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A ‘cure’ For Type 2 Diabetes: Dr Jason Fung’s 2 Easy Steps

A ‘cure’ For Type 2 Diabetes: Dr Jason Fung’s 2 Easy Steps

Are you a type 2 diabetic, pre-diabetic or have a family history of diabetes? If so, this is one of the most important blogs you’ll ever read. It’s by Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung. He doesn’t tell patients that type 2 diabetes is chronic, progressive and incurable. He says that is actually a ‘big, fat lie’. Fung had a Damascene moment a few years ago. He realised he was giving his diabetic, obese patients the wrong treatment. He was prescribing insulin according to orthodox medical protocols. He was making his patients fatter and sicker. Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, Fung says. In other words, it’s a disease of excess insulin. It is a dietary disease, he says, and you can’t cure dietary disease with drugs. Here’s a shortened version of Fung’s blog with a link to the full version. – Marika Sboros By Jason Fung* Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But it’s actually a great big lie: Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who are diagnosed pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something most people already instinctively recognized to be true. Suppose your friend is diagnosed as diabetic, then works hard to lose 50 pounds. He takes himself off all his medications and his blood sugars are now normal. What would you say to him? Probably something like “Great job. You’re really taking care of yourself. Keep it up!” What yo Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is by far the commonest form of diabetes (around 90% of all cases). The disease is getting more and more common, and there’re already around 330 million type 2 diabetics worldwide. Most people who are affected are overweight (especially those carrying excess abdominal fat) and middle aged or older. People with high blood pressure and unfavorable cholesterol numbers also run an increased risk of developing the disease. For more on the background to the epidemic, how you can test if you have diabetes and how to naturally regulate your blood sugar: Diabetes – Normalize Your Blood Sugar Here you’ll find more specific information on the cause of and treatment for type 2 diabetes. Table of Contents The Cause of Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes – previously called “adult onset diabetes” – results when the body no longer can handle large amounts of blood sugar. Large amounts of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin need to be produced, but this will still not be enough, because the sensitivity to the hormone decreases. At the time of diagnosis type 2 diabetics often have ten times more insulin in their bodies than what’s normal. As a side effect all this insulin causes fat storage and weight gain, something that often has been going on for many years before the disease is diagnosed. So what’s the cause of this? This is still controversial and much debated. But there’s a clear correlation with the amount of sugar in the food. The more sugar people consume the more they get diabetes in the long run. According to a recent investigation this correlation is found in all countries around the world. Probably also contributing is ingestion of other rapidly-digested carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta, because these too cause a rapid rise i Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Do you have type 2 diabetes, or are you at risk for diabetes? Do you worry about your blood sugar? Then you’ve come to the right place. The disease diabetes (any type) means that you have too much sugar in your blood. This page will show you how to best check this. You can normalize your blood sugar naturally as needed – without pills, calorie counting or hunger. Many people have already done so. As a bonus, a normalized blood sugar usually makes you healthier and leaner. Table of contents: A disastrous epidemic Two types of diabetes Normalize your blood sugar Become your own evidence A disastrous epidemic What’s wrong? Why do more and more people become diabetic? In the past, before our modern Western diet, diabetes was extremely rare. The disease is now becoming more and more common. Around the world, more and more people are becoming diabetic: The number of people with diabetes is increasing incredibly rapidly and is heading towards 500 million. This is a world epidemic. Will someone in your family be affected next? Your mother, father, cousin, your child? Or you? Is perhaps your blood already too sweet? Those affected by the most common form of diabetes (type 2) normally never regain their health. Instead, we take for granted that they’ll become a little sicker for every year that goes by. With time they need more and more drugs. Yet, sooner or later complications emerge. Blindness. Dialysis due to faulty kidneys. Dementia. Amputations. Death. Diabetes epidemic causes inconceivable suffering. Fortunately, there’s something that can be done. We just need to see through the mistake that has led to the explosion of disease – and correct it. This can normalize your blood sugar. Many have already succeeded in doing this. If you already know that you are diabe Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Your Diet: The Low-carb Debate

