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6 Worst Foods for Diabetes

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English: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, May 2011

English: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, May 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, Dr. Fuhrman says eating these six foods can worsen your condition.

  1. Added Sugars
  2. Refined Rice or Flour
  3. Fried Foods
  4. Trans-Fats
  5. Red Meats
  6. Whole Eggs

These foods are the more common foods in the Standard American Diet (SAD).

Joel Fuhrman’s Call To Action – Eating Healthy Foods

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

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“More than 90 percent of my Type II diabetics are able to discontinue their insulin within the first month. More than 80 percent of my chronic headache and migraine sufferers recover without medication, after years of looking for relief with various physicians, including headache specialists.” – Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Yesterday I showed a video of Dr. Fuhrman about health. Today read his words on how you can help improve your health. He has seen results in his medical career. You too can be healthy. The news media wants us to believe we need drugs and we get sick when we get old. This is not true. We get sick because we take too many drugs and because we are eating the wrong foods.

Red Meat Increases the Risk of Diabetes!

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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) published a study that shows the increased consumption of red meat increases the risk of diabetes. The study was conducted by the American Medical Association. Decreasing red meat intake lowered weight gain and lowered the risk of diabetes. It’s not just sugar that raises your risk of diabetes! Also remember the so called “White Meat” is about 85% the same fat as red meat. Eating a diet of increased white meat may not be the solution either.

Are Eggs Harmful to your Health?

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Eggs of a Quail (Coturnix sp.), in comparison ...

Eggs of a Quail (Coturnix sp.), in comparison to a chicken’s egg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The following is breaking news from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and is a most read for everyone:

Eggs Harmful to Health

Eggs increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new meta-analysis published in Atherosclerosis. Researchers reviewed 14 studies and found that those who consumed the most eggs had a 19 and 68 percent increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, respectively, compared with those who ate the fewest eggs. For those who already had diabetes, the risk for developing heart disease from eating the most eggs jumped to 83 percent.

Li Y, Zhou C, Zhou X, Li L. Egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes: A meta-analysis. Atherosclerosis. Published ahead of print April 17, 2013.

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How well do diabetics hear?

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English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2...

English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2000 (per 1000 inhabitants). World average was 28.23‰. no data less than 7.5 7.5-15 15-22.5 22.5-30 30-37.5 37.5-45 45-52.5 52.5-60 60-67.5 67.5-75 75-82.5 more than 82.5 Note: I interpreted France in the data as including the overseas departments of Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana as they are integral parts of France. China includes the SARs of Hong Kong and Macao. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are diabetic have your hearing checked often. A new study shows diabetics are twice as likely to have hearing loss as non diabetics. Diabetes is a horrible disease that affects so many Americans but we can fight it and even reverse it with diet and exercise.

The 100 Million Diabetic Problem in America!

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol ...

English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neal Bernard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), spoke at TEDxFremont conference recently. This horrible disease puts us at risk of amputations, heart disease and blindness. What is worse, Neal says, is that we are exporting this disease overseas. The truth is diabetes has never gotten better! With all our medicines and medical procedures it continues to grow and claim more American lives. He says glucose is needed in each of our muscle cells but to get in, it needs a key! If the lock is blocked, the key won’t work. What is blocking these locks? It’s FAT! That is what diabetes is, the lack of the cell’s ability to get glucose because the locks governing it are blocked by fat. Dr Bernard speaks of one participant in a study he did that changed his diet from fatty foods to fruits, vegetables, carbs, etc but no meat or oils. Soon this person’s diabetes disappeared! His erectile dysfunction disappeared as well. Can it be that simple? YES YES YES Change your diet and live a healthy life. Watch this 18 minute video by Dr Bernard and understand how to defeat the killer we call diabetes! Another fact is Americans eat more than 1 million animals per hour! No wonder we have a diabetes epidemic. Diabetes is reversible, if you have it please watch these 18 minutes.

Low Fat Diets and Type 1 Diabetes

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), says Harvard Medical School Joslin Diabetes Center found that patients suffering from type 1 diabetes have higher blood sugar levels after digesting a high fat meal. We typically think of diabetes and lowering carbohydrates but we should also control fat. Low fat vegan diets have helped type 2 diabetes patients and now may also help type 1 diabetes.

How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol ...

English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answers says that exercise and diet can prevent type 2 diabetes. Yesterday I wrote on how important exercise and diet is to health. Here is more information showing positive results on staying healthy and avoiding diabetes. We are not forced to have poor health, it is our choice. Everyday we make decisions on exercise, diet, thinking, etc that affects our cells and can affect our health. Change who you are and start living a healthier lifestyle. This use to be an adult disease but now more and more kids are getting it. As a nation we are making poor decisions about our health.

One Chronic Illness Can Lead to Others

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Dr. Ian Wood discusses the epigenetic role in chronic diseases. He gives as an example that a diabetic is much more prone to cardiovascular disease than a non diabetic. Checking the blood of both groups shows that the diabetics have larger blood cells than the non diabetics. This therefore can’t be a genetic cause but must be acquired after diabetes is present. He says epigenetic marks are a code or language that they are beginning to understand. They are beginning to understand different letters that make up words that are a message to the cell. This is complex and will take a while to understand fully. Unfortunately he sees the result being the development of more drugs instead of understanding the environmental changes that caused the epigenetic triggers in the first place. If we understood that we could help a person change their diet and lifestyle without drugs.

Scientists say Diabetes lies in the Intersection between the Environment and the Gene

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The Health Living Magazine talks about diabetes as being caused by epigenetics but also triggering other epigenetic actions. Diabetes is a complex disease but it now appears it is related to our environment (diet, thought and beliefs). Epigenetics is far too complicated for us to totally understand or appreciate but some combination of epigenetic triggers can cause diabetes. Once the disease takes hold, it then triggers others epigenetic actions. Scientists believe that the key to this disease and others is in the intersection between the environment and the genes.

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