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11-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Hi all. I've recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance, which is a precursor to diabetes. I am determined to heal myself from this. I went to a nutritionist and she recommended a mostly protein diet, which I am NOT doing. She did say it was ok to eat berries, so I do have raspberries, strawberries or blueberries for breakfast with some hemp milk. For lunch and dinner I normally have a salad or vegetable sandwich, or veggie rolls with different types of nut dressings. My question is, I still crave sugar a little. Do you think freezing some almond butter for almond balls would be a good thing?? Or putting a little honey in tahini?? I'm worried about the honey being bad for me, but I'm just not sure what to believe. Everyone seems to say something different. So does anyone have a little no sugar/very little sugar treat that helps get through the cravings?? Should I just fight them off completely?? Thank you so much!!!
Love and Light!
11-01-2009, 02:10 AM
Hi all. I've recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance, which is a precursor to diabetes. I am determined to heal myself from this.
Hi jolie! Welcome...
If you really are determined, you found the answer...
Stop eating dead cooked food! I actually call it poison now!
Eat Raw Vegan life giving food.
That is how simple it is!
I am not a doctor. I am not a nutritionist. Unlike them, I don't make any money from advising you.
If you are serious, it works! That's it.
My qualifications? I have stuck myself in over 60 different places to get a drop of blood to test my blood sugar. I have for 30 years taken diabetes pills and have given myself many injections daily as this is what I was told by doctors and nutritionist was needed to stay alive.
Finally I started eating raw food, I made some mistakes. I didn't know about RFT (RawFoodTalk) when I started. You have an advantage I never had.
If you are determined, all you need to do is do it!
I use a little honey now and then...
Take a look at these photos to get some ideas of what you can eat!!
11-01-2009, 02:18 AM
11-01-2009, 03:42 AM
From the RAW Family Retreat.......
Joy for Life Retreat: Another Diabetic off Insulin
I would like to share with you a unique true story that stirs thoughts on the value of fruit in our diet.
Robert has been working on our websites for more than four years. During this time he developed type 2 diabetes and was placed on insulin. Of course he has read tons of information about green smoothies since he has been creating multiple pages devoted to this topic. Robert was open to drinking green smoothies whenever he visited our office, however he was afraid to drink a lot of them because of their fruit content. At home Robert was trying to make smoothies with minimal amount of fruit, on other occasions often he would blend himself savory green smoothies.
Robert was able to make arrangements at his main job so that he could participate at our recent Joy for Life Retreat. He arrived Stewart Mineral Springs completely equipped with his blood sugar monitor and plenty of insulin on hand.
On October 11th all of us who participated in this program began consuming green smoothies every 3-4 hours. Robert noticed that after drinking a green smoothie his blood sugar rise, then it would come back down to normal within an hour after consuming the smoothie with fruit.
Here is Robert’ morning blood sugar levels during the retreat:
First day - 190
Second day - 150
Third day - 129
Fourth day - 78
Fifth day - 70 in the morning and stable for the remainder of the retreat
Before sending this news letter I called Robert and asked what his blood sugar was. Robert was happy to report that his blood sugar has been staying within a normal frame and was 120 at the moment. Robert has not been taking insulin since October 11th, the first day of the retreat.. My web designer is so inspired about his health improvement that he continues to improve his diet. He stopped eating meat, caffeine and processed foods. He has also reduced the amount of oils and other fats in his diet. Robert is now drinking green smoothies twice a day.
He finds it remarkable that he is consuming sweet fruits like grapes, mangos, and bananas and that it doesn’t affect his diabetes.
Robert checks his blood sugar frequently and while the reading are sometimes slightly higher than normal his blood sugar is significantly lower than before the retreat.
11-01-2009, 08:53 AM
You may want to google "cinnamon benefits" and consider adding this important spice to your strategy. I get a bulk bag of cinnamon then transfer some to a shaker and consume it every day. If you are going to consume honey, I would add cinnamon to it. Googling "honey and cinnamon" will tell you why it might be a good idea for you.
11-01-2009, 09:45 AM
Another inspiring place to visit is http://www.rawfor30days.com
I landed there and it is what inspired me to go raw, and after 90 days I was no longer prediabetic. I eat fruit, but I am not big on it, just personally, but if I want it I eat it. Also same for fat or nuts or whatever. I don't worry about it. If I were diabetic on insulin I might be more vigilant, but just eating whatever I want raw seems to be enough. Probably will be for you too. Good luck.
11-01-2009, 10:32 AM
I searched the book "There is a Cure for Diabetes" for the word "sensitivity" and came up with these things that are supposed to improve sensitivity.
P. 203 Niacinamide
P. 206 Biotin
P. 213 - 214 ALA supplements
P. 219 Magnesium
P. 234 Exercise
P. 209 Vitamin E (I've heard that vitamin E heals the damage done to the pancreas by eating bleached flour. Bleached flour is bleached by the chemical alloxan. When they want to induce diabetes in lab animals so that they can study diabetes, they inject them with alloxan. :( Nice world we live in.
"How does alloxan cause diabetes? According to Dr. Hari Sharma's Freedom from Disease, the uric acid derivative initiates free radical damage to DNA in the beta cells of the pancreas, causing the cells to malfunction and die. When these beta cells fail to operate normally, they no longer produce enough insulin, or in other words, they cause one variety of adult-onset type 2 diabetes.")
11-01-2009, 12:27 PM
High protein can be a boon, but so can high fiber.
Raw helped me overcome my PCOS, which goes hand in hand with insulin resistance. In addition to what others have shared, I recommend watching your fiber consumption. Soluble fiber can be a great helper even with fruits, and raw food is super rich in fiber.
Check out my website if you'd like more information and free articles on how fiber supports healthy blood sugar and how I managed my recovery.
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