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  • Writer's picture Bowie Matteson

Back to Normal: What the Cure for Diabetes Will NOT Be

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

The cure for diabetes is on the horizon. Regulating our iron levels and using harmine to develop new beta cells will be the medicine of the future.

Revel in the ecstasy of new found hope and actionable results. But realize that losing your condition is not a hall pass to jump back into the life you were living before your diagnosis.

Pizza is special to me. I can't explain it. It is so good and I love it and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I think about a really good Neapolitan slice. But in a post-diabetic world, I'm not eating it just because I can. My arsenal of dietary and mineral shamanism has changed me. And it needs to change you too.

It's important to see that much of the sweet, ooey-gooey, savory and indulgent things that are painted as villains for diabetics, are usually bad whether you have it or don't.

I'll use eating bread as an example. Bread is not inherently bad. Grains have been a part of the human diet for a long time. But saying the word "bread" and the image that pops into your head is going to be different for every person. The type of bread you eat is more important. Also the amount of bread you eat is important.

Bread to me means a sandwich. Whether a cheesy panini or classic deli sandwich, I'm all about a good sandwich, some potato chips and a crunchy pickle. But if I find anything with the word "enriched" in it, I'm not touching it. Enriched means the the flour has been fortified with a concoction of vitamins and minerals. One of those fortifications is iron. Same would be true for my beloved pizza. And breakfast cereal, too.

What a cure for diabetes needs to mean is a new normal when it comes to nutrition. We need to truly understand the ionic and mineral balance at the cellular level.

Which leads to my next point: Each "thing" we fixate on as a cure or cause is part of a SYSTEM.

The modern medical system's reductionist approach to nutrition has wide-reaching effects. After having been told that being low in Vitamin X means you need to supplement Vitamin X, people hyper-fixate on that Vitamin X and neglect its part in a much bigger process.

Low in magnesium? What's your sodium and potassium like?

Too much iron? What about your copper and vitamin A levels?

So when I tell you iron is why you have diabetes, please don't equate that to iron being bad for you. Your body needs iron. It's when your balance of iron is off that problems arise.

Too much of anything is a bad thing.

Even pizza.

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