Curing type 2 diabetes is possible. Following are dietary recommendations for curing diabetes. They are broken into two groups of simple instructions. Six dos and six don’ts. Keep in mind, however, that just because they are easy to state, doesn’t mean that they will be easy to stick to.
The Don’ts : Foods to Avoid
1. Eliminate all soda from your diet—regular and diet varieties.
2. Eliminate all simple sugars: cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, maple syrup, honey, molasses, and anything made from them.
3. Eliminate all deep-fried foods.
4. Don’t ever drink milk or fruit juice.
5. Eliminate all fruit from your diet.
6. Eliminate all foods made from grain or rice. (According to Hampshire, this may be the most important.)
A diabetic who has reached the need for pharmaceutical intervention has got to start taking drastic action to reverse the situation. Simple sugars are obvious.
Juice is generally perceived as healthy, but is loaded with fructose molecules, each containing two glucose molecules joined together. Juicing fruit deprives it of the fiber that slows down glucose absorption, and requires several fruits to fill a glass. How often do you sit down to eat four or six oranges at once? Milk is loaded with lactose, another sugar. Grains, nearly all weigh in at close to 80 percent carbohydrates (plus or minus a few percent). Those carbs all break down into glucose—even in the wholegrain varieties. This is important to control your diabetes.
High heat twists fats into unnatural compounds. These new molecules are classified as trans fats, and if you aren’t familiar with the various ways they affect your body, you should at least recognize that they are indisputably bad news. Enough said.
The Dos: Build Healthy Habits
1. Eat vegetables with every meal: ones that grow above the ground. Eat them raw as often as you can. Pick plenty of dark, leafy greens and colorful varieties.
2. Eat healthy fats every day: flax meal/oil, borage oil, fish oils, extra virgin olive oil. Eat these oils raw, not cooked.
3. Eat some protein with every meal. Breakfast should be predominantly protein and healthy fat. Good sources are meat, beans, nuts, cheese, and eggs.
4. Eat three meals each day with no snacks in between. Eat the last meal of the day at least four hours before bedtime. Your body needs time to normalize after a meal. Continual snacking leads to chronic inflammation.
5. Get fit. Our bodies are designed to work and sweat. There is no substitute for exercise.
6. Take a good multivitamin and mineral support supplement.