Toxins cause type 2 diabetes
A pandemic like increase of diabetes is not happening from too much sugar but too much toxic exposure!
We spoke before about the body storing toxins in fat.
In particular, POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants) have an affinity to fat cells. They are what we call lipophilic, a.k.a. fat loving. These POP's can be in the air, earth, and water.
So, one way or another they are getting into our bodies.
Mostly, they come from exposure to:
"common plastics, air pollution, primary and secondary tobacco smoke, and some pharmaceuticals."
For those of you who are doing the 21-day purification program with us right now,
"Aren't you glad you chose to do this?!" LOL.
What are you looking for?
Most of us will recognize these chemicals or look for them in the ingredients list of everything you use- shampoo, soap, beauty products, plastic bottles, etc.
Statin drugs- yes, those drugs that lower cholesterol
second generation antipsychotic drugs- see list below
Here is a list of common names for antipsychotic drugs:
Generic and brand names of second generation antipsychotic drugs include:
Yes. That is an insanely long list.
How do these toxins lead to diabetes?
There are two proposed mechanisms:
Impaired insulin sensitivity - meaning that the toxins limit the effectiveness of the existing insulin. Chemicals like BPA, found in many plastics, (banned in European countries but NOT the United States. WHAT????!!!) block the insulin receptor in cells and leads to insulin resistance. Basically, that means these chemicals take up the reserved parking space that insulin would normally take up and does not allow it to do it's job.
Decreased insulin production - the toxins damage the beta cells in the pancreas that create insulin. Chemicals like Arsenic, cause direct damage to the beta cells and those damaged cells cannot make insulin anymore.
What can you do about it?
1. Avoidance- this is the best method but not necessarily the easiest:
Bisphenol A (BPA)- still exists in many plastic products- drinking water bottles, food containers, basically anything made of plastic that doesn't say "BPA free."
Pthalates- still allowed in just about all beauty products and food packaging. (Again, mostly banned in Europe because of the overwhelming amount of research showing it's major health impact, but not in US!)
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)- from tobacco smoke. 'nuff said.
Polychlorinated Biphenols (PCB)- heavy equipment, paints, plastics, rubber products, pigments, dyes, carbonless copy paper, and building materials.
Organiochlorine Pesticides- pesticides. Exposure worse in those living and breathing and drinking closer to farms and farmland. Duh.
2. Increase dietary fiber- helps bind fiber in the gut to improve excretion out of the body.
3. Toxin specific interventions to improve detoxification
4. Toxin specific interventions to support repair of the damage they cause.
Generally, we do not think of supplementation from the perspective of one specific chemical, e.g. alpha tocopherol and vitamin E, as we understand that things in nature exist holistically and not as an uber specific chemical. As such, our recommendations may contain the specific chemical but represents the food supplements that contain those chemicals naturally in its complete form with all the cofactors intact.
Standard Process Supplements in Italics
BPA reduction- the following have shown to help elimination of BPA in gut in rat studies.
alpha tocopherol- Cataplex E
(ALA) Alpha Lipoic Acid and (NAC)- N-acetylcysteine- Cruciferous complete
ALA- see above
Resveratrol- OPC synergy
Curcumin- Boswellia Complex
PAH- Tobacco smoke damage prevention and support
Vitamin C and vitamin E- Cataplex C and Cataplex E
Epicatechins- Vitanox, OPC synergy
Detoxification of chemicals from drugs and other toxins as well as support for detox organs
Now, you don't need to do all these things. Pay attention to what you have the most exposure to and then you can decide which area you may need the most support.
My personal model
Okay, here is the answer to your question, "what do you do?"
First, I am not like everyone and everyone is not like me. Each of our lives and environments are unique so you will have to adjust based on your individual needs. ;-)
With that said, personally, I do the following:
21 day purification program annually
Daily, I take as part of my normal regimen:
Cruciferous complete or SP Green food
These supplements are great for many things, not just for detox and protection from toxins. But how awesome to have certain supplements that support so many areas!
So, the basics still hold true;
Eat lots of vegetables and fruits,
Eat fermented foods
Get plenty of exercise, preferably walking in nature
Connect with your tribe of people
Practice good stress management ;-)