Monday, December 19, 2011

DTD Emails from Customers

In addition to the emails on the Death to Diabetes website, here are some of the many additional (earlier) emails we received thanking Mr. McCulley for his book or for helping someone in need.

FYI: There are hundreds of more emails in the DTD Email Archives database.

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Your feedback and testimonials on these websites will stand the test of time and will continue to help us against the powerful pharmaceutical companies who are trying to suppress my message of Education and Hope against this dreaded disease.

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DTD Emails

Here are some of the emails that I received early on when I was just starting out with helping people with their diabetes. I owe a lot to these people because they gave me the courage and the confidence to help a lot of people -- something I never imagined being able to do.
(Unfortunately, I lost many of the early emails after my computer crashed).


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Subject: Thank-you
From: Paul Garay
Date: Mon, November 28, 2011 11:03 pm
To: dewayne

Dewayne,
I just wanted to write you and say "thanks" for sharing your story which i discovered today on YouTube. Your story has inspired me to make a positive change in my lifestyle as I've lived with type 2 diabetes for the last 14 years and it really sucks. I am 43 years old and live in Canada (Vancouver). My wife is a nurse and we have 2 beautiful children, so I feel that I have a good support network to help me put a death to my diabetes once and for all!

I look forward to showing my wife your videos tonight on YouTube, and ordering your book (or eBook) this week. I will keep you posted on my progress.


Sincerely,

Paul J. Garay
peejaygee


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: RSD
From: Gladys
Date: Wed, August 17, 2011 9:32 am
To: Death to Diabetes Office

Hi,

Yes the info on RSD was indeed helpful. I thought the program might help but your confirmation makes me more confidant in trying this for the RSD. The color of my arms is less blue than before. I have more energy, less tired, and the pain went down to a 5 on the pain scale of 1-10. However with change in the weather to rain and lower temps I went into a flare which is normal for my RSD. I think it will take time and commitment for this to work. I look forward to the future weeks. I'll be adding evening primose oil hopefully next week, I read the recommendation for it in D2D for diabetic neuropathy.

Thanks,

Gladys


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Death to Diabetes Program
From: Gladys
Date: Wed, July 20, 2011 9:47 am
To: Death to Diabetes Office

Hi,
Thank you so much for including the books together and for the extra free gifts. I'm really impressed with your service and caring attitude. I've never experienced this at any other company. Please convey my thanks to Mr. McCulley.

Have a good day,
Gladys

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Subject: RE: Diabetes Order
From: Darla
Date: Tue, August 31, 2010 1:40 pm
To: Death to Diabetes Office

That’s Great!

Yes, please still send me the electronic files through email.

I can’t wait to view the PDF files.

I’m reading Mr. McCulley’s Death to Diabetes Book and it’s been very helpful in getting my blood glucose down.

He is truly remarkable in putting together all of this wonderful material for diabetics to use.

It’s really helped me a lot. He’s a God send.

Thank you,
Darla


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Subject: Re: Diabetes Order: Invoice #0000002331 [Clarification]
From: "Susan"
Date: Sun, June 27, 2010 7:17 pm
To: Death to Diabetes Office

Thank you so much for the corrections to my order, I did make these errors & agree to the $18.95 refund. You are so kind to bring these errors to my attention, most places would just ship & not care. I am definitely going to tell others about your kindness.

Thanks again,
Susan

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Subject: Thank you for your book
From: Jim
Date: Mon, May 03, 2010 2:01 pm

To: EngineerThank you so much for sharing your important experiences and insight on diabetes control. I bought your book 18 months ago and have dramatically changed my quality of life. The diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure drugs are no longer needed. I feel fit and vigorous again after losing 131 pounds of body weight. I first heard of you on the local Penfield information channel. Keep up the good work, and again, thank you.

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Subject: Contact Form: BS Down more than 300 points!
From: Helen
Date: Fri, April 23, 2010 11:30 am
To: DtD Office

Comments : Thank you so much for the book and all the time you spent on the phone with us Monday- priceless information and I am happy to report my husbands blood sugar after 4 days is down to 114 from 415 two weeks ago on your diet! We are amazed. I need to order additional information and once again need guidance. I want the cookbook, juicing book, and is there a sample menu/meal planner other than the free super meal diet model? Is there a flat fee for access to all your educational offerings? Let me know, thanks.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Contact Form.
From: Robert
Date: Fri, April 09, 2010 10:03 am
To: Admin

Comments: I am thrilled w/ book! I had a friend buy it. Working my way off meds ... Thank you for this book!


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Subject: Please forward to DaWayne McCulley
From: Lillian
Date: Fri, April 09, 2010 1:12 am
To: Admin

Hi DaWayne,
Thank you for your counsel last week ...

I actually received my book ...Well, I can't put it down! ... It's just like you talking...on & on & on..

There is so much life in this book!

Yeah-there's work ahead but knowing that my latter days will be better/greater is healing. By the way, my initial questions were immediately answered with the "dawn effect" section in your book.

I must say also that the Leviticus scripture is most powerful..

Continue to birth what God has given you.

Sincerely,

Lillian


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Diabetes book
From: Jennifer
Date: Fri, April 02, 2010 9:17 pm
To: Admin

Mr McCulley's book is a great book simply because it actually works!

I've read a lot of diabetes books -- this was the first one that actually worked!

This book is a must-read for all diabetics and non-diabetics, and, yes even doctors. :-)

After reading so many books on diabetes, I thought that most of the diabetes books out there were a waste of money. Until a friend of a friend recommended this book about 2 years ago.

At that time my husband was facing insulin shots because the metformin wasn't working anymore after his doctor increased his dosage and added another diabetic drug.

My husband didn't want to go on the shots, so he was willing to try anything if it would delay going on the shots. Within 3 weeks, my husband's fasting BS returned to an average of 101 (from the low 200s). Within another 3-4 weeks his post-meal BS reduced to 110 (from a previous average of 170). So his doctor delayed putting him on insulin.

By the 3rd month he lost 37 pounds and also lowered his blood pressure -- his doctor was shocked but encouraged me to continue with my meal planning (which was based on the Death to Diabetes diet program). His doctor reduced my husband's blood pressure and diabetic meds.

After about a year, after a complete physical, my husband's doctor told him he could temporarily stop taking the diabetic meds and the blood pressure drugs. When he returned for his 6-month check-up, his doctor said his blood work was excellent: 89 BS, 4.9 A1C, 115/85 BP!!

The bonus for me was that during this time because I was eating what my husband ate, I lost 22 pounds! and I've never felt so full of energy! So I recommend this book to non-diabetics as well as diabetics.

p.s. Can you tell us when will Mr. McCulley be coming to our city to speak?


Sincerely,

Jen


---- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Feedback on the DTD book
From: Manoj Mittal
Date: Thu, October 22, 2009 6:22 am
To: Death to Diabetes Office


Dear DeWayne,
I am glad to report that my HbA1C is now around 6 without any diabetic medication. Thanks for your guidance through the Death To Diabetes book that I had purchased. I am working towards bringing the HbA1C to around 5 in the next month or two.

Please find attached a recent news article that says there are more than 50 million diabetics in India and number will increase sharply in the coming years.

Your book could be of great use to the type 2 diabetics in India. I wanted to explore being your affiliate in India to promote your book here, and even get it translated to a few Indian languages (there are more than 20 major languages in India).

Do let me know your thoughts. We could even have a scheduled telephonic talk.

