How To Lower Blood Sugar And Reverse Your Diabetes

How To Lower Blood Sugar And Reverse Your Diabetes

August 14, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Did you know that following the
guidelines of the American Diabetes
Association will give you diabetes? Stay
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I have so many patients asking me what
am I supposed to eat? I read this article
and I went on this website and I talked
to my doctor and they all told me to eat
low-fat and high carb and and I’m
pre-diabetic what do I do and it’s
really really tragic that still in this
day and age the physiological principles
are so definitely established we know
exactly the mechanism and yet the
official guidelines are in direct
opposition to what gets you healthy
there’s a great book called the Schwartz
pine principle it’s a medical doctor was
allowed herself to think for herself and
she found that if she had pre-diabetic
patients and she gave them low-fat
high-carb diets they developed diabetes
every time and then she thought about it
and she turned it around and she gave
them low carb and high fats and high
protein and they reversed the diabetes
this has been established since 1850
even before we knew what insulin was or
how it worked
they knew that you reverse diabetes with
low carb you lose weight with low carb
no doubt about it and then we figured
out how insulin works that insulin is a
storage hormone that insulin develops an
insulin resistance which pre-diabetes is
develops only in response to sugar
carbohydrates and yet to this day we
hear that we’re supposed to eat low fat
and high carb
so we’ve developed this fear of fat that
totally deprived us of any logical
thinking we’re so afraid of this fat
that whatever it takes just eat low fat
because after all it can’t be good can
it but yeah I hear what you’re saying
but that it just can’t be good and yet
there is no scientific evidence ever
that a high quality fat causes any kind
of disease yes
trans fats processed vegetable fats
vegetable oils corn oils full of toxins
because of the processing those are not
good fats good fats are butter
extra-virgin olive oil coconut oil
natural fat they will not harm you
here’s something to understand though
insulin is a storage hormone so whenever
you eat sugar or carbs your body
produces insulin insulin takes the sugar
out of the blood and puts it into the
cell the cell uses what it can but it
can’t use a whole lot so it converts the
rest of that into fat and then once your
eat more sugar and your insulin stays
high now that insulin tells that cell to
hold on to the fats as long as you have
high insulin there’s no way for your
body to retrieve that fat and use it for
energy so what your body is supposed to
do is to have a balance between fat
storing and fat burning but when your
insulin is high the prevalence is to
store the fat store the fat to store the
fat and then of course you get hungry
because you have no access to that
energy
now here’s a little trick that you kind
of have to keep in mind that even though
fat is good and carbs are bad you can’t
eat carbs and fat at the same time
because eating the carbs will store fat
and keep you from retrieving the fat so
it’s okay to add in a little bit of fat
while you learn to eat less carbs but
you can’t keep eating more of those
because the carbs are still going to
store that fat so what you want to do
again you reduce the carbs over a period
of time and everyone is different so I
don’t know what it’s gonna be for you to
reduce that insulin resistance but a
great weight great thing to measure is
your a1c measure it reduce your carbs
see what happens as you get closer to
5.0 your insulin resistance goes down
and then you can eat as much healthy fat
as you want and not only will you not
gain weight you will also not develop
diabetes if you’re pre-diabetic you will
reverse it and that is the only way
insulin resistance is pre-diabetes it is
triggered by sugar and carbs so some
people think yeah yeah yeah I don’t eat
any sugar and they think it means
they’re not eating these little white
cubes or they’re not spooning sugar out
of the bag to eat but any carbohydrate
will trigger insulin and bread is just
one step away from sugar sugar is
already sugar bread is just ten minutes
away from sugar once you eat it and you
start digesting it it turns into sugar
and it’s going to trigger insulin so it
doesn’t matter if it is brown rice or
whole grain bread while those are while
whole grain is better
and white toast it is still a
carbohydrate it is still something that
if your insulin resistance or if you
want to avoid insulin resistance then
you can’t go that way
you cannot eat a whole lot of grains
some people can get away with it
they’re lucky there we’re not all all
the same
so what carbs do is they increase your
blood sugar fat does not stimulate your
blood sugar there may be a point or two
but it does not create a lot of
volatility in your blood sugar so if you
want to run the test the reason I
mentioned that a 1 C is that it’s a
long-term measure of your blood sugar
whenever you have sugar in the blood
some of it gets stuck on your red blood
cells so what they measure is hemoglobin
a1c it measures how much of that sugar
gets stuck over a period of time and
since the red blood cell lives about
three to four months the a1c gives you a
really good average of how much sugar
was in your blood over a three to four
month period once you start cutting back
and if you measure after a month then
you might have come down a little bit
and your real improvement is bigger than
it shows because some of that sugar was
already stuck in the first two months so
you can measure it it’s an inexpensive
test but I would probably suggest you
measure it every couple of months and if
you can drop a tenth or two every every
couple of months you’re doing really
well so how do you know if your insulin
resistance what what are some of the
signs and symptoms if you will when one
