How the Paleo Diet can Prevent or Reverse Diabetes
By: Cat Ebeling & Mike Geary
Co-authors of the best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen, The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix
According to the U.S. Centers for Chronic Disease: from 1980 through 2011, the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes has more than tripled (from 5.6 million to 20.9 million.
In the United States alone (as of 2012 statistics):
29.1 million Americans have diabetes–21 million are diagnosed diabetics, and 8.1 million (this number may be grossly underestimated) are undiagnosed diabetics.
And, another 86 million Americans age 20 and older have “pre-diabetes”. Many of these people will develop full-blown diabetes in 5 years or less.
There are about 2 million new cases of diagnosed diabetes per year and that number is rising every year.
And–recent estimates show the number of Americans with diabetes will increase dramatically in the next 25 years — from the current 29.1 million to 44 million in 2034. Nearly 1 out of 4 people in the US currently have a condition called “pre-diabetes.” Most people don’t have a clue they have this condition—or how to prevent it.
Diabetes is one of the world’s most preventable epidemics
Type 2 Diabetes can be totally preventable, and virtually reversible—by making simple and inexpensive diet and lifestyle changes, and by learning an awareness of the foods and drinks that contribute to this condition. Hint: It’s probably NOT what your physician has told you about diet. Major health complications frequently associated with diabetes include:
Heart disease and stroke
High blood pressure
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