With best regards

Manoj Mittal


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Reduced Insulin 75%!
From: JoAnn
Date: Sun, December 20, 2009 11:20 pm
To: engineer

Comments : We have purchased Death to Diabetes and also the Cookbook.

My husband has been on the diet for two weeks and after 10 days has cut his insulin intake by 75%!!!

We would like to set up a series of appointments to talk with you.

We would like a recommendation for a water filter. Would you please send us your recommendation?

We are currently drinking bottled LeBleu water, which I think is the very best of the bottled waters. I would like to be using filtered water for cooking.

Thank you!

J

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Subject: Re: THANKS
From: Maritza Sanchez
Date: Tue, October 27, 2009 10:13 am
To: Death to Diabetes Office

I am reading, taking notes, incorporating new ideas and doing well in
my control.

I find the book to be of great help and with very valuable information
specially on nutrition, I have new tools to get well and I am

feeling better already I expect to overcome medications. My real

problem is inflamation and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I usually have acupuncture and massage every friday and I practice Tai

Chi and ayurvedic medicine.

The book is great and I see it is possible to deal with this.

I have to go back to ck some things in your site, Thanks for taking

interest in helping people, I am gratefull you wrote thid book.


Thanks

Maritza Sanchez from Puerto Rico


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Raw aged garlic
From: Marion
Date: Tue, September 15, 2009 12:36 pm
To: admin

Thanks to Mr. MCulley and his kind caring staff . It means soo much. Tell Mr. McCulley he can consider it done. I will be glad to enter those comments on Amazon.

My blog will be about my journey to wellness and other women's issues. My belief is that there should be an underground wellness movement to heal ourselves. I'm glad the doctors are there but they are falling short on our healthcare in a lot of areas and I don't think we should rely on them wholeheartedly without question..because sadly, healthcare in this country is motivated by money more than saving lives.

I can send the link when I'm finished so he can review it..Mr. McCulley is a genious and more people need to know about him. If I hadn't purchased his book I'd still be shooting myself in the stomach with Lantus and slowly rotting away..


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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"ABC_TV:_Engineer_Beats_&_Reverses
_Type_2_Diabetes"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Fri, August 14, 2009 6:55 pm
To: engineer1337





souluniversity has made a comment on ABC TV: Engineer Beats & Reverses Type 2 Diabetes:


I'm getting this book for my gran, thanks for posting.

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Blog Comment
Boque said... Comments posted on http://beattype2diabetes.blogspot.com/ March 25, 2009 5:25 PM

I want to leave a comment since there aren't any...DeWayne McCulley is my cousin. His mother and my father are sister and brother, she being the eldest. Unfortunately, we lost my aunt in 2006. But while she was with us, she was DeWayne's biggest cheerleader.

Everytime she and I spoke she would always talk about how proud she was of DeWayne for overcoming this illness and for this book that he had written. DeWayne, your family here in Sharon and Farrell, PA are very proud of you and you are always in our prayers.


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Subject: Contact Form: Improvement of Mother's Health
From: Rachael Lawrence
Date: Tue, July 21, 2009 9:28 am
To: Engineer

Comments : Thank you for transforming my mother-in-law\'s life! Her blood sugar is under control after having used 4 doses of insulin per day.

She\'s dropped 60 lbs. It\'s inspired my husband and I to act before we \"inevitably\" get diabetes.

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Subject: RE: Death to Diabetes Ebook/PDF Order
From: Stacy Mola
Date: Sun, July 19, 2009 9:28 pm
To: Death to Diabetes Office

Can you please thank DeWayne for taking the time to speak with me earlier this evening? It was a pleasure to hear his recommendations as well as to pick his brain!

Regards,
Stacy Mola

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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"The_3_Reasons_Why_the_Author_Beat_Dia
betes:_God,_Mother,_and_Daughter"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Sat, July 11, 2009 8:04 pm
To: engineer1337




ShadowIlluminated has made a comment on The 3 Reasons Why the Author Beat Diabetes: God, Mother, and Daughter:


Keep up the excellent work DeWayne! A very inspiring message you have to offer people.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Thank You for Death to Diabetes
From: Terry Swanson
Date: Wed, May 20, 2009 12:26 pm
To: DeWayne McCulley

I am also a System engineer (Electrical). Two years ago I bought and read your book Death to Diabetes and have been able to maintain my a1C at 5.5 without any meds.

I did a bunch of research, read books like Good Calories, Bad Calories, Reversing Diabetes, etc. and in the process saw your book on AMAZON as one of their other recommendations. The feedback there from readers convinced me to buy the book.

I was taking Glimepride for over two years, but stopped taking meds immediately. I would measure my Sugar levels (SL) and for the first two weeks was exercising 3-4 times a day. I have hiked a mtn where you gain 800' in 2 miles almost every day since 1995 and worked out with weights 4 times a week, but still had higher SLs. I found measuring 2 hours after eating provided me the best insights to how my body was processing food into sugars. And I would often workout to get my SL below 110 before I would go to bed at night.

I have found Vanadium to be very effective at helping me keep my SLs below 110 two after I eat.


Thanks!

Terry
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http://ionlife-healthemail.blogspot.com/ Anonymous said...

Hi Ian. Just found your blog & good on you! Just wanted to tell freakmod that he should get his/her hands on a book called "Death to Diabetes" by a bloke called DeWayne McCulley. Google it - he has a web site otherwise grab a copy from ebay or anywhere else you can get your hands on it. He probably isn't as strict as Raw for 30 days but he is on the same track and gives excellent detailed information. Hope this helps - it certainly did for me

December 17, 2008 6:07 PM

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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"TV_Interview_with_Nannette_Nocon_of_
"It's_About_Money"_&_DeWayne_McCulley"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Thu, April 23, 2009 5:49 am
To: engineer1337



insearchooof has made a comment on TV Interview with Nannette Nocon of "It's About Money" & DeWayne McCulley:


Great Man!God Bless U!Spread the word.

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Subject: starboy31_has_posted_a_comment_to_your_profile

From: YouTube Service
Date: Thu, April 02, 2009 4:15 pm
To: engineer




starboy31 has posted a comment on your profile:


God Bless you!! I did it too. Reversed it!


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Subject: RE: Death to Diabetes -- Nutrition Questions
From: LEANN & Patrick BRADY
Date: Wed, March 11, 2009 1:36 am
To: DTD


Hi, Pats readings are between 87 and 140 now! Mostly between 95-120. They were between 145-210 average 160-180 before he started your program. He has been very strong about sticking to what he should do. He has Brussels, brocolli and eggs in the morning with total greens. Salad and nuts during the day. And salmon and vegies or soup at dinner. He's reading the book and very excited. He tells everyone that I have helped to save his life along with your program. He's not angry with me at all. He was very ready to get his health back. He writes everything down that he does, He tried the club soda once and it didn't seem to affect his readings. When he works out, which he does almost every day is the only time that his reading gets over 120, and then it goes back down by his nightly reading. His readings are now finally lower in the morning. So I guess no more Dawns phenomanem. THANK-YOU SO MUCH!!!

We have always had great vitamins from our herbalist. He takes very high quality vitamins. We are open to suggestions on blood stabilizing vitamins, He takes coQ10, hawthorne, Vit. E, D-3, Biotin, Red Yeast Rice, Resveratrol, vanadyl sulfate, Vanadium with chromium, Cinnamon, from Now, Healthy originals, Planetary herbals, Source naturals, natures purest, atri-vana. Also He takes Reliv classic and A mix from our herbalist for blood sugar of fresh herbs that he mixes in a glass of water, He drinks herbal teas now also.

