Sharing Outstanding Success!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
One of my Spark Friends (MEADSBAY) is aware of some recent success my husband has had with reversing his diabetes and she thought a blog update might be in order... so here is a little overview.
In July, I watched the docu-series "The Real Skinny About Fat" and what an eye opener that was! I was fascinated (and then angry) with the history of how the "Standard American Diet" aka SAD evolved. I'm referring to what most of us know as the healthy "food pyramid" which is now "the plate". SAD encourages us to eat "healthy grains" lots of fruits and vegetables and "low fat". The truth of the matter is that we have been deceived for the past 60+ years. We have accepted certain principles and recommendations as gospel truth and they are not. Not only has low calorie, low fat diets failed us (as the population becomes sicker and fatter) but there has not been even ONE scientific study that validates that this diet works and is effective long term. Anyway, as I watched the docu-series my eyes were opened and I did some additional reading and research. One of the doctors interviewed was Dr. Jason Fung. He practices in Toronto, Canada and he has had great success reversing obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I was particularly interested in his treatment protocol for diabetes as my husband was seeing his blood sugars continue to deteriorate. I ordered Dr. Fung's book "The Diabetes Code" for my Kindle and started reading immediately. When I finished, I reviewed the information with my DH (he had already heard me go on and on about the docu-series) and he agreed to give the protocol a try. I asked him to commit to the protocol for 6 months and he said he would. That was in mid August. I continued to educate myself and read Dr. Fung's other two books... "The Obesity Code" and his "Complete Guide to Fasting".
Okay, so here we are today not quite 60 days down the road. Results have been nothing short of amazing. In Aug, we started eating a ketogenic diet (low carb, moderate protein, high healthy fats) This way of eating is pretty much the exact opposite of SAD and puts the food pyramid on its head. After a few weeks on Keto we added some intermittent fasting which is part of Dr. Fung's recommended protocol for diabetes reversal. Results so far are his blood sugar has dropped 55-60 points, he has lost 40+ lbs and he is off Metformin and blood pressure meds.
Here is his before photo
Here is a current photo
Pretty amazing stuff wouldn't you say? I am also Keto along with him and I have now dropped those pounds I put on earlier in the year. Hooray! I have found so many great recipes on Pinterest and follow a number of Keto groups on Facebook. If you want to see some really great success stories join the Facebook Group "The Obesity Code Network: Fasting Support with Megan Ramos and Dr Jason Fung". Every day I shake my head in wonder when I read some great success stories that are being posted. I also like to listen to the "2 Keto Dudes" podcast when I do my morning walk. It is totally free and a great resource if you want to learn more. Dr. Fung also has a number of videos on YouTube that you can watch for free. Please do yourself a favor and check him out.
I'm really excited to see what the next 60 days will bring. We will be going through the Holidays soon and I'm now trying out some Keto friendly recipes that will work for those holiday meals. Yesterday, I made low carb pumpkin pie and it turned out great. It isn't quite as sweet as traditional pumpkin pie but it is really good. Here is the link... enjoy!
Hugs to you my spark friends.... I hope that you find this information as beneficial and lifechanging as I have.