real. Most cases of fatigue arise because a number of physiological systems have broken down — not enough to cause pathology, but enough to cause a functional deficit.

What to Do About Chronic Fatigue?

Remember, no diagnosis, no treatment. And if multiple causes are involved, the design of treatment options by medicine are unlikely to develop. In the case of fatigue, this is exactly what has happened — there are NO KNOWN MEDICAL TREATMENTS.


What methods, then, are available to those suffering from fatigue who are given no solutions by their medical doctors? First, one must understand that the body’s stress response system is always involved in fatigue. So, it’s logical to start there and help to restore it with a result of recovery.


Research has shown that the Scandinavian sauna methods help improve the elasticity of the stress response system. First, a hot sauna, then a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head, then back to the sauna and repeat. What’s this do? It stimulates the stress system and creates a strengthening effect. It’s like using exercise to make your muscles stronger.


This works on the nervous system and on the hormonal system. The stress response actually builds resilience into the system. Another way is to restrict calories. There is no more effective way to slow aging than calorie restriction. My own studies, however, have proven to me that calorie restriction, per se, is not the stimulus for anti-aging and health promotion.


It’s actually the restriction in carbohydrate consumption that is the active method. You see, carbohydrates (its blood form — glucose) bind to your body’s proteins forming a glycated protein which damages you all the way down to your DNA and RNA.


Fatigue is modifiable, but not by any treatment offered by the Medical Establishment.

Today, pollution is a major factor in chronic fatigue.


Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome: Find Out Why It Drains Your Energy

Most people have depleted energy reserves and describe their day as running on empty. Having enough energy to lead a happy and productive life is missing for most people.

Every physical action and both emotional and mental actions expend energy. When energy is used, it must be replenished. The stress of living drains our energy resources.

The adrenal gland is the final leg of the body’s stress response system. This system is the HPA axis or the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. This system was designed to deal with stresses that we experience each day. It should turn on, then turn off.


The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys.
The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Stress Response System Must Turn-On, Then Turn-Off

Unfortunately, for many people, it rarely turns off so it has no chance to recover and heal. The adrenal gland has two parts: the medulla which secretes adrenaline. This is the well-known fight-or-flight hormone. Quick acting, it prepares us to fight or flee from imminent danger.

The adrenal cortex secretes cortisol which acts more slowly and is the primary hormone involved in dealing with chronic stress, such as war. Medical studies of the chronic and extreme fatigue syndromes have implicated the HPA axis as being involved.

The idea that deficient cortisol output led to fatigue developed in the late 1800’s. There is, however, little consensus among the medical people about the level of involvement of adrenal fatigue syndrome as a causative factor in chronic fatigue.

The primary reason for the lack of a definitive answer about adrenal fatigue syndrome is due to the wide range of variations in measuring adrenal output. People with adrenal insufficiency are at risk for adrenal crisis, usually caused by a major stress, such as severe infection or surgery.

Most People Suffer From Sub-Clinical (No Diagnosis) Fatigue

Few people are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but a large percent of the population suffers from undiagnosable chronic and extreme fatigue. Because medical work-ups cannot find any specific dysfunction, this does not make the fatigue any less weakening to the individual.

Recent studies have shown that the HPA axis is likely involved and that, in particular, there is a diminished contribution from the adrenal gland via its production of cortisol. Recent studies have shown that adrenal gland size is reduced by 50% in those diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

This surely suggests that adrenal fatigue syndrome due to shrinking of the adrenal gland is likely involved in all chronic and extreme fatigue individuals. Unfortunately,
these studies have not led to the development of any effective medical therapies.

In the field of alternative medicine, however, nutritional supplementation plans, such as the use of DHEA, and more complex programs involving exercise, diet, vitamin/mineral complexes, and the judicious use of specific herbal formulations suggest that adrenal fatigue syndrome can be dealt with effectively.

This, of course, occurs outside of mainstream medicine, and without its approval. This creates a difficult environment for individuals who most often rely on their doctor’s guidance and are unwilling to take health care into their own hands.

Yet, surveys show that many people are now turning to alternative medicine because their doctors offer no effective strategies for dealing with the ever-increasing epidemic of fatigue in our modern times.
The Newest Player in Adrenal and Endocrine Fatigue is Persistent Organic Pollutants
These bad news chemicals came onto the scene after WWII and studies began seriously in the early 1990s. Quickly, it was realized that these toxic substances were messing with the whole endocrine system and they were called endocrine disruptors.


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I went to the house of one of my Amish clients yesterday. Haven’t seen the man for three years and he was getting pretty well down in energy. But he does this: when I get him to a certain point of feeling good, he stops the program and then goes all the way into the abyss before he does something about it.


