I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic (May. 2012). I have been on insulin since July, 2012. In that time I have gained 25 pounds due to the insulin and managing low (hypos) blood sugar brought on by the insulin. My goal is to follow Dr. Furhman's program to get off insulin and lose the weight it has caused me to gain. By managing my diet I can stop managing insulin and all the trouble it causes. The information provided in this book is well presented and makes sense. The science says it works, and common sense says he's right and the science is good. I plan to make this my eating plan for life.
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The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and Super Immunity and one of the country's leading experts on preventive medicine offers a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse diabetes--without drugs.
At last, a breakthrough program to combat the rising diabetes epidemic and help millions of diabetics, as well as those suffering with high blood pressure and heart disease. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation, shows you how to live a long, healthy, and happy life--disease free. He offers a complete health transformation, starting with a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratio that can be adapted for individual needs.
Dr. Fuhrman makes clear that we don't have to "control" diabetes. Patients can choose to follow better nutritional guidelines that will control it for them, even before they have lost excess weight. The end result is a medical breakthrough--a comprehensive reversal of the disease.The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes
Eat for Life
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Great information for Type 2 Diabetics
great book for diabetics thats ready to reverse it
This book is wonderful!! I am doing what this doctor says and I have lost 8lbs in two weeks and my sugar levels went from the high 200's to the highest being 131.
Awesome for Type 2 Diabetics
Been a type 2 for 21 years. Also have fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, IBS, and a few other medical things. On pills and 2 types of insulin shots. Became insulin resistant and had high blood sugars that did not respond to medicine. My blood sugar would go up if I ate a garden salad or a cup of coffee with stevia and a spot of fat free half and half non sweetened. I had become a medical mess and my Doctor was talking about an insulin pump. I started with the super immunity book but had to adjust the menu for diabetic purposes and wished Dr Fuhrman would put out a diabetic book and voila!!!!! But because of the super Immunity book, I made it through the winter without colds, flu or pneumonias which is my norm. I absolutely love veggies, fruit, beans, legumes and nuts so I was thrilled. I saw the testimonies from people and thought they must get paid to say this because it is to good to be true. If you look at the medical facts Diabetes seems uncurable. It never hurts to try especially since the diet looked healthy. Well I tried it and my blood sugars came down and my insulin got reduced to one kind. The one kind of insulin I was still on got cut to half the dose. I will honestly say even though I love those things to eat there came a day I felt I could not eat another bite of them. So I deviated from the diet for a few days but still ate healthy and did OK. I now have tons more energy. I am thrilled to say I have many days where I feel well which usually doesn't happen very often. I have lost a few pounds so far. I am on the diabetic pills and insulin that hangs on to a persons fat cells so losing any weight is a miracle. I recommend that every type 2 diabetic give this diet at least a 2 month try. It does have instructions so type 1 diabetics can also use the book and the diet. Some of the recipes sounded yukky but were yummy so I vowed to try each one at least once. Dr. Fuhrman has a great web site that has tons of helpful information from recipes to blogs for questions and encouragement. For the lowest level it is about $3.95 a month. Cheaper than most things. Good Luck and Happy Spring!!
This is one of the few...
This is one of the few good books around about how to tackle and heal diabetes - I have previously reviewed quite a few atrocious books on the subject, particularly those published by Reader´s Digest. First, I will point out a few minuses about the book. Dr. Fuhrman is not yet privy to the new research regarding cholesterol and saturated fats; both kinds of cholesterol are necessary for our bodies, and when high cholesterol is found in persons with health problems, this is because the additional cholesterol is coming to the rescue. Low cholesterol can be deadly. Also, consuming cholesterol-containing foods does not affect our blood cholesterol (see the books mentioned at the end of the review). However, the author´s lack of knowledge about these points does not affect the excellence of the book. It primarily addresses the problems endured by type 2 diabetes patients, though the author´s diet solution can also assist type 1 diabetes patients, and all others, too. Dr. Fuhrman has worked with and assisted thousands of patients to reduce their weight and eradicate their diabetes; in fact, he advises hundreds of other doctors so they too can help heal their patients of the disease, His system is based on the equation: "Your Health future (H) = Nutrients (N)/Calories (C). This means that one´s health is determined by the nutrient-per-calorie density of one´s diet, "When you eat more foods that have a high-nutrient density and fewer foods with a low-nutrient density your health will dramatically improve and your diabetes will melt away." He calls his diet "Eat to live", and I see he is the author of a book of that name. This book presents a fascinating, successful case history at the start of each chapter. The author gives precise instructions regarding reducing and completely cutting out insulin and other medications. The diet he recommends is a vegan diet, though one can eat a few non-vegan products, if desired. It is a vegetable-based diet composed mostly of "greens, beans, nuts and seeds". With this diet, there will be no highs or lows in blood sugar. The patient will be able to reduce medications in the first week, and typically by 100 % within six months. The need for insulin is eliminated, usually within the first week. The patient will gain a normal, lean body weight, a normal life span, the reversal of diabetes and prevention of diabetes-related complications. "The bottom line is this; you can get rid of your diabetes, not just `manage` it." The author informs us that following a good diet and exercise plan as a remedy should not be labelled alternative medicine. "It is simply the way all properly educated doctors should be practicing. Everything else should be called malpractice medicine." I love Dr. Fuhrman´s strict, uncompromising attitude and statements, also as regards the necessity of exercise. "Exercise is your prescription of choice." Type 2 diabetes is caused by too little exercise and too much fattening food. There is no excuse for not exercising. Time is not an excuse. "If you have time to take a shower, brush your teeth, and go to the bathroom daily, you can put aside ten minutes twice a day to exercise." Walking up flights of stairs is the very best exercise." He gives us precise, detailed instructions regarding other easy ways to exercise. He calls his diet a "nutritarian" diet and compares it to the SAD (Standard American diet) - an appropriate name! The SAD consists of foods from low-nutrient, high-calorie processed foods, animal products, dairy products, and sweets; whereas natural plants such as vegetables and beans contain thousands of protective micronutrients, such as antioxidants and phytochemicals. "When we eat a diet rich in colorful plant foods, we glean a full symphony of nutritional factors that enable better cell functions and resistance to aging and stress. "Micronutrients are nutrients that appear in trace amounts in foods but are essential for health and growth and that do not contain calories." The secret for losing weight and improving your health is not to count calories, but to focus on micronutrients. "True health lies in a high-quality diet - eating foods packed with micronutrients." He explains the difference between true hunger and toxic hunger. He is a wonderful proponent for eating a vegan diet - we must eat more foods rich in vegetable protein and less of the foods with animal protein. He has devoted several pages to the advantages of going vegan. We learn about resistant starch; this is difficult to digest, and the more resistant starch that reaches the colon undigested, the fewer calories are absorbed from that food. Calories from resistant starch are listed on the food labels, but almost 90% of those calories do not get absorbed and they do not raise blood sugar at all. Resistant starch is especially associated with one type of SCFA (short-chain fatty acids) called butyrate, which "offers a wide array of health benefits, including strong protection gainst colon cancer". It improves diabetic glucose numbers the day after it´s eaten. Beans are the very best source of resistant fibre, and the resistant starch found in beans powerfully reduces hunger. The book contains recommended menus, including really good recipes. It comprises much, much more than I have had space to mention, and I recommend it highly. It´s the best book on nutrition I´ve read for years! Additional reading: 1) "Fat and cholesterol are good for you" - Uffe Ravnskov. 2) "The great cholesterol con" - Malcolm Kendrick
Impressive and sensible book that I intend to follow.
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