Exercise, Intermittent Fasting and Supplements for Diabetes
Is There a “CURE” for Diabetes and Aging?
The following article is from the Cleveland Clinic 

This certainly is a provoking question! Interestingly, there appears to be some fairly convincing evidence that intermittent fasting can have a dramatic effect on both diabetes management (and possibly play a role in preventing the condition) in addition to increasing longevity. In 2013, researchers looked at this approach in a British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease article entitled, “Intermittent fasting: a dietary intervention for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease?”

The study’s authors reported that intermittent fasting helps reduce the risk of heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes AND obesity, as it provides a method to help people manage their weight. They reported generally good compliance and described intermittent fasting as a “clinically relevant therapeutic approach.”

There are several options for intermittent fasting such as fasting on alternate days or not eating for 12-16 hours (last meal at 8PM and first meal the next day at 1PM, for example). Another option is to simply cut out one meal on days when you observe that your weight has increased.

Not only can intermittent fasting reduce one’s risk for developing diabetes but it may also help diabetics better manage their condition, as this form of fasting improves blood sugar and insulin levels in addition to insulin sensitivity. The research also shows that intermittent fasting can reduce inflammation and improve blood pressure and blood lipid levels. ALL of this, unlike most medications, comes with a low risk of adverse effects and is highly cost effective!

Supplements and Eating Program 

I personally like using these supplements that help resolve leaky gut, which can be a cause of diabetes. In addition, a special form of Vitamin K2 can help support and preserve insulin producing cells as well as the cells ability to use sugar, reducing the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.  My clients and I have also noticed that these supplements also help with sweet cravings! And of course, a sensible eating program low in processed sugar and processed carbohydrates is needed to complements this supplement program for best results.
 
Learn more about MEGA sporebiotic and MegaQuinone (special form of Vitamin K2).

Videos: Kiran’s discussion about K2

Great interview with Dr. Kate Rheume-Bleue, a ND from Canada who wrote the book, “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox”. This is a great interview that clearly outlines that vitamin K2 is a nutrient that we cannot afford to not know about.

My personal experience and thoughts and on this:
I find that the combination of exercise, intermittent fasting and the right supplements can help with insulin resistance and weight management. I personally have a tendency for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) and this combination helps me. Every body is different, so please listen to your body and see what methods work best for you. You may want to start off with just exercise first or a combination of two of the above. Please consult your doctor or health practitioner, if you have any questions to see if these methods are right for you.
 
This information should not be substituted for medical advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.
 

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