Type 2 Diabetes Part IV – Avoiding the Scams and Aiming for Reversal
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Throughout our type 2 diabetes blog series, we’ve come across some astonishing scientific information. We’ve also watched countless interviews with doctors from across the world, and they’re all telling us the same thing – type 2 diabetes is not a disease, and you can reverse type 2 diabetes. The truth for some may be hard to swallow (some pun intended), but if you truly want to reverse type 2 diabetes, then it’s time to listen up and keep reading.
In order to get to the bottom of things, and find out the truth about type 2 diabetes, there are certain questions that need to be asked, and of course, many questions that deserve an honest answer. More and more doctors today, as you will see in this blog are finally coming forward to discuss the potential of reversal, and you won’t hear the word “cure” very often. Obesity is closely linked to type 2 diabetes, and some of the reasons as you will soon discover may shock you.
One more important point we need to make here at the very beginning is about profit – the profits that comes from treating our so called diseases. So, the most important question we want you to keep in mind as we proceed with our final blog is who really profits from type 2 diabetes? The bottom line is if you have type 2 diabetes, then big Pharma is your very best friend. Research is important, but make no mistake you can reverse type 2 diabetes.
At the end of this blog, we introduce you to the LCHF (Low Carb, High Fibre) diet or lifestyle change. This free download gives you the details and tips on how to change your eating habits.
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Video’s and shocking scientific research they don’t want you to see
We’re going to introduce you to plenty of doctors, and interviews done by the Diet Doctor himself. All have one theme in common – you are being lied too. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, and they tell you how. Among the videos, we also link too many scientific studies, with backed up claims of reversal. There have been countless studies conducted, but you barely get to see them in the main stream. Why is that? It’s simple, the profit made from the medicine needed for type 2 diabetes is far too much to let go of by big pharmaceutical companies.
Is it possible to reverse type 2 diabetes?
Check out the first video – Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She tells us at this TED talk that you’ve been given the wrong advice about your type 2 diabetes; she also states that low carbs, and fat are essential for reversing type 2 diabetes.
Scams are everywhere – Don’t let them fool you
A while back there was a little bit of controversy surrounding a study done by Harvard University. Harvard claimed we had a huge problem and the problem is: Sugary Drinks Are a Major Contributor to the Obesity Epidemic. In their study and fact sheet, Harvard claimed:
“Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, (1,2) and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. (3) Rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. (4) A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. (5) People who drink this “liquid candy” do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories from solid food and do not compensate by eating less. (6)”
Basically the end result from their study was soft drink consumption is rising and harms health.
Check out the full PFD fact sheet about sugary drinks and the obesity epidemic.
As you can see the study and the fact sheet are a bit disturbing, and even more disturbing is how one of the giants in the soda industry reacted.
Yes, we’re talking about Coca-Cola, and they weren’t too happy about this study. So what did the world’s leader of sugary drinks do to help rebuttal this study? They busted out their wallet of course! Coca-Cola backed a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis, which was to maintain healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting those calories. What’s more disturbing is the beverage giant teamed up with influential scientists in order to advance their agenda within the medical journals, at conferences and finally, within a social media marketing campaign.
Coca-Cola wanted to help those scientists, whom they were paying, to get the word out. They even set up a new organisation called the Global Energy Balance Network, in order to promote their argument that weight conscious people are just overly fixated on what they are eating, and how much they are eating; all the while not paying close enough attention to exercising.
The health experts are fighting back, as they should, saying Coke’s message is dangerously misleading and part of an effort by them to deflect criticism about the role sugary drinks have played in the spread of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. They contend that the company is using the new group to convince the public that physical activity can offset a bad diet despite evidence that exercise has only minimal impact on weight compared with what people consume.
Even in the UK, one of the largest studies linking soft-drinks to type 2 diabetes was conducted. In Europe it was found that sweetened beverages not only caused significant weight gain, which is directly associated with a higher rate of diabetes; but it also increased the risk of the diabetes independently.
