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Animal Saturated Fat Shuts Down The Pancreas And Leads To Diabetes

By | November 26th, 2016 | Modified - June 23rd, 2017
Animal Protein And Fat Shuts Down The Pancreas And Leads To Diabetes
Animal Protein And Fat Shuts Down The Pancreas And Leads To Diabetes

Sugar And Diabetes

People constantly tell us that sugar is the problem causing diabetes. The consumption of additive and synthetic sugar is definitely a major issue, but not the issue by itself.

Additive sugar in foods spikes the blood sugar level for an extended and unwanted period of time. Synthetic sugar like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)is toxic and attacks the body.

The pancreas sends insulin into the bloodstream to help sugar get into cells. Large amounts of sugar entering the bloodstream at once forces the pancreas to produce and release large quantities of insulin in a short period of time. This stresses the pancreas.

Excessive sugar is not the only  problem for the pancreas. The other major and more problematic issue is toxic fat blocking the entry pathways for glucose into cells.

This keeps glucose in the bloodstream and leads to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Toxic Fat, Pancreas Failure, And Diabetes

Ectopic lipid accumulation is the buildup of fat in cells fat shouldn’t to be in.  Science now widely accepted that this accumulation of fat results in impaired insulin signalling.[1][2] Ectopic tissues include skeletal muscle and liver.

Animal saturated fats build up in places they shouldn’t be in and cause insulin resistance.[3] Ectopic lipid accumulation of animal saturated fat results in the breakdown toxic byproducts like ceramides.

The accumulation produces mitochondrial dysfunction that interferes with energy production in cells. The accumulation is also responsible for developing free radicals and inflammation in the effected cells.

The whole process produces lipotoxicity and triggers insulin resistance.[4]


This lipotoxicity is highly associated with omnivores and not vegans. Studies have found significantly less fat trapped in the muscles of vegans.[5] Vegans had better insulin sensitivity, blood sugar levels, and better insulin levels.[6]

Lipotoxicity results in glucose not being able to enter cells because the toxic reaction of the fat in cells makes them insulin resistant. The pancreas will continue to produce insulin to get the glucose into cells which will stress the pancreas.

Studies found that vegans had significantly better beta cell function, which are the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.

The studies found that the reduction of the consumption of animal saturated fat protected the pancreas and and protected against diabetes.

Eating a plant based diet protects the pancreas.[7]

Avoid Lipotoxicity

A great way to approach a vegan diet is to consume alkaline plant foods on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide. They have chemical affinity with the body and best support healing.

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[1] Ectopic lipid storage and insulin resistance: a harmful relationship
[2] V T Samuel, G I Shulman. Mechanisms for insulin resistance: common threads and missing links. Cell. 2012 Mar 2;148(5):852-71.
[3] E W Kraegen, G J Cooney. Free fatty acids and skeletal muscle insulin resistance. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2008 Jun;19(3):235-41.
[4] J Ye. Role of insulin in the pathogenesis of free fatty acid-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2007 Mar;7(1):65-74.
[5] L M Goff, J D Bell, P W So, A Dornhorst, G S Frost. Veganism and its relationship with insulin resistance and intramyocellular lipid. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 Feb;59(2):291-8.
[6] J Gojda, J Patkova, M Jacek, J Potockova, J Trnka, P Kraml, M Andel. Higher insulin sensitivity in vegans is not associated with higher mitochondrial density. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Dec;67(12):1310-5.
[7] L M Goff, J D Bell, P W So, A Dornhorst, G S Frost. Veganism and its relationship with insulin resistance and intramyocellular lipid. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 Feb;59(2):291-8.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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