Why is it that type 2 (aka adult-onset) diabetes has become an epidemic even for young children? For instance, 1 in 3 of all American children born in 2000 will go on to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. There is a clear path that lead to this problem.
</div style=”text-indent: 30px;”> Changes in Diet and Lifestyle
—The family meal and regular meal times almost disappeared and were replaced by fast foods.
—Animal and dairy foods increased dramatically.
—There was also an incredible increase in poor quality carbohydrates in the form of breakfast cereals, donuts, candy bars, cakes, sweets, pizza, etc.
—An increase in excessive use of high fructose corn syrup (and more recently agave nectar) as a food additive and sweetener.
—A rapid increase in mass-marketed cold foods and beverages such as ice cream, cold and iced drinks, and yogurts.
—Outdoor activity, especially walking, has been replaced by sitting indoors.
As these trends and patterns continued to take hold on a larger scale, habits and food choices based around grains, beans, and vegetables also dramatically decreased.
People with type 2 diabetes willing to change their dietary and lifestyle practice notice dramatic improvement within days or weeks. The following four steps will help you avoid or reverse diabetes. The steps are the same for both.
</div style=”text-indent: 30px;”>4 Steps to Avoid or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
—Start with lunch consistently no later than 1 p.m.
Eating at this hour of the day resets your metabolism and biological clock in relation to blood sugar daily.
—Plan meals around grains, beans, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and fruits.
Millet cooked with sweet vegetables, miso soup with wakame, onion and other vegetables, azuki beans/lentils with onions and carrots, steamed, unyeasted sourdough bread with organic peanut butter, and peanuts are particularly helpful for type 2 diabetes.
—Walk outside for at least a half hour everyday.
—Avoid long baths and showers.
Diabetes is a disease of deep de-mineralization, and long bathing time depletes valuable minerals.