excerpts from Diabetes: 8 Steps in 8 Weeks

for people want to reverse diabetes

1 in 3 adults in the U.S. over age 20 is prediabetic,
meaning he or she has high blood sugar.

9 out of 10 of them do not know they have it.
1 to 3 will develop diabetes within 5 years.

1 in 11 adults in the U.S. over age 20 has diabetes.

1 in 4 do not know they have it.

This book will tell you how to reverse your diabetes.

“Let food be your medicine.”

Credited to Hippocrates

Prologue

If you have Type 2 diabetes, whether recently diagnosed or ongoing for years, this book will open your eyes to a new type of thinking about the real cause of your diabetes and the right cure that will reverse it. After reading this book, whatever you thought about diabetes will change. If you think that diabetes is your destiny because one or both of your parents had it, you will learn that what you have inherited is only a potential. If you think Type 2 diabetes cannot be “cured,” this book will show a completely different picture. The fact is, you can reverse high blood sugar and diabetes in as little as 8 weeks using the 8 steps in this book.

To begin, think about this. If you feel that you are in “control” of your diabetes by being able to keep your blood sugar level in a desired range with medications, you must ask yourself a few questions. Where did the blood sugar that your medications supposedly made disappear from the blood go? Did it exit your body? If your diabetes care provider tells you that the sugar was “metabolized,” meaning used by your cells, ask for the evidence of this. The fact is, even with medication or insulin injections, blood sugar remains in the body disguised as fat, which can lead to blockage of blood vessels and diabetic complications despite the appearance that you are maintaining blood sugar control.

Think of the freedom you will feel by not having to carry food with you when you travel or arrange for special food to be available at your destination because you are taking diabetic medications. Think of not having to get up from sleep with perspiration, palpitations, and panic due to a hypoglycemic episode. Think of not being afraid of experiencing the mental cloudiness and confusion associated with low blood sugar that happens in a Type 2 diabetic on medications. Think of the joy you will experience to be able to eat when you are hungry rather than on a schedule, or to be able to skip a meal if you want without having to worry about the serious consequences of hypoglycemia.

Sometimes science theories need to be updated

There are times when existing science turns out to be wrong—and the explanation for the cause of Type 2 diabetes is one of them. I have been researching diabetes for more than twenty years, and it turns out that the leading theory about its cause misses the real scientific reason why people develop Type 2 diabetes. For nearly 80 years, it has been accepted that high blood sugar is caused by “insulin resistance,” a condition in which certain cells in the body are no longer sensitive to the presence of insulin and therefore these cells stop allowing glucose to enter.

According to this theory, insulin resistance is the cause of high blood sugar and eventually Type 2 diabetes if the condition persists. Moreover, patients often believe (and medical professional may lead them to think) that such insulin resistance cannot be reversed once it starts. This sets off a chain of results, starting with taking oral medications, increasing their dosage, changing to stronger and stronger medications, and eventually giving oneself insulin injections before every meal.

However, you should be aware that the “insulin resistance” theory has never been proven as biological fact. The theory has not been able to explain why the loss of insulin sensitivity occurs, or by what biological mechanism it takes place. The theory cannot explain why younger and younger children are developing high blood sugar and diabetes. It cannot account for why thin people as well as overweight people develop diabetes. It fails to explain why some pregnant women can develop gestational diabetes within 8 weeks of pregnancy and then, within days after giving birth, their diabetes disappears. As you will learn in this book, there are too many inconsistencies and logical leaps of medical science for us to continue believing in insulin resistance.

After critically examining 20 years of research, I have developed a new, more understandable explanation for the cause of high blood sugar and diabetes. It answers the questions above about younger and younger children developing diabetes, about thin and overweight people equally getting it, and about some pregnant women incurring gestational diabetes. My explanation for the cause of high blood sugar and diabetes also sheds light on why diabetes is spreading throughout the world, as millions more people are now developing it. And most importantly, my explanation for the cause of high blood sugar and Type 2 diabetes provides the answer to how it can actually be reversed. In short, I will show you how your diabetes can be “cured” if you follow the 8 steps in this book.

