November 2021 Volume 1 / Issue 173

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Editor’s Letter

A Misunderstood and Very Complex Condition

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a condition close to my heart as my youngest daughter has type 1 diabetes. Blood sugar regulation is so important and not just in diabetics. See the hard-hitting article by Professor Rashid Bhikha on the link between diabetes and heart disease next week.

Type 1 diabetes is insulin dependent and requires very close monitoring of blood sugar levels, careful calculations before injecting insulin after testing, carb-counting, considering activity levels and so much more.

 Most people are aware of the two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. But type 2 also has two types: type 2A (insulin excess) and type 2B (insulin depletion). Then there is the pre-diabetes condition (an insulin toxicity state). When pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, higher insulin levels persist for five to ten years or more. Over time, the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas become exhausted due to the over-production of insulin.

Sadly people with pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2 are kept in the dark about the crucial distinction between insulin-excess diabetes type 2A and insulin-depletion diabetes type 2B. And patients pay an enormous price for not knowing this distinction.

diabetes type 1 and 2

According to Prof Majid Ali: ‘A healthy diet with low insulin secretion is pro-health, pro-life- span, anti-heart-disease, anti-hypertension, anti-inflammatory disorders, and anti-cancer. In high pathological concentration, insulin is anti-health, anti-life-span, pro-heart-disease, pro-hypertension, pro-inflammatory disorders, and pro-cancer. The responsibility of the individual is to keep insulin levels in the narrow physiological roles. Testing blood sugar levels and ignoring insulin levels fan the fires of epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Test blood insulin and prevent and reverse diabetes.’

Here Prof Ali is referring to type 2 reversal. There is still no cure for type 1.

Enjoy another issue jam-packed with good information and solutions to better heath.

THANK YOU TO OUR EXPERTS

Our authors receive no payment or any other form of remuneration from us or from the industry. They take time out from their busy schedules to write articles – and then we insist that they meet our deadlines, submit extra references, answer endless queries from reviewers and copy editors, and respond to the letters we receive from you, our readers. Here’s to all of them! May their tireless and tremendous efforts bring them well-deserved rewards.

Yours in Healthy Living

Daleen Totten Signature

Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumours

By |2021-11-03T13:28:30+00:00August 23rd, 2020|

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The supposition that wireless communication devices such as cell phones could be carcinogenic has become a reality as a US government laboratory study has shown that radiation from cell phone use is linked to brain tumours. Scientific American reported that ‘the findings present some of the strongest evidence that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of rats.

Self Medication with Homeopathy

By |2021-11-03T18:03:44+00:00November 1st, 2021|

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In acute conditions treating oneself or one’s family with homeopathic remedies can be extremely effective and perfectly safe, even for pregnant women and newborn babies. This is because homeopathic potencies are highly diluted, energised substances prepared according to specified and standardised pharmaceutical methods.

Back to our Tomato Roots

By |2021-11-03T11:19:17+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

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Executive chef Christiaan Campbell and horticulturist Megan McCarthy talk about how best to grow and enjoy tomatoes. Overdose on tomatoes when they are in season, so that at the end of the season you don’t want to see another tomato. And then you can’t wait until mid-summer until the tomatoes are ripe. I don’t necessarily agree with importing our food out of season.

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