Posted on 12/13/2011
This past weekend, I was so excited when I watched and listened to a doctor (Dr. David Samadi) on Fox News talk about how well Type II diabetics do with weight loss, even the smallest amount. This is just what I've been saying all along…not that I like to say, "I told you so!" But, I told you so! Finally, I am hearing it from other sources, like this medical contributor, Dr. Samadi. I think people in the medical community are finally getting it. I'm so happy to learn studies are being conducted to prove this theory.
Sure, you can label a Type II diabetic as such for the rest of their life and push standardized medical treatments. Sentence them to years of countless insulin shots, finger pricks and all that comes with it. But why not try to reverse it through a healthier lifestyle, including a calorie-controlled diet? In my opinion, they do not have to be diabetic rather they choose it if they do not help take control of it.
The good doctor was quoting an exciting, new study that cited a reduced-calorie diet could help beat Type II diabetes. It could help alleviate diabetes all together. The study showed not only improvement in blood sugar levels, but also fat around the heart that leads to heart disease.
The new findings could help save 4 million people worldwide, since that's how many diabetics die each year! Diabetes is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and blindness. It is a serious and often deadly disease.
By reversing Type II diabetes, it has a significant cost savings for those afflicted with it, as well as the entire healthcare system. I truly think this new study could save so many lives now and for years to come.
Check out the Fox News segment: http://video.foxnews.com/?playlist_id=88176
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This will be my last blog for the year, so I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.