Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group


Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.

Members: 462
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Diabetes Forum

You need fat to absorb vitamins

Started by BadMoonT2. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Aug 15. 6 Replies

Here's an interesting blog post by Registered Dietician Lily Nichols.Quoting the post titled 5…Continue

Dr. Bernstein Treatment

Started by carlyo7. Last reply by type1VT Aug 14. 36 Replies

Hey everyone! I was so shocked and excited to find this group involving Dr. Bernstein! I was a former patient of his and went into his treatment plan 2 months after my diagnosis. I was treated very…Continue

Staying on track/motivation

Started by Havarti. Last reply by v/prediabetic Aug 9. 15 Replies

For those of you who've managed to stick with this diet long term...how do you do it? What is some tangible advice/tips to stay on track? What do you eat in a day (sample breakfast, lunch and…Continue

Low Carb Breakfast

Started by Havarti. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Aug 2. 7 Replies

Hi everyone,So I've been reading about Dr. Bernstein's methods for treating D, and am finally jumping on the bandwagon. I've been eating 2 slices of Country Naturals brand bacon every day for…Continue

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Comment by JaninaWalker 6 hours ago

Here is a journal that has unfortunately been excluded from many databases simply because of the ongoing feud conventional medicine has against more natural approaches. I often will look up something in the Journal Of Orthomolecular Medicine here.. As with all searches, it takes time to find something directly applicable to your own case and then sometimes all you get is the abstract and the search feature even had the full article to refer to in bringing up the reference.

Another good tip that was given to me by a med student on here is that Rutin strengthens arterioles. I have been using it for a few years now and so was told to only come once a year for a checkup with regard to whether my eyes show any leakage. I had to have a treatment once right after I was mistreated with a hospital stay where my body was flooded with over 40 lbs of fluid retention in 3 days. That did cause blood vessels to pop, understandably so, and not due to anything I was doing. I then only needed one other follow up treatment, and then none since using the Rutin, as an add-in to my other supplements. So that is in 12 years. It's another reason I am so pro supplements. It costs me about 10c a day including taxes for one capsule of 250 mg. I also use a lot of vitamin C of the Calcium Ascorbate type that is already balanced by enough calcium to prevent the body pulling it out of the bones to prevent acid build up in the blood.

Comment by amanda02 7 hours ago

Fortunately for me, so far I have normal thyroid results. Dr. B. does say that many diabetics may eventually have thyroid problems because, like diabetes, thyroid failure is a hormonal issue, not because his diet causes thyroid problems.

I do have a history of other hormonal problems, however: endometriosis and infertility.

I do not use external insulin. I have, however, probably had diabetes for over twenty years, based on the state of my vision: I have Severe Non-Proliferative/Borderline Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy with Clinically Significant Macular Edema.

Comment by JaninaWalker 10 hours ago

I meant those of us who take insulin externally, so Askhealthy is making a good move by trying to retain her own production by staying healthy.

Comment by JaninaWalker 10 hours ago

Of the 4 women in this discussion has anyone thyroid issues? Because if you are having a hard time keeping weight up, is it due to meds being too high? I am researching it a lot to avoid needing any thyroid meds and found out acid reflux is a side effect of T3 only therapy which I was considering just for 3 weeks to 3 months max just to remove reverse T3. Above all I do not wish to take a hormone in an unneeded fashion as it does cause down regulation which we all experience with insulin. I have been researching for a year and experimenting to excellent effect. IMHO supplements ROCK, but then I read about them all the time, during the last 20 years of the almost 34 I’ve been diabetic. People believe in what works for themselves. All you need, as some of you have said, is to see it work for yourself. Of course it takes study.

I have never experienced acid reflux in my life and I do take extra HCL as I have read it is an ironic issue that those who experience acid reflux are actually short on it. You can find many sites that say so too, in a doctor’s own words. I always feel it is best to use the Internet to find the experts in a field and learn from them rather than relying on just a General Practitioner.

Comment by AskHealthy on August 19, 2014 at 6:41am

Hi Lynn,

I too have struggled to maintain weight. I originally lost weight following my diagnosis and a few months later had to go on Levemir. Now I am just careful to get enough calories. I used to track it on Fatsecret.com. It took a while for me to gain back the weight I lost and it can be difficult to maintain weight. This is hard for some people to relate to, but being someone who has always been naturally lower weight, I understand your problem! Since carbs have a lot of calories, it's just about making up the calories in fats or proteins.

Comment by Trudy on August 19, 2014 at 5:24am

I have Pernicious Anemia, which totally destroys your Hcl and enzymes. The only way that I can digest a meal is to take Hcl-enzyme pills. I would think that taking them without needing them could lead to acid reflux. As for probiotics--I have celiac disease, so that I must not only avoid gluten but take probiotics in order to prevent lactose intolerance. These supplements are life-savers for me, but I would never take supplements that I don't need. I'm afraid that sometimes the only way that you can find out what you need to digest your food is to experiment a bit.

Comment by Brian (bsc) on August 19, 2014 at 4:07am

Dr. B says that a very low carb diet will tend to drive you towards a "natural" weight. If you are very overweight you will lose weight. In order to gain or lose weight on Dr. B's diet you need to increase or decrease protein intake.

LADA/T1 affects your production of insulin and amylin. As far as I know the rest of your pancreatic function is unaffected so I'm not sure pancreatic enzymes will make a difference. What pancreatic enzymes are you starting? I really am a fan of just eating real food and not spending a lot of money on potentially harmful and useless supplements.

Comment by JaninaWalker on August 15, 2014 at 3:15pm

Lynn that seems wise to add enzymes because they decline with age. I just finished reading a short book called No Guts, No Glory and Dr. Steven Lamm suggested prebiotics and probiotics are necessary also to keep the right friendly bacteria at a high which is necessary to even absorb some nutrients like B6. He also suggested taking digestive enzymes. He mentioned that Mark Twain said "to eat is human, to digest, divine." Cooking apparently destroys some enzymes in food intended to help digestion.

Comment by Lynn on August 15, 2014 at 1:52pm

Thanks Amanda for your response! I usually weigh 116 but since being diagnosed with LADA, my weight dropped to 107.
Long story, but now I am on Gluten free diet which eliminates even more foods! I have continued to lose weight and am now down to 102. I eat low carb, but now as low as Dr.B suggests! Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem - maybe the pancreatic enzymes I'm about to start will improve things?!

Comment by Lynn on August 15, 2014 at 1:45pm


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