glad you are doing well on what works for you, RObd. The fact that you reversed gastroparesis sems amazing. I actually eat a whole lot of leafy vegetables, but I do think I would miss steaming my cauliflower to make fake mashed potatoes, cooking collards, and adding half- and half to my Chai tea . I Love cheese and eggs and get a good amount of my protein from them.But I do like the fact that you can do fruits on this diet, unlike. Dr.Bernstein's.
I guess you do not eat out anymore.. or just go along with your friends to socialize and not eat? How would you know that all the elements in a salad, or salad bar for that matter, are from "unprocessed" food sources?
brunetta... yes i do go with friends to eat often... portland has many raw vegan restaurants... they make cheese substitutes out of raw almonds and other raw nuts.. i dare you to tell the difference when taste testing... look on youtube under raw vegan cheese recipes..look at Green smoothies as this is where you can get large doses of protein and micro-nutrients... there are more good recipes out there than you can imagine...most will not raise your blood sugar more than 10 points and if you exercise you can work that off easily..
note: i have gone completely raw / vegan... nothing heated above 118* with no animal by products at all..no caffeine, and no alcohol... that means nothing in a box, can, jar...i make salad dressing from a lemon, olive oil, garlic and ginger (all fresh)
i believe that is why this is working for me...
my health is getting better and better.. because i went raw / vegan... i think the critics here work for the pharmaceutical companies.. did you know that ALL medical journals and text books that teach doctors are written and produced by the pharmaceutical companies..? why is that...?
i think if you look at and try all the recipes for the raw / vegan diet you will find that you are more than satisfied..
be prepared, at first you will feel sick, food addiction is real...just like any addiction you will feel sick/uncomfortable at first.. but after about a week you will start to feel amazing... i cannot stress enough.. test..test..test your blood sugar and adjust accordingly..check with your endo if you don't know how..
in two week i went from taking 70 to 30... i count every carb.. that has stayed the same.. what changed is meed for so much insulin..
hate to sound like a commercial but check out rawforthirty.com
this is changing my life in ways you cannot imagine..
much love robb
Seriously? You think those of us who are challenging your statement that a raw diet cures diabetes all work for the pharma companies? Wow. Sorry to burst your bubble, I am a SAHM and freelance writer - LOL. If you want to eat vegan and raw, that is great, your choice....my original post to you was that your claims that this type of diet cured diabetes were misleading at least and dangerous at most.
I eat a very healthy diet - plenty of fruits and veggies, and I do not eat red meat as a personal preference but do eat other animal proteins. My A1C has always been 6.0 or under Always. I have recently decided to try and eliminate most processed foods from my diet but, I still want to enjoy life and eating and socializing with friends. I have wine now and then. I am very healthy, no complications, no other health conditions besides being type 1.
Obviously if your A1C was 9 and above you were suffering some complications and health issues and this is the way you've gotten your A1C down and gained better control, then again, good for you. But please don't try to make those of us that choose a different lifestyle into some conspiracy theory!
i never said to stop testing your blood sugar..or adjusting your insulin... have you watched simply raw...? have you tried it..? it has made a huge difference in my life... and it can make a huge difference in many lives.. please don't put down what you haven't tried yourself... btw do some research, all medical text books are made by the pharmaceutical companies... why is that...?
the more you take drugs the less your own defense system stops working...for me proper nutrition is the answer... i went from having gastroparesis so bad i was placed on a liquid diet of smoothies: berries, yogurt, whey protein powder and a banana... i had to dose myself 7 units to avoid a bs of 240 or higher. greek yogurt 5 carb, whey 1 carb...
when i went 100% raw vegan, no more yogurt or whey protein powder i have been able to reduce insulin for a smoothie: 1.5 cups frozen blueberries, 1 banana, 2 cups spinach,1 celery stick.. and now that smoothie only requires 2 units..
tell me how that is possible...? please don't put down what you are unable to put into practice...what you put in your mouth is your choice..