We still need to start doing cleanses, He did one kidney cleanse. And we need to get the juicer out and get started.

Thank-you so much for caring


Leann Brady


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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"Death_to_Diabetes_(How_to_Reverse_D
iabetes)_1.1.5_Lecture"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Wed, February 04, 2009 11:23 pm
To: engineer1337







RRESC2 has made a comment on Death to Diabetes (How to Reverse Diabetes) 1.1.5 Lecture:

Great work! Good job. You've got a great mom.


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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"Death_to_Diabetes_(Reverse/Cure_T2_
Diabetes)_1.1.6_Lecture"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Fri, January 30, 2009 7:35 am
To: engineer1337





billoakesattablthree has made a comment on Death to Diabetes (Reverse/Cure T2 Diabetes) 1.1.6 Lecture:

I have watched your videos a number of times and I would like to say thank you very much for sharing. I'm sure you have been a great blessing for many as you have been for me. You are truly a great man !

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Subject: Fwd: a big THANK YOU
From: Frankieboyer
Date: Sat, January 17, 2009 2:16 pm
To: DeWayne

In a message dated 1/14/2009 10:41:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, kevans23 writes:

Dear Frankie,
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you do to keep us informed!

Quite a while back you had a man on who had written "Death to Diabetes". Because of that, a friend of mine who was having a horrible time with her blood sugar, now has normal blood sugar levels. The Dr. had put her on insulin and it was aweful for her. If I hadn't heard him, I would not have known about the book to tell her about it.

We just never know how our words and/or actions might affect another. You probably added years to her life.

God Bless your efforts to help educate us. I sincerely appreciate all you do, and I LOVE your show.

Thank you!!! :>)


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Subject: Comment_posted_on_"Beat_Diabetes_Now:_All_About_the_Da ta"
From: YouTube Service
Date: Tue, December 09, 2008 11:07 pm
To: engineer1337



help centere-mail optionsreport spam

SVProductions1 has made a comment on Beat Diabetes Now: All About the Data:


I have Type 2 Diabetes (Diagnosed 6 years Ago)

I purchased Dewayne's book "Death To Diabetes"

and I now have an average Blood Glucose Of 92.

I steam majority of my food, and have learned to eat small healthy meals. Since coming across this youtube posting, and reading Dewayne's book...I HAVE TAKEN CONTROL of my Diabetes...NOT MY DOCTOR. I look forward to fully being off all Medications in 2009 and totally REVERSING DIABETES. Its a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Thanks For Posting DeWayne. GOD BLESS!

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Subject: Contact Form: Book Feedback
From: giftedwoman
Date: Sun, November 23, 2008 9:12 am
To: engineer

Comments : I bought your book a couple of weeks ago. The first thing I did was cut out the dead and processed foods. The second thing I did was eat brussel sprouts until they were coming out of my ears. For the first time in years I feel good. I wasn't a full blown diabetic, but I felt like crap most of the time. My hands and feet have regained some of the lost sensation that I had been suffering with. Also, my whole body inflammation seems to have quieted down. Thank God you wrote this book. You have truly changed my life.

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Subject: Contact Form: Book Feedback
From: jreynolds813
Date: Sun, September 28, 2008 2:46 am
To: engineer

Comments : Thank-you for saving my life. I ordered your book. My FBS is down from 536 to 103. I stopped taking insulin. My weight is down from 205 to 185. I'm gettig ready to order the cook book. May God and his angels pour down a shower of blessings for the work you are doing.

Love,

Mimi Evans & family

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Subject: Re: Testimonial
From: Kathy Collins
Date: Thu, September 11, 2008 2:42 pm
To: DeWayne McCulley

DeWayne
I also e-mailed Oprah Winfrey's show about your story. If she picks me to be on her show, I'll let you know. You think you got a lot of laughs last night--it's only just begun!

I'm laughing because I thought I was destined to only gain weight in my situation. Not So!

Many thanks to you. Kathy Collins


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Subject: Craig Fetzner from Diabetic Solutions told me about
From: Kathy Collins
Date: Mon, August 25, 2008 4:23 pm
To: engineer

Dear Mr. McCulley,
You've helped me so much through your book and CD'S and DVD'S I just had to tell you. I'll be 60 in December, and for 27 years I've been permanently disabled, 25years in a wheelchair. Your meal plan has helped me cut way down on the use of insulin. And I've lost over 30 lbs since your teleseminar in April.

I cannot move around much due to another neurological disorder. When I tell the doctor, he say's that's nice but doesn't change my prescription for the insulin. He knows I know how to cut back, so I'm sure he's not worried. Maybe he doesn't think I'll stick to it. I have no cravings, and I'm not hungry. That's a first for my lifetime.

Also I can look at a yummy chocolate cream filled donut--from Dunkin Donuts, and I used to eat 3 of them and still be hungry, now I can say no, thank you and mean it. We have a coffee hour in the community room on Sunday Mornings. Dunkin Donuts donates 2 dozen donuts for us and Publix Supermarkets donates day old bread and goodies. the leftovers are used for Tuesday morning blood pressure check--that's when I see the stuff and can say NO.

I want to send Dr. Phil and e-mail about you and your book, and how it has helped me, even though I cannot exercise. Is it o.k. with you? I think you could help a lot of people out there who watch his program who are diabetics who cannot exercise much. I know until I heard about you I was getting near the morbidly obese line and still gaining. I'm eating more of the right kinds of foods now than I was. I didn't think canned goods and frozen dinners would hurt and make me still gain weight. If Dr. Phil is interested I'll give the credit to you and tell a little about your book, and give the info. how to contact you for purchasing your book. Please let me know. Sincerely,

Kathy


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Subject: I Lost Weight Without Trying! -- Thank you!!
From: "Diane Sears"
Date: Sun, September 07, 2008 5:14 pm
To: "DeWayne McCulley"

Good Evening DeWayne,

How are you? Hopefully my note finds that all continues to be well with you and your family. Many thanks for your kind note! By the way, I thought you'd like to know that as a result of interviewing you, reading your book, and continuing to modify my diet - I lost weight without really trying. Adding more green vegetables, adding garlic, sweet basel, fruits (strawberries, grapes), salads to my diet together with abstaining from my 1/2 gallon of ice cream routine and some exercise did the trick. I didn't realize how much weight I had lost until people starting walking up to me and saying, "W-O-W! You really lost a lot of weight!" I'm not trying to lose weight -- I'm just trying to keep the arteries to my heart and brain UNCLOGGED!

Thanks for everything!

Here's to your continued success!

Best regards,

Diane


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Subject: Thanks!
From: "Elliott"
Date: Mon, December 31, 2007 5:25 pm
To: DeWayne,

I'm 2 months new to T2 and appreciate your DVD and book. I've just watched your DVD and will be reading your book (purchased both). I'm also an engineer and appreciate your approach to the "system problem". Started w/ a 417 from a friend's meeter-check, bought one, and now am averaging

Thus again Thanks,

Any comments are welcome and I will plan to give you an update after a while.

Elliott Reitz

Staff Project Engineer
reitze


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Subject: Message to Share About Death to Diabetes
From: "norland"
Date: Sat, December 29, 2007 2:56 pm
To:

Hi,
I have something that I just wanted to share with you.

I just received an email from a person on a (diabetes) website forum that I joined. I told her about the book “Death to Diabetes” about a week and a half ago and this was her reply below.

Hi,
Today is my birthday and I am reading my birthday present Death to Diabetes. I am happy to say that so far I am doing everything right, but I will continue reading so I will be sure I can improve on everything. Thank you for telling me about this book.

