Dr. Neal Barnard Discusses Diabetes Causes & Cures

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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the pancreas stops making insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

What causes the pancreas to stop making insulin?

Dr. Barnard explains that dairy products are major triggers because the human body recognizes the proteins from cow’s milk as foreign proteins, so the body makes antibodies to destroy them.  Those same antibodies then destroy the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.

Type 2 diabetes — Affecting 22 million U.S. adults, is a disease in which the body makes insulin but becomes increasingly unable to use it because fatty cells are blocking the process. The disease is growing among children and teens from eating too much fast food, so it is no longer being called “adult-onset diabetes”.

What is the best diet to treat, reverse and even cure diabetes?

A low-fat, vegan diet.  For full details, read Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.

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