Diabetes And Your Diet: The Low-carb Debate

A few years ago, Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was charged with organizing a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes. “When you look at the literature, whoa is it weak. It is so weak,” Dr. Kahn said in a recent interview. Studies tended to be short term, diets unsustainable, differences among them clinically insignificant. The only thing that really seemed to help people with diabetes was weight loss — and for weight loss, there is no magic diet. But people want diet advice, Dr. Kahn reasoned, and the association really should say something about diets. So it, like the National Institutes of Health, went with the Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid. Why? “It’s a diet for all America,” Dr. Kahn said. “It has lots of fruits and vegetables and a reasonable amount of fat.” That advice, though, recently came under attack in a New York Times commentary written by Sarah Hallberg, an osteopath at a weight loss clinic in Indiana, and Osama Hamdy, the medical director of the obesity weight loss program at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. There is a diet that helps with diabetes, the two doctors said: one that restricts — or, according to Dr. Hallberg, severely restricts — carbohydrates. “If the goal is to get patients off their medications, including insulin, and resolve rather than just control their diabetes, significant carb restriction is by far the best nutrition plan,” Dr. Hallberg said in an email. “This would include elimination of grains, potatoes and sugars and all processed foods. There is a significant and ever growing Continue reading >>

The Diabetes Wakeup Call That Got This Young Philly Doctor To Change His Life

The Diabetes Wakeup Call That Got This Young Philly Doctor To Change His Life

The diabetes wakeup call that got this young Philly doctor to change his life Like a lot of new physicians, a busy residency left me with little time for exercise or a balanced meal. Id never been overweight, but suddenly my waistline was expanding. But I wasnt too worried after all, I was only in my 20s. What could a few temporary pounds do to hurt me? It was a story I had often heard from patients, onlynow it was playingout in my own life. But to my surprise, I learned at a routine checkup that I had prediabetes elevated blood sugars that can eventually progress to diabetes if untreated. Over time, without proper management, diabetes can take a toll on your entire body. It can ravage your nerves, take your limbs, imperil your kidneys, clog your arteries, and render you blind. There are few other diseases as destructive as diabetes and fewer as common. Diabetes already affects nearly 30 million Americans with another 84 million , or a third of adults in America, having prediabetes. Ninety percent of those with prediabetes dont even know they have it. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes,comprising90 percent of all diabetes cases in the U.S. The less common form, Type 1 diabetes, is an autoimmune condition that usually, but not always, starts in childhood. Type 2 diabetes is a byproduct of insulin resistance, meaning that insulin works less effectively, so you need more of it. And while it is true that the risk of developing Type 2 increaseswith age, we are seeing more people younger than I was, even children, with what once was called adult-onset diabetes. I forced myself to find time for exercise and better nutrition. Fruits and vegetables became my friends in my new plant-based diet, and so did a smaller waistline, and normal blood sugars. Sounds simp Continue reading >>

A Low-carb Diet For Beginners

A Low-carb Diet For Beginners

A low-carb diet is low in carbohydrates, like sugary foods, pasta and bread. Instead, you eat real foods including protein, natural fats and vegetables. Studies show that low-carb diets result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has successfully tried it. 1 There’s not even any need to count calories or use special products. So why is it still controversial? Learn more about low carb and how to use it for your personal goals here. Choose a section or keep reading below. 2. What to eat on a low-carb diet In this section you can learn exactly what to eat on low carb, whether you prefer visual guides, detailed food lists, delicious recipes or a simple get started guide. Let’s start with a quick visual guide to low carb. Here are the basic food groups you can eat all you like of, until you’re satisfied: The numbers above are grams of digestible carbs per 100 grams (3.5 ounces). Fiber is not counted, you can eat all the fiber you want. All foods above are below 5% carbs. Sticking to these foods will make it relatively easy to stay on a strict low-carb diet, with less than 20 grams of carbs per day. Try to avoid Here’s what you should not eat on low carb – foods full of sugar and starch. As you can see, these foods are much higher in carbs. The numbers are grams of digestible carbs per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), unless otherwise noted. What to drink So what do you drink on low carb? Water is perfect, and so is coffee or tea. Ideally, use no sweeteners. A modest amount of milk or cream is OK (but beware of caffe latte!). The occasional glass of wine is fine too. Check out our full guides to low-carb drinks and low-carb alcohol. Visual low-carb guides Here are more detailed visual guides to the amount of carbs in common f Continue reading >>

