Plant-Based Diet vs ADA Diet for Diabetes
Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes not only damages one's health, it also shortens life expectancy. Excess weight is a major contributing factor for type 2 diabetes. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this illness, your doctor most likely started you on diabetic medications. Although these drugs lower blood sugars, they increase the risk of heart failure, heart attacks and bone fractures. Instead of just managing your diabetes for the remainder of your life by treating the symptoms of the disease, wouldn't you much rather eliminate it by treating the cause?
Dr. Michael Greger's video below addresses how a whole-food, plant-based diet can reverse diabetes in the same manner that it does for heart disease. He states, "You put 20 diabetics, for example, on even a near-vegetarian diet, and in 16 days, half don't need even need their insulin any more, and those who do are on half the dose. And that's after only about 2 weeks."
Dr. Greger highlights a randomized, controlled clinical trial that compared the official American Diabetes Association (ADA) diabetic diet versus a whole-food, plant-based vegan diet. The results showed the ADA diet "slowed the progression of disease, such that their diabetes was just a tiny bit worse at the end of the study period, but on the vegan diet, their diabetes actually got significantly better." Dr. Greger concludes, "Just think how many lives a vegan diet could save, how many lives, eyes, kidneys, feet, and families."
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(1) Watch Jacquie's emotional testimony (one of the Engine 2 Immersion - Whole Foods Market participants) of how she reduced and even eliminated a few of her diabetic drugs after eating whole plant foods for only four days: Jacquie Has Type II Diabetes Reversal