"Eating for Health"

Proudly sent to you by Dr. Stephen W. Hayman Of

Healthy Transformations

"Discover Your Best You"

Nutritional Assessment & Dietary Coaching available by appointment.

Monthly Newsletter December, 2011

In this month's "Eating for Health" Newsletter I would like to address a most important issue, Diabetes in America. New diabetes cases are rapidly increasing all around the world but especially here in America. There have been hundreds of books written about diabetes and new ones are being written every year as welearn more about this most troublesome health condition. The rate of increase of diabetes is truly epidemic as the figures below will show!

In 1985, the best data available suggested that 30 million people had diabetes worldwide. Fast-forward 15 years and the numbers were revised to just over 150 million.Today the number is closer to 300 million and the prediction if the current rate of growth continues unchecked; the total number will exceed 435 million in 2030.

Although these figures are world-wide, in this newsletter I will be speaking only of Diabetes in America. I will give facts and figures about how diabetes is impacting our country both economically and medically. After we review these facts I will present you with some natural action steps to help prevent diabetes from becoming part of your future or if diabetes is already a reality for you, some things you can do to improve your diabetic condition or even cure your diabetes. YES, I did say CURE your Diabetes!

India is the country with the most people with diabetes, with a current figure of 50.8 million, followed by China with 43.2 million. The United States ranks third with 26.8 million. The economic burden suffered by the United States because of this all too common condition is a whopping $198 billion annually! A diabetic patient is worth more than $1,000,000 in their lifetime to doctors and drug-makers. Faced with these escalating medical costs and millions of new diabetic cases on the horizon doesn't prevention make since. We need to get serious about preventing diabetes and it starts with one person at a time. So if you are fearful of becoming a diabetic, and you should be, then please read carefully and put the advice I am going to share with you to work for yourself and your family.

There are 3 types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body destroys its own insulin-producing cells. People with type 1 diabetes require daily injections of insulin to survive.

Type 2 Diabetes:

The majority of all diabetes is type 2 diabetes (85%-95%), which in many cases can be prevented. People with type 2 diabetes cannot use the insulin they produce effectively, but can often manage their condition through exercise and diet, although many go on to require medication, including insulin, to properly control blood glucose levels. It is estimated 60% or more of type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented. Type 2 Diabetes is diet related NOT genetic!

Gestational Diabetes:

Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and affects about 4% of all pregnancies. It increases complications for mother and baby. While this type of diabetes usually returns to normal after the birth, the mother has a significant risk of developing permanent diabetes while the baby is more likely to develop obesity and impaired glucose tolerance and/or diabetes later in life. Self-care and dietary changes are essential in treatment.

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes represent a serious health threat. Diabetes claims four million lives every year and is a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and amputation.

So what can you do to avoid diabetes or control it if you are already diabetic?

From this point on in the newsletter when I speak of diabetes I am speaking of Type 2 diabetes. This type is also sometime known as "adult-onset diabetes" or "non-insulin dependent" diabetes.

Please make no mistake; the primary cause of diabetes is the consumption of the high-carbohydrate American diet. So the cause of diabetes in America is found on the supermarket shelves. We eat diets loaded with processed foods, cereals, breads, sweets, and everything processed with corn syrup --- all of which are nothing more than sugar. When you endlessly flood your body with sugar on a daily basis, your body's mechanism for removing sugar from the bloodstream and utilizing it in your muscles and cells eventually breaks down or wears out. And when you combine this chronic flood of sugar with nutritional deficiencies that damage your muscles and pancreas, you have a diabetes epidemic. This is what's happening in America today. It is a simple as that!

One of the very unfortunate consequences of the American diet, extremely high in carbohydrates, is the constant spikes in blood sugar that American's experience throughout the day. Because of these spikes in blood sugar your pancreas makes higher and higher levels of insulin (the hormone that regulates blood sugar) which results in high levels of inflammation throughout the body.

OK, so we have higher levels of inflammation. What's the big deal? The BIG DEAL is inflammation is the primary cause of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and most other chronic degenerative diseases. This is why Diabetics have so many of these degenerative diseases as complications of their diabetic condition.

