About the Book:THERE IS A CURE FOR DIABETES.
Diabetes has become a seemingly unstoppable national epidemic, affecting more than twenty million Americans. Conventional wisdom calls it incurable, but renowned Dr.
Gabriel Cousens counters that claim with this breakthrough book. There Is a Cure for Diabetes lays out a three-week plan for reversing the negative genetic expression of
diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being. Dr. Cousens’s method, widely tested at his famous Tree of Life centers, is to reset the DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high mineral diet of living foods in the first twenty-one days.
Both practical and inspirational, the book explains how to abandon the widespread “culture of death”–symbolized by addictive junk food–that fosters diabetes in favor of a more natural, nurturing approach. The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels; and the diabetic shifts into a non-diabetic physiology within two weeks. The third week focuses on live-food preparation, featuring 100 delicious raw recipes. Dr. Cousens emphasizes regular consultations, monitoring blood chemistries, and emotional support, and includes a one year support program to help maintain a diabetes-free life!
The Healing Synergy in Summary
In summary, a review of the results for reversing diabetes in 120 clients is that in NIDDM Type-2 diabetics, there’s a 61 percent cure rate in three weeks, which means 100 percent of people were off all medication and 61 percent had a blood sugar less than 100.
For IDDM Type-2s, 86 percent were off all medication and 24 percent were off all diabetic medications and had a blood sugar of less than 100 in three weeks. In total, 97 percent of all Type-2s were off all diabetic medication in three weeks. Ten percent of IDDM Type-1 diabetics and 31.4 percent of NIDDM Type-1 diabetics were medication free in three weeks. Sixty-nine percent of NIDDM Type-1 diabetics were able to reduce their medication intake by an average of 70 percent. After the three-week cycle, the percentages of those cured increased for all types of diabetic conditions, the longer patients stayed on the diet. As I’ve attempted to explain, there is a multifaceted, holistic synergy of reasons for these extraordinary results in the 120 people. This basic healing synergy (in order of probable importance) is as follow:
1. The avoidance of all carbohydrates except leafy greens, non-starchy and fibrous vegetables, sprouts, and sea vegetables in the diet. This included the avoidance of all grains, all sorts of sugars, white sugar, white flour, sweets, and sweeteners (except for stevia and birch-tree, natural xylitol). This is a 35–45 percent carbohydrate, slightly ketogenic diet. This moderate-low carbohydrate diet either significantly decreased
and/or seemed to heal both insulin resistance and leptin resistance, which are the twodriving hormonal imbalances in diabetes, and also helped to ameliorate or heal the metabolic syndrome of prediabetic state.
2. The power of a 100 percent live-food, plant-source-only, organic diet in the healing of diabetes
3. An anti-inflammatory live-food diet in decreasing the metabolic para-inflammatory condition. The use of live food decreased the para-inflammation by as much as fivefold in three to four weeks. The use of Culture of Life Intenzyme, which is a high potency proteolytic enzyme to decrease inflammation, peri-ductal scaring, and beta cell scaring and destruction, also aided in healing.
4. Significant weight loss, on the 35–45 percent carbohydrate diet, of an average of slightly more than 18 pounds in 21 days, with some losing up to 25 pounds in 1 week
and 46 pounds in 3 weeks. In JAMA (2007), Stanford research produced the A–Z
weight-loss diet. They showed that a high-fat, moderate-low-carbohydrate diet was superior to the Dean Ornish low-fat diet. These Stanford researchers made a very interesting statement: “Many concerns have been expressed that low-carbohydrate weight loss diet, high in total saturated fats, will adversely affect blood levels and cardiovascular risk. These concerns have not been unsubstantiated in previous weight loss studies.” This is exactly what I found in my study with 120 people. In fact, as I point out in my study, I saw a 24 percent drop in total cholesterol and also a drop inLDLs by 54 percent. This JAMA 2007 research makes me feel very comfortable that the diet that I’m suggesting to reverse and/or cure Type-2 diabetes also raises HDLs, lowers triglycerides, lowers LDLs, improves circulation, and helps the LDLs in Type-1 diabetes become larger and more fluffy, therefore actually lowering the risk of heart attack and decreasing the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which is prediabetic syndrome.
5. A plant-source-only diet, as described in Genesis 1:29, itself had an important effect, as highlighted by the 12-study meta-analysis of 1,259,000 people that showed a 35–50 percent smaller risk for vegetarians versus omnivores for developing diabetics.
6. The use of all organic food, which minimizes negative effects of pesticides and herbicides and heavy metals on insulin resistance and pancreas function
7. Moderate exercise
8. In a sense, it’s a sleeper! People need to get adequate sleep. People who had nights without enough sleep, or minimal sleep, had blood sugars go up, even in one night.
There’s correlation between lack of sleep and increased FBS. I noticed it in myself as well. My FBS is usually in the low 80s and increased after several nights of limited hours sleeping by as much as 10 points.
9. The healing effects of meditation
10. Individualizing the diet type and phase type for optimal healing effects and long-term 90-percent compliance. In Phase 1.0, I recommend using approximately 25–45 percent calories from fat, approximately 35–45 percent from carbohydrates, and 10 --
25 percent protein in a live-food, plant-source-only diet (dependent upon individual constitution) for three months of confirmed healing. I then recommend Phase 1.5, an 80–100 percent live-food, plant-source-only maintenance diet with 40–50 percent carbohydrates, including some grains, beans, and low-glycemic fruit but no junk or processed foods, white flour, white sugar, or trans fats.
