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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 >>

Lchf (low Carb-high Fat Diet) For Type 2 Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

Lchf (low Carb-high Fat Diet) For Type 2 Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

Home / Diabetes Articles / LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes LCHF Diet, The Diet That Reverses Diabetes If you are a diabetes type 2 patients or know someone who has diabetes, you must have surely heard of the LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat) diet. This is a well-known diet, known for its ability to help reverse diabetes . Doctors claim carbohydrates are the main culprits behind high blood glucose levels and elevated blood sugar levels. That is why the LCHF diet recommends an individual to cut down on their intake of food high in carbohydrates. Once carbs consumptionis lowered, blood sugar levels begin to return to normal levels, and good health is restored. While carbohydrates undergo the process of digestion, they are broken down by the digestive system into simple sugars and enter our blood stream. That is where insulin, a chemical produced by our body, comes into the picture. Insulin helps regulates blood sugar levels and keeps them within a healthy range. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, your body begins to produce less insulin or no insulin at all. With no insulin to keep a check on blood sugar levels, they begin to rise.High blood sugar levelscan damage vital internal organs and cause a number of health problems. That is why it is the LCHF an ideal diet for type 2 diabetes patients, as it recommends cutting down on carbohydrates and sugar intake so that your bodys dependence on insulin lowers. A study conducted in the UK tried to understand the short-term effects of what happens if a type 2 diabetes patient followed a no carbs diet. The study studied over 102 patients over a course of 3 months. The results were published in the Diabetic Medicine in September 2005. At the end of the study, it was concluded that restricting carbohydrates intake Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Approves Low Carb Diets For Weight Loss

American Diabetes Association Approves Low Carb Diets For Weight Loss

In December 2008, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) issued its Clinical Practice Recommendations which included the option for Diabetics to follow low-carbohydrate diets as a weight-loss option. While this is obviously not ‘news’, it is important to note that the Canadian Diabetes Association – now called Diabetes Canada, does not as yet make the same recommendation. Why is that? Is there something inherently different about Diabetics in Canada than Diabetics in the United States? For the last 9 years the American Diabetes Association has given people the option of following what they call a “moderate“ carbohydrate diet by (a) omitting some of the carb-containing foods on their standard meal plan or (b) substituting them for much lower carb alternatives. They also (c) provide Americans with the option of following a low carb diet for weight loss. Let’s take a look at the American dietary recommendations compared with the Canadian ones. Dietary Recommendations of the American Diabetes Association On their web page, the American Diabetes Association states that their standard Meal Plans that are “moderate” in carbohydrates provide ~45% of calories from carbs, but they add; Your healthcare provider may ask you to limit carbohydrate more than our meal plan suggests. This means you should cut back on the carbohydrate foods that you eat throughout the day. To keep your calorie intake about the same, substitute sources of lean protein or healthy fats for those higher carbohydrate foods. Then they give some examples of how people can lower carbohydrate intake by making some adjustments to the posted meal plan, such as; omitting the slice of whole wheat toast at breakfast replacing the whole wheat wrap for a lettuce wrap at lunch skipping the serving of bro Continue reading >>

Lchf And Diabetes

Lchf And Diabetes

Can a Low Carb, High Fat diet be used to manage Diabetes Type-1 or Type-2? Yes! We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes and there is growing interest in returning to carbohydrate restricted diets as a tool in managing diabetes complications long term. If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication used to lower blood sugars. Taking the same dose of insulin or medication as you did prior to adopting a Low Carb, High Fat diet may result in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes get the approval and supervision of a medical professional before commencing a Low Carb, High Fat diet. A well-formulated Low Carb, High Fat diet can help Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetics achieve long term normalised blood sugar levels. For more resources on LCHF and Diabetes we recommend the works of Dr Richard Bernstein and Dr Jason Fung as well as the videos from Dr. Troy Stapleton, Lisa Scherger and Dr. Wendy Pogozelski below. My Story: Managing Type-1 Diabetes with LCHF “Hi, my name is Fiona and I’m a Type-1 diabetic. I have had diabetes for 23 years. I use an insulin pump to manage my diabetes and had always followed the standard Australian dietary guidelines. I ate whatever I wanted and just gave myself enough insulin to cover the amount of carbohydrates I was eating. After having my two children I had put on a significant amount of weight and it kept creeping up. I needed to change something in my life and it began with the discovery of David Gillespie’s book ‘Sweet Poison’. I read the book and it all just made sense. I quit sugar and found that my blood sugar levels began to Continue reading >>

