The age old saying: “You dig your own grave with your teeth”, is not far wrong. Organic destruction follows long periods of wrong food selection.
There is one disease caused by wrong eating which does not return; it just stays with you. That disease is diabetes, a very definite dietetic disease.
The diabetic makes the same mistake made by the non-contageous skin disease victim; not liking, or not eating the sour alkalizing foods. This is true whether you are constipated, or not constipated.
Approximately eighty-five percent of all diabetics are constipated; fifteen percent are not. Here again, you will find that those who are constipated are those who do not like, or do not eat enough sour or fat foods. This definite pattern of dislike for one or the other of these two types of food carry on into other dietetic diseases. We repeat that the start of most dietetic diseases, and particularly diabetes, is not what you eat so much as what you do not eat. Following an organic breakdown from what you do not eat, you arrive at the point where foods you do eat hurts you.
At this point, you diabetics may think about, and want to know why you do not get some kind of skin disease instead of diabetes. It is the common understanding that excessive use of sugars and starches cause diabetes. The question in your mind, therefore, is a good one.
But, it is not correct to state that the diabetic gets his particular disease by eating too many starch and sugar combinations. If this were true, the diabetic would have pimples, eczema, psoriasis, and various skin infections. Also, if carbohydrates were the entire cause of diabetes, then the Japanese and Chinese people would have more diabetics per hundred thousand population than any two countries in the world. But Japan and China have the least incident of diabetes, and they practically live upon rice, a very starchy vegetable. However, they also eat roots, greens, herbs, and fruits. They do not eat many combinations of grease and starch.
The answer to why the diabetic does not get skin disease: and in reverse, why a person with chronic skin disease does not get diabetes, brings clear the fact that the diabetic eats far less sugar and starch than the fellow with skin trouble. But, the diabetic does eat a far greater amount of fat and protein foods with his starches than does the person with skin disease. Such a revolutionary statement must have a logical explanation. The writer will try and make it clear to you readers why this must be true.
Excessive amounts of carbohydrate foods will, of course, not be entirely digested. The human body can handle just so much of this type food and no more. Any excess carbohydrate, before elimination can take place, may produce a putrifactive acid gas by fermentation in the heat and moisture of the colon. This, as has been stated before, causes food poisons to be eliminated by the skin. Most skin trouble can be caused by UNDIGESTED food poisoning, if the trouble is non contageous.
Diabetes is caused by the ALREADY DIGESTED foods which the body can not burn up because its media of flame has been destroyed, or the digested food acts like a green log in a flame. This action is no doubt due to the lack of alkali in the digestive system.
The liver and body muscles store your digestive carbohydrates in the form of glycogen in readiness to use and burn. When the body cells call for energy, the liver is supposed to alkalize the glycogen and transform it to glucose; aided by the insulin of the pancreas. Both the liver and the pancreas need alkali to make this carbohydrate change. You diabetics do not have this alkali be-cause you do not eat enough foods which make it.
The main reason why you do not possess sufficient alkali to prepare your carbohydrate foods for burning to produce heat and energy is that you do not eat enough tart, alkalizing foods. The secondary reason, and maybe the straw that breaks the camel’s back, is the manner in which you handle your proteins. The proteins of meat, egg, wheat, and the casein of milk must be transformed into amino acids before you can utilize them. But, in making the amino acids, there is a product called aceto-acetic, or diacetic acid, formed. This diacetic acid must be neutralized by your alkali to force a break-up into water and carbon dioxide which are eliminated.
The diabetic, therefore, is produced by two heavy eating of protein and fat, with carbohydrate, and without a sufficient intake of tarts, vegetables, and leafs. In other words, too little alkali is the main reason for diabetes.
Science says that blood sugar is due to the direct failure of insulin production in the pancreas; that insulin failure is the cause of the liver failing to change glycogen to glucose correctly. This, then is why you are a diabetic. Or is it?
This same science says that the different steps involved in the transformation of glucose to glycogen, and its storage in the liver, are somewhat obscure. If this is so, then the steps by which the liver changes glycogen back to glucose for body cell burning, are also obscure. Which obscures which ?
The liver bile and pancreatic juice empty into the duodenum and the intestinal channels where most carbohydrate digestion takes place. The digested carbohydrate is absorbed into the portal blood carriers and taken to the liver where a process of refinement takes place, and a blood sugar, suitable for changing into heat and energy, is made.
The accepted theory for the cause of diabetes is insufficient pancreatic insulin. But, let us assume the liver must add an ingredient to the insulin before burnable glucose is made; or, again, let us assume that insufficient liver alkali prevents, or destroys, some insulin action, making it impossible for complete combustion of the sugar product. In either case, the liver may be as much at fault as the pancreas. Artificial insulin is absorbed into the blood stream and takes the place of body insulin which is not made, or is prevented from being used.
Carbohydrate digestion requires digestive alkali from the saliva of the mouth to the pancreatic and liver secretions. Digestive alkali is made by eating alkalizing foods. These foods are best in tart, leaf, and salad. Why do you diabetics refuse to eat them sufficiently?
Let us personalize the three carbohydrate workers, and call them Poormouth, Bumliver, and Droopypancreas. Poormouth never does a good supply job. Bumliver gets sore and says: “No man can do good work with no material; too little alkali and too little machine oil.” Droopy pancreas works hard at his job, but must have Bumliver’s help. When this help is not forthcoming, after a long time, Droopypancreas is slowed down and inefficient. That is where diabetes begins. Which of the three workmen are at greater fault?
The largest manufacturer of insulin in the United States says diabetes is hereditary. However, this is a further statement, quote: “The abnormality is largely dependent upon an actual, or relative, deficiency of insulin resulting from a disturbance in the function of the islands of Langerhans in the pancreas, or an interference with the action of insulin in the tissues.”
Your doctor instructs you how to put Poormouth back at work correctly. Insulin puts a crutch under the arms of Droopypancreas so he can keep going. But no one does much to Bumliver. He seems to be IN with the boss. He can lay down on the job, or he can interfere with the other men with impunity.
Two prominent physicians of New York City have recently (1948) made the discovery that the liver has a lot to do with causing diabetes, and they are advising huge doses of a vitamin liver aid with good results. According to their activity, old Bumliver is not laying down on the job; he is sick.
We would suggest Bumliver is not so sick as he is disgusted. He can not work without tools. You diabetics do not supply him with materials to make alkali. Alkali is his main tool. With this substance he can handle both carbohydrate and fat. With this tool he can help you prevent diabetes, gallbladder and other diseases.
You can eat more sour fruits and green vegetables to make more alkali. If you will do this, the liver can transform its stored carbohydrate into a product easily used by the pancreas enzyme, insulin. You can, also, quit eating combinations of grease and starch so that you will use less alkali. If you make more alkali and use less, you will have it when you need it.
Beyond your own efforts to watch your eating for liver bile benefit, you can ask your physician to give you a good liver stimulent containing the body’s own alkali. A little push and some good tools will make Bumliver a good worker again. Who knows? Maybe Droopypancreas can overcome his handicap and become a good worker again.