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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
With Orthomolecular Nutrition
(Reproduced from my Posts in Medical & Health Groups on LinkedIn and Facebook )
It is strongly believed in mainstream medicine that Type 2 Diabetes is a “chronic and a hereditary disease”.
Nothing can be far from the truth.
Type 2 Diabetes is invariably a symptom of a massive intracellular nutritional deficiency.
If you suffer from blood sugar imbalance or are on diabetic prescription drugs or on insulin, it is time to very carefully read the information given below to know how to reduce these symptoms and possibly reverse this “disease”.
The three main mineral deficiencies that contribute to Type 2 Diabetes are:
If your blood report does not show optimum levels of these 3 minerals and they are typically at the lower end or mid range of the Standard Reference Range, it is time to begin correcting this situation and bring them close to the upper end of the range in your blood report.
Standard Reference Range
70 - 150 ug/dL ( 10.7 - 22.9µmol/L )
140 ug/dL ( 20.0 µmol/L )
1.8 to 3.0 mg/dL (0.7 – 1.2 mmol/L)
2.4 mg/dL (1.0 mmol/L)
4.2 to 6.8 mg/dL (1.75 to 2.8 mmol/L)
6.0 mg/dL (2.5 mmol/L)
0.1 to 0.5 mcg/mL (2.0 – 9.6 nmol/mL)
0.5 mcg/mL (9.6 nmol/mL
For this, the daily intake of organically formulated minerals (which are administered in a synergistic manner with other supporting nutrients) must be as per the following therapeutic doses:
Zinc – 60 mg twice a day for 2 to 3 months
Magnesium – 1000 mg in 3 or 4 equally divided doses for 6 to 12 months
Chromium – 1000 mcg for 2 to 3 months.
These are therapeutic doses of nutrition which are specifically formulated to penetrate intracellular spaces where the nutrition is really required. This is known as Orthomolecular Medicine. Doses mentioned above in mg are elemental weights. There are many other minerals besides the ones mentioned above that play an important role in the reversal of type 2 diabetes. Each of these mineral play an important function in the regulation of blood sugar and / or in the production of insulin.
Monitor your serum levels (preferably RBC levels) from time to time to ensure that you are actually raising the mineral levels to the upper end of the Standard Reference Range. Make sure to discontinue mineral supplementation for 7 days prior to drawing a blood sample to ensure that the values tested are the true retained values and are not skewed due to the recent therapeutic doses of supplements you took.
Also check your renal profile to make sure that the serum mineral values reported in your blood report are not falsely elevated due to poor filtration by the kidneys. To ensure your kidneys are working at optimum levels / efficiently, make sure your Renal Profile is as follows:
Creatinine < / = 0.8 mg/dL
Serum Uric Acid < / = 4.0 mg/dL
BUN > / = 12.0 mg/dL
If these values are at the higher end of the reference range, it is possible that your serum mineral levels will appear above normal when they are really deficient.
If your protein intake is very poor, the Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) value will be at the lower end of the reference range. When this happens, protein based tests like Creatinine will appear low and one may inadvertently pass this off as healthy kidneys when that is not the case.
If in doubt, about the efficient working of the kidneys, do a Cystatin C test. This is a more sensitive test compared to a standard renal profile. Again, this is a protein based test, so ensure adequate BUN levels to correctly interpret the results of this test. Optimum level is:
Cystatin C < / = 0.7 mg/L.
Fasting / PP insulin levels should also be monitored and brought to the 5 to 10 uIU/mL range. Organic chromium is very beneficial to help achieve this.
Vitamins are also necessary, but do not work efficiently in the presence of serious mineral deficiency. So it is important to correct minerals in conjunction with the use of vitamins for the treatment and reversal of Type 2 Diabetes. Vitamins that are essential for the treatment of diabetes are the entire B-Complex range of vitamins used in a synergistic manner with numerous minerals and other supporting nutrients.
The key to the reversal of type 2 diabetes is the synergetic administration of nutritional supplements at intracellular levels. This is known as Orthomolecular Medicine, a concept created by the Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling way back in 1968. Nutrition designed to efficiently raise intracellular levels is known as Orthomolecular Nutrition.