Amish family riding in a traditional Amish bug...
Amish family riding in a traditional Amish buggy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I’ve seen him over the years and his wife sat me down and told me a story. The last time she called was about three years ago and he had been in and out of the hospital for several weeks without a diagnosis.

When I came into the house, he was in a chair unable to get up because he was so weak. They drew blood and tested hum for everything they could think of but came up empty.

I said to them that he was loaded with chemical toxins and that was the problem. She only connected with this several months later because thinking about toxins is not what people do. This includes the doctors as well.

He had built a new barn and laid a pine floor and then put on the lacquer. Soon after that he was sick. After the docs found no bacteria or viruses, they did a spinal tap and decided he had spinal meningitis. He was getting no better until I came along and I started cleansing him of his chemical load. He got better rapidly.

Yesterday she told me that she had no real idea about the chemicals even though she knew cleansing people was my specialty. When she thought about it she realized the hospital people had no clue about environmental pollutants.

She now realizes how many people are suffering needlessly. Now, I get to start all over again.

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Most Common Causes of Fatigue: How You Can Come Out on Top

First, I’m going to describe all the current beliefs about fatigue. They’ll all involved but the main cause if because of environmental pollutants and their main cause of destruction is that they lead to mitochondrial dysfunction.

Mitochondria structure: 1 : inner membrane 2 :...
Mitochondria structure: 1 : inner membrane 2 : outer membrane 3 : cristae 4 : matrix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)








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Chronic fatigue, and its more severe counterpart, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), are not new diseases. These conditions have been known under a multitude of other names for many centuries.

In an effort to determine the causes of these conditions. Many causal-candidates have been discussed by doctors and the public alike.

In the late 1800’s the name neurasthenia surfaced as the primary descriptive term.

By the first World War, chronic fatigue was a common complaint in Europe and North America. Medical concepts have evolved since that time in an effort to understand the underlying causes of these conditions.

The broad term “neurasthenia” has evolved into an attempt to more narrowly define the condition, therefore new names have arisen:

* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

* Fibromyalgia

* Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

* Post-Viral Infectious Fatigue

Unfortunately, the Medical Establishment has been unable to understand and define any of the causes of these different conditions and, therefore, there is no effective treatment available for the millions of sufferers.

Yet, all of the these conditions share a similarity of a constellation of symptoms:

* fatigue

* muscle weakness

* depression

* anxiety

* inability to cope with stress

* gastrointestinal disturbances

* pain

* inflammation

* balance difficulties

* and many other debilitating symptoms

The complexity of the symptom picture and the failure of medical tests, such as blood work-ups and MRIs, to detect anything wrong has led to a wasteland of continued suffering.

Modern Medicine has Been Unable to Define Specific Causes

The best that anyone can say about this whole syndrome of chronic fatigue is that it arises because of multiple agents acting at the same time. Naturally, this befuddles medicine who is used to the idea of “one cause/one disease.”

With medicine frozen in its tracks, many people turn to alternative ideas and alternative treatments. This road is fraught with hazards because there are so many quick-buck artists and frauds feeding on people’s suffering.

That being said, the only hope for fighting chronic fatigue is in the arena of alternative medicine. This includes the use of multiple plans of attack:

* appropriate exercise

* the judicious use of diet

* the most appropriate diet is low-carbohydrate

* yet this diet is maligned by the medical community

* the use of selected vitamins, minerals, and herbs

* unfortunately, the public is not trained in choosing these

* of course, medicine knows nothing of this due to its

  reliance on drugs

I have seen many people overcome their suffering from chronic fatigue but not because of medical treatment. Even the medical community understands that it has no effective therapies. This point is published in many medical journals.

But because of medicine’s need to squash any competing methods to health care, it ridicules any alternatives to what it offers.

The only hope, therefore, to the public is to find effective alternatives. They are out there but one needs to be careful in discovering what works and what does not work.


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Benzene may seem innocuous – it is clear, colorless, and has a slightly sweet odor. But it’s one bad actor.

It’s a carcinogen, and you don’t want to be breathing it. Traditionally, people have thought of industrial facilities as the main threat. Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows that the top major emitters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are the refineries in South Philadelphia and Paulsboro.


New research out of Emory University in Atlanta suggests that how close you live to one of these facilities may affect your chances of getting a particular kind of cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But the qualifier is that the EPA and the Emory study looked only at major stationary sources. The big “wow” is that, in Philadelphia, the refinery isn’t the biggest source of benzene overall.


