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The End to Diabetes by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Friday, April 11, 2014

Almost no oils, animal products, dairy and daily lots of greens and beans with smaller amounts daily of nuts and seeds and other vegetables and lower sugar fruits. And none of that white stuff either!

Did I get that right? Now this is targeted at diabetics. Now this is even stricter than Eat to Live, which I think is very strict.

Up till now I preferred his Eat for Health which has a gradual change to his eating plan.

But he promises the End to Diabetes if his plan is followed strictly! That is quite a promise!


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  • FROSTY99
    I am not sure one can live with such strict limitations. Sure in the short run, but it has to be something that one feels satisfied with on a day in, day out basis and I am not sure this is the answer. Maybe it would work to get things under control but not many of us can live without more variety.
    1533 days ago
    I will tell from experience that this has worked for me - On March 6, I tested with a blood sugar of 292 with medication. Within a week of making the dietary changes my fasting blood sugars were within the normal range of 68-99, with medication. I recently added in exercise and have been released from one of my diabetic medications. My diet is vegan, raw, mostly green and I am loving it. I wish you well - sometimes strict is necessary to get the change started, and as you move around, then decide what you can add or not, and see how your body reacts. Time will tell.
    1534 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2014 3:50:54 PM
    Real foods: yes. But we are omnivores, not herbivores. At least, I am. Good luck to you.
    1534 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    bet he is right
    1534 days ago
    i don't trust doctor diets. if they have published a book, i trust them even less. diet will help you control type 2, if you follow your diet completely. research has shown that for some people with type 2, losing lots of weight will put the symptoms in remission. but one size does not fit all, no matter what it is.
    1534 days ago
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  • RD03875
    Sorry but eliminating dairy is not good for me. I would rather discuss something with my Dr. First before going with someone I've never heard of before. May be good for some but not for everyone!
    1534 days ago
    I know years ago that Dr. Dean Ornish found in his research that type 2 could be reversed. The diet was also limiting .

    Dr Ornish is a heart surgeon.
    1534 days ago
    if it only was possible
    1534 days ago
    Not sure I could stick with it!
    1534 days ago
    I happen to be type 2 and I think no matter WHAT style of eating you choose for yourself, the bottom line is to listen to your body with any changes you make. Either it works . . . or it doesn't. IF it doesn't, then you plan again and evaluate. I do believe for me, there are definitely things in my diet which were TOTALLY reactive and not good for me. Did I like 'em? Heck yes! BUT was it worth eating that food and feeling lousy??? NO NO NO.

    It is an individual choice, of course. There is no "one size fits all", but I would rather experiment by eliminating potential problems foods. This does seem like a bit of a radical change from the usual eating pattern people hav, but again, the worst that can happen is it won't work.

    One caution I would give is NEVER change your pattern drastically when you have diabetes (or any other disease/syndrome for that matter) without discussing it first with your health care provider so you can be monitored. And YOU have to be dedicated to self-monitoring as well.

    I have not specifically followed his diet, but I do concentrate on G-BOMBS (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds. I do have limited meat, chicken and fish, but it is minimal. That took me from a blood sugar of 330 in the beginning (Jan, 2010) to my current average of 85. Not bad if I do say so myself!

    Thanks so very much for this information.
    1534 days ago
    Sounds easier to me than dealing with Diabetes.
    Diabetis is rampant in my family and I don.'to want any part of it!

    1534 days ago
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    1534 days ago
    If it sounds to good to be true it probably is I followed to much to be fouled again
    1534 days ago
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