Nerve growth is possible. Nerve growth is reversing diabetic neuropathy.
When we hear about the serious complications of those diagnosed with Diabetes, we learn about blindness, kidney disease, lower limb amputation, stroke, depression, and much more. Let’s further explore the complications as it relates to another serious complication called diabetic neuropathy. The importance of both diet and key nutritional requirements play a role in our nerve health and managing diabetes, but there is a particular food group or macronutrient called FATS that is WORTH writing about. Recent research has shown that nerves can grow back. Ladies and gentlemen, this research is winning awards around the world and I would like YOU to learn about it and any of the millions of people in Canada and around world who have diabetes.
Neuropathy: Neuro = nerves Pathy = disease or dysfunction
The medical interventions for diabetes to date are not solutions. At best, it attempts to manage your blood sugar levels and the pain from the neuropathy. Neither is a cure and neither is the solution. There is an oil that can positively intervene in the health of our nerves. This oil reverses diabetic neuropathy without any complications and in fact, there were some positive side effects.
What is diabetes, what fats are unhealthy, and what research and fat is reversing nerve damage?
To simply understand diabetes, the blood sugar levels are higher than what is considered normal. Diabetes Canada writes ‘your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes.’ Insulin is needed to use the sugar as fuel or energy. The higher than normal blood sugar levels, negatively affects the body including the nerves.
In diabetic neuropathy (also known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy or DPN), the nerves shrink or disintegrate. The nerves that are indicated in the complications include arms, hands, legs and feet. The nerves can be measured in the eye (corneal nerve fiber length) to determine the progress of disintegrating nerves so therefore the nerves can also disintegrate in the eyes. One of my recent seal oil clients expressed delight because not only did his neuropathy feel better, he had an erection for the first time in a year. Nerves are everywhere in your body, connecting everything.
What role does diet have in diabetes and how does fat play a role?
In August 2017, Diabetes Canada submitted a proposal which states in the first paragraph ‘Healthy eating is a key pillar in the management of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.’ Gestational diabetes occurs to women who are pregnant. Prediabetes is a person who has a fasting blood sugar level lower than Diabetes but higher than normal (see chart).
These days people’s diet vary from raw food and vegan to paleo and indigenous (Inuit). The macronutrients will not change. They include carbohydrates, protein and fats. Fats are further divided into three categories saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Examples include butter and coconut for saturated. Olive oil and avocado as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated include fish, nuts, seeds, eggs and seal oil. Many of the foods mentioned have all three of the fats within.
Under polyunsaturated fats is a group called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) which includes Omega-3 and Omega-6. Essential because our body does not produce them and needs to get them from outside sources – our food.
What fats are healthy and unhealthy so we can make better food choices?
This is where we can casually separate fats into these two categories: unhealthy and healthy. Simply, unhealthy fats clog your system and increase inflammation, whereas healthy fats support normal functioning including building healthy nerves and managing inflammation. Dr. Roy Taylor of the Newcastle University shares this about his research ‘the pancreas is clogged with stubborn fat.’ Could this be the processed unhealthy fats?
Did you know? Edible fats are also used as fuel oil, including corn and fish oils.
Another way to look at it is fats are healthy when in healthy whole foods and unhealthy fats are highly processed and added to foods. Regarding the word healthy, more understanding is required.
Health Canada is considering banning the use of partially hydrogenated fats (a source of trans fats and a processed fat) but understand that there are naturally occurring healthy trans fats in butter.
According to Diabetes Canada and Health Canada, everyone should limit the amount of saturated fats (except children regarding dairy products) as indicated in their new Healthy Eating Strategy document. Diabetes Canada also complemented Canada’s Food Guide on recommending whole foods as indicated by mentioning whole grains. Limitations of summarizing can be harmful to our understanding and being able to execute. Let’s talk about fats in light of the Food Guide and Diabetes Canada recommending vegetable oil (Canola oil, a processed polyunsaturated fat).
Unhealthy Processed Fats and Healthy Unprocessed Essential Fatty Acids
In working in the food industry, I learned that a majority of the polyunsaturated fats are highly processed which means refined (high heat), bleached and deodorized (RBD). Most fish oils fit into this category. My audiences agree that this does not sound appetizing.
A List of Refined Polyunsaturated Fats and Other Fats (2)
- Canola Oil
- Coconut Oil (read the label)
- Corn Oil
- Cottonseed Oil
- Fish Oils
- Grapeseed Oil
- Olive Oil
- Palm Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- and more with nut, seed oils, supplement oils.