Can You ‘cure’ Type 2 Diabetes With Diet? Just Ask Dr Jay Wortman

Can You ‘cure’ Type 2 Diabetes With Diet? Just Ask Dr Jay Wortman

When Canadian physician Dr Jay Wortman realised he was diabetic 12 years ago, he cut carbs (sugars and starches) from his diet to ‘buy time’ before deciding what medication to take. He was amazed, and hugely relieved, to find that all his symptoms disappeared within a few days, never to return. He doesn’t say he is ‘cured’ in the conventional sense. He does say that he is without any symptoms of the condition, which he says is as close to being cured as it’s possible to come. He knows if he goes back to his old eating habits, the symptoms will return, and he will once again be diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. Wortman was a speaker at the recent low-carb, high-fat summit in Cape Town in February. He is a public health specialist, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine, where he studied the effectiveness of a traditional-style diet for obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in the Namgis First Nation. His research became the subject of the hit CBC documentary, My Big Fat Diet (to view it on YouTube, scroll down below). Here is a summary I compiled of his presentation to the summit: Ketogenic diet for obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It includes his personal story. – MS From Jay Wortman We have a healthcare system that doesn’t care about nutrition and a food system that doesn’t care about health. Recent research is showing us that everything we thought we knew about nutrition is wrong. Major food corporations produce foods comprised of three ingredients –refined grain, sugar and seed oils. Together, this toxic mix is driving the chronic disease epidemics the world is experiencing. I’m going to talk about my personal journey into the traditional diets of indigenous people. I Continue reading >>

Lchf Diet And Its Side Effects

Lchf Diet And Its Side Effects

For me, spikes in BGs after eating a high fat meal plus severe diarrhea. Will not ever try it again. Doing much better on what I do now. Dog breath and bad taste in mouth are some negatives. In many cases, that has been found to be caused by too much protein, not by the LC/HF aspect of things. << Nothing I say or express is medical or DIETARY advice so please do not take it as such. >> Although I may show my enthusiasm about my own success with a ketogenic diet (and no meds), I am NOT under any circumstances advising anyone else what to do, only sharing my personal experiences and often some of the science/research that led me to it. Higher LDL and weight lost, cannot gain at all, and FBS still 105-112 Any tips I would appreciate. Thank you kindly. So LCHF does increase insulin resistance, and no way to prevent or go back to a higher carbs even after only one year on low carbs. Any tips how to gain weight, I have lost about 10 lbs, and don't need that at all. I would love to gain some. Thank you very much. Warm regards. So LCHF does increase insulin resistance, and no way to prevent or go back to a higher carbs even after only one year on low carbs. Any tips how to gain weight, I have lost about 10 lbs, and don't need that at all. I would love to gain some. Thank you very much. Warm regards. You can try and go back to eating carbs, but from what I've read you will experience high BGs. Even non diabetics who have been on LCHF can take a few weeks to a couple of months to re-adjust back to eating carbs. While diabetics get scared and go back to LCHF, at least that is what I've been reading on this forum and other sources. So LCHF does increase insulin resistance, and no way to prevent or go back to a higher carbs even after only one year on low carbs. Any tips how to gai Continue reading >>

Lchf For Type 1 Diabetes

Lchf For Type 1 Diabetes

I spend a great deal of time in my clinic dealing with the problems of type 2 diabetes. But occasionally, people ask about type 1 diabetes (T1D) as well. The reason why it is so rare for me is that I treat adult patients where T2D outnumbers T1D by at least 9:1. I was looking at a fascinating study that my friend, Ivor Cummins (The Fat Emperor) had alerted me to a few months ago. Dr. Richard Bernstein is a fascinating character. He had developed T1D as a child of twelve and began to have complications by his 30s. He eventually went to medical school in order to learn better how to treat his own disease. Eventually he decided that the proper treatment was a low carb diet. This was in direct contradiction to the prevailing wisdom of the time (1990s), which included treating patients with insulin and a diet high in carbs. Dr. Bernstein opened up a controversial clinic to treat T1D with a low carb diet and also wrote several best selling books discussing the same topic. Over the years, it has proven to be a safe treatment for T1D. While there are few long-term studies, Dr. Bernstein himself is living proof of the low carb T1D paradigm. In many ways, T1D and T2D are exact opposites of each other. T1D typically affects children who are usually quite skinny. T2D typically affects adults who are usually quite obese. This is not absolute, and we are seeing much more T2D in children as their weights have increased. There are also cases of normal or even underweight patients with T2D. But in general, that is the case. T1D is the severe deficiency of insulin where as T2D is the severe excess of insulin. Nevertheless, people often treat both types of diabetes in the same manner. Both are treated with medications or insulin to keep blood glucose in acceptable levels. Wait, you might Continue reading >>

