Author's Perspective: Everyone knows that diet is key to controlling your diabetes, but what I discovered is that many of us are eating too many "dead" foods and too many so-called “healthy” foods that are not healthy at all, e.g. cereal, cow's milk, corn, wheat bread, bottled juice, and oatmeal -- yes, that's right -- oatmeal!
If you are serious about reversing your diabetes, and/or defeating heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc., you must eat "live" (super) foods; and, stop eating the "dead" foods and the so-called healthy foods that are fueling your body's diseased state. More importantly, you must overcome the cravings and avoid your food triggers, e.g. driving past a fast food place or calling to order a pizza.
I define a "dead" food as a food that causes harm to your cells and tissues, leading to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and some autoimmune diseases. These "dead" foods lack vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, phytonutrients and other key nutrient factors.
As a result, these "dead" foods provide little if any nutritional value. More importantly, these dead foods cause harm to your cells and tissues; and, therefore, provide no health benefits.
I have defined five major “dead” foods that you must avoid. When consumed in excess with a sedentary lifestyle, these foods turn the body acidic, cause inflammation, and slowly damage or kill the body’s cells and create neurochemical imbalances that trigger unhealthy food cravings.
These chemical imbalances, in turn, devastate your health physically, biochemically, hormonally, emotionally and spiritually. Over a period of years, this leads to systemic ailments/diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
These five “dead” foods include food products that contain refined flour, gluten, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, some grains, trans fats, saturated fat, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and other harmful chemicals.
If you're diabetic or struggling with some similar disease, then, you need to eat the 5 "live" super foods and avoid these 5 "dead" processed foods as part of my Super Meal Model/Reverse Diabetes Diet for Diabetics -- to ensure that your body is no longer being poisoned by the toxic chemicals from these "dead" foods.
Author's Sidebar: The terms "live" and "dead" may sound a little melodramatic, but I believe that they get the point across without having to explain the rationale of each term in detail. In addition, I found these terms to be very effective in making specific points during my lectures and workshops. Also, these terms tie nicely into the book’s title and the photograph on the front cover of the book.
“Live” food (pronounced l ī v e as in "I'm alive") helps the body to heal, fight disease and stay alive. “Live” foods are primarily raw, unprocessed, lightly-cooked or partially processed foods that contain most of the seven nutrient factors. The term “live” does not necessarily mean that the food is alive, but it does contain the nutrients that keep the body alive. Coincidentally, these foods are connected with the prevention and reversal of many of the major systemic diseases and ailments.
“Dead” food inhibits the body from healing and leads to disease and early death. “Dead” food is man-made, processed food that lacks most of the seven nutrient factors. Coincidentally, these foods, along with a sedentary lifestyle, are connected with the development of many of the major systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Bottom-line, dead foods make you dead.
Note: Most comfort foods are "dead" foods because they contain excess fat, salt, sugar, and are loaded with carbs and calories.
The 5 "Dead" Foods to Avoid
For those familiar with proper nutrition, there should be no surprises with my list of the 5 "dead" foods that fuel Type 2 diabetes:
- Refined flour, starches, grains
- Refined sugar, fructose
- Trans fats
- Saturated fats
1: Refined white flour, starches, grains include all foods made with refined flour, gluten, wheat, or starch such as white bread, enriched bread, wheat bread, white pasta, white potatoes, white rice, macaroni, cereals, crackers, donuts, pancakes, pastries, biscuits, spaghetti, cakes, pies, some grains, and other processed flour-based starchy foods.
Warning: Avoid gluten-based foods and most grains, at least until your blood glucose has stabilized and your gut has healed. Gluten (along with grains and cow's milk) may cause damage to the gastrointestinal system. In addition, grains increase cellular inflammation and tend to fuel Type 2 diabetes.
Warning: Avoid potatoes, corn, and soybeans, which are the most common genetically-modified (GMO) foods. Other common GMO-foods to avoid include canola oil, vegetable oils, margarine (cottonseed oil), sugar beets, farmed salmon, cow's milk, baby formula, and artificial sweeteners (i.e. aspartame). Unfortunately, many processed foods and some restaurant foods are now GMOs, so be careful.
