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  • kenscircus created a new blog post, My Diabetes Confession
      On Sunday, June 17, 2018 I gave a talk at the ATX Alive potluck meeting titled, "My Type-1 Diabetes Confession". The talk was to tell my story about how I discovered the Whole Foods Plant-Based Low-Fat Oil-Free diet. I thought I would share the text of that talk here: My Type-1 Diabetes Confession Everyone in th...
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    Most science studies on nutrition turn an actively blind-eye to plant-based nutrition. I believe one reason for this is simply that the scientists and researchers conducting the studies are members of the meat-based diet society. It's just an...

    Most science studies on nutrition turn an actively blind-eye to plant-based nutrition. I believe one reason for this is simply that the scientists and researchers conducting the studies are members of the meat-based diet society. It's just an unquestioned given, however, "discoveries" of the benefits of plant-based diets are trickling in. Here is a link to another "discovery" (and they even tell you, "You're not going to like it.") : https://www.sciencealert.com/third-of-early-deaths-could-be-prevented-with-diet-change-vegetarian

     

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  • kenscircus replied to a discussion, Bananas and type2 diabetes

    Hi Flora,

    No, I didn't use Dr. McDougall's elimination diet. My elimination diet started out random. I did not know about Dr. McDougall, or any plant-based doctor for another 22 years. I hadn't even heard the word "vegan" during that time. I...

    Hi Flora,

    No, I didn't use Dr. McDougall's elimination diet. My elimination diet started out random. I did not know about Dr. McDougall, or any plant-based doctor for another 22 years. I hadn't even heard the word "vegan" during that time. I just picked a random food and started logging. First, I found that fats (any fat) and all animal sourced foods made control very difficult. I called it spastic blood-sugar. Then I found that potatoes and fruits made control very sharp, making it so much easier to control down to a fine tune level. From all the logging, I learned the effects of insulin resistance long before I even knew there was a term for it.

     Wishing You Success!

    Ken

     

     

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  • kenscircus replied to a discussion, Bananas and type2 diabetes

    Hi Flora,

    I really don't know much about heartburn or indigestion. I have lots of experience with diabetes, but I am not a medical doctor by any means.


    I am a bit surprised regarding your symptoms. If I understand correctly, heartburn is caused...

    Hi Flora,

    I really don't know much about heartburn or indigestion. I have lots of experience with diabetes, but I am not a medical doctor by any means.


    I am a bit surprised regarding your symptoms. If I understand correctly, heartburn is caused by excessive acid in the stomach coupled with a leaking esophageal sphincter. In my experience, plant-based foods are alkaline producing and animal sourced foods are acid forming. Seems like switching to plant based would relieve heartburn instead of cause it. Perhaps it's a gut flora issue. Experience with my wife revealed that gut flora is different between plant and animal sourced foods, thus switching from one to the other may cause a conflict until the gut flora changes. Although I'm unaware of anyone that suffered your symptoms, so don't take my musings too literal.


    My personal experience is not with heartburn, but with irritable bowel syndrome that I suffered in the 1980's prior to changing my diet. Also, my wife suffered from bowel issues a few years ago. She became a patient of Dr. Carney for that reason, who put her on a vegan diet. She has been problem free ever since. Not sure if there is any connection between your heartburn and colon issues, but though I would just share just in case it could add any enlightenment.


    Also for what it's worth, when I did my diabetic elimination diet during the 80's and 90's, I gave each food at least two weeks before making a determination, because I found the effects are often not immediate, taking at least two weeks to a month or more for the effect to stabilize for a reliable conclusion. Until the effects of one food has had time to clear, the change to another will be testing the combination of the two, clouding the results. Allowing time to for the previous effects to clear is the stabilizing period. In my experience, that is sometimes more than a month.

     

     

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  • kenscircus replied to a discussion, Bananas and type2 diabetes

    Hi Flora,

    As a Type-1 diabetic, bananas are my daily staple. They are very low in fat and have a gentle blood-sugar rise rate. I use them for blood-sugar management. The key to diabetes management, both Type-1 and Type-2, is fat, which causes...

    Hi Flora,

    As a Type-1 diabetic, bananas are my daily staple. They are very low in fat and have a gentle blood-sugar rise rate. I use them for blood-sugar management. The key to diabetes management, both Type-1 and Type-2, is fat, which causes insulin resistance which causes Type-2 diabetes. Note: most Type-1 diabetics are also Type-2. Cutting the fat, cuts the diabetes.

    Ken

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    Bananas and type2 diabetes

    Are banana a good choice to eat if you have type2 diabetes? Ive been adding 1/2. Medium size banana to my morning steel cut oats with blueberries and little chopped up apple?

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