It’s traffic. An EPA assessment of Philadelphia’s air toxics, based on 2005 data, the latest available, shows that the area with the highest risk of cancer from benzene exposure is roughly along the Vine Street Expressway, near the Schuylkill Expressway. Overall, only about 7 percent of the city’s benzene comes from “major risks,” such as the refinery. Traffic accounts for more than triple that – 26 percent, the largest piece of the city’s benzene pie.


To Joseph O. Minott, head of the Clean Air Council in Philadelphia, this means “it really makes sense in urban areas to promote alternatives to the automobile, such as public transit, walking, and biking.” Other sources of benzene include the airport, construction equipment, and gas stations. About 22 percent of the benzene in the city blows in from somewhere else.


Beyond that, cigarettes are considered the dominant lifestyle-related source of benzene exposure. In the human body, benzene causes cells to not work correctly. It can lead to anemia and damage the immune system, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which the Emory study tracked, starts in the immune system. The National Cancer Institute estimates it will kill nearly 20,000 Americans this year.


Since the 1970s, diagnoses have increased by 3 to 4 percent a year. Researchers think part of the increase is due to things such as changes in the classification system, better diagnoses, and increases of HIV, which also attacks the immune system. But that would account for only half the additional cases, they say. The other half? Increased diagnoses also appear to parallel expanded industrial production, which has prompted suspicion of occupational exposures. The Emory study was one of the first to look at the risk for people who, while they may not work at a facility, live near it. This matters. EPA statistics show that nearly 3,000 people live within a mile of the Philadelphia refinery – most of them white, most with no more than a high school diploma. Fewer than half the households have incomes topping $25,000 a year. In a recent study in the journal Cancer, the Emory researchers found that a person’s risk for the disease falls a third of a percent for every mile between the home and a major facility.


This doesn’t necessarily mean you should move. Christopher Flowers, an epidemiologist at Emory who led the study, said the risk is based on mean distance calculations, and there’s no way people could be sure that in moving away from one site, they’re not moving toward another. Plus, the study pointed simply to an association, not a cause. Many other factors could also increase your risk of lymphomas. But, Flowers said, “it is something provocative that merits further exploration.”



Think Those Chemicals Have Been Tested?

MANY Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe.

 This assumption is wrong.

Unlike pharmaceuticals or pesticides, industrial chemicals do not have to be tested before they are put on the market. Under the law regulating chemicals, producers are only rarely required to provide the federal government with the information necessary to assess safety.

Regulators, doctors, environmentalists and the chemical industry agree that the country’s main chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, needs fixing. It is the only major environmental statute whose core provisions have not been reauthorized or substantively updated since its adoption in the 1970s. They do not agree, however, on who should have to prove that a chemical is safe.

Currently this burden rests almost entirely on the federal government. Companies have to alert the Environmental Protection Agency before manufacturing or importing new chemicals. But then it is the E.P.A.’s job to review academic or industry data, or use computer modeling, to determine whether a new chemical poses risks. Companies are not required to provide any safety data when they notify the agency about a new chemical, and they rarely do it voluntarily, although the E.P.A. can later request data if it can show there is a potential risk. If the E.P.A. does not take steps to block the new chemical within 90 days or suspend review until a company provides any requested data, the chemical is by default given a green light.

The law puts federal authorities in a bind. It’s the worst kind of Catch-22

As a result, the overwhelming majority of chemicals in use today have never been independently tested for safety.

All people have residues of at least 500 chemicals in their body tissues.

85,000 industrial chemicals available for use today

And once chemicals are in use, the burden on the E.P.A. is so high that it has succeeded in banning or restricting only five substances, and often only in specific applications: polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxin, hexavalent chromium, asbestos and chlorofluorocarbons.

Part of the growing pressure to update federal rules on chemical safety comes from advances in the science of biomonitoring, which tells us more about the chemicals to which we are exposed daily, like the bisphenol A (BPA) in can linings and hard plastics, the flame retardants in couches, the stain-resistant coatings on textiles and the nonylphenols in detergents, shampoos and paints. Hazardous chemicals have become so ubiquitous that scientists now talk about babies being born pre-polluted, sometimes with hundreds of synthetic chemicals showing up in their blood.

It often takes a crisis to draw attention to how little the government knows about industrial chemicals in circulation. After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, at least two million gallons of chemical dispersants were spread to break up the slick. But federal officials could not say they were safe because minimal testing had been done.

These toxins are the leading cause of obesity despite the widespread belief that it is diet and exercise

The current presumption that chemicals are “safe until proven dangerous” stands in marked contrast to how pharmaceuticals and pesticide companies are handled. Companies making these products have to generate extensive data demonstrating the safety of pharmaceuticals or pesticides before they are sold.

