The blood flow of diabetes patients is not smooth because of contain a lot of sugar in the blood. That damages the wall of blood vessels and causes the accumulation of cholesterol and results in hardening of the artery (arteriosclerosis) like the above photo above.
The first cause raising blood sugar is eating too much, eating sweets and lack of exercises, which are very famous causes. But there is the second cause.
The second cause is hidden in the small intestine. According to a research, 15 % of elderly people’s small intestines had the second cause.
The second cause of high blood sugar can be found by checking the substance of breath. The substance is the same as fart, which is mainly methane gas. Methane is used for cooking on the stove or is generated from sludge which is rotten animals and plants.
If your breath contains a lot of the substance of fart, you have high possibility of second cause of high blood sugar hidden in the small intestine.
What is the second cause of high blood sugar hidden in the small intestine?
That is gas in the small intestine.
Healthy person’s intestines are about 2 cm (0.8 inches) of the diameter, but if the substance of fart is accumulated in the small intestine pathologically, the small intestine becomes much larger with a lot of gas. If the gas is accumulated in the small intestine at a certain level, the gas is absorbed in the body and is breathed out from your mouth (Fig. 1 and 2).
Why the gas in the small intestine raises blood sugar?
When a lot of gas is generated in the small intestine, the small intestine expands and the wall of the small intestine is damaged. Toxin in the small intestine invades the blood vessel and prevents the function of insulin that lowers blood sugar. As a result of that, blood sugar goes up.
Why the gas is generated in the small intestine?
Intestinal bacteria increase by taking the nutrition from the food in the small intestine. At that time, they generate gas.
Usually intestinal bacteria exist a lot in the large intestine, but few in the small intestine. That is because in the small intestine, the speed to delver food is very fast so that it is difficult for bacteria to increase and gas is generated.
But because of aging or stress or other reasons, if the movement of the small intestine becomes dull, food stays in the small intestine and intestinal bacteria increase a lot feeding on the food. As a result, a huge amount of gas is generated.
How to decrease gas in the small intestine
To decrease gas in the small intestine, it is important to make the interval between meals long. People who have gas in the small intestine often eat something between meals.
If you can keep the interval between meals 8 hours, the small intestine becomes active, deceasing intestinal bacteria in the small intestine.
70 years old female whose gas in the small intestine had been +4 from the referenced value didn’t eat any snacks between meals and kept the interval between meals more than 8 hours for 5 days. After 5 days’ experiment, her gas in the small intestine became -1 from the referenced value.
Acute low back pain causes strong pain and the limitation of movements, but often gets better easily.
A 41 years old man with acute low back pain came to my clinic. He had helped his friend’s move 2 week ago and low back pain had suddenly started 3 days ago. He felt pain in his right low back with slight movements such as bending to the left side, twisting to the left and bending forward.
He didn’t have many tender or painful points on right low back, so after general acupuncture treatment, I removed hard knots on his buttocks and asked him to stand up and check his back. There was not much improvement at this point as I expected. I attached a very short needle (about 1 mm) called press-needle on his right low back where the flow of energy was blocked. I asked him to check his low back again. This time the range of motion of his low back got much better and he was surprised.
For acute low back pain, only one short needle attached where the energy flow is disturbed is always very helpful.
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An island in Japan is paid attention to from the medical professions because the ratio of emergency transport due to stroke or heart attack decreased by 80 % within 3 years.
The rate of deaths due to brain hemorrhage around the islands including this island is the worst in all over Japan. The average blood pressure of the people in this island measured 4 years ago was more than 140. The condition of their blood vessel was very poor until 3 years ago so that the ratio of emergency transport due to stroke or heart attack was extremely high.
A doctor was assigned to this island 4 years ago and he improved various things that were making the condition of blood vessels worse.
(1) Cigarettes were removed from the island
By removing cigarettes from the island, nobody became able to get cigarettes in the island, so the ratio of smoking in the island decreased by 35 %.
(2) Habit of exercises
Walking in the evening is recommended because evening is the best time to build muscles. The hormone to maintain muscles, which is growth hormone is secreted in the evening.
Muscles repeat decomposition and regeneration called metabolism. Growth hormone regenerates the muscles decomposed by exercises. The time that growth hormone is secreted most while awaking is evening (4-6 pm).
Exercises in the evening promotes restoring the muscles damaged by exercises and leads to building up muscles and burning extra fat and sugar in the body efficiently.
(3) Dietary life
It has recently turned out that maintaining muscles prevents hardening of arteries, improving blood sugar, cholesterol, neutral fat and blood pressure.
The important nutrition to maintain muscles is Leucine.
Leucine is a type of essential amino acids contained in protein. Leucine is not only the material of muscles but also plays a very important role as the switch to synthesis muscles.
When repeating decomposition and synthesis of muscles, if leucine is not enough, synthesis of muscles is not processed and muscles are declined. So it is important to take leucine after exercises.
Leucine is rich in soy products, meats, fishes and dairy products.
A Food to Improve Constipation
Dietary fibers and fermented foods are famous to improve constipation.
But what is introduced today is Kiwifruits.
Kiwifruits were paid attention to from the medical profession in an international symposium in New Zealand 2 years ago.
The dietary fibers in kiwifruits contain a lot of water. Water-retaining amount of kiwifruits is twice as much as apples or oranges. When kiwifruits come to the large intestine, hard stools are moisturized and softened by the retained water. The softened stools move quickly in the large intestine and are smoothly eliminated.
A woman suffering from constipation for 30 years tried to eat at least one kiwifruit a day in one of three meals for 1 weak. The 2nd day she had 4 bowel movements, and the stool was soft and formed instead of small pieces. After that, she had a bowel movement every day. In addition to the improvement of constipation, she lost weight.
High blood sugar causes stroke or heart attack, but according to the recent researches, high blood sugar elevates the risk of cancer and dementia as well.
To prevent high blood sugar, it is recommended to take sufficient dietary fibers that slow down the absorption of sugar, to do exercises, to sleep well, to reduce stress, to take low sugar meals, etc.
But it has turned out that there is a totally different method to prevent and improve high blood sugar.
It has turned out that there is a food that increases insulin which lowers blood sugar.
Insulin is the only hormone which lowers blood sugar in our body. According to a research published in the Europe Diabetes Society 4 years ago, when research participants whose blood sugar are high took extract of the food, their insulin level was more than twice as high as before. Their blood sugar also lowered by 28 %, which was almost normal level.
The food increasing insulin is Whey.
A cheese called ricotta is made from whey.
But even if you are not so familiar with ricotta, there is a familiar food that contains whey.
The familiar food is Yogurt.
The clear liquid on top of yogurt is whey so that yogurt contains a lot of whey.
Major foods containing whey are:
(1) Whey protein
(2) Whey cheese like ricotta
Whey contains various substances such as carbohydrate, protein, vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorite, iron, zinc, copper, sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.
Within these 12 substances, protein helps lowering blood sugar. Protein of whey is milk whey protein which is balanced and rich in essential amino acids. Milk whey protein stimulates the small intestine and the hormone promoting the secretion of insulin increases. Increasing the secretion of insulin suppresses the elevation of blood sugar.
The important thing is when you eat yogurt. If you eat yogurt before a meal, milk whey protein promotes the secretion of insulin and when you finish your meal, it starts to suppress the elevation of blood sugar (Fig. 1).
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