The Good News About Diabetes : Preventing and Reversing Diabetes the Natural Way
Part of the video transcript:
00:49 Hello and welcome to “Health for a Lifetime”
00:51 I’m your host Don Mackintosh
00:52 and today we’re going to be talking about diabetes.
00:55 Do you have diabetes?
00:56 Does someone you KNOW have diabetes?
00:58 It’s a huge crisis in this country and around the world
01:03 that’s increasing and our specialist today,
01:06 the person we’re talking with is Dr. Tim Arnott…
01:08 And really, you’re a specialist in family medicine,
01:12 and also lifestyle medicine,
01:14 but you see a lot of diabetics at the
01:16 Lifestyle Center of America, is that correct?
01:18 We see well over 40% of our patients with diabetes.
01:22 And what exactly is diabetes,
01:24 and what kind of a problem is it
01:27 in our country and around the world?
01:29 Well basically, diabetes is having too much sugar
01:33 inside your blood… that’s the basic problem.
01:36 We need sugar but when you have TOO much sugar,
01:39 it causes a lot of problems.
01:41 There are 2 basic types of diabetes.
01:45 You see, in order to get the sugar inside the cells,
01:48 you need insulin.
01:50 So in type 1 diabetes, these individuals usually
01:54 young individuals, completely lose their ability
01:58 to make insulin.
02:00 In other words, that organ in the body, the pancreas
02:03 that makes the insulin, is completely knocked out,
02:06 and they’re not able to make ANY insulin.
02:08 So that’s type 1… That’s type 1
02:11 But that’s a minority of the individuals with diabetes,
02:15 only about 5% of those with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
02:19 Over 90-95% have type 2 diabetes.
02:25 Now, it has typically been called
02:27 adult-onset diabetes in the past,
02:30 but now we see type 2 diabetes showing up in younger,
02:34 and younger individuals, even in elementary school.
02:37 Is that right… do you see see people that young
02:38 at the Lifestyle Center?
02:40 Not usually… usually people come to us when they’re
02:44 starting to have side effects,
02:46 problems and real serious situations.
02:49 But in type 2 diabetes, the people have insulin,
02:54 they’re making insulin, but the body is not responding to it.
02:59 In other words, they have insulin right there
03:01 where they need it, but the cells are just not
03:04 responding to it like they should.
03:05 So here we have, your blood vessel, as that blood is
03:09 going through the blood vessel; it’s carrying insulin,
03:14 or the insulin carrying along whatever is needed
03:16 to get into the cell, but it can’t get in.
03:18 Is that what you’re saying? That’s right
03:19 There’s plenty of sugar, there’s plenty of insulin,
03:23 but it’s just not getting into the cell.
03:25 The cells are not responding to that insulin.
03:28 Do those that are… I assume that there at the
03:32 Lifestyle Center of America, you are saying…
03:35 Look, for these types of individuals that are diabetics,
03:38 they need to get back to simple foods as grown;
03:41 that, you know, are released slower into the bloodstream
03:45 and whatnot, and this helps their diabetes, is that right?
03:47 You talk about the vegetarian diet. Absolutely!
03:51 You know, the genius of the vegetarian diet is that
03:56 the plant foods, as they come from nature, are full of fiber;
04:01 they’re full of water and they are relatively LOW in calories,
04:06 especially the beans, the vegetables, the salad items,
04:10 the grains… and when you eat these foods,
04:13 you can actually FILL UP and feel SATISFIED
04:17 without getting too many calories…
04:19 The part of the problem in diabetes is that we get
04:23 too many calories coming in to the body,
04:25 and the cells start to fill up with this energy,
04:29 in the form of fat, typically,
04:31 and the MORE of the energy that comes into the cells,
04:34 the less the cell can bring in that energy.
04:37 In other words, it starts to
04:39 DECREASE its response to the insulin.
04:41 But, as you start to take on a diet where you’re not
04:44 taking in so many calories, a plant-based diet,
04:47 you’re actually starting to LOSE weight,
04:50 the energy starts to DECREASE out of the storage compartments,
04:55 …so to speak, and the cells wake up and they start to
04:58 respond to that insulin and the blood sugar goes down.
05:01 Do vegetarians ever develop diabetes?
05:05 Well this is an interesting idea because we would THINK