Sugar and carbohydrates have been getting the blame as the cause of diabetes for too long. More and more studies are showing that high carbohydrate, plant-based diets can actually reverse diabetes in under a month. Fats are the true enemy in the battle against diabetes.
In fact, you can reverse both type 1 and type 2 diabetes with just a change in your diet. No drugs, no stimulants. Just your diet.
We’re able to reverse diabetes through a healthy, nutritious diet yet doctors still advise outdated methods. Instead of a high carbohydrate, low fat diet, doctors promote unhealthy starvation diets which severely damage the short term and longterm health of individuals.
Dr. Neal Barnard is the President of the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, editor-in-chief of Good Medicine, & is on the advisory board of the Vegetarian Times. Safe to say he’s well respected in the medical world. In his book, Reversing Diabetes he discusses the optimal way to rid yourself of the disease through a plant based diet.
Sadly though, this information doesn’t travel down to the public as quickly as it should. Below are some important extracts that explain the importance of switching to a plant based diet if you suffer from diabetes.
If you’d like to read Reversing Diabetes by Dr Neal Barnard, you can do so here.
“If people in Asia or Africa who eat lots of carbohydrates have very little diabetes, and if the disease becomes more and more common as carbohydrates are excluded from the diet, researchers have had to conclude that a high-carbohydrate diet is not the cause of the disease. In fact, the culprit seems to be lurking in our Western diets.”
“In 1979, researchers at the University of Kentucky studied 20 men with type 2 diabetes, all of whom had been taking an average of 26 units of insulin per day. The experimental diet included plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans, so it was high in fiber and carbohydrate. The diet was nearly vegetarian, with very little animal fat—in fact, very little fat of any kind. After just 16 days on the program, more than half of the men were able to stop taking insulin entirely, and their blood sugar levels were lower than before.”