Nutrition and Diabetes…Will it Reverse Diabetes 2

Nutrition and Diabetes2 Can Nutrition Reverse (Type2Diabetes)?

Did some research about nutrition and diabetes2 to see if just using nutrition and not a lot of medication can reverse type 2 diabetes.  Feeling the need for some updated information on this subject.

The New Food Pyramid
Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

Even following my diet that I’ve used for years, all of a sudden… I’m having a problem with my A1c creeping up gradually.
Got the sad news at my last Dr. visit:  “get it down or I’m going to put you on some meds.”

“get it down or I’m going to put you on some meds.”
Not what I wanted to hear.

She gave me a new list of foods to concentrate on, but not so much different than what I am using.
I don’t know what the problem is…maybe a hidden infection?

Not enough exercise?

Just getting old and metabolism has gone on strike?

Searched “Nutrition and Diabetes2” for some help in overcoming this road block.

While doing my Nutrition and Diabetes2 research, I ran across this interesting program that I had not seen before.  Went and listened to their very long video…

Not sure if it is anything different or just one of those programs that promise the world and fail to deliver.  (Go Watch Here if you wish).

Nutrition Plus Exercise Matters

After some more real life research,

(I finally wrote down what I have been doing every day)  To be honest, I may have been following my Diabetic Diet pretty well, but I have been neglecting that other important part…EXERCISE!

Other than always saying,

“You Are What You Eat” I have always maintained that there are three parts to managing Sugar Control and Diabetes.
Part 1.  Mindset and LifeStyle Change

Part 2.  Diabetic Diet with good Meal Planning

Part 3.  Exercise is required daily.

Since I have been having a problem with some pain in my right hip and right knee…exercise had been put on the back burner.

So in order to fix this aberration in my Blood Sugar Control, I have got to add Exercise back into the formula.

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Reversed using Nutrition?

Have you run into a similar problem with your type 2 diabetes?

I was coasting along, doing very well, then all of a sudden, my sugar started creeping up.
So I turned to the internet and did a few searches about using nutrition to control sugar and reverse Diabetes. It would be really wonderful if there is a way to really reverse type 2 Diabetes.

It would be really wonderful if there is a way to really reverse type 2 Diabetes by using nutrition or just what you eat. In other words “Reverse” not just control!

I keep Looking…do you?  Just in case?  Or have you found something that has helped you?

Just in case?  Or have you found something that has helped you?

Or have you found something that has helped you?

If so comment and let me know what you did to solve the problem.

Or else go to SugarControlDiet on Facebook and leave a comment.

ArtaGene will be looking for you!

~Cararta

P.S.

If you aren’t into watching long videos, here is a link for a text version of that long video that you can scroll through.  If you had rather Read, take a quick look.

If you had rather Read, take a quick look.
Read Here.

Sometimes links I supply are affiliate links, which means, If you happen to like and buy the program you are referred to, I might just earn a small sum of money for referring you.  This site, in particular, has some information that you might just want to read.  I did not buy this program but feel you might get some ideas just from watching the video or reading what they said.

Happy exploring!

Making Use of the diabetic Food Pyramid

Are You Using the Diabetic Food Pyramid?

Making use of the new diabetic food pyramid may help you to control your sugar and make life easier.

The New Diabetic Food Pyramid has a Different Look!

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Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

So if you are planning on making changes in your diet, there are some things you should do to help make the Diet planning easier!

I would suggest visiting here and filling out the short form and find out how much Fiber you need in your diet on a daily basis.
How Much Fiber Do I Need Click and See

We emphasize using a sugar control diet to control blood sugar levels and help with controlling Diabetes.

Here is some good news, you don’t have to be a Diabetic to use the foods suggested on this site or page.

If you are just overweight and want to make a change in your lifestyle by losing a few pounds…make use of this site.  You will find Tips on every page that will help you meet your goal.

Here is part of a brochure from gov that will give you some general information and suggestions to get you started.

Let’s eat for the health of it!

Start by choosing one or more tips to help you…

Build a healthy plate

Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

Try some of these options.

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to skim or 1% milk.
Make at least half your grains whole.
Vary your protein food choices.
Keep your food safe to eat – learn more at www.FoodSafety.gov.

Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt

Many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load foods with extra calories you don’t need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.

Choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars.
Look out for salt (sodium) in foods you buy – it all adds up.
Eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats.

Eat the right amount of calories for you.

Don’t forget to use the Link at the top of the page and find out your Calorie and Fibers needs.

Everyone has a personal calorie limit.

Staying within yours can help you get to or maintain a healthy weight. People who are successful at managing their weight have found ways to keep track of how much they eat in a day, even if they don’t count every calorie.

Enjoy your food, but eat less.

 

  • Cook more often at home, where you are in control of what’s in your food.
  • When eating out, choose lower calorie menu options.
  • Write down what you eat to keep track of how much you eat.

If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly – limit to 1 drink a day for women or to 2 drinks a day for men.

Be physically active your way, Walking always works!

Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

Note to parents: What you eat and drink and your level of physical activity are important for your own health, and also for your children’s health.

You are your children’s most important role model. Your children pay attention to what you do more than what you say.

You can do a lot to help your children develop healthy habits for life by providing and eating healthy meals and snacks. For example, don’t just tell your children to eat their vegetables – show them that you eat and enjoy vegetables every day.

What people eat is often determined by what they grew up eating.  Old habits are hard to break.  So if you still eat the same old foods that you learned from your Mom and Grandmother, it might be time to consider making a change!

There is information galore out there.  Get some of it on your plate and make a change in the real food sitting on your plate.

If you would care to read the free manual being offered here, just to get a different look at how a nutritionist thinks he has solved the weight loss and diabetes over weight problem.   Fill in your email address and go.  After all, it is free!
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Fight Diabetes With Fiber

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How to Fight Diabetes and Win: Use Fiber to Control Blood Sugar

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Use Natural Fiber to control blood sugar and win your battle with Diabetes.

What to eat and when to eat are important when trying to manage your Diabetes so… suggestions and tips for acquiring enough fiber in your diet to make a difference in how you control blood sugar and manage your diabetes are included here.

Tip: Foods rich in fiber have been shown to be very beneficial in helping to control blood sugar levels and therefore control diabetes.

One of the best ways to get enough fiber in your diet starts at the beginning of you day… by having a fiber rich healthy breakfast.

Suggestion: It is always important to stick to a schedule when eating if you have Diabetes… so: Start out your day with a high fiber breakfast..

The secrets to choosing a healthy breakfast cereal.

There are many boxed and quick fix cereals available, but the best ones with the most fiber and therefore “good” for you to eat are something like old fashioned oatmeal or even cream of wheat.

Here are a few suggestions taken from the USDA.gov Fiber Food List that will get you started.

Tip: Oatmeal (a whole grain), Plain Cheerios, and Raisin Bran in the box are listed.

Suggestion: Make pancakes or waffles with whole-grain or buckwheat flour and top with freshly chopped apples, raisins or berries or nuts to raise the fiber count.

Tip: It is better to leave the peel on apples for best fiber content.

Lunch… Your next chance to add fiber.

Lunch is your second meal of the day and often the most difficult to manage!. These suggestions and tips may help make some of these choices a little easier.

Suggestion: If you must “Eat Out” and can’t take your homemade food with you, then for sandwiches choose those made with whole wheat, oatmeal, oat bran or rye bread.

A lot of ethnic food establishments often have dishes with beans, peas and lentils which contain fiber and sometimes even extra protein because of using beans.

Tip: This means Taco Bell just might be on your list of “Fast Food” places!

Suggestion: Soups made with dried beans, lentils, bulgur and barley are superb additions to your high fiber menu. Look for dishes featuring brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

Tip: Check out Olive Garden for their Soup and Salad menu. Panera also might make the list as you can get 1/2 of a sandwich made with a high fiber bread along with soup or salad.

Suggestion: Monitor your choices. Most restaurants now have available “content” information listing calories, fat, fiber etc. contained in their menu offerings.

Salads reign supreme as a choice any time of day.. Raw fruits and vegetables have it all… high in fiber, good nutrition because of the “live” phyto nutrients and low in calories.

Tip: Watch your salad dressings and ask for olive oil and vinegar on the side to dress your salad or purchase and take with you one of those “mini” spritzer salad dressings that are almost zero calories, but high in flavor!

This Suggestion adds another meal or Mini Meal… your 3 O’clock Snack.

