Everything we eat eventually turns into sugar, in particular, glucose. This glucose courses through our veins and gives our bodies the energy it needs to perform and function. Some foods are made up of simple carbohydrates and they get into the blood stream faster than a complex carbohydrate, for example.
We all have a pancreas that releases insulin to adjust and process the amount of sugar that is in our bloodstream. When the pancreas isn’t working properly, it has a difficult time releasing that insulin into the bloodstream at the proper rate and dosages. (A healthy blood sugar level is between 70-100 when fasting. In a diabetic, the acceptable level is considered OK when it is as high as 130.) When the pancreas doesn’t release enough insulin or any at all, a person will end up having too much blood sugar. This is called hyperglycemia or diabetes. If the pancreas releases too much insulin, the condition is called hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. (Interestingly enough, both conditions require a similar diet.)
So… why is too much or too little glucose in the bloodstream a bad thing? If the glucose level in the bloodstream is off in any way, it can cause some side-effects like lethargy, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, excessive thirst, frequent urination, etc. If it goes untreated, this imbalance can have serious effects on the kidneys, eyes, brain, circulation, heart…the list goes on and on.
Individuals with diabetes have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and limb amputation. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure! 25.3 million Americans suffer with diabetes (8.3% of the population). 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes. 347 million people, worldwide, have Diabetes which is double from that of 30 years ago! From looking at these few statistics, it is evident that Diabetes is on the rise and the conventional MDs haven’t a clue how to lower these rates! (If they do, they certainly aren’t letting us in on the answers!) Clearly, diabetes can contribute to many other serious health issues. Decreased circulation, limb amputations, blindness, kidney failure, and stroke are at an increased risk when one has diabetes. It is a serious health issue and it is on the rise in America!
There are articles that suggest diabetes is an inherited disease or an autoimmune disease. However, there are studies that show that in identical twins, where one twin contracts diabetes and the other twin does not. This supports the idea that, perhaps, genetics isn’t the real cause at all. (After all, twins DO have the exact same genetic makeup!) Other studies suggest the cause could be viral or weather related. (One study pointed out that more cases of diabetes were diagnosed during cold weather and a higher percentage of diabetics live in colder climates. The conclusion suggested cold temperatures might be some kind of trigger for contracting diabetes! Hmmm!) The point is that these theories are simply…theories! And these theories are coming from conventional MD medicine and research.
Walter Mertz studied the effects of minerals in the human diet quite extensively. (He was the director of field research for the USDA.) In his studies, he published some of his findings in the Federation Proceedings Reports. He found that supplementation of chromium controlled blood sugar and reversed Type ll Diabetes in laboratory mice! His findings were in 1958! Could the diabetes epidemic simply be caused by a chromium deficiency? If so, why has this not been made public knowledge? Why are the MDs not sharing this valuable information?
In addition to that, research findings from the University of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada concluded that vanadium would replace insulin for all Type ll diabetics.
The estimated medical cost for treatment of diabetes in 2012 for the United States was an estimated $245 Billion! That’s Billion, not million! Let’s examine where the lion’s share of these costs went to:
- 43% went to hospital inpatient care.
- 18% went to prescriptions to treat the complications of diabetes.
- 12% went to diabetic supplies and anti-diabetic treatment.
- 9% went to physician office visits.
- 8% went to nursing and/or home care facility stays.
So…why aren’t the MDs sharing this critical information with the general public about chromium and vanadium?
We are one of the most advanced countries in the world! We have advanced technologies in many areas and we perceive that we have the best medical care in the world. Yet…with all of these advances in medicine and technology and improved food availability, diabetes and obesity are on the rise! We haven’t increased the life-expectancy of Americans at all! Continued research seems to have not helped us to get any closer to a cure or prevention! With all of these new advancements, Chromium nor Vanadium has EVER been mentioned!
However, fractionated nutrition is not all that effective. Chromium is very important in promoting healthy blood sugar, along with vanadium. Large doses of any single vitamin or nutrient, by itself, can be even harmful. The body can get thrown off balance that way. Along with chromium and vanadium, the body needs the other 89 essential nutrients to run efficiently and effectively. The body needs all 91…every day to run right. We are nutritionally deprived in this country! It is impossible to get all 91 essential nutrients from food alone. Supplementation is vital to ensure optimal health…including a healthy blood sugar balance!