12. How You Can Improve Your Overall Health
Many people think that once they are diagnosed as a diabetic they are doomed to a life of dependency upon drugs, and forced into a life of suffering from the general toxic effects of those drugs. However, this is not the case. The adoption of a healthier way of life would permit them to live to a ripe old age without drugs and their poisons. But the choice rests with the individual.
A fast is important to allow the body to rid itself of toxins. If you have been on insulin for more than two years, however, great care must be taken. The insulin dosage must be cut down very gradually. If there is a complete degeneration of the islets of Langerhans, you may be compelled to take minute doses of insulin for the rest of your life, but living healthier will keep you in better condition than the average diabetic. You will be able to escape the degenerative diseases that usually complicate diabetes.
Dr. Vetrano states, “For those who still have good functioning tissue, health can be regained and maintained. It is amazing what the human organism can do for itself in the way of rejuvenation of sick cells when poisoning is discontinued and toxemia is eliminated and a plan of care is instituted that provides the body with the primordial requisites of life.”
Dr. Shelton explains that once a person has become enervated, recovery of nerve energy needed for healing requires conservation of energy and removal of all enervating influences. He further says that improper eating is undoubtedly an important factor in the causation of diabetes, but most diabetics have many other unhealthful habits besides wrong eating, and all these habits must be corrected.
For those who cannot fast, recovery is still possible. While fasting is of great value in diabetes, it is more important that the diabetic learn how to live, learn what foods he can take, learn his limitations and learn to live within these, and that he fast. Recovery can occur only after cause has been removed and fasting is but one part of the process of removing cause.
The diet of the diabetic should be the same as for a healthy person. That is, raw ripe fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. At first, it may be necessary to eliminate dried fruits and some of the sweeter fresh fruits until a higher degree of health is achieved. On this diet, physiological functions will normalize and health will be restored as long as there is not any permanent destruction of tissues. In any case, a much healthier overall condition will be attained.
- Part I – Diabetes Mellitus
- Part II – Diabetes Insipidus
- Part III – Hypoglycemia
- Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Diabetes Mellitus By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Diabetes