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To Detox Or Not? - Diabetes Self-management

To Detox Or Not? - Diabetes Self-management

The holidays are over. You survived Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years Perhaps you indulged yourself a bit too much and now your waistband is a smidge too tight. Or maybe you just feel tired and bloated from too much rich, fatty food and holiday spirits. Perhaps your blood glucose levels are running higher than usual. Its not a surprise that New Years resolutions tend to focus on losing weight, getting healthier, and feeling better. And like most people, you want the weight off yesterday and you want to feel better now! So, even though, deep inside, you know that the smart, sensible way to lose weight and gain more energy is by taking it slow and steady, some of those quick weight-loss plans seem pretty tempting. Maybe whats caught your attention is a detox diet. What can it hurt, you ask? In this case, detox doesnt mean checking into a rehab facility to wean yourself off alcohol. What detox refers to, in the dieting world at least, is a dietary detoxification plan. This is a temporary dieting plan (as are most diets) that involves following a regimen (usually pretty extreme) in order to cleanse your body of toxic substances such as pesticides, chemicals, additives, pollutantsor food that just isnt very good for you. Sometimes people detox in order to clear their minds, sharpen their focus, or lose weight quickly. There are different detox regimens, some harsher than others. Most of them are very-low-calorie liquid diets. Some detox plans aim to clean you out with the use of fiber supplements, enemas, or herbal teas that act as laxatives. And some plans have you fast for a few days, after which you gradually add back food. Theres no shortage of detox plans, either, so you can take your pick. Just Google detox diet. Or, check yourself into a spa and Continue reading >>

Cleanse This! (diabetes And The Cleanse Diet)

Cleanse This! (diabetes And The Cleanse Diet)

Cleanse This! (diabetes and the cleanse diet) Food cleanses are definitely the new fad of 2012. There are so many types of cleanses to choose from I may as well be a kid in a candy shop. You can fast just starve yourself no big, eat only raw food, only drink water containing lemon juice maple syrup and cayenne pepper (yum), or the newest trend the soup diet. I would say at my work alone there are at least three people participating in some sort of cleanse, me being one of them. I decided to research where cleanse dieting entered the scene and for what reasons. I came across an article on livestrong.com, which explained that cleansing diets have been around for a while. Some of the first cleanse diets were used for creating discipline, for religious reasons, or to help cure diseases. Today though, the reasons for doing a cleanse diet are not as noble. In most cases I feel the reasoning behind a cleanse diet is vanity. I will even admit, my reasoning behind my cleanse diet was I wanted to drop weight and drop weight fast. Its one of Hollywoods newest weight loss trends. The newest IT girl is cleanse dieting to prep for her next role or lose her baby weight. But the real purpose of a cleanse diet is to detoxify your body from all the harmful toxins it inhabits from the world around us. (Just to clarify I promise I am not judging). Considering these diets as a diabetic, my main concern was low blood sugars. Is it even possible to be a diabetic and do a cleanse diet considering the lack of food, treating a low, and maintaining blood glucose levels? All of the cleanse diets out there do mention to be sure and talk to your physician before beginning a cleanse, but lets just say I decided to skip that step when deciding to go on mine. I know what youre thinking, BIG MISTAKE! M Continue reading >>

Diabetic? How The 180 Cleanse Is Just Right For You!

Diabetic? How The 180 Cleanse Is Just Right For You!

