Approximately one in ten Americans have diabetes.
And many folks don’t even know they have it… or that they’re at risk.
Worse yet, the mainstream continues to turn a blind eye…
Instead, they defend a certain lifestyle behavior that drives your risk for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis up 70 percent.
And, on the off chance that they entertain a conversation about it, they offer NO (or limited) advice about how to clean up the habit. Instead, they push drugs and villainize all the WRONG things.
When in reality, there’s one simple solution to warding off this preventable diagnosis…
Poor diet, poor health
When was the last time you went to a doctor (other than me) who asked about your diet?
Better yet, when was the last time your physician discussed dietary choices that could be contributing to your health conditions?
Because a new analysis (unsurprisingly) found that poor diets account for the most newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases worldwide. (How is this news?)
More specifically, researchers found that roughly 14 million cases were linked to a poor diet. But wait, it gets better…
The results indicated that nearly 25 percent of diagnoses were caused by excess wheat and refined rice intake. And excess processed meat consumption was linked to another 20 percent.
Last, but not least, drinking too much fruit juice—while not eating enough non-starchy veggies, nuts, or seeds—also increased risk.
Folks, we’ve known this to be true for DECADES. Yet, still—millions continue to needlessly suffer because no one is willing to defend healthy, whole food diets.
Sure, many medicine colleges and boards recommend certain diet plans… but do they really? Because if that were truly the case, it would be mandatory for doctors to discuss diet at each visit.
Eat your way to better health
In my view, the entire food complex is plain broken.
Following a healthy, balanced diet isn’t complicated… but it’s not always easy on the wallet.
Grains, rice, processed foods, and sugar should be more expensive than lean proteins, fresh produce, nuts, and seeds—NOT the other way around!
I mean, one side consists of health foods while the other has “foods” that kill us…
Which do YOU think should be subsidized?
Since I couldn’t have said it better, read this: “Our study suggests poor carbohydrate quality is a leading driver of diet-attributable type 2 diabetes globally and with important variation by nation and over time,” said senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPh, MPH.
Interestingly enough—and again, to no surprise—excess intake of harmful dietary factors (the wrong foods) contributed a greater percentage of type 2 diabetes globally… 60.8 percent compared to 39.2 percent attributed to insufficient intake of protective dietary factors (the good stuff).
At the end of the day, I have said this over and over again… we have eaten ourselves into this type 2 diabesity epidemic. And we can eat ourselves out of it. I’m just afraid that, at this point in time, we will need government intervention to achieve such a lofty goal.
Until then, adopt a healthy, whole foods diet—like a Mediterranean-type diet, as outlined in my books The A-List Diet and The Hamptons Diet—and cut out the packaged, processed garbage. Indulge regularly in grass-fed and -finished beef, organic poultry, wild-caught fish and seafood, fresh vegetables, some fruits, nuts, and seeds.
And for extra guidance in preventing (or reversing) type 2 diabetes, check out my Metabolic Repair Protocol.
“Poor Diet Causes 70% of Type 2 Diabetes, Says New Study.” Medscape, 04/19/2023. (medscape.com/viewarticle/990949)