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How Black People Can Prevent and Treat Diabetes

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Next to Heart Disease and Cancer, Diabetes is one of the top killers of Black people. In America, Diabetes is 60% more common in black Americans than in white Americans. This means that Diabetes is has to do with lifestyle more than genetics, therefore it is 100% preventable. This article provides information on how Black people can prevent and/or treat Diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

The medical term for Diabetes is Diabetes Mellitus. It is the most common Pancreatic disease but it’s only one of the many diseases that’s associated with the pancreas. Other Pancreas diseases are; High Blood Pressure, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Arthritis, Infertility, Senile Dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

What causes Diabetes Mellitus?

Short answer: concentrated sweeteners flood the Pancreas and the Pancreas is not able to deal with concentrated sweetness so it collapses, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus. In other words, Diabetes Mellitus is the result of eating a high rate of Synthetic Carbohydrates such as White Sugar, Bleach White Flour, and White Potatoes. Honey and other concentrated sweeteners. These substances stress the pancreas when the Pancreas tries to get rid of the Carbohydrates by breaking them down to make sugar out of them.

The process involves the use of Insulin, which is a hormone that is made by the pancreas and Glucagon, which is another hormone. Insulin brings the sugar rate down while Glucagon brings the sugar rate up. When we eat a whole lot of Carbohydrates, which are mostly processed, it causes the Pancreas to try to bring the body’s sugar level down by squirting out Insulin. Eventually our body loses its ability to produce Insulin or recognize sugar when it’s in our blood.

Why is Sugar dangerous to our health?

White Sugar is a dehydrating food that starves the body. That is because in order to make White Sugar, Industry has to take out all the fiber, all the vitamins and minerals, and all the water that comes inside the Sugar Cane or Sugar Beets. When you eat white sugar, your body naturally tries to put back the water, the vitamins and minerals, and the Fiber that was originally in the Sugar Cane or Beet before it was processed.  

Your body then strips the moisture from your Cells causing Nerve to get damaged and fall apart. Eventually, what you’ll end up with is Senile Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, nerve damage related diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus. Rheumatism and Arthritis are also caused by Sugar pulling the moisture out of the Nerves in your joints and muscles.

Sugar also pulls the moisture out of the Eyes causing the nerves in the eyes fall apart. You end up becoming blind. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Black people and it also taxes the Kidneys because all the sugar goes through the Kidneys. The Kidneys try to dilute these concentrated sweeteners and loses its ability to dilute so you end up on Dialysis.  

How to prevent and /or treat Diabetes Mellitus

The simple answer is to get Sugar out of our diet but how can we do that when almost every food item on the market today is made using concentrated sweeteners? The solution involves using three techniques; exercising Self Discipline, changing your diet, and using a Step-Down process.

The first thing you must do to avoid suffering from Diabetes Mellitus is to consciously cut down on your Sugar intake. Change your Diet to eating foods with less refined Sugars. Eat as much natural unprocessed foods as you can and drink a lot of Water.

The next thing you must do is a little research to determine the different Sweeteners on the market and how they affect your health. Avoid foods made with certain alternative sweeteners like Aspartame and Nutra Sweet. Both are dangerous because they could cause Nervous system damage leading to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. What you want to do is to wean yourself of Sugar step by step by going from White Sugar to Brown Sugar to Honey and then to a sweet leaf called Stevia but eventually getting away from white sugar is the objective.

Finally, you must be self-determined to stick to the process. Sugar is a pleasure chemical that our Brain naturally craves in order to facilitate happiness. Natural Sugars once provided all the nutrients and pleasures we needed and craved but unfortunately, now that the Food industry is refining Sugar and creating new types of Sugars, excessive amounts of these Sugars have become extremely detrimental to our physical health.

Practice Sugar moderation, eat natural foods, and avoid processed manufactured forms of Sugars, and your chances of developing Diabetes Mellitus will become dramatically reduced.