Diabetes and Obesity relief-2017!

  • How to get Healthy
  • First let’s define Health=
  • Dictionary
  • the state of being free from illness or injury.
  • a person’s mental or physical condition.
  • I believe Health is the balance of a persons
  • physical
  • mental ,
  • Emotional
  • spiritual well being!
  • So poor health is
  • An imbalance of the person
  • Physically
  • Mentally
  • Emotionally
  • Spiritually
  • So to restore health you need to find the cause of the imbalance

 

  • How do you find the cause
  • Talk to you the patient and find out what happened (I take 1 hour for an first appointment).
  • Try to find the root cause of your poor health
  • Then maybe run tests to confirm my suspicions
  • Blood tests
  • Food Sensitivity tests
  • Treatment prior to test results coming back
  • While we wait for test results or maybe we do not need to run any tests, I will often prescribe simple changes where possible.
  • Add healthy foods
  • Drink water
  • Move/exercise
  • 1 or supplements to help the main concern for why you came.
  • Breathing or emotional freedom info (tapping)
  • Detoxify
  • Why do I try these simple changes
  • Adding foods can
  • Eliminate pain by adding more fruits and vegetables.
  • Increase energy
  • Move the bowels
  • Improve moods
  • Balance blood sugar, weight and reduce pain
  • Why do I try these simple changes
  • Drink water, why?
  • Water can heal you on it’s own because
  • Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.
  • brain and heart =73% water,
  • lungs =83% water.
  • skin =64% water
  • muscles and kidneys =79% water
  • bones = 31% water

 

  • Water for pain Relief
  • Write down how bad the pain is out of 10.
  • Then drink a bottle of water (=2 glasses) and see what the pain is like in ½ hour.
  • If no change,
  • drink ½ bottle of water (=1 glass) every ½ hour for up to 3 hours or if pain is tolerable stop before 3 hours.
  • Most pains are cut in half within 30 minutes!

 

  • Movement
  • Move/exercise
  • Improves sleep- getting to and quality of sleep.
  • Improves mood and mental health.
  • Reduces Heart Disease and Cancer risk.
  • Helps weight loss or maintains your weight.
  • Decreases the risk of Type II diabetes.
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles.
  • Decreases stress.
  • (# 1 cause of disease- up to 80% of patients reported uncommon emotional stress before disease onset. Autoimmune Reviews. 2008 Jan;7(3):209-13)
  • Increases Your chances of living longer!!

 

  • Supplements or herbs are used to:
  • To help restore you of re-balance the main concern for why you came.
  • Magnesium for constipation
  • Apple cider vinegar for heartburn or to dissolve plantar warts.
  • Castor oil and calendula to dissolve scars.
  • Blood sugar lowered with chromium or gymnema
  • Decrease high blood pressure with herbs.
  • Low B-12
  • Low Iron
  • Low vitamin D

 

  • Breathing or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) info (tapping)
  • Breathing to reduce stress, anxiety or fall asleep
  • Breathing –using Diaphragmatic breathing or deep breathing where air enters the lungs and the chest rises and the belly expands during this type of breathing.
  • Breathe in for 8 seconds
  • Hold for 8 seconds
  • Release for 8 seconds.
  • Repeat until relaxed.   If need energy hold breath for 16 seconds.

 

  • Emotional freedom info (tapping)- demonstrate
    Website https://eft.mercola.com
  • EFT is very easy to learn, and will help you:
  • Remove Negative Emotions
  • Reduce Food Cravings
  • Reduce or Eliminate Pain
  • Implement Positive Goals
  • EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments, but without the invasiveness of needles.
  • Simple tapping with the fingertips onto specific spots on the head and chest while you think about your specific problemand voice positive affirmations.
  • This tapping and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the emotional block – from your body –thus restoring your mind and body’s balance to optimal health.

 

  • Detoxify
  • This is a whole other lecture!
  • In short
  • To detoxify means to eat less so the body has a chance to repair.
  • Extreme Detox=Fasting
  • is one of the oldest therapeutic practices in medicine.
  • Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “Father of Western medicine,” recommended fasting as a means for improving health.
  • Detoxifying
  • Is the process of eliminating and metabolizing unwanted chemical compounds (toxins) that can disrupt normal bodily functions.
  • To eliminate these toxins so that normal function may begin in the organs or systems being affected.
  • Toxin is anything that causes irritation, harm or destruction in the body.
  • Toxins can come from external and internal sources (i.e. Food, Chemical, Liquid, Air).