oh, i do enjoy the wide variety of food choices that i have.. i'm lucky.. i live in a city with many RAW / Vegan restaurants.. there are cheeses made out of soaked nuts... and many more options so you can't tell me that you would miss out...
food addiction is like any other addiction... if you stop you will experience withdrawal.. but if you get past the first week you will experience more energy...and feel better than you have ever felt...
note: i did not say YOU will be cured... i'm only stating all the positive effect that i have experienced and it correlates with the experiences of those in the video.. there is however a man in the video that did not make it thru the program because he had your same views..
i only hope the best for you... but you make your own decisions as i do...this one is working for me... remember to test your blood sugar... :) robb
just one thing i forgot.. my gastroparesis has reversed its self... i no longer need metachlorpramide.. i'm sleeping through the night.. my LOL has dropped from 241 to 180... 70 units per day to 30 units per day... and my blood sugars stay around 110...
the diet you described above is the same diet i was on before i developed all these problems..you are right..! we all have choices... let me celebrate my victories and share them with other... much love robb
I still manage about 500 LOLs/ day...LOL! Do you mean LDL? Mine was most recently 86 but I think I may cheat at that by running? I eat quite a bit of meat, moderate carbs. Hardly any fruit. A couple of brewskis/ day too. I am a big fan of hot food though. 118 wouldn't cut it for a lot of stuff for me...I keep a candy thermometer in my coffeepot, to make sure it's @ 200 degrees!
According to something else that you posted, you have been on insulin 45 years (not 46 as mentioned above) , you really need to keep track of what you are wrting here.
Your replies (including the ones below this one) are really getting screwy . . . You might want to just stop here, while you're ahead.
I am interested in how you did this with gastroparesis. I am a vegetarian and had been trying to go vegan when I found out I had gastroparesis. I was hoping more fresh vegetables would make me feel better but it wasn't working and when the gastroparesis was diagnosed I was told to avoid those types of food all together. If there is a way for me to be able to eat a plant based diet, I would like to try but I have not found anyone that recommends it with gastroparesis. How were you able to make this work? Let me know. Thanks.
no, but yes for better management.
I just signed back in afer being gone awhile.I hope and pray for cure in my life but think I may not see it. However I am a type one my body produces no Isulin. I now kno that although my cholestrol was never higher then 160( its now 104) my arteries were clooged from years of poor control and a strong genetic tendency toward cardiac issues. my new goal is an A1C of at least 6.0,(last A1C was 6.8) .However hormonal issues,stress as well other physical issues can cause elevated blood levels.Stilll unless your body started producin insulin ,your still a type 1 diabetic.
I say no for the past ten years I have been told it would only be about ten years before they had a cure. As for who is "they" I have no clue.
robd, I think you're hijacked this thread for your own purposes and to be honest, you're treading on thin ice here as far as liability is concerned. Unless you are a doctor or a licensed and registered nutritionist or dietician, I would be very careful about making the claims you're making about this 'diet' of yours. Type 1 diabetes is an incredibly serious condition and changes in diet like the one you're espousing, if not done in conjunction with a doctor's supervision, can be deadly. You also keep pulling conditions out of a bag as to what this diet of yours has 'cured' and again, you're setting yourself up for a lawsuit here. If someone decides to take your advice, does something drastic with their diet and then suffers fatal consequences, there is a written account of you dispensing medical advice on this website, probably without a degree or a license from the state.
This thread was originally about whether or not there would be a cure for Type 1 diabetes in our lifetimes that will restore or replace our beta cell function, insulin production and suppress the autoimmune response that gave us this disorder, not whether a vegan diet could cure Type 1 diabetes. I've heard so many people who have no business giving out nutritional advice regarding what a diabetic should and should not do without realizing that there are serious consequences for Type 1 diabetics if they do this. Think very, very carefully about your posts, because they could very well come back to haunt you.