Nu­tri­tion ‘dogma’

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

Re­nal fail­ure, neu­ropa­thy, de­men­tia and Alzheimers (type 3 di­a­betes), os­teo­poro­sis, retinopa­thy, hear­ing im­pair­ment, am­pu­ta­tions and pre­ma­ture death. These are but a few of the mal­adies that fol­low type 2 di­a­betes that all too of­ten man­i­fest in pa­tients who have fol­lowed the pro­to­cols of ortho­dox medicine.

All of these dis­eases have a com­mon pathol­ogy, a dis­sem­i­nated ar­te­rial dis­ease, pre­cip­i­tated by a rise in serum glu­cose.

They also have a com­mon cause, in­sulin re­sis­tance or hy­per­in­su­line­mia, a con­di­tion not cov­ered in de­tail in our med­i­cal schools be­cause its res­o­lu­tion con­flicts with the ortho­dox treat­ment now pre­scribed, namely ex­oge­nous in­sulin ad­min­is­tra­tion into a body that is al­ready pro­duc­ing ex­ces­sive amounts.

Both ex­ces­sive glu­cose and in­sulin in the blood is toxic and ex­oge­nous in­sulin to an al­ready in­sulin re­sis­tant re­cip­i­ent ex­ac­er­bates the pathol­ogy.

What pre­cip­i­tates this chronic rise in in­sulin pro­duc­tion — high sugar and car­bo­hy­drate di­ets. The ob­vi­ous treat­ment is a car­bo­hy­drate re­stricted diet but not rec­om­mended by the Min­istry of Health or Di­a­betes NZ!

Dr Cathy Stephen­son’s "tips for empty lunch­boxes" (Do­min­ion Post, Oct 24) re­flected this in­grained dogma shared by most al­lopaths. Her carbo hy­drate loaded lunch­box is a sure trig­ger for in­sulin re­sis­tance in those that have that pre­dis­po­si­tion. Not one men­tion of nour­ish­ing fats that are es­sen­tial to de­vel­op­ing brains and a su­pe­rior source of en­ergy com­pared to glu­cose.

DAVID RUDDLESDEN

Rau­mati Beach

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