After gaining over seventy pounds of fat, I ended up with type II diabetes. I wanted to become healthy without taking medication and I wanted to get to the source of the problem. Like everyone who reads about blood sugar issues, especially lowering blood sugar, we are all often told that we should eat more meat and vegetables and lower our carbohydrate intake. For many of us this works, but what it doesn’t do is repair the mechanism that causes insulin insensitivity. I think that this is a very common bit of health advice that science has later proven wrong and in this article we will dig into why that advice isn’t the best advice.
Bread was out, sugar was out, vegetables and animal flesh were in. I lost around thirty pounds and I was able to control my blood sugar with diet alone. That sounds so perfect right? Actually, things were pretty good but one problem lingered. I spoke about mechanism earlier and I would like to explain that now. When it comes to type II diabetes, it is a lifestyle disease with some hereditary elements but for the most part people become diabetic when their cells are not able to efficiently process glucose and insulin. This is why we use the term insulin insensitivity because insulin is what helps glucose travel to and through the cells. A low carbohydrates elements glucose but the saturated fat of that diet increased insulin insensitivity, something that was never told to diabetics. So many of us ate our meat and veggies and had a faux win against diabetes because we still had the mechanism, just not the trigger– the trigger being simple carbohydrates in our diet.
We only had a fake recovery from diabetes when an authentic reversal is when our cells repair and insulin can easily transport glucose.