Normal Blood Sugar Levels
Several members of my family have diabetes, so I know that being diagnosed with diabetes can be scary.
Although it’s a chronic condition that can be controlled or even reversed by making proper dietary changes and lifestyle adjustments, if untreated, diabetes leads to many potentially life-threatening conditions.
No wonder you may be feeling surprised or even scared.
Fortunately, with the right information, positive attitude and a can-do approach, you can bring down your blood sugar levels back to normal, and reverse diabetes, even if you are currently on medication.
The first step, however, is getting educated about the subject.
Download my free ebook where I outline the strategies for getting your blood sugar levels back to normal!
Also, read the articles that I have on this website that are intended to steer you in the right direction.
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Are you wondering about the normal blood sugar ranges? Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes? Or perhaps someone in your family or a close friend have just found out that he or she diabetic? Are you feeling surprised or scared? This is a completely normal reaction when facing something we are not familiar with, so the best solution is to get educated about the subject.read more
"I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I know I should be eating a healthy diet, but what does that mean exactly? What is the diabetes diet plan that I should follow?"
There can certainly be a diabetes diet plan that can be created based on the recommendations that you’ll find on this website, specifically for people with type 2 diabetes.
I’m sure that there are plenty of plans for diabetics (as well as for weight loss, allergies, and other disorders) that give specific instructions and recipes of what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will get a list of recipes with exact portion sizes, or proportions of various foods that you can be eating in one meal. You will be counting carbs, calories, or both.
Personally, I wouldn’t be able to follow such a plan. It would be too complicated, too much work, and I would probably give it up after a couple of days.
So, I want to make it easy for you. read more
If you are a diabetic with high blood sugar levels and excess weight and your excuse for not losing the weight is because you don't have enough time during the day to work out, here is one solution for you that will take this excuse out of the equation. If you spend hours at your desk checking emails, answering letters, typing proposals, browsing the internet, etc., then you may want to look into setting up a "walking desk" in your office or home. Certainly you will need to get used to working at the treadmill workstation. You need to be walking at a slow to moderate pace, at about one mile an hour, which is a little more than one step a second. Once you get the hang of it, you will not even notice it as you will keep burning those calories!read more
Going Against the Grain: How Reducing and Avoiding Grains Can Revitalize Your Health and Reduce Your Blood Sugar Levels
Refined grains, such as pastas, breads, rolls, bagels, muffins, and most cereals, form the foundation of most American's diets. By filling up on these food items, we set ourselves up for chronic degenerative diseases, such as heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Although the US government - with the food pyramid - keeps promoting a high intake of grains (such as pastas, breads, and cereals), following this route actually sets many people up for serious health problems. The grains are so pervasive, most of us are eating them in different forms at almost every meal. We are eating them way too often and we are eating way too much of them, to the point that most of us cannot imagine our life without grains. If you believe that grains (whether processed or whole) are good for you, as most people do, the information you'll read in "Going Against the Grain" will turn your belief system upside down.read more
To keep your blood sugar levels in the normal range and be free of disease, you should be eating fewer grains. And many of us should be eating no grains at all. Here is one easy diabetic recipe for zucchini noodles. Although the US government - with the food pyramid - keeps promoting a high intake of grains (such as pastas, breads, and cereals), following this route actually sets many people up for serious health problems...read more
When was the last time you had a bunch of kale or dandelion greens? How about collard greens or bok choy? Parsley? Beet greens? Anyone? For optimum health we should be regularly eating large quantities of leafy greens. If you are a diabetic and you need a scientific proof that leafy greens are good for you - here you are - read this article and start eating those greens! (If you don't like to read scientific research, watch this documentary - "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" - that talks about the power of green juices for healing and weight loss). Green smoothies are simply blended drinks made with fruits and greens. They can also be made from vegetables and greens, with only a small addition of fruit or other sweetener.read more
Have you heard of the movie "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead"? It's a documentary that chronicles Joe Cross' personal mission to regain his health by drinking green juices while traveling across America, with his Breville juicer, and inspiring others to do the same. The film clearly demonstrates how powerful and effective a juice fast can be to one's health. Although the idea of drinking only raw juice for the entire 60 days may not be your "cup of tea" (or should I say "glass of juice"), nevertheless I always find it inspiring watching the power of natural foods and benefits of removing all the junk foods from our menus could do for us.read more
Bitter melon is the edible fruit of the plant Momordica Charantia. It grows in tropical and subtropical climates, and it can be found in many Asian grocery stores. As its name suggests, the fruit tastes very bitter. It's also available in liquid extract and capsule forms. Here is one more reason to include bitter melon in your diet! Read this research on Bitter Melon and Diabetes.read more
A study published in the British Medical Journal demonstrated that cruciferous greens, such as kale and cabbage, provide strong protection against the risk of diabetes and help bring blood sugar levels back to normal. People who regularly consumed large quantities of leafy greens were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people who didn’t. Even increasing the consumption by a one and a half servings per day was found to reduce the risk of becoming a diabetic by 14% percent.read more
Most people believe that type 1 diabetes cannot be reversed in any way, and usually that is the case. Here is an interesting video for you to watch that proves that it may be possible to reverse type 1 diabetes with diet. Dr. Tyson reverses his Type 1 diabetes with DIET!read more
In the largest study of it kind to establish a link between sleep and diabetes, researchers found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease. Lack of sufficient sleep or poor sleep quality is also a contributing factor to weight gain, as your appetite is stimulated, so you want more food. The findings, published in the June issue of Diabetes Care, suggest that poor sleep may contribute to worse outcomes in people with diabetes.read more
Food is controversial subject, because it is so personal and so culturally influenced. Whether or not to consume animal protein seems to stir particularly strong controversy, the question being "to eat or not to eat animal protein?" There are many issues here, but of course, let's focus here on the diabetic patient and foods to eat for diabetics. What I want you to be aware of is that there is a prevailing body of evidence that shows that consuming excessive amounts animal foods is contributing to poor health of entire populations.read more