Here you can have fun! Adding this small meal keeps your metabolism working so blood sugar is kept level with fewer spikes and lows. This is your goal when trying to use food to manage diabetes.

Tip: Home made trail mix made with nuts, raisins, seed, other dried fruits and whole grains are great. Some dried fruits are high in sugar so measure and note the calorie count.

A great bar that is a perfect mix of protein, carbs and fat is the Zone Bar. If you are into Chocolate and Almonds this is a winner. Of course, because of the almonds and whole grains in the bar you get your fiber.

Tip: A safer choice might be an Apple with skin on and some almonds or sunflower seeds.

Suggestion: A small Orange, Blueberries, Strawberries or a Pear accompanied by cottage cheese or yogurt is another great way to add fiber and protein.

Big Tip!

Dinner or “Supper” according to where you live in the world is often the dieters or diabetics downfall.

Something I haven’t emphasized so far, (but if you look back at the Tips and Suggestions you will notice it is there) is the inclusion of Protein in each meal and snack in addition to fiber.

We digest protein a little slower than the carbs in fruit, grains and vegetables so it is extremely useful in keeping our blood sugar waltzing along on an even keel. Of course the addition of fiber from your fresh fruit, vegetables and grains works with the protein.

What this means is that after our body has used up all the sugar in said carbs it is still working at extracting and transforming the protein into useable energy… so we don’t become afflicted with that “I’m Starving Cave” in our middle.

Dinner: Suggestions and Tips.

The new “plate” works great for dinner. It is laid out with portion suggestions from the 4 food groups that we need to eat to stay alive and healthy! Remember that old saying, “Eat to live, don’t Live to Eat?”

Best tip for Dinner that I can give you is to include a large part of your protein portion for the day in your dinner. This hopefully will stave off the munchies before bedtime.

Suggestions for Dinner protein include the standbys: Dried beans, peas and lintels-all high fiber foods and broiled or baked Chicken, Fish, Pork and Lean Red Meat (the last two aren’t recommended more than twice a week).

Tip: I absolutely love Fried Chicken so,,,, Oven Fry it. Bread it lightly with buckwheat flour with spices added, wet chicken then roll in crushed bran cereal (beat 1 egg with 2 tablespoons of water then roll chicken in it to make your breading stick). Spray your baking pan and both sides of the Chicken, then bake it.

Hard to detect it isn’t the old fashioned pot of grease Fried Chicken!

More off the wall recommendations: a medium baked potato with skin has enough fiber to put it in the acceptable category. (Much better than whole grain pasta and whole wheat bread which almost don’t get on the fiber content chart).

Tip: Dress your skin-on-baked-potato with fat free Greek Yogurt (make your own, buy the largest store brand container of fat free yogurt, place it in a coffee filter in strainer and let it do its magic). I leave it out of the fridge for about 30 minutes, drain and refrigerate to finish removing the liquid. As good as Sour Cream!

Fiber it up with Dinner. This is a great time to have a raw Vegetable Salad since raw seems to work better. Spinach, Dark Lettuce (iceberg is mostly water) and Celery are some of the standbys.

Great Tip: Create a salad base of bite sized or smaller chopped chunks of Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celery. Mix, cover and keep refrigerated.

The BCC mix can be made into a meal by placing some in a separate bowl, add raisins, almonds, trail mix and a dressing… A great no cook Dinner.

For a different taste, add loose leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, onions and some lean Ham or boiled eggs and call it a “Chef’s” salad.

Tired of the Salad thing?

Suggestion: Invest in a good processor like VitaMix or one of those Ninja things and along with a cored unpeeled Apple, toss in enough of your BCC salad mix to make a nice Veggie Slurpee.

Tip: Raid your spice rack for flavors. Those dried spices and Garlic, Onion and Curry powder are almost calorie free but pack a punch. But you are now drinking your fiber and enjoying it!

Note: add spices to some of your home made Greek yogurt to make creamy salad dressings and dips.

Suggestion: For dinner… construct Soups with cooked dried beans as the base, adding barley, brown rice, pasta and some potatoes, onions, a carrot or two and any left over veggies. Chop a handful of spinach or kale, collards or turnip greens and add to the mix. To make things a little interesting I sometimes include chopped chilies and tomatoes.

