I am an ordinary man who endured 18 years of diabetes and hypertension in the jungle, in Africa. Curing my condition earned me the title of Jungle Doctor (JD). It is my intention, on this website, to attempt to communicate in as simple a language as possible, to reach as many people as possible who are in search of a natural cure for those conditions.
Diabetes is not always permanent. It is not chronic, progressive, or incurable as we are made to believe day in, day out. Diabetes can be stopped in its tracts and cured. Standard healthcare practice and advice requires regular appointments with a physician, glucose monitoring, exercise, intake of prescription medication, and insulin, whenever required. Regular visits to the clinic for HbA1c, liver, and kidney tests are required. Whilst those tests are useful for knowing a patient’s state of health, they do not contribute to completely curing the disease. At best, they aim at maintaining blood sugar levels within so-called normal ranges.
Attempts at controlling the blood glucose levels are only artificial and do not arrest the progression of the disease. Diabetics are given a false sense of security and well-being in the interim whilst the disease inflicts its worst over time. Liver, heart, kidney disease, among others, is the result.
1. What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is categorized severally, among which are, Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetes Type 2), Diabetes Type1, and Gestational Diabetes. More categories have recently been defined to include Diabetes type 3, type 4, type 5, and still counting. On this website, our discussions will center on Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus is believed to be suffered by 75% of all diabetics. Diabetes Mellitus is variously called Diabetes Mellitus, Adult Onset Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2. Henceforth, any reference to diabetes would imply Type 2 Diabetes or T2D unless otherwise declared.
Diabetes is observed to produce high levels of glucose in the blood and severe cases with glucose in urine as well. Frequent thirsts for water, dry mouth, blurred vision, and frequent passing of urine, among other symptoms, accompany the elevated blood glucose levels. These are the major readily observable indications of impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides a chart that shows blood sugar levels for diabetic and non-diabetic individuals.
1.1 Normal and Diabetic Blood Sugar Ranges
This blood sugar chart shows normal blood glucose levels before and after meals and recommended HbA1c levels for people with and without diabetes.
BLOOD SUGAR CHART
Normal for person without diabetes 70–99 mg/dL (3.9–5.5 mmol/L)
Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes 80–130 mg/dL (4.4–7.2 mmol/L)
1 to 2 hours after meals
Normal for person without diabetes Less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L)
Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes Less than 180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L)
Normal for person without diabetes Less than 5.7%
Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes Less than 7.0%
Source: American Diabetes Association
2. Diabetes – Understand Diabetes the Jungle Doctor Way
The food we eat is broken down in the stomach and intestines into its basic components to be absorbed and utilized by the body for energy and several other body functions. The basic components are Macronutrients – Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, and Micronutrients – Vitamins and Minerals. The Macronutrients provide the body with energy and nutrients for growth, and the Micronutrients provide other nutrients the body requires to heal, grow, repair itself, and to support numerous other functions of the body.
The Systems and subsystems of the human body, made up of the organs, tissues, blood, hormones, water, among others, communicate with each other constantly using electrical signals, chemical signals and clocks, and chemicals that are obtained from the food we eat or from food already stored in the body. External cues from for example sunlight, moonlight, and the earth (ground) also have a part to play in our health and well-being.
The human body is designed in such a way as to ‘understand’ unambiguously, the food and signals from chemicals derived from unadulterated, unprocessed food plants in their original natural forms only. Any processing that deprives food of fiber, other constituents or nutrients, or alters food structure chemically, renders it not fit for human consumption. It ceases to be food the way nature understands it – the way the human body understands it! Processed food is the general reference for food treated this way. Processed food depletes the body of nutrients necessary to heal the body and to maintain health. The human body is resilient and does its best to reject any ingested material (processed food) it considers foreign to its nature. The body considers it serious abuse ingestion of processed food of any kind. The body succumbs to disease and ill-health after years of such incessant abuse. An extremely serious consequence of this kind of eating causes the body to lose important nutrients necessary for health and well-being. This is how the human body contracts a disease, chronic disease, and particularly diabetes and hypertension.
2.1 Wrong Etiology, Wrong Treatment
Medical science currently characterizes diabetes as a chronic, progressive, and incurable disease. It is claimed that it results from the body’s inability to produce insulin or to effectively and efficiently utilize the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and responsible, in part, for regulating blood glucose. Failure of the pancreas to produce insulin of the right quantity and quality, or of resistance of body cells to insulin, it is claimed, leads to diabetes.
The assertions in the previous paragraph are only partly true and in some respects misleading. The science behind the cause of diabetes is flawed and it is the reason for the erroneous impression that diabetes is chronic, progressive, and incurable. The etiology is flawed and therefore leads to the wrong treatment being applied in standard medical practice. Diabetes is curable if one gets to understand the right etiology and apply the right treatment consequently.
2.2 Right Etiology, Right Treatment or Natural Cure of Diabetes
Any food that has been stripped of its fiber, macronutrients, and micronutrients is not fit for human consumption, as earlier alluded to. It ceases to be food outright and the human body does not fully understand what it is when eaten. When we, therefore, eat that kind of food, the body tries to take out whatever it deems useful from it, deposits part of it as visceral fat on our organs and excretes the rest. The deposition of visceral fat on our organs is insidious and occurs and increases over several years. Over those years, whilst that fat increases on those organs diseases are introduced into our body. Some of the diseases show readily discernible symptoms, others do not. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is the most prominent of those diseases and shows up in adulthood following years of abuse of the body by the processed food we eat – no wonder it is called Adult-Onset Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) therefore, according to the jungle doctor, maybe more of a fatty organ disease than anything else. If this hypothesis is true then removing visceral fat from the body’s organs should lead to a cure for the disease. Professor Roy Taylor of New Castle University and his team of researchers proved that to be true. Jungle doctor, after living with diabetes for about 18 years tried it too and confirmed it to be true. This is the most immediate and fundamental change in lifestyle that leads to a cure. Further actions are required to secure the remission of the disease. It is interesting to notice that any hypertension accompanying the diabetes condition soon and gradually disappears also. I now know better, that, the disappearance of my hypertension after curing myself of diabetes was not fortuitous, but a deliberate act of the resilient human physiology to signal an almost complete cure of my diabetes; so happens to whoever takes courage to change their diet in the Jungle Way. What is the Jungle Way of Eating? What is the Jungle Food for Health Plan for Persons with Diabetes and the Jungle Food for Health Maintenance Plan? Future posts on this site will address those.
3. Diabetes Natural Cure – Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes can be cured naturally. Reversing diabetes requires an immediate change of diet and a systematic and unrelenting effort to replace all lost macro and micronutrients lost by the body in the course of the disease. It requires a drastic change in what one eats, when, and how much. Knowing what to do is quite liberating and makes it possible for even jungle dwellers to cure themselves of the disease. Curing diabetes does not require any prescription drugs.
4. What to do?
In a series of posts to follow the current one, the Jungle Doctor will be writing about the jungle steps to take to be free from diabetes and hypertension. Those jungle steps use the medium of the Jungle Food for Health Plan for Persons with Diabetes. The Jungle Food for Health Maintenance Plan is a plan for persons without diabetes to continue to enjoy good health and for people cured of the disease.