So you may have already seen the wonderful New Year 180 Cleanse program that NutriLiving has put together for us. If you have, I hope you have asked yourself, As a diabetic, is this safe for me? Well, let me, the Certified Diabetes Educator, reassure you, YES, IT IS!!! It's a wonderful program intended to provide balance and a vast array of nutrients to ensure high fiber, a reduction of processed, high-calorie foods and the addition of many naturally colorful choices, which all of us need - especially if diabetes is in the picture. The ultimate goal of the cleanse is to create the opportunities to consume more fruits and vegetables that enable our bodies to thrive and recover from the day-to-day stresses of life. Hopefully, as you embark on this program, you will also find yourself engaging in more exercise and social activities that will highlight the beauty of ringing in a new year. After all, each positive step toward health and wellness brings yet another positive step. One major concern I've been noticing is not being able to acquire or afford all of the ingredients needed in The 180 Cleanse. An easy fix, don't buy all of the ingredients! Don’t use this as an excuse to avoid the 5-Day Cleanse. It is absolutely not necessary to have every single ingredient to be successful. Engagement is key! Also, remember: if you choose less expensive options and substitutions for some of the ingredients, you will not go POOF at midnight of the 5th day and receive a notification of failure to comply. Communicate with NutriLiving experts about the options you might consider if you do not have one of the ingredients or if you have allergies. They are experts in their field and are very happy to support your 2015 Cleanse. Do your best, try your hardest. Use what you have and add to Continue reading >>

The 6 Best (and Worst) Diets If You Have Diabetes

The 6 Best (and Worst) Diets If You Have Diabetes

Are you looking for a way to reset your diet to lose weight? Losing weight has many benefits, especially for people with diabetes. It not only can improve blood sugar levels but it canlower your high blood pressure and heart disease risk. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy But its important not to go for a quick fix. For lasting success, focus on good nutrition and changes you can commit to long term. Yes, but how do you do that? There are many diets out there claiming health benefits. Here, well talk through some common diets out there and offer our advice for people with diabetes. Besides sticking to a particular diet, heres some tried-and true tips: Watchportion sizes (particularly for carbohydrates). This can help cut down on calories and improve blood sugar. Divide food choices for a healthy plate. Go for half vegetables, one-quarter protein and one-quarter carbohydrates. There manydiets out there that you can look to for weight loss, but our list highlightsthe three best and three worst diet choices for people with diabetes . Champion diets offer well-rounded nutrition 1. DASH .Created to help lower blood pressure (aptly named Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), the DASH diet goes well beyond that. It is a well-rounded, healthy nutrition plan for everyone. DASH is rich in fruits, vegetables and grains, and low in fat, sugar and sodium. For example, on a 2,000-calorie DASH plan, each day you would eat: Six or fewer servings of meats (in this case, a serving is one ounce) Include about four portions of nuts, seeds and legumes weekly and youre set. 2. Mediterranean .This diet, based loosely on the eating habits of people Continue reading >>

About Our Diabetes Type 2 Detox

About Our Diabetes Type 2 Detox

Home About our Diabetes Type 2 Detox Reversing Diabetes and taking charge of your health We have an increasing number of clients coming on our retreats with type 2 diabetes, and also those with metabolic issues and pre-diabetes (which tends to go undiscovered until people develop the full clinical disease).We now incorporate aDiabetes Detox Retreat programme into our long running Mind / Body Detox Retreats in Spain. If you have blood sugar problems, are over weight, obese or already diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, this retreat could help you overcome your condition for good. Diabetes type 2 and other blood sugar issues are largely nutritional problems which are best healed with a nutritional approach. This is why we have developed a ground-breaking Diabetes Detox programme to help you overcome blood sugar conditions, and go home feeling better informed about your future diet and lifestyle to support your health and not erode it. Diabetes UK has described diabetes as the biggest threat to UK health and wants more emphasis put on prevention and natural methods of treatment. There are over 3 million people diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK, plus an estimated half a million more people who have the condition but dont know it. Its a continuing and alarming rise of a largely preventable condition. Type 2 diabetes, which was once known as adult-onset diabetes, is now found in young adults and children and much of this change has been attributed to the huge amount of sugar and hidden sugar in our diet. 90% of adult on-set type 2 diabetics are overweight. Being overweight desensitises your body to insulin levels. But it may also surprise you to know that artificial sweeteners have also been shown to cause weight gain and diabetes. These are the sort of things you will learn abo Continue reading >>

Detox Diets: Do They Work? Are They Healthy?

