How to Reverse Your Diabetes with Diet in 10 Steps
Author Sidebar: I developed this web page so that you could try the first part of my diabetes program to start reversing your diabetes. In that way, you can verify that my program will work before you consider buying any of my books or ebooks.
By doing this, you will feel a lot more confident and assured that you won't be wasting your money or your time on another diabetes book.
By the way, another reason that I did this was because I remembered how I felt when I was diabetic and trying to figure out which book to buy.
I remember all of the confusion, anxiety and anger that I felt, because none of the authors or their websites would answer my questions or return my phone calls.
And, if they did return my phone calls or answer my emails, they were very vague and very pushy, telling me to buy their book because it would answer all my questions.
Well, I don't want you or anyone else to have to go through any of that. So, just follow the first 3 steps (listed below) to verify that my program will work for you.
Remember: There's more to defeating your diabetes and getting off the drugs than just changing your diet -- that's why there are 10 steps to the program.
FYI: In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our toll-free number (1-800-813-1927) or fill out our Contact Us form.
Or, if you would prefer to talk to other diabetics who are using our program, then, join our online diabetes support group (it's free!).
The following is a summary of my Death to Diabetes book's 10-Step "Reverse Diabetes with Diet" Program with Chapter references.
These steps are specifically designed to help reverse Type 2 diabetes naturally with diet.
However, you must be willing to re-program your brain to change the way you think (intellectually) and feel (emotionally) about diabetes, drugs, and food -- that is, you must change the talk-track in your head. Otherwise, you will not be willing or motivated to change your diet and lifestyle or stick with the changes for the long-term.
We will help you change the way you think intellectually by sharing our research about diabetes, drugs, and food.
And, we will help you change the way you feel emotionally about diabetes, drugs, and food by sharing our research about various copy mechanisms and strategies that you can use to reduce stress and fight certain negative emotions that are holding you back, e.g. fear, anger, apathy, depression, anxiety, etc.
Reverse Diabetes with Diet: Steps 1 and 2
Follow the instructions in this column to verify that the first part of our program will work for you. [Ignore the marketing information in the right-hand column].
STEP 1: Stop eating the 5 "dead" foods, in order to reverse diabetes with diet. These foods include wheat, other grains, cereals, rice, potatoes, corn, bread, pasta, other processed foods, and so-called healthy foods. Also, stop drinking soda, diet soda, bottled juices, tap water, cow's milk and coffee. [Ref: Chapters 5-7]
STEP 2a: Start eating the 5 "live" super foods, in order to reverse diabetes with diet. The key foods include green vegetables, bright-colored vegetables, raw green juices, green smoothies, plant oils, and filtered/distilled water. Other foods may include beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, etc. [Ref: Chapters 5-7, 14, 15,17]
Note: If you have an autoimmune or digestive issue, you may need to avoid beans, legumes, etc.
Key Point: There is no one-size-fits-all diabetes diet that actually works! This is why the author (who happens to be an engineer) developed a customizable nutritional program that focuses on the root causes of your diabetes! Most diabetes diets (mistakenly) focus on lowering your blood sugar. This works (temporarily) but at the end of the day, you're still diabetic! This is why the author developed a program that focuses on fixing the root causes of this disease -- to actually repair your body.
STEP 2b: Design and plan your meals with the 5 "live" super foods by eating a well-balanced and macronutrient-dense and plant-based meal of less carbs, less proteins and more fats, based on my DTD Nutritional Program, aka DTD Super Meal Plate Model. [Ref: Chapter 7]
In general, every meal should include a green vegetable (as your carb), a clean protein, a virgin plant oil and a glass of filtered water. And, if possible, drink a cup of fresh green juice 30 minutes before each meal.
Please Note!: One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to transition to an extreme diet or fad diet immediately from a high carb diet to a low carb diet. Unfortunately, this creates a "boomerang" effect (unbalanced hormones & biochemicals) which leads to cravings, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, hypoglycemia and wild blood glucose swings.
Instead, it's better to transition to a plant-based diet, which, by its nature, will be a low-carb diet but not an extreme low-carb diet. Instead, it will bea balanced diet with the proper macro and micro nutrients to fight your diabetes.
Start your day with a Super Breakfast (which is based upon the "Death to Diabetes" Super Meal Model® for reversing your diabetes).
