Type 2 Diabetes: Can You Cure It? | The Feel Great SystemMar 25, 2022
Diabetes is rising at an alarming rate. The latest estimates say that of the adults living with diabetes around the world, almost half (44.7%) are as yet undiagnosed. Cases of type 2 diabetes among children more than doubled during the last 24 months.
According to Diabetes Canada, "type 2 diabetes causes 1 in 10 deaths" and they report "there is a new diagnoses every three minutes". The standard recommendations for decreasing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes involves making lifestyles changes. Eating healthy, moving more, and losing weight if you are overweight, these are the most effective things you can do to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Can a person be "cured" of type 2 diabetes?
In the below video, Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think.
Dr. Hallberg's philosophy and dietary recommendations for type 2 diabetes is in alignment with The Feel Great System metabolic health program. Here are a few key points she made in this her video:
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines state that there is inconclusive evidence to recommend a specific carbohydrate limit. However, the guidelines also go on to state what we know; carbohydrate intake is the biggest predictor of glucose levels and the need for medication. In fact, they also advise that if you are on certain meds you MUST eat carbs so you won’t get low blood sugars. Or, I would just recommend restricting the carbs to make all those meds and side effects unnecessary. Seriously, so it is: eat carbs, take meds, then eat more carbs so the meds don’t make your blood sugar low. HUH? Please, think about that vicious cycle for a moment. That is really crazy. Even worse is that nowhere in the ADA guidelines is the goal of reversing type 2 diabetes. This needs to be changed. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in many or most if we start early enough. Not only do we need to let people know this, we have to start giving them practical advice so that they can DO this.
Consider carbs. First, here is a shocker… we don’t need them.16 Seriously, our minimum daily requirement for carbs is zero. We have essential amino acids (proteins) and essential fatty acids, but nope, no essential carb. Now of course, that does not mean we don’t eat them, we just don’t need them. A nutrient is essential if we can’t produce it from something else, and it is required by our body to function. We can produce glucose and plenty of it; we do this all the time, it is called gluconeogenesis.
So, what does this look like? How can you possibly eat this way? First, let me tell you what it is not. It is not zero-carb eating. This is a big criticism of low-carb that is so frustrating. Low carb is not zero carb.
Second, if we cut carbs what do we put in? There are only three macronutrients classes for food. So, if one goes down, one has to go up. Well, my patients eat fat, and a lot of it. What? What happens when you eat fat? Well, you are happy for one, because fat tastes great and is incredibly satisfying. Most people don’t even realize this because we have been so programmed to be fat-phobic. Also, remember, fat is the macronutrient that keeps our glucose down.
Modern Food Environment & Busy Lifestyle
We’re all living busy lives! Our to-do lists are already full. So when it comes down to taking care of our health - willpower is not enough. With so many roadblocks getting in the way of our health goals, we need high-quality support.
This is where The Feel Great System comes in! As it can smooth the glucose release in our body. That results in lower insulin levels throughout our day and overall feeling better. As we feel better, we want to eat better and be more physically active.
Between reducing unhealthy insulin levels, eating healthier and increasing our physical activity we can be our best selves - then everything in our life is better! Our health can improve measurably!
For more articles about type 2 diabetes visit:
- How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
- Insulin Resistance: Most Undiagnosed Conditions in the World
- Modern Food Environment Causing Diabetes Crisis
- Type 2 Diabetes Story - Marylin Diabetic Neuropathy