I too, was brought to the hospital 8 months ago with a B. S. reading of over 900, fortunate for me my daughter noticed and took action. In the last 9 months I am happy to say I rarely have to take insulin during the day and have lowered my intake of Lantus at bedtime from 144 units to now 50. With the help of this book I am determined to use even less and although my doctor says I will always have to use insulin, she could definitely be wrong.

Thanks again,

Jacq

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR

AND A HEALTHY ONE ALSO.

I am so happy to be able to tell others about this great book! I also just received your Live DVD which is just as great.

I would also like to share maybe an option concerning the program as you requested others to share their options. I was wondering if Mr. McCulley would ever consider writing a Super Meals Cookbook that contains recipes of his super meals. Also to have an online affiliate program in order for others to sell his book and help spread the word.

Please let me know what you think.

God Bless,

Carol North


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Subject: A Way of Saying Thank You
From: "Bill Norwood"
Date: Thu, November 29, 2007 9:18 am
To: DTD
Cc: "'Jenna Norwood'"

Hi DeWayne, Nov 29, 2007

Just finished reading your book – great work!

In February, knowing nothing about diabetes, I decided to start advocating for a diabetic friend of the family, and invested 1-3 hours/day for 8 months in self-education and in communicating and in maintaining logging documents for this 40-yr-old type-1. I also developed charts and analyses. I had accessed about 50 books on diabetes, only the following 5 of which I have read in their entirety.

The Diabetes Diet by Richard Bernstein, M.D. (engineer turned doctor, type-1)

Cheating Destiny by James Hirsch (journalist, type-1 with 5-yr-old son, type-1)

Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes by same & Bryanna Grogan

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution by same.

Death to Diabetes by DeWayne McCulley (engineer, former type-2)

The following is my way of saying thank you for the work that you have done which will be most beneficial to me and to others I know:

1. I plan to provide you, within a week, a 4-5 page critique of your book that I feel might contribute to enhancement of any upcoming edition.

2. I plan to post, within a month, a very positive 1000-word review of your book on Amazon.com which will not include any material from the critique.

3. Since raw foods comprise a significant component of your protocols, I am offering you access to Jenna Norwood’s, raw foods documentary and raw food preparation tv segments, http://www.superchargeme.com/ Jenna. My daughter, Jenna, would be most pleased to hear from you. And if you might be doing a workshop in Sarasota Florida, do ask about her raw foods cafĂ©.

Many thanks,

Bill Norwood,
bnorwood
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YouTube Comment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIUBt09Iqwc#GU5U2spHI_4)

awill1958: I just want to say thank you so much. You have saved my life.

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Subject: RE: Bulk rate pricing for 4 - 5 books
From: Huyen Duong
Date: Sun, July 29, 2007 8:38 pm
To: DeWayne McCulley

Hi DeWayne,

Thanks for your email reply! I look forward to reading your book soon!!

Please do let me know when you will be visiting the Los Angeles/Orange County area. I would love to attend your speaking seminar.

Good luck in spreading your diabetes experience to help others. You are a real blessing to many people!

Best Regards,

-- Huyen


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Your book
From: NJJ0806
Date: Sun, July 29, 2007 2:21 pm
To: DeWayne

Dear Mr. McCulley,
Was on amazon.com the other day looking for diabetic cookbooks and happened along your book. Was intrigued by the cover and title, so read further. Decided after reading a little bit of the contents and being impressed by what your reviewers had to say, that it could do me no harm to purchase it. Got the book yesterday and am about 85 pages into the book and am amazed by some of the things I have learned. Had to go food shopping a little while ago, so skipped over to the Super Meal Models in chapter 17 in order to purchase "live" instead of "dead" foods!!

I am a 57 year old female who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004. Went on meds and stopped eating white sugar and flour immediately. Dropped a few pounds and kept my BG somewhat normal. After about 2 years of "behaving", I decided I was tired of testing and behaving, so started pretending a wasn't a diabetic anymore. Continued taking my meds, but other than that, lived my life as I had previous to my diagnosis. This past June my eyes were starting to get blurry and I knew damn well what it was from. Went to the doctor, had a complete blood work up. Fasting BG was 206. A1C was 8.6. Not too good, huh? Doctor put me on Byetta, in addition to the Actos I've already been taking. BG has come down, but not a whole heck of a lot.

During the next week or two I will be changing my diet to be the same as what has worked for you. I pray that it will work for me too.

I'm so glad that God led you down the path He did. I've been praying for an answer of how to tackle diabetes, and you may have answered my prayers.

Thank you and Blessings!

Nancy Jasinski
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From: Marge
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 2:01 PM
To: Dewayne.McCulley
Subject: Re: Greetings (Diabetes and other health info)

Hi Dewayne,

I'm so grateful for the information you sent us re diabetes. I have already passed it on to my brother in Tulsa, OK and my friend here in Sun City. We were both so glad to hear how well you are doing. Y'all come see us some time!

Marge


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike McHugh
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:53 PM
To: McCulley, DeWayne
Subject: Re: popcorn; tingling, urination

You are incredible

Thanks

Mike


-----Original Message-----
From: Pattie McHugh ]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 9:40 PM
To: McCulley, DeWayne
Subject: good news

Dear Dewayne,
Mike and I are pleased to bring you the encouraging report
after Mike's last blood work. The doctor said he considers Mike's
diabetes in remission!

A few numbers -total cholesterol-165, HDL chol.-36, LDL-120

Chol/HDL-4.6, glycohemoglobin- 5.9

Trust this finds you well and making good progess on your book.

Again we thank God for bringing you into our lives to share your

success and point us in the right direction.


Bless you!
Pattie


PS. Have you had a chance to watch the video? I am curious what
you think of it as an educational tool?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Thanks for your talk!
From: "Stephanie Siegrist, MD"
Date: Wed, April 07, 2004 7:52 pm
To: dewayne

DeWayne-Amazing! I attended your talk at the Nikken meeting last Saturday as a guest. Your presentation was awesome-absolutely right on target scientifically, and a real wake-up call! Accurate, humorous, personal, with a little ethnicity tossed in for good measure. I appreciate that you've taken this on as your mission, educating those at such high risk. Your heart is in the right place.

I'm an orthopedic surgeon, in private practice in Rochester. I attended the meeting as a guest of one of my patients, Bob Meadows. I've been raving to anyone within earshot about your message and delivery.

I'd like to bring my parents to your session at St. Mary's Hospital. I'd like all my patients to hear it. Do you deliver the same talk? Does it vary week to week? You need an infomercial, man!

Thanks-Stephanie Siegrist, MD


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Saturday
From: "Donna Ries"
Date: Sun, April 04, 2004 5:43 pm
To: DeWayne


DeWayne,
Thank you so much for a very informative and well-presented program on issues with Diabetes! You mentionned that you offer a presentation at various churches. Are there any being offered in the Webster-Penfield-Irondequoit area?

Donna Ries

-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Swan
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:50 PM
To: Dewayne.McCulley
Subject: RE: Sarcoidosis

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: hello from Rome.........
From: "debbie evans"
Date: Fri, November 14, 2003 8:25 pm
To: DeWayne

Hi,
just read you email fast cause my son and husband have built a beautiful fire in the living room for me to chill out the rest of the day.

i will print out and read the nine pages from your book in front of the fire.