This was not always the case. Pharmaceutical companies used to be able to sell drugs with minimal prior testing, but that changed after a drug called Thalidomide, given in the 1950s to pregnant women for morning sickness, was found to cause severe birth defects the public outcry helped push the medical field to take a precautionary approach to introducing new drugs.

Federal reform of the toxic substances act may be coming. Last week, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Democrat of New Jersey, and Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York,  introduced a bill called the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, which would require the chemical industry to demonstrate that a chemical is safe in order for it to be sold. The bill, which has more than 25 Democratic co-sponsors, would put limits on trade secret practices and requires industry to reduce use of the chemicals designated by the E.P.A. as being of “greatest concern” because they are most toxic.

The bill has strong support from environmentalists but opposition from the chemical industry. It has some similarities to rules that went into effect in the European Union in 2007.

In the absence of federal action, more than 20 states have created their own toxic-substances programs to police chemical safety. Many business owners say this trend is creating a confusing patchwork. Health and environmental advocates counter that, pending effective federal reform, these programs are better than nothing at all.

For now, consumers and companies looking for safer products are largely on their own.


Chemical Toxins can Cause Many Problems

Listen to this story, it will let you know how deeply in the soup all of us are in this toxic polluted environment in which we all live.

One of my clients calls me in the spring and tells me how her hip and leg are killing her with pain. She went to her doctor and he gave her a steroid — that’s the most he could offer her. I began the process of finding out what could be causing the pain and she told me that she just got a new car.

Now, understand, I know what these toxins are doing and I told her that her new car’s interior was outgasing a load of chemicals. I also treated her ear with ear acupuncture and her pain disappeared by 90%. In a few days she was good as new: I had given her the homeopathic remedies for chemical toxins.

She just came in today racked with pain in her hip again. She tells me the story that yesterday she painted her daughter’s bedroom closet. She started at 3 PM and by 7 PM her hip was killing her. She did not use paint that had no volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) in it.

It even gets better. During the summer they had put a sealant down and she got the pain again.

Now, can she tell this story to anyone who would not think that she is goofy? That answer is no.

People, you need to understand how dangerous this stuff is and the amount of problems it causes. Unfortunately this is all below the radar screen.


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Detoxification Combination Homeopathics

A Xenobiotic is a material not produced by the body, and thus foreign to it. Xenobiotics is the terminology for isodes as described by the HPUS: isodes, sometimes called Detoxodes, are homeopathic attenuations of botanical, zoological, or chemical substances that interfere with homoeostasis. Xenobiotics are designed to assist with body detoxification by freeing toxins from binding sites in the body. Each Xenobiotic provides an array of isodes and other attenuated agents along with classical and non-classical remedies relevant to the intoxication or infection targeted by the product. Potencies of individual agents range from very low (2X) to very high (1000X), as appropriate in the blend and desired action of the formula.

  • Identify and remove causative factors and obstacles to healing
  • Improve cellular respiration for increased energy
  • Strengthen your system so it can tolerate toxin elimination
  • Improve drainage
  • Draw out toxins by stimulating the immune system.

How You Can Avoid Diabetes and Its Debilitating Effects

In the mid-1980’s scientists at the Rockefeller Institute published a research paper called “The Glycation Theory of Disease.” This research effectively killed the 30-year belief that it was cholesterol and fat that were at the root of many diseases. The theory proposed that blood sugar would bind tightly and irreversibly to the body’s tissue proteins.


When a bond forms then that “glycated protein” binds to the one next to it and a chain reaction forms whereas the body becomes glued together,losing its elasticity. Blood vessels become clogged, inflammation products arise damaging tissues even further. In 2008, there are now more than 5,000 research papers implicating blood sugar as the cause of most degenerative diseases.


It appears that it never was cholesterol and fat that were the causes of disease, it was blood sugar. But the medical doctors, scientists, and people of the world have been led to believe in the dangers of cholesterol and fat. An enormous pharmaceutical industry has grown in response to these mistaken beliefs.


Recent research is only coming around to the idea of the dangers of glucose and the debilitating effects of the glycation process. In fact, ask people if they’ve ever heard of glycation and you’ll likely get 0 out of 100 people. That shows how entrenched the cholesterol theory is in the minds of the population.

