Diabetic Diet: What to Eat to Heal
If you are diabetic, you are already under a doctors care and should be following the diabetic diet prescribed for you, along with taking any medication that have been prescribed.
It's going to be critical to your healing that you follow your plan and keep your blood sugar stable. Your glucose monitor testing is a great tool to keep you right on track.
All version of the Healing Diet are based on the diabetic model of keeping your blood sugar stable. Whether you eat a meat or plant based diet, the foods listed in them are probably a lot of what is already on your food list. You may have some specific restrictions, so make sure to heed those.
There are some fantastic resources out there today for making big changes in your diabetes. It is not hopeless, and contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be a prisoner of diabetes forever. There is another way.
Take a few moments to check out this short video clip on food. Not only do you matter, the food you eat really does matter. You are what you eat. Furthermore, what you eat is the number one thing we have control of over our health, and few of us really use this opportunity to be healthy.
Watch the movie:
You do not have to buy this movie. You can rent/watch it instantly on Netflix, or rent the DVD from a wide variety of other sources.
From the same source is Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. We highly recommend everyone watch it. We are not telling you all to go 'raw vegan', however, what you will learn in these videos may change your life for the better, forever. Even if you simply started adding more of what you really need in your diet, you'd see changes. We promise.
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is a movie that targets diabetes, however, it's selling itself short in the title and packaging because EVERYONE would benefit from seeing the changes that take place in this movie. You'll get off of medication, feel better than ever - change your life forever. You can't find this on Netflix, but you can get it at Amazon here: Raw for 30 days
The movie, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is another amazing video we would like you to watch. You can watch the movie in its entirety on Netflix and other venues.
These are our most important health recommendations for you for your year ahead.
You CAN not only change the way you eat, but you can also really ENJOY your food when you do make changes.
We hear people say, 'I used to only be able to eat 2 or 3 salads a month and then I'd get sick of them. You helped me change that and now I crave them."
Many of us eat due to stress and our resistance to 'giving up foods' is really more about stress than the actual food. One book we recommend is Geneen Roth's Women, Food and God. It will help you use your eating habits as a window to what's really wrong, whether you believe in God, a higher self or just yourself, Geneen's work is ground breaking.
Here's a revealing story from one of our members. "I ordered the book and it came lightening fast from Amazon.com. I was excited to get it, but once the box was in my hands I did something I never could have predicted. Innately realizing I was 'about to lose eating what I wanted', I picked up the box, didn't look at it, held it away from my body, dropped it off on the kitchen table completely unopened, and proceeded immediately to the refrigerator where I fixed myself something, ran off to my office and closed the door behind me. Ummm yeah. I had to laugh at myself. I clearly wasn't quite ready to have someone tell me what not to eat!"
But, it's not really about that. It's about your relationship with food and your life. Geneen's website and seminars are awesome. If you can grasp the concept that when you run away with a chocolate sundae, or whatever your thing is, drive home after work being destroyed from working too hard with a pain in the neck boss and you go straight to McDonalds, it's not entirely about being hungry, because if it was, that banana and apple you brought with you to eat on the way home would work fine.
It's about soothing that thing you're feeling. If, instead, you let that feeling be the door to what's wrong, you can finally address it once and for all. You don't have to give up McDonalds. Instead, you'll find you just don't NEED it anymore. Once you let the feeling show you what's really wrong, there actually isn't any pain in the transition. The problem just goes away.
We have an entire food section dedicated to the Healing Diet, with a variety of choices, beautiful full color photos, and options for meat as well as plant-based diets, so after reading this section on your personal diet type, move onto our Healing Diet page to find the recipes and combinations you need.