Ken: Several months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. It was a shock. The doctor prescribed pills to lower my blood sugar that were photosensitive, so many of my naturist activities, including freehiking were curtailed. I hated that! I was totally motivated to change. At the doctor’s suggestion I immediately changed my diet. I lost weight. My blood sugar stabilized. In a short time I was able to stop the medicine, and was soon out in the sun gardening and freehiking again – what a relief. These actions nearly immediately normalized all of my diabetic symptoms.
Today I was emailed an article by Dr. Mercola - Is Insulin Condemning You to a Premature Death? (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/30/Is-Insulin-Condemning-You-to-a-Premature-Death.aspx) - that reinforces the actions I took. I feel compelled to pass it along.
Dr. Mercola says:
“In the U.S., over 70 million people -- one in four -- have diabetes, and the conventional medical treatments currently being provided are killing people. However, there are natural, effective treatments that can control, and in the case of type 2 diabetes, even reverse the disease. Did you know the rate of diabetes has increased by 700 percent in the last five decades? That’s right. Right now, over 70 million people - one in four Americans - have either diabetes or pre-diabetes! It’s an epidemic of epic proportions that just keeps getting worse, and yet it’s one of the most avoidable chronic diseases there is. . .
Type 2 Diabetes is Curable in Nearly Everyone Without Drugs!! If one is compliant with these recommendations the likelihood of successfully going off of drugs and having normal blood sugars is close to 100%. Treating type 2 diabetes is simply a matter of implementing some basic strategies to improve your insulin and leptin resistance:
Exercise. Exercise is an absolutely essential factor, without which you’re highly unlikely to get this devastating disease under control. It is clearly one of the most potent ways to lower your insulin and leptin resistance. . . Typically, however, you’ll need large amounts of exercise, until you get your blood sugar levels under control.”
Ken: I find that nudity motivates me to me to exercise – especially to freehike. Nude hiking brings together so many positive feelings and positive motivations – the feel of sun and air on my body, the cooling as sweat evaporates, the visual beauty and interest of being one with nature, the aerobic beating of my heart. I love freehiking, so I easily get the exercise I need, and in the process it turns out overcome diabetes.
Dr. Mercola continues his recommendations:
“Eliminate grains and sugars. For the last 50 years, many people have been following the nutritional recommendations dictated by conventional health agencies, which advise a high complex carbohydrate, low saturated fat diet. The end result has been a 700 percent increase in diabetes in the same time frame and many have come to view diabetes as an incurable chronic disease… This is clearly not true, but it’s the inevitable result of seriously flawed dietary recommendations. Instead, you’ll want to eliminate foods that your body will react to by creating insulin, which includes all types of sugars and grains -- even “healthy” grains such as whole, organic grains. This means avoiding all breads, pasta, cereals, rice, potatoes, and corn (which is in fact a grain). You may even need to avoid fruits until your blood sugar is under control.”
Ken: Eating too much, being overweight, and nude exercise simply don’t match. I find I am less likely to crave unhealthy amounts of sugar and carbohydrates like soda and fast food when I garden nude and freehike frequently. And I know I look better when I’m slimmer with a nice tan. Since implementing my nude exercise program several months ago many people have approached me at work with complements about how healthy I look. These compliments make my exercise program even easier to maintain.
Dr. Mercola suggests another action:
“Optimize your vitamin D level. Interestingly, optimizing your vitamin D levels can not only help improve type 2 diabetes if you have it, but can likely eliminate the risk of type 1 diabetes (along with autoimmune diseases and autism) in your children if you are pregnant. It’s also vital for infants to receive the appropriate amounts of vitamin D in their early years for these same reasons. Ideally, you’ll want to do this by exposing a large amount of your skin to appropriate amounts of sunshine . . . on a regular basis, year-round. Your body can safely create up to 20,000 units of vitamin D a day this way.”
Ken: Getting out in the sun is the only reliable way to optimize vitamin D! The final straw – for me at least freehiking and other naturist activities cures diabetes – period! And curing diabetes is just one example. Living as a naturist is by far the healthiest way to live! I’ve known that since I first started freehiking years ago; I can’t believe I let life’s busy concerns get in the way of the approach to life I know to be most healthy, the lifestyle I enjoy most – naturism.