one classic sign is if you get tired
after eating a meal it’s because your
body can’t process it properly and the
blood sugar shoots up and then your body
expends a lot of energy converting that
blood sugar in
to triglycerides or fat so that’s one
thing but you can have many different
presentations and a lot of people have
what we call a rollercoaster blood sugar
so one other thing is irritability or
the inability to go for several hours
without a meal your body is designed to
create level blood sugar and when you
don’t eat it has mechanisms to maintain
blood sugar from stores of fats and
glycogen but if your body can’t do that
if you get irritable if you get hungry
if you get lightheaded if you get
headaches if you feel like you have to
eat something every two to three hours
then you probably have insulin
resistance along with hypoglycemia
because you’ve taught your body to rely
on sugar or carbohydrates for energy
relying on sugar you increase your
insulin levels and now you can’t pull
energy out of your fat stores so your
body doesn’t have a backup for energy
and that’s why you have to keep putting
all that food all those snacks primarily
sugar and carbs because that’s what your
body has learned to live off so now you
depend on it your body is gonna protest
a little bit anytime that it’s used to
once it has a habit once it depends on
something it’s not going to give it up
without a little bit of a fight but it’s
not as bad as you think so what you want
to start with is increasing fat and
protein move away from the carbs
gradually and before you know it you’ll
find that you have a little bit more
stability and then you can come back
further and you increase the fats and a
healthy person you should be able to go
six to eight hours without fainting or
irritability or anything like that your
physiology is the same as your ancestors
and they did not wake up to toast and
tea they did not have a breakfast buffet
they went out hunter-gatherer tribes to
this day they have to go out and
something and catch something before
they can eat and that’s what your
Physiol physiology is adapted to we feed
our pets once or twice a day we don’t
feed them every two hours because
they’re adapted to to their food supply
and in nature it works even better
because they don’t eat things out of a
can that’s how it works with the food
and if you hear someone say anything
different they really are not very well
informed there are things that we can
discuss there’s things that are a little
bit controversial this is not
controversial anymore
so take the time and read a couple of
good books find find some books that
actually talk about the principles and
explain the physiology if you want to
know more you can stay tuned to this and
we’ll come back to these topics and talk
more about it but one other thing that
you want to keep in mind to reduce
insulin resistance is exercise and we’re
not talking exercise to burn calories
and lose weight we’re talking about
activating the body making your muscles
do work makes them more sensitive to
insulin there is a physiological change
in the receptors there’s something
called a glute 4 receptor on the muscle
and when you start using that muscle it
will take more blood sugar in with less
insulin so insulin resistance is what
we’ve been talking about all the time
insulin sensitivity is the opposite of
that so exercise will make your muscles
more sensitive so they will take that
blood sugar they’ll burn that energy
without the insulin so you want to cut
your carbs reduce your carbs and your
sugar you start with the worst ones the
what we call the white trash the white
flour the white sugar anything processed
that is completely devoid of nutrients
but then you follow through
and you reduce the what they call
quality carbs that still are not a good
human food we’ve been told for so long
that carbs are necessary carbs are
glucose is what your brain runs on well
it doesn’t work like that your body can
make glucose from all sorts of things
and in the absence of glucose your body
will prefer something called ketone
bodies which is what you have every
morning when you wake up or after a fast
or a period of starvation we’re very
well adapted to using things besides
glucose they tell you that carbs are
necessary that is not a fact there are
essential fatty acids fat there are
essential amino acids from protein there
is no such thing as essential
carbohydrates that is a myth and a lie
you can live for years and years without
a single gram of carbohydrate and you
will do really well and you would not
develop diabetes or heart disease or
anything like that
ask the Eskimos they do it all the time
and if you are worried about eating zero
carbs then you don’t have to worry
because everything almost has a little
bit of carbs when you eat your spinach
and your lettuce and your carrots and
your cauliflower and your broccoli and
your kale they all have carbohydrates
it’s just the best form of carbohydrate
because it’s not a grain it’s fibrous
and water rich so it’s absorbed almost
infinitely slow it has virtually no
impact on insulin that’s why those carbs
are they have close to a zero glycemic
index
so to sum it up what do we eat you cut
back the sugar first you cut back grain
second you eat as much vegetables as you
like you eat as much healthy fats from
avocado and nuts and healthy oils and
fats like we mentioned the butter olive
oil coconut oil and you eat a moderate
amount of protein and you get the best
quality protein that you can you want if
you want to eat an animal which I’m all
for in moderation make sure it lived
like an animal supposed to live animals
were supposed to live in the wild they
eat grass they have a healthy life that
he have lean bodies and they have a very
develop a very healthy fat ratio omega-6
to omega-3 the animal was healthy then
it is healthy for you to eat it as long
as you have a good digestive system so
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