Diabetes Nutrition ResourcesDiabetes Nutrition Resources is the most recent addition to the Hypnosis Health Info Article Library. So many people living with diabetes are being told by their physician, diabetes educator or dietician to follow old approaches to diabetes nutrition. Healthcare professionals who are keeping current on dietary guidelines for diabetes know that plant based (starch based) foods are the key to reversing and preventing diabetes in children and adults. Since 1997 I have coached people living with diabetes in making healthy plant based lifestyle changes. I still get excited when a client tells me that their MD has reduced their medication because their blood sugars are returning to a healthy normal range. If you are living with diabetes, hypnosis help is available for you.

The following is an excerpt from an article from the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Diet and Diabetes: Recipes For Success

Dietary Approaches to Diabetes

Diabetes diets typically call for portion control, carbohydrate limits and, for those who are overweight, calorie restrictions. Fortunately, there is another way. Low-fat, plant-based diets are ideal for diabetes and the conditions associated with it, such as heart disease, weight gain, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. And, they offer the nice advantage of not requiring any weighing or measuring of portions. Going hungry is not necessary!

The old approach had us cutting down on carbohydrates. It’s true that overly processed carbohydrates—those made with sugar or white flour, for example—are poor choices. However, delicious unprocessed or minimally-processed foods, such as potatoes, rice, oats, beans, pasta, fruit, and vegetables, were the main part of the diet in countries where people were traditionally fit and trim and where diabetes was rare. Unfortunately, highly processed carbohydrates and affordable meat and cheese dishes have moved in, and now we have a worldwide type 2 diabetes epidemic.

A low-fat vegetarian approach recognizes that whole-food carbohydrates are fine; it’s the fat in our diets that is the problem. New information suggests that fat in animal products and oils interferes with insulin’s ability to move glucose into the cells. Eating less fat reduces body fat. Less body fat allows insulin to do its job. However, choosing skinless chicken, skim milk and baked fish is not enough of a change for most people to beat diabetes.

The new approach eliminates fatty foods and animal protein, such as meats, dairy products, and oils, and offers unlimited grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. One study found that 21 of 23 patients on oral medications and 13 of 17 patients on insulin were able to get off of their medications after 26 days on a near-vegetarian diet and exercise program. During two- and three-year follow-ups, most people with diabetes treated with this regimen have retained their gains. The dietary changes are simple, but profound, and they work.

Read Diet and Diabetes: Recipes For Success

Giving up the chicken, fish, beef, pork and dairy, (the foods that make you fat and sick) requires a major lifestyle change. I know that having grown up on a dairy farm and loving my cheese and ice cream I certainly didn’t think that I could make such a radical shift in my food choices. But, with hypnosis help, I easily made the change to a plant based (starch based) lifestyle. I no longer concern myself with blood sugar or my blood pressure and now I have the liberty of health and wellness which makes it even easier to enjoy eating foods that my body needs to be healthy!

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