I really enjoyed our talk on the phone and when it was done i felt like i had been touched by an angel.

we will talk soon.

in the meantime take care,

sincerely,

debbie evans


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Swan
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:50 PM
To: DeWayne
Subject: RE: Sarcoidosis

Dwayne,
Thank you, thank you, thank you...for all your research in such a short
period of time. Yes, this is a tricky one to address. Honestly, when I was
first diagnosed, it was back in 1998. An asthma attack arose after not
having an attack for your many years. I want to the Dr.'s they X-rayed the
chest/lung area and voila, they discovered abnormal sized lungs (glands). I
believe all things happen for a reason.

Truly, thank God, I have not had any problems with shortness of breath or
respiratory concerns. I do excercise (jog) 3 - 4x per week. My PC and/or
respiratory Dr. were seeing me every six months. However, the respiratory
Dr. told tme hat as long as I am feeling good and there is no change, and I
don't feel the need to see him as frequently, that he would leave it up to
me with reference to scheduling.

The only reason that I have been taken Playqenill (1st) and methotrexate
(2nd) is because of the fibrous tissue around the nostril and puffyness in
the corners of the eyes. As bad it it may sound, when you start seeing
things on your face that have not been there before, you (I) get a little
concerned as well as self-conscious.

I left a message on your voicemail, would you like me respond to your
questions via e-mail or would you like to have a phone coversation. I'll be
in this evening after 9:00 p.m. or tomorrow after 6:00 p.m.

Thanks again, Carol


-----Original Message-----
From: Pattie McHugh
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 9:44 AM
To: DeWayne
Subject: thank you!


Dear Dewayne,
Thank you for the timely information on diabetes. My husband, Mike, and I
are so appreciative for the phone time you gave, as well, answering my many
questions. Alas, the questions keep coming and I eagerly await the
publication of your book!

Mike stopped drinking coffee on Sunday and he was pretty miserable for the
following 2 days. Habits die hard. We, also, implemented the super meal concept.
He's dropped a couple pounds as a result and is down to 198. (he was 225lbs in Jan)
We started testing Mike's blood glucose yesterday. I can already see this
is an invaluable tool. Interestingly, last night he ate a late dinner after exercise
and his glucose was 111 before bed.

Today it shot up to 140 after a snack of raw cashews and an apple but was
down to 126 after dinner.

I understand we want those numbers under 120. How troublesome are today's
higher numbers I wonder?

The dietary plan you've outlined seems similar to Atkins. Now that you're
cured, can you break from the strict plan on occasion? If so, how often?

Is a little vinegar permissible with the olive oil for a homemade salad dressing?

Again, thank you for your kind assistance.

Gratefully,
Pattie


-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Staropoli
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 9:14 AM
To: DeWayne
Subject: RE: Multiple sclerosis info

Thanks so much, DeWayne, for compiling and sending me the extensive
information about dealing with MS. I forwarded it to my son and hope he'll
take it into consideration as he's moving forward.

I hope you don't mind but I also forwarded it to a friend of mine (Tim
McGowan) who coordinates the educational programming at the MS Society -
Thought he ought to learn more from you too!

Let's stay in touch!

Enjoy the weekend!

Sue


-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Staropoli
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 1:55 AM
To: DeWayne
Subject: Re: **Health seminar May 15 (Saturday)**

Hi DeWayne - Hope your event went well - sorry I couldn't make it. But I
continue to direct people to you as a resource - so keep up your important
work!

I hope to stay connected with you........

Enjoy each day!

Sue Staropoli -


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Citywide%20Crusade
From: "Katharyne Mensah"
Date: Mon, April 05, 2004 2:01 pm
To: LiveWell_24_7
Cc: DeWayne

Juanita - Naturally it was great talking with you Sat and visiting Rochester. I got a lot of mileage out of our conversation and was just blown away by Dr. Carsillo and DeWayne McCulley generous presentations.

Much blessings, light and love.

Tia

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Diabetic info
From: "ihc"
Date: Sat, September 13, 2003 8:59 am
To: dewayne

Hello Dewayne, I am an Integris distributor and on the conference call. I heard you talk of research you've done on alternatives for diabetics. I would be very interested in the info if you would send it to me.

If it is attachable, that would be great. Otherwise, my name and address is: Joanne Frazel, PMB 215, 201 E Lyndale Ave, Helena, MT 59601.

Thank you so much for the information and your time.

In Health, Joanne

"Live like there is no tomorrow,

love like you've never been , and

dance like nobody's watching...."

-----Original Message-----
From: JayBeeh3
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 10:28 AM
To: DeWayne
Subject: Thank You

Dewayne, I'm just getting around to saying thank you for the wealth of information, I got from you, now the execution is up to me.:) I've been talking about you nonstop to some of my friends and they would love to hear one of your talks. Do you have anymore planned or would you be willing to set up one if I could get some people to come?

I would love for them to hear your story and some of the things you do now. This would be a very inquisitive crowd, if we could get the timing right. Can you let me know your availablity. A Saturday late evening seemed to work well and I would get a place. We have a potential location in Bulls Head Plaza that we can use or if not my home is an option.

Let me know and thanks again. I will be out of town beginning tomorrow through Memorial Day, but I hope I will be able to check email between now and then.

Jacquie

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breast Cancer


Author's Sidebar #1: Despite the millions of dollars that are donated for cancer research, most cancers continue to rise, with not a single cure from the medical industry. The majority of the donations are used (NOT to find cures) but to fund research for more drugs to fill the pockets of the greedy pharmaceutical companies. Western Medicine continues to only offer chemotherapy and radiation as the primary treatment strategies despite their ineffectiveness and devastating side effects. As a result, cancer patients and their families suffer physically, emotionally, and financially, with many of them losing their homes and life savings.

Hmm-mmm ... Maybe we should stop donating our hard-earned money to these organizations and hold the medical industry accountable ... As long as we continue to donate our money and time, the medical industry is NOT going to change!
Author's Sidebar #2: Breast cancer touches someone in our lives sooner or later, but, knowledge can help prevent and fight breast cancer and other cancers. There are some simple things that women can do to prevent breast cancer. There are some simple things that all of us can do to prevent or reduce the risk of developing most cancers without having to make a lot of lifestyle changes.
For example:
-- Eat at least 5 servings of raw vegetables (incl. raw juices) every day.
-- Reduce eating conventional animal meat, processed foods, and fast foods.
-- Avoid diet soda, soda, and fast foods, esp. KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell.
-- Follow a balanced macronutrient-dense diet such as the Level 3 version of the Death to Diabetes Diet
-- Take a wholefood-based Vitamin D3 supplement or get some sunlight.
-- Take only wholefood-based supplements, esp. CoQ10, ALA, grape seed extract
-- Avoid most conventional supplements -- most of them are synthetic and contain lead or other heavy metals, plus color dyes and other toxic chemicals
-- Get 8 hours of quality sleep every night.
-- Reduce the stress in your life.
-- Reduce wearing a bra (restricting lymph flow, decreased melatonin).
-- Reduce/avoid use of cosmetics, hair products and bleach/detergents (carcinogenic).
-- Educate yourself about proper nutrition and alternative medicine methodologies to protect yourself and your family
-- Get tested every year -- early detection is key (but be wary of mammograms). .

Breast Cancer (Statistics)

In 2002, cancer overtook heart disease as the number one killer of Americans under the age of 85. This trend is expected to continue, and in another ten years – by 2018 – cancer will be the number one killer of all Americans, young and old alike. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.Breast Cancer Can Be Prevented
About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 270,000 women will die of cancer in 2010 – 40,000 from breast cancer alone.
The ACS also estimates that in 2010, 745,000 men and 692,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer. Of the women diagnosed, over a quarter will be found to have breast cancer.