Starvation Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Starvation Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows that starvation (eating 600 kcal/day) can cure type 2-diabetes, just like gastric bypass surgery. Again, there is no need to explain the effect of the surgery with other speculative theories. The resulting starvation reverses diabetes. And the starvation isn’t even necessary to do that. Guardian: Low-calorie diet offers hope of cure for type 2 diabetes Unnecessary starvation If a type 2 diabetic stops eating (carbs) the symptoms of diabetes starts to go away. But starvation or surgery are unnecessarily painful ways to do it. Luckily diabetics can eat real food to satiety, as long as they avoid sugar and starch. The food that quickly turns into simple sugars in the gut. Cutting away their stomach or starving themselves is not necessary. All they need is good food. More Across the river for water: Surgery for diabetes PS A Gastric Bypass operation protects from eating too much carbohydrates in two ways. Number one: you can only eat miniature portions of anything. Number two: the smaller amounts of starch you eat is not digestedd as easily as the duodenum with the starch-digesting enzyme amylase is diverted from direct contact with the food. Continue reading >>

Diabetes And The Dawn Phenomenon

Diabetes And The Dawn Phenomenon

What does the movie Dumb and Dumber (pictured above) have to do with blood sugar? Let me explain. Do you ever wonder why blood sugar goes up in the morning – when you haven’t eaten for a long time? This happens to everyone, but it’s often very apparent in people with type 2 diabetes. On a low-carb diet, when the blood sugar does not go up much after eating, morning blood sugar levels can be the highest of the entire day. This is called “The Dawn Phenomenon”. How it works The reason is that the hormonal levels in the morning tell the body to get ready for the new day. This makes the liver release stored sugar. And if the liver is totally stuffed with sugar – common in type 2 diabetes – the release can be massive. This is especially true if the brake for the blood sugar rise is not working well. If there is insulin resistance – also common in type 2 diabetes. Then there is a huge release, and not much holding it back. The result? Well, something like the picture above, metaphorically. Only in this case it’s about the liver dumping sugar into the blood. This new post by Dr. Fung explains it well: Dr. Jason Fung: The Dawn Phenomenon So what can you do to avoid the Dawn Phenomenon? Get the excess sugar out of the liver, and reduce the insulin resistance. How do you do that? An LCHF diet or intermittent fasting… or preferably both. More Earlier How to Cure Diabetes New Diabetes Cases, at Long Last, Begin to Fall in the United States! Get the Effect of Bariatric Surgery Without the Side Effects, Without the Surgeon, For Free Doctor in the House – Watch Diabetes Reversed Using Low Carb on BBC, While Old-School Dietitians Freak Out Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Shakes Up Type 2 Diabetes Treatment On Breakfast TV Continue reading >>

Losing Weight And Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight And Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Losing weight and reversing type 2 diabetes Is it possible to lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes with a simple dietary change , even without adding any extra exercise? Thats exactly what Maureen Brenner did. Within a year she was off all her medications! In this interview she describes her story, how it makes her feel and her best advice for other people who want to get started. Watch a segment above. The full 15-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership: Join free for a month for instant access to this and over 190 other low-carb TV videos . Plus Q&A with experts and our awesome new low-carb meal planner service , etc . Marika had struggled with her weight ever since having children. When she started low carb, she wondered if this too was going to be a fad, or if this was going to be something that would help her reach her goals. "I'll do this or I'm going to die trying" Kristie Sullivan struggled with her weight for her whole life in spite of trying every diet imaginable, but then she finally lost a 120 pounds and improved her health on a keto diet. Yvonne used to see all those pictures of people who'd lost so much weight, but sometimes didn't really believe they were real. What does living low carb look like? Chris Hannaway shares his success story, takes us for a spin in the gym and orders food at the local pub. When Kenneth turned 50, he realized that he wouldn't make it to 60 the way he was going. After living somewhat of a high-carb life and then living in France for a few years enjoying croissants and freshly baked baguettes, Marc was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Continue reading >>

