FAQs: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How did a diabetic's pancreas become
sick or destroyed? A: Research
indicates that many things stress and damage a person's pancreas. Some
very interesting and yet not-so-well-known research studies that Dr.
Gringeri goes over in his community lecture will give you much more
insight into this phenomenon. Recent research is verifying that toxins cause diabetes.
Q: What is the main purpose or function of
A: We think of
the pancreas as the gland that makes insulin. It does make insulin and
it also makes a host of other products including the hormone
glucagon, but the most abundant product of the pancreas is digestive
juice – an
enzyme-rich juice that plays a major role in digestion.
Q: Can a damaged pancreas ever
recover and heal? A: Many
patients regain enough pancreatic function, with fuel, oxygen, and spark [nerve system activation] that
after many years of medications and insulin, they no longer need drugs,
and their doctors take them off of their medications. This improved
function would lead me
to believe that the pancreas has healed to some degree.
Q: If someone has had diabetes for 30 years and is on insulin and multiple medications,
how can that person's pancreas recover? A: The body has
an amazing inborn (innate) ability to repair and recover. This is the basic premise of
chiropractic … that the body is able to heal itself. The body's most important function is converting food to
energy, and the Human Engine approach supports this very basic function
allowing the body to do what it was made to do: Heal Itself.
Q: What exactly is neuropathy and can
anything be done to reverse it?
comes from stress, damage, or death of nerve cells, which causes loss of nerve
function. Oxygen, fuel, and spark
increased on a proper gradient can sometimes improve the function of failing
Once a nerve cell dies there is no recovery. Ideally, a diabetic will address failing nerve function before the nerves die, with nutrition and therapies that will rehabilitate the nerves ability to heal and regenerate.
Q: Are ALL drugs toxic or poison? A: Yes.There is a test called an LD50.This name stands for "lethal dose 50%"
and for many years this was the first test done when a company wanted to take a
drug to market.The purpose of the
test was to discover the amount per gram of body weight that will kill 50% of
the test subjects on which the drug was tested. Recently a drug company executive with diabetes attended our Diabetes
lecture. Dr. G asked the group the
question: Are all drugs
toxic? The executive said YES they
were ... and this was the concern that had him attend my lecture.
Q: How much more oxygen do I
need, than what I get from normal breathing if I'm sick with diabetes, or other digestive problems?
is needed to burn your fuel. Aerobic exercise helps to oxygenate the
blood but as we age, we usually do not move or exercise enough to
sufficiently oxygenate our blood.
Q: Why do people tend to have more gas and
bloating as they get older?
particular study showed that young adults (21-31) have 30x more
enzymes in their saliva than older adults (69-100). If it is true that
older people have more gas, decreased digestive capacity is likely
Q: If I have chronic fatigue, is there any
way I could ever find enough energy to begin to turn my health around?
A: A thorough
history and physical exam is needed to fully answer this question. Much of the energy your body produces is
needed and used to convert your food to energy. If your digestive system is not working well, most of your
energy gets used up or sapped just in the process of digestion. Focusing on improved digestion while
correcting vitamin and mineral deficiencies often significantly improves
Q: Why has my doctor not told me anything
about these things that you are teaching? A: The
word DOCTOR means TEACHER. Your MD is trained in the delivery of medications and drugs, making
him/her a teacher of drug therapy. Many MDs have not had much education or training in med school in
nutrition. They are excellent at diagnosing symptoms, then
prescribing drugs to address those symptoms.
Q: If I need enzymes to digest food
as I get older, can I just buy them off the shelf at the health food store? A: That could
be of some benefit, but you would be guessing at what you need, and the
likelihood of a desired result is minimized. There are many types of enzymes that all have various
functions. Some are for digestion,
some reduce inflammation, etc. There are simple tests to determine what exact
deficiencies a body suffers from. What your body lacks and needs will be different than those needs of another. You want to replace and
supplement the right kind of enzymes to handle the deficiency from which your body is
Q: Are there any other doctors who do what you do? A: I have had a few extremely competent teachers over my 25 years of
practice and schooling who have laid the groundwork for the work that I
do. I think that I have blended these disciplines in a different manner
than any of my colleagues and have had some very good success as a
result. In the near future, I plan to teach my methods to other
Chiropractors and practitioners of the healing arts.