Could one simple trick or change be the secret to reversing type 2 diabetes?
If you are anything like me, you are sick and tired of these “too good to be true” headlines. Am I right? In today’s video, I talk about an actual simple “trick” that could very well prove to be the “secret” to reversing type 2 diabetes.
I have been doing research and one of the books I have been using is How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD. Chapter 6 of the book is simply titled, How Not to Die from Diabetes. The chapter is fairly short—26 pages long—but it covers a wide range of diabetes issues including the “secret” to reversing type 2 diabetes.
There really is no secret. Plant-based diets have long proven to be a very effective way to “fix” a lot of physical ailments including type 2 diabetes.
The only real secret is how to switch from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a plant-based diet filled with fruits and vegetables.
Because the SAD diet is so deeply ingrained, embedded, if you will, within us, it can be super difficult to change to a plant-based diet.
For me, the secret is slowly adding in fruits and vegetables. I already enjoy most of them, so that part isn’t difficult. What is difficult is cutting out most of the sweets and fats that are a big part of my diet. This is the area I have to work on the hardest.
I am a big “meat and potato” girl. Cutting down on meat is a huge thing for me. I grew up on a farm. We lived on meat. While it seems like it would be easy to do this, having lived with meat as a big part of my diet for 50+ years, cutting it out or even reducing the amount of meat I eat is going to be tricky.
I am not saying that cutting meat out entirely is the key, I believe that there is something to clean vegetarian-style eating.
I hope you like the video today. I talk more about the “secret” of plant-based eating.
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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 thoughts on “Could this simple trick be the secret to reversing type 2 diabetes?”
I have type 1 diabetes – have had it for the last 19 years and recently I decided that I was going to do this exact thing. Cut out most of the toxic foods that I put in my body and replacing them with fresh and organic alternatives. It’s been hard especially since I’m not really a big vegetable fan, fruits I can eat, but vegetables I can only tolerate carrots. Are frozen veggies and fruits good for a diabetic? And also, what do you think of a similar diet but with fruits and veggies blended?
Hi Stephanie and welcome back. I know that there are some major differences in the types of diabetes. I do believe that eating healthier foods is good for everyone. LOL… Carrots are one veggie I do not care for. Although I love them when cooked with potatoes and roast beef.
I have learned that frozen vegetables are healthy. The process used in flash-freezing them allows them to retain their nutrients.
I blend most of my fruits and add spinach or Kale. I can’t even taste them (very much)! I do like fresh spinach leaves though. The kale… not so much. But seriously, when it is blended with blueberries and strawberries, you can’t taste it much.
I will be writing a post soon about superfood drinks that I make. You might enjoy it.
To our health,