Diet Doctor Low Carb Challenge

Diet Doctor Low Carb Challenge

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I'm following the Diet Doctor 2 week challenge and the carb intake is 20g or less per day. My main motive was to get my BG back to where I wanted to be and it was certainly doing that until I fell victim to this stinking cold (although BG has not risen as much as it usually does when I am ill. ) However, I have only lost 1lb. Prior to this I'd lost 17lbs on a moderate LC diet (about 40 - 50g carbs). Lowering BG is the priority and I'm happy with how it's going. However, I do want to lose more weight. I know Diet Doctor say you don't count calories on their keto diet but I've checked some of their recipes now and the daily total is around 1800 calories. I intend to give the VLC another couple of weeks to see if I can get my BG back in the 4's but after that I think I have to tweak the Diet a bit to lower the calorie intake as I really don't think I will lose anything much on 1800 calories a day. Does anyone know if the full nutritional information for the Diet Doctor recipes are lurking anywhere on the net or am I just going to have to plod on putting the recipes into my Fitness Pal? (Some were there already but were a bit dubious). If anyone wants to know what the 2 week challenge is like it is surprisingly easy. I have never been hungry, if anything it is too much food. The shopping lists do help because you only buy what you need. Hubby mostly ate the same as me although I add carbs for him as he won't eat the quantity of greens I get through. You only cook once a day as one day's dinner becomes the next day's lunch (I don't count breakfast as cooking as scrambled eggs only take minutes). Talking of eggs you get through loads of them!! Recipes are v Continue reading >>

The Success Of Diet Doctor: A Diet To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

The Success Of Diet Doctor: A Diet To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

The Success of Diet Doctor: A Diet to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the world’s greatest problems. For so many people diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that causes devastation — but it doesn’t have to be. With this in mind, let’s take a look at what has been called a diet to reverse type 2 diabetes. This article will focus on the work of the Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt—the diet doctor—someone who has helped tens of thousands of people to improve their health. Diet Doctor has helped thousands of users address insulin resistance , which is the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes. At present, it’s probably fair to say that type 2 diabetes is one of the worst epidemics ever seen in history. Although diabetes has always existed, it wasn’t until the 1980s when the disease began to spiral out of control. In fact, back in 1980, there were only 5.5 million Americans living with diabetes. By 2014, the number of diagnosed diabetes cases in the US had reached 21.3 million — nearly a 300% increase. In contrast to the words you often hear from the medical industry, this wasn’t just by chance. Particularly, the idea of diabetes being a predetermined condition brought on through “poor genes” is ridiculous. The prevalence of a disease doesn’t just shoot into orbit over a few short decades. That is unless we are doing something seriously wrong. Is the Modern Diet Causing the Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic? Important to realize is that the increase in type 2 diabetes rates paralleled the growing obesity epidemic. Of course, the logical thing to do is to look at when this trend began. In this case, both of these devastating conditions had their roots in the early 1980s. So, is there any particular event that could have sparked t Continue reading >>

Ask The Diet Doctor: Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

Ask The Diet Doctor: Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

Q: I'm a Diet Coke junkie. Despite having 0 calories, could this habit be sabotaging my weight-loss efforts? A: In a word: no. While drinking diet soda every day isn't exactly good for your health, the chances of it sabotaging your weight-loss efforts are slim. The common misconception regarding the role of diet soda and weight gain comes from a couple of studies that received a lot of media attention. One such study looked at more 6,500 participants and found that diet soda drinkers were 67 percent more like to have diabetes and 37 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome (a combo of symptoms that is basically where pre-diabetes meets heart disease). What's more, data from the Framingham Heart Study, the longest running heart disease study in the US, found a 56-percent increase in metabolic syndrome when people drank one or more diet sodas per day! Another study published in 2008 also found an association between diet soda consumption and metabolic syndrome. The interesting thing about this particular study was that drinking diet soda was linked to a higher risk for developing metabolic syndrome than drinking sugar-sweetened beverages. Drinking diet soda was essentially as bad for your health as eating fried food. I’m sure you’d agree that having a diet coke is much different than having a regular coke or a basket of curly fries. How can we make sense of all this research? There are two primary schools of thought: The first is that diet soda alone does not cause weight gain, but it has more to do with the unhealthy habits of diet soda drinkers—the sum of which leads to weight gain. That could be the case. The second school of thought is that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda mess with your body's chemical processing, causing you to eat more and consequ Continue reading >>

