One in four people in the US are either pre-diabetic or diabetic. Soon it will be 1 in 3 and by 2020 that number is estimated to be one in two! Diabetes is the number one lifestyle disease of modern times, and tens of millions of Americans are being handed expensive prescriptions for anti-diabetic drugs, resulting in weight gain and eventually total dependency upon insulin injections, according to researchers Krentz, Nichols, and Gomez-Caminero in 2 recent articles published in Current Medical Research Opinion and Diabetes Obesity Metabolism.
[sws_red_box box_size=”430″]Diabetes is the number one lifestyle disease of modern times.[/sws_red_box]
Unfortunately, the medical mainstream has failed to help diabetic patients reverse their diabetes naturally, with diet. Most doctors don’t even discuss nutrition with their patients as a viable means of controlling blood sugar. Insulin is the treatment of choice by the vast majority of medical doctors. However, by shifting the diet from a carbohydrate based diet–to a diet high in healthy fats and moderate in protein–the body can often achieve normal blood sugar levels with ease.
This is the exact opposite of what we have all been taught about eating healthy. For example, the “Food Pyramid” is still touting the benefits of eating LOTS of carbohydrates and teaches us that the majority of our calories should come from carbohydrates. Even worse, we have been scared away from the very essential nutrient that is critical to balancing the blood sugar naturally–which is fat!
Diabetes kills–and the complications of this deadly disease are irreversible. In a recent medical study, exogenous insulin therapy was associated with an increased risk of diabetes-related complications. Taking a shot or a pill is not always the easy way out. However, by making simple shifts in your food choices, supporting healthy blood sugar levels can be easy and delicious.
If you are diabetic or pre diabetic, choose foods that help balance your blood sugar; and get the support you need to learn exactly how you can take more control of your blood sugar.
8 Things You Can Do To Balance Your Blood Sugar
- Eat Coconut Oil and Other Healthy Fats (hemp seed oil, olive oil, sesame oil)
- Drink A Superfood Smoothie with Coconut Oil, Cacao Paste, or Cacao Butter Everyday
- Choose Low Glycemic Sweeteners (Stevia, Inulin, Lou Han Guo, Coconut Sugar)
- Stop Eating Grains (especially wheat)
- Eat More Fiber
- Reduce Carbohydrate Intake
- Stop Eating Sugar
- Stop Drinking Soda and Fruit Juice