Better Alternative: Sprouted grain breads such as Ezekiel or the 7 Sprouted Grains made by Food for Life are flourless and gluten-free breads that are a lot better than the traditional flour-based breads. But, all bread should still be avoided during the first 3 months of the DTD program to help with the detox and cellular repair/ healing processes.
2: Refined white sugar includes all foods made with high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, refined sugar, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, brown sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processed honey.
Some examples of sugar-based foods/beverages include soda, diet soda, bottled juice, soft drinks, candy, jams, jellies, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, some cereals, and some condiments.
Make certain that you avoid all artificial sweeteners, including Splenda (sucralose), Sweet 'n Low (saccharin), NutraSweet (aspartame), Equal (aspartame) and neotame (similar to aspartame) -- they're all chemicals!
3: Trans fats include all processed foods made with partially hydrogenated oil, such as stick margarines, French fries, bread, potato chips, pretzels, cookies, fried foods, donuts, crackers, store-bought baked goods, packaged foods, and fast foods, e.g. KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, Popeyes, Pizza Hut.
The process of creating hydrogenated oil destroys the essential fatty acids in the oil and replaces them with deformed trans fatty acids.
4: Saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature, are found in animal meat, organ meats, processed meats, lunch meats, fried foods and some dairy products (cow’s milk, cheese, butter, and ice cream).
Saturated fats are also found in coconut oil, palm oil and other tropical oils. Some of the Omega-6 poly-unsaturated fats in vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, sunflower and safflower can also be destructive to your health. In addition, canola oil is also unhealthy for you.
Please Note: Not all saturated fats are unhealthy for you, i..e. extra virgin coconut oil, free-range chicken breast, venison, bison; grass-fed organ meats.
5: Drugs include alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, prescription drugs, and recreational drugs. Prescription drugs don't cure anything! They give you a false sense of security as the disease spreads causing more damage, and leading to even more drugs!
Here is a video of the author discussing the 5 "dead" foods during a diabetes workshop:
Note: For a complete list of "dead" foods (and "live" foods), refer to Chapters 5 and 6 of the Death to Diabetes book. Also, take a look at the So-Called Healthy Foods web page. You'll be surprised at some of the foods on this list -- you may think you're eating healthy foods, but you're not!
Other Foods to Avoid: The Triple-Killer "Dead" Foods
There are some "dead" foods that cause more damage than others. I lovingly refer to these foods as the "triple-killers" -- because these foods can kill you in at least 3 different ways and accelerate your journey to the graveyard. In most cases, these triple-killer contain 3 or more of the toxic chemicals mentioned above.
Some of the triple-killer foods sold by fast food places include the following:
-- French fries, i.e. McDonald's, Burger King
-- Hamburgers, i.e. McDonald's, Burger King
-- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
-- Other fried chicken, i.e. Popeye's
-- Pizza, i.e Pizza Hut
-- Tacos, i..e. Taco Bell
-- Smoothies, milkshakes, i.e. McDonald's, Burger King
Note: Refer to the Triple-Killer Foods web page for more details.
Now, I know what you're thinking: What is there left to eat? I just listed almost everything that you eat including all of your favorite foods!
But, don't despair! -- there are lots of healthy foods out there! :-)
Plus, there are (healthy) ways to enjoy your favorite foods such as ice cream, apple pie, steak, French fires, fried chicken, etc. For more information, watch one of the videos, or refer to the DTD Cookbook or the Food Tips for Your Favorite Foods ebook so that you can learn how to enjoy some of your favorite foods and still remain healthy.
Harmful Food Chemicals
Many “dead” processed foods are easy to recognize because they contain one or more of the following harmful chemicals which are known to cause headaches, allergies, asthma, hormonal cravings, food addictions, fatigue, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and other similar health issues:
Please Note! Some of these chemicals are not actually listed on the food's packaging ingredients label, so be careful.
