The number of cases of diabetes has been climbing in great numbers for decades.
As the Centers for Disease Control says, the number of cases of diabetes has gone up fourfold over the past 30 years.
But why is it happening?
A lot of people feel that sugar is responsible for the increase in diabetes.
However, sugar consumption has leveled off dramatically:
If sugar were the culprit, then its plateau would also mean a plateau in the number of cases of diabetes.
But that hasn’t happened.
Diabetes has not leveled off, instead, it’s still climbing.
But there is something else that has not only not leveled off — but has increased DRAMATICALLY.
And that is consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids — or PUFAs.
In fact, there is very persuasive evidence that the cause of diabetes is the inflammatory PUFAs.
That’s right… PUFAs cause diabetes.
And PUFAs are everywhere!
In this study, researchers found that mice did not get diabetes unless they had PUFAs in their diet.
The average person in the Western world eats vast amounts of PUFAs.
Never before in history has there been as much PUFA consumption as there is today.
We have shown that essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency prevents diabetes.
A so-called essential fatty acid deficiency is a good thing.
As we get older, we accumulate more and more essential fatty acids from the PUFAs that we eat.
Our diets have far too many PUFAS in the form of soy, nut, fish, canola, and other vegetable oils.
But there are dangers to canola oil and other plant and fish oils.
These PUFAs accumulate and cause inflammation in our bodies — particularly in our guts, even in our brains.
This inflammation causes leakiness in our gut and circulatory system.
Rats that did not eat high amounts of PUFAs maintained strong blood vessels.
They were more protected against leaky gut issues.
Because of this and other studies, we know that PUFAs are to blame for many issues we face.
There is nothing that is more likely to cause sickness and diabetes than the amounts of fish and vegetable oil that are in our diets today.
These can lead to diabetes, congestive heart failure, and vascular disease.
Eliminating these PUFAs from your diet as much as possible is the healthiest move you can make.
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Essential fatty acid deficiency prevents multiple low-dose streptozotocin-induced diabetes in naive and cyclosporin-treated low-responder murine strains
Resistance of essential fatty acid-deficient rats to endotoxin-induced increases in vascular permeability