My health problems started even before I was born. My paternal grandparents were grossly overweight. My grandfather, a butcher, always thought that animal protein was the way to good health. As a child, each meal was laden with heavy servings of meat. Those choices always seemed strange to me, because I came from a Jewish family. For dinner, each one of us got a 2-inch thick steak or lamb chop. To keep the family healthy, my dad would make us a large Caesar salad served up in a giant roasting pan and drowned in his homemade dressing.
Blood sugar levels change rapidly, especially after eating they go up and after exercise they go down. The American Dietetic Association receives its funding from many industries, including those that manufacture artificial sweeteners and foods made with these sugar substitutes and simple sugars. People with type-1 diabetes must stay on insulin, but the administration of medication should be as unobtrusive as possible. I agree to receive emails from Dr. Then at the end of the meal they find a sugar and fat-filled dessert, a calorie-bomb of pleasure, a pie, an ice cream, or a cake. Therefore, eliminating the resistance to the action of the body’s insulin always cures type-2 diabetes unless there is in addition some significant loss of beta cell function.
Two basic physiologic changes are now recognized as involved in lowering the blood sugar to symptom-producing levels. The disruption and removal of fibers from plant foods, through the processes of refining, causes the blood sugars to drop low enough to cause symptoms. For a simple example, if a whole apple is ground into apple sauce, your pancreas will produce more insulin in response to your eating the apple sauce than it would if you ate the whole apple. This greater quantity of insulin can lower your blood sugar down to the levels of hypoglycemia within a couple of hours. This response is further exaggerated if the disrupted fibers have been removed to make apple juice. Grinding of whole grains, such as brown rice, into rice flour will cause a similar increase in insulin response with exaggerated falls in blood sugar levels. Thus, it is important not only to eat vegetable foods, but, for a few very sensitive individuals, to eat those foods only as nature provided them—unprocessed, complete with all their fibers.