- Acrylamide (in fried foods, i.e. French fries)
- Antibiotics (in animal meat, cow's milk)
- Artificial coloring, other additives
- Aspartame, sucralose (i.e. Splenda), other artificial sweeteners
- Autolyzed/vegetable protein (similar to MSG, in processed foods, KFC)
- Bleached flour, or refined flour
- Canned foods (look for BPA-free cans)
- Canola oil (man-made, contains PHO)
- Enriched flour (overly-processed)
- "Enriched" vitamins added to your cereal, other processed foods
- Fat from animals contains antibiotics, growth hormones, nitrites, etc.
- Grains (avoid most grains, only eat gluten-free, organic!)
- Gluten (found in most flour-based foods)
- GMOs (in corn, potatoes, soy-based foods, dairy, packaged foods)
- Growth hormones (in animal meat, cow's milk)
- High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
- Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG)
- Partially hydrogenated oil (i.e. aka trans fats, soybean/cottonseed/palm oils; canola oil)
- Propylene glycol (used to make fake blueberries in muffins, bread, bagels)
- Preservatives (in processed foods, animal meat, cow's milk)
- Refined sugar, other --ose chemicals that are sugar-based, i.e. maldextrin
- Salt (inorganic sodium, chemically-treated salt, table salt)
- Sodium nitrite (in processed meats such as ham, sausage, bologna, salami)
- Vegetable oils contain trans fats, and other chemicals
- Water in plastic bottles (beware of BPA, look for BPA-free)
- Yeast extract (another form of MSG in processed foods)
These food chemicals cause the body to expend energy to “break down” the food, producing excess waste and toxins. Also, these chemicals cause inflammation and prevent the proper utilization of insulin and the uptake of glucose into the cells. These chemicals also cause damage to the liver, kidneys, brain, and other organs.
Dead Foods Cause Major Health Problems
Sidebar: During his lectures, when Mr. McCulley starts listing examples of the 5 "dead" foods, he says: "Examples of the 5 "dead" foods that fuel Type 2 diabetes include: white flour, white sugar, white bread, white pasta, white rice, white potatoes ..." Then, Mr. McCulley pauses, smiles, and says: "So, are you getting the picture? If it's white, it ain't right." The audience laughs, realizing the irony of his message. :-)
It turns out that the majority of these white foods are bad for us because these foods have been overly-processed and the key nutrients have been removed. As a result, these foods are quickly absorbed causing your blood glucose level to quickly rise.
For example, refined white flour has all the good substances (i.e. bran, germ) removed during processing. Then it is bleached, sometimes with a bleaching agent similar to Clorox. Finally, they add some coal-tar-derived (carcinogenic) "vitamins" and it is sold to the unsuspecting public as “enriched.” Then, if you have noticed, the health food store sells the wheat germ and bran back to you as “health food.”
Refined white sugar also causes your blood glucose to rise, leading to major health problems such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, chronic fatigue, and high cholesterol. Sugar is so changed and concentrated from its original plant form that it can shut down your immune system for a entire day.
White rice, white bread, and white pasta are other foods that have the fiber removed, creating nutrient-deficient foods that cause blood glucose spikes.
Table salt is another white substance that is overly-processed, creating health problems such as high blood pressure, edema, and weight gain. Table salt, or sodium chloride, is an inorganic sodium compound formed by the union of sodium and chlorine that is extremely toxic to the body, causing it to retain fluid in an effort to keep this protoplasmic poison in suspension and out of the cells.
Dairy foods such as cow's milk and cheese can lead to allergies, frequent colds, ear infections, and other health problems. Cow's milk is marketed as the perfect food that is needed for the calcium. But we are not told that the pasteurizing of milk (heating it to temperatures of 160 degrees or higher) changes the calcium to an inorganic form, which cannot be assimilated by the body.
Interestingly, animal meat contains white fat and other toxins, which clog the arteries and cause damage to the colon and joints -- leading to heart disease, colon cancer, and arthritis.
However, please keep in mind that there are some white foods that are good for you, i.e. cauliflower, garlic, onions, and other foods in the Allium family of foods. In addition, foods such as eggs are good for you as long as the (organic) eggs come from free-range chickens.
Hidden Sugar in Many Foods
People with diabetes can have some sugar. However, most foods, especially processed foods, have "hidden" sugars.