In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer.

Compared to African American women, white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer, but less likely to die of it. One possible reason is that African American women tend to have more aggressive tumors, probably due to excess fast foods and animal meat, and low levels of Vitamin D. Women of other ethnic backgrounds — Asian, Hispanic, and Native American — have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer than white women and African American women.

A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer.

About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations (abnormal changes) inherited from one’s mother or father. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common. Women with these mutations have up to an 80% risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime, and they are more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age (before menopause). An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations. In men, about 1 in 10 breast cancers are believed to be due to BRCA2 mutations and even fewer cases to BRCA1 mutations.

About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.

The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman), age (growing older), diet, and stress.

Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop.
Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of each cell. Normally, the cells in our bodies replace themselves through an orderly process of cell growth: healthy new cells take over as old ones die out. But over time, mutations can “turn on” certain genes and “turn off” others in a cell. That changed cell gains the ability to keep dividing without control or order, producing more cells just like it and forming a tumor.
A tumor can be benign (not dangerous to health) or malignant (has the potential to be dangerous). Benign tumors are not considered cancerous: their cells are close to normal in appearance, they grow slowly, and they do not invade nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are cancerous. Left unchecked, malignant cells eventually can spread beyond the original tumor to other parts of the body.
The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple. Less commonly, breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues, which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast.
Breast Anatomy:

  Breast Anatomy
Breast Profile:
A ducts
B lobules
C dilated section of duct to hold milk
D nipple
E fat
F pectoralis major muscle
G chest wall/rib cage
Enlargement:
A normal duct cells
B basement membrane
C lumen (center of duct)




Over time, cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue and make their way into the underarm lymph nodes, small organs that filter out foreign substances in the body. If cancer cells get into the lymph nodes, they then have a pathway into other parts of the body. The breast cancer’s stage refers to how far the cancer cells have spread beyond the original tumor.
Breast cancer is always caused by a genetic abnormality (a “mistake” in the genetic material). However, only 5-10% of cancers are due to an abnormality inherited from your mother or father. About 90% of breast cancers are due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and the “wear and tear” of life in general.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Some of the factors associated with breast cancer -- being a woman, your age, and your genetics, for example -- can't be changed. Other factors -- maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, smoking cigarettes,  and eating nutritious food -- can be changed by making choices. By choosing the healthiest lifestyle options possible, you can empower yourself and make sure your breast cancer risk is as low as possible.

The known risk factors for breast cancer are listed below. If a factor can't be changed (such as your genetics), you can learn about protective steps you can take that can help keep your risk as low as possible.

Being a Woman: Just being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer. There are about 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer this year in American women.

Age: As with many other diseases, your risk of breast cancer goes up as you get older. About two out of three invasive breast cancers are found in women 55 or older.

Family History: Women with close relatives who've been diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease. If you've had one first-degree female relative (sister, mother, daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer, your risk is doubled.

Genetics: About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child.

Personal History of Breast Cancer: If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, you're 3 to 4 times more likely to develop a new cancer in the other breast or a different part of the same breast. This risk is different from the risk of the original cancer coming back (called risk of recurrence).

Eating Unhealthy Food: Diet is thought to be at least partly responsible for about 30% to 40% of all cancers. No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer. But some foods can make your body the healthiest it can be, boost your immune system, and help keep your risk for breast cancer as low as possible.

Being Overweight: Overweight and obese women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to women who maintain a healthy weight, especially after menopause. Being overweight also can increase the risk of the breast cancer coming back (recurrence) in women who have had the disease.

Low of Vitamin D Levels: Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing.

Lack of Exercise: Research shows a link between exercising regularly at a moderate or intense level for 4 to 7 hours per week and a lower risk of breast cancer.

Smoking: Smoking causes a number of diseases and is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.

Drinking Alcohol: Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages -- beer, wine, and liquor -- increases a woman's risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

Radiation to Chest or Face Before Age 30: If you had radiation to the chest to treat another cancer (not breast cancer), such as Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, you have a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer. If you had radiation to the face at an adolescent to treat acne (something that’s no longer done), you are at higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Certain Breast Changes: If you've been diagnosed with certain benign (not cancer) breast conditions, you may have a higher risk of breast cancer. There are several types of benign breast conditions that affect breast cancer risk

Race/Ethnicity: White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African American, Hispanic, and Asian women. But African American women are more likely to develop more aggressive, more advanced-stage breast cancer that is diagnosed at a young age.

Pregnancy History: Women who haven’t had a full-term pregnancy or have their first child after age 30 have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women who gave birth before age 30.

Breastfeeding History: Breastfeeding can lower breast cancer risk, especially if a woman breastfeeds for longer than 1 year.

Menstrual History: Women who started menstruating (having periods) younger than age 12 have a higher risk of breast cancer later in life. The same is true for women who go through menopause when they're older than 55.

Using HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy):
Current or recent past users of HRT have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Since 2002 when research linked HRT and risk, the number of women taking HRT has dropped dramatically.

Having Dense Breasts: Research has shown that dense breasts can be 6 times more likely to develop cancer and can make it harder for mammograms to detect breast cancer.

Light Exposure at Night: The results of several studies suggest that women who work at night -- factory workers, doctors, nurses, and police officers, for example -- have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women who work during the day. Other research suggests that women who live in areas with high levels of external light at night (street lights, for example) have a higher risk of breast cancer.

DES (diethylstilbestrol) Exposure: Some pregnant women were given DES from the 1940s through the 1960s to prevent miscarriage. Women who took DES themselves have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. Women who were exposed to DES while their mothers were pregnant with them also may have slightly higher risk of breast cancer later in life.

Exposure to Chemicals in Cosmetics: Research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in cosmetics, hair products, and detergents may contribute to the development of cancer in people.

Exposure to Chemicals in Food: There's a real concern that pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones used on crops and livestock may cause health problems in people, including an increase in breast cancer risk. There are also concerns about the chemicals in fast foods, mercury in seafood and industrial chemicals in food and food packaging.

Exposure to Chemicals for Lawns and Gardens: Research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in lawn and garden products may cause cancer in people. But because the products are diverse combinations of chemicals, it's difficult to show a definite cause and effect for any specific chemical.

Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic: Research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in plastic products, such as bisphenol A (BPA), may cause cancer in people.

Exposure to Chemicals in Sunscreen: While chemicals can protect us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of the chemicals in some sunscreen products may cause cancer in people.

Exposure to Chemicals in Water: Research has shown that the water you drink -- whether it’s from your home faucet or bottled water from a store -- may not always be as safe as it could be. Everyone has a role in protecting the water supply. There are steps you can take to ensure your water is as safe as it can be.

Exposure to Chemicals When Food Is Grilled/Prepared: Research has shown that women who ate a lot of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meats and very few fruits and vegetables had a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women who didn't eat a lot of grilled meats.

