Want to Avoid or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Make These Your Go-To Foods Forget what you've heard - science shows these actually work

Far and away the most common condition my readers are battling is Type 2 diabetes, followed by its closely related cousin, being overweight.

That’s why I hammer at the bad mainstream info about these conditions — and work hard to give you the truth behind their cause and cure.

If you are new to this blog, you should know that I have grave concerns about the American Diabetes Association. The ADA is sponsored by drug companies. And these companies clearly do not want this disease to be cured, because it would wreck their profits.

So the ADA steadfastly refuses to acknowledge that Type 2 diabetes is quite simply a disease of carbohydrate overconsumption.

In fact, the ADA’s website explicitly states, “Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to follow a low-carb diet or avoid carbohydrate foods.”

The truth is that’s exactly what you should do, if you want to actually recover.

Dr. Eric Westman of Duke University has cured more than a thousand Type 2 diabetics with a low-carb diet.  This fact, reported in a variety of respected medical journals, appears nowhere on the ADA’s website.

So With That in Mind…

The ADA has lots of useless-to-dangerous info on its website, and here’s a real corker.

It’s the ADA’s list of 10 “Diabetes Superfoods”:

  1. Beans
  2. Dark-green leafy vegetables
  3. Citrus fruit
  4. Sweet potatoes
  5. Berries
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids
  8. Whole grains
  9. Nuts
  10. Fat-free milk and yogurt

Note that with the exception of fish, leafy veggies and tomatoes, none of these is truly a low-carb food.

In fact, it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that a steady diet of sweet potatoes, whole grains, citrus fruit and beans just might give anyone but an endurance athlete Type 2 diabetes.

So what would a list of truly diabetes-fighting superfoods look like?

Nutrient dense, high in essential compounds such as choline, blood-sugar friendly and delicious, it doesn’t get much better than eggs!

Well, the common definition of a “superfood” is one that’s nutrient-dense and fosters remission of a health condition.

So “diabetes-fighting” superfoods would be high in vital nutrients for overall health, rich in saturated fats for a feeling of fullness and low in carbohydrate to keep blood sugar under control.

My list of 10 diabetes-fighting superfoods echoes the list of “approved foods” Dr. Westman uses to cure the condition:

  1. Beef liver or chicken liver
  2. Pork
  3. Chicken
  4. Eggs
  5. Avocados
  6. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower
  7. Red bell pepper (an especially rich source of vitamin C)
  8. Full-fat fermented dairy, such as yogurt and cheese

And it includes just two from the ADA’s list (which they no doubt threw in to deflect criticism by paying lip service to low-carb diets):

  1. Fish high in omega-3 fats
  2. Dark-green leafy vegetables

I promise to keep bringing you information on what actually cures your most common health problems.

In the meantime, ignore anything and everything you read from the ADA.

To your robust health,

Brad Lemley

Brad Lemley

About Brad Lemley

I am a science journalist who has written for the Washington Post, Discover Magazine and dozens of other national publications. I've written or co-written 10 books, most on health and fitness. I am a passionate advocate for self-directed, nature-based health care, and believe strongly that robust health is within reach of anyone who possesses the right information.