There are at least a dozen different sources of sugar in food products that are represented by different words on food and beverage labels.
According to the nonprofit Food Label Movement, there are almost 100 different names for sugar and sugar alcohols on ingredient lists.
Some of the less apparent sugar names include:
- concentrated fruit juice
- corn sweetener
- evaporated cane juice
- Florida crystals
- fruit juice concentrates
- malted barley
- malt syrup
- raisin syrup
- raw sugar
- ribose rice syrup
- rice malt
- rice syrup solids
Other foods don't even bother to hide the added sugar. However, these foods generally are high in quick-digesting carbs and low in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These ingredients are listed most to least on labels. The higher up in the list the sugar is, the more added sugar it will contain.
Added sugar may be listed in the ingredient list as:
- bakers sugar
- brown sugar
- cane sugar
- cane crystals
- caster sugar
- coconut sugar
- confectioners sugar
- corn sweetener
- corn syrup
- corn syrup solids
- crystal dextrose
- diastatic malt
- fructose sweetener
- glucose solids
- granulated sugar
- raw sugar
- refiners syrup
- sugar cubes
- superfine sugar
- table sugar
- white sugar
- yellow sugar
High amounts of added sugar are found in:
- milk chocolate
- flavored milk and milk substitutes (chocolate or vanilla milk, soy milk, almond milk)
- syrups (corn, maple, brown, rice fructose)
- sweetened condensed milk
- pure sugar candies
- packaged confections
- packaged pastries
But, let's not forget about refined flour! We focus so much on sugar that we forget that flour is just as bad if not worse than sugar!
Diabetes experts have identified certain foods as “free” and don’t take up any carbohydrate choices. These include anything that is 5 grams or less of carbohydrate and fewer than 20 calories per serving:
- club soda
- sugar-free gelatin
- diet soda
- diet soft drinks
- sugar substitutes
- unsweetened tea
- water, plain or unsweetened
However, some of these so-called "free" carb foods can still be harmful! So, just because it's "free carbs" doesn't mean that it's healthy for you!
FYI: The same thing happened years ago with the marketing of "fat-free" foods as the answer to our obesity problem. Then, we found out that "fat-free" wasn't good for us after the obesity epidemic exploded.
Artificial Sweetener Health Problems
Long term use of artificial sweeteners has proven to cause various health problems including the following:
- Cancer, e.g. leukemia
- Type 2 diabetes
- Food cravings
- Weight gain
- Neurological problems, e.g. headaches, dizziness, seizures, depression
- Cardiovascular problems
- Vision problems, e.g. blurry vision
- Liver problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Insulin control problems
In addition, artificial sweeteners confuse your metabolism. When you eat something sweet, your brain releases dopamine, which activates your brain's reward center. The appetite-regulating hormone leptin is also released, which eventually informs your brain that you are "full" once a certain amount of calories have been ingested.
However, when you consume something that tastes sweet but doesn't contain any calories, like an artificial sweetener, your brain's pleasure pathway still gets activated by the sweet taste. However, there's nothing to deactivate it since the calories never arrive.
As a result, artificial sweeteners basically trick your body into thinking that it's going to receive sugar (calories), but when the sugar doesn't come your body continues to signal that it needs more, which results in carb cravings. And, cravings can lead to poor eating habits, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes and a multitude of other health problems.
FYI: Healthier alternatives to artificial sweeteners include stevia, xylitol and raw honey (manuka). [Reference: Death to Diabetes book, Chapters 5, 6]
The Dangers of Cow's Milk
We've all seen the "Got Milk" commercials -- very appealing ... catchy phrase ...
But, have you noticed that most of the people in these ads are beautiful women? or athletes? celebrities? cute kids? cute animals? Don't fat people drink milk?
We've all seen the commercials about milk supposedly being able to help us lose weight. And, if you believe that, then, I've got a bridge to sell you.
Most of us have grown up drinking milk -- I remember I didn't like milk, but my parents said it was good for us.
During my recovery, I stopped drinking milk and eating most dairy products -- this seemed to contribute to what my doctors called a miraculous recovery from near-death, potential cataract surgery, and the threat of double-leg amputation.
