By: Kennedy Shelley
Type 2 diabetics were confirmed to be deficient in this vital vitamin.
Vitamin D is getting lots of good press these days as the super vitamin that can cure everyone of everything, but the New England Journal of Medicine just made it clear that just getting more of a vitamin you are low on doesn’t mean you will cure anything.
The study was released last week, and it showed that most type 2 diabetics had low levels of vitamin D.
But does this mean that increasing vitamin D will make blood sugars normal again?
Again, we run into the same problem, you can’t do a supplement to make up for a bad diet and lack of exercise.
VITAMIN D IS GREAT
Many people have become aware of just how important vitamin D is to their health.
Without it, you can’t make strong bones and teeth because it is vital to calcium absorption.
It keeps our immune system humming. It is vital to lung and heart function.
And yes, it is important in regulating insulin preventing type 2 diabetes.
When you have low levels of vitamin D you are likely to get insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and ultimately type 2 diabetes.
(To learn more about why this is so bad, see this articles in Freedom Health News.)
BUT IT WON’T STOP IT
When you notice that low vitamin D is a problem in pre-diabetics, your first instinct is to rush to the store and get some vitamin D3.
But this latest study shows that taking high levels of vitamin D doesn’t prevent type 2 diabetes by itself.
This does not mean that there isn’t a health benefit, it just means that you can’t take a pill and then eat ice cream and chips and expect that any change is going to happen.
Of those studied, they were just as likely to get type 2 diabetes when they supplemented vitamin D as those who got a placebo.
THERE ISN’T A SHORT CUT
If you don’t want type 2 diabetes, then you must stop insulin production.
Insulin is produced when you eat. It increases the most with carbs, especially sugar in all its many forms and processed foods like breads, cereals, and polished rice.
Protein will increase insulin at a lower level.
Fats produce the lowest amounts of insulin, to the point of being nearly irrelevant.
So, if you are eating a ketogenic diet, you are eating a low insulin diet.
That may be your best hope to avoiding damaging your body with high insulin levels and experiencing the many problems associated with type 2 diabetes. (To learn more about stopping type 2 diabetes see this article in Freedom Health News.)
Once again, scientists have shown that there isn’t a magic pill that will make you healthy. It takes some effort on your part to avoid this horrible disease, but the good news is that it is preventable and treatable.