Researchers from Imperial College, London, led the study of more than 12,000 people with Type 2 diabetes whose diets were compared with 16,000 controls in nine European countries, including the UK. Right now, almost one in 20 adults in the United Kingdom have diabetes, and many doctors and scientists believe this is driven by the Western lifestyle.
Additional Scientific Research & Video’s – Link Resources
How to cure type 2 diabetes – Jay Wortman, MD
Soda and Diabetes – a Coincidence? – The Diet Doctor
The “big” question
Q: Can obesity cause diabetes?
A: Being overweight can cause your body to become resistant to insulin. If you already have diabetes, and you gain more weight, this will mean you will have to take more insulin. Sugar must get into your cells for your body to behave normally. If you don’t have diabetes and you are classed as obese, the prolonged effects of being overweight means you can eventually develop type 2 diabetes.
REMEMBER, IT’S NOT A DIET
Do not diet – this may sound crazy, but as we’ve mentioned in the previous blogs, you need a lifestyle change, not a diet. Low carbs or cutting your carb intake by half is the best way to go according to the Diet Doctor. It’s a common sense approach to getting healthy. By cutting out at least half your carb intake, the pounds will just melt away. The best part is you can pretty much still eat what you want…just not as much as you used to.
You’d also be surprised to find out that your appetite starts to diminish. We know what it’s like to feel like a bottomless pit…you just feel this need to eat constantly – but that’s the addictive nature of sugars playing havoc with your brain but worse of all, your body.
Once you cut out the sugar, and go for our no sugar challenge for at least 21 days, things will start to fall into place. The addictive chemicals clear out so to speak, and you literally feel it from head to toe.
The Low Carb Diet for Beginners – let’s look at cutting those carbs in half:
If you want to honestly lose weight and get healthy again, then low carbs is the answer. This method of weight loss is featured on the website dietdoctor.com, and the proof is all around. We’re going to sum it up for you here, and show you things we’re betting you didn’t know. For example, below we will list things that are definitely NOT low carb no matter what you might have heard was healthy for you to eat. Then we’ll guide you through some foods to get you started.
If you really want to lose weight with little effort or reverse type 2 diabetes then a low carb diet is the best approach. There is no calorie counting, no fast scheme products or diet pills, no surgery needed; you just eat real food. Sound too good to be true? It shouldn’t, because what we are about to show you has worked for over 150 years.
What does a low carb diet do?
A low-carb diet restricts sugary foods, and starches like pasta or bread. Instead you’ll eat delicious real foods, including protein, natural fats and vegetables. There’s that word again! FAT – something you’ve been brainwashed into believing is bad for you. A low carb diet with natural fats and proteins works, and do you want to know how we know? Because it’s been used for over 150 years and there are tons of success stories. Dozens of scientific studies prove that compared to other diets, low carb is more effective. A low-carb diet means you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat. This is often called a low-carb, high fat diet (LCHF). Most importantly you minimize your intake of sugar and starches. You can eat other delicious foods until you are satisfied – and still lose weight.
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CONCLUSION – Type 2 Diabetes, low carbs and what to eat
Meat: Any type, including beef, pork, game meat, chicken, etc. Feel free to eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. If possible try to choose organic or grass fed meat.
Fish and shellfish: All kinds including fatty fish like salmon, mackerel or herring. Do not bread your fish.
Eggs: Boiled, fried, omelettes, and preferably organic eggs.
Natural fat and high-fat sauces: Using butter and cream for cooking can make your food taste better and make you feel more satisfied. Try a Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce, check the ingredients or make it yourself. Coconut oil and olive oil are also good options.
Veggies: Eat vegetables that grow above ground like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Eat asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc.
Dairy products: Always select full-fat options like real butter, cream (40% fat), sour cream, Greek/Turkish yogurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk and skim milk as they contain a lot of milk sugar. Avoid flavoured, sugary and low-fat products.
Nuts: Great for a TV treat instead of candy (ideally in moderation).
Berries: Okay in moderation, if you are not a super strict or sensitive. Great with whipped cream.
Don’t forget about our free downloads, these are quick guides designed to help you know more about type 2 diabetes, how you can reverse it, and more about incorporating low carbs and exercise.