- 1½ cups steamed broccoli (or 2 cups spinach)
- 1-2 Omega-3 organic eggs or 3 oz. canned wild salmon
- 1½-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil/coconut oil
- 16 oz. filtered/distilled water
- 6-8 oz. raw vegetable juice (optional)
- 1 cup organic, plain yogurt (optional)
Tip: If possible, drink the raw juice 30 minutes before your meal.
Seasoning: Onions, garlic, sea salt, colored bell peppers, other spices.
Optional: If you don't have a juicer, you can make your own green drink by adding 1 scoop of super greens powder (e.g. chlorella/spirulina, wheat/barley grass) to a glass of filtered water or a glass of low-sodium V-8 juice.
Note: If you really don't like the idea of eating broccoli or any steamed vegetable for breakfast, don't worry! :-) There are many other options, i.e. spinach omelet, green smoothie, stir-fry, or a tall glass of raw juice (or V-8 juice) with an egg on the side.
Avoid traditional breakfast foods such as cereal, toast,oatmeal, and fruit -- these foods fuel your diabetes!
Please Note: Review this meal plan with your doctor, especially if you're taking a blood thinner.
- An apple (or other whole fruit) - but, avoid during the1st Stage of program
- A handful of walnuts/almonds
- 1 cup organic, plain yogurt (optional)
- A glass of filtered/distilled water
- Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water
Note: During the first stage of the program, you should avoid all fruit, if possible -- until you are able to stabilize and lower your blood glucose level to the normal range.
- A small salad (with Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, sprouts, onion, garlic, celery, cucumber, tomato, tuna, boiled egg, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, walnuts/almonds)
- A glass of filtered/distilled water
- Optional: 1 cup organic plain yogurt
- Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water
- 1 cup steamed Brussels sprouts and 2 cups steamed broccoli
- 5 oz. baked skinless chicken breast or baked wild salmon
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil/coconut oil
- 12-16 oz. filtered/distilled water
- 1 cup raw vegetable juice
- Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water or juice
Super Meal Breakfast Options:
- Omelet with vegetables
- Vegetables with poached/lightly scrambled eggs (organic, free-range)
- Steamed vegetables and eggs
- Steamed vegetables and canned wild salmon
- Small raw salad
- Green smoothie
Super Meal Lunch Options:
- Legume-based salads: three-bean, chickpea, lentil, or black bean salads
- Garden salad with lemon juice, vinaigrette dressing, or teriyaki sauce, garlic, herbs & spices
- Bean soup
- Turkey sandwich on sprouted grain bread with Romaine lettuce, tomato, celery, boiled egg, lite mayo
- Soups, Stews: mixed vegetable, black bean, vegetarian chili, spinach lentil, minestrone, split pea, etc.
- Smoothie: avocado, almond milk, blueberries, spinach leaves, cinnamon
- Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your smoothie
- Turkey or chicken sandwich with sprouted grain bread, lettuce, tomato, lite mayo or mustard veggies
- Bowl of organic yogurt with walnuts, almonds, ground flaxseed, whole fruit
- Note: If you have an autoimmune or digestive issue, you may need to avoid beans, legumes, etc. If you decide to eat beans, make sure that you pre-soak them and buy organic.
Super Meal Dinner Options:
- Steamed vegetables, small salad (or a cup of sauerkraut), with baked wild salmon
- Note: Don't overcook the salmon!
- Black beans or vegetarian baked beans, with organic brown rice, garlic
- Chili: homemade, or vegetarian boxed or canned versions
- Veggie lasagna: Low-fat tofu replaces the ricotta cheese, layered with grilled veggies
- Vegetable stir-fry: vegetables seasoned with herbs and spices or low-fat stir-fry sauce and served over whole grain pasta, beans, or rice
- A raw salad that contains the aforementioned foods with Romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, ground salba seed and organic salad dressing, garlic, other herbs & spices
Super Snack Options:
- Blueberries, pear or other whole fruit with a handful of walnuts/almonds
- Carrot, celery, or other vegetables with low-fat hummus or guacamole
- Cherry tomatoes stuffed with guacamole
- Hard-boiled egg with celery sticks or spinach/veggie wrap
- Avocado egg salad
- Yogurt, whole fruit and nuts
- Tomato slices and string cheese
- Air-popped popcorn, with walnuts/almonds
- Green fruit smoothie
- Whole grain crackers with organic peanut butter or raw almond butter
Note:Refer to the bottom of this web page for Meal Planning Tips and other meal planning ideas.
