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Bluegalcc
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Re: Diabetes Superfoods

Agree 100%....started food supplement last year and have felt much better....one I use is Unjury...

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Re: Diabetes Superfoods


Paulie05404 wrote:
For those who can afford checking more often, that's great, I try to maintain twice daily as this allows me to save some strips for extra checks when I'll, or suffering high bs

Use some of those strips to test just before and again at your peak after meals and you can learn to eat such that you avoid those hi BG numbers :smileywink: A well worthwile expense IMO and IME.

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Re: Diabetes Superfoods


Paulie05404 wrote:
For those who can afford checking more often, that's great, I try to maintain twice daily as this allows me to save some strips for extra checks when I'll, or suffering high bs

 

This may help: Testing on a Budget

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spunky1938
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Due to overfarming, herbacides, pesticides, etc. our soil is depleted and mineral-deficient. Because of that and personal experience, I've become a firm believer that high quality supplements are necessary. Before, I would go to places

 

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Due to overfarming, herbacides, pesticides, etc. our soil is depleted and mineral-deficient. Because of that and personal experience, I've become a firm believer that high quality supplements are necessary. Before, I would go to places like
Spunky1938
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Due to overfarming, herbacides, pesticides, etc. our soil is depleted and mineral-deficient. Because of that and personal experience, I have never become a firm believer that high quality supplements are necessary. Before, I would go to places like

I don't buy the above.  I have never taken a supplement in my whole life.  I am 74 years old and have been very healthy for my entire life, even with diabetes for over 20 years.   I have only eaten  whole foods, no processed foods.  It is the processed foods that are the problem.  The nutrients have been stripped from them and replaced with fat, sugar, salt and white flour.    Supplements can be dangerous, they interact with drugs and are unregulated.  Besides extracting
and concentrating a nutrient is not wise as nutrients work together in the body.  I would never take calcium for instance.  I eat a slice of gouda cheese everyday and other calcium rich foods.  Calcium supplements do not absorb well.

They end up in the blood vessels.  That is the cause of hardening of the arteries.  Gouda cheese has lactobicilus bacteria.  The little bugs make vitamin K2 which job is to take the calcium from the blood and put it in the bones and teeth.

Nature knows best.

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sjselsky2 wrote:
What are your thoughts concerning the theory of blood-type dieting and diabetes?  I have the book and have read the recommendations for super beneficial foods, beneficial foods, Frequently eaten foods, Infrequently eaten foods, and foods to avoid.  I would appreciate any feedback.

Hi sjselsky2,

That whole book is a bunch of bull.  Our ancestor couldn't read and didn't know their blood types.  Yet here we are.   Nature knows best.     

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Re: Diabetes Superfoods


sandiegohealthnut wrote:
The Diabetes Superfoods article is a good list overall. I just want to challenge one thing mentioned at the beginning of the writeup: "There isn’t research that clearly points to supplementation, so always think first about getting your nutrients from foods."

Due to overfarming, herbacides, pesticides, etc. our soil is depleted and mineral-deficient. Because of that and personal experience, I've become a firm believer that high quality supplements are necessary. Before, I would go to places like Souplantation and eat 5 plates of salad and 4-5 bowls of soup because my body wasn't getting everything it needed. To tell people to get all their nutrition from food (which is inherently nutrient-deficient) and also saying that we should be mindful of eating modest portion sizes is creating a Catch-22 which is why I think most people in the U.S. have given up trying to eat right because the conflicting advice makes it feel like they're fighting a losing battle. Anyone else out there feeling frustrated and unsatisfied from their recommended eating plans?

I used to do the same thing, at their spin-off restaurant--  Sweet Tomatoes-- but it was more about overeating  in my case.  I still go there but now I limit my choices to mostly the green leafy veggies and very little salad dressings.  Sometimes the aroma of the fresh breads are overwhelming, but I fight back the temptation and just focus on the salads.

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Donna_A
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Sweet Tomatoes is not available in Virginia, yet. I have had very good luck there with salad choices and protein. Are you able to take a half serving of the bread of your choice? 

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jade513
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Re: Diabetes Superfoods

Yes I am. Can not use sugar alcohol. Raises my sugar. Having a hard time finding anything without sugar alcohol. Help