>Diet and Diabetes

>Dr.Johathan Wright, a director of the Tahoma Clinic in Kent, Washington has recommendations for diabetes.
What to eat?
1. Totally eliminate refined sugar and sugar products from your diet
2. Avoid junk foods
3. Eat snacks made out of protein for your in-between meals
4. Eat carbohydrates that are good for you: whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables. They release natural sugars that release slowly into the bloodstream ( low glycemic foods)
5. Reduce or eliminate your intake of tobacco, caffeine and alcohol
6. Take off the excess weight through exercise and calorie reduction

Another doctor, Dr. Anderson’s  diet plan for diabetes calls for 55-60 percent carbohydrates- 2/3 from complex carbs such as fruits, veggies and grains. 14-20 percent protein (about 45 grams/day) and 20-30 percent from fat, with 10% or less from saturated fat.
Dr.  Anderson  believes that fiber is very important to the diet plan of a diabetic and believes they should have 40-50 grams of dietary fiber a day. ( 10-15% from soluble fiber) This may seem like a lot, but if you start out slow, and increase the fiber, your body will adjust. The recommendation is to add one high fiber food a week. This will help the body adjust to the increased gas production from high fiber foods such as grains and beans.

Dr. Virender Sodhi suggests Ayuvedic Medicine which includes the use of saunas, and other toxic relievers.
He also believes in  the elimination of sugar but the reduction of protein in the diet. Excessive  protein intake can effect the kidneys.
Fat should  be limited  too because with diabetes there is often a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes which can make fat digestion difficult.

Sounds like a lot of work, but if you try to do it slowly, and eliminate things that you have control of, you will feel better.

Supplements and Vitamins:
Specifically Vitamin C, E, B-complex vitamins and, magnesium, chromium and zinc, as well as cod liver oil, to slow the process of blood platelet clumping which is associated with  various diabetic complications.