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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More On The Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes

I came across a rather LENGTHY, however interesting explanation of the cause and cure of Type 2 Diabetes. It is several pages, and YouTube videos long with the last page being an order form for a rather pricey product. I have NO idea of how effective this particular product might be. There are ton's of testimonials, however over the years, I have become somewhat skeptical of big colorful testimonials.

I am not knocking this website, or I would NOT post it for your consideration. I am ALWAYS interested in looking at legitimate cures or supplements with a proven track record for success without side effects. The excerpt from this site that I am posting appears to be in line with what I have been preaching as to the possible root cause or contributing causes of Type 2 Diabetes.

LINK to Bios Life Slim Product:


Here's what happens in our bodies when Type 2 Diabetes develops.
The pancreas is a vital organ in our body near the stomach. Its main job is to produce the hormone, insulin. Carbohydrates stimulate the secretion of insulin more than any other component of our food.
Fast absorption-processed carbohydrates (There are also good slow absorption or 'complex' carbohydrates - They come from foods and liquids that haven't been refined in a food factory) in our food means that the pancreas has to work hard, and thus produces more insulin. If the pancreas is over-stimulated over a long period of time, it may become "exhausted."
Whenever we eat or drink, our bodies convert carbohydrates in our foods and liquids into a simple sugar called glucose, which is the fuel for our body's cells. This causes the glucose or sugar level in our blood to rise. In some instances, the more carbohydrates you consume, the higher your blood sugar rises. Your body then needs to metabolize this sugar and convert it to energy. This is where insulin and the pancreas come into the picture.
When your blood sugar rises after eating or drinking, your pancreas needs to produce insulin to help lower your blood sugar level. But that's a good thing, right? Yes, it is...
"So, what's the problem," you might ask? You'll soon understand.
The function of insulin is to help, or push the sugar from your bloodstream into the cells of your body, where the sugar (glucose) is then converted into your body's fuel (energy).
Here's where the problem occurs: On the outside of every cell, there are what we call "insulin receptors." These receptors act like guards, guarding the doorway into your cells. These guards (insulin receptors) regulate the amount of sugar that gets into your cells.
Your body's cells will only use the amount of glucose they require for fuel. Any excess glucose is stored in your body's fat cells where it is converted into free fatty acids. Once the glucose is out of your blood stream, insulin closes the doors to your cells, and slowly leaves your body.
When your body needs more energy, and there is no food handy, it turns to your fat cells and the free fatty acids stored inside them. The free fatty acids leave your fat cells and go right back into your blood stream to feed all of your body's other cells. They don't need insulin to open your cells' doors, so your pancreas doesn't have to produce any insulin this time. That's why they're referred to as "free" fatty acids, and that's how our bodies are designed to naturally burn fat.
This natural process of storing fat when you have too much glucose and burning fat when you don't enough glucose, is how our bodies were designed to work. In a perfect world, eating a perfect diet, everything in our body works perfectly. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, and most of us don't even come close to eating a perfect diet (a diet without all of the processed foods and liquids).
As a result, we don't benefit from this natural process very often. Instead, our body suffers by storing too much fat, and rarely, if ever burning any.
After many years of consuming a diet that is high in nutrient-depleted, fast absorption-processed carbohydrates (bad carbs), and because it takes longer for insulin to leave your body after its done its job... Your body can't access the free fatty acids to convert them into energy while insulin is still in your body... You get hungry or thirsty again; you eat and drink more processed carbohydrates in the food and liquids you consume that cause both your blood sugar and your body's insulin to spike again... And as this vicious cycle continues, a condition called "insulin resistance" eventually sets in.

The insulin resistance can get so bad that your pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin to push the blood sugar (glucose) into the cells. The blood sugar then rises out of control resulting in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is simply an extreme case of insulin resistance...
Another problem that occurs in about half of all Type 2 Diabetics, is called "beta cell burnout." Beta cell burnout develops when your pancreas has been so overworked over the years producing insulin, that the beta cells in your pancreas which produce insulin, stop producing it altogether, or at a much decreased level, and not enough to help push the glucose into your body's cells.
Unfortunately, there's more.

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