Diabetes Is Not A Disease Of Blood Sugar

Dr Ron Rosedale

A disease is never a disease of the individual part. Diabetes is not a disease of blood sugar, osteoporosis is not a disease of calcium. Heart disease is NOT a disease of cholesterol. A disease is caused not by the breakdown of the part itself, but corruption in the instructions to that part, a disruption in the unity of the whole.

Why do cells become insulin resistant?

Cells become insulin resistant because they are trying to protect themselves from the toxic effects of high insulin. They down regulate their receptor activity and number of receptors so that they don‘t have to listen to those noxious stimuli all the time. It is like having this loud, disgusting music played and you want to turn the volume down. You might think of insulin resistance as similar to sitting in a smelly room and pretty soon you don‘t smell it anymore because you get desensitized.

What happens when you take insulin?

If you drip insulin into the femoral artery of a dog, which Dr. Cruz did this in the early 70s by accident; the artery will become almost totally occluded with plaque after about three months. The contra lateral side was totally clear, just contact of insulin in the artery caused it to fill up with plaque. That has been known since the 70s and has been repeated in chickens and in dogs; it is really a well-known fact that insulin floating around in the bloooccludedd causes a plaque build-up. They didn‘t know why, but we know that insulin causes endothelial proliferation. This is the first step as it causes a tumor, an endothelial tumor.

Reversing diabetes by people eating only 600 calories a day?

Recently there was an article in a large English newspaper about reversing diabetes by people eating only 600 calories a day. The USA did this years ago to prove that people could not live like this - thus diabetes type II is not reversible.

The Rosedale diet can give the same beneficial effects of caloric restriction without calorically restricting, and yes, type II diabetes IS reversible.

What do the American Diabetes Association and Cadbury Schweppes have in common?

The ADA [American Diabetes Association] was severely criticised in 2005 after its chief scientific and medical officer [Dr. Richard Kahn], speaking to Corporate Crime Reporter, said "What is the evidence that sugar itself has anything to do with diabetes? There is no evidence. There is not a shred of evidence that sugar, per se, has anything to do with getting diabetes." The statement was particularly controversial because it came less than a month after Cadbury Schweppes, the [giant] candy and soda company, had given a multimillion-dollar grant to the ADA.