Diabetes: A Four-Step Approach to Treatment
By Michael Biamonte, CCN
Much has been written about diabetes, so this article will only address new data that I feel should be more broadly known by practitioners and patients.
Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s mechanism for controlling blood sugar. The pancreas is the main gland that controls sugar. The pancreas produces and releases a hormone called insulin, which carries sugar to the cells and encourages its use as fuel. Insulin also carries sugar to fat cells and encourages its storage as fat. In someone with diabetes, this mechanism fails, causing blood sugar levels two to six times higher than normal.
Medical treatment of diabetes generally is limited to reducing starches, sugars and total calories, along with prescribing insulin injections or oral drugs to help lower blood sugar. Insulin injections are usually reserved for more extreme cases.
In clinical nutrition, many vitamins and minerals have been cited as effective in the management of diabetes. The B-complex vitamins have always been used for diabetes treatment, as they help convert food to energy. The mineral zinc is essential to pancreas function, as it is involved in insulin production. Chromium, another mineral, has long been known to boost insulin utilization by the cells. Vanadyl sulfate, a recent discovery, has been found to greatly enhance the effects of insulin and help regulate fat.
There’s a lot of data available about these and many other nutrients for the management of diabetes. However, in order to better understand and try to reverse the disease, other factors need to be taken into account. Parasites, toxic minerals, mineral imbalances or deficiencies, medications, the American diet, allergies, obesity, hypothyroidism, pineal insufficiencies—all these factors can play a part in diabetes and must be identified and addressed. I explore them at length on my website (see my bio below), but I’ll summarize my solutions here.
The Four-Step Solution
This is always my favorite part of an article—providing solutions. In this case, it’s a checklist for determining if a diabetic can be helped by alternative treatment.
Anyone diagnosed with diabetes should be tested for every one of the above factors to see which apply. That’s what happens at my offices. We’ve had people test positive for all or none of those factors. Usually, it’s most of them.
We begin by having the person do a seven-to-twelve-day parasite cleanse, to make sure they don’t have Eurytrema pancreaticum. I know of very few people who wouldn’t benefit from a parasite cleanse.
After the parasite cleanses, we have the person do an intestinal cleansing program. We recommend this for several reasons, the most important being that unless the body is detoxified, it can’t properly absorb the nutrients it needs. We also adjust the person’s diet to increase the intake of raw food, which tends to assist the cleansing process.
At the same time, we also test for toxic metals and allergies and begin treatment if necessary, and address any nutritional deficiencies that might affect blood sugar. By now, weight loss will have occurred as a natural result of increasing raw foods and implementing the intestinal cleanse.
The last step involves balancing every gland and organ involved in the metabolism, along with every nutrient that the gland or organ uses. We do this based on a computer analysis of the entire body. The goal of this approach is simply to rule out every possible cause of diabetes and, in doing so, correct any causes found. By the time we finish, we will undoubtedly have a healthier body.
As time passes and more possible underlying causes are found, they can be categorized within these four steps and included in this program. That means that there is hope that something other than drugs can be an effective treatment for diabetics.
Michael Biamonte is a certified clinical nutritionist and the founder of the Biamonte Center for Clinical Nutrition, located at 2185 34th Ave., Ste. 14D, Astoria, NY. For more information about his four-step approach to treating diabetes, visit Health-Truth.com/diabetes-a-four-step-approach/.