KC Craichy SuperHealth Podcast – Reversing Diabetes and Controlling Blood Sugar

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Posted on 18th July 2011 by admin in SuperHealth Podcasts

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Diabetes and blood sugar conditions such as insulin resistance and hypoglycemia are commonplace in the discussion of health in modern society.  We are barraged by products, magazines, websites and books that attempt to teach how to “manage” or “live with” your diabetes as if it was something you owned or cared for.  We’ve long taught that Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) is reversible with diet and lifestyle changes.  And these same changes can radically speed your journey to Super Health and to your optimal body weight.

Today in our SuperHealth Podcast, Monica and I continue our special series on my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! In The Super Health Diet, I explore the connection between blood sugar and weight optimization which we discuss today.  Discover how you can use strategies and tools from the diabetic “community” to help accelerate you to Super Health!

KC Craichy


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KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy. This is my wife, Monica. So, what’s the big deal with your blood sugar? Does it really matter? Well, those of you with diabetes, or metabolic syndrome, or hypoglycemia, it matters to you. But why should it matter to the rest of us? Well, there’s an implication of blood sugar and longevity, and blood sugar and weight optimization that we want to talk to you about today.

Monica: Now, you’ve said before that everybody should treat themselves as if they were a diabetic, meaning what they eat and their lifestyle choices.

KC: Yes, they should treat themselves as if they were a diabetic in the proper manner, not the manner that conventional medicine talks about. It is not okay to eat a piece of cake and just offset it with insulin or diabetic medication. It is not okay if one is hypoglycemic to just eat sugar. It is really a very kind of a barbaric idea that’s wearing people out, frankly.

Monica: So what are some of the things that people should do as if they are treating themselves as a diabetic with their diet choices? What do you mean by that?

KC: Well, I’m talking minimizing the sugars. I’m talking taking the sweet drinks really out of the equation, the sweetened drinks that are carbohydrate or sugar-sweetened drinks. To actually not eat all the time, the contrary, the six meal a day thing that we talk about all the time is that six meals a day will cause your endocrine system to work, and your adrenals to work, and multiple insulin surges a day. You don’t really allow your body to do what it’s designed to do. I mean Grandma really did get it right, three square meals a day and no snacks.

Monica: Okay. In your new book, KC, Super Health Diet, on page 199, you say for one of the 14 new reasons for losing weight, reason number 12 says, “Lifestyle changes can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.”

KC: I am fully convinced that diabetes is reversible through diet and lifestyle. The literature suggests it. I have seen numerous cases happen. So, you should have hope. If you’re dealing with Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome, you should have hope.

Monica: Or even hypoglycemia and all those other blood sugar issues. Yes.

KC: All the blood sugar issues, even Type 1 diabetes. You can optimize your blood sugar levels and not overuse insulin, which will shorten one’s life. There’s a huge connection here between diabetes and all these blood sugar issues and optimal weight as well as longevity and energy levels and the whole thing, so getting this under control. This system that we outline in the Super Health Diet is a diet that will clearly optimize blood sugar in most people. If you stay with the live foods and the four corners of super food nutrition and you have the right levels and the kinds of proteins and so on, you really will make a radical change in your life. I have seen people lose 50 and a 100 pounds following this kind of program that their main issue was diabetes. So, in diabetes it’s high insulin levels all the time. High insulin levels store fat signals in the body. What you really want is to start out with lower blood sugar. As you eat have the blood sugar levels rise and fall over an optimal period of time, which is five or six hours. Then after about three hours, glucagon rises and starts the maximum metabolic mode. That’s a lot of detail. We outline this in the book. You can read more about it there. But the net of it is, allow your body to work how it is designed, and you will have a radical change in your life.

Monica: Okay. Something else I want to bring up from your book on page 196. In your point number eight of 14 new reasons for losing weight, you say, “Type 2 diabetes in young adults.” Let’s talk about that for a second.

KC: This is a huge issue. Children are running around with things that they perceive as healthy. Some of you parents even think they’re healthy. They’re drinking sports drinks and juices and juice boxes and soft drinks. They are so loaded with sugar.

Monica: They’re not really drinking water anymore, even.

KC: Which is one of the keys to health, frankly. So this is on top of eating all the pizza and school lunches and things like that. It is a huge problem, bringing a disease that was often known as an adult-onset problem into children, which is really setting them up for a lifetime of disease. The good news is that this is reversible. If we have to go back to the fundamentals of health, we lay them out clearly in the Super Health Diet. We’re going to go over the details in how to do a lot of this stuff over the coming weeks. If you want to read ahead, the book is available everywhere books are sold or at livingfuel.com.

