As we stay in to avert the pandemic outside, beware the pandemic within

Posted on April 9, 2020

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAm I trying to scare you people?

Yes!

Don’t believe what I am going to tell you now.

As you stay home, I hope you will research.

And then judge for yourselves.

Sine we have all the time in the world, a bit of story-telling first, before I get to what I really want to share.

In July, 2005, I was then staying on my farm in Pahang.

It was the durian season, and I had 1 1/2 acres of mature durian trees ( about 80 trees ).

We had a bumper crop that season and for 3 days and 3 nights, I feasted.

Durian, pulut and santan.

Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner.

The third day was a Sunday, and I was working in the farm with the boys.

It started to rain cats and dogs and I started to run uphill towards the house.

Then it happened!

A shooting, throbbing pain, on the right side of the head, and cold sweat in the heavy rain.

I was to find out later that the durian binge had driven my blood sugar and blood pressure levels through the ceiling and that pain I experienced suggested I might have just missed having a stroke.

It was also then that I was diagnosed as suffering from type 2 diabetes.

For 10 years after that diagnosis, I was on medication.

Dosage increased once in that time.

In 2015, I started to use my own body as a laboratory to see if I might be able to control the diabetic condition without medication.

By April, 2015, I went off my medication completely and with some modest restraint on diet, was having an average fasting blood sugar reading that suggested a relatively controlled diabetic condition.

In the months running up to the 14th GE, traveling on the ground, I ran out of my supplements, could not control what I ate, and refused to go back on medication.

Post GE14, the diabetic condition took a turn for the worse.

Peripheral neuropathy kicked in.

Then I was introduced to a holistic health place called the Living Center in Sunway Geo   ( sadly, it has closed down ) and met three lovely people.

Dr. Sharifah, Carmen and John.

They started me on a journey that took me from being in a very poor and dangerous state of diabetic control to reversing that diabetic condition.

How I did that, I will share in my next post, which I want to dedicate to those with type 2 diabetes and who might be interested to look into controlling that condition or, better yet, reversing it.

Here, I want to tell non-diabetics about a pandemic that I learnt of during that journey, a pandemic that I discovered has long been in our midst.

Pre-diabetes.

First, do you know what is the optimum ideal level of sugar the average human should have in his or her body at any one time?

I will let Dr Eric Berg tell you.

The average American consumes 31 teaspoons of sugar a day!

See what the consequence is.

Pre-diabetes, unknown to most who already have it!

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The average Malaysian has 26 teaspoons a day?

When’s the last you tested your blood sugar?

Was non-diabetic?

Great!

Was it pre-diabetic, though?

download (6)You’re thinking, “No, I did not dip into this bowl 26 times today”.

You take your coffee or tea without sugar?

Great!!!

The source of the pre-diabetic pandemic at home, then?

Hidden sugars in all the processed food stored at home!

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hidden-sugars-prevAs we stay at home to avoid the Covid-19 pandemic outside, are we eating our way to the pre-diabetic pandemic awaiting us at home?

As we tell the kids to stay home and stay safe, are we exposing them to this?

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