Fewer Incidents of Diabetes

Around 1981, I founded the Wound Care Center at a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is now called Honor Health.

I’d been working rather intensely with the diabetes community.

A few years later, I was invited to visit Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, to discuss diabetes among the Chinese population.

Dr. Hsu, a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in pharmacology, had invited me.

Dr. Hsu and I traded many ideas and techniques for treating diabetes.

Turns out the Chinese didn’t have nearly so many diabetics as we had in America.

Later, during that trip, Dr. Hsu took me to a banquet, for which the Chinese are justifiably proud.

It’s the way they honor their guests.

At one point during this banquet, I pushed back from the table, quite pleased with the food.

“What’s for dessert?” I asked.

Members of the wait staff had no idea what I was talking about. “What is this ‘dessert’?” they asked.

“You know,” I said. “Something sweet to top off the meal.”

They returned, scoured their kitchen, and brought me a bowl of coconut water. It was the sweetest thing they could find.

Aha, I thought. Now, this is informative.

Why the Chinese Use to Have Fewer Incidents of Diabetes

Of course, the Chinese had fewer incidences of diabetes.

Overall, their diet—at that point—featured far fewer sugar-rich foods.

The typical American diet was chock full of products made with high-fructose corn syrup.

High-fructose corn syrup is a form of sugar that supposedly makes food tastier. When, in fact, it makes us sicker and sicker.

Regardless of which disease you’re thinking of—from autism to Alzheimer’s—the key culprit is sugar.

The science of epigenetics has proven this.

I’d be pleased to tell you more about my research in this crucial area.

For now, however, I urge you to cut all unnecessary sugar from your diet if you want to get and stay healthy!