Tip: Great tasting food is fun to eat, so you can add Celery Seeds, Garlic Powder, Curry Powder, Parsley Flakes, Ground Red Pepper or Thyme and if I’m in a Tomato mood and no fresh on hand use diced canned tomatoes or even V-8 juice at the end of cooking time (beans will never soften if tomatoes are added before they done).

This soup will be high in fiber and low in calories. In place of crackers I often make small “Corn Pones” from corn meal and “fry” them in a sprayed non stick pan (spray the tops before you turn them for a crunchy crust).

Finally one last Tip.

Thirty minutes before you go to bed, have a nice hot beverage… green tea, hot milk or what ever you like plus the other half of that Zone Bar you had for your 3 O’Clock snack. (I have to half the Zone Bars because I am on 1200 calories a day and some of the bars have 300+ calories).

Honey Grahams and hot milk are somewhat of a standby, but Ginger Snaps work as well.

Cadbury Cakes are great if you can find them… just make it a mix of a hot drink and some carbs… helps you to sleep. If you are keeping track of your calories you can be adventurous with your snacks. Most have the calorie count on the package.

Enjoy your new Healthy Fiber Diet.

Wikipedia has some good information on fiber, just do a search for Fiber wikipedia.

Having lived with type 2 diabetes for over 30 years, I have a passion to inform and educate others about this insidious disease.

With many people now being diagnosed with diabetes lying in the emergency room with a stoke or heart attack probably caused by this silent killer, it is important to reach as many as possible.

http://SugarControlDiet.com/ has articles and videos that emphasize that you can control diabetes with diet and exercise. With a little planning you can enjoy life after Diabetes.

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Diet to Control MS Will it Fight Diabete 2?

Will Dr. Terry Wahl’s diet to control her MS also fight and control Diabetes2?

Here is an excerpt from her webpage.  Link is below at the end of the article.

“Here are three simple food rules to follow to ensure you will have enough building blocks on hand for optimal function of your brain and reduced risk of excessive inflammation.

Eat 9 cups of vegetables and fruit (3 green, 3 sulfur, 3 color) to ensure you have enough B vitamins, minerals (sulfur, iodine, magnesium), antioxidants, and essential fats through food (greens, seafood, grass fed meat, game, wild fish, flax, walnuts)
Reduce food allergy risk (go gluten-free and dairy-free)
Eat organic, locally grown foods and grow more of your own

Tips to eat the Wahls Way™

Focus on greens, in smoothies, salads, chips, soups and stews.
Steam kale 30 seconds to cut the bitterness and use as a wrap for meat, chicken salad or tuna salad.
Make chicken nachos: cover corn chips with finely chopped kale, onions, and tomatoes. Top with vegan (gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free) imitation cheese shreds. Broil.
Mix kale with other leaf lettuce for salads.
Marinate kale in lime juice or vinegar and sea salt for 30 minutes to overnight to cut the bitterness and soften.
Add grated fresh ginger to kale salads to cut the bitterness.
For green smoothies, use this basic recipe: 1 cup greens, 2 cups fruit or juice, 1-2 cups ice. Be mindful of the colors! If you mix greens and purples you will end up with a brown smoothie, which may be less appealing.
Rotate through different greens, such as kale, spinach, lettuce, beet greens, mustard greens, and parsley so that you don’t eat just one kind of green.

Kale chips

Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals and is very inexpensive for the nutrition contained within. Chips are a great way to enjoy kale — even your teenagers will enjoy.

1 bunch kale (remove stems – save for smoothies)
1-2 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1-2 tsp black pepper, ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Mix seasoning with kale (it will shrink by 50%)
Add 1 to 2 tbsp walnut oil and ½ cup nutritional yeast to coat leaves
Lay leaves on dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 95 degrees overnight or bake in the oven at 250 to 300 degrees until crispy, checking every 15 minutes till crunchy.

Beet Smoothie

Beets are packed with vitamins and minerals and are very inexpensive for the nutrition contained within them. Blend the following for a refreshing smoothie.

1/2 beet (sliced or chopped)
1-2 cups orange juice
1 apple
1 cup water or iced tea
1 cup ice
Fresh ginger to taste”
http://www.terrywahls.com/eating-the-wahls-way?EID=21804181&CID=4349357