FromÂ Gerald Goldberg, MD:
Physiological look at balance in the body. Â Diabetes reflects a generalized breakdown of connective tissue along with fat and water accumulation: Guidelines and approaches in restoration.
Excellent article, there is direct evidence that emf effects calcium uptake into cells and will retard the release of insulin.Â Lower serum insulin values thus result.Â However the role of insulin should be looked at in consideration of balance that is obtained between organ systems.
Overall if the body is in a positive balance and is maintaining tissue metabolism and is effective in maintaining repair, that is considered a anabolic state. If the body is overwhelmed than the process of repair is prolonged or does not result at all.Â The organism degrades and wastes away or ages.Â Through evolution the body has evolved a balancing mechanismsÂ to effect repair and maintain the intergrity of the organism.Â Â There is a general balance that is affected by three of the major systems in the body.Â These are the spleen-stomach, liver and kidney.Â In a positive or anabolic balanced system, the spleen maintains sugar levels, but also the function of the spleen is to maintain the integrity of the connective tissue in the body. This function in spleenic function is more generally acknowledged in Chinese Medicine, which tends to be more physiologically empirically based centered on looking at energy balance and integrationÂ than western medicine which isÂ more anatomically and structurally based and lacks some of the fundamental insights that Chinese physicians have used for so many centuries.Â Western medicine has the capacity to validate these viewpoints but its interests may lie elsewhere.
The connective tissue is the elastic mesh like tissue which provides support for all major organ systems in the body. Much like in a house where the framing provides structure for shape and also allowing electrical and fluid conductance(plumbing) through a house, the connective tissue provides the elastic framework for all body organs,Â in the brain this is the blood brain barrier, but in other organs it provides the support of muscles, ie tendons and ligaments, In the lungs the elastic cmponent of the lungs, the mucosal layer of the respiratory tract and liver, the linings of the lungs, heart and abdominal organs. Through this system flows the nervous, lymphatic and vascular supply to most organs. The process of processing sugars involves the liver and kidneys.Â If the spleen/pancreas is overwhelmed than several things happen. The liver is a pivotal site in handling the storage of sugars, but is more involved in handing the overall pattern of storage of oils in the body. If too much sugar is presented, insulin levels drops.Â Fat storage is favored over fat excretion.Â Thus the liver is converts as much of the excess sugar as possible into fats and glycerides. However if the connective tissue starts to favor that is if the person is immune suppressedd or has prediabetes, than the liver makes a contribution to support the connective tissue where weakened, by laying down adipose tissue in those tissues that are weakened.Â In a catabolic or breakdown situation the liver will tend to try to hold onto fat and store it to produce the most positive effect on connective tissue breaking down and to counter the decrease in metabolism.Â Thus individuals with boerderline diabetes or for that matterr who have reaceived continous low level exposure of radiation will attempt to store fat in tissues that are breaking down but at the same time need support, and also the preservation of body temperature. Thus ones sees the signs in truncal obesity, or periperhal obesity either of the upper and lower extremities with the onset of a prediabectic syndrome, along with elevated cholesterol and triglycerides.Â Also a weakened immune system, along with a weakened connective tissue system will show the ravages which reflect decreased energy conductance=CHI, also in decreased tone in the body.Â Often the kidneys are compromised or weakened and will attempt to hold onto fluid in this imbalance. Thus one can expect to see an overall decreased fluid balance in the vasculature, with spasm of the blood vessels, reflected in high blood pressure, along with increased fluid retention in the peripheral spaces=edema.Â If this is severe enough one can go on to a condition of congestive heart failure.Â However what is commonly missed is that the underlying problem is a reflection of a weakness in the overall connective tissue which cannot be maintained by the spleen-stomach axis and the contribution of a weakened kidney system which than counterrelugates by holding onto water and salt.Â Â In either case the syndromes of either increased fluid retention with tissue wasting and or increased adiposity along with tissue wasting point to an impaired and weakened stomach-spleen axis along with a weakened immune system.Â The spleen stomach axis needs to be strenthened. This can be accomplished by dietary means and the use of products which feed the spleen kidney which is more akin to Chinese medicine and viewpoints. At the same time one should address the imbalances and feed or nourish the kidneys weakened or liver or both.
Diabetes per say just reflects the tip of the iceberg.Â It is more important to see how the organ systems of the body cooperate to maintain health and what early signs of an imbalance would be. Western clinical medicine does not provide this approach.
Based on the integrative and life supporting roles of the systems of the bodyÂ if the connective tissue breaks down or cannot repair itself one will evidence also the accumulation of fat and the retention of water.Â These are general guidelines of how the body is attempting to correct a problem and at the same time hold onto needed resources. The elimination of symptoms without correcting the underlying issues of the body in attempting to maintain balance will only aggravate the problem.
Gerald Goldberg, MD
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