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This Holistic Blog Space is a place where I hope we can gather and talk about the latest holistic discoveries, and where I will share with you what's going on in my life, with my creations, my research in healing, my philosophies and how we can make this world, our bodies, our lives so much better.
MY LATEST DISCOVERY: (And these tend to always be pretty revolutionary) TYPE 2 DIABETES can be dramatically reduced by a simple change in eating patterns.
It's true. And the thing that everyone is telling us (eat 5-6 small meals a day) is killing us. This is information that was obtained from Byron Richards' book "Mastering Leptin." It's all very complex, too complex to explain everything here, but I'll give you a link at the end.
I've been eating 5-6 small meals a day for a very long time; probably more than 20 years. I began with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), then progressed recently to Type 2 Diabetes. Being a holistic health educator, I thought handling the Type 2 would be a snap. Just control the carbs, eat complex carbs only, keep to a low glycemic diet. But nothing worked.
Here's where the mad scientist started to experiment. I starved myself, ate nothing, and the blood sugar was high. I ate tons of vegetables and limited even the complex carbs and the blood sugar readings were high. I ate without care, only being sure to eat healthy real foods and the blood sugar readings remained high. I ate junk food and sugar and the blood sugar readings remained the same.They just wouldn't budge, and the food that I was taking in didn't seem to effect it at all.
So I started trying holistic remedies. Some things worked a little, but nothing really put a good dent in the blood sugar readings. I even gave into taking some oral meds. One had terrible side effects; one did nothing; one lowered the readings just a bit.
I finally came upon the too well kept secret of a hormone called Leptin. So I followed Byron Richards' Leptin Diet, which simiply said "eat real food," and "limit your meals to three times a day, leaving at least 3-5 hours between meals." No snacking, no noshing 5-6 times day, no snacks before bedtime.
Voila! Within two days of following this plan, my blood sugar readings normalized. No counting carbs, no counting calories, no crazy diet/carb limits, just eating real food, good food, three times a day. It's the good old fashioned way of eating; the way I grew up eating. Eating some sugar was also OK, as long as the sweet treat was paired with one of the meals, and not consumed in-between.
I won't bore you with all the details. You can buy one of Byron Richards' books, either "Mastering Leptin," or "The Leptin Diet," if you're really interested. The latter is the easier read, but still has a plethora of detailed scientific information about how leptin works with numerous body systems, including the liver, the pancreas, well, the entire metabolic process.
Just to be sure it was the Leptin plan that helped, the mad scientist stopped following it for a few days and my blood sugar readings climbed back up. So Leptin is my new friend.
By the way, Byron Richards' site has FREE podcasts and classes, including classes on the Leptin Diet:
Take the Leptin Quiz here:
Well, I'm off to get in my last meal of the evening, and I look forward to waking up in the morning to find another normal blood sugar reading. Thanks to finally understanding a simple but powerful hormonal body process fueled by Leptin and following its easy rules.
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