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How to stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 5

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Here is the last installment of the series on how you can make changes to improve your life and stay away from diabetes.

I wrote about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

I discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

In Part 3, I detailed how a Vegetarian Diet can be used to reduce the symptoms of Diabetes.: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

Part 4 was a breaakdown of the Ketogenic Diet and what makes it so special and why so many people using it to save themselves. http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_29.html

Now I"m going to get into the Ultimate Keto Diet. What if you could be Keto without tracking, measuring, or havign to make up alternative versions of foods to fit your plan?

Carnivore Diet The Carnivore Diet, eat meat, and drink water. It doesn&#…

Fruits and Vegetables want you to die! (not really,....maybe)

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No, plants don't want us to die. That was just an attention grabber. I'll tell you something though. They sure as hell do everything that can to stay alive.

Plants can't run from us. They can't bite, claw, or hide. They can fight back and the way they fight back is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people.

Think plants are good for you? Keep reading.

I already addressed the three main points regarding why it's OK to remove vegetables from our diet.

Vitamins and Minerals are in meat and animal productsAnti-Nutrients are plant poisonsBio-availability is lower in plantshttps://blog.themeatlife.com/2018/10/its-in-there-do-we-need-vegetables.html
I've been Following @paulsaladinomd on Instagram  (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBg0LcHfnJDPmFTTf677Pw) for a few months now. If you haven't heard of him, go follow him now. He provides the best common sense breakdown of science as it applies to the Carnivore Diet.
One of the things I like about what …

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 4

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I wrote about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

I discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

In Part 3, I detailed how a Vegetarian Diet can be used to reduce the symptoms of Diabetes.: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/03/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html Ketogenic Diet The Ketogenic or "Keto" diet is all about turning the body into a fat burning machine. It is kind of the next level of the Paleo diet in that it is all about whole foods and cutting out anything processed but it goes an extra step and also reduces total carb intake.

Unlike the Vegetarian Diet, the Ketogenic Diet focuses on changing the way your body uses energy instead of reducing the amount of fuel it receives.

Because the modern diet is so high in carbs, our bodies have become carb burners by default. You eat more carbs so that’s the fuel your b…

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 3

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We've talked about what diabetes is in Part 1: http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

We've discussed how we get it in Part 2: https://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life_21.html

Let’s talk solutions How do you manage to live your life with little to no carbs? This is a challenge. It requires building some new habits and having a real understanding of what affects your body and what you can tolerate and live with long-term.

We’re going to discuss 3 options that I see most commonly used to help people combat T2D and insulin resistance. All three are based on eating whole foods and keeping things as organic and natural as possible. They are:
Vegetarian Diet - This is based on lowering caloric intake and choosing foods that raise blood sugar the least.Ketogenic Diet - This is a Low Carb, High Fat diet that prioritizes fat over carbsCarnivore Diet - This is a form of the Ketogenic Diet that eliminates carbs…

Bloodwork Update - 10 Months

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Alright, here we go! It's been 10 months since I started this way of eating on a whim, only to have it take over my life.

3 Month Update
6 Month Update

Before we get into the numbers, there were two things I wanted to test during the time between this and my last bloodwork. 1. How would cheese affect me and 2. What if I ate mostly ground beef?

Those are the two biggest adjustments I made during the time between tests.

Results

My body composition and dates of the tests.

Age:Weight:Body Fat %:46yrs185lbs12%6/19/18183lbs10%9/16/18183lbs10%2/19/19
I was around 92lbs of lean body mass during the first test. I'm around 95lbs now.


Inflammation6/19/189/16/182/19/19Myeloperoxidase199Not Tested190High-sensitivity CRP0.8Not Tested0.2ADMA78Not Tested74SDMA106Not Tested94F2-Isoprostane-Creatinine

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your Life - Part 2

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In Part 1 we discussed what Diabetes is and how we get it and what some of the identifiable risk factors are for it. http://blog.themeatlife.com/2019/02/how-to-stop-diabetes-and-save-your-life.html

Let's go over carbohydrates and why they are such a big problem for all of us.

If carbs are the problem, how do I avoid carbs? Let’s start by defining what a carbohydrate is and where they come from.

Carbohydrates represent one of the three main classes of foods or macronutrients. Carbs are a source of energy; they are mainly sugars and starches found in plant-based foods that the body breaks down into glucose that the body uses to feed its cells.

Something I want you to keep in mind. Carbs are not sugar, but they turn into sugar inside your body. Carbs turn into glucose. Glucose is sugar, period. Whether you eat a loaf of bread, a bag of carrots, or a cup of pure cane sugar, it all hits your body and requires insulin.

We’ll get into this later but I want you to consider this, carbs come …

How to Stop Diabetes and Save Your life - Part 1

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First things first
Chances are, if you’re reading this you already have been diagnosed with T2D, are pre-diabetic, or know someone who is.

I want to state this up front so there is no confusion. T2D doesn’t happen in a vacuum and you have a very good chance of managing it and living symptom-free if you learn how to change your lifestyle and nutrition habits.

Many people are doing this now WITHOUT medication, using nutrition as their means to freedom. Food is medicine.

Read this eBook if you have diabetes and want to reduce your symptoms, manage your life better, or reduce your medications. This is a great primer and learning tool for anyone who is at risk or to reduce their risk of getting diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin. Insulin’s job is to get glucose (sugars from the carbs that we eat) into your cells to be used as energy for your body.

When you eat too many carbs and your body has more glucose in it than it needs, two things will happen:

1. …