Can A Low-carb, High-fat (lchf) Ketogenic Diet Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Can A Low-carb, High-fat (lchf) Ketogenic Diet Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Home Keto Resources Can a Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) Ketogenic Diet treat type 2 diabetes Can a Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) Ketogenic Diet treat type 2 diabetes Posted by Matt | May 11, 2017 | Keto Resources Can a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet treat type 2 diabetes? The results of many, many scientific studies say YES! To understand why a ketogenic diet reverses type 2 diabeteswe need to know how the disease is caused in the first place. Hyperglycemia doesnt like that the Ketogenic Diet is Very Low-Carb Type 2 diabetes is brought about because of the way a persons body responds to food, in particular, carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the primary cause of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and modern diets are loaded with it. So common sense might suggest restricting their intake, unfortunately, many (with other vested interests) will refute that, but luckily scientists are on it and have been for some time. Sadly, in the modern world, we have steered away from treating the underlining cause of illness, instead, we medicate. Medicine is big industry you see and big industry says, a Snickerssatisfies. Thankfully science says the polar opposite. With a fist full of drugs and diets loaded with sugar how can you expect to ever get to a healthy and enjoyable quality of life? This real scientific study Effect of low-calorie versus low-carb ketogenic diet in type 2 diabetes shows how the ketogenic diet effectively manages not only type 2 diabetes in but in doing so LCHF diets also decrease the risk of heart problems significantly. What makes the Ketogenic Diet so special in treating type 2 diabetes? Carbohydrate-restricted diets are at least as effective at weight control (a major concern for agood portion of type 2 diabetes sufferers) plus beneficial for heart health. More fr Continue reading >>

“hello Lchf – Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes”

“hello Lchf – Goodbye Type 2 Diabetes”

Yet another story from a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic, who’s doing the opposite of what the health care system recommends and quickly improves his health dramatically: Hi. Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, after having had morning blood sugar levels around 300 mg/dl (17 mmol/l), as self-monitored at home. Changed my diet to LCHF and my blood sugar levels are now consistently below 125 mg/dl (7 mmol/l), and most often at 90-105 mg/dl (5-6 mmol/l). I want to let you know that your website has given me proper information that I would have missed otherwise… All the best, and thank you. Magnus Karlsson I congratulated him and asked if I could share his story on my blog. Yes, of course! I am very happy with the results of the diet. Two weeks ago I was 255 lbs (116 kg) and today I’m 242 lbs (110 kg). Magnus also noted his fasting blood glucose numbers each day when he started. Do you want to see? Two weeks with type 2 diabetes, where I completely changed to an LCHF diet has produced the following fasting blood glucose results. Started out with high numbers that look really good towards the end. 306 mg/dl (17.0 mmol/l) 252 (14.0) 198 (11.0) 198 (11.0) 140 (7.8) 97 (5.4) 97 (5.4) 108 (6.0) 110 (6.1) 124 (6.9) missed a day 88 (4.9) 101 (5.6) 88 (4.9) This result from just changing my diet, and I have also lost a few pounds, which doesn’t make things any worse. Now I just have to maintain these low levels and live with my new diet. I ended up on Diet Doctor through a friend, who has given me a lot of information on how this works. At the same time I’m finding stories from others, who have been where I am now. A Strong Start Going from abnormally high blood sugar levels, that are eating away at the body’s blood vessels, to a completely normal bl Continue reading >>

Can A Low-carb, High-fat Diet Help Fight Diabetes?

Can A Low-carb, High-fat Diet Help Fight Diabetes?