During my diabetes and heart disease workshops, teleseminars, and classes, I am always asked one or more of the following questions:
"What do you have against milk?"
"Why do you list milk in your book as one of "the 5 "dead" foods"?
"Don't we need milk for the calcium?"
Unfortunately, we've all been bamboozled and hood-winked into believing that milk is good for us and for our children.
Now, if you're relatively healthy, then, your body may be able to handle this "dead" food. But, if you're diabetic, overweight, have allergies or struggling with some kind of illness, then, your body may not be able to handle cow's milk, especially due to the the lactose (milk sugar), casein (milk protein), growth hormones, and pasteurization (which kills the active enzymes).
Now I know what some of you are thinking: Where do you get the calcium if you don't drink milk?
Well, there are a lot better ways to get calcium than by drinking "dead" milk. Some examples include spinach, broccoli, mustard greens, collard greens, other green, leafy vegetables, okra, watercress, beans, sardines, wild salmon, tofu, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, apricots, figs, currants, oranges, low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, and raw milk.
If you find that you miss milk, especially in the morning, then, try a healthier alternative such as one of the nut milks, e.g. almond milk.
Other Harmful Chemicals in Food to Avoid
You need a healthy liver (among other organs) when you're trying to fight a disease like diabetes. So, you don't want to consume processed foods that contain harmful additives and preservatives.
And, to make matters worse, many of these chemicals are banned in Europe and many advanced countries around the world, but, they are not banned in U.S.; and, in fact, are regulated as "safe" by the FDA!
You are probably aware that at least 30 countries have banned the use of GMOs in their food supply, yet hidden GMOs are regulated safe in the U.S. by the FDA.
Here are some of the top 11 food additives and preservatives that are banned in many countries except the U.S.:
Olestra: found in fat-free foods like fries or potato chips; has been linked to gastrointestinal problems, bowel syndrome, cramps and weight gain.
Brominated vegetable Oil (BVO): used in sport drink and sodas in order to keep flavor oils in soft drinks in suspension and give drinks a great homogenized color. BVO is so poisonous that it is banned in 100 countries and just two ounces of a 2% solution of BVO can severely poison a child. When the body absorbs bromine, it replaces iodine and causes iodine deficiency; and, can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovary cancer, thyroid problems and infertility.
Potassium Bromate: is used as a powerful oxidizing agent in baking since it bleaches and improves the elasticity of dough. Potassium Bromate is commonly used in commercial baking to make baking process faster and cheaper and end product becomes much more soft, unnaturally white and fluffy. Potassium bromate is linked to kidney problems, neurological disorder and cancer.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT): are commonly used as frying oils for cooling and re-heating in many fast-food restaurants. Both BHA/BHT are also used as preservative in cereals, processed meat, candies and even gums. BHA/BHT may cause insomnia, increased appetite, loss of energy, liver and kidney damage, fetal abnormalities, mental and physical retardation, cancer and baldness.
Azodicarbonamide: is used as a bleaching agent in baking white bread, cakes and pastries. Azodicarbonamide is the reason why the bread you bought is still soft and fresh after a few days. Azodicarbonamide also improves the flour’s strength and elasticity. Azodicarbonamide have been linked to asthma and allergies.
Among many foods, McDonald’s meat has azodicarbonamide flour-bleaching agent. There are 70 ingredients in McDonald’s McRib including “Restructured Meat’ from Pig Heart, Tongue, Stomach and azodicarbonamide (usually used in the production of foamed plastics).
McDonald’s among millions of other fast food restaurants knows that people never eat a cow or pig heart, tongue and stomach. But, if you grind these ingredients and hide them in a usual rip or meat sandwich, the consumers won’t know what they are eating.