Diet Doctor - Home | Facebook

Diet Doctor - Home | Facebook

, every diet every gimmick. This is the real deal. Ultimately sugar is the culprit and this is a way to offset the need for sugar. It is working for me, I am amazed at how easy ...it is and interestin g. The website is very well thought out and the recipes are quick and easy. My husband is a diabetic on insulin and has come onboard with me and this is the answer. His blood sugar is finally under control. Make the commitment to give up excessive sugar and this is your meal plan for the rest of your life. I haven't been this excited about anything on a long time but since seeing the results I have hope now and I can have control over what I eat, because these guys make it so easy. Try it you will love it!!! See More I've been aware of this site for a while now, I've read around the subject and I've finally come to the conclusion that I have to try this. I'm a nurse, so a lot of the educationa n makes ...sense to me. And I'm also type 2 diabetic, wildly out of control since my husband died earlier this year, and my GP is threatenin g me with insulin as my sugars are regularly in the 20's (300-400's ). As if that wasn't enough of a motivation , it also makes me feel ill having such high sugars - I get sweats, palpitatio ns, anxiety and generally feel yuk, so the time really has come to take control of this and just do it! See More I've lost quite a nice bit of weight following this diet, but there are just a couple of things that I find annoying. The first is the strange amounts of ingredient s in the recipes i.e. 1/6 of a teas...poon of cream (or in metric 0.8 ml.) ? A 1/ 6 of a teaspoon is miniscule lol. Also if people write something on the visitors posts esp a question it should be answered. But all in all a successful diet See More I have been pleased with the majorit Continue reading >>

How John Fagley Reversed His Diabetes By Eating More Fat

How John Fagley Reversed His Diabetes By Eating More Fat

How John Fagley reversed his diabetes by eating MORE fat in Diabetes stories , Intermittent fasting , Keto , Success stories Many people in John Fagleys family had suffered complications of diabetes, despite following the recommended treatment. When John developed type 2 diabetes himself he decided to do something different. He decided to eat MORE fat. Heres how he quickly normalized his blood sugar and lost 35 pounds in a few months: I have a family history on both sides of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and I know what happens to people who follow the recommended treatment. When my fasting blood glucose gradually increased from 95 mg/dL (5.3 mmol/l) to 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/l) during the last half of 2013, I realized that at age 58, I was in for the fight of my life, literally! I was already aware of the glycemic index of food, and I eliminated starch, added sugar and processed food from my diet. However, I was still eating several pieces of fruit every day. My fasting blood glucose gradually improved a bit over the next two months and I lost 15 pounds (7 kg). I was spending a good deal of time on the internet researching diabetes. Eventually, I came across articles from Joel Friel and Tim Noakes recommending very low levels of carbohydrate intake. Next, I read Gary Taubes Good Calories, Bad Calories, which I now regard as the most important book I have ever read. His thoroughly researched description of how carbs, and NOT fats or lack of activity are the likely root cause of our epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease gave me the confidence to eat more fat and even saturated fat to replace the carbs I was giving up. As I read his book, I realized that poor science, pompous egos and greed had stolen many years of life from my relatives, and especially my father. Continue reading >>

Jeffry Gerber, Md - Denver's Diet Doctor - Medical Weight Loss - South Suburban Family Medicine - Littleton, Colorado

Jeffry Gerber, Md - Denver's Diet Doctor - Medical Weight Loss - South Suburban Family Medicine - Littleton, Colorado

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