Hello Astir and Mez,
Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. is a very respected man in the holistic healing movement. He was in charge of the project shown in the video above. There were other medical practitioners beside him who also participated. So the project was well documented with medical data. That video is only a short clip from a much longer video that will be available in the future on this site (ht film is in post-production right now).http://www.treeoflife.nu/diabetes.html
Here is a quote from the above page regarding the type-1 diabetes participants in the video, "The type-I diabetic went from an insulin intake of 70 units to 5 units. The other type 1 diabetic remains completely healed of diabetes ."
I don't know their selection criteria for the diabetic participants were, but the longer video, when available, might discuss this.
The Boutenko family is also well respected. It is possible that in the Sergey’s case a misdiagnosis was made and he had type-2 diabetes, but the doctors were pretty sure it was type-1. Sergey’s grandmother, Victoria’s mother, also had diabetes, so there might be a genetic connection.
Sergey never took insulin. As soon as he was diagnosed, Victoria panicked and started to search for solutions. She knew that the injections with synthetic insulin would only lead to further deterioration inside the body. So Sergey’s pancreas, I presume, did not yet shut off completely, and could be therefore regenerated when given a chance.
The diet experiments previously done regarding diabetes – they used cooked food including fish and lean meat. Cooked foods no longer posses any healing properties. When you cook food, and especially when you combine different ingredients, you create very complex and unnatural molecules that the body is at odds how to process. And it cannot deal at all with many such complex inorganic molecules. Also, if such molecules get into the blood stream, they create problems inside the body. They are mostly stored some place and are responsible – along with various chemicals we digest – for the toxic condition inside the body.
Basically, especially with age, we deplete the reservoir of enzymes that can be used in the digestion process, and this increases the risk of not being able to properly digest the complex inorganic (cooked) molecules that enter into our body as cooked food.
I don't question doctor's claim that diabetes 1 is an autoimmune disease. But autoimmune against what? What is the immune system fighting inside one's body - pollutants and undigested inorganic mater, the food particles that enter our system and the body is not able to get rid of them? I am sure that doctors have some smart answer to this, but it was shown time and again in the past that they were mistaken with their smart answers.
The fact that there is such rapid increase in diabetes seems to pint that the unnatural food people consume along with air and water pollution might play some role.
Raw vegan food possesses not only the primal, simple, natural, organic molecules, but also natural enzymes that help with digestion. Therefore no food debris enters through the guts into the blood stream Those enzymes also act inside the tissues, dislodging the debris, dissolving them, and eliminating them out of the body. The living food still possess the energy charge – the aura that all living matter has, and consuming this vital energy is very beneficial for the body and for healing.
Sprouts of various sort have especially a very high amount of organic (non – cooked minerals and vitamins, as well as the solar energy it uses for its growth.
Mez, I strongly believe that your girlfriend can greatly benefit from an all raw vegan diet. Especially when there are problems in the guts, a lot of undigested, complex, inorganic molecules get into the blood stream and mess up with one's body.
Astir, there is no harm in trying something for your health, even if you discover later that it did not help as much as you hoped for. If I were you, I would definitely give raw food a try, if not for a complete cure, at least for general well being.
Here is a short film which shows the macro elements of the cells within the body and stresses how important it is to keep the tissues clean from debris of any sort. Those cells need space to unfold their life processes.
A shorter artistic versionhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=CVUnzk40npw
A full scientific lecturehttp://youtube.com/watch?v=jjexZ88wIno&mode=related&search=
P.S. The genetic predisposition of type-1 diabetes might be simply the genetic predisposition not to be able to cope effectively with cooked complex molecules. It might be a similar type of genetic predisposition as for those who are lactose intolerant.