I hate debates, but I find myself in one time and again. I wrote a newsletter for a local organic food deliver company yesterday and discussed (as requested by the business owner) a "walk for diabetes" which is a fundraiser to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. I followed with a paragraph on my own personal beliefs. I explained that they were just beliefs and nothing more... but 2 subscribers (both are parents of a child with Type 1) felt the need to educate me on Type 1 diabetes and suggest that it was ridiculous to think it can be cured by lifestyle. These same people, it turns out, are the ones that asked the owner of the comapny to discuss the walk and link to their daughter's fund raising campaign... so they do believe there is a cure, they just believe (it appears) that it is not a natural one.
I just wanted to share my response (see below). Hate me if you want. but everyone is entitled to their opinion still right, or has that changed?
With all due respect, that doesn't change what I believe.I think that if the body can reverse disease in a very short time then it stands to reason that it can create disease in a very short time.Also, if Type 2 can turn into Type 1 then those that have been diagnosed with Type 1 but never Type 2 perhaps just didn't know, perhaps it accelerated too fast.Additionally, the body is in a constant battle to correct itself, to achieve balance, and whatever the particulars of Type 1 are, perhaps the balance can be achieved when given the right "tools". If people are holding on to the belief that there might be a cure, hence the fund raising that goes on, then providing the right tools can be it. Why can't it be something natural? Why can't something natural "re-program" the cells in our body? I see it all the time, people are adamant there is no cure, dismiss natural approaches, but still campaign to get funds to find a cure. It boggles my mind.That's my belief, it won't change regardless of how deep anyone wants to take me into the specifics of Type 1 diabetes or any disease. I'm not looking to change anyone else's belief, but I will never stop sharing my thoughts and opinions. I will also never state them as facts and portray them as though they are true, because I really don't know one way or another.It still baffles me that a sufferer would not change their diet just to see. What's to lose really? It's not going to make it worse. I think if a person is constantly thinking that a cure is around the corner, a cure will always be around the corner.Either way, the world goes around, sickness (and anything else given enough creativity) is residually profitable. Cures are usually only profitable just one time.I'll close by saying that whatever you believe is true is true, so I think it is arrogant to try to change someone's beliefs, especially when their beliefs point towards a positive outcome. My belief, in this situation, isn't dangerous. I would never attempt this with my child without supervision from a professional and I would never ignore the need to give insulin. However, I would TRY it, because I know I would have NOTHING to lose and SO MUCH to gain.