Vegetable oils are in many of our foods and used frequently in frying and cooking. Once upon a time, packaged products with vegetable oil tooted Omega 3s on the package but not anymore. These refined vegetables oils are the cheap forms of omegas. How much of these oils are in the foods you are eating? Cookies, Cakes, Granola Bars, Cereals, Breads, Frozen Dinners, Salad Dressings and Sauces, Snack Foods, and more. As mentioned above research has shown that unhealthy fats or stubborn fats are clogging the pancreas.
Look for fats that are cold pressed and know that cold pressed does not mean in the absence of heat. I use the following healthy oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, butter, pumpkin seed oil, etc. and of course, the Auum seal oil. Food is considered as a good source of healthy fats – healthy foods = healthy fats.
People with Type 1 Diabetes was helped by what kind of Essential Fatty Acids (polyunsaturated fats)?
Auum Seal Oil, A Mammalian Source of Omega 3
The Universities and doctors used Auum seal oil (Auum Omega 3 Sublingual D) because there is a significant difference between Auum seal oil and all of the others on the market. #1 difference is that the Auum Omega 3 mammalian oil is raw and not refined. Refined can show up on the supplement bottle as molecularly distilled or purified.
Diabetic Neuropathy Research Results
noun: disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.
This study is the first to show that targeted nutritional intervention can stop and reverse small fibre damage.
-Dr. Vera Bril, head of the division of Neurology in the Department of Medicine at UHN
Wow! Does this make sense to you? In Diabetes, a key complication is nerve disintegration and the Auum Omega 3 seal oil (mammalian Omega 3s) demonstrated an intervention that can stop or reverse this nerve damage. Dr. Vera Bril was a researcher in the Diabetic Neuropathy research funded by Diabetes Canada. Results from Auum.ca website with the published research link.
Diabetic neuropathies are among the most common complications of diabetes, affecting over 50% of diabetic individuals. DPN results in the degeneration of nerve cells in the eyes and bodily extremities (such as hands and feet), causing pain, numbness, loss of sensation and overall decreased quality of life. Currently, there is no known treatment to prevent the onset or progression of diabetic neuropathy.
AUUM’s specific formulation was the subject of a Diabetes Canada funded clinical trial investigating whether 12-months of seal oil supplementation could stop the progression of diabetic neuropathy in individuals with Type 1 diabetes. The results found that patients on average experienced a 29% increase in corneal nerve fibre length when supplementing AUUM oil, which is considered to be representative of small nerve fibre regeneration in other parts of the body. Click here for published research results on Neurology.org.
Conclusions: Twelve months of ω-3 (omega 3) supplementation was associated with increase in CNFL in T1DM. (CNFL = Corneal Nerve Fiber Length, T1DM = Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus)
Time to spread the good word and positive research results with others that have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes or Prediabetes. I learned that the feeling of pain is liken to pins and needles. Now there is hope to be shared.
Contact Me with questions, comments and inquiries on the Auum Omega 3 products and the right one for you.
Additional Information for Diet Recommendations
For Diabetes, I created the #NoSnacksMovement as a healthy way to get away from TOO MUCH FOOD to assist in reversing Diabetes – Type 2 Diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes. More articles to come. Stayed tuned for an article on the research results regarding Cancer Treatment Neuropathy.
Short 3 minute video on consuming too much food and what happens to it.
- Diabetes Canada http://www.diabetes.ca/
- Science Daily Dr. Vera Bril https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613145152.htm
Champion for your better health…
Before the age of 20, it never dawned on me that what I chose to put in my mouth would have such a dramatic effect on my wellbeing.
On my path of discovery, I learned that our eating choices directly affected how much energy we have first thing in the morning or that it would build our immune system strength during flu season. Part of it was coming to understand how gentle nutritional cleansing directly helped overcome my health challenges. People keep telling me how beautiful my skin is or how I look younger.
As my studies continued, it became obvious that there is an intrinsic connection between the mind, body and spirit which directly affects our health and happiness. Also learned that Omegas are another critical piece of the wellness puzzle. I became convinced when the Auum omegas alone turned on some switches in my brain in just one day.
I have developed a deep appreciation for the wonderful miracle workers our bodies are in the recovery process. Our bodies have a natural intelligence. I am passionate to share the connection between nutrition and wellness in my practice and my presentations.