 

  • Healthy Weight Loss
  • You need to build on the positive
  • Example of Someone with Excess Weight:
  • Mental Health/Thinking is good = 20/25
  • Emotional Health is good = 21/25
  • Spiritual Health is contented = 22/25
  • Physical Healthà More Weight than we want & has Sore Joints and Love Handles= 13/25

 

  • What is our true Health Rating= 76/100= 76%
  • Which is good…..
  • Versus “Oh my Good I’m Obese”= a Big STRESS
  • Stress can cause you to gain or lose weight
  • Sudden, noticeable weight loss can happen after a stressful event, although it can also be a sign of a serious illness.
  • It’s normal to lose a noticeable amount of weight after the stress of changing jobs, divorce, redundancy or bereavement.
  • Weight gain can follow the loss and/or may also be due to the stress becoming chronic.
  • This can lead to an increase in the stress hormone called Cortisol (hormones are chemical messengers.

 

  • Weight Gain and Stress
  • The bottom line?
  • “More stress = more cortisol = higher appetite for junk food = more belly fat,”
  • What is going on?
  • STRESSà Elevated cortisol..
  • body will not let go of weight…
  • thinks you’re in danger & needs the reserves
  • Leads to Pancreas and Liver working poorly
  • Insulin and Sugar levels are messed up creates carb/sugar cravings and possibly Diabetes (coming up soon)

 

  • What Else is going on?
  • Low
  • Iron,
  • B-6 (i.e. low Protein intake à crave carbs),
  • B-12,
  • Folic Acid,
  • Mal-absorption, Parasites, POOR DIGESTION,
  • Mineral Imbalances (low Chromium, Magnesium, or Zinc) à makes you tired so you eat.
  • Adrenal Glands (Make adrenaline and other hormones à if shot your exhausted and try to eat for energy).
  • Food Sensitivities and on and on……

 

  • Real Change in Weight Loss
  • The Only way to change a behavior that seems to work is to:  
  • Substitute an alternative behavior for the problem behavior
  • The behavior needs to be replaced with a behavior you enjoy to be maintained!?!
  • Replace overeating Food with exercise, positive affirmation, relaxation, healthier foods, hugs… etc…
  • Weight Loss 101- simple ways to lose weight- Take 1
  • Eat every 5 hours (hours 3 and 4 you burn fat as fuel source).
  • Eat protein with each meal= size of palm
  • Walk or exercise.
  • Reduce stress and improve sleep
  • Herbs are great for anxiety/stress
  • Relora or L-theanine, Kava (do not take if depressed)
  • Brain Calm-GABA, Glycine, inisitol(from Douglas Labs)
  • Sleep support
  • Prolonged release melatonin or Herbal Formula

 

  • Weight Loss 101- simple ways to lose weight-Take 2
  • Eat for only 9 or 6 hours of the day
  • From hours 12-15 and 15-18 you burn fat
  • And lose more and more weight with every 3 hours past 12 hours of not eating.
  • Eat from 8am to 5pm or 9am -6pm only.
  • Also try everything in take with regards to WALKING/MOVING,stress reduction and sleep.
  • ALSO àFor Health : How we think is So Important
  • Therefore How do we Change The Messages we Give ourselves
  • Journalling
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Rocks
  • Positive Affirmationsà
  • Pick a sentence with meaning to you and repeat it 10 times while looking at yourself in the mirror, Morning, noon and night for 21 days and it will become your reality.
  • “”I am taking care of myself, I am healthy”
  • “I am a worthwhile person, and I am enough!”
  • “A study of 500 men and women who lost over 200 lbs. and kept it off for over 5 years” (1996)
  • Don’t deny yourself favorite foods – just deny large portions.
  • Expect failure but keep trying.
  • Weigh yourself often (Daily if possible).
  • High carbohydrate, low fat diet. (N.B. Good Carbs, Bad Carbs and Good Fats, Bad Fats)
  • Exercise one hour per day.
  • Add little bits of activity into your daily routine.
  • Eat five meals per day.