Reverse Diabetes with Diet: Steps 3 to 4
STEP 3: Begin exercising now that you're eating right. But start slowly -- if possible start by walking or moving other parts of your body to expend some physical energy for at least 20-30 minutes a day before you go to work, during lunch, or after dinner.
STEP 4: Perform blood glucose testing to verify that my Super Meal Breakfast, Super Lunch and Super Dinner nutritional protocols are working for you.
Record your blood glucose before each meal along with what you ate and any medications you took.
Note: Once you notice your blood glucose level coming down and staying down (in the normal range), you will reach Stage 2 of changing your body's biochemistry from diabetic to non-diabetic.
Now, that you know that my program works, you can contact us (or get the book) if you want to move to the next phase to reduce your drugs (Stage 3) and control your blood glucose without the need for any drugs (Stage 4). If you're not taking any drugs in Stage 1, then, you can move (jump) from Stage 1 to Stage 4.
From there, you can move to Stage 5 and Stage 6 to stabilize your blood glucose and reverse your diabetes.
Note: A lot of diabetics are able to reach the point where they have lowered their blood glucose to the normal range. But, eventually, something happens (like a stressful event such as moving, divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family, etc.).
This stressful event gradually causes their blood glucose to start going back up until one day they require medication or they develop a major diabetic complication.
Don't let this happen to you ...
Here are some meal planning tips to help you get started with the program.
If you feel hungry after you start eating healthy meals, that's normal -- it takes a while for your stomach and brain get used to not feeling stuffed with "dead" processed foods and junk food that don't digest and just sit in your gut, making you feel full.
If you still feel hungry after a couple weeks, you can eat more frequently or add a little more vegetables to each meal, with a little more protein and plant oils. Also, if you eat more raw vegetables than steamed vegetables, that tends to be more filling.
Healthy foods that are filling include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, beans, organic whole eggs, baked chicken/turkey, and baked wild salmon; also, salads, omelets, smoothies, peanut butter, almond butter, sprouted grain bread, apples, and almonds.
And, don't forget that some diabetic drugs may cause cravings and will make you feel hungry!
Within 1-2 weeks, you should be able to reduce your diabetic medications, which tend to create cravings and make you hungry. [Ref: Chapter 7 (Pages 107-110) about cravings and how to prevent them].
Note: If you want to follow a vegan diet, replace animal protein with non-animal protein; and, add more beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, (some) organic whole grains, and other super foods to your meal plan.
Also, add meat substitutes (i.e. veggie burgers, black bean burgers, meatless “chicken nuggets”, “beef” crumbles, etc.) and organic soy products (i.e. soy milk, edamame, soy nuts, tofu, tempeh).
Note: If you are taking a blood thinner (such as Coumadin), you can still eat green vegetables as long as you eat a consistent amount on a daily basis. But, always consult with your physician before making any dietary changes.
Author's Note 1: There is a misunderstanding that people who take a blood thinner can't eat green vegetables because the Vitamin K in the vegetables counteracts the blood thinner.This is not true!
I was told to avoid green vegetables when I was on a blood thinner. But, I found out after doing some research that I could eat green vegetables as long as I did it on a consistent basis every day. I believe that if I had stopped eating the green vegetables, I would have remained diabetic and would have remained on insulin. In addition, more than likely, I would probably not be alive today.
Author's Note 2: My Death to Diabetes program is a wellness program, not a weight loss program. What I mean by that is my program focuses on how to improve your wellness and overall health, not on how to lose weight by eating less and feeling deprived.
When you eat healthy (to nourish your body), this is a different mindset; plus, when you eat the right way, your body will either lose weight (or gain weight) in order to achieve overall wellness.
Unfortunately, most diabetes programs focus strictly on weight loss instead of how to either prevent the disease or how to attack the disease and improve your body's overall health.
Even if you're only insulin-resistant or pre-diabetic, my Death to Diabetes program's nutritional protocol can still help you prevent your body from becoming a full-blown diabetic.
