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For Type 2 Diabetics I recomend you watch the videos and read the information in the Aspartame Poision and Monosodium Glutimate Poison sections on the main page of this site (click here) and then continue with Nutrition with Natalie

Cure and prevent diabetes mellitus with diet, not drugs

Introduction
Part 1: The scale of the problem
Part 2: What is diabetes -- Are you at risk?
Part 3: Conventional treatment for Type-2 diabetes – and why it fails
Part 4: Why carbs are the wrong foods for diabetics
Part 5: The evidence
Part 6: The correct diet for a Type-2 diabetic, (or treatment without drugs)
Part 7: Treatment for Type-1 diabetes

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How You Can Reverse Diabetes Just by What You Eat

Neal D. Barnard, MD
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Special from Bottom Line/Retirement
November 1, 2008


Cut calories and keep careful track of the fat, protein and carbohydrates (including sugar) you eat -- those are the usual dietary recommendations for adults with type 2 diabetes (commonly referred to as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Trap: In my experience, many people who follow these recommendations still don’t reap the promised benefits -- weight loss, reduced need for medication and fewer complications.

My approach is dramatically different -- and it works. My research team and I conducted a series of studies with hundreds of patients, and we discovered that it is possible to improve blood-sugar levels through diet alone.

Big payoff: People can now control -- and even reverse -- their type 2 diabetes. While the diet won’t reverse type 1 (or juvenile) diabetes, it will reduce risk for diabetic complications and help to minimize use of insulin.

WHERE IT STARTS

If you have type 2 diabetes, your body has become resistant to insulin, the hormone that carries glucose (sugar) into your cells, where it is used for energy.

The cause: Tiny droplets of fat have accumulated inside your muscle cells and are interfering with their ability to use insulin. Glucose can’t get into your cells properly, which means that it builds up in your blood instead.

What if you could remove that accumulated fat from inside your cells? You would improve your body’s ability to use insulin, get your blood sugar under control -- and possibly even reverse your type 2 diabetes.

The best way to do this is by changing the way you eat. With my three-step program, you can eat as much as you want of certain foods, because this approach focuses solely on what you eat, not how much...

THE THREE-STEP PROGRAM

1. Avoid all animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, dairy and eggs, as well as dishes and baked goods containing these ingredients. Animal protein is harmful to the kidneys. And the principal ingredient of dairy products, even low-fat or nonfat, is sugar in the form of lactose.

2. Minimize fats, and food made with fats, including cooking oils, salad dressings, mayonnaise, margarine and peanut butter, plus fried foods and naturally fatty foods, such as avocados and olives.

3. Consume lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods are low on the glycemic index -- meaning that they act slowly on your blood sugar.

Best choices: Whole-grain breads (wheat, pumpernickel, rye), other whole grains (barley, oats, bulgar, brown rice and corn), plus beans, lentils, sweet potatoes (which contain natural sugar but do not raise blood sugar rapidly), green vegetables, most fruits (except watermelon and pineapple, which are naturally sugary) and tofu. Nuts and seeds are also good in small amounts -- unless you need to lose weight. In that case, it’s best to avoid them.

Also: Herbal or regular tea and coffee are fine. Skip the soda and fruit juice, though, as these drinks are high on the glycemic index. I recommend avoiding diet soda as well. Although the reasons are not clear, people who stop drinking diet soda often lower their blood glucose. I also advise that you take a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement and a daily vitamin D supplement of 1,000 international units.

Bonus: If you follow these guidelines, you’ll get plenty of fiber, which has many health benefits including helping to control blood sugar. And don’t worry -- you’ll get enough protein from eating beans, leafy green vegetables, seeds and nuts.

MAKING THE CHANGE

If this all sounds like a very low-fat “vegan” diet, that’s because it is. To help yourself ease into this new program...

Throw out all animal products and oils and foods that contain them.

Make a list of foods you like that fit into the plan. Then go to the store and buy a week’s worth so you can test-drive the diet.

Helpful: There are plenty of healthy convenience foods on the market, like frozen cheese-free veggie pizza with a whole-wheat or rice crust, low-fat vegetarian chili and frozen vegan enchiladas.

Follow my plan to the letter for three weeks. Your blood sugar should start to drop within the first week and will continue to improve. Your blood pressure may drop as well. You’ll have more energy, and you may lose some weight (up to a pound a week). By the end of the third week, you won’t be able to imagine going back to your old way of eating.

Our cravings go away because of a simple biological fact -- we crave today what we had yesterday. Once you’ve gotten your diabetes under control, you can treat yourself to small amounts once in a while of, say, chocolate and other favorite foods. You may even find that you’re satisfied with more healthful substitutes, such as strawberries drizzled with chocolate syrup instead of a candy bar.

Best of all, after a few months, you may be able to cut back or eliminate some of your medications. Note: Always discuss medication changes with your doctor first.

GET MOVING

I recommend exercise as something you add to a healthy diet, not as a substitute for eating better. Best: If you can manage a brisk walk for half an hour a day (or longer!), definitely do it.