The morning that Bob MacEachron went to meet his new weight-loss doctor, the one he hoped would help him shed some of his 370 pounds, he sat down to what he thought would be a breakfast of lasts. The last time he would eat three jumbo eggs fried in butter. The last time he would enjoy bacon. He poured heavy cream in his coffee, girding himself for what he feared would be the last time he would whiten the drink with anything other than skim milk. And then he met his doctor, who asked what he had eaten at his last meal. “Perfect breakfast!” responded Dr. Sarah Hallberg to MacEachron’s surprise. Hallberg, medical director and founder of the medical weight-loss program at Arnett IU Health Lafayette, is a big proponent of low-carb, high-fat diets. But not just for weight loss. She also believes this diet can treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease affecting almost 10 percent of American adults. The former exercise physiologist took her message to the Internet last spring in a TEDxPurdueU talk that has drawn about 325,600 viewers online, more than any other video from the college speaker series’ three years. She packages her message with a strong jab at the American Diabetes Association, whose guidelines do not embrace the low-carb concept. “This really makes us question a lot of these recommendations that we have been getting. Clearly they are not working. We keep getting fatter and sicker in this country,” Hallberg said in a recent interview with IndyStar. “Do we want to just continue throwing medications at people? Or do we want to get down to the root cause of their problem, which is the food that we’re eating?” When Hallberg started the weight-loss clinic about three years ago, she at first focused on helping people shed unwanted pounds. She embraced a low-car Continue reading >>

Is The Lchf Diet Effective For People With Type 2 Diabetes? - Updated 2017

Is The Lchf Diet Effective For People With Type 2 Diabetes? - Updated 2017

Is the LCHF diet effective for people with type 2 diabetes? Learn more about your health, traits and ancestry through 75+ genetic reports. Also read News, symptoms, test and guideline for type 2 diabetes. How to Reverse Your Diabetes Type 2 - Diet Doctor Type 2 diabetes i brought but bu f th w a persons bd responds t food, in particular, carbohydrates. Carbohydrates r th primary u f high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) nd modern diets r loaded with it. Wht makes th LCHF Diet il in treating type 2 diabetes? Put simply, th LCHF diet takes w th factor f th type 2 diabetic bd processing carbohydrates in a w tht results in hyperglycemia bu th carbohydrates arent there. Th high fat nd lw carb macronutrients f th LCHF diet tull improves heart health opposed t calorie-restricted low-fat diets. Carbohydrate-restricted diets r at least effective t weight control (a major nrn fr a good portion f type 2 diabetes sufferers) lu beneficial fr heart health. Frm m research nd th evidence presented t me, I nt nl think tht u n treat type 2 diabetes with a LCHF diet but I think u uld rid urlf f it. Type 2 diabetes can sometimes initially be managed through lifestyle modification including a healthy diet, regular exercise and monitoring your blood glucose levels. The aim of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close to the target range. I was searching online and came upon this website Control Your Blood Sugar Level . It helped a lot. Continue reading >>

Reversing Diabetes With Sandy Bahr

Reversing Diabetes With Sandy Bahr

Thank you for supporting the work of this Butter website If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and youre interested in a Low Carb, High Fat lifestyle, I would like to introduce you to Sandy Bahr and her wonderful Facebook Group Reversing Diabetes . I met Sandy Bahr online in November of 2014, when she invited me to join her Facebook group, Reversing Diabetes We love your videos and your page! Our group uses your video Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off and many of our members really enjoy following you! If you are ever interested in joining us, wed love to have you! We are nearly 5000 members using LCHF to successfully reverse diabetes. That 5,000 member number (Nov 2014) has grown to over 7,000 members now (July 2015). Even though I do not have diabetes, I was so impressed that I joined immediately. From that time to this, I always send every Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic that visits my page to Reversing Diabetes, because I know that group is a place they are going to meet thousands of knowledgeable people who can help them tweak the LCHF lifestyle to their special T1 or T2 Diabetes situation. I invited Sandy to do a little guest post to introduce herself to my friends and tell them about her work. Hello, Im Sandy Bahr and Im happy Bob asked me to do this guess post on his website. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Dec 2009 with blood sugars from the 180s to the 220s (10 12.3 mmol) and an A1c of 8.6. It was certainly not unexpected, given my family history and my gestational diabetes during my pregnancies. When I went to my first diabetes education class I was the only newly diagnosed diabetic there who was not on medication yet (thanks to a doctor who believed in me!). That was my last diabetes education class. The idea of eating corn flakes and sugar laden low fat Continue reading >>