Also, because this is a wellness program, it can be modified to address other health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia, gout, arthritis, lupus, sarcoidosis, autoimmunity, etc.
My DTD Nutritional Program and Super Meal Plate are customizable such that they can be modified to support various diets such as raw, vegan, vegetarian, etc.
So, if you prefer animal meat, you can still follow our program by eating skinless and antibiotic-hormone-free meats.
And, if you prefer to avoid animal meat and follow a raw food diet plan, you can do so and still stick with our program by eating plant-based and non-animal-based proteins.
In addition, my Nutritional Program (Reverse Diabetes Diet) is very flexible and customizable so that you can adjust the macronutrient balance and percentages (based on your health goals) to gradually increase muscle mass, maintain your current weight, or lose weight (if you're overweight) as a byproduct of getting healthy.
Now that you've started eating healthy, move on to Step 3 of the program.
If you have questions about the Super Breakfast or Super Meal Plate, then, read on (below).
What is the Super Meal Plate (Diet for Diabetics)?
The Super Meal Model® Plate (Diet for Diabetics) is an integrated vegetable and plant-based diet that helps to reverse diabetes with diet.
Super Meal Plate Model (Template)
Super Meal Plate Example
This super meal plate includes attributes of the Mediterranean Diet, Paleo Diet, Zone Diet, South Beach Diet, Asian Diet, Detox Diet and Vegan Diet -- with nutritional modifications to specifically address the root causes of Type 2 diabetes, the cell damage caused by the diabetes and the drugs, the buildup of excess toxins, and the body's repair process.
So, why a vegetable plant-based breakfast?
This type of breakfast provides a more sustained level of energy and key nutrients that diabetics (and non-diabetics) are missing when they consume the traditional grain-based breakfast in the morning.
Some of those key nutrients (within the 5 key super foods) include Omega-3 EFAs, monounsaturated fat, carotenoids, zinc, chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium, chromium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, fiber, and water.
These critical, powerful nutrients are found in vegetables, super foods, healing foods, raw juices, antioxidant-rich foods, detox foods, garlic, and other (organic) herbs & spices.
In addition, by avoiding the grain-based breakfast and other "dead" foods, diabetics and non-diabetics will not experience the mid-morning “crash” or craving for processed food/beverages.
Over time, this type of "super" meal will support blood glucose stabilization, cell repair and the regulation of the body's production and utilization of insulin. And, all of this sets the stage for being able to reverse your diabetes.
And, it all starts with eating a superior breakfast to set the tone for the rest of the day and enable your body to fight your diabetes.
Some diabetics skip breakfast, because they're afraid of getting high blood sugar readings or they think it will help them to lose weight.
But, don't skip breakfast! Skipping breakfast fuels your diabetes just as much as eating the wrong foods for breakfast.
Note: As mentioned previously, if you plan to follow a vegan diet, you can still use our nutritional model. Just replace the animal protein with plant protein and add a little more healthy fats to offset the carbs from the plant protein.
STEP 5-10: (Next column)
Reverse Diabetes with Diet: Steps 5 to 10
STEP 5a: At this point, if you want to go beyond lowering your blood sugar (Stages 2, 3) and keep it lowered without the need for drugs (Stage 4); and, then, reverse the disease (Stages 5 and 6), then, you should go ahead and order my Death to Diabetes book (or expanded ebook) -- so that you can implement all 10 steps and all 6 stages of my program.
This will eventually enable you to safely detox, wean off the diabetic drugs, and determine the best supplements to take for controlling and reversing your diabetes.
Otherwise, you will remain diabetic, be on diabetic drugs for the rest of your life, and have to face one or more major diabetic complications.
Now, if you're not motivated to want to beat this disease, you'e not alone. You see, high stress and your emotions affect your diabetes; and, your diabetes affects your emotions! To further complicate matters, food affects your emotions; and, your emotions affect your food choices! It's a complex, vicious cycle ...
So, review our web page about the dark emotional side of diabetes and how to overcome these emotions and the lack of motivation; plus, coping strategies for reducing the stress in your life.
Doubts About This Program?
Please Note: The information in the free ebook is not meant to be comprehensive. It is meant to give you enough information to test the first part of the program (to begin lowering your blood sugar). But, you need the rest of the program (7 steps, 6 stages) to stabilize your blood sugar to keep it in the normal range and eventually reverse your diabetes.
