6 month update as a vegan: Weight loss = 63 lbs (effortless, btw), median blood glucose was 243 now 105, A1C was 10.3 and now it''s 5.5. It''s science, period. Reversed my diagnosis. Even the medical team can''t believe it; they''ve read and recommend these books to their...
6 month update as a vegan: Weight loss = 63 lbs (effortless, btw), median blood glucose was 243 now 105, A1C was 10.3 and now it''s 5.5. It''s science, period. Reversed my diagnosis. Even the medical team can''t believe it; they''ve read and recommend these books to their patients.
Have lifestyle diseases - diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease? Well, if you care to take control of your health, then this book along with Dr. Neal Barnard''s book on the same subject will change your life for the better.
It''s vegan, period. You''ll learn to love tofu and all the ways to prepare leafy greens. Onions, garlic and spices make it delicious.
Maybe you''ll finally really learn to cook, because steamed vegetables are boring. Trust us, roast that tofu and veg like cauliflower and eggplant for amazing flavors. Learn how to make your own spicy black bean burgers and baked tofu. Soups and bean stews can be taste extravaganzas as Thai, Indian and other vegan southeast Asian cuisines have already taught us.
Dr. Fuhrman phases diabetics into taking control of their blood glucose through diet AND exercise. Phase 1 is the most difficult for everyone who''s enjoyed the indulgent lifestyle that lead to a type 2 diabetic diagnosis.
Want to live? Then own it and get real - you''ll have to change what and how you eat along with moving your a$$. Period.
Phase 2 allows some more foods from that distant past when you thought that there would never be an end to it. However, if you reduce or get off of your meds altogether, what''s allowed in the phase 2 diet won''t really interest your taste buds. Seriously,
THIS IS SCIENCE. It''s not some weird fad diet like Atkins or whatever else is out there. Drs. Fuhrman & Barnard have decades and decades of data from all sorts of NIH supported and independent clinical scientific studies to support their simple claim, "You are what you eat." They also have amazing data from longitudinal studies that none of the pharmaceutical companies bother to cite. Yes, their claims are backed by tens of thousands of people who participated in these studies. No lie.
Both Fuhrman & Barnard''s books unequivocally demonstrate the abject failures of the diabetes ''industry''. Yes, it''s an institutionalized industry of collusion between big pharma and uninformed medical professionals that include physicians, counselors, diabetic educators and the entire spectrum of diabetic professionals supported by big pharma to advance pharmaceutical treatments that ultimately fail patients and result in early death. Yah, read these two books and weep.
For all of the armchair ''scientists'' who slam these books from their anecdotal ''evidence'', we bet that you didn''t bother to work with your medical team or really follow the recommended eating plans. Good luck with that, because going vegan pales in comparison to what''s in store down the road for diabetics who rely solely on medications to manage their diabetes - significantly shorter lives, blindness, possible limb amputations, kidney failure, heart disease - thanks to a pharmaceutical/medical model that would rather heap on the meds and not talk about some very dramatic required lifestyle changes - diet and exercise - that could make diabetics med free, along with all of the other significant health benefits of this vegan diet.
The big caveat: let your medical team know that you''re adopting this lifestyle change. If you decide to make these changes for your long-term well being, then take these books to your next appointment.
It''s easier to have the books on hand during the conversation than it is to argue with a group of well educated people who think that they know more than you do. You''re all supposed to work together. They''ll need to know what you''re doing so that they can correctly manage your meds without killing you by over medicating you as you lose weight and watch your blood glucose drop like a stone.
If you get push back from your current medical team, then find a different one. It''s more work to manage a patient who takes a real interest in his/her well-being than it is to dispense pharmaceuticals.
Helpful vegan cookbooks - Dr. Fuhrman''s Eat to Live, anything that''s vegan Indian - a great one is Vegan Richa''s Indian Kitchen,
Vegan Richa''s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook
, the Big Vegan Cookbook
Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious
and The Homemade Vegan Pantry
The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples
There are so many websites with vegan recipes that, trust us, you''ll find delicious vegan recipes and will never starve. You will lose tons of weight and your lifestyle diseases. One of our favorites is Forks over Knives, among many others.
Oh, and my anecdotal evidence? My numbers say it all. This worked better than I could have imagined and, well, changed my life.
Thank you, Dr. Fuhrman, for showing all of us the way.