Health: Working to Prevent Diabetes From Arizona to Africa
Submitted by Dr. John Arnold with LULAC.org
In the early 1930’s, there were only a handful of cases of Diabetes reported in the United States. Today, our country like most of the industrialized nations there is a pandemic. Our Latino populations, as well as African Americans, are especially hit hard with the scourge of Diabetes and statistics show it is only getting worse. One ray of hope is that our US based LULAC members coupled with international LULAC Associate members have teamed up to do something about it. Since January, two seminars on the Natural Cure of Diabetes have been held in West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) and one in San Luis, Arizona, on the US/Mexico border.
The message is simple “we are a product of what we eat” and diabetes can be traced to bad eating and poor exercise habits. Furthermore, the best way to prevent and cure diabetes is to go back to the natural foods our ancestors ate; cutting out sugar, sodas, salt, red meats, and sharply curtain dairy products, fats and of course “junk foods” to name a few.
So how did we get the message across? In San Luis Arizona, Cesar Chavez’ home town we conducted a one day seminar on The Natural Cure of Preventing Diabetes. At the lunch hour, we engaged the local nutrition “promotoras” to prepare a “whole foods” and organic buffet luncheon for the 300 participants.
LULAC Council #1088 member Dr. Gabriel Cousens, who has 38 years of experience treating diabetes the natural way was the keynote speaker.
Both the beverages and foods were traditional but prepared in the natural way without grease, salt, or sugar, preservatives, etc. There was an abundance of raw vegetables and fruits prepared from organically grown produce. The response was overwhelming with everyone wanting seconds.
In Ghana and Nigeria, similar seminars were held in farmworker communities with the same message. Emanating from those West African seminars two nutrition centers were established for ongoing nutrition and feeding programs. Up to 350 children and elderly are served with natural foods daily. The attendance of the two West African seminars was over 1000 participants. That same model is now replicated to feed 300 abandoned Mexican border orphans daily, who have been deported from the Border Patrol roundups.
Finally, Dr. Cousens encourages making the necessary lifestyle changes in what we eat and how we exercise to help eradicate diabetes. For more information on reversing diabetes naturally click here.