Detox Diets: Do They Work? Are They Healthy?

They're popular, but they aren't proven to do what they say they'll do: flush toxins out of your system. In fact, they may be risky and even backfire. Still thinking about it? You should know this first. That depends on the particular detox diet you're following. There are many of them. Some involve fasting , or just drinking liquids. Others allow some foods, like fruits and vegetables . They typically are short diets -- they're not a way of eating you can stick with in the long run. You'll be hungry and may feel weak. Whether or not a detox diet is safe depends on the plan and how long you stay on it. Most people dont feel good on low-calorie, nutrient-poor diets. Potential side effects include low energy, low blood sugar , muscle aches, fatigue , feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and nausea . If the idea of detoxing appeals, you might try "clean" eating that focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein -- basically, whole foods without a lot of processing. That's good for you and more likely to give you results that last, especially if you make exercise a habit. Limitations: You're going to go without a lot of the foods you usually eat. Detox diets are typically very rigid and involve eating the same few things over and over. Cooking and shopping: Depends on the detox plan you're following. Because there's not a lot you're allowed to eat, you won't have a long shopping list and prep work should be minimal. Packaged foods or meals: Some detox plans recommend herbs, pills, powders, enemas, and other forms of colon cleansing . Methods vary and often include products that are only available from the authors web site. Exercise : Not required, and you may not have the energy for it, because you're not getting that many calories. Costs: Besides your grocery sho Continue reading >>

Diabetes Detox!

Diabetes Detox!

Diabetes is running rampant in our country. If you are one of the several million who have this condition, then this article is for you. It will teach you how to manage your food and therefore manage your blood sugar. Diabetes is running rampant in our country. If you are one of the several million who have this condition, then this article is for you. It will teach you how to manage your food and therefore manage your blood sugar. Type I diabetes is a condition in which the body produces very low amounts of insulin or none at all. Type II diabetics have low insulin receptors. Either way it creates a no-holds-barred situation for your internal system, and that's exactly how you need to fight back NO HOLDS BARRED! Your body uses insulin to convert the food you eat into energy. Here's how the process works in a non-diabetic person: calories are consumed, blood sugar rises, then the pancreas releases insulin to convert the sugar into energy. Any sugar not used as energy will be stored as fat to be used as energy later. However, if you have diabetes the process works differently: you consume calories, insulin is released in response to the increased blood sugar but your body is unable to use the insulin effectively. Your brain sees that your blood sugar is still going up, so it asks your pancreas to release more insulin. But since your body can't use it's insulin to convert sugars into fuel, these sugars are now stored as fat, or they float around your blood stream. None of this is good. Fortunately, there's a food plan you can use to give your body only the type and amount of food that it can effectively manage. It's called a food plan because it's not a quick fix diet; it's for life. To use this food plan effectively, you should be familiar with the following food groups Continue reading >>

Cleansing With Type 1 Diabetes

Cleansing With Type 1 Diabetes

Juices are very low in fiber, high in sugar. The sugar they contain is quickly absorbed and thus causes a quick blood glucose rise (this is why juice is one of the fast carbs recommended to treat a low BG). Insulin, although we have "rapid acting" insulin, does not work that quickly. You would be at increased risk for BG spikes/elevations related to the juice consumption, and then also at increased risk of low sugars since the insulin action does not match the juice digestion/absorption very well. As you can see, not what you're looking for. I accepted my fate and was left day dreaming of this juicing adventure everyone was on and loving. I knew I didnt need a juice cleanse to feel my best, but I was still wanting to give it a try and felt frustrated that this new, life-long disease was already limiting me. Flash forward four years later,and I have successfully cleansed 3 times with a 3 day juice cleanse!**cue the parting clouds with beaming sun-rays and singing angels** Before I dive into the gist of my cleansing experience, remember this: if you have type 1 diabetes, you are still required to diligently and mindfully take care of yourself amidst your cleansing process. Any extreme changes in diet will likely result in changes in your insulin (bolus + basal) dosing amount(s). I encourage you to keep a journal, take notes, and log your process. This will help you with mastering your dosing and timing throughout the cleanse (and support you in the future if you choose to do it again). The biggest pro of the cleanse system that I use, Chef V, is that their juice (i.e. Green Drink) is BLENDED (keeping the fiber) versus JUICED (strips the fiber). This is a huge factor in blood sugar management. Their cleanse contains only 24 grams of sugar per day, versus a standard cold-p Continue reading >>

