Diabetes ~ Food Allergies ~ Acid pH

 

Most food allergies are the result of eating the allergenic foods too frequently and in large quantities.  The allergenic foods usually result in the pH of the body becoming acid.  This acid reaction to food allergies has been described by one medical researcher, William H. Philpott, M.D., a pioneer researcher in the field of orthomolecular-ecological medicine and author.  Dr. Philpott at a lecture he gave at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine described many food allergies are like addictions.  When you are in the “coming down” cycle of addictive foods, that is when your pH becomes acid.  Dr. Philpott has written the book Brain Allergies and a recent updated version of the book.  He has been researching food allergies for decades.

If food allergies result in acid pH, the acid pH will hinder digestion.  Enzymes are necessary for digestion.  Most enzymes only work in an alkaline environment.  The acid pH resulting from food allergies can destroy the ability of the digestive enzymes.

Diabetics frequently eat starchy carbohydrates and other sugars.  Eating foods frequently and in large quantities can lead to food allergies.  It is quite possible that a diabetic’s body reacts to starchy carbohydrates and other foods in an allergenic fashion, which can lead to acid pH.  This can destroy digestion.

Diabetics need to optimize digestion.  They can consider a digestive protocol to help alkaline the digestion and the body.

Dr. Bob was a MD internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer 65 years.  He was a diabetic who lived to 108 years with only 1 side effect 2 years before he passed away.  Dr. Bob practiced a system of medicine called orthomolecular medicine.  It is a system of medicine that uses mainly natural substances that are non-toxic and safe in wide range of doses.  It uses mainly herbs and minerals/vitamins.

Nutritional ideas of Dr. Bob:

1.  30 minutes before meal - 1-3 tablets of pancreatic compounds.  Some pancreatic enzyme tablets Dr. Bob advised are papaya, bromelain, and pepsin.  The reason for starting the pancreatic enzymes 30 minutes before eating is to help the pancreas not overreact to food.

2.   At end of meal (the last bite) - 1/4 tablespoon of supplement OKG and 2-3 pancreatic capsules.  Read the article, "Supplements for Exercise and Diabetics," on this web site to learn the beneficial effects of OKG supplementation for some diabetics.  In addition, Dr. Bob advised 1 tablet of calcium pyruvate at the end of meals. Dr. Bob advised calcium pyruvate because it helps burn fat, which aids in blood fat metabolism.  Calcium pyruvate is recommended only A.M. and P.M.

3.    Dr. Bob advised 1-4 capsules of digestive enzymes 45 minutes after your first bite of food. 

4.  Dr. Bob advised 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarbonate) mixed in liquid 45 minutes after you have started a meal. Proper digestion requires an alkaline environment in the small intestine.  The stomach produces acid. When food enters the small intestine the acid from the stomach enters also.  The bicarb neutralizes the acid.  This can help digestive enzymes work properly (they cannot function optimally or may not function at all – when the small intestine is acidic, not alkaline).

5.   During mealtime - Dr. Bob advised adding 5 grams of "multi" fiber at every meal.   Fiber slows down blood sugar absorption into the bloodstream and this aids in controlling blood sugar fluctuations.

Furthermore diabetics need to consider rotating foods.  If you eat your favorite foods every 4-5 days, you limit the frequency and quantity you are consuming of your favorite foods.  This will limit allergenic reactions to the food you eat.  To get a clearer idea of the methods used in the rotational food diet read the book, “Brain Allergies” already mentioned in this article.

In conclusion, rotating your foods and considering a digestive enzyme protocol are two ideas that can possibly help a diabetic improve his/her digestion.  Improving digestion in a diabetic is one method to help decrease the stress of diabetes.

Note – In order for these nutritional ideas to be successful, you must use supplements of the highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, “almost all supplement companies produce poor quality.”  You can consider the product page of this web site. Almost all the products met Dr. Bob’s approval.  Since he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards. 

WARNING: DO NOT STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION YOU CURRENTLY USE.  CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS.

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The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of the statements contained on this web site. The information contained in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Remember each person's body is different and will react differently to various herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements. Therefore, any supplementation must be administered on an individual basis. Use the information found on this web site as precisely that: Information. You and your doctor must make any final decisions. This information is not meant to replace any doctor and patient consultation. This information should in no way replace your personal physician's advice.

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