What is diabetes?
Diabetes is more than a simple disease, a lifelong condition associated with increased risk of
many serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, cancer and may cause long term
complications affecting nerves, eyes and kidneys. Several medical and nutrition systems and
institutions offer diabetes prevention measures, diabetes prevention programs, diabetes reversal
programs, diabetes reversal recipes, guides on diabetes prevention foods and more. The growing
awareness is building momentum and we would soon see large scale diabetes prevention
programs that would reach and benefit the population in large.
By making lifestyle changes you can prevent your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Most agree reversal of diabetes can be defined as the achievement of normal blood sugar levels;
HbA1c below 6.5% for an extended period of time without the use of glycemic control
medications(6). This state of reversal can be achieved by making intensive lifestyle changes,
especially with a high nutrient density (HND) diet and losing 10 to 15% of body weight using a
low calorie diet.
We examined a study; And here is what we found.
Glycemic and Cardiovascular parameters improved in type 2 diabetes with high nutrient density
(HND) diet by D.M. Dunaief, J. Fuhrman, J. L. Dunaief, G. Ying in type 2 affected US women
aged between 30-80. Glycosylated hemoglobin was around 8.2 at the initial stages. After the
introduction of a high nutrient density (HND) diet for 7 months, their (HbA1c) levels dropped
from 8.2 to 5.8, along with that, women whose blood pressure were above 148/87mm Hg
dropped drastically to 121 / 74mm Hg. This suggests that a high nutrient density (HND) diet was
effective in controlling type 2 diabetes along with reduction in blood pressure.
Toward a healthier life, healthier lifestyle.
Some of the natural diets that should be considered daily are; one large portion of green salad,
one bowl of vegetable bean soup, 1-2 ounces of raw seeds & nuts, while avoiding white flour,
sweets, oils and limiting animal products to 10% a week. Eating these foods can help you lower
cholesterol and improve health & beauty.
In his book “Eat to live” Dr.Fuhrman gives good positive vibes on controlling type 2 diabetes.
Bring back the taste in life:
To conclude, the study suggests that a high nutrient density (HND) diet can be a very effective
intervention for type 2 diabetes. Speak to a dietitian or a physician who can advise you on natural
dietary requirements and a diabetes reversal diet plan. Type 2 diabetes reversal diet plan can be
personalised for you in your journey to a healthier life; over and above sustaining the change.
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prevent, control or in some cases even reverse diabetes.
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density(HND) diet by D.M.Dunaief1, J Fuhrman, J.L. Dunaief3, G. Ying4)
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hypertension & atherosclerosis. Therapeutic implications. Cell Biochemistry & Biophysics, 49,
4) Ornish D. Intensive lifestyle changes & health reform. Lancet Oncol.2009; 10(7) :638-639.
5) Which criteria should be used to define type 2 diabetes remission after bariatric surgery? Ana
M Ramos-Levi,1 Lucio Cabrerizo,1 Pilar Matía,1 Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute,2 Antonio J Torres,2
and Miguel A Rubio1 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3616830/)