Vitra Proven Study On Lchf Diets And Diabetes | Diabetic Connect

Vitra Proven Study On Lchf Diets And Diabetes | Diabetic Connect

Vitra: Proven Study On LCHF Diets And Diabetes Vitra: Proven Study on LCHF Diets and Diabetes By Gabby PA Latest Reply2017-04-26 12:34:31 -0500 There are many of us who use this type of a program and now there is a group that has done a small trial on it. The article is really great and can answer a lot of questions about this way of eating and what you may expect from it. Now, it's not just our word, but more with a back bone to it. Check it out and take it to your doctor if you have been considering it and want to have some help presenting it to your health care team. It looks like this group has taken our groups ideas and is charging people to take their course. The information and advice we give is free to our friends and members. They are making Big money off something people here share for free. Virta Health (VH): Most of Virta's patients come through employer-sponsored health plans, and Virta is covered for those people. For patients who come to Virta directly, we offer an out-of-pocket (cash-pay) option that costs roughly $400 per month for the first year. Virta has both monthly and yearly payment options, and also offers a patient assistance program based on the ability to pay. I think it's absurd to ask such a high price for a working idea that people can do themselves. Some people need the structure and on going guidance to make it happen. I know I do better when I can get it, but can't always afford it. I paid for courses on Banting which is my version of LCHF. I learned a lot there. I agree that some people may need that support. I have never taken any class but listened to people in our group, did my own research and joined in the techniques that worked for others and it worked for me. Dedication is the main thing here, if those people who take that class Continue reading >>

Low-carb Works For Diabetes – Why Don’t More Doctors Advise It?

Low-carb Works For Diabetes – Why Don’t More Doctors Advise It?

Here’s food for thought: there is evidence to show that low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diets work very well for people with type 2 diabetes. Growing evidence shows that LCHF diets can reverse the symptoms of diabetes completely. Many diabetics can also come off all medication altogether. Yet many doctors, dietitians and government health services still won’t advise LCHF for diabetics. Why ever not, you might well ask? The writer of an article on diabetes.co.uk asks that question and suggests answers. For starters, the UK Department of Health’s dietary recommendations have long promoted low-fat, high-carb foods, says Benedict Jephcote. Jephcote fingers official dietary guidelines that followed in the wake of US Department of Agriculture’s “food pyramid”. The pyramid advises lots of starchy carbohydrates and low-fat foods as the foundation. The UK and most other English-speaking countries enthusiastically adopted the recommendation. There have been revisions over the years, but orthodox guidelines still endorse high-carb, low-fat, especially low-saturated fat, foods. How wise is that conventional dietary “wisdom”? Consider the results over decades. There have been skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Those are just some of so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are epidemic across the globe. For good reason, doctors now refers to NCDs as “diseases of lifestyle”. Many also refer to LCHF diets as fads – for diabetes or any other health issue. New Zealand specialist Prof Grant Schofield puts that myth to rest. Schofield is co-author of a brilliant book, What the Fat. If you haven’t read it, I advise you to do so immediately. He is also co-author of a paper in the New Zealand Journal of Medicine in April. Titled Very low-carbo Continue reading >>

Low Carb-high Fat Diet And Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

Low Carb-high Fat Diet And Diabetes: A Detailed Guide For Beginners

If you are a regular reader of our site, you would already know that we highly endorse the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet for reversing diabetes, losing weight and improving your overall health and well-being. The reason why a low carb diet for diabetes comes highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists alike is the fact that carbohydrates are the main culprit behind elevated blood sugar levels. Once you eat fewer carbs, it automatically becomes much easier for the body to attain stable blood sugar levels. Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) Diet for Diabetes: Why It Works? Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars during digestion. These sugars enter the blood stream and elevate blood sugar levels. As a diabetic, your body either doesn’t produce insulin at all, or doesn’t produce enough insulin to minimize this blood sugar spike before it causes irreplaceable damage to internal organs. This is the reason why your body’s dependence on insulin goes down when you eat lesser carbs. A UK study tried to understand the short-term effects of severe dietary carbohydrate-restriction advice in type 2 diabetes. It found that restricting carbohydrate intake is an effective method to lose weight as well as improve HDL ratios. This was a randomized controlled trial studying 102 patients over a course of 3 months, and the results were published in the Diabetic Medicine in September 2005. Another research group from Duke University Medical Center studying the effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients, found that 95.2% patients had managed to reduce or eliminate their glucose-lowering medication within 6 months of being on a LCHF diet. A low carb diet works very well in lowering blood sugar and insul Continue reading >>

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