10 Oct Health and Wellness: The secret weapon to control Type 2 diabetes
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Amy Osmond Cook, Daily Herald
October 10, 2017
If you could enjoy better health by changing one thing about yourself, would you do it? Of course, you would. And for millions of Americans, an improved quality of life was found by simply changing their diet. There is a lot of power in nutrition, and as the field of functional medicine gains in popularity as a method for treating chronic and degenerative illnesses, people are discovering that good health is one meal away.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in three Americans have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood sugar levels are “higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes.” That means 86 million of us are sitting on a threshold. And without making changes in our lifestyle, the CDC says up to 30 percent of those with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years.
“Doctors are now discovering that Type 2 diabetes isn’t a condition that requires more medication. Instead, it needs a change in nutrition,” said Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., at Next Advanced Medicine.
So what can we put on our plate to help prevent the onset of diabetes?
1. Eat greens
Eating greens nearly every day may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to prolong your life,” said Michael Greger, M.D., author of How Not to Die. “Of all the food groups analyzed by a team of Harvard University researchers, greens turned out to be associated with the strongest protection against major chronic diseases.”
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