The 7 Cleanse And Detox Strategies To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

The 7 Cleanse And Detox Strategies To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

Author Sidebar: When I was diabetic, there were times when I struggled with getting my blood glucose to come down. At other times, I struggled with unstable blood glucose levels, where my blood glucose would spike for no reason. This was very frustrating, especially when I thought that I was doing everything correctly in terms of eating right and exercising. During my research, I discovered that after some people with diabetes have started to eat properly and exercise on a consistent basis, they reach a “wall” where they are unable to lower their blood glucose level below a certain point or their blood glucose spikes for no apparent reason. In addition, they find it almost impossible either to gain or lose any more weight. Why does this happen? How can this be fixed? In most cases, this is due to the body’s toxic load preventing metabolism and energy production. In addition, as a self-protective mechanism, fat cells hold on to the toxins to prevent them from being released into your bloodstream. As a result, your body cannot metabolize and burn fat, making it almost impossible to lose weight, especially the fat in the belly area. In addition, these fat cells trigger inflammation markers that cause an immune response that, in turn, may lead to spikes in cortisol, adrenaline and blood glucose. And, in the meantime, the liver is under a tremendous strain because it's processing the food and the medications while dealing with the problems associated with diabetes. And, depending on the person's specific pathology, other organs such as the colon, kidneys, lymphatic system and pancreas may also be struggling with functioning properly. In addition, if there is a major bacterial infection, virus, or introduction of a toxin (such as a vaccine, antibiotic, NSAID or other pr Continue reading >>

Diabetes Dieting: What To Eat To Lose Weight On The 2-day Diet

Diabetes Dieting: What To Eat To Lose Weight On The 2-day Diet

Diabetes Dieting: What to Eat to Lose Weight on the 2-Day Diet Get a print subscription to Reader's Digest and instantly enjoy free digital access on any device. Diabetes Dieting: What to Eat to Lose Weight on the 2-Day Diet By Juliana LaBianca from the book The 2-Day Diabetes Diet Dieting just two days a week blasts fat and balances blood sugar. Reader's DigestFor folks with diabetes, weight loss is a natural form ofmedication. But in an ironic twist, losing weight may be more difficult if you have type 2 diabetes. Now breakthrough research has revealed a better way for people to go about diabetes dieting to lose weight and reduce insulin resistance. The secret is a concept called intermittent fasting. British researchers created this revolutionary new diet, which strictly limits caloric intake for two days of the week but permits larger portions for the rest of the week. Women who followed the plan lost almost twice as much fat as those who restricted calories every day. Within three months, participants reducedinsulin resistance by 25 percent more on nonfast days and inflammation by 8 percent more thanpeople who dieted continuously. These are the 10 life-saving things you must do if you have diabetes . Reader's DigestAfter seeing this research, Reader's Digest asked registered dietitian and certifieddiabetes educator Erin Palinski-Wade to create a simple and delicious menu that incorporated the findings. She developed the book The 2-Day Diabetes Diet . You dont have to count carbs, calories, fat grams, or anything elseall you have to do is follow the special eating style in which you Power Burn two days a week and Nourish on the rest. Reader's DigestOn Power Burn days, youll fillup on low-calorie, low-carbohydrate foods that include delicious soups, tasty stir fries Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes And The Diet That Cured Me

