Lifestyle habit HALTS diabetes?

I love talking to you about “lifestyle medication.”

That is, adopting healthy habits to potentially overcome chronic disease and boost health.

And really, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is quite simple. But that’s also where I love stepping in to help you.

So, allow me to outline a proven intervention for you to try.

Better still, research shows it might just REVERSE Type 2 diabetes!

“Fast” results

In a small, randomized trial out of China, researchers analyzed the effect of intermittent fasting (IF) on Type 2 diabetics.

For three months, half of the subjects were instructed to follow six cycles of five fasting days, followed by ten non-fasting days. Then, they had a three-month follow-up period without any fasting days.

The other half—the control group—did not follow an IF intervention.

Ultimately, researchers found nearly HALF of the diabetic patients—47 percent—who practiced IF achieved diabetes remission

Compared to only 2.8 percent of patients in the control group. They also lost 13 pounds after three months on an IF program.

Plus, at the one-year mark, 44 percent of the IF patients sustained their diabetes remission—and their weight loss.

And that’s not all…

It all boils down to diet

As a reader of mine, you likely know that the longer a person has Type 2 diabetes, the harder it is to get into remission.

But in this study, a whopping 65 percent of patients in the intervention group achieved remission, even after suffering from the condition for more than six years!

Not to mention, the cost of medication for the participants in the IF group fell by 77 percent.

In other words, a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to be forever.

So, whether you’re diabetic or not, I encourage you to make healthier lifestyle choices—starting with a healthy, whole foods diet.

And when it comes to following an IF program, the most studied types are alternate day fasting (fasting on alternate days), the 5:2 approach (where any two days in a single week are your fasting days), or time-restricted eating (where you restrict your meals to a specific eating window).

Just remember to follow that healthy diet on non-fasting days. Choose things like grass-fed and -finished meat, organic poultry, seasonal produce (lots of veggies and some fruit), nuts and seeds, eggs, and more. (Check out my A-List Diet for more guidance.)

Finally, for additional ways to naturally prevent and reverse Type 2 diabetes, check out my Metabolic Repair Protocol.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred


“Intermittent Fasting Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes Remission.” Medscape, 12/14/2022. (