A lot of people look shocked when I tell them diabetes is reversible. I am saddened that our mindset is still stuck 20 years in the past. And I am here to dispel those notions. Diabetes is very much reversible. It is not a 100% guarantee, depends on how long you've had it and how bad you've had it before you come to us.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who is on our advisory board has been reversing diabetes in USA for close to 30 years. I have met many other doctors reversing diabetes successfully. But still this news is shocking to most.
In the video above I discuss some recent studies and other facts on diabetes reversal.
Here is a transcript of the video :
There has always been debate about whether diabetes is reversible.
Well recent clinical trials have proven that Diabetes can be reversed;
And through food alone.
In a study published this year, in the Lancet - the world’s premier medical journal,
almost half of participants achieved return to a non-diabetic state and off diabetic drugs.
This study, called the DiRECT study was conducted at 49 medical centers in England and Scotland. This is classified as a “Gold Standard study” because of the size and scope of this study.
So let me tell you what happened.
Diabetics were given a diet to bring about weight loss.
On average they were 50 years old and over 300 people participated.
In the group which achieved the desired weight loss,
86% became non-diabetic.
Can you believe it, 86%.
What this study interpreted is that diabetes reversal is a practical target.
Today, there are doctors in USA who have diabetes reversal clinics and thousands of patients who have already reversed their diabetes. And we are bringing these same proven techniques, to you in India.
Here is a patient who went from 160 units of insulin, and out of control, to 34 units of insulin, in just 96 hours. How? It was only food!
We expect him to be off insulin within 4-6 weeks, and this is a man who has been taking insulin for 10 years.
So as you can see, diabetes is reversible. Both in clinical studies and in the graph shown
you can see diabetes can be reversed.
The way to do it is to eat a scientifically based nutrition program. You need to bring your glucose in control and eat natural foods that promote weight loss.
There are lots of books on this and certainly it would be very hard to explain in just one video.
So stay tuned for more videos.
If you live in Delhi NCR you can come in to our center or simply subscribe to our meal plan and start reversing your diabetes like this person.
THE SCIENCE OF DIABETES REVERSAL
Diabetes has grown 10 fold in the last 40 years. Why is this ?
I have examined our diet and these are some key observations I have found:
By far the biggest challenge with Indian diet is that people are eating too many carbohydrates.
Our food is made up of fat protein and carbohydrates and Indians are typically eating way too much of carbohydrates.
Let me give you an example. Aloo Is a carbohydrate, Wheat or gehu is a carbohydrate, and all our daal's and lentils are carbohydrates. So if you are having a dinner with aloo ki subji, daal and roti; all you are having is carbohydrate. Completely.
Very very often we are having at least one daal and one rice or roti. So it is very normal for 2/3 of our meal to be carbohydrates.
And let’s face it we all love aloo
if you want to reduce your carbohydrate intake you can add some spinach to your daal or lauki to your daal. Instead of normal rice consider cauliflower rice. The other thing you should do is to try to add green vegetables to every meal Replace the aloo with a non-starchy vegetable Eat Gobi, patta gobi, eat spinach, eat karela eat baingan, eat bhindi. Why? because starch is also a carbohydrate.
The other culprit in our standard indian diet is fat.
Contrary to many opinions who will talk about eating lowfat or no fat, our bodies need fat. We need fat to survive, we need fat to lubricate our joints, we need fat for our nervous system. However today we are eating all types of fats and many of them are really really bad fats.
In many restaurants the food is constantly reheated. This leads to the creation of trans fats, something which is foreign to our body and we get swelling at a genetic level. Ok, you get swelling at a genetic, DNA level.
There is also something to be said about the quality of fat. When you open a package of packaged foods, like potato chips or Bujia The quality of the fat is really very poor. Together with the fact that most of us don’t exercise enough the accumulation of these bad quality ingredients is harmful to our body. These bad fats are called transfats and saturated fats.
Finally let me talk about raw vegetables.
See in most of our ingredients the vitamins the phytochemicals are at their maximum in the uncooked form. But today most of us barely eat enough salad. You should be eating 250 g of raw vegetables a day but most of us are barely over 50 g. Due to this we are getting a shortage of phytochemicals and fiber in our diet.
So these are some of the reasons why people are falling sick.
What can you do to avoid getting sick and how can this video help you.
1. Try to eat all types of vegetables.
2. Try to eat dark colored vegetables, they get their color because they’re rich with something good for you.
3. Minimize the consumption of starchy vegetables. Starch is carbohydrates and we are eating too many carbs. Cut or eliminate potato.
4. Eat some salad every day; this will add up.
5. Have some fresh juice every day specially vegetable juices; this is in addition to your salad.
6. Avoid packaged foods. we can teach you how to make snacks right here.
Just following this a few simple steps and doing them every day will bring a permanent change in your body
Following these 6 steps will help you avoid diabetes
Junior Gupta is the founder & Chief Research Officer of Cure My Diabetes. He has spent over 8 years of research of food, nutrition and diseases.