Trust me when I say that becoming diabetic opens the door for a plethora of unwanted health complications. It is worth working hard to change your diet to avoid ever being a diabetic. NOT SURE I'M RIGHT. Ask a diabetic!

Take a look at the diagram below showing the steps from a high-carbohydrate diet (Standard American Diet) to Diabetes and then we will discuss the "diabetic cure" that may await you with the right nutritional approach.

You will see that a High Carbohydrate diet leads to ---- High Blood Sugar, which leads to---- High Insulin Levels, which leads to ---- Fat Storage, which leads to ---- Obesity, which leads to ---- Diabetes!

WOW! Not a pretty picture is it. But you can stop this beginning at your next meal. Keep reading, I will tell you how.

HOW THE TYPICAL AMERICAN DIET LEADS TO DIABETES

You do not have to be a victim of this progressive fall from good health to fighting diabetes every day.It will take significant changes in your life-style, but the effort is worth it.

LET'S TALK CONTROLING OR POSSIBLLY CURING DIABETES!

Here's what you MUST DO!

  • 1.) You must eat whole, natural (nothing in a package) foods.
  • 2.)Take the right natural nutritional supplements. 3.)Exercise your muscles hard!

Three easy steps, is all. OK, so these steps are not easy for most of us, but if you are desirous of better health, improving your diabetic condition, or avoiding becoming a diabetic these steps are extremely important. The action steps outlined below are the only way to beat diabetes!

I have seen patients that have stopped their diabetic progression, reduced or eliminated their need for medication, or have experienced a cure of their diabetes with this nutritional approach. If you are very diligent with this dietary approach to diabetes you can expect amazing changes for the better in 3 to 12 months.

  • 1.) You must eat whole, natural (nothing in a package) foods. The best diet to accomplish this is the Mediterranean Diet (which is the healthiest diet in the world). This diet consists of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, olives & olive oil, lean sources of protein such as poultry and fish, and should be very low in dairy products, pasta and bread. You MUST stop the processed foods that you are eating now!
  • 2.) Take the right natural nutritional supplements. Many of you may be taking synthetic vitamin supplements and I will tell you that these will not work and may be making you diabetic condition worse. Listed below are the basic whole food nutritional supplements you will need:
  • Diaplex (3 caps 3 times per day) from Standard Process. Cataplex GTF (2 tabs 3 times per day) from Standard Process. Min-Tran (4 tabs per day) from Standard Process. Fish Oil (1600 mg per day) from Biotics Research or Nordic Naturals.

  • 3.) Exercise your muscles hard! The only way to train your body to utilize sugar more efficiently and to lower your blood sugar levels is to exercise your muscles hard. This will reduce your blood sugar, reduce your insulin levels, and allow your body to use sugar efficiently and decrease your risk of vascular disease, cancer, blindness, neuropathy, amputations and early death. A great exercise program for exercising at home or at the gym is the "Slow Burn" exercise program. A good workout will help stabilize your blood sugar for up to 5 days. Order a copy of "Slow Burn Fitness Revolution" by Hahn, Eades, & Eades on Amazon.com today. If you check your blood sugar at home regularly, then begin working your muscles hard and you will be amazed at the change in your average blood sugar readings. If this doesn't convenience you then nothing I say or write will.

Taking the above mentioned supplements and eating whole food will not work without this important step of weight bearing exercise.

The health damage done by uncontrolled diabetes will shorten your life by just about as many years a long-term smoking. So for those of you with Type 2 Diabetes, this means that the inability to change your diet and exercise regularly could cost you 6 to 10 years of life. DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!

For those of you that would like to discuss these natural treatments for Type 2 Diabetes I am available for nutritional coaching. The natural whole food nutritional supplements mentioned above are available in my office. For the best results in treating diabetes with this approach a knowledgeable coach will increase your chances of success.

Should you have questions about the topic discussed above please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me at 386-956-1668. I am here to help. You can also visit my website at www.drstephenhayman.com. You will find earlier newsletters archived there to help you continue to educate yourself about healthy living.

Vital Life Solutions 820 W. New York Ave. DeLand, FL. 32720

I am currently accepting new patients for nutritional assessment and dietary coaching.

Have a Healthy Day!

Dr. Stephen W. Hayman