Dangers of Mammograms

Over 50 Percent of the Death Rate From Cancer is Induced by X-Rays
The following information from Dr. Mercola reveals the dangers of mammography and the benefits of a safe breast cancer screening test called thermography.
Your doctor probably hasn’t told you about it, but a suspicious finding via thermography is the single most important indicator of high risk for breast cancer. And an astounding 95 percent of early stage breast cancers are diagnosed when this non-invasive, painless and utterly risk-free process is used in a multi-modal approach to detection and treatment.
Using thermography instead of mammography could mean the difference between overturning your boat in shark-infested waters, life preserver in hand, outcome unknown… and learning how to keep your boat upright so that you never need a life preserver in the first place.
The reality is reducing exposure to medical radiation such as unnecessary mammograms would likely reduce mortality rates.
What’s more, false diagnoses of breast cancer are very common – as high as 89 percent – leading many women to be unnecessarily and harmfully treated by mastectomy, more radiation and chemotherapy.
So why is there such a push towards screening mammograms?
Because it’s become a billion dollar a year business – one that appears to be more motivated by profits than helping its patients.
Here’s a loose estimate of the money the medical establishment rakes in on mammograms every year:
$100 average cost per screening x 65 million U.S. women aged 40 or over
= $6.5 billion dollars per year
Add to that a few million $1,000+ biopsies and it becomes clear that annual mammography screenings for women 40 years and older is at least a $10 billion dollar per year industry.
In fact, according to Barbara Brenner, Executive Director of the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Action advocacy group and herself a breast cancer survivor.
The United States Public Campaign to Eradicate Breast Cancer has Not Focused on Prevention, but Largely on Efforts to Promote Mammography Screening   

Of course, there are instances where mammography may be warranted. But the truth is there are other technologies that are proven to be more effective, less expensive and completely harmless, that can save far more lives that your doctor isn’t telling you about.
If you’re a woman, there’s a one in eight chance that you’ll develop breast cancer during your lifetime. And despite the fact that reducing exposure to medical radiation such as unnecessary mammograms would likely reduce mortality rates, the American cancer society is promoting mammography to the exclusion of most other screening devices.

The Safe Breast Cancer Screening Test Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About
(from Dr. Mercola)

You may not know it, but there’s a tool available right now – today -- to help you identify the conditions and diseases that could be growing inside you, symptomless and seemingly harmless … for the moment.

If you’re a woman concerned about breast cancer -- and what woman isn’t? -- this
technology could quite literally save your breasts, and your life.

Your body has an amazing capacity for self-healing. When something goes awry with the normal functioning of your body, it will try to heal itself through natural processes. If those processes fail, symptoms will develop. This is the point at which most people realize they need help – when symptoms appear which affect their lives, or even threaten them.

But what if you could get a heads-up that your body was going through some abnormal changes an entire decade before discernible symptoms develop – well before your life is in potential danger?

Unfortunately, conventional medicine is stubbornly holding on to old ideas of cancer detection and treatment, no matter how ineffective it’s been proven to be. Breast cancer detection methods used by the mainstream medical community include mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs), and PET scans.

Education and awareness of better, less risky and more effective options for detecting breast cancer are woefully deficient, but as you will learn, they do exist.

Preventing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a complex disease, and many things contribute to it. The following points explain some other things you can do to help prevent breast cancer.

Bra Wearing Habits

In a study by Singer and Grismaijer in 1995, 3 out of 4 women studied who wore a bra for 24 hours a day developed breast cancer compared to 1 out of 168 who wore a bra rarely or never.

That is a huge difference, and the implication is clear.  Your first line of defense in preventing breast cancer is to severely limit how many hours a day you wear a bra.

hindering the normal cleansing process of the breast tissue.  Many environmental toxins and pesticides that cause and promote cancer are "fat-loving" and so tend to reside in the breast tissue.  Lymph fluid carries away waste products, dead cells, and toxins.

Another study found that wearing a bra decreased melatonin production and increased the core body temperature.  Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and hormone that promotes good sleep, fights aging, boosts immune system, and slows the growth of certain types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Note: If you need or want to wear a bra, find one that is fitting. Be especially careful about the underwires and side panels, because if the fit is not just right, the underwire can poke into the breast tissue, and the side panels can create extra pressure and tightness. Consider getting fitted right with a professional fitter by following these guidelines on this web page:

Also, give your breasts "free time". Take your bra off whenever you can, such as at home. At the very least do not wear it to sleep.

Note: While bras do give breasts support, they do not ultimately prevent your breasts from sagging. Gravity will eventually take its effect. There is actually some evidence that bras can even increase sagging. One possible reason for that is that the breast has ligaments, and since other bodily ligaments can atrophy when not in use, the same might happen to the breast ligaments under the constant artificial support from the bra, resulting in increased sagginess. Another possible reason for bra-wearing increasing sagginess is IF a woman wears an ill-fitting bra, which may force some of the breast tissue to "migrate", resulting in differently shaped breasts than otherwise.

Note: All of this may sound far-fetched ... your doctor may have never heard of it, but the evidence is there. Preventing breast cancer should be a very important matter for all of us. Drastically reducing the amount of time your breasts are bound in bras and being conscientious of only wearing well-fitting bras are easy steps to take that might save you a fortune in medical bills, and even your life!

Vitamin D and Sunlight

Breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. vary according to the geographic region so that the highest rates are in the northeast and urban areas, and lowest rates in the south and rural areas.  This is explained by the variation in sunlight and the subsequent vitamin D production.  According to William B. Grant's analysis, breast cancer risk could be cut in half by sufficient vitamin D levels - or in other words, by sufficient sun exposure.

Adult humans need much more vitamin D than the amount that used to be recommended (400 IU) — probably somewhere around 3000-5000 IU daily. So you cannot get enough vitamin D from the diet alone.  Sun exposure without sunscreens is the preferred source of vitamin D.  If you need vitamin D supplementation, blood testing of vitamin D level is recommended to know how much supplements to take and not to overdose.  Dr. Mercola's article on vitamin D deficiency explains the testing, as well as how much sun exposure is adequate.  Just remember, don't burn!

Carbohydrates, Obesity, and Breast Cancer

Obesity has long been recognized as a risk factor for breast cancer.  Recent reasearch is starting to unveil a bigger picture where obesity, a condition called insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia, higher estrogen levels, and insulin-like growth factor I are all connected, and act synergistically.  The exact causal mechanism is yet uncertain and under study.

People with insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia (also called syndrome X) have high levels of insulin in their blood because the cells in their body are resisting insulin and so the body produces lots of it to counteract the resistance.  This condition is caused by eating too much carbohydrates that digest rapidly, like bread, potatoes, rice, corn, baked goods, pop and other sugary drinks, cakes, cookies, most desserts, and some sweet fruits.  These foods have high glycemic index (GI).   Carbohydrate foods with low glycemic index (those which digest slowly) would be lentils, beans, barley, most vegetables, and some fruits.  And some foods have a medium glycemic index, for example pasta and certain kinds of breads.
The mechanism of insulin resistance is as follows:
When you eat lots of carbohydrates with high glycemic index, the pancreas produces lots of insulin so that the energy from those carbohydrates (in form of glucose) could be used in the cells all around the body. Insuling is like a 'key' that opens the door to the cells so that energy (glucose) can enter the cells from the bloodstream. When there is lots of insulin in the bloodstream, the cells start resisting insulin's action. Insulin-resistant cells resist the 'key', so therefore they don't get the glucose (energy). Instead, all the extra glucose ends up stored as body fat (that's why obesity is a symptom), while the person can still feel hungry.
Almost all people with type 2 diabetes and many with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and overweight people are insulin resistant. But multitudes of apparently healthy Americans also are have this condition without knowing it, because their pancreas is (still) compensating for the resistance by putting out lots and lots of insulin. You can suspect insulin resistance if you suffer from fatigue, brain fogginess, low blood sugar, obesity, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure. A glucose tolerance test can determine if a person is insulin resistant.

