Remember in the 1970’s when the first digital watches came out? I do. I got mine as a Christmas gift in 1978 it was a black Casio. It also came with a big instruction manual with the manufacturer imploring me to read it.
Unsurprisingly I initially discarded it. However, after 5 days of trying to program the damn thing it still flashed 12 o’clock. I finally opened the little booklet and programmed it within 5 minutes.
Most of us ignored the manual, just plugged it in and tried to figure out the rest. That’s why we all had the blinking 12:00 on.
Today, most new electronics now come with a quick start guide which has the most basic 4 or 5 steps to get your watch working and then anything else you needed, you could reference the detailed instruction manual. Instruction manuals are just so much more useful this way.
Well, I don’t know much about digital watches, but I do know about type 2 diabetes. I could write an entire book about obesity (oh, wait, I’m already doing that).
However, now that we’re in the ADHD age most people no longer want to read a big long book even if it could save their lives. Therefore I have made a quick start guide to reverse your type 2 diabetes!
Yes you can reverse diabetes!
Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association, for example, almost proudly proclaims this on its website.
Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But, it’s actually a great big lie. Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove.
This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something that most people already instinctively recognized to be true.
Suppose your friend is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then works hard to lose 50 pounds. He takes himself off all his medications and his blood sugars are now normal.
What would you say to him?
Probably something like “Great job.
You’re really taking care of yourself. Keep it up!” What you wouldn’t say is something like “You’re such a dirty, filthy liar. My doctor says this is a chronic and progressive disease so you must be lying ”.
It seems perfectly obvious that diabetes reversed because your friend lost all that weight. And that’s the point. The disease is reversible. We’ve known all this along. But only diet and lifestyle changes will reverse it. NOT medications.
Insulin actually makes type 2 diabetes worse!
The most important thing, of course, is to lose weight. But the diabetes medications don’t do this. Quite the contrary. Insulin, for example is notorious for causing weight gain.
Clients that came into my office for counseling would often say to me:
“John, my doctor told me the key to reversing diabetes is to lose weight yet my doctor is making me take some drugs that made gain 25 lbs!”
The truth is that insulin doesn’t help diabetes! I’ll say it again insulin doesn’t stop type 2 diabetes! Insulin reduces your blood glucose levels.
Insulin doesn’t actually treat the underlying cause of type two diabetes it only treats the result of it. It’s just like saying a patch will heal a tear in your pants. The patch makes the pants somewhat more wearable everybody knows that big gaping hole is still there underneath.
Other medications such as metformin or the DPP4 drug class are weight neutral. While this won’t make things worse but they won’t make things better either.
Since weight loss is the key to reversing type 2 diabetes, medications won’t make things better. Medications make blood sugars (the symptom) better, but not the diabetes (the actual disease).
We’ve been pretending that the symptom is the disease.We can pretend the disease is better, but that doesn’t make it true. That’s the reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes a chronic and progressive disease.
We’ve been using the wrong treatment. We’ve been prescribing drugs for a dietary disease. No wonder it doesn’t work.
So, how can you reverse your type 2 diabetes?
It’s the sugar stupid!
The key feature of type 2 diabetes and also pre-diabetes is that our bodies are full of sugar and its not just that there’s too much sugar in the blood either. That’s just scratching the surface of the problem. There’s way too much sugar in our entire bodies! That means bones, skin, hair everything…
Let’s imagine that our bodies are receptacles of sugar starting off almost empty when we’re born.
Throughout our lives we eat waaaayyyyy too much sugar. You’d be shocked how many modern foods are packed full of sugar and you didn’t even know it. Just one quarter ponder with cheese (not including the fries and a drink) has almost half of your daily recommended intake of sugar.
As we go through lives the receptacle (our bodies) begins to fill until it is completely full and overflowing with the legal drug.
As we continue to eat too much sugar our bodies have no place to put the excess sugar except our blood.
Insulin is a normal hormone produced when we eat and its job is help metabolize sugar so our cells can use it. Once it becomes overwhelmed the mechanism stops working. Our cells can no longer use the sugar in our blood. It’s literally like starving while you’re at a buffet.
But what causes this?
Back to our buffet example. Imagine you are at the Golden Coral and you just decide to pig out. Your stuff yourself to the point of throwing up.
For awhile you don’t want to eat anymore even if you feel hungry. You resist all the food around you in your kitchen. The food is there and even though you are hungry because of your experience at the Golden Coral you just don’t want to eat.
This is similar to what happens inside your body with diabetes.
It’s just like when we played Tetrus as kids. Those of us who sucked at it (hand goes up) we couldn’t get the right pieces in at the right time. The first pieces go in easily but as it gets full it gets harder and harder and requires much more effort to get the pieces right where they should be to get the system to work until finally its game over.
That’s exactly what untreated diabetes is…Game over…
When the insulin levels are unable to keep up with the increasing resistance, blood sugars rise and your doctor diagnoses you with type 2 diabetes and starts you on a pill, usually metformin.
But metformin does not get rid of the sugar. Instead, it simply takes the sugar from the blood and rams it back into the liver.
The liver doesn’t want it either, so it ships it out to all the other organs — the kidneys, the nerves, the eyes, the heart. Much of this extra sugar will also just get turned into fat.
The problem, of course, has not been solved — the receptacle is still overflowing. You’ve only moved sugar from the blood (where you could see it) into the body (where you couldn’t see it).
