Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in America—elevated sugar in the blood damage the blood vessels around your eye, and can eventually steal your vision. Neuropathy and the potential loss of feet or legs because of nerve damage from high blood sugar is a very real possibility. These aren’t scare tactics—they’re the bodies survival mechanism when blood sugar levels skyrocket.
In the UK the NHS spends over £12 Billion pound a year, that’s over £1 million pound an hour on diabetes and this is set to nearly double in the next 25 years. The UK diabetic association refer to this as the diabetes explosion. A person is diagnosed with diabetes in the UK every 5 minutes. It would not be overstating things to say we have an explosion, in fact we have a diabetes tsunami.
People with diabetes cannot properly process glucose, a sugar the body uses for energy. As a result, glucose stays in the blood causing blood glucose to rise, however, the cells of the body are starved for glucose. People with diabetes are at high risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, cataracts, retinopathy, stroke, poor wound healing, infections and damage to the kidneys and nerves. In addition, those with diabetes have a higher mortality rate if they also have high homocysteine levels. This is often as a result of eating too much red meat. (3)
My mom, my husband and I will be starting on Tuesday, 12/4. My mom and I finished the PRISM program but still have a little way to go with our weight loss. I found your site and love your recipes! So grateful for all of your work!
You may have heard that it’s best to set a modest, realistic weight loss goal. But research suggests that allowing yourself to dream big by setting a larger, more inspiring goal could help you achieve better results. Continue reading →
Their may be risks associated with having too much or too little of certain vitamins and supplements which is why it’s advised that you first discuss your intentions with your doctor who will be able to advise you, taking into account your medical history as well as any medication you are on.
Doing a 10 step sugar detox might seem extreme to some people and difficult to others. But even research says that we need to get flour and sugar out of our diet forever. You need to begin with baby steps. The first step is always the hardest, right?
Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption. Research suggests that fenugreek may also contain a substance that stimulates insulin production and improves blood sugar control. One study concluded that 4-hydroxyisoleucine insulinotropic (insulin stimulating) activity might, at least in part, account for fenugreek seeds’ anti-diabetic properties. (15)
When discussing type 2 diabetes we must look at the signs and symptoms of diabetes type 2, possible preventative methods, and the foods and herbs you can use to reverse progression and get it under control.
The serving-size guideline for seafood is the same for meat and poultry: 3 ounces. Even though fish might be more expensive than other protein sources, preparing it at home rather than ordering it in a restaurant keeps the cost down.
You never want to be in a food emergency when your blood sugar is dropping and you find yourself in a food desert such as an airport, the office, or in a maze of convenience stores, fast food joints and vending machines. You need an Emergency Life Pak. I have one with me all the time, filled with protein, good fats, and good snacks so I never have to make a bad choice. Here’s what’s in mine. Packets of Artisana nut butters and coconut butter, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, salmon jerky or turkey jerky, a can of wild salmon or sardines and unsweetened wild blueberries.
When it’s dessert time, if your mind immediately goes to a double-fudge chocolate brownie with French vanilla ice cream, maybe it’s time to retrain your taste buds. Fruit is the lowest sugar dessert option and it’s loaded with antioxidants and fiber. A helping of fresh fruit can help you lose weight and feel full. If you honestly can’t live without something decadent (I feel ya), check our what you can do with a Quest Bar (oh, my!).
Tests for Glucose Levels. Both low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) are of concern for patients who take insulin. It is important, therefore, to monitor blood glucose levels carefully. Patients should aim for the following measurements:
It has been reported that Aloe vera gel and its derived phytosterols have a long-term blood glucose level control effect and would be useful for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Aloe vera can lower not only the glucose but also the triglycerides level which are often high in diabetic patients. (7)
There are two indices in use. One uses a scale of 1 – 100 with 100 representing a glucose tablet, which has the most rapid effect on blood sugar. [See Table: “The Glycemic Index of Some Foods,” below.] The other common index uses a scale with 100 representing white bread (so some foods will be above 100).