Note: For more details about preventing and curing breast cancer, refer to the Death to Diabetes website.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Myths About Diabetes

There are many myths about diabetes. Some of the myths were started through ignorance, others by doctors, dietitians and diabetes educators, others by a single flawed study, and still more exist because of a resistance to change by diabetics.
In some cases the very people that claim to be helping diabetics are lying to them!
Although it is very important to learn everything you can about diabetes, it may be just as important to unlearn a lot of things you believe to be true about diabetes, drugs, and nutrition.
Author's Perspective: "When I was diabetic, I was confused by a lot of the misinformation about diabetes. Fortunately, because of my science background, it made it easier for me to separate fact from fiction. The one  important thing to remember about most of these myths is that they are designed to keep you afraid, uncertain, diabetic and/or dependent on  drugs and uninformed doctors and other so-called "experts".  I learned very quickly that the only person who had a vested interest in my long-term non-drug health was me! -- so, I had to become my own expert.
Here are some of the many myths and misunderstandings about diabetes, drugs, nutrition and other related topics.
Myth: Diabetes is just a little sugar problem – it’s not that serious.
Truth: Diabetes is a disease that affects trillions of cells in the body and, gradually, leads to complications such as heart attack, stroke, amputation, kidney failure, and blindness. So, diabetes is serious . . .  very serious.
Myth: Eating sweets and your genetics cause diabetes.
Truth: Eating sweets does not cause diabetes – they make you fat, which can lead to diabetes. Although your genetics can play a partial role in diabetes, the eating and cooking habits that are passed down from one generation to the next are more significant contributors, when combined with a sedentary lifestyle. Look at your genetics as being the “loaded gun” and your eating habits/lifestyle as “pulling the trigger”. As long as you don’t pull the trigger, the loaded gun can’t harm you! Your body may have a genetic predisposition to acquire diabetes, but, if you make better decisions than your ancestors about food, exercise, and lifestyle, then it is not a forgone conclusion that you will become diabetic.
Myth: Only fat people become diabetic.
Truth: Actually, there are thin people who become diabetic -- in fact, almost 19% of diabetics are not fat. Diabetes is a biochemical/hormonal disease, not a disease from being overweight.
 
Myth: There is no cure for diabetes – once a diabetic, always a diabetic.
Truth: The treatment protocol for Type 2 diabetes is drug therapy, which is designed to suppress the symptoms of the disease and not address the root causes of the disease. And, therefore, the disease cannot be cured. However, there is sufficient clinical evidence that shows lifestyle changes (such as nutrition, exercise, testing, and spiritual health) can prevent and control Type 2 diabetes. And, once the diabetes is under control, further lifestyle changes may reverse the effects of the disease – if the treatment focuses on repairing the trillions of defective cells.
Myth: Once your doctor puts you on insulin, you're on insulin for the rest of your life.
Truth: Not true! That's what the author was told!
Myth: You can eat whatever you want -- as long as you adjust your drug dosage.
Truth: Unfortunately, that's what a lot of Type 1 children and their parents are told. This leads to the "insulin-addiction trap". Anyone with common sense knows that you can't eat whatever you want without suffering some consequences.

Myth: Diabetes is not as serious if you are taking pills instead of insulin.
Truth: Diabetes should be taken as seriously regardless of whether you are taking pills or injections. Unfortunately, because we live in a drug-tolerant society that sees pills as “normal”, we don’t really believe our health is in any danger if we are taking pills. Either way, the diabetes will still progress and lead to other health complications. In fact, pills lull diabetics into a comfort zone and a false sense of wellness that eventually fails them.
Author’s Note: A co-worker thought that he was safe taking a pill, but today is on insulin because the disease continued to progress.
Myth: You can control your diabetes by avoiding the carbs.
Truth: You may be able to temporarily lower your blood glucose level, but you can’t avoid a major macronutrient such as carbohydrates and expect to get healthy. Besides, not all carbohydrates are bad – it’s the refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, and cereals that are the problem. However, good carbohydrates, such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts, actually provide some of the missing saccharides, which help to repair the cells and reduce the insulin resistance.
Note: Recent research indicates that cells have a thin carbohydrate (“sugar”) coating (glycocalyx) of glycoproteins and glycolipids that support cellular communications and the immune and endocrine systems.
Myth: It costs more to eat healthy foods.
Truth: It does cost more to eat healthy foods – in the short term. Fresh vegetables and fruits cost more than a box of macaroni and cheese. Sprouted-grain bread cost more than wheat bread. Organic brown rice cost more than white rice. However, as your health improves, you will save money with over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, doctor visits, physical exams, hospital stays, and the quantity of groceries.
Myth: Most people (including diabetics) do not like taking drugs.
Truth: Surprisingly, most people prefer to take drugs – in lieu of making changes to their lifestyle, nutrition, or exercise regimen. Most people will deny that they like taking drugs, but the facts show that more than 65% of the people in the United States take prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs; and, more than 60% take multiple drugs. This is due to our intolerance to personal pain and suffering – why suffer if there’s a drug that will eliminate the pain? Also, there is the belief that the drugs are “working” because they do what they are advertised to do, e.g. reduce pain, lower blood pressure, lower blood glucose, lower cholesterol. It will require a major paradigm shift in our thinking to move away from drugs as the solution to our health problems.

Myth: Once you have diabetes there is nothing you can do. You must listen to the doctor and take any medication he prescribes to lower your blood sugar.
Truth: Diabetes is the easiest disease to reverse. With diet, exercise and nutritional supplements you can reverse type 2 diabetes.

Myth: Type 2 diabetes is genetic. If others in your family have type 2 diabetes chances are that you will get it.
Truth: That is nonsense. If you keep eating the way they do, you will most likely get type 2 diabetes and so will the majority of people who eat the same way. If you follow the recommendation of Dr. Bernstein to modify your diet or  if you follow the recommendation of Engineer DeWayne McCulley (author of "Death to Diabetes) to eat a plant-based diet and exercise on a regular basis, you will not have high blood sugar.

Myth:  My doctor says that people who advocate the use of vitamins are quacks.
Truth: People who use (the right kind of) wholefood vitamins are healthier and more aware of how their body is functioning. 

Myth:  My doctor says it's ridiculous to think that (Type 2) diabetes can be reversed.
Truth: People who use (the right kind of) wholefood vitamins in combination with a superior nutritional program are healthier and more aware of how their body is functioning.
Doctors in this country are not trained in preventive medicine therefore they do not believe in it. They are trained to cut, remove and medicate. Your doctor is jealous because he is not getting a kickback from the drug companies for the prescriptions he would be writing for you. Instead you will be too healthy to require his services in the future.

Myth:  If you're a Type 1 diabetic, diet changes won't help.
Truth: Most Type 1s will have to take insulin, but they can dramatically reduce the amount of insulin with a superior nutritional program.

Myth:  People who say diabetes can be reversed are just trying to sell you their book or someone else's book.
Truth: Yeah, that one may be true! Smile That's one of the reasons why the author of Death to Diabetes explains his program on his website -- so that you can verify the program for yourself without having to buy the book!.

Summary
To summarize, those are just some of the dispelled myths about diabetes and how to reverse its progression. You must remember that natural remedies take time. If you don't have the patience and determination you will lose and the diabetes will win. 

Most people will complain that the "natural" way did not work for them. But they don't or won't make a complete diet and lifestyle reversal. Instead they will pick and choose what they like about the program, justify their cheating and then complain that it did not work for them overnight.

Sidebar: In addition to these myths, there are a lot of so-called healthy foods that have been marketed as such -- but, they're not healthy at all! Take a look at this web page -- you may be surprised ...