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It’s so easy to find processed foods...but there are better choices to prevent and treat diabetes naturally. If you have diabetes or blood sugar problems here are five “back to basics” principles you can follow for better health.
Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is a fundamental requirement of a healthy life, and your body’s failure to do so, as is the case in diabetes, can lead to severe complications, and early death.
Today over 7 percent of adults and children in the United States have diabetes. One third of them don’t even know it yet.
More shocking is that 54 million Americans are suffering from a condition known as “pre-diabetes,” high blood sugar levels that haven’t yet reached the extreme range of a diabetes diagnosis.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of the diagnoses, attributed mostly to weight gain, obesity and lack of exercise.
And in the last two decades alone, the incidences of Type 2 diabetes in this country have doubled.
Something is very, very wrong. But this does not have to be a story of gloom and doom!
Here are the 5 most important health tips you need to know:
This is a fundamental rule I cannot stress enough, and it goes for everyone.
All of those unnecessary additives are there in an effort to make food look and taste like the real deal, when it isn’t.
Here are just a few of the reasons you should avoid ALL processed foods:
Getting plenty of vitamins and minerals is critical in the fight against diabetes, and these nutrients are destroyed or drastically reduced when food goes through processing.
Since diabetics are especially prone to liver disease, it makes sense to safeguard your liver by avoiding processed foods...especially refined, bleached and deodorized fats and oils.
Candida contributes to weight gain, acidic blood, mineral deficiencies, digestive issues, and weakened immunity, all of which increase the risk of diabetes related symptoms and complications, including death.
One of the best pieces of advice for diabetics is to consume fiber because of its ability to slow the entrance of sugar into your blood, and prevent high blood sugar levels.
Sadly, many of the whole grains and “complex carbohydrates” that you’ve been told are the best sources of fiber also feed candida, weaken your digestion, and actually contribute to obesity and diabetes.
For more important information read: The Risks of Consuming Typical Grains and the Healthy Grains to Choose Instead
Lakanto is the tastiest, most convenient sugar substitute you will find anywhere. It has zero calories, won’t raise your blood sugar, and can be used in a one to one ratio in any recipe calling for sugar. It has none of the health hazards associated with artificial sweeteners, and in fact, has healthbenefits.
Unlike what you’ve been told, artificial sweeteners are NOT, and never were a healthy alternative to sugar!
Artificial sweeteners have too many risks associated with them to list here, but if you are diabetic, you should know that they are weakening your immune system, making your blood too acid, contribute to weight gain and bloating and will prevent you from obtaining balanced blood sugar levels.
These are two truly safe natural sweeteners that are calorie-free, satisfy your sweet tooth, do NOT feed candida and do NOT raise blood sugar. They are safe for diabetics. The Japanese Ministry of Health actually recommends that diabetics in Japan use Lakanto.
Consuming healthy (organic and unrefined) fats and oilsis critical to maintaining stable blood sugar levels, feeling satisfied after you eat, and most importantly, for obtaining important vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that our bodies cannot make, or get anywhere else.
For more information on sources of healthy fats read: A Key Health Secret That Everyone Should Know: Eat A Range of Good Oils.
And if you want to make a special salad dressing, choose a healthy unrefined oil and combine it with apple cider vinegar for even more benefits: Apple cider vinegar is an amazing remedy that’s been shown to be just as effective as drugs in treating diabetes .
Fermented foods and drinks were consumed regularly by our ancestors who used fermentation to preserve foods, or to pre-digest foods that are difficult to digest (like grains).
If you have diabetes, your body can benefit from fermented foods and drinks because they improve your digestion, balance your inner ecosystem, control cravings, aid weight loss and boost your immunity.
It’s not too late to start to reverse the toll that high blood sugar and diabetes can take on your health. The Body Ecology way of life is a complete system that is perfectly suited to do this. Talk to your doctor about incorporating the Body Ecology program into your life. Or, better yet, share your copy of The Body Ecology Diet with your doctor so you can discuss some natural ways to boost your health.
Many physicians both approve and recommend The Diet and live The Body Ecology Way themselves. They love the fermented foods, and fortunately for us, there is a great deal of research these days that support a probiotic, anti-fungal, gluten-free, sugar-free Way of Life. Please give us a try.
Johnson, Carol S., PhD, et. al. Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects with Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes.
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