 

  • I’ll Help You Find the Cause
  • A complete medical history for 1 hour.
  • Full Lab Workups to find the cause:
  • Local Labs in Ontario (Thyroid, Iron etc)
  • Dry Blood Cell analysis- A visual to help find the cause by looking at *your* blood
  • Food Allergy Testing and/or
  • Food Intolerance Tests
  • Shows which food(s) your body cannot digest, which lead to fermentation and putrefactionà which causes toxic blood leading to Disease
  • Other things to Consider
  • Sugar cravings =regulated by Chromium.
  • Salt Craving =reduced by taking: Diluted salt=Nat Mur 6X
  • Sleep more- Decrease stress/cortisol- Give the General a rest (Liver is the General in TCM)
  • Melatonin can be used to restore normal sleep cycles
  • L-Theanine- an Isolate from Green tea to reduce stress.
  • 5-HTP or Griffonia extract can be used for cravings and moods.
  • Eat when hungry.

 

  • Why The Obsession with Weight?
  • Health
  • Vanity…We Wanna Look Good …J
  • With Excess Weight à Disease risks are increased:
  • Diabetes
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Almost any other disease process is made worse by excess weight
  • Disclaimer
  • Nothing contained herein is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The materials contained in this presentation are for educational purposes only, and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario does not endorse or express any opinion as to the validity of the information or advice contained in this talk. Consult with your knowledgeable health care provider (I.e. Naturopathic Doctor) to determine which and what amounts of vitamins, minerals, food supplements, dietary plans, or exercise programs would be beneficial for your particular health needs. If you are using any medications, you must consult with your physician and pharmacist to determine if any vitamin, mineral, nutrient, chemical, phyto-chemical, herb, botanical, juice, drug, or food may be contra-indicated.
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Diabetes= Any disorder characterized by excessive urine excretion.
  • Over 6 Million people in Canada have Diabetes (9.2%)
  • As many as 11 million (29%) have pre-diabetes.
  • Cost to health-care system= $3.4 billion
  • Almost 1 in 3 Canadians have or will become diabetic!!!
  • Diabetes reduces lifespan by 5–15 years.
  • Diabetes is also associated with
  • Depression, Blindness, Foot ulceration, kidney & heart disease.

Type I Diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and kills the beta cells of the pancreas.
  • And the pancreas is unable to produce insulin.
  • Sugar builds up in the blood instead of being transported by insulin into cells and used as energy.
  • Type 1 diabetes generally develops in childhood or adolescence, but can develop in adulthood.
  • Type 1 diabetes is always treated with insulin.
  • Approximately 10 % of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
  • AKA Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)

 

 

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • 90 % of diabetics have type 2 diabetes,
  • which is easily treatable, naturally.
  • This can occur when the
  • pancreas does not produce enough insulin or
  • when the body does not effectively use the insulin that is produced.
  • Problem is with the body= NEEDS REPAIR!
  • Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood,
  • AKA àNon-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM)
  • Diabetes can lead to Problems
  • If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in complications, such as:
  • Vision Loss
  • Nerve damage= Peripheral neuropathy- burning feet
  • Heart disease
  • Impotence
  • Kidney disease = which can actually be corrected by whey or vegetarian protein in diabetics.
  • Question: Are these all the same disease!?
  • Reversing Diabetes
  • A diabetic person’s system is out of balance, and therefore …
  • Reversing diabetes involves re-balancing the diabetic patient.
  • So you really need to look at the person
  • physically,
  • mental, emotional and spiritual stresses.
  • These stresses lead to inflammation which can damage organs such as the pancreas (which you will see shortly)
  • Diabetes-Emotionallyà (From Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Emotional stressesà (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

  • Anger can affect the Liver=
  • leads to a difficulty balancing blood sugar….
  • Anxiety or Thinking Too Much affectsPancreas=
  • pancreas makes insulin which lowers blood sugar. IF “pancreas is stressed” sugar can rise.
  • Solution to repair pancreas=Pancreas Glandular or Extract.
  • B. The pancreas also helps digest your food!!

