I have had type I diabetes for over a quarter of a century and have never understood why I have this condition. Dr. McDougall's information is enlightening. Before becoming a type I diabetic, for years I drank probably a gallon of milk a day along with plenty of cheese. Afterall, we were all told it was good for our bones! And, mind you, I also had a sinus infection more often than not. I am now certain those sinus infections were my body trying to tell me it was having a problem with the dairy. After being diagnosed with the type I diabetes, I tried countless ways to cure myself. In the process, I discovered eliminating the dairy eliminated the constant sinus infections. Now, with this information that Dr. McDougall has given about the antibodies that attack the beta cells, I am certain my dairy consumption is indeed the cause of my condition. Thank you Dr. McDougall, you have answered my always wondering why I have this condition. I wish I had known this when there was time to prevent my beta cells from total destruction. Following Dr. McDougall's recommended diet has lessened the amount of insulin I need to inject each day, but I will always need to deal with this disease, nonetheless. I am following his diet and lifestyle recommendations to avoid the long term complications of this disease and stay healthy regardless. Type I diabetes has made me very health conscious and for that I am thankful. I may never have had an interest in Dr. McDougall's insights were it not for my own health concerns. I hope his work will inspire many people to follow his diet and lifestyle recommendations while they still have time to reverse chronic conditions. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. McDougall and his wife who has inspired me with her great and health promoting recipes! Thank you both!!!!!
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I have a friend who has diabetes, I will pass on the info. Thanks
I have been following, very closely, the plant whole foods nutrition way and trying to get to grips with it at a scientific level - with as modicum of success!
One of the fascinating leads I have been following is the place of the human antigen Neu5GC, found in many animal meats and milk, in ill-health.
One of the most interesting research reports I have found is here;
"Evidence for a novel human-specific xeno-auto-antibody response against vascular endothelium" copyright by The American Society of Hematology.
From their discussion - "Taken together, these findings suggest a mechanism whereby anti-Neu5Gc antibodies can initiate, perpetuate, and/or exacerbate an inflammatory response at the endothelium, potentially playing a role in disease states such as atherosclerosis, wherein vascular inflammation is involved. Neu5Gc is a novel dietary and human-specific “xeno-auto-antigen” that may exacerbate a variety of vascular pathologies. Diets recommended by the US Department of Agriculture lead one to ingest approximately 10 mg of Neu5Gc per day.8 The primary dietary sources appear to be red meat (lamb, pork, and beef) and milk products, with Neu5Gc being conspicuously low in poultry and fish and absent from plants. Thus, long-term Neu5Gc intake and metabolic incorporation can explain our immunohistochemical finding of a strong Neu5Gc signal in the endothelial lining of blood vessels of human tissues."
many times I have heard about this that cow-milk consumption in the cause of type 1 diabetes. If you are diabetic patient then try to avoid cow-milk and related food. It is really very hard to ignore the strong connection between cow's milk.
If you have Type1 diabetes, You must plan your meal with help dietitian to control Blood sugar level.
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