Knowledge is power! Acquire it and use to improve your diabetes and overall health. [Chapters 4, 14, 15]
When it comes to fighting a disease like diabetes, knowledge is power -- but only if you have the right knowledge about diabetes and nutrition.
Doing your own research is an excellent way to acquire knowledge, but don't overdo the research. At some point, you'll need to take some action before your diabetes worsens.
And, don't forget to read some of the myths about diabetes. Many of these myths have made it difficult for diabetics to separate fact from fiction.
By now, you have discovered that this diabetes wellness program works. And, the book will help to provide more detailed information about meal planning, the key super foods, how to exercise, blood glucose testing/analysis, detox, how to wean off the drugs, diabetes management, etc.
If you want to get aggressive with reversing your diabetes, then, consider getting my 3-in-1 DTD Cookbook and/or my Power of Juicing book. These books work hand-in-hand with the main book to help accelerate your body's cell repair processes and reverse your diabetes.
STEP 5b: Develop your wellness plan. [Ref: Chapters 4, 14-16]
If you need guidance or help getting started with my program, contact our Diabetes Wellness Center (1-800-813-1927) and talk with an ex-diabetic who has actually been where you are! Learn how to re-program your body and your mind so that you can improve your health dramatically within 30 days!
Change is difficult, but we can help you overcome the 4 major barriers and adopt The 7 Habits of a Healthy Lifestyle.
Do you know the 4 major barriers? If not, how do you expect to beat this disease?
Do you know the 7 habits of a healthy lifestyle? If not, how do you expect to live a healthy life?
Are you concerned about the cost of the book or the ebook? Well, it's costing you a lot more to remain diabetic!
And, if you remain diabetic, that cost is only going to increase over time; plus, here are some of the diabetic complications that you will have to look forward to ...
But, if you follow my program, you can prevent this from happening to you.
Reverse Diabetes with Diet: Steps 6 to 10
STEP 6: Perform cleansing/detox to remove the accumulated toxins and help the liver, kidneys, colon, and lymphatic system to function better; and, accelerate the body's repair process. [Ref: Chapters 9, 14]
STEPs 7-10: Address the following for nutritional supplementation, exercise, doctor visits, drug weaning, medications, emotional support, spirituality, and diabetic complications. [Ref: Chapters 8, 10-13, 15]
Most people with diabetes need some form of nutritional supplementation, but, it's important that the supplements are food-based and not synthetic.
Visit your doctor on a regular basis for blood tests and physical exams. And, don't forget to get a copy of your blood test results.
Use the program to safely wean off the insulin or other diabetic drugs.
Having to deal with diabetes and all the changes can be overwhelming. But, there are many ways to dark emotions and cope with all the changes and the stress, including emotional support, stress reduction, spirituality, knowledge acquisition, and coaching/ counseling.
"You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right." Jack Canfield
Learn how to handle stress to prevent yourself from making bad choices such as eating a big bowl of ice cream after breaking up with your partner or after having a rough day at work.
Use various copy mechanisms and strategies (e.g. meditation, prayer, hobby, etc.) to fight stress and certain negative emotions that are keeping you from living a better life, e.g. fear, anger, apathy, depression, anxiety, etc.
Find a local or online diabetes support group for emotional support. If you can't find a group, talk to some other diabetics in your community and start your own support group.
And, don't underestimate the importance of spirituality, God and your inner spirit! Use your spirituality by tapping into that Power to help change the negative talk-track in your head and inhibit the influences of the negative people around you. This will help to reduce the stress in your life and prevent depression.
Because of all the demands of managing diabetes and because high blood glucose levels can reduce your serotonin levels, this can possibly lead to a state of depression.
The good news is that many cases of depression can be treated with superior nutrition, spirituality, and tips on reducing the stress in your life.
Use one or more of the tips on our Emotional Support web page to help reduce the stress in your life and improve your health emotionally.
If you are a person of faith, read our Spirituality web page to understand how God plays a role in your health.
Make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to help address any diabetic complications that you may have, e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, heart disease, etc. [Ref: Chapters 14, 15]
Note: There are 4 major reasons why we resist change: no time, laziness, fear, denial. Don't let these "excuses" stop you!