For reversal of diabetes, low cost supplements normally available in health stores are not suitable, as they are prophylactic doses and not designed for therapeutic use. They are also not capable of intracellular penetration. These prophylactic doses only temporarily improve serum levels and do not really help to alter RBC levels.
Once the above corrections are done to the nutritional profile of the patient, the age old techniques of healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction, life style changes, body weight release / fat reduction when in excess, begin to show more positive results and improve their capability from just maintenance to an ability to reverse type 2 diabetes.
References for further reading:
1 . Insulin / Body Fat Connection. How to reduce visceral fat?
2. “A scientific review: the role of chromium in insulin resistance” at:
3. Resnick L. M., Cellular calcium and magnesium metabolism in the pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension and related metabolic disorders. AM J Med. 1992 Aug 31;93(2A):11S-20S.
4. Barbagallo M, Dominguez LJ, Resnick LM, Magnesium metabolism in hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
AM J Ther. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):375-85.
5. Paolisso G, Sgambato S, Gambardella A, et al., Daily magnesium supplements improve glucose handling in elderly subjects. Am J Clin Nutr 55, 1161-1167, 1992.
6. White JR and Campbell RK, Magnesium and diabetes: A review. Ann Pharmacother 27, 775-780, 1993.
7. Djurhuus MS, et al., Insulin increases renal magnesium excretion: A possible cause of magnesium depletion in hyperinsulinaemic states. Diabetic Med 12, 664-669, 1995.
8. Consensus Statement, Magnesium supplementation in the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Care 19 (Suppl. 1), S93-S95, 1996.
9. Manganese and glucose tolerance. Nutr Rev 26, 207-210, 1968.
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Explanatory Notes to he above to ensure more clarity to what is said:
Since many days have gone by and it may be difficult for participants to remember what was discussed in the original post when this discussion was started, I am high lighting some important points in the original post for further clarity of the readers:
The "three main mineral deficiencies" mentioned in the discussion - zinc, magnesium and chromium are only mentioned as main minerals. It obviously means that other minerals not specifically mentioned are also of importance to this discussion.
Again it is mentioned in the first post to use "organically formulated minerals". So the use of formulations containing inorganic minerals (chemicals) such as zinc sulfate, magnesium carbonate or hydroxide, chromium chloride, etc. are not recommended here. As a matter of fact these inorganic compounds, found in many multi-vitamin/mineral supplements in health food stores are not recommended as they are poorly absorbed and retained in the human body and they are only prophylactic in nature. We need therapeutic doses capable of altering
intracellular nutritional levels. Here we have to resort to Orthomolecular Medicine.
Again these "organically formulated minerals" are required to be "administered in a synergistic manner with other supporting nutrients". This means that a plethora of nutrients (minerals and vitamins) are required to be administered in synchronicity. This is how nutrition is found in nature and we are trying to restore this balance back in the human body. We are not trying to create an imbalance in the body by administering say only zinc for instance.
In today's time, it would be foolhardy to stay in denial and continue to use organically grown food, knowing fully well that the nutritional value of our food supply has depleted to less than 25% of what it was just 50 years back, and try to reverse type 2 diabetes with food supply alone. If the nutritional levels in the soil worldwide have been depleted, we are left with no option but to then directly replenish the nutrition in our body and bring it as close as possible to what nature meant it to be.
Once we mentally accept that type 2 diabetes is due to a "massive intracellular nutritional deficiency" in the human body (and this can be verified pathologically), it is easy to see how this can be corrected and to come to a conclusion that type 2 diabetes is not a "chronic or a hereditary disease" but merely a symptom of severe malnutrition.
Words mentioned in parenthesis above, are actual words lifted from my original post and this commentary is created to give further clarity to what the original discussion was all about.
One of the goals of these posts is to create an awareness of the problem of the "shrinking value of nutrition in organically grown food" and to make people aware that the "nutrition in organic food is directly proportional to the depleted nutrition in the soil". This problem is more important than "global warming" (which will affect the lives of future generation to come), as it has right now affected billions of people worldwide and will continue to affect our future generations to come.
