Need another reason to fit more spinach into your meal plan? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported on a study to determine whether eating more fruits and veggies can lower the risk of developing diabetes. The answer? People who ate more green leafy vegetables (including spinach in particular) reduced their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 14 percent. Despite some limitations of the study, the ADA’s takeway was this: “People who want to lower their chances for developing diabetes should consider eating more green leafy vegetables.”
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In addition, avoid processed foods with added sugars of any kind. Pay attention to ingredients in food labels that indicate the presence of added sugars. These include terms such as sweeteners, syrups, fruit juice concentrates, molasses, and sugar molecules ending in “ose” (like dextrose and sucrose).
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes share one central feature: elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels due to absolute or relative insufficiencies of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin is a key diabetes detox of the body’s metabolism. It normally works in the following way:
It is best for everyone, but especially diabetics, to sip and savor such drinks. They have relatively high carb loads and enter the bloodstream at least five or six times faster than nature designed them to enter the bloodstream if you were to simply chew the food. Gulping and guzzling juiced and blended drinks leads to elevated blood-sugar levels for diabetics. In working with overweight diabetics we routinely see blood-sugar levels eclipse 600 mg/dl and stay there for over 4 hours. This spells death to cells that do not require insulin to allow sugar through the cell wall, such as optic nerves, organ cells, and cells of the nervous system in general. Thousands of these cells are destroyed when blood-sugar levels remain chronically high. Over time this leads to blindness, organ failure, amputations, and so forth.
Really enjoyed this article and found it interesting. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013 and went on a “I’m scared to put anything in my mouth” trip, as I’m sure many others alike did the same thing. Then of course tons of research followed. Then of course, slowly but surely I’m back at eating less healthy and not healthy at all, at times. Your article has sparked the “healthy, let’s turn this crap around” flame again, and for this I thank you. Just think, all I Googled was “is it ok for diabetics to have carrot juice?” so I could respond to a comment in a Facebook group wisely. Your article came up, really glad it did.
You are also going to want to avoid alcohol. Wine, for instance, is especially high in arsenic. Older wines, in particular, are going to be higher in arsenic – they might be better when you ask a wine expert, but they are definitely not better for our health.
For the CompostMaster, although he’s amazingly healthy, he has been having trouble losing weight, specifically around his middle. After reading the book, we became convinced the detox would work for both of us.
In addition, this program addresses how to detox your mind and handle your self-esteem, emotions, attitude, internal talk-track, self-motivation, and negative people. Again, this is an area that most detox programs ignore! If your mind is full of negative thoughts and full of hopelessness, you are not going to be motivated to change and stick with those changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Though it wasn’t all about the food. Stress causes inflammation, so a big part of healing yourself is to actively work on relaxation techniques. Detoxifying baths, journaling, breathing, media fasting, and exercise were all part of the plan, too. It’s also a lot easier to make better food choices after you’ve taken a few deep, calming breaths.
When we think about arsenic, we should be thinking about it as water. Did you know that 10% of municipal water in the United States (9) has been found to be contaminated with arsenic? Many areas might not be in direct danger of contamination, but it is still a danger nonetheless.
Method #2: Use natural roughage to pull “gunk” out of your system. This will remove the bits of heavy trash left in your intestines and is much more gentle on your system than the saline wash. You can find quinoa seeds or Psyllium husk at most health food stores in the organic form. Follow the directions on the package. EFFECT: Gradual over 3 to 5 days.
Fats should provide 25 – 35% of daily calories. Monounsaturated (such as olive, peanut, canola oils; and avocados and nuts) and omega-3 polyunsaturated (such as fish, flaxseed oil, and walnuts) fats are the best types. Limit saturated fat (red meat, butter) to less than 7% of daily calories. Choose nonfat or low-fat dairy instead of whole milk products. Limit trans-fats (such as hydrogenated fat found in snack foods, fried foods, and commercially baked goods) to less than 1% of total calories.
Very few people know about this, and I’m on a mission to spread this word. A simple, super cheap white powder called raw potato starch has shown astonishing potential as a surefire method to reverse diabetes. This is just one example of a super starch called resistant starch.
Lemons/limes: contain phytonutrients that help to flush the kidneys, relieving some of its workload. They contain Vitamin C, which inhibits the growth of some bacteria by acidifying the urine. Drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning.
“Acetic acid protects the liver by increasing tolerance of lipogenesis and fatty acid synthesis responsible for improving cholesterol levels. The synergistic nature of increased blood flow and insulin activity relays into increased energy.” (Natural News)
Animal-based food products contain cholesterol. High amounts occur in meat, dairy products, egg yolks, and shellfish. (Plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, do not contain cholesterol.) The American Heart Association recommends no more than 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day for the general population and no more than 200 mg daily for those with high cholesterol or heart disease.
Magnesium. Magnesium deficiency may have some role in insulin resistance and high blood pressure. Research indicates that magnesium-rich diets may help lower type 2 diabetes risk. Whole grain breads and cereals, nuts (such as almonds, cashews, and soybeans), and certain fruits and vegetables (such as spinach, avocados, and beans) are excellent dietary sources of magnesium. Dietary supplements do not provide any benefit. Persons who live in soft water areas, who use diuretics, or who have other risk factors for magnesium deficiency may require more dietary magnesium than others.
If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes.
Raw Foods Cleanse: This is a temporary cleanse that advocates eating uncooked vegetables combined with smaller amounts of raw nuts, seeds, and sprouts. It’s an excellent way to detoxify the colon, liver, and other systems in the body. It alleviates the body’s need to alkalize the acidic nature of blood that results from a modern, non-alkaline diet.
You might be surprised to discover there are three unbelievable natural remedies that I don’t believe the medical establishment—or, more specifically, the pharmaceutical companies—want you to know about.
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Good for you, Deba! Thanks for sharing your experience. I found it difficult to strictly follow the diet for the long term, but I still follow many of the principles. I’ll be curious to hear if any cravings come back the day after your cheat day.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage: helps with detoxification and clearing of metabolic waste from the body. Most lymph nodes can be found between skeletal muscles. This means that when the muscles move, they create a pumping action, and that is how the lymph fluid moves throughout the body. Lymphatic drainage massage uses key pressure points to make muscles work in a specific manner, or work harder than they typically would, to increase the flow of lymph fluid through the body.