I recently sat in on a lecture (The Diet Cure) by Dr. Julia Ross (author of the book). In the course of the lecture, she let slip the most useful bit of information — how to conquer sugar cravings with a simple, affordable amino acid supplement.
Dr. Norman Walker, the American raw food and natural healing pioneer, recommended to his patients to drink a super green juice every day. He was one of the first people to write about the healing properties of raw juice and the benefits of detoxification. Incidentally, Dr. Walker lived to the age of 106.
The rise in blood glucose levels signals important cells in the pancreas, called beta cells, to secrete insulin, which pours into the bloodstream. Within 10 minutes after a meal insulin rises to its peak level.
A seven-day detox diet isn’t appropriate for all people. If you have a chronic health condition such as liver disease, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, or an eating disorder, it’s crucial to consult your doctor before modifying your diet.
Charcoal binds to chemicals whose molecules have positive charges, including aflatoxin and other polar mycotoxins, BPA, and common pesticides. Once the chemicals attach to the charcoal you can pass them normally via bowel excretion.
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.
When you’re craving something sweet, make tracks to the melon aisle, where you’ll find many varieties including watermelon, cantaloupe, muskmelon, honeydew, casaba, crenshaw, Persian, and pepino. While all of these are bursting with healthy nutrients, the most common types contain some unique properties:
Popeye was right — spinach is good for you. You probably already know that it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. A 1-cup serving of raw spinach or 1/2 cup cooked provides over 50 percent of the daily value for folate and vitamin C. At the same time, a serving of this nonstarchy vegetable is super low in calories (7) and carbohydrate (1 gram). A ½-cup cooked serving contains just 22 calories and 4 grams of carb.
Observational studies show that prevalence of type 2 diabetes is 1.6 to 2 times lower in vegetarians than in the general population, even after adjustment for differences in body mass index (BMI). Clinical interventional trials demonstrated that vegetarian diets lead to a greater weight loss and greater reduction in fasting plasma glucose. (19)
I’ve been in denial but I know that I need to be consistent with my health if I want to see changes. I can’t anymore! So I’m ready to jump in! I know I need to stay focused and work smarter. You shared some knowledge that made me look at things differently and do my own research. I have a couple of questions.
My Dad recently had a test done to reveal he had a slight pre-condition (I’d rather not say for my Dad’s sake but you can guess what it is) that happens commonly to men over 50 years of age. Me being my father’s son, I thought the same thing may happen to me, so I decided to get tested. Well, I had the exact same pre-condition my Dad had and I was only 36 years old! The doctors all wanted to place me on medications right away to try and treat this pre-condition, but I refused their recommendations. I’m now what they would call a “non-compliant patient”.
Diabetes is just about one of the most common diseases there is in the United States and the numbers are only growing. A recent study, from 2015, suggested that over half of Americans have either diabetes or prediabetes (2). Since then, we can only assume that this number has grown. This is truly shocking, and suggests that diabetes might just be one of the biggest health issues of our time.
I am wondering if you had any trouble with plateauing after a few weeks. I have been on this for a month. Lost 7 pounds best diabetes detox would like 7 more off. But I have plateaued and cannot seem to lose any more. Suggestions?
Another study showed that supplementation of Aloe vera L. gel powder along with nutrition counseling significantly reduced blood glucose levels and blood pressure along with an improvement in lipid profile in the non-insulin dependent diabetics. (8)
Other foods: that help to cleanse the liver include apples, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, grapefruit, and spinach. But, if you’re diabetic, you should avoid or limit your intake of beets and carrots.
Protein should provide 12 – 20% of daily calories, although this may vary depending on a patient’s individual health requirements. Patients with kidney disease should limit protein intake to less than 10% of calories. Fish, soy, and poultry are better protein choices than red meat.
I’m starting on Monday, Dec.3, 2012. If you would like to participate comment below with the date you are starting. Start anytime after today but before the week is over. Then we can come back here see how everyone did!