H1N1 and Diabetes

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Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Diabesity Coach

You already know if you’ve been following my blog, that Diabetics are at least 50% more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics. If diabetes is combined with obesity, the odds are upped to at least 70%. And that’s a conservative estimate.

I was telling this to Jake over coffee on Monday, and he asked how the stats would be affected if H1N1 struck. “Well, that’s a great question” says I. “I really don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see what stats come up over time”. He knew from our previous conversations that Diabesity compromised the whole immune system and wanted a magic pill that would take care of business FAST. (Sigh!)

“Now,Jake—you know there’s no such thing as a magic pill” I continue, but…but—here’s the closest thing”.

“I already know what you’re going to say, Jacquelyn. You’re going to tell me to drink 8 glasses of water a day”. He was sure he was one up on me.

“Pretty close! Jake, I’m not going to tell you to do anything! And you don’t have to drink 8 glasses a day. That went out with cassette tapes. What you do is drink half your weight in ounces. And that’s not all. You want to know if your tap water’s chlorinated. If you want to get the best from the water you drink it has to be alkaline, and free of metals and bugs for starters”.

“Alkaline? What do you mean?”

“Well, if you go to the health food store and get a little bottle of pH tester, put a few drops in your water and match it against this chart here, you’ll see”. When you’ve got the tester, call me and read me the number you land on. It’s so easy your grandchild could do it”. I gave Jake the handy chart and off he went.

On Wednesday morning he called me with “It’s a 5”. I told him what to do next.
Jake knows how acidic most meat-based diets are. I’ve explained it all to him and recommended doing his liver a favour by going easy on the meat once a week to begin with. He’s been very good with that, and has begun to lose some weight. He’s hoping to get through winter without the usual cold. He knows it’s entirely possible.

I’ve also told him all this hype about H1N1 is pretty irrelevant. That if he strengthens his immune system by making his body more alkaline he will be better able to fight any bug that comes his way. That’s two for the price of one: take care of diabesity and you’ll take care of the swine ‘flu. And the first oinkment he needs is not that mercury and squalene-ridden (not to mention the other stuff) vaccine, but water. Filtered, alkaline water.

Plus the other stuff I will tell him about tomorrow. To know what Jake will hear tomorrow, let me know in the comment section if you’d like to join the conversation.



Jacquelyn Johnston M.Ed.
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