Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1)

Condition Description

A condition characterized by reduced insulin production that results from the destruction of pancreatic beta cells usually by an autoimmune process.

Common Symptoms

  • Generally no obvious symptoms
  • Condition is identified through routine blood testing
  • When there are symptoms, they generally consist of excessive hunger, excessive thirst, and/or excessive urination
  • Weight loss
  • Severe ketoacidosis may be present as severe dehydration, smell of ketones, abdominal pain, vomiting, drowsiness or coma

Underlying Causes

  • Most cases (95%) are the result of environmental factors acting upon genetically susceptible people that lead to the development of autoimmune diseases attacking insulin-producing pancreatic cells
  • High carbohydrate diets that increase the body’s need for insulin
  • Hidden food allergies
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Mineral deficiencies

Traditional Approach

  • Insulin

EHAC Approach

  • Insulin after assessing and treating underlying causes (this may reduce the need for insulin)
  • Diet modification through reduction of carbohydrate intake (potatoes, yams, grains, wheat, rice, oats, etc)
  • Identify and treat food allergies primarily through elimination
  • Assess for and treat chemical sensitivity; improve liver detoxification with Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Look for and treat any mineral deficiencies
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