There is a good news:
Diabetes can be completely naturally cured and reversed in a relatively short time through 3 steps:
1. By Immediately Applying A Radical Lifestyle Change which, when it comes to cure such dangerous diseases, has to be strictly observed forever.
This lifestyle has been described in my 19-Point Guideline For General Health and there is quite a strong possibility that just a few months of this lifestyle change, together with a reasonable calories intake restriction, will totally reverse the disease.
2. By Doing The Organ Cleanses which are necessary to detoxify the body and should be taken all at the beginning of any cure and then a least once a year. Detoxification is an important premise to heal from any disease. You cannot cure if you do not detoxify first.
3. By Taking Magnesium Chloride Supplement
Nowadays magnesium is most often obtained from seawater.
Magnesium supplementation is the best natural remedy for diabetes disease.
Magnesium should be taken everyday by everyone such is the importance of this mineral, not only for people affected by diabetes disease, because of its vital role in hundreds of enzyme systems and functions related to reactions in cell metabolism.
After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium is the most important element needed by our bodies. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and it is necessary to regulate all three of them.
Magnesium is a basic building block to life and is present in ionic form throughout the full landscape of human physiology. A necessary element for all living organisms both animal and plant.
According to Dr. Norman Shealy “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.”
Million of people in the western world suffer daily from magnesium deficiency withouteven knowing it
In fact, magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests as only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
And most doctors and laboratories don’t include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know if their patients are deficient in magnesium. So because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of people suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive and the wrong drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.
Symptoms Of Magnesium Deficiency
First symptoms of deficiency can be subtle –, or muscle muscle twitching,’ leg cramps, foot pain, can be the first sign because most magnesium is stored in the tissues
- Suggestive early warning signs of magnesium insufficiency:
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Persistent under-eye twitch
- Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
- Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness
As deficiency worsens, possible manifestations of magnesium deficiency include:
- Low energy
- Seizures (and tantrums)
- Poor digestion
- PMS and hormonal imbalances
- Inability to sleep
- Muscle tension, spasm and cramps
- Calcification of organs
- Weakening of the bones
- Abnormal heart rhythm
And signs of severe deficiency include:
- Extreme thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Frequent urination
- Sores or bruises that heal slowly
- Dry, itchy skin
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurry vision that changes from day to day
- Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
- Frequent or recurring skin, gum, bladder or vaginal yeast infections
As you can see, those are the same symptoms for diabetes. Many people may have diabetes for about 5 years before they show strong symptoms. By the time they show those symptoms, they already have eye, kidney, gum or nerve damage caused by the deteriorating condition of their cells due to insulin resistance and magnesium deficiency.
It can be said that magnesium deficiency is synonymous with diabetes and at the root of many cardiovascular problems.
Magnesium deficiency is a predictor of diabetes and heart disease both
Diabetes mellitus is associated with magnesium depletion, which in turn causes more metabolic complications of diabetes like vascular disease and osteoporosis and it is directly connected to the inability of insulin to increase intracellular magnesium during insulin deficiency or insulin resistance.
Diabetics are always thirsty which is their body’s response to excessive urination. Excessive urination is the body’s attempt to get rid of the extra glucose in the blood.
The body needs to dump glucose because of increasing insulin resistance and that resistance is being fueled directly by magnesium deficiency.
Diabetic thirst is initiated specifically by magnesium deficiency with relative calcium excess in the cells.
Oral magnesium supplementation reduces dehydration and maintains an optimal balances of electrolytes.
Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity thus lowering insulin resistance.
Magnesium And Insulin Need Each Other.
Without magnesium, our pancreas won’t secrete enough insulin–or not enough efficiently–to control our blood sugar.Without insulin though, magnesium doesn’t get transported from our blood into our cells where it is most needed.
In a study of Dr. Jerry Nadler of the Gonda Diabetes Center at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California, 16 healthy people were placed on magnesium-deficient diets. Their insulin became less effective at getting sugar from their blood into their cells, and they became insulin resistant.
Insulin resistance is the first step on the road to both Diabetes and Heart Disease.
Without magnesium, our pancreas will not secrete enough insulin -or the insulin it secretes won’t be efficient enough to control our blood sugar.
Insulin is secreted by groups of cells within the pancreas called islet cells. Insulin has many functions in
- It regulates the following:
- Magnesium levels in our body
- Calcium levels in the body
- Liver functions
- Blood sugar
- Blood lipids
- Excess nutrients (from glucose, carbs and calories) and converts them to fat
- Muscle building
- Protein storage
- Sodium levels
- Cell division
- Growth hormone
- Sex hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone
- Cholesterol in the body
- Fat in our body
- Lifespan—Lower insulin levels equate to a longer life.
Diabetes/Heart Disease Connection
Magnesium in our cells helps the muscles to relax but if the cells are resistant and can’t store magnesium then the body loses magnesium which will cause the blood vessels to constrict, affecting an increase in blood pressure.