Type 2 Diabetes And The Diet That Cured Me

Why me? At 59 I was 10st 7lb, 5ft 7in, and had never been overweight. I ran and played cricket regularly and didn't drink alcohol excessively. Yet at a routine check-up I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. In 10 years I could be dependent on insulin, it could affect my sight, feet, ears, heart and I had a 36% greater chance of dying early. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces none of the insulin that regulates our blood sugar levels. Very high glucose levels can damage the body's organs. Patients with type 2 diabetes, however, do produce insulin - just not enough to keep their glucose levels normal. Because I was fit and not overweight (obesity is a major risk factor in type 2 diabetes; however, a number of non-obese people, particularly members of south Asian communities, are also prone to it), my doctor told me I could control my condition with diet alone. Desperate for information, I headed to the web, where I found a report about a research trial at Newcastle University led by Professor Roy Taylor. His research suggested type 2 diabetes could be reversed by following a daily 800-calorie diet for eight weeks. When our bodies are deprived of normal amounts of food they consume their own fat reserves, with the fat inside organs used up first. The idea of Taylor's diet is to use up the fat that is clogging up the pancreas and preventing it from creating insulin, until normal glucose levels return. With my GP's blessing and a home glucose-testing kit, I began my experiment. The diet was strict: three litres of water a day, three 200-calorie food supplements (soups and shakes) and 200 calories of green vegetables. Thanks to my doctor's dietary guidance, and running three times a week, I had already lost a stone. Yet my glucose levels were still above 6mmol/L (millimols Continue reading >>

21-day Sugar Detox [for Diabetics] Made Easy

21-day Sugar Detox [for Diabetics] Made Easy

I finally did it… I kicked my sugar addiction. Not long ago, my idea of a great dinner was the coffee and dessert course. Then my doctor gave me the news… ” You’re prediabetic!” Sugar was killing me. I knew I needed to do something. I knew that I’d have to seriously downplay sugar from my diet. It had to become a permanent lifestyle change with an on-going commitment. It’s not easy… at least, not for most of us. Yes, I did it, I’m sticking with it, and I feel great. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m back to perfect health and fitness just yet, but I’m getting there. It’s a day-by-day process to change. Is Sugar Killing You? Our lust for sweet stuff might seem harmless, but the hard truth is that we are eating more of it than we need… and way more than our bodies can handle. The typical American consumes somewhere around 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. Pile that up and see what it looks like. It will make you sick to look at it! As far as I’m concerned, my own innocent sweet tooth was doing serious damage to my health. It was a leading factor in weight gain, high blood pressure and out-of-sight cholesterol levels… not to mention a really bad example for my children. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of The End of Dieting, says eating too much sugar should be considered just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. And, there’s no way I’d do that to my body… so the sugar had to go. “A diet with sugar and high glycemic index foods promotes all the leading causes of death in America,” says Dr. Fuhrmansays. “I don’t see value in cutting out sugar for a few days and then going back to eating it, but I do see value in cutting it out permanently.” Why It’s So Difficult to Kick the Sugar Habit Sugar addiction is a real thing. It’s no joke. I call su Continue reading >>

Detoxing For Diabetes: My 10-day Jumpstart To Better Health

Detoxing For Diabetes: My 10-day Jumpstart To Better Health

If you had told me a year ago that Id be gluten- and dairy-free, I would have laughed and then served up a huge lasagna. This Italian American practically has pasta running through her veins which likely contributed to my current health dilemma. After my type 2 diabetes diagnosis in January, I began to read everything I could get my hands on about reversing the disease through diet and exercise. I watched Forks Over Knives and omitted animal products, saw a nutritionist and counted carb grams, and through it all, I drank a lot of kale. Then, I picked up Dr. Mark Hymans book Blood Sugar Solution . In it, he explains how common allergens like gluten, dairy, alcohol, and caffeine affect our bodies, even if were not technically allergic. Certain foods are more likely to cause inflammation, which is a stress response that the body produces when we are fighting off something. A little inflammation helps you heal and then goes away, a ton of it hurts you and becomes constant. Inflammation and insulin resistance go hand in hand, and one of the ways to combat diabetes is to remove the triggering foods. Dr. Hymans research made sense to me, so I thought Id give his diet a try. With little less than a month until my follow-up doctors appointment, I wanted to jumpstart my progress. I read his 10-Day Detox Diet , which cuts out not only the inflammation triggers of gluten, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol, but also all grains, most fruit, legumes, and starchy vegetables, to help maintain balanced blood sugar levels. I welcomed the return of humanely-produced lean protein and an almost laughable amount of healthy fats nearly 20 g per meal which was absolutely shocking to someone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, when fat was the enemy. Could this really produce results? I was about to Continue reading >>

