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How Not To Die From Type 2 Diabetes

By | October 9th, 2016 | Modified - March 2nd, 2019
How Not To Die From Type 2 Diabetes
How Not To Die From Type 2 Diabetes

How Not To Die From Type 2 Diabetes

If you want to know how not to die from type 2 diabetes, the answer lies squarely with your diet. Society conditions many people to overlook chronic illness as being a result of their dietary choices.

People often place the blame on genetics or pathogens they encounter. The root of the problem is the diabetes promoting food people choose to eat.

The consumption of a plant based diet trumps a genetic disposition and environmental factors that lead to illness. Meat, dairy, and processed food support the development and proliferation of diabetes.

Helping Diabetes

Dying and living with diabetes is basically a personal choice. Dr. Greger uncovered in the video below that the scientific community had evidence that a plant based diet alone severely reduced the risk of diabetes since the 1930’s.

A 1935 study[1] showed that 1/4 of the diabetic participants in a 5 year study were able to get off insulin by eating a plant based diet. The other participants significantly reduced their need for insulin. The results were enticing but the thought of having to eat a plant based diet for 5 years might be a daunting task for many people.

This 1979 study [2] showed that 50% of participants were able to get off insulin in 16 days. Participants overall reduced their insulin requirements by 60% just by eating a plant based diet. The participants had diabetes for as long as 20 years and injected on average 26 units a day. Individually the amount was high as 57 units of insulin a day.

The studies showed a plant based diet was able severely reduce the need for insulin. An interesting point is the diets were high carbohydrates. You might assume the natural carbohydrates would support the diabetes, but they didn’t.

How Not To Die From Diabetes

The diets eliminated meat, dairy, and processed foods which supported the development and proliferation of diabetes. The article “Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking” [3] by The Guardian indicated people under 65 who ate a lot of meat, eggs and dairy were 4 times as likely to die from diabetes. 4 times as likely!

Further examination of the article revealed the number wasn’t true.  The original study[4] indicated the participants had 73 times the risk of dying from diabetes. People who moderately ate meat, dairy, and processed foods severely cut the risk of dying from diabetes. They only had 23 times the risk.

A plant based diet alone was able to reduce diabetes in of the some participants. Some participants needed to continue taking insulin, but at a significantly reduced rate. There could be various factors that contributed to some of the participants needing to continue taking reduced amounts of insulin.

Though participants consumed a high fiber plant based diet, the diet likely consisted of hybrid plant foods. Hybrid plants foods lack total chemical affinity with the body. Their digestion produces harmful byproducts and interferes with the body’s ability to achieve homeostasis.

An alkaline plant based diet based on the foods on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide have chemical affinity with the body. The body digests and assimilates these foods without generating harmful byproducts. They greatly support the restoration of homeostasis.

Participants who took over 20 units of insulin a day needed to continue taking insulin, though on lower dosages. The more severe the diabetes the less effective a plant based diet was in reducing the illness.

Alkaline Herbs In Helping Diabetes

In the more extreme instances the use of natural alkaline herbs is an alternative to using unnatural synthetic medicine. Natural herbs like prodijiosa, sage, and huereque are useful in reducing diabetes risk.  They naturally stimulate healing of the pancreas and pancreas secretions, and reduce blood sugar levels. They also target toxic fat that interferes with the uptake of glucose into muscles.

The herbs work to bring the body back into a state of homeostasis and do not only serve as bandaid. The chemical makeup of these herbs are far more potent than the compounds in plant foods in reducing diabetes risk. Alkaline herbs and the alkaline vegan diet serve as a potent combination in the fight against dying from and living with diabetes.

Learn more about herbs used to reduce diabetes risk and other chronic diseases in the book, Alkaline Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Greger on Youtube

[1] Rabinowitch IM. Effects of the High Carbohydrate-Low Calorie Diet Upon Carbohydrate Tolerance in Diabetes Mellitus. Can Med Assoc J. 1935 Aug;33(2):136-44.
[2] Anderson JW, Ward K. High-carbohydrate, high-fiber diets for insulin-treated men with diabetes mellitus. Am J Clin Nutr. 1979 Nov;32(11):2312-21.
[3] Sample, I. (2014). Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking. Retrieved August 22, 2016, from
[4] Levine ME, Suarez JA, Brandhorst S, Balasubramanian P, Cheng CW, Madia F, Fontana L, Mirisola MG, Guevara-Aguirre J, Wan J, Passarino G, Kennedy BK, Wei M, Cohen P, Crimmins EM, Longo VD. Low protein intake is associated with a major reduction in IGF-1, cancer, and overall mortality in the 65 and younger but not older population. Cell Metab. 2014 Mar 4;19(3):407-17.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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