I would be the last to say you should change if your diets are working and you are totally off of medication,feeling good,and sleeping well....and your cholesterol and blood pressure are good.
If it aint broke don't fix it.
But my diet works for many in Asia and other areas of the world where there is no diabetes.But in the industrial areas of Asia where they have adopted the westen diets diabetes has cropped up.In the areas where all they eat is starch(usually rice)they have not even heard of diabetes.So clearly it does work but I will agree its a different thing to think someone who has eaten a western diet all thie life can make a sudden change and it will cure diabetes.I think the evidence shows that it does but it will take years of more data to prove it 100%View Thread
Dolores,The only way for someone to be convinced is to actually try the diet for a few weeks and see if it really works.You probably remember when I tried the high fat low carb diet...it did not take long to see it would not work for me.... but I suppose its possible it may work for some others.
If the diet someone is on has their FBG down to the mid 80s and their A1C is below 5 and they are totally off medications then I can see little reason for them to try a starch diet because they are clearly successful with their approach..But if thats not the case it would be in their best interest to at least see if this will work for them.Just keep track of blood glucose levels to insure prigress is being made.View Thread
betatoo,its just not true.A proper starch diet works and you can likely convince yourself with a 2 week trial.Its fat that causes insulin not to work at the cellular level and low fat will clear that up.Read all of the postings on this subject before you give it a try to be sure you do it right.
Once you actually try it you will be impressed.View Thread
Try eating potatoes,brown rice,and beans for a few weeks and see what happens to your blood glucose...try it and see....then we don't have to debate because you will likely be convinced.
There are areas of rural China where all they eat is rice and vegetables 99.9% of the time.No meat,no fish... only rice and vegetables.They have almost none of the western diseases like cancer.diabetes.and heart dieaease.
There are healthy long lived societies all over the globe that thrive on starches....some have potatoes as their base starch,some have wheat, and some have rice but all are healthy without fat....FAR healthier than any of the western societies.
Since I Iadopted the diet I no longer need any medication of any type...no beta blockers,no ace inhibitors,no metaformin,no diuretics....I never take any medication of any type...not even aspirin.
But don't give up your meds until your blood sugar stays in the 80s for a good while.View Thread