Here is the key to what you need to understand. High blood sugar and diabetes are caused by the constant consumption of grains and grain-flour products more than what your body can utilize. Your body’s natural process is to convert excess carbohydrate consumption, absorbed into the body as glucose from the intestine, into fatty acids to be stored as fat. Eventually, you fill your body’s fat cells, and when they reach their capacity, your fat cells become unable to accommodate any further fatty acids for storage. This event leaves the fatty acids in the blood, triggering your muscle cells to switch from burning glucose to burning those fatty acids.

The result: You end up with excess glucose accumulating in the blood, which leads to the diagnosis of high blood sugar, and eventually Type 2 diabetes.

This explanation about the real cause of diabetes opens new avenues for how you can reverse it if you have already been diagnosed. It allows doctors to treat your diabetes earlier and better, without resorting to prescribing medications, taken by mouth or injected into the body. Medications do not, in fact, eliminate the dire consequences of diabetes. Medications may drive glucose out of the blood, but not out of the body. When glucose remains in your body, as it does when you have diabetes, it can lead to serious health complications including blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, and more. Also, it is far more dangerous to experience extreme low blood sugar induced by medications than slightly elevated blood sugar for short periods of time.

Just 8 STEPS to cure diabetes?

Curing diabetes means reducing a high blood sugar level to below the diabetic threshold (after a 12‑hour fast, a range of 70.2 to 100 mg/dl is considered normal) and keeping it below that level on an ongoing basis to avoid its severe complications. Is it possible to do this in just 8 steps? The answer is yes.

This book will show you the critical 8 steps that will change your life in the most important way possible, helping you reverse your diabetes.* While you may believe that eliminating grains from your diet will be difficult, if not impossible, these 8 steps will teach you how it can be done in a way that makes you feel motivated, proud, and increasingly healthy, rather than as if you are suffering or deprived of foods you love.

Just as you do not consult a package, a chart, or a book to determine how much to drink when you are thirsty, I do not prescribe what you can eat when you are hungry. These 8 steps are not a “diet” per se, but a revitalization of your lifestyle choices in favor of reconnecting with your “authentic” weight. I teach you how you can relearn to eat only when you are truly hungry, avoiding overeating and reimaging the value of good food in your life. Except for avoiding grains as much as possible, I will show how you can eat nearly every food, savoring its flavors and textures, and the delicious experience of enjoying every meal.

If, despite taking medications, your fasting blood sugar level has been going up, the recommendations in this book will help lower your high blood sugar. Changing your lifestyle habits when it comes to avoiding grains as much as possible, based on the new theory in this book about the real cause of diabetes, will help you avoid the further progress of your diabetes and its many complications. This will potentially save your life.

*Reversing diabetes will not repair any damage the disease may have already caused, such as damage to your nerves (diabetic neuropathy), eye problems, kidney problems, or heart conditions. Once the cells of the body have been damaged due to diabetes, the damage is usually irreversible. But this does not imply you should not reverse your ongoing diabetes. Lowering your high blood sugar may prevent further damage and other consequences.

Just 8 WEEKS to cure diabetes?

Yes, by following the 8 steps in this book, most people can significantly lower their blood sugar within as few as 8 weeks or less.** It does not take years of time to begin emptying your fat cells that have been storing excess glucose (in the form of fatty acids) when you avoid eating grains and grain-based products. As soon as the fatty acid level is normalized in your blood, your cells will revert to burning glucose, thus lowering your blood sugar, and very likely helping you lose weight as well. Working with your doctor, you may be able to curtail taking an oral diabetes medication such as a pill, or if you are taking insulin injections, you will likely be able to lower the dosage little by little to zero.

Is there proof that such a change in blood sugar can occur so quickly? The answer is, yes; one significant scientific experiment has shown that blood sugar can be reduced in as little as 8 weeks once there is a diet change that includes avoiding complex carbohydrates such as grains. You will read about that experiment in detail in Part I of the book.

I invite you to try out the 8 steps in this book for this period of 8 weeks. These steps work together as a complete program to lower your blood sugar, reconnect with your body and the right weight for you, relearn how to eat for health while enjoying your food, and avoid the destructive patterns of overeating, gaining weight, and creating an unhealthy lifestyle.

** People with very high blood sugar level may take longer than 8 weeks. People with damaged pancreatic cells may have difficulty maintaining blood sugar level.