If you are overweight or have joint or heart problems, you may not be able to do much exercise when you start the diet. Before long, however, you’ll feel so much better, you’ll want to start moving. And once you find a form of exercise that’s appropriate for you -- and that you enjoy -- exercise becomes a lot more fun....and your diabetes becomes even less of a health concern.


Bottom Line/Retirement interviewed Neal D. Barnard, MD, www.nealbarnard.org, an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He is author of numerous books, including Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes (Rodale). His scientific articles have appeared in many prestigious medical journals, such as Diabetes Care and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Diabetes affects different people in different ways, depending on their degree of diabetic complication, but, while different amounts of carbs may be eaten for this reason, the types of foods to eat and to avoid is the same for all.

    Below are lists of foods to avoid, and foods to eat. Below those are two lists of fruit and vegetables which give quantities that provide 10 grams or 5 grams of carbs. These lists are by no means exhaustive. They are here to help you to decide what and how much you can eat to eat to manage your condition.

NOTE that the lists do not mention nuts. This is because nuts generally come in packets which list their carb content. The 'nuts' to beware of are peanuts as these are not true nuts, but legumes (like peas and beans) and have a higher ratio of carbs to protein and fat.

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The Following looks like a contradiction to the above, That's because it is. But either way works for Type 2 Diabeties.

want you to have all sides of the story not just a biased one.

There are two schools of thought on this subject of eating, one is that people do not need animal products and the other is we do. How do we choose which one is for us? What I would tell you is how do you feel about animal products on a moral level. If it bothers you then don't eat them if it doesn't then dig in. In my opinion animal products are a natural part of our diet and history as a human race. The part that I wholly object to is the use of Growth Hormones and Antibiotics and Steroids used by our farming industries to maximize profits and thus endangering and harming us as humans. (By the way the food industry is simply trying to feed us all, this is not a conspiracy to intentionally do us harm it is simply the need to keep the population fed, science comes along after the fact to show us the long term side effects of these chemicals). Pure animal products, in my opinion, are good and healthy for us if we can find an organic source, not the supermarkets, find a local farmer.

AVOID THESE FOODS

Below is a list of foods to avoid. Some will be obvious – others less so.

  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners, including honey. The only allowed sweetener is stevia. (Sugar is a problem as it is addictive. I suggest you cut down gradually until you can do without. The other option is to go 'cold turkey' and stop it altogether. This will give you withdrawal symptoms, just like stopping any other addictive drug. But this will wear off within about two weeks.)
  • Sweets and chocolates, including so-called sugar-free types. (If you want a chocolate treat, say once a week, then eat Continental dark chocolate with 70% or more cocoa solids, not the British stuff where sugar is the first named ingredient.)

  • Foods which contain significant proportions of things whose ingredients end in -ol or -ose as these are sugars (the only exception is cellulose, which is a form of dietary fibre)
  • "Diet" and "sugar-free" foods (except sugar-free jelly)

  • Grains and foods made from them: wheat, rye, barley, corn, rice, bread, pasta, pastry, cakes, biscuits, pies, tarts, breakfast cereals, et cetera.

  • Starchy vegetables: potatoes and parsnips in particular; and go easy with beet, carrots, peas, beans, et cetera and packets of mixed vegetables which might contain them
  • Beans with the exception of runner beans

  • Milk (except in small quantities)
  • Sweetened, fruit and low-fat yogurts
  • Cottage cheese (except in small amounts)
  • Beware of commercially packaged foods such as TV dinners, "lean" or "light" in particular, and fast foods, snack foods and "health foods".

  • Fruit juices, as these are much higher in carbs than fresh fruit. (If you like fruit juices as a drink, dilute about 1 part fruit juice with 2-4 parts water.)


  • Now that you think there is nothing left to eat, these are foods you can eat:

  • All meat – lamb, beef, pork, bacon, etc

  • include the organ meats: liver, kidneys, heart, as these contain the widest range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs (weight for weight, liver has 4 times as much Vitamin C as apples and pears, for example);

  • All poultry: chicken (with the skin on), goose, duck, turkey, etc. But be aware that turkey is very low in fat, so fat needs to be added.

  • Continental sausage (beware of British sausage which usually has a high cereal content.)

  • All animal and meat fats – without restriction – never cut the fat off meat.

  • Fish and seafood of all types

  • Eggs (no limit, but avoid "omega-3 eggs" as these have been artificially fed which upsets the natural fatty acid profile)
  • All cheeses (except cottage cheese as this has a high carb content and very little fat)

  • butter and cream (put butter on cooked veges instead of gravy; use cream in hot drinks in place of milk)

  • Plain, natural full-fat yogurt
  • Vegetables and fruits as allowed by carb content. (See tables below)
  • Condiments: pepper, salt, mustard, herbs and spices
  • Soy products are allowed but, as they are toxic, I don't recommend them (see http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz)

  • The following two lists of commonly available fruit and vegetables lists the amount of a food that gives either 10g (fruit) or 5 g (vegetables). Use these tables to determine how much of each you can eat.

