Let me explain in simple terms what Type 2 Diabetes is, and how to prevent it and reverse it.
Diabetes is a metabolic illness, meaning that it is caused by your own body and not a disease-agent. In normal people, blood sugar is controlled by a hormone called insulin. In diabetic people, insulin no longer does its job because the body develops resistance to it. This causes blood sugar levels to remain at high levels.
Here is the crux of the issue. 90% of the health problems among non-smokers in the developed world are directly as a result of too much dietary sugar (and its siblings, namely rice, pasta, wheat and potatoes).
I want every human being on the planet to read this game-changing article by a heart surgeon on the dangers of sugar.
The other day someone asked me, “My mother-in-law has diabetes. But she is rail-thin, even underweight. How is this possible?”
Let me explain how this is possible.
Eating excess sugar and fast carbs leads to
1. Excess body fat.
3. Heart Disease
4. High Blood Pressure
If you have a sugary diet, you can get any one, or all five, of these illnesses. They are mutually exclusive. It is true that most people with Diabetes are also overweight or have excess body fat, but the true culprit is the ongoing sugar intake, not the body fat itself. So it is entirely likely that underweight people who live on a sugar and fast carbs diet can also develop Diabetes.
It is also true that if in the vast majority of cases if you eliminate sugar you will drop body fat, but that doesn’t happen with everyone either. But you will always reverse Diabetes, and lower your heart disease risk and stroke risk just from eliminating sugar (even if you don’t drop body fat).
We will explore the reasons why a small minority of people don’t drop body fat by eliminating sugar, in another post…mainly it has to do with a gland called the Thyroid.
Bonus Ravionhealth theory on addiction:
Have you ever wondered why smokers are often skinnier than non-smokers? It is because they are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine and sugar are both highly addictive substances, but being addicted to one provides a kind-of immunity from being addicted to the other at the same time. This is also the reason why people gain weight when they stop smoking; many simply replace the nicotine addiction unwittingly with a sugar addiction.