Artificial food coloring and synthetic food dyes: can be found in candies, cheese, cereals, cakes, sport drinks and almost any other processed food. Artificial dyes are made from chemicals that are driven from petroleum and are linked to neurological problems, brain cancer, ADD, ADHD and hyperactivity in children.
rBGH or rBST Hormones: are one of the toxic creations of Monsanto approved by the FDA in 1993. Today, cows are treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBST) for increase in their milk production. Reference: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/raw-milk-homogenized-pasteurized-whole-fat-low-fat-skimmed-milk-infertility/
The hormones lower the immune system of cows and many cows get painful udder infection. In order to ease their pain, cows are given injection of antibiotics and that’s one of the ways in which hormones and antibiotics find their way into our food and water supply. http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/hormones-gmos-harms/
rBGH, rBST growth hormones have been linked to breast and prostate cancer, thyroid disease, diabetes, obesity, infertility, asthma and allergies. Bovine growth hormones are also linked to early puberty and as a result of hormones, girls at the age of 5 and men in their 40s are growing breast.
Today, bovine growth hormones are banned in many countries throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and France.
Neonicotinoid pesticides: is linked to the colony collapse of bees. Ref: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/neonicotinoid-pesticides-bees-colony-collapse.php
These pesticides can remain in the soil for up to 500 days after their use and other plants grown in the treated soil could produce toxic nectar and pollen.
Neonicotinoid pesticides can cause neurological problems and children who are exposed to neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors when they are still in their mother’s womb, have higher risk of developing cancer, neurological problems and mental disorders including autism, ADD and ADHD.
Arsenic: is a toxic chemical that causes cancer or even death in high dosages. You will be surprised to know that arsenic is added to a chicken's diet to make chicken meat look pink and fresh.
Formaldehyde: also known as methanol or methylene oxide is a toxic flammable gas used in the production of fertilizers, bleaching agents, food preservatives, hair straightening products and personal care products like baby shampoo and soap. Food companies add Formaldehyde to processed foods such as milk or noodles meats to extend their shelves life.
According to a document by EPA, FDA regulates formaldehyde as a food additive (used as a defoaming agent, and in the feed of animals used for food sources including some chicken and fish). http://www.epa.gov/teach/chem_summ/Formaldehyde_summary.pdf
Formaldehyde can damage human cell and long term exposure to Formaldehyde can cause cancer including leukemia and short term exposure can cause watery or burning eyes, asthma, headaches, skin irritation, and nausea. Formaldehyde is banned in many countries including the European Union.
Trisodium Phosphate: (also known as TSP) is an additive and flavor enhancer found in thousands of frozen and processed foods including processed meat, processed cheese, commercial bakes and goods, canned foods, nutritional supplements, and even kids cereals.
Trisodium Phosphate is found in other consumer products including toothpastes, baby toothpastes, shampoos, mouthwash, cosmetics, hair coloring and bleaching agents.
Trisodium Phosphate is an inorganic salt commonly used by construction workers and developers, as an industrial paint thinner.
Although FDA claims that smaller levels of TSP isn’t hazardous to human’s health, other agencies have reported TSP as a hazardous substance and have linked TSP to carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, abdominal burning, or reproductive failures.
The Clean Water Act has now taken steps to limit the use of TSP in cleaning products, because it damages the environment. Although TSP has not been proven to be toxic to human’s health (because no agency has invested enough time and money to research it any further), it has shown to be severely irritating to gastric mucosa.
Excessive TSP is also known to lead to kidney toxicity, calcium deficiency and osteoporosis and imbalances of minerals in the bones.
FDA safely limit of TSP is about 70 mg per day, however, (with TSP being used in thousands of consumer products), an average American can be exposed to more than 500 mg of TSP a day.
These Foods and Chemicals Are Dangerous
These "dead" foods and food chemicals are obviously very harmful to your health. More importantly, these foods and their associated chemicals are directly linked to many of the top diseases (e.g. heart disease, cancer) along with Type 2 diabetes and its complications, including neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, and heart disease.
And, these diabetic complications lead to amputation, blindness, kidney dialysis, heart attack and stroke, just to name a few.
Next Steps: Start Reversing Your Diabetes Today
If you want a lot of balanced diabetic recipes for meals, snacks, appetizers and desserts, then, I recommend my Diabetes Cookbook.
If you want to get a jumpstart and reduce the toxic load in your cells, especially if you've been eating a lot of "dead" foods, then, I recommend that you use my Cleanse and Detox ebook.
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