11. The overall holistic effect of a 25–45-percent fat-intake diet, including a drop in total cholesterol to a safe, cardio-protective, mentally protective level of 159, and a cardio-protective triglyceride count of 82. The use of all fats except for trans fats creates an excellent macronutrient balance for minimizing carbohydrate intake and finding the
best protein intake for repairing and rebuilding the tissues and enzyme replacement. The global long-term risks associated with a low-fat diet far outweigh any theorized and unsubstantiated scientifically potential benefits of a low-fat diet.
12. Loving yourself enough to want to heal yourself and the use of a psycho-spiritual approach to activate this.
As I look at the overall clinical picture in the last 120 patients, my final thoughts are that the Dr. Cousens’s Diabetes Recovery Program—A Holistic Approach has become a way of life in which people feel healthier and happier on every level of their lives. The Dr. Cousens Diabetes Recovery Program—A Holistic Approach gives the most efficacious results ever recorded in the literature at this time. It is my intention to
apply this program to at least two hundred Type-2 diabetics while using much more rigorous monitoring in a full scientific research paradigm. After this, I am considering doing a study with Type-1 diabetics.
The big question is the human question: Can people sustain themselves in the Culture of Life with a high degree of success? With highly motivated people there is a high success rate, but as this is applied to a pandemic level in many cultures and economic realities, I am looking very closely at support programs that will be desirable and thus successful for all circumstances. This will require a lot of creativity to apply this logical, common-sense breakthrough to national cultures worldwide, as I am now doing in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico; with migrant farm workers in the United States; with some Native Americans; and in Israel, to a limited extent. It is one thing to develop a successful health program in a volunteer clinical setting like the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center but something else to create a program that is feasible for all on a national basis.
The Culture of Death and corresponding diet causes diabetes and leads people to a place where they feel at a point of no return once CDDS manifests as Type-2 diabetesand the negative epigenetic and genetic programs have been activated. The sensible and important awareness is that there is always the potential of a return. Paracelsus said, “No physician can ever say that any disease is incurable. To say so blasphemes God, blasphemes Nature, and depreciates the great architect of Creation. The disease does not exist, regardless of how terrible it may be, for which God has not provided the corresponding cure.”
In this context, the current so-called normal standard American diet is immoderate and detrimental, as it directly contributes to the manifestation of diabetes. Previous “moderate” diets have been shown to ameliorate and control diabetes to a limited degree. The dramatic changes that result from my program do not come as the results of practicing the conventional moderation approach of the Culture of Death, which in essence is a way of making denial seem reasonable in this case. To make this kind of significant change requires a lifestyle and diet that is dramatically and excitingly different, resulting in powerful results in a short period of time. This requires leading a life of love, purpose, meaning, and self-value, and choosing a diet and lifestyle that reflect these values. This is the diet and lifestyle being taught in my program.
The essential question that is asked of participants is, Do you love yourself enough to want to heal; and potentially add 10 to 19 healthy years to your life? The results revealed in this book, for those who have answered this question in the affirmative, show that the conventional paradigm for diabetes—as labeled by the ADAand most medical schools as incurable—is a self-defeating myth. In all fairness, the conventional paradigm also teaches that proper diet and exercise help slow the progression of this “incurable” disease, but those adhering to the conventional paradigm do not offer the proper diet and intensity to do the job. I have activated a new paradigm that previous research has pointed toward by taking the next logical step, going deeper into the underlying causes by seeing diabetes as a symptom of the Culture of Death.
By the Culture of Death, I am talking about a culture founded on predatory competition in which people are economic commodities. The focus is on wealth for the few versus health for the many. It is a culture of separateness, domination, and resulting exploitation. In this culture, people have lost their soul connection and life purpose. This is connected to the approximate 80 percent obesity rate in diabetics, for as previously stated, there is never enough food for a hungry soul. The Culture of Death spawns a food environment characterized by the heavy marketing of excitotoxin-rich processed junk foods that are high in white sugar, white flour with alloxan, and refined carbohydrates, and the heavy use of cooked animal fats and hydrogenated trans fats, agrochemical-laden foods, and heavy-metal toxicity. These characteristics combine to result in a negative synergy that has precipitated Type-2 diabetes at pandemic levels, compared with its relative rarity before 1940. This is not an accident—the Culture of Death diet is an active and thoughtless Crime Against Wisdom.
The Culture of Life manifests as cooperation, health, harmony, and compassion, combined with production of healthy, natural, organic foods that preserve soil and minimize the pollution of both people and planet. The Culture of Life helps us reconnect to our heart and soul in a way that brings the presence of light, love, and the divine back into the core of our human experience. Instead of a “moderate” diet, the Culture of Life cuisine is a common-sense diet of low-glycemic, moderate-low high-quality carbohydrate, low-insulin-index foods that are organic, high in minerals, hydrating, and live, with no animal, hydrogenated, or trans fats, 25–45 percent high EFA plant-based fats, high fiber, 10–25 percent plant-source protein, and thoughtful food intake.
The healing of diabetes at the pandemic level requires the healing of the ecology of the planet and the consciousness of the people. To heal oneself requires the ability to love oneself enough to have the intention to reconnect with the Culture of Life, which is our birthright. In that way, one performs an act of love for oneself as an individual person and as part of the living planet. This results in the healing of the planet and all species. The healing of diabetes in this context is an act of love, compassion, and consciousness.
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