Alternative medicine & getting a handle on diabetes

This blog will be continually "under construction" because it will be comprised of my personal collection of information about the diet-and-lifestyle-caused "disease" known as "diabetes", which means it will be updated on an ongoing basis as I discover more information new to me.

Several years ago, I was diagnosed first as "pre-diabetic", then as having Type 2 diabetes. For years I've wrestled with it, but only lately have I FINALLY decided to give it my very best shot. I started juicing, that is, making what is known as "green smoothies", and IN THREE DAYS have managed to cut my insulin dosage by 75%. That has inspired me to research the subject (using myself as a guinea pig) more seriously. That and several wonderful books, among them, "How to Get Well: Dr. Airola's Handbook of Natural Healing", written by Dr. Paavo O. Airola, N.D., Ph.D., "Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars", written by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, MD and "Death to Diabetes: The Six Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control & Reversal", written by DeWayne McCulley, and "There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program", written by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD.

Here are a couple of quotes from medical doctors which really caught my eye and started me thinking outside the box. It made perfect sense to me.

“As a doctor who has treated diabetes for nearly thirty years, I can tell you with certainty that the standard medical protocols and management of this illness are not only inappropriate, they’re absurd. In sharp contrast, Gabriel Cousens, MD, has developed a protocol for successfully restoring the health and well-being of diabetics, sparing them the pain and agony of unnecessary and inevitable amputations, obesity, blindness, and premature death. If followed, his advice in There Is a Cure for Diabetes provides diabetics freedom from their illness and enriches the quality of their lives.” — Daniel Nuchovich, MD, director of Jupiter Gardens Medical Center and Jupiter Institute of the Healing Arts

“"The major causes of diseases in our country — cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes — are not genetic factors, as so many people believe and use as an excuse, but diets and lifestyle factors. We have documented that unhealthy diet and lifestyle account for more than 80 percent of heart disease, 90 percent of type II diabetes, and more than 70 percent of stroke and colon cancer." ” — Harvard School of Public Health

At first I tried to control my diabetes with uneducated half-hearted changes in my diet. For example, I tried not to eat simple carbs (white sugar, white floor, white bread, pasta, pizza, etc. And while these sorts of concessions would register on my blood glucose meter, eventually I was using more Big Pharma medicine to keep my blood sugar level at least marginally under control.

On of the biggest revelations for me came after I had read a couple of books and was familiar with a little bit of professional diabetes jargon. When I went to my primary care allotropic doc, and tried to discuss the books I had read, he not only was unaware of them, but it was obvious he didn't even know what gluconeogenesis was, or even what the word "gluconeogenesis" meant. Now, I pretended not to notice and cause him to lose face, but I can tell you it was a real eye opener for me!

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The Bovine - "This blog is about rights issues around access to raw milk. Currently we’re following the ongoing saga of Michael Schmidt, Glencolton Farms and the community of cowshare members and cow lovers that has come together around this issue of raw milk access." See Ontario dairy farmers urge appeal over raw milk - The notion that the government can control what we eat is sheer autocratic insanity!

Real Milk - " Back in the 20s, Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today's milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high-quality dairy products was considered vital to American security and the economic well being of the nation. What's needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing, in short, a Campaign for Real Milk. See also Karen Selick: Got milk justice?

Dr. Gabriel Cousens' Reverse Diabetes Program - Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center - YouTube video

Natural Diabetes Cure: Lower Blood Sugar 20% in Two Weeks - YouTube video by organic chemist, Shane Ellison, whose website is at

There Is A Cure for Diabetes - Part 1 of 6 - YouTube video

There Is A Cure for Diabetes - Part 2 of 6 - YouTube video

There Is A Cure for Diabetes - Part 3 of 6 - YouTube video

Woody Harrelson Interview for "Raw for 30 Days" - YouTube video

Raw For 30 Days trailer - YouTube video

Raw for 30 Days new trailer - YouTube video

Eggology on Modern Marvels - YouTube video - Check out Eggology's website!

Questions on Raw Milk - YouTube video

How to milk a cow - YouTube video

The Whole Truth About Milk - YouTube video

Illegal Contraband, Raw Milk! Farmers Arrested, Wake Up America - YouTube video

Joel Salatin and the Winds of Change - Food Safety Legislation - YouTube video

Sissy Farmer (Joel Salatin on Forgiveness) - YouTube video

Bloomberg: Interview and discussion with Joe Salatin of Polyface Farm - YouTube video

Joel Salatin - Healing the Planet one plate at a time Part 1 - YouTube video

Joel Salatin - Healing the Planet one plate at a time Part 2 - YouTube video

Joel Salatin: "How to Eat Well AND Save Our Planet" (interview with CTV Regina)
- YouTube video

The Polyface Farm DVD Trailer - YouTube video

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms Provides Pork for Chipotle - YouTube video

Milk The Deadly Poison WATCH THIS!!! - YouTube video - The "milk as poison" in this video refers to "gubmint"-approved, store-bought, pasteurized & homogenized