This discussion has been posted in numerous Medical Groups on LinkedIn as well as on Facebook to cover a population of over 500,000 readers including 250,00 medical practitioners.
Please help to take this message viral.
Type 2 diabetes is rarely due to lack of insulin and is more often a situation with excess of insulin being produced by the pancreas coupled with insulin resistance. Because the body has developed resistance to insulin, the patients tend to inject addition insulin into the body to get adequate blood sugar control.
Chromium deficiency at intracellular levels is the principal cause of insulin resistance and this is the most common cause (besides other causes) of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance needs to be alleviated by use of therapeutic doses of chromium with other synergistic nutrients.
Zinc plays an important role in the synthesis, storage and secretion of insulin. Zinc deficiency affects the ability of the islet cells in the pancreas from producing and secreting insulin.
Magnesium pla ys a central role in the s ecretion and action of insulin. Without adequate magnesi um levels within the bo d y's cells, control over blood sugar levels is impossible. Magnesium supp lementation is helpful in cases of glucose intolerance and insulin insensitivi t y. Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar by improving pancreatic function.
Besides the above, vanadium, the entire range of b-complex and many more nutrients need to be administered at intracellular levels to get good success rate in reversal of type 2 diabetes.
In short, a plethora of nutritional deficiencies need to be removed from the body to achieve a good success rate in the reversal of type 2 diabetes.
Again, all this should be coupled with healthy diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, stress reduction, etc to ensure good and long lasting results.
It normally takes about 3 to 6 months after starting a proper program at our center for intracellular correction to see the start of fall in blood glucose levels. In conjunction with the intracellular program we also do a very elaborate detoxification of all the excretory organs of the body and the liver followed by the rejuvenation of the entire digestive system. This is imperative as we need to create a good foundation to step up the absorption of nutrition from the supplements being administered and eventually from the diet which will provide prophylactic maintenance doses in the future (to prevent a relapse).
It can take about 18 to 24 months to completely wean the person of insulin and prescription drugs. The sincerity and confidence of the patient to let this happen is of paramount importance. Statistical success rates at our clinic for T2DM have been about 65% but are higher for hypertension at about 85% with a much lower time period of about 12 months.
Once the body begins to respond by manifesting falling blood sugar levels it is important to keep these at the upper end of the standard reference range to prevent the patient from going hypoglycemic. If insulin and prescription drugs like metformin are involved, I would first titrate insulin downwards in very gradual stages, while daily monitoring and recording of Fasting and PP blood glucose levels. This also allows the pancreas to begin the healthy process of producing its own insulin which may have undergone some reduction due to the body’s own innate intelligence.
A close interaction between the physician and patient is a must, as they have to work as a team. For this the “concierge medicine” (annual retainer) concept of consultation is the best where the patient comes in each month for a one hour evaluation of everything including, diet, life style changes, exercise, etc. to support the program. Also, weekly telephone interactions help to keep the program on track.
Diet, exercise, life style changes, stress reduction, reducing body fat if in excess, etc. do all help to support the foundational nutritional corrections at therapeutic levels or delay the on set of type 2 diabetes for borderline cases.
Case study in Reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension – Combined Primary & Secondary, in case of chronic diabetic patient also suffering from hypertension for the last 15 years and whose blood sugar levels are out of control, in spite of a host of diabetic prescription drugs + 60 units of insulin and anti-hypertensive drugs.
In order to understand what can be realistically achieved through intracellular nutrition (Orthomolecular Medicine) over an 11 month period, please download and study the following case study recently documented at our Anti-Aging Center.
The implementation of the program is probably only 70% of what was recommended, due to logistic problems, but the motivation of the patient is high. This is a case in progress and will probably require another year to bring the number of prescription drugs + insulin down to the bear minimum or hopefully none at all.
This is the typical progress that is achieved at our health center in case of highly motivated patients.
Trust you will find this information useful.
For Case Study with progressive pictures of
Diabetic Foot / Gangrene Treated with Next Generation Stem Cell Therapy