The emerging role of endocrine disruptors in pathogenesis of insulin resistance

Endocrine disruptors or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) represent a highly heterogeneous group of molecules found in the environment or in consumer products. Toxicology and epidemiology studies have suggested the involvement of diverse EDCs in an increasing number of metabolic disorders, including insulin resistance (IR) and IR-related co morbidities, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and polycystic ovary syndrome. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), another IR related condition, is emerging as a significant public health concern, affecting 30-45% of the general population in the Western world. To evaluate whether EDCs may also play a role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD, we reviewed the literature on well-studied EDCs, such as dioxins, bisphenol A, phthalates and other persistent organic pollutants, in relation to pathways that might contribute to the pathogenesis of fatty liver / NAFDL. This is yet another explanation for the explosion in diabetes.

Current dietary recommendations create an environment that is conducive to glycation. Recently I read the dietary recommendations that personal trainers were to provide to their clients and the “expert” advice was to consume 50-70% of one’s total daily calories as carbohydrates. That’s absurd and dangerous.


Today there is emphasis on the idea that there are good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates and this is reflected in the junk science called the glycemic index. This index argues that different foods can have differing effects in the rate of rise of blood sugar and that this is somehow meaningful to glucose control.


Even the American Diabetes Association has refused to accept the glycemic index as an effective means of controlling blood sugar and regulating diabetes.


It appears, then, that blood sugar control cannot occur while following the dietary recommendations of our medical elite.

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Diabetes Has Multiple Causes but Persistent Organic Pollutants is the Main One

“How Can You Get Control Over Diabetes”

The Burden of Diabetes

Population projections are that people diagnosed with diabetes could increase to about 18 million persons by 2020. The financial burden on the health care system is enormous.

What causes type 2 diabetes is the most frequently asked question and there are few satisfactory answers. This question has stumped medical and scientific researchers for many years. But, despite all that’s not known, there is general agreement that type 2 diabetes is tightly associated with obesity.

Insulin resistance, defined as the limited ability of insulin to cause blood sugar uptake into cells, is a primary problem in Type 2 diabetes. Further, the pancreas, which releases insulin, breaks down in diabetes, releasing less insulin.

Today, most people rely on the advice and guidance of their medical doctor for diabetes treatment. Blood sugar control is the main treatment option. Recommendations to control bodyweight and to exercise are top on the list of priorities. Guidelines have existed for years and have been published by the American Diabetes Association.

Dietary recommendations follow those that have been popular for decades now: key dietary advice is to reduce fat intake to less than 30% of total daily calorie intake and to reduce saturated fat. There’s an emphasis on eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products.

A Poorly Understood Cause

Everyone knows that diabetes is associated with obesity, probably because obesity causes diabetes. However, thin people also become diabetic. A clue to why is provided by the correlation between diabetes and what are called “persistent organic pollutants” (POPs). POPs are man-made organic compounds, usually pesticides, such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans.

A 2006 study using NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2002) data found very strong associations between levels of these chemicals and diabetes. For example, a risk ratio of 30. These associations persisted even when the data was stratified in all sorts of ways. The scariest result came from people who had BMI greater than; 25. Looking only at such people, those above the 90th percentile for amount of POPs had 16 times the risk of diabetes as those below the 25th percentile. Here is something associated with thin people getting diabetes.

Does the association exist because POPs cause diabetes? You might argue that POP exposure is correlated with poverty (poor people are more exposed), poor people exercise less than rich people, and lack of exercise causes diabetes. However, Agent Orange exposure among soldiers is associated with diabetes. That is unlikely to be due to confounding with poverty or lack of exercise.

Everyone has these chemicals in their body, but almost no one knows how much. I don’t know if I’m in the 10th percentile or the 90th percentile. If I’m in the 90th percentile, what can I do about it? A good place for self-measurement and tracking.

Can you really control your diabetes by eating this type of diet? The facts are that the astounding increase in the rate of diabetes suggests that this dietary method will fail to control diabetes and a lifetime use of drugs and insulin injections is in front of you.

Environmental toxins; POPs

The most important cause of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome is environmental. Something bad was introduced during industrialization and is increasing in the environment. We know that it is noninfectious; the usual suspects are “POPs.” POPs are defined as “chemical substances that persist in the environment, bio-accumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment” by the Stockholm Convention. It identified 12 POPs initially and subsequently added 9 more. (Diabetes Metab J 2011)

Cardiovascular diseases, eye disease, circulatory disease are all associated with the diabetic state. It’s clear that medical recommendations for controlling diabetes have failed.

There’s got to be a better way!

In simple words, what’s being used now is not working. I argue that it’s precisely the recommended diet that prevents people from controlling diabetes.

And since obesity and overweight are tied tightly to diabetes, then we have to find a better way to control weight and blood sugar.

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