This helps us to understand why declining magnesium levels and declining insulin efficiency create a strong connection connection between diabetes and heart disease
Magnesium and insulin work strictly together and need each other. Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity thus lowering insulin resistance. Without magnesium, our pancreas won’t secrete enough insulin, and without insulin, magnesium doesn’t get transported from our blood into our cells where it is most needed.
So insulin resistance and magnesium depletion result in a vicious cycle of worsening insulin resistance and decreasing in intracellular Magnesium.
When magnesium levels fall, adrenalin and insulin secretion increases to compensate
Magnesium helps correct insulin resistance, which is the fundamental defect that characterises the pre-diabetic stage, metabolic syndrome and even full blown diabetes and heart disease.
Several studies have shown that, daily oral magnesium supplementation substantially improve insulin sensitivity by 10% and reduce blood sugar by 37%.
Magnesium Supplementation Methods.
The best dietary sources of magnesium are found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, peas, beans, and cereal grains in which the germ or outer layers have not been removed. A diet high in fat may cause less magnesium to be absorbed. Cooking may decrease the magnesium content of food.
To obtain enough of it for diabetes treatment, magnesium must be supplemented through both transdermal (through the skin, using liquid magnesium chloride -magnesium oil) and oral methods, in the form of Magnesium chloride because the stability constant of magnesium chloride is equal to zero, thus making it more bioavailable and more potent than other forms of magnesium.
Many things affect magnesium absorption through the gut no matter what form of oral supplement, especially digestive problems, the presence of drugs taken by the sick person in the, and perhaps more importantly, fact that magnesium supplements share a common tendency to create a laxative effect in the bowels.
Besides t would take a long time (even a few months) to normalize magnesium levels by oral assumption in a person who is heavily magnesium deficient.
Magnesium absorption relies heavily on magnesium’s staying power in the intestine–at minimum 12 hours. If transit time is reduced to less than 12 hours, the percentage of magnesium absorbed will be drastically impaired.
The Greatest Benefit Of Magnesium Chloride Oral Supplementation is due to the vital role that chloride has in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Insufficient production of hydrochloric acid (HCl), due to various disorders that affect the stomach, or due to individual differences or reasons unknown can result in a number of health issues related to metabolism and nutrient absorption.
As we age, production of HCl in the stomach declines, often dramatically, and is nearly always left undiagnosed. Its consequences can be:
- Mal-absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- Failure in proper digestion.
- Increased susceptibility to unwanted bacteria, viruses, and yeasts passing through the gut.
- Oral magnesium chloride’s supplementation has the benefit of helping to reduce those problems.
- I would use mainly oral assumption if the purpose of supplementation is to maintain regular levels of intracellular magnesium.
You can take up to 1 gr/day of fine magnesium chloride flakes dissolved in a glass of water, in divided doses through the day, with meals. Start with a 0.5 gr/day dosage then build up.
So transdermal magnesium therapy, made with magnesium oil, speeds up the process of nutrient just as fast as intravenous methods do, so it is particularly indicated for sick people who need magnesium to fight disease.
- Transdermal delivery provides some important advantages over oral and intravenous delivery:
- avoid the risk and inconvenience of intravenous therapy;
- bypass the liver which is always the first-drug elimination pass;
- provides less chance of an overdose or underdose.
Application Methods For Transdermal magnesium Therapy:
Body spray: Spray all over the body after a shower, before bedtime or anytime.
Massage: Massage 2-3 times a week. Massage also softens and opens the skin, is absorbed even more readily and promotes relaxation.
Bath: Use 1-3 times a week. Add 3-7 cups of magnesium bath flakes to very warm water before bedtime. Especially for great relaxation, relief of aches, and to promote sleep.
Foot bath: Use daily. Improves circulation in the legs and help heal ulcers.
Compress: Cool for inflammations and recent injuries tissues with painful swollen tissue. Very warm compress for chronic nagging aches, muscle tension, or back pain, to relieve a tension headache and a migraine. To relieve locally aching muscles after strenuous exercise using one part magnesium oil or flakes to 3-4 parts water or even use pure magnesium oil. Soak a cloth, apply on the area, wrap around with a cling film and then with a warm scarf. Leave on for 1-3 hours or even overnight.
Gargle, mouthwash: Mix with warm water (1:3 ratio), gargle or rinse mouth in case of infection. Will strengthen both teeth and gums.”
Warnings and Contraindications
We have to always consider that in isolation and in too high a quantity anything can become a problem. There has to be a balance between minerals, trace elements, and large amounts of magnesium used to treat disorders.
The body eliminates naturally excess magnesium amounts unless there are serious problems with kidney function.
Usually magnesium excess occurs when it is supplemented intravenously in very large doses and given too rapidly.
The balance of calcium to magnesium has to be kept in the range of 1:1 to 2:1. If you take more magnesium than calcium, then you are going to upset your calcium balance.”