 

 

  • Reversing Diabetes
  • Therefore, one area that is critical to reversing diabetes is digestion.
  • By improving digestion the patients pancreas is less stressed, both physically and then emotionally, because as they get healthier they change the way they see themselves
  • So their anger, anxiety and thinking too much will decrease as the body goes back into balance, and therefore their
  • Energy, sleep and overall well-being improve.
  • Reversing Diabetes
  • Type II easier to rebalance than a Type I,
  • because it is rebalanced by digestion, diet, lifestyle and supplements.
  • Lifestyle will also include how you feel
  • Physicallyà Walking/Exercise ability,
  • Energy,
  • Digestion,
  • sleep, etc..
  • This is one area I will help you with. I can also help with…
  • Rebalancing a Type I diabetic
  • So that they use less insulin in true type one or
  • Go back to being non-insulin dependant if they were a Type II before
  • Some resources for you to read or watch include:
  • Richard K. Bernstein, uses a very very Low Carb Diabetes Diet.
  • Bernstein is a Type I diabetic himself.
  • His book is called “The Diabetes Diet”
  • Don Colbert-Reversing Diabetes-book
  • Raw for 30 days- DISCUSS RAW FOOD DIET

 

  • Raw Diet Benefits Also Include Protection From
  • ALL Cancers
  • All Diseases
  • Why do I say this??
  • Because Every disease you treat by addressing digestion, diet and lifestyle plus other things which I’ll touch on later has one common resultant: The Patient Feels Better:
  • More energy, Better sleep, less pain, happier!
  • How Does this Magically Happen
  • You need to find the cause.

 

  • What does this mean?
  • It means you have to know what you are dealing with:
  • Therefore:FIND THE CAUSE

 

  • My Help to Find the Cause
  • We find out your food sensitivities
  • Food Sensitivity or Intolerance Test…
  • IgG Food Test from LifeLabs.

 

  • Hypoallergenic diets to meet an individual’s needs.
  • Food elimination for 2-4 weeks
  • Followed by food reintroduction
  • Supplements for Diabetics
  • Lymphdiaral can drop sugar 3 points with 5 drops!!
  • GLA and Acetyl-L-carnitine for Diabetic foot pain.
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Chromium
  • Vanadium
  • Gymnema sylvestre= “Destroyer of sugar”-
  • Bitter Melon
  • Magnesium (insulin resistance if low)
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid or Liver Herbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Zinc, Folic Acid, Niacin
  • Pterocarpus marsupium = regenerates pancreatic beta cells, which make insulin!

 

  • A review of the hypoglycemic effects of five commonly used herbal food supplements.
  • Fenugreek and composite supplements containing emblica officinalis (Indian gooseberry,)
  • showed the most consistency in lowering fasting blood sugar (FBS) or glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in diabetic patients.
  • The hypoglycemic effects of cinnamon and Bitter melon-momordica charantia also exist.
  • The glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydate foods according to their effect on blood glucose levels.
  • Top 10 Low glycemic foods

 

  • Grapefruit. With a GI of just 20, grapefruits are about as good as it gets.
  • Soy products. Soy is a great source of protein and have plenty of fibre,
  • Low-fat Yogurt. Some brands of yogurt can have a GI as low as 16, as well as plenty of protein to keep you feeling satisfied.
  • Oats. Oats make a great breakfast food- they’ll keep you feeling energised all through the morning.
  • Apples. there are lots of versatile ways you can enjoy apples and get plenty of health benefits.
  • Multi-grain bread. the grains help to slow digestion and control your blood sugar levels.
  • Most vegetables.

 

  • Dietary fiber and Protein have a blood sugar lowering effect in diabetic patients.
  • Water-soluble fiber lowers blood sugarg psyllium, legumes, vegetables, and fruits–rich in water-soluble fiber.

 

  • A high-protein diet lowers blood glucose postprandially in persons with type 2 diabetes and improves overall glucose control.

 

  • L-cysteine
  • Free Radic Biol Med. 2009 Jun 15;46(12):1633-8. Epub 2009 Mar 26.
  • L-cysteine supplementation lowers blood glucose, glycated hemoglobin, CRP, MCP-1, and oxidative stress and inhibits NF-kappaB activation in the livers of Zucker diabetic rats.

 

  • Treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Supplementation
  • Diet and lifestyle- Food Intolerance Test
  • or eat a Raw Diet or soups or stir fry’s

 

  • To Get Help and Find the Cause
  • Stephen Maltais MSc, ND
  • 88 Dover Mills Road
  • Port Dover, ON.
  • 519-583-1234
  • DocMaltais@kwic.com
  • DoverNaturopath.com