Let's get real - bananas and oatmeal don't cause diabetes! It's time to debunk this myth about carbs and sugar. The truth is, type 2 diabetes is preventable and reversible through lifestyle changes. I've seen it happen firsthand with my own clients.
So what is diabetes anyway? It's a condition where your body can't properly use insulin to let glucose into your cells for energy. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. But in type 2 diabetes, your cells become resistant to insulin over time. This causes high blood sugar and inflammation throughout the body.
Type 2 diabetes damages your eyes, kidneys, heart, brain - you name it. And rates are skyrocketing worldwide. But it develops slowly, and you can spot early symptoms like increased thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, and slow healing.
Doctors diagnose diabetes through blood tests - high glucose levels or hemoglobin A1C over 6.5% indicate diabetes. Many think diabetes is caused by eating too many carbs. But it's really a cellular issue - rigid, inflamed cell membranes prevent insulin from working.
The good news? You can prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes without meds by improving cell health.
Here are my top 10 tips:
1. Breathe deeply through your nose - calms your mind and body.
2. Prioritize sleep - your cells heal while you snooze.
3. Stay hydrated - keeps cells soft and flexible.
4. Eat omega-3s - they keep cell membranes permeable.
5. Eat chlorophyll-rich greens - they scrub your cells clean.
6. Take magnesium - relaxes the body and improves cell sensitivity.
7. Feed your gut - gut health is linked to cell health.
8. Get sunshine and take vitamin D - healing for cells.
9. Cut out low-quality foods and drinks - they rigidify cells.
10. Move daily - boosts cell sensitivity to insulin.
See, you have the power to prevent and reverse diabetes through lifestyle factors like sleep, stress management, nutrition and movement. Ditch the diabetes drugs and try addressing the root cause - your cellular health. Bananas and oatmeal are back on the menu!
Stay happy and healthy - we're here to help,
Chris Johnson | Founder On Target Living
P.S. Here's 5 more resources that can help you feel your best:
1. Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil provides vitamin D and omega-3s that improve cellular sensitivity and keep membranes flexible to reverse diabetes.
2. Flash Frozen Wheatgrass: Wheatgrass nourishes cells with chlorophyll to scrub membranes clean and improve cellular health for diabetes prevention.
3. Spirulina Chlorella Tablets: Spirulina and chlorella pack nutrients that optimize cell health to prevent and reverse diabetes.
4. Rest Eat Move Book & Audio Book: The Rest Eat Move book outlines lifestyle strategies to breathe, sleep, hydrate, nourish and move your cells towards diabetes reversal.
5. On Target Living App: The On Target Living app offers tips to improve cell sensitivity through better sleep, stress management, nutrition and movement to prevent diabetes.