Vegetarians are reported to have a low risk of type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes who switch to a vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or eggs) have reported a vast improvement in their condition after only days. Vegetarians also eat less protein than do meat eaters. Reducing protein in the diet reduces kidney damage caused by diabetes and also improves glucose tolerance.
For the vegetarian detox diet, you just have to get rid of those vegetables that have high levels of carbohydrates including legumes, potatoes, and white pasta. Among the vegetables that you can include in your diet are broccoli, spinach, kale, and other dark, leafy vegetables as well as whole grains, eggs, nuts, and tofu as they contain only minimal amount of carbohydrates.
Traditional herbal remedies for diabetes include bitter melon, cinnamon, fenugreek, and Gymnema sylvestre. Few well-designed studies have examined these herbs’ effects on blood sugar, and there is not enough evidence to recommend them for prevention or treatment of diabetes.
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that helps turn glucose into fuel for the body. It effectively improves insulin sensitivity and reduces symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, such as weakness, pain and numbness that’s caused by nerve damage. Although we make alpha lipoic acid and it can be found in some food sources, like broccoli, spinach and tomatoes, taking an ALA supplement will increase the amount that circulates in your body, which can be extremely beneficial when trying to reverse diabetes naturally. (15)
The right amount of carbohydrates varies by how you manage your diabetes, including how physically active you are and what medicines you take, if any. Your health care team can help you create a personal eating plan based on carbohydrate counting.
In all lists (except in the fruit list) choices can be doubled or tripled to supply a serving of certain foods. (For example 3 starch choices equal 1.5 cups of hot cereal or 3 meat choices equal a 3-ounce hamburger.)
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!).
One of the specific types of antioxidants found in blueberries are anthocyanins, which give them their blue color. Recent research links eating foods rich in anthocyanins with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that people who ate two or more servings of blueberries weekly reduced their risk of developing type 2 by 23 percent, even after adjusting for age, weight, and lifestyle factors. While these results are promising, it should be noted that further studies are needed to determine the causal relationship between eating blueberries and decreased chances of developing diabetes.
I am starting tomorrow. Heading out today to do the grocery shopping. I’ve been sick for the past week and my 6 kids (3 foster and 3 bio) have been taking turns with the flu. My insides are in need of a detox after last week! I love the collard green recipe but have no way of purchasing them… could I use romaine wraps instead?
Lindstrom J, Ilanne-Parikka P, Peltonen M, Aunola S, Eriksson JG, Hemio K, et al. Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study. Lancet. 2006 Nov 11;368(9548):1673-9.
Alcohol: Alcohol can dangerously increase blood sugar and lead to liver toxicity. Research published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that there was a 43 percent increased incidence of diabetes associated with heavy consumption of alcohol, which is defined as three or more drinks per day. (8) Beer and sweet liquors are especially high in carbohydrates and should be avoided.
The amount and type of these exchanges are based on a number of factors, including the daily exercise program, timing of insulin injections, and whether or not an individual needs to lose weight or reduce cholesterol or blood pressure levels.
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Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, plus they are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. You’ve probably heard that lycopene-rich tomato products might help protect against certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer. The new news is that increased intake of lycopene is also associated with a significantly decreased risk for heart disease, according to a 2013 report from researchers at Tufts University.
The blueberry almond smoothie contains enough protein and fiber to make a great breakfast. This smoothie will provide plenty of energy to get you through the day until your next meal while limiting your carbohydrates.
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I just finished day 3 of Skinny Ms. detox yesterday — it was great! I had to add in a spoonful of peanut butter here and there but I can tell you it helped me mentally and physically. I feel great, I feel in control, and I do not have any urge to eat junk! And it really wasn’t that tough.
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”.
Hey Alvin-Thanks for responding. I’ve been on a live juice fast w/organic vegetables fast for past 5 days w/accompanying Saline Wash. I feel better but still get the feet burning sensation mildly yet intermittently since I started but not like before, usually when I’ve been sitting for a while. I haven’t gotten diagnosed yet and I’m feeling anxious about doing so. Notably I used to detox quite often years before but not as much in best diabetes detox few years. I do sometimes get discomfort in left hip flexor but not so much recently due to running exercise regimen. Tomorrow I will do coffee enema with rest of your cleanse protocols to follow. Any additional thoughts are welcomed and encouraged. All the best!
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