    I suggest that you print them out and keep them handy as an easy reference.



    The following quantities of fruit will give 10g of carbohydrate (raw weights):

    75g/3ozs

    Apples
    Blackcurrants
    Blueberries
    Cherries
    Elderberries
    Kiwi fruit
    Kumquats
    Loganberries
    Mangoes
    Pears
    Pineapple
    Plums

    100g/4oz

    Apricots
    Blackberries
    Cranberries
    Guavas
    Lemons (peeled)
    Limes
    Mulberries
    Nectarine
    Oranges
    Papaya (Pawpaw)
    Peach
    Redcurrants
    Satsumas
    Strawberries
    Tangerines

     

    150g/6oz

    Coconut meat
    Gooseberries
    Grapefruit (white)
    Melon
    Raspberries

    200g/8oz

    Avocados
    Rhubarb




    The following quantities of vegetables will provide 5g of carbohydrate (raw weights):

    50g/2ozs

    Beetroot
    Carrots
    Celeriac

    75g/3ozs

    Leeks
    Squash (winter)

    100g/4oz

    Asparagus
    Aubergine
    Avocados
    Bean sprouts
    Cauliflower
    Chicory leaves
    Chives
    Fennel bulb
    Flax seed
    Green beans
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Mangetout
    Mung beans (sprouted)
    Mushrooms
    Onions
    Peppers (sweet)
    Pumpkin
    Squash (summer)
    Tomato (fresh or canned)
    Turnip

    200g/8oz

    Broccoli
    Brussel sprouts
    Cabbage (all types)
    Celery
    Courgette (zucchini)
    Cucumber
    Endive
    Gherkins
    Gourd (calabash)
    Lettuce
    Marrow
    Mustard greens
    Okra
    Radishes
    Spirulina
    Spinach
    Spring greens
    Spring onions Squash (summer)
    Swiss chard
    Turnip greens
    Zucchini


    Source – USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 12.

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    Morning Smoothie for Health

    1 banana, in pieces
    2 scoops hemp protein powder
    2 scoops greens powder
    berries or other fruit, if desired

    1 tbsp flax seed oil
    1 tbsp organic blackstrap molasses
    1 whole apple, peel included

    enough water to make 3.5 cups of smoothie

    Blend in a blender for several minutes, and enjoy!

    Why did we choose these ingredients?

    BANANAS - Bananas are easy to digest, rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. The serotonin and norepinephrine in bananas make them the feel good fruit; they may naturally help sufferers overcome depression.

    HEMP PROTEIN - Hemp is the most digestible form of complete and cholesterol-free protein, and is recognized by the World Health Organization as having a perfect 3:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. It contains live enzymes, contains no gluten, and is free of the enzyme inhibitor found in soy and other legumes and grains which prevent protein absorption and typically cause gas, bloating and other digestion problems. In addition, there are no known allergies to hemp. Hemp is the highest vegan source of Edestin, a simple protein that is responsible for the natural and acquired immune system, and is high in the natural antioxidants Vitamin E, Vitamin C and chlorophyll.

    GREENS POWDER - Greens powder, commonly touted as a "superfood", helps to increase energy levels and support the proper function of the immune system. Greens have also been shown to improve mental acuity, gently cleanse the gastrointestinal system, and restore a healthy pH balance to the human body.

    FLAX SEED OIL - Flax seeds contain 12% mucilage, which makes it a gentle, natural laxative. Flax seed contains high levels of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens), which reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Flax seed oil acts as a buffer for excess stomach acids, soothes ulcers and irritable bowel disorders, lubricates and absorbs toxins, and prevents toxic build up in the bowel. Flax seeds have the richest source of lignans, which have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties. Flax oil also contains lecithin which emulsifies fat and cholesterol. Flax seed oil is said to improve digestion, help stabilize blood glucose levels, fight tumor formation and enhance cardiovascular health.

    Organic Unsulphered Blackstrap Molasses - Organic unsulphered blackstrap molasses are an excellent source of iron, calcium, copper and manganese, as well as potassium, and magnesium. Unsulphured means that it does it not contain sulpher which is used as a processing chemical.

    Whole Apple, Peel Included - The greatest benefits are two types of fiber which help reduce cholesterol, flavonoids which are proven to help prevent heart disease, and fructose, a simple sugar that is broken down very slowly, helping to keep blood sugar levels stable. It's long been known that apple peel contains high concentrations of special antioxidant compounds called phenols that may assist in the prevention of a number of chronic diseases.

    WATER - Water is probably the most often overlooked tool for a completely healthy body. It has been discovered that many illnesses can be alleviated or eliminated with proper hydration. Pure, clean water energizes, cleanses and sustains us. Drink the purest water available. Use your own filter - don't rely on tap water to be pure. Unfiltered tap water may contain chlorine, fluoride, agricultural run-off, herbicides, pesticides, drug residues and too many other poisons to list.

    Don't drink distilled water!

     

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