Chemical Causes of Diabetes

Natural News says that medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning.

It is thought that metals such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic, fluoride, lead and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have bonded to these cells in the pancreas.

Mercury and lead tend to attach themselves to highly vulnerable junctures of proteins that enables them to provoke morphological changes in the body.

Changes in pancreatic function are among the pathogenic mechanisms observable during intoxication of lead.

Dr. Mark Sircus – University of Calgary said:

“The development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is thought to be dependent on the interaction of environmental agents with the pancreatic beta cells.”

According to research by Dr. H.J. Roberts who is a diabetes specialist and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame:

1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes.

2) Causes poorer diabetic control in diabetics on insulin or oral drugs.

3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis.

4) Causes convulsions.

Its time we took a look at what factors in the environment (including our food) that can contribute to Diabetes.

chemicalAs far as other specific chemical culprits, phthalates, a common chemical which is found in nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays, moisturizers and perfumes.

In a study published by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, it was discovered that women with the highest levels of phthalates in their urine were at risk of diabetes bys 70 percent more than women with the lowest levels of phthalates in their bodies.

Below is a video about Phthaletes and Diabetes: