Do our current drugs treatments for diabetes actually work to prevent heart attacks and death?
Surely lowering blood sugar in diabetics is an effective strategy for reducing the risk of death and heart disease. It would seem obvious that if diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar, then reducing blood sugar would be beneficial.
However elevated sugar is only a symptom, not the cause of the problem. The real problems are cellular inflammation and elevated insulin unchecked over decades from a highly refined carbohydrate diet, a sedentary lifestyle and environmental toxins.
Most medications and insulin therapy are aimed at lowering blood sugar through increasing insulin. This leads to more heart attacks, more diabetes and more patient deaths. Yet we continue to pay $174 billion annually for this type of care for diabetes, despite evidence that lifestyle works better than medications. We also pay for cardiac bypass and angioplasty in diabetics when evidence shows no reduction in death or heart attacks compared to medication.
So now that we know what doesn’t work, let’s look at what does work.
Dietary Recommendations to Reverse Diabetes
Eating in a way that balances your blood sugar, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, and improves your liver detoxification is the key to preventing and reversing insulin resistance and diabetes.
This is a way of eating that based on a whole foods diet that’s high in fiber, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, and low in sugars and flours, with a low glycemic load.
It is a way of eating that includes anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying foods. It includes plenty of green vegetables, raw juices, Omega-3 fats and olive oil, beans, nuts, and seeds.
All these foods help prevent and reverse diabetes and insulin resistance. This is the way of eating than turns on all the right gene messages, promotes a healthy metabolism, and prevents aging and age-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Here are more specifics.
- For breakfast, eat carbohydrates such as broccoli or spinach and protein such as whole omega-3 eggs, a soy protein shake, or nut butters.
- Eat something every 4-5 hours to keep your insulin and glucose levels normal.
- Eat small protein snacks in the morning and afternoon, such as a handful of almonds or walnuts.
- Finish eating at least 2 to 3 hours before bed. If you have a snack earlier in the day, you won’t be as hungry, even if you eat a little later.
- Controlling the glycemic load of your meals is very important.
- You can do this by combining adequate protein, fats, and whole-food carbohydrates from vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and fruit at every meal or snack.
- It is most important to avoid eating quickly absorbed carbohydrates alone, as they raise your sugar and insulin levels.
- Avoid foods made with flour, sugar, wheat, gluten, corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated oils. Also, avoid fast foods and processed foods.
Two handfuls of almonds in a zip-lock bag make a useful emergency snack. You can eat them with a piece of fruit. Remember, real food is the best.
What to Eat
- Choose from a variety of the following real, whole foods:
- Choose organic produce and animal products whenever possible.
- Eat high-quality protein, such as fish – especially fatty, cold-water fish like wild salmon, sable, small halibut, herring, and sardines – and shellfish.
- Cold-water fish such as wild salmon, halibut, and sable contain an abundance of beneficial essential fatty acids, omega-3 oils that reduce inflammation. Choose smaller wild Alaskan salmon, sable, and halibut that are low in toxins. Canned wild salmon is a great “emergency” food.
- Eat up to eight omega-3 eggs a week.
- Create meals that are high in low-glycemic legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, and black beans (try edamame, the Japanese soybeans in a pod, quickly steamed with a little salt, as a snack). These foods slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, which helps prevent the excess insulin release that can lead to health concerns like obesity, high blood pressure, and heart problems.
- Eat a cornucopia of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols, which are associated with a lower incidence of nearly all health problems, including obesity and age-related disease.
- Eat more low-glycemic vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.
- Berries, cherries, peaches, plums, rhubarb, pears, and apples are optimal fruits. Cantaloupes and other melons, grapes, and kiwifruit are suitable; however, they contain more sugar. You can use organic frozen berries (such as those from Cascadian Farms) in your protein shakes.
- Focus on anti-inflammatory foods, including wild fish and other sources of omega-3 fats, red and purple berries (these are rich in polyphenols), dark green leafy vegetables, orange sweet potatoes, and nuts.
- Eat more antioxidant-rich foods, including orange and yellow vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, etc.), anthocyanidins (berries, beets, grapes, pomegranate), purple grapes, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and cherries. In fact, antioxidants are in all colorful fruits and vegetables.
- Include detoxifying foods in your diet, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, and Chinese broccoli), green tea, watercress, dandelion greens, cilantro, artichokes, garlic, citrus peels, pomegranate, and even cocoa.
- Season your food with herbs such as rosemary, ginger, and turmeric, which are powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and detoxifiers.
- Avoid excessive quantities of meat. Eat lean organic or grass-fed animal products, when possible. These include eggs, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, buffalo, and ostrich. There are good brands at Whole Foods and other local health-food stores (also see mail order sources).
- Garlic and onions contain antioxidants, enhance detoxification, act as anti-inflammatories, and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
- A diet high in fiber further helps to stabilize blood sugar by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates and supports a healthy lower bowel and digestive tract. Try to gradually increase fiber to 30 to 50 grams a day and use predominantly soluble or viscous fiber (legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit), which slows sugar absorption from the gut.
- Use extra virgin olive oil, which contains anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants, as your main cooking oil.
- Soy Products such as soymilk, tempeh, and tofu are rich in antioxidants that can reduce cancer risk, lower cholesterol, and improve insulin and blood sugar metabolism.
- Increase your intake of nuts and seeds, including raw walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and pumpkin and flax seeds.
- And yes … chocolate can be healthy, too. Choose only the darkest varieties and eat only 2 to 3 ounces a day. It should contain 70 percent cocoa.
Decrease (or ideally eliminate) your intake of:
- All processed or junk foods
- Foods containing refined white flour and sugar, such as breads, cereals (cornflakes, Frosted Flakes, puffed wheat, and sweetened granola), flour-based pastas, bagels, and pastries
- All foods containing high-fructose corn syrup
- All artificial sweeteners (aspartame, Sorbitol, etc.) and caffeine
- Starchy, high-glycemic cooked vegetables, such as potatoes, corn, and root vegetables such as rutabagas, parsnips, and turnips
- Processed fruit juices, which are often loaded with sugars (Try juicing your own carrots, celery, and beets, or other fruit and vegetable combinations, instead)
- Processed canned vegetables (usually very high in sodium)
- Foods containing hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils (which become trans fatty acids in the bloodstream), such as most crackers, chips, cakes, candies, cookies, doughnuts, and processed cheese
- Processed oils such as corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, and canola
- Red meats (unless organic or grass-fed) and organ meats
- Large predatory fish and river fish, which contain mercury and other contaminants in unacceptable amounts, including swordfish, tuna, tilefish and shark
- Dairy — substitute unsweetened, gluten free soymilk, almond milk, or hazelnut milk products
- Alcohol — limit it to no more than 3 glasses a week of red wine per week
Balance Blood Sugar with Exercise
Exercise is critical for the improvement of insulin sensitivity. It helps reduce central body fat, improving sugar metabolism. Regular exercise will help prevent diabetes, reduce your risk of complications, and even help reverse it.
Ideally you should do 30 minutes of walking every day. Walking after dinner is a powerful way to reduce your blood sugar.
More vigorous exercise and sustained exercise is often needed to reverse severe insulin resistance or diabetes. Doing sustained aerobic exercise for up to 60 minutes 5 to 6 times a week is often necessary to get diabetes under full control. You want to work at 70 to 85 percent of your target heart rate, which you can find by subtracting your age from 220 and multiplying that number by 0.70 to 0.85.
Interval training can be an added benefit to helping improve your metabolism and mitochondrial function. It helps to increase the efficiency calorie burning so that you burn more calories and energy during the time you are NOT exercising.
Strength training also helps maintain and build muscle, which can help also with your overall blood sugar and energy metabolism.
Supplements that Can Help Reverse Diabetes
Nutritional supplements can be very effective for Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. I recommend a number of different supplements, depending on the severity of the problem:
- A multivitamin and mineral.
- Calcium and magnesium and vitamin D.
- Omega-3 fish oil (1,000 to 4,000 mg) a day improves insulin sensitivity, lowers cholesterol, and reduces inflammation.
- Extra magnesium (200 to 600 mg a day) helps with glucose metabolism and is often deficient in diabetics.
- Chromium (500 to 1,000 mcg day) is very important for proper sugar metabolism.
- Antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E) are important in helping to reduce and balance blood sugar.
- B-complex vitamins are important and are part of a good multivitamin. Extra vitamin B6 (50 to 150 mg a day) and B12 (1,000 to 3,000 mcg) are especially helpful in protecting against diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage.
- Biotin (2,000 to 4,000 mcg a day) enhances insulin sensitivity.
- I also encourage people to use alpha-lipoic acid (300 mg twice a day), a powerful antioxidant that can reduce blood sugar significantly. It also can be effective for diabetic nerve damage or neuropathy.
- Evening primrose oil (500 to 1,000 mg twice a day) helps overcome deficiencies common in diabetics.
- Use cinnamon as a supplement. One to two 500 mg tablets twice a day can help blood sugar control.
- Other herbs and supplements that can be helpful include green tea, ginseng, bitter melon, gymnema, bilberry, ginkgo, onions, and garlic. Fenugreek can also be used to help improve blood sugar ,although large amounts must be taken.
- Banana leaf (Lagerstroemia speciosa) can be an effective herb. Take 24 mg twice a day.
- Use konjac fiber 10 minutes before meals with a glass of water. This helps reduce blood sugar after meals and improves long-term blood sugar control while reducing appetite and cholesterol.
Manage Diabetes by Managing Stress
Stress plays a dramatic role in blood sugar imbalances. It triggers insulin resistance, promotes weight gain around the middle, increases inflammation, and ultimately can cause diabetes. So it’s essential to engage in relaxation practices on a regular basis, such as yoga, breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, hot baths, exercise, meditation, massage, biofeedback, hypnosis, or even making love. Your survival depends on it.
By following these guidelines, your Type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and often reversible through aggressive lifestyle changes, supplements, and exercise and stress management.
Diabetes is the biggest health epidemic triggered by the obesity epidemic, but all of our medical efforts to treat it are focused on medications and insulin. It is simply the wrong approach.
If you follow these guidelines instead, you will see a dramatic change very quickly in your health, your weight, and your diabetes.
The following recipes will help to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, especially when these juices are combined with the Death to Diabetes plant-based Super Meal Protocol; and, you avoid eating pasta, rice, potatoes, corn, and processed foods made with flour, wheat, gluten, sugar, corn syrup, and partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats).
Spinach and Celery Juice
3 Handfuls of spinach
2 celery stalks with leaves
1 green apple
1 cucumber (optional)
Wash and peel the carrot and green apple and remove the apple seeds. Juice the carrot and green apple together with spinach and celery.
Note: Carrots and lemon contains potassium which can help to counter balance the high sodium levels associated with high blood pressure and hypertension. Carrot is a good blood regulator and is excellent for helping eye problems in diabetics. Spinach contains calcium, beta carotene, vitamins A and C, which provide multiple health benefits. Celery is rich in potassium and magnesium which are again so essential in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.Celery contains sodium and minerals that help to regulate blood pressure. Green apples contain mallic acid which helps in bringing down your sugar level.
Brussels Sprouts and String Bean Juice
10-12 Brussels sprouts
2 cup string beans
1 cucumber (optional)
1 peeled lemon
Juice the Brussels sprouts, then, the string beans, then the lemon.
When completely blended, stir.
Note: The Brussels sprouts and the beans supply you with key minerals and energy through the creation of vitamin B6 and are a great source of insulin.
Spinach, Celery and Parsley Juice
2 Handfuls of spinach
1 stalk celery
1 Handful of parsley
1/2 green apple
Juice 2 carrots first, then, the spinach, parsley, the celery, and the last 2 carrots.
Note: The potassium, sodium, and other minerals will help you manage your blood glucose naturally and will also help to lower your blood pressure.
Health Tip: Instead of taking a drug such as a diuretic (i.e. water pill) to lower your high blood pressure, try a vegetable that acts as a natural diuretic, i.e. asparagus, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice.
Watercress, Tomatoes and Parsley Juice
6 sprigs watercress
1 handful of parsley
Cut the apples into wedges and remove both the core and the seed.
Place all ingredients into a juicer and blend well.
Note: This is a great heart healthy juicing recipe effective in helping to prevent heart disease and strokes. It has been found that daily consumption of green apples or apple juice can greatly lower cholesterol levels that are the causes of inflammation and plagues the blood artery walls and greatly increasing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Tomatoes contains lycopene which can help in reducing LDL which is the bad cholesterol by at least 10% if consumed daily. In fact consuming 1/2 liter of tomato juice daily can help to protect against heart disease. Watercress is packed full of beta carotene and antioxidants which are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease, cataracts and certain types of cancers.
Vegetables add bright colors, flavors and textures to your diet. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, water, dietary fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants and contribute to a healthy diet. Vegetables are generally low in calories and carbohydrates, making them an excellent option for diabetics.
Vegetables fall into two groups: starchy and non-starchy. Starchy vegetables (i.e. potatoes) are higher in carbohydrates and raise blood glucose levels more easily. Non-starchy vegetables (i.e. broccoli) are the best choice for a diabetic meal plan.
Dark Leafy Greens. Rich in calcium, vitamins A, B, C and K, magnesium, iron, protein, potassium and dietary fiber, dark leafy greens are perfect for a diabetic diet. Leafy greens include spinach, kale, broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, arugula, mustard or collard greens, romaine lettuce and chard. Each of these vegetables contains approximately 5 g of carbohydrates per serving, with a serving equal to 1 cup raw or a ½ cup cooked vegetables. Eating a mixed green salad before or with your meal is a good way to incorporate leafy greens into your diabetic meal plan.
Allium. Although not brightly colored, members of the allium family are pungent and flavorful. Garlic, onion, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots are allium vegetables known for their antibacterial properties. Containing only 5 g of carbohydrates per serving, these vegetables reduce inflammation, boost immunity and fight off disease. Allium vegetables are best used to add flavor to other foods when cooking.
Bell Peppers. Bell peppers are available in a rainbow of colors, including yellow, red, orange, green and purple. Containing only 3 g of carbohydrates per ½ cup serving, peppers are sweet, juicy and bursting with flavor. Bell peppers are packed with vitamin A and C, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and dietary fiber. Add them to a stir fry, flavor your favorite food with them, grill for a colorful side dish or simply munch on crisp peppers for a low-carb snack.
Cruciferous Vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables contain sulfur compounds that make them pungent and bitter. Sulfur compounds confer potential carcinogen-fighting effects in the body. Cruciferous vegetables include red or green cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke and Brussels sprouts. Cruciferous vegetables provide 5 g of carbohydrates per serving and are rich sources of vitamin C and K, iron, potassium, folate, calcium, dietary fiber and phytochemicals. Eat them raw or lightly steamed
Carrots. Rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, vitamin A, B, C and K, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber, carrots are bright in color and provide a sweet taste. Carrots are a good choice if you have diabetes as their carotenoid and vitamin A content helps protect your eyes from diabetic retinopathy or damage to the blood vessels in the eye from long-term diabetes. Carrots are a great low-carb, crunchy snack.
Tomato. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a potent antioxidant known to help fight disease. Tomatoes are also rich in potassium, phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A, C and K, folate and dietary fiber. A ½ cup serving of tomatoes is equivalent to 4 g of carbohydrates. Eat them raw, pureed, stewed, juiced or in a sauce; all tomato-based products are low in carbohydrates. When purchasing tomato-based products, be sure to choose “no sugar added” or “low sodium” varieties.
Squash. Squash contains vitamin A, B and C, iron, calcium, dietary fiber, potassium and magnesium. While some varieties of winter squash tend to be higher in carbohydrates, summer squash and zucchini contain just 5 g of carbohydrates per serving. Add color to your stir fry, steam or grill for a low-carb side dish.
The vegetables should be eaten fresh, lightly steamed, roasted or grilled.
Avoid canned vegetables because they contain large amounts of sodium. Opt for the frozen vegetables instead.
Avoid boiling the vegetables! Avoid cooking the vegetables with added butter, cheese or sauce. Pickles and sauerkraut are ok only if you do not have high blood pressure.
Usually non starchy vegetables contain about 5 grams of carbs in 0.5 cup cooked or 2 cups raw vegetables. Most of the vegetables in the list below are full of fiber so unless you eat more than 1 cup at a time you may not need to count the carbs at all.
The best vegetables for diabetes:
- Bean sprouts
- Bamboo shoots
- Brussels sprouts
- Greens (collard, kale, mustard and turnip)
- Romaine lettuce
- Water cress
And all other green leafy vegetables that are not on the list. When consuming vegetables high in sugars like beets, carbs should be counted.
Vegetables to avoid or eat in small quantities:
- Sweet potatoes
Raw juicing works, but only as part of an overall superior nutritional program, such as the Death to Diabetes Super Meal Model. Most people who do not reap the benefits of raw juicing are juicing improperly!Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Raw Juicing — by juicing the wrong foods and/or by using the wrong type of juicer.
Juicing is a very powerful nutritional therapy, but most people misapply this therapy by preparing mostly fruit juices. Vegetable juicing is more powerful than fruit juicing, especially for people fighting diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, or any other degenerative disease.
If eating raw vegetables, salads and soups are not appealing enough to acquire the minimum 6 to 9 cups (5 to 7 servings) of vegetables and fruits each day, then, juicing may be an effective addition to your nutritional program. Even as a diabetic, juicing can be very nutritious as long as you drink mostly green vegetables/grasses and avoid drinking too many of the fruits.
Green juices (and green smoothies) have an alkaline reaction in the body and help protect against acid build-up as well as stimulate the body to manufacture hemoglobin. Green juices contain organic water, the purest most natural water available to us, and they cleanse the body of the waste within the cells and tissues.
Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Raw Juicing
Green juices (and green smoothies) contain an abundance of chlorophyll, which is a molecule whose structure is almost exactly the same as the hemoglobin molecule of the human blood. Chlorophyll helps to repair tissue and is very important in helping to remove toxins from the body.
Juices are a perfect medium in which to mix and dissolve nutritional powders that will enhance their healing powers. The nutrients and herbs in powders are better absorbed than tablet forms of the same ingredients, and mixing them in juices enhances their solubility, digestion and absorption.
The juices bring the healing nutrients to the cells in the surface of the mucous membrane of the gut in an easily absorbed form. This requires much less energy to assimilate than solid tablets, especially in people with inflamed mucous membranes in the intestines.
Juices can be combined in so many ways to make them palatable and delicious. Their diverse colors and taste enable huge variety so that you will not get bored. For those who feel they need an extra boost there is nothing better than drinking 2 cups of raw vegetable juice everyday. It will brighten up your day by providing extra energy and endurance.
Raw juices are packed with living enzymes to assist the digestive process, which means your gut, liver and pancreas do not have to work very hard to extract almost 99% of the nutrients within the raw vegetables and fruits.
Raw Foods & Juicing Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
This conserves vital body energy, which means that the body does not feel heavy or weighed down after drinking raw juices.
For example, two cups of carrot juice (16 ounces) is approximately equivalent to eating one pound of raw carrots. Eating so many carrots at one time would be hard on the jaws and teeth and would take a long time to eat and digest. Juices are unique because they allow the gut to receive very concentrated amounts of phytonutrients that could not be obtained by eating a normal amount of raw vegetables and fruits.
Diet for Diabetics:
Super Meal Model to Reverse Diabetes
The “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics was designed by the author after reviewing and analyzing more than 30 different diets.
The “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics has many of the attributes of the Mediterranean Diet, Zone Diet, South Beach Diet, and Asian Diet, with critical nutritional modifications to address the real root causes of Type 2 diabetes and help to better control Type 1 diabetes with less insulin requirements.
The “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics is part of a comprehensive 10-step and 6-stage diabetes wellness program that is designed to improve the health of people suffering with diabetes — Type 1 and Type 2. This nutritional model is a diet designed for diabetics, and is also designed to address obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic fatigue, and other similar systemic ailments.
Some people see this nutritional program (diet for diabetics) as a”low carb” diet, but, the author sees it as a lot more than just a “low-carb” diet. He prefers the term “balanced” diet because there is a balance of carbs, proteins, and fats that improves the overall health and wellness of the body.
Consequently, this nutritional program can be used by non-diabetics, who want to lose weight, lower their blood pressure, or just improve their overall health.
The “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model is truly THE Diabetes Diet for Diabetics, because it is specifically designed to help control, Type 1 diabetes and to help beat and reverse Type 2 diabetes — by providing a more sustained level of energy and key nutrients that diabetics (and non-diabetics) are missing when they consume the more traditional grain-based, overly-processed, nutrient-poor or starchy meal.
The “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model has a very nutrient-dense protocol that provides nutrients that are key to the effectivity of THE Diabetes Diet including: carotenoids, antioxidants, Omega-3 EFAs (EPA, DHA), chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, chromium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, fiber, water.
In addition, by avoiding the grain-based breakfast, diabetics and non-diabetics will not experience the mid-morning “crash” or craving for processed food/beverages. Over time, the “Death to Diabetes” Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics will support blood glucose stabilization, cell repair and the regulation of the body’s production and utilization of insulin.
Note: Refer to the clinical studies, including the China Study, which substantiate the benefits of a plant-based nutritional program to prevent and possibly reverse the effects of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
- More frequent meals (4 to 6 times/day)
- Smaller meals (400-500 calories)
- Macro-nutrient Balance
- (Super Carbs, Proteins, Fats, Liquids)
- Key micronutrients, i.e. vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals)
- High Fiber Content (30-35g/day)
- Fermented Foods (3-5 times/week)
- Raw Vegetables (50%-80%)
- Some Raw Fruits
- Nutritional Supplementation (Food-based)
- Minimum/No flour, sugar, wheat, fructose, processed foods, fast foods
- Minimum/No HFCS, PHO, nitrates, artificial sweeteners, food additives
- Minimum/No caffeine, alcohol, drugs
- Minimum/No dairy, especially pasteurized cow’s milk/cheese; gluten (for Type 1s)
Key Point: This is not a low fat diet! Ironically, low fat diets helped to make us fat!
Super Carbohydrates include many bright, colorful and green, leafy vegetables, some dark, colorful fruits, and some specific organic whole grains (but, not wheat bread!).
Super Proteins include nuts, seeds, cold-water fish (i.e. wild salmon), tuna, fermented soy, organic dairy, lean animal meats (i.e. chicken, turkey, organic beef), wild animal meat (i.e. bison, ostrich, deer).
Note: If you are concerned about the mercury in fish, eat smaller fish or take an Omega-3 supplement.
Super Liquids include filtered water, raw vegetable juices; green tea, white tea; some raw fruit juices; and, a couple of the organic bottled juices, i.e. lemon, tomato, V-8.
Refer to Chapters 6 and 7 for a detailed list of all the super carbs, super proteins, super fats, and super liquids that support the Death to Diabetes Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics.
Start eating the Super Meals, including the Super Breakfast, the Super Lunch, and the Super Dinner, and watch your blood glucose level start to steadily come down!
Stick with the program and watch the weight melt off your body!
If you struggle with making healthy diet changes, read How to Change Bad Eating Habits.
Refer to the following web pages for more information about the power of vegetables, herbs, spices, etc.:
My background in biochemistry and engineering, and my research into pathology, etiology, and epidemiology has helped me to understand diseases such as diabetes at the cellular level.
As a result, I am able to design nutritional protocols that help the body successfully fight diseases/maladies such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and chronic fatigue. Once you understand the science of disease and. the science of nutrition, it’s a lot easier to design wellness solutions that will actually work.
p.s. During my research, I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel so I evaluated more than 30 different diets. Initially, I thought that given the number of diets out there that there must be a diet that would work for diabetics. But, what I discovered was that the majority of these diets had one or two major flaws that made those diets not beneficial to diabetics.
Go to the following web pages to understand the science behind nutrition and Type 2 diabetes; and, how the Super Meal Model was designed to reverse Type 2 diabetes:
Pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes
Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance
Diabetes at the Cellular Level
Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes
Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes
Nutritional Science & Other Sciences
Engineer Reverses Type 2 Diabetes — So Can You!
DeWayne McCulley was just like you (maybe worse!) He reversed and beat his diabetes, and so can you!
DeWayne shocked his doctors by surviving a diabetic coma with a 1337 blood sugar level; and, then, by reversing his diabetes! DeWayne had never been sick a day in his life when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes back in 2002. Just like many of you, he was shocked to learn he was diabetic. DeWayne didn’t know what that really meant, but he could tell from the looks on the doctors’ faces (in the hospital) that his life was in danger.
DeWayne found out later from his daughter (Cynthia) that his blood glucose level was more than 1200 points above normal!
Are you skeptical? (I would be!). Take a look at the doctor’s medical report (PDF file) of DeWayne’s blood glucose level and other health issues; or, watch a TV news video (below) or read what DeWayne’s doctor said in a newspaper article about his miraculous recovery.
Fortunate for DeWayne, his daughter (Cynthia), his mother, and his sister (Margo) flew to Rochester to take care of him.
Despite two blood clots, high cholesterol, pneumonia and four insulin shots a day, DeWayne was able to use his engineering and biochemistry background to wean himself off the insulin, Coumadin and Lipitor — to reverse his Type 2 diabetes. He lowered his average glucose level to 92.5 mg/dL and his hemoglobin A1C to 4.7%, while losing 52 pounds to reverse his Type 2 diabetes within 4 months.
He credits his recovery to God, his doctors and nurses, his mother, his daughter Cynthia, a set of accidents (blessings), and his undying thirst for knowledge — despite all of the “impossible” challenges he had to overcome.
With a lot of encouragement from his daughter, his mother and people from work, the local churches, wellness industry, and the ADA diabetic support group he was facilitating, DeWayne developed a 10-step solution and a real diet for diabetics that works, and wrote the book, Death to Diabetes.
If you want to understand the science behind DeWayne’s “Death to Diabetes” book and his wellness program, read this web page about the medical sciences and engineering sciences that he used to design his program.
This book (now one of the top-selling diabetes books) explains his experience with diabetes, the real root causes of diabetes, and the pathogenesis of the disease.
The book also explains how to reverse Type 2 diabetes and its complications — by avoiding the 5 “dead” foods, eating the 5 “super” foods, taking the 5 critical wholefood nutritional supplements; following the Death to Diabetes® Six (6) Stage Medical Wellness Model and the Super Meal Model Diet for Diabetics (aka THE Diabetes Diet); and, utilizing the 7 wellness factors, including consistent exercise, blood glucose testing/analysis, stress reduction, and spiritual health.
The author’s hope is that this book and his wellness training programs will inspire you the way he was inspired — by people he never would have met if it weren’t for his experience with diabetes.
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“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Albert Einstein
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King
The Death to Diabetes® Health & Wellness Reverse Diabetes Program is a well-structured program designed by an ex-diabetic engineer, who utilizes approved medical protocols and leverages several areas of medical science, including the pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes, epidemiology, etiology, and morbidity and mortality rates.
The Death to Diabetes® Health & Wellness Program is a science-based program that utilizes the latest research in nutritional science and various engineering methodologies.
This program is also a spiritual-based program that recognizes the importance of faith and the belief in a higher power; and the importance of emotional support to provide real hope and fuel one’s inner drive to take responsibility and accountability of their own health.
The program also includes a train-the-trainer training kit for people in the wellness industry who want to grow their business.
Why the Death to Diabetes® Diet-for-Diabetics Works to Reverse and Cure Your Diabetes
Uniqueness of the Death to Diabetes Program
The Death to Diabetes® program will work when all the other programs have failed you because the Death to Diabetes® program provides a real diet for diabetics and goes beyond just controlling your blood sugar to address the inflammation markers and other critical blood test parameters that fuel Type 2 diabetes and cause the damage to the cells, blood vessels, tissues, and organs.
As a result, your body is able to repair the damage, giving it the opportunity to reverse and defeat the disease.
Unfortunately, most of the diabetes programs out there fail because they focus strictly on controlling your blood sugar and do not address how to repair the damage caused by the diabetes. That’s one of the key reasons why people remain diabetic.
Here is a list of reasons why the Death to Diabetes® Program will work and is unique from all the other programs:
- The program was developed by an engineer, who understands biochemistry, nutritional science, pathology, etiology and cellular function.
- The program was developed by someone who successfully recovered from a coma and weaned himself off insulin and other drugs– people find this to be inspirational.
- The program was developed by someone who actually beat the disease! (to show other diabetics that they can, too).
- The author understands the science of diabetes and its weaknesses, and how to attack it. (and, can help others get their diabetes under control).
- The program is easy to implement and use.
- The program is well-structured and easy to follow with 10 specific steps.
- The scope and breadth of the book is comprehensive and deep (400 pages — most diabetes books are about 250 pages) and explains more than just how to beat diabetes. It explains how to beat heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol; and also how to improve the health of the eyes, kidneys, nerves, brain, pancreas, and cardiovascular system.
- The “Death to Diabetes” book is popular and well-received, and has become one of the top-selling diabetes books around the world!
- The program actually works, and can be verified after just 14 days of using the program. Some diabetics see their blood sugar level come down in less than 7 days.
- The program enables the following health improvements, most of which can be measured by a medical doctor: a decrease in blood sugar, a loss of weight, lower BMI, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, elimination of chronic fatigue, an increase in energy, and increase in muscle tone.
- The program is measurable and trackable, and therefore verifiable in less than 30 days.
- The program defines the specific foods to eat and not eat, and why. There’s no guesswork, and therefore no confusion or frustration.
- The program is comprehensive and addresses more than diet and exercise, including cleanse/detox, blood glucose testing, test data analysis, recordkeeping, spiritual health, knowledge acquisition, emotional support and other support systems. This program specifically explains why someone is diabetic.
- The program explains diabetes at the cellular level but in a way that most people can understand the disease.
- The program explains how to use specific super foods and blood glucose testing data to control, prevent, and reverse diabetes. The program explains exactly what to do if your blood glucose remains high, and why.
- The program provides online support and other educational resources that go beyond the book.
- The program provides other educational resources besides just the paperback book, including DVDs, CDs, ebooks, and tracking tools
- The program goes beyond just providing products — it provides services, including workshops, teleseminars, webinars, and 1-on-1 coaching services.
- The author has received positive feedback from diabetics, non-diabetics and even some doctors about the effectiveness of his book and wellness program. There are testimonials on the website, feedback about the book on Amazon.com, and videos on YouTube where doctors and others recommend the book.
Program Results Summary
- Stage 1 No Blood Glucose (BG) Control
- Stage 2 BG Control with Drugs
- Stage 3 BG Control with Reduced Drugs
- Stage 4 BG Control without Drugs
- Stage 5 BG & HbA1C Control (Without Drugs)
- Stage 6 BG & HbA1C Tighter Control (Without Drugs)
Other benefits of this model included financial savings and a happier outlook on life.
Specific Program Results
The following is a summary of the health benefits that clients achieved for following the program for at least 30 days.
Lowered Blood Glucose. Average drop: 39.9 points
Lowered Total Cholesterol. Average: 9.2 points
Lowered Blood Pressure. Average: 2.4 points
Lost weight. Average: 8.3 pounds
Reduced diabetic drug dosage. Average: 7.8%
Weaned off diabetic drugs. Average: 0%
Reduced other drugs for blood pressure/cholesterol. Average: 2.4%
Prevented unnecessary surgeries, post-op rehab: 0%
Lowered Blood Glucose. Average drop: 43.3 points
Lowered Total Cholesterol. Average: 8.1 points
Lowered Blood Pressure. Average: 7.4 points
Lost weight. Average: 12.9 pounds
Reduced diabetic drug dosage. Average: 11%
Weaned off diabetic drugs. Average: 5.7%
Reduced other drugs for blood pressure/cholesterol. Average: 9.1%
Prevented unnecessary surgeries, post-op rehab: 0%
Lowered Blood Glucose. Average drop: 69.7 points
Lowered Total Cholesterol. Average: 28 points
Lowered Blood Pressure. Average: 9.8 points
Lost weight. Average: 21.7 pounds
Reduced diabetic drug dosage. Average: 39.2%
Weaned off diabetic drugs. Average: 21%
Reduced other drugs for blood pressure/cholesterol. Average: 33.6%
Prevented unnecessary surgeries, post-op rehab: 0%
Lowered Blood Glucose. Average drop: 109.4 points
Lowered Total Cholesterol. Average: 38.2 points
Lowered Blood Pressure. Average: 16.9 points
Lost weight. Average: 39.8 pounds
Reduced diabetic drug dosage. Average: 87.3%
Weaned off diabetic drugs. Average: 38.4%
Reduced other drugs for blood pressure/cholesterol. Average: 71%
Prevented unnecessary surgeries, post-op rehab: 17%
Financial Savings of the Program
Monthly financial savings achieved for clients who attended at least one workshop and three health coaching sessions, and adhered to the Super Meal program for at least 90 days:
- $50-$77 a month on groceries
- $21-$34 a month on synthetic vitamins and supplements
- $15-$26 a month on OTC drugs
- $60-$75 a month on prescription drugs
- $32-$64 a month eating out at fast foods and other restaurants
- $61-$127 a month due to lost wages from being ill or going to the doctor
Note: Future savings for surgeries, drugs, post-op rehab: $65,000-$225,000
Unfortunately, most people do not take these savings into account when they find alternative therapies that are not covered by their insurance.
Most people pay their doctors $600 an hour and pay $25-$100 a month (and more!) for drugs, but because it’s covered by their insurance, they don’t see the underlying costs of the drugs, more drugs, the side effects, the future surgeries (i.e. amputation, eyes), hospice care, dialysis, increasing out-of-pocket expenses, etc.
Note: The Death to Diabetes wellness program provides benefits to companies and their employees. Go to this link for a list of employee benefits.
The “Death to Diabetes” book has become one of the top-selling diabetes books in America and around the world.
“Death to Diabetes!” is slowly becoming a rallying cry of many diabetics and family members who are suffering unnecessarily with this disease and its horrific complications of blindness, amputations, kidney dialysis, heart attack, and stroke.