It’s putting a band-aid over a bullet hole. So, the very next time you eat, the exact same thing happens. Sugar comes in, spills out into the blood and you take medication to cram the sugar back into the body.
This works for a while, but eventually, the body fills up with sugar, too. Now, that same dose of medication cannot force any more sugar into the body.
So you go to your doctor. What does he do? Instead of getting rid of the toxic sugar load, he doubles the dose of the medication. If the luggage doesn’t close, the solution is to empty it out, not use more force to .
The higher dose of medication helps, but only for a time. Blood sugars go down as you force your body to gag down even more sugar. But eventually, this dose fails as well. So then your doctor gives you a second medication, then a third one and then eventually insulin injections.
Over a period of times, you went from pre-diabetes, to diabetes, to taking one medication, then two then three and then finally large doses of insulin. Here’s the thing. If you are taking more and more medications to keep your blood sugars at the same level, your diabetes is getting worse!
Even if your blood sugars get better, your diabetes is getting worse.
This is unfortunately what happens to virtually every patient. The body is already overflowing with sugar. The medications only hide the blood sugar by cramming it into the engorged body.
The diabetes looks better, since you can only see the blood sugars. Your doctor gets to pat himself on the back with the illusion that the problem has been solved. All this while you’re getting sicker and sicker.
Eventually you will require forever increasing doses of medications and despite that will still suffer with heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, kidney failure, amputations and blindness.
“Welp I did what I could time to move on to the next patient”
Imagine that you hide your kitchen garbage under the rug instead throwing it outside in the trash. You can’t see it, so you can pretend your house is clean.
It’s like when we were kids and we used to stuff the garbage can as much as we could. Eventually it would get full and stomp it down in there with our feet. Then when that stopped working maybe we’d use the bathroom trash can (I was a lazy child).
Eventually the trash began to stink–really really bad–and our mothers would order us to take care of it. Current medical treatments for diabetes are just like stomping the trash further into the can.
They don’t take care of the problem they just make look like its under control all the while the trash is still building up inside the can.
The last level
What happens when you don’t take the trash out?
The trash begins to rot right?
The same the same begins to happen to you. A person with untreated diabetes begins to rot literally from the inside out. Usually your feet are the first to go. The neurons begin to die in your toes and they start tingling. If left untreated you’ll end up losing your entire foot.
But its not just the feet…
Your eyes rot — and you go blind. Your kidneys rot — and you need dialysis. You heart rots — and you get heart attacks and heart failure. Your brain rots — and you get Alzheimers disease. Your liver rots — and you get fatty liver disease. Your legs rot — and you get diabetic foot ulcers. Your nerves rot — and you get diabetic neuropathy. No part of your body is spared.
Just like stomping the trash down into the can doesn’t stop it from rotting because it hasn’t been taken out; neither do modern medications stop your body from slowly rotting away due to excess sugar.
We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than 7 multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD, ADVANCE, VADT, ORIGIN, TECOS, ELIXA, SAVOR) failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients.
We pretended that using medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier. But it’s only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease.
How to finally take out the trash
Once we understand type 2 diabetes, then the solution becomes pretty freakin obvious. Once the trash is full then take it out! Don’t just stomp it down to feel like we’re actually doing something about it!
Here are two ways to take out the trash in your body:
1.Don’t put sugar in.
2. Burn it off.
That’s all we need to do. The best part? It’s all natural and completely free. No drugs. No sugar. No cost.
Step 1 — Stopping putting sugar in
The first step is to eliminate all sugar and refined starches from your diet. Sugar actually has little nutritional value and can therefore be eliminated. Starches are nothing more long chains of sugars.
Highly refined starches such as flour or white rice are quickly broken down by digestion into glucose. This is quickly absorbed into the blood and raises blood sugar. You probably already know that eating white bread increases blood sugars very quickly.
Doesn’t it seem apparent that we should avoid foods that raise blood sugars because they will eventually be absorbed into the body?
The problem, as eluded to earlier, As discussed earlier though must of us don’t know what foods besides the obvious to eliminate.
Step 2 — Burn it off
Fasting is a simple and quick method to force your body to burn its excess sugar and fat for energy. Glucose in the blood is the most easily accessible source of energy for the body. Fasting is merely the antithesis of eating–if you are not putting sugar into your body you are burning it off.
Since type 2 diabetes is merely excessive glucose in the body, burning it off will reverse the disease. While it may sound severe, fasting has been practiced for at least 2000 years. It is the literally the oldest diet known to man kind.
Stone tablets of Roman’s practicing fasting have been found in Italy, for example…
Here’s the bottom line:
If you don’t eat, will your blood sugars come down? Of course.
If you don’t eat, will you lose weight? Of course.
Problem solved! Someone please award me a noble prize! Oh wait there’s one little problem. You’ll die if you don’t eat…
Okay so we know we can reverse type 2 diabetes quickly if you stop eating. But since that would kill you there’s got to be a better way.
There is. If we eat the right foods at the right times we can give our bodies a chance to slowly heal from all the garbage we’ve been stomping into it for all our lives.
The truth is Type 2 diabetes is completely reversible! No drugs! No magic potions! No gimmicks! It is completely reversible with eating and drinking the right things at the right time.
A new hope has risen…
Of course neither of these things are as easy as I’ve described but there are ways to get darn close to achieving these goals. This full guide will show you exactly what to do and when to do it to reverse your type 2 diabetes.