Hypochlorhydria is Directly Related to Type II Diabetes
The precursor to Type II Diabetes is Insulin resistance. This is brought on by a highly acidic lifestyle. An excess of processed sugar, caffeine, carbohydrates, sodas, etc. stimulate the body organs and tissue. Saliva pH, Digestive pH and volume of Saliva have direct link to the release of Glucose. When these are stimulated, the cells start to release their glucose, and this creates the elevated levels of blood sugars that people find when they do their blood sugar testing. The ingestion of these highly acidic foods causes the body’s cell structure to become highly acidic, which inhibits the release of Glycogen from the Liver and in turn prevents the body from burning fats. A balanced alkaline diet is essential in the prevention of Diabetes.
Unfortunately, a balanced diet will not work if the First Stage of Digestion is not producing sufficiently strong HCL, to sterilize and emulsify the nutrients consumed. People with Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria cannot adequately convert and absorb the nutrients consumed, because of the lack of HCL. There is little or no conversion of Protein into Peptides, the building blocks for the Amino acids, without the presence of sufficiently strong HCL. Pepsin is one of the most important enzymes, is not active when the pH of the stomach becomes alkaline.
In addition, people with Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria, will prematurely dump the stomach’s contents, before conversion takes place. The Physiologic buffering that normally occurs cannot neutralize the acidic food, before it enters the Small Bowel. The acidic foods that were not converted, and buffered before leaving the stomach, stimulate the cells to release Glucose, which creates the elevated levels of blood sugars. In many case the lack of Glycogen produced by the Liver, prevents the burning of fat, and causes excess weight gain, which compounds the problem.
People with Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria have a greater tendency for disturbed Carbohydrate Metabolism. Abnormal Glucose tolerance curves were found in 48% of Patients with inadequate acid production in the stomach.
Diabetics with and without neuropathy, have decreased acid secretion in the stomach and the average incidence of Achlorhydria in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus is about 33%. Published Clinical Studies indicate that 18% of Type II Diabetics under the age of 40 were Hypochlorhydric, or Achlorhydric, and 64% of Type II Diabetics over the age of 50 were Hypochlorhydric, or Achlorhydric. Clinical Studies also indicate that increasing the stomachs ability to promote good conversion and absorption, coupled with proper dietary intake, and exercise made a marked improvement in these Patients.