Consume This 2-ingredient Diabetes Detox Drink Before Meals To Burn Fat And Speed Metabolism

Consume This 2-ingredient Diabetes Detox Drink Before Meals To Burn Fat And Speed Metabolism

The human body puts up with a lot, and typically lets us know when something’s up. A cough and a runny nose can be a warning that a cold is coming. A rash shows that you have an allergy. Sometimes some disorders sneak up on us without warning. Diabetes is not typically one of these things. We know “what leads” to type 2 diabetes, but it’s not all set in stone. There’s more to contracting diabetes than a high-sugar, high-fat diet and a low-exercise lifestyle. Although if you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, changing your lifestyle can push back against the disease. Increase Insulin Acceptance and Lower Blood Pressure Type 2 diabetes is essentially your body being insulin resistant. Insulin is produced by your pancreas to let cells use carbs and sugars as energy. Having a slow metabolism, burning fat slowly, and having high blood pressure can lead to an unhealthy immune system which could advance the onset of type 2 diabetes. There’s a simple two-ingredient drink that not only helps cleanse your body of toxins, but speed up metabolism, burn fat and lower blood pressure. It also helps directly fight diabetes. How? Apple cider vinegar and cinnamon. You Don’t Make Money With Vinegar Taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been found to help both type 1 and type 2 diabetics with blood glucose control. A 2004 study found that vinegar helps increase insulin sensitivity. The study followed subjects who drank 40 grams of ACV before meals; their post-meal glucose levels were 34% lower compared to when they didn’t drink the vinegar. Why isn’t vinegar a more widely known diabetes treatment? Because no one makes big money from selling vinegar. There are no vinegar pushers. No vinegar reps. Vinegar doesn’t make anyone enough money to even be widely talked-about in the Continue reading >>

Detox Diet - What Is A Detox Diet

Detox Diet - What Is A Detox Diet

Detox diets should be discussed with your doctor Detox diets are frequently featured within the news. Whilst some of the principles of a detox diet are based upon healthy eating, we are advised to watch out for those making unfounded claims. If you are considering a detox diet, it is advisable to consult your doctor, particularly if the diet involves taking supplements. A detox diet tends to refer to short term diets which claim to help remove a variety of environmental toxins. Detox diets may typically vary in length between a few days to a few weeks. A detox diet plan may include additional supplements as part of the plan. It is advisable to check with your doctor before taking any supplements and, as certain diets can reduce our intake of specific nutrients . It is also advisable to first discuss any significant change in diet with your doctor. The NHS does not recommend people rely on detox diets for a variety of reasons: Herbal ingredients may not have been tested for safety Herbal supplements may interact with medication Detox diets may not encourage people to stay healthy between detoxes Examples of medications which may be affected by herbal supplements include warfarin and the contraceptive pill . Detox diets are no magic cure and healthy eating and exercise principles should be maintained as part of your daily lifestyle. People with diabetes may also need to take caution with detox diets as some of the diets may include a higher carbohydrate intake than you may be used to. In response to the number of unsubstantiated claims being made about certain foods being superfoods, the EU has banned use of the word unless the claims are backed up by credible research. Research has consistently shown that eating a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit to be ben Continue reading >>

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