Check out this new Ted talk by Sarah Hallberg. Her recommendation? Ignore the guidelines.
very interesting and well worth watching (18 min).
let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.
Brian you select great posts. As a T2 I follow a tightly controlled carb eating pattern (not quite Berstein but close) and I add as.much exercise as I can fit in. (That bad term “diet and exercise only” which I no longer use). Starting A1c 12.0 2009 now 6.0 no meds! I am fortunate to be able to do it, not everyone can.
I am mentioning this because of all the flack and rude comments I have gotten from this site and others, “what do I eat grass? I am a goody two shoes who thinks I am better than anyone else, I am not a diabetic. I am a danger to other diabetics. What do I want a gold star?” This is just a sample from Tu Diabetes, yes this site.
I was at the Tu focus group in Berkley awhile ago It was one of those this where a lot of people sit around the table full of cards with topics to arrange.
I took one labeled recipes (food) and pairedit with medicine. Because “food is medicine to me”. That was quickly vetoed by the group, as a crazy idea. FYI
No one made any rude comments that day.
Just can the rude comments please, I would appreciate. It. Hey I might do the next TED.
Thanks for listening
That’s my rant!
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… I took one labeled recipes (food) and pairedit with medicine. Because “food is medicine to me”. …[/quote]
Like you I found changing to a low carb diet worked far, far better than any T2 medication ever took , and I have taken quite a few. Unfortunately diet isn’t considered a treatment or medicine, instead we are told to just a high carb diet, medicate with a bunch of pill. And I hope you never feel unwelcome here, I consider you a hero for finding a successful way to manage your diabetes.
Not to get to crazy. Medicine is a branch of science ecompassing treatment by drugs, diet and exercise… The practice of Medicine.
As an agent it is usually in pill form., liquid etc.
I have always felt the practice of Medicine is wholistic, not just limited to drugs. .
that talk inspired me to change my diet, starting today. I’m a carb junkie…
Because I get low and have to eat carbs I tend to think of carbs as my “savior”. Pretty freakin’ crazy, eh?