A couple of generations ago, it was almost unheard of for children to be diagnosed with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes or even type 2 diabetes. It used to be that the body could repair everything quite nicely until a person hit their 30’s. But not so any more. Today, people in their 30’s are starting to experience what happened when one reached their 50’s and so on. According to the scientists, it all boils down to diet.
There is a see-saw of damage and repair going on that is literally overwhelming the body resources and wreaking havoc with people’s health and its not only sugar metabolism challenges. The see-saw is now non-existent in those who consume particular types of foods…and it has been proven scientifically. Dr. Neal Barnard has run blind studies over time, tracking people’s health over a number of years, and also reviewed studies from all over the world. The evidence is clear. The Standard American Diet is life shortening and a threat to health. The reason? It is a chemical, hormone and fat-laden, acid-forming diet that causes a high level of inflammation in every cell of the body. Since this site relates to diabetes and its peripheral issues, we will be discussing how to steer the health bus a bit better while showing you how to improve your health and enjoy the food you eat.
It is entirely possible to reverse type 2 diabetes and significantly improve type 1 diabetes with diet alone. There are a few ways to do it but each one will begin to push up on the repair side of the equation and help you feel significantly better. Right now the body has become overwhelmed by whatever is making you sick and tired…too much diet related acids, inflammation, fat and whatever else is creating your diabetes.
If you are part of the baby boomer generation, you rode the first big junk food wave. You probably went to the first fast food drive-ins like A&W and White Spot or the US equivalent. You and your kids are also part of the “billions and billions sold” and perhaps still are. Boomeritis as its been sarcastically called, has been caused by too much fat, too much salt, too much white and not enough green in the diet. The solution for diabetes and other chronic conditions is to change your diet.
First of all, don’t stop taking your medications. Some of these dietary changes will RAPIDLY and permanently lower your blood sugar for as long as you apply them. You must monitor your blood sugar a little more often that you usually do until it becomes normal or as close to it as you can get. Keep in close contact with your doctor so he can reduce your medication as necessary. If you are ready to begin, let’s get too it.
Step 1: Stop eating convenience and junk foods, that is everything that comes in a box or a bag, everything that comes out of a fast-food counter, a donut shop, an ice cream shop or the frozen food section of any store. Try this for a week and then we’ll get to step 2.
There are two very informative videos here that you should watch that will give you great inspiration and hope for your future health. Until next time…love yourself sweetly!