Note: If you are a health coach, dieititan,wellness consultant, diabetes educator, health advocate, or other healthcare professional, and you want to be an expert in diabetes care, then, go "beyond the book" and get the Health Coaching or Train-the-Trainer Training Program. It will increase your knowledge and expertise; and, allow you to help your clients while growing your business.
Reverse Diabetes with Diet: Death to Diabetes® 6-Stage & 10-Step Wellness Program
This program is a science-based and plant-based program that provides a nutrient-dense nutritional program for diabetics and goes beyond just controlling your blood sugar.
This program (which is explained in the Death to Diabetes book) addresses the root causes that fuel your diabetes and cause the damage to your cells, blood vessels, and organs, namely: cellular inflammation, insulin resistance, glycation, excess oxidation, toxicity, and biochemical/ hormonal imbalances.
As a result, the program helps your body to repair the damage, causing your blood glucose to return to the normal range and giving you the opportunity to reverse and defeat your diabetes.
This program uses a multi-faceted approach (multiple modalities) to attack your diabetes on multiple fronts, with super foods, targeted meal planning, detox, superior supplementation, the right type of exercise, emotional support from our staff, spirituality, testing, data analysis, the power of real knowledge, etc.
This program also leverages your blood glucose testing to verify to you that your health is actually improving. With this verification, you will be more motivated to continue with the program because of the results you're experiencing.
Start your journey to wellness today!
From Diabetic to Non-Diabetic
Description of DTD Diagram (to the left):
This diagram depicts how our program changes your body's biochemistry from a diabetic state to non-diabetic state.
The Stage 1 red box represents when a person is initially diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic by their doctor because their blood glucose is outside the normal range.
The Stage 2 dark red box represents when the diabetic's doctor puts him/her on drugs to control and lower their blood glucose back to the normal range. This is the stage where most diabetics find themselves.
The Stage 3 gold box represents when a diabetic changes their diet and is able to lower their blood glucose and reduce their drugs.
The Stage 4 green box represents when a diabetic changes their diet and is able to control their blood glucose without the need for any drugs.
The Stage 5 and Stage 6 bluish boxes represent when a diabetic is able to stabilize their blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C without the need for any drugs. At this point, the diabetic body's biochemistry has been reversed and changed from being diabetic (the red box) to being non-diabetic (the bluish boxes).
The Emotional Side of Diabetes
In addition to eating the right foods and exercising, there is an emotional side of diabetes that can sabotage your health and keep you from making the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Because of the impact that stress and your emotions can have, our program addresses these issues by providing various coping mechanisms and strategies to help you.
Aptitude & Attitude
Defeating and reversing your diabetes is all about aptitude and attitude.
We help you with your aptitude and intellect by providing the right information and instructions to help you reverse your diabetes, e.g. nutritional program, super foods, detox, supplements, etc.
We help you with your attitude and emotions by providing information about coping mechanisms and strategies that you can use to control and manage your emotions, motivation, and stress levels, e.g. prayer, meditation, deep-breathing, helping others, sleep, hobby, etc.
Denial and Stubbornness
Some diabetics are in denial of their diabetes. Even worse, some diabetics are in denial that they will develop one or more diabetic complications! This, despite the scientific evidence that shows that at least 93% of all diabetics will develop one or more diabetic complications.
In addition, some diabetics are stubborn when it comes to changing one's attitude or position concerning food, doctors, and drugs.
Some diabetics don't believe that they need to change. Others don't believe their doctors are distrustful. Others don't think it's worth it to change their eating habits, especially when it comes to giving up their comfort foods.
However, our program shows how being stubborn or in denial will lead to more problems and eventually it will be impossible to continue denying what is happening and what is going to happen to their bodies unless they change before it's too late.
Motivation and Laziness
You must be motivated to overcome the barriers, excuses and environment which are trying to keep you down and a victim of your disease.
You must find something that you believe in and is more powerful than the disease, e.g. your faith, your inner spirit, your children, your partner, etc.
You must have enough drive and motivation to overcome the laziness of taking the drugs or not doing anything. Yes, it's easier to take a pill; and, yes, it's easier to rationalize not doing anything.