According to scientists from the University of Helsinki, the present average sodium intake, (approximately 3000-4500 mg/day) in various industrialized populations, is very high, that is, 2-3-fold in comparison with the current Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) of 1500 mg.
At the same time, the present average potassium, calcium, and magnesium intakes are remarkably lower than the recommended intake levels (DRI).
In the U.S., the average intake of potassium, calcium, and magnesium is only 35-50 percent of the recommended intakes. There is evidence that this imbalance -high sodium intake/low potassium, calcium, and magnesium intake, produces elevated blood pressure in a big portion of the population.
For some people -especially children, a rash could develop from the application of magnesium oil at full strength directly to the skin. You could feel a painful burning. If this happens just wash off the oil quickly. Then use it diluted 50/50 with distilled or mineral water; and as your body gets accustomed to the magnesium, its concentration can be increased.
Anyway, always start with low dose and work up gradually. Watch for any kind of uncomfortable reaction which is a sign to lower the dosage or concentration.
Because magnesium is regulated and excreted primarily by the kidneys, individuals with impaired kidney function and with severe renal insufficiency are at higher risk for adverse effects from magnesium supplementation and should avoid magnesium supplementation or approach it very carefully starting with very low dosages.
The most common cause of excess magnesium is renal failure. Other causes include the following:
- Excessive intake
- Lithium therapy (medications for treating bipolar disorder)
- Addison’s disease
- Familial benign hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FBHH). (A family history of hypercalcemia w a urine calcium to creatinine ratio <0.01, and urine calcium <200 mg/day).
- Milk alkali syndrome (a syndrome is characterized by high blood calcium caused by taking in too much calcium and alkali supplements taken to prevent osteoporosis. If untreated, milk-alkali syndrome may lead to kidney failure)
Symptoms Of Excessive Magnesium
Signs of excess magnesium occur with long-term use of magnesium supplements and laxatives. They include:
- Changes in mental status,
- Loss of appetite,
- Muscle weakness,
- Difficulty breathing,
- Extremely low blood pressure (a sharp drop of it, together with respiratory paralysis indicates severe magnesium intoxication)
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Disappearance of the patellar reflex (also called knee jerk), is a useful clinical sign to detect the onset of magnesium intoxication
Certain drugs increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Taking these medications for long periods of time may contributes to magnesium depletion. And many antacids and laxatives taken in large doses can lead to magnesium excess in the blood (hypermagnesemia, elevated levels of magnesium)
Doxycycline, Minocycline and Tetracycline Hydrochloride. Magnesium makes them less effective. Take magnesium supplements 1-3 hours before or after ingesting doxycycline.
The diabetes drugs Glipizide (Glucotrol®) and Glyburide (Micronase, Glynase, Diabeta) taken with magnesium further lower blood sugar causing blurred vision, shaking, hunger, sweating, headache, skipped heartbeats, confusion, nervousness and extreme tiredness.
Neurontin, and anti-seizure medication and, also frequently used as a mood stabilizer and behavioral drug and for migraine headaches, taken with oral magnesium “binds Mg in the gastrointestinal tract and results in a malabsorption of both oral Mg and Neurontin”
Ponstel, a NSAIDS drug for pain and PMS based on mefenamic acid, taken with magnesium may increase the amount of mefenamic acid absorbed leading to an increase in side effects.
Other Useful Supplements
Other complementary supplements.
Useful support in the fight against diabetes, they are:
A great help to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes is in Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). It does this by protecting the insuline-secreting cells of the pancreas from free radical damage caused by autoimmunity. Also ALA improve glucose control both in type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
ALA is a powerful anti-oxidant that will alleviate the damaging effects of diabetes (heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney damage, and neurologic injury. If ALA is taken as soon as diabetes is diagnosed nerve damage can be prevented.
Safe even in large doses. 300 to 500 mg of ALA has to be taken three times a day with meals. It has to be taken with a multivitamin because at the highest dosage it depletes the body storage of biotin, an essential vitamin.
DHA (decosahexaenoic acid)
DHA is a component of fish oil, reduces inflammation and is vital for healthy blood vessels. Do not take EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) another component of fish oil because it thins the blood too much and suppresses immunity.
CURCUMIN and QUERCETIN
These are two flavonoids, to be taken together and dissolved in oils to enhance their effect, dramatically reduce inflammation. Curcumin specifically prevents the proliferation of leaky blood vessels in certain tissues which causes kidney failure and diabetic retinopathy, the damage to the retina from long term diabetes.
NATURAL VIT E
Take the best natural vitamin E, that which contains mixed tocotrienols with high amounts of gamma-type E, an anti-inflammatory component which does not contain vegetable oils. Take one 200 IU capsules twice a day with food.
This is an extract of French maritime pine bark which protects the blood vessels and helps to ward off typical diabetes complications: heart attack, strokes, peripheral vascular disease. Take one 150 mg dose of pycnogenol twice a day.
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Until next time.