We just hope this was helpful to you and we hope it inspires you. God bless you, and have a great day.


LivingFuel HealthAlert: The Stealth Drug Cause of Diabetes

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Posted on 21st March 2011 by admin in Health Alerts

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by Suzy Cohen, R.Ph, Author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist, Diabetes Without Drugs, and Drug Muggers: Keep Your Medicine from Stealing the Life Out of You

Statins are popular cholesterol-lowering drugs. They work in the liver by preventing your body from making cholesterol. When you eat meals that have starches and sugar, some of the excess sugar goes to the liver, where the liver stores it away as cholesterol and triglycerides. Now stay with me — when you have a statin on board, it’s like a message to your liver saying, “No! Don’t make any more cholesterol, please stop.” So your liver sends the sugar back OUT to the bloodstream.

Many statin users come back to see their doctor for a routine visit and find that their cholesterol may be better, but now they have high blood sugar. It’s entirely possible that some physicians mistakenly diagnose their patients with diabetes when in fact they just have hyperglycemia, the result of a medication that was prescribed to them months earlier.

It’s entirely possible that what you actually have is a known side effect of the most widely prescribed classes of medications in the world, and I personally think that this is one of the reasons now that millions of people think they have diabetes.

Obviously, there’s more to the story that you can sink your teeth into, so below are 3 links explaining exactly the mechanism of action. It’s not something that is discussed freely in the media (they keep it hush hush). It’s like the best kept secret.

Sources:
Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology May 1, 2004; 18(7): 805-815
Journal of Investigative Medicine March 2009; 57(3): 495-499
About.com February 20, 2010


LivingFuel HealthAlert: Reversing Diabetes and Controlling Blood Sugar

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Posted on 24th February 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Diabetes and blood sugar conditions such as insulin resistance and hypoglycemia are commonplace in the discussion of health in modern society.  We are barraged by products, magazines, websites and books that attempt to teach how to “manage” or “live with” your diabetes as if it was something you owned or cared for.  We’ve long taught that Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) is reversible with diet and lifestyle changes.  And these same changes can radically speed your journey to Super Health and to your optimal body weight.
 
Today on LivingFuelTV, Monica and I continue our special series on my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!  In The Super Health Diet, I explore the connection between blood sugar and weight optimization which we discuss today.  Discover how you can use strategies and tools from the diabetic “community” to help accelerate you to Super Health!
 
Join us by clicking on the graphic below to watch.
 
 
 
 
 
To order your copy of The Super Health Diet, click here or on the book above.

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Nutmeg Spray Numbs Nerve Pain

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Posted on 19th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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SPRAY containing nutmeg could ease a painful condition caused by diabetes.

Applied three times a day, scientists believe it will relieve diabetic neuropathy, where the nerves become damaged by too much sugar in the blood. The condition affects up to 70 per cent of diabetics and symptoms include a burning sensation, pain or tingling in the limbs.

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One Point Away From Being Diabetic

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Posted on 2nd January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Type 2 diabetics and pre-diabetics are well-advised to eat a “low-glycemic diet.” That simply means you choose foods — and portion sizes — that prevent large spikes in your blood sugar levels. This not only helps prevent the progression of the disease but can actually help you get back to a non-diabetic state-especially when accompanied by needed weight loss.

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Coffee, Tea May Slash Diabetes Risk

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Posted on 15th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Drinking three to four coffee and tea may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 25 per cent, says a new review and meta-analysis of the data to date.

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Regular Cola Drinking Linked To Diabetes In Pregnancy

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Posted on 14th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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New research suggests that women who drink sugary cola drinks regularly could be at higher risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy.

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Study: Flaxseed Oil Cuts Osteoporosis Risk In Diabetic, Older Women

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Posted on 1st December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Flaxseed oil may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women with diabetes and those who are post-menopausal, according to a new study.

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Magnesium & Fiber Reduce Diabetes Risk

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Posted on 30th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A Hawaiian study followed 75,512 men and women for 8 years tracking their fiber intake, magnesium intake, and the glycemic load of their diets to see who developed diabetes.

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Safer, Cheaper Ways to Manage Diabetes

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Posted on 28th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Lifestyle change has always been a cornerstone of treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Beyond that, we don’t hear all that much about natural approaches. Here are some recommendations from Dr. Mark Stengler.

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