So, you have to decide whether you want to remain a victim of the diabetes or not ...
Fatigue and Energy
When you're diabetic, your body's cells are unable to pull in glucose. And, without glucose, your cells can't produce energy. And, if your cells can't produce energy, you're going to feel tired.
And, if you'e tired all the time, you're not going to have the energy to exercise, do meal planning, go grocery shopping, cook/prepare meals, etc.
But, our program shows you how to transform your cells to produce energy so that you're no longer tired all the time.
Fear and Courage
You must have courage to go along with your motivation in order to beat this disease.
You must overcome the fear created by your doctors and the pharmaceutical companies. You must have the courage to fight back against the establishment in order to beat this disease.
Fear is created when you don't understand how to defeat something like a disease. The Power of Knowledge that you acquire from reading "Death to Diabetes" will help to overcome that fear.
Fear is easy. Fear is looking something hard and scary in the face and running in the opposite direction. Fear is avoidance and staying hidden in the shadows of life. Fear does not confront. Fear is rarely truthful.
Fear is a cousin to Lazy who always takes the path of least resistance. Fear is a thief.
Fear fuels our other dark emotions (e.g. anger, apathy, anxiety, denial, distrust, envy, shame, etc.) that keep us from fighting this disease or any disease for that matter.
In truth, Fear does not sound very rewarding. So why is it that so many of us spend so much time practicing it?
Courage is tough. Courage looks something hard and scary in the face and keeps moving forward. Courage is out there. Courage requires effort and overcoming and a sense of purpose.
Courage confronts and Courage hopes for something better. Courage must be exercised like a muscle or it will atrophy and wither away. Perhaps this is why so many of us spend so little time being courageous.
"Courage is the willingness to act in spite of your fear.”
Courage is not the absence of Fear but it requires Fear.
There is no need to be courageous if you aren’t afraid of something. Luckily, we’re afraid of plenty of things throughout the course of our day and our lives. We wouldn’t be human if we weren’t.
"Fear is just a call to exercise Courage."
Without Fear, we can’t have Courage. We cannot act courageous in any situation unless we have something to protect, something to overcome, something to honor, something to prove, or something to commit to.
Fear is a call to action and that action should be Courage.
Food Addiction and Time
Diabetics don't like to admit this, but, many diabetics are addicted to comfort foods and processed foods.
They also love the convenience of fast foods and other prepared foods because it doesn't require any work --just call or stop by to pick up your meal.
Our program shows you how to transform your comfort foods and other favorite foods (including some desserts) into healthier foods that won't spike your blood sugar! Consequently, you won't feel deprived of your favorite foods and snacks on our program.
Our program also shows you how to prepare healthy and tasty meals in less than 3 minutes! -- even some meals in less than 60 seconds!
Stress and Diabetes
Given today's environment, we all have to deal with stress on a daily basis, e.g. bills, your job, family, heavy traffic, upcoming events, divorce, a death in the family, taking the kids to school, preparing meals, grocery-shopping, etc.
Stress affects your diabetes by causing your blood glucose and cortisol levels to rise, making it even more difficult to mange your diabetes. In addition, stress causes anxiety and frustration, which causes you to make poor food choices.
However, our program shows you how to address these issues by reducing your stress and reducing the impact that stress has on your diabetes. Oh, by the way, did you know that there are specific foods known as anti-stress foods? We include them as part of our nutritional program.
Commitment and Effort
If you're really serious about reversing your diabetes, you must be committed to take this on in order to make it happen.
And, you must be willing to provide the effort to kill the disease before it kills you.
This is not something that you take on as a part-time task. After all, diabetes isn't a part-time disease ...
The Power of Knowledge
Information is very powerful -- but, only if it's the right information; and, only if you're ready to use the information.
“When the student is ready the teacher will appear." Tao Te Ching
If you're ready, we can help you reverse your diabetes. If you're not ready, then, you will suffer and remain diabetic ...
My people perish for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6
People with power (like some doctors and the pharmaceutical companies) don't want you to have power (knowledge) so that they can control you.
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The Death to Diabetes Story - Part 1s & 2
How to Reverse Diabetes: Author's Story
Introduction of Author at Medical Conference
Why the Endocrinologist Got Upset with the Author
The 5 Super Foods & 5 Dead Foods
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