This thread is to introduce a newer LC doctor and his fasting program to the diabetes forum. If interested, you can watch his lectures, read his blog and patient guidelines and make your own decisions about the information he shares. Suggest having your doctor’s OK that fasting would be a safe protocol for you with your history of blood sugar regulation.
Dr. Jason Fung is a Toronto-based kidney specialist. Never heard of him until this post on CalorieGate: http://www.caloriegate.com/calories...odel-of-obesity
. He recently started a separate website for an Intensive Dietary Management program, primarily to “cure diabetes naturally” http://intensivedietarymanagement.com/blog/
Summarizing about 20 hours of lectures in a nutshell; he believes only focussing on BG management misses the more critical insulin management. He analyses the areas where LC fails to address both, including the more insulinotropic foods that may raise insulin though not BG. He’s all about lowering the insulin response, best done with alternate day fasting.
The IDM program’s approach to reduce insulin levels is:
-Reduce Refined Carbohydrates
-Eat high fat
-Spices and herbs, e.g. cinnamon, tumeric,etc.
Under the lecture tab on his website, the Diabetes section has an introduction for what appears to be prospective patients, “How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally”. The lecture on Insulin Toxicity appeared to be for doctors, was taped at an annoying lunch with loud sounds of dishes, and heavy with nerdy studies.
Of the Obesity Lecture series, Part 3, about 45 minutes in, has the studies used on the Insulin Index of foods. Part 4, The Fast Solution starts off with general info, about 45 minutes in is more about Fasting. Part 5 about Diet & Disease was all good. The first third about changes in traditional diets most of us have heard before, then more interesting studies on Insulin levels specifically and disease. Or you could watch them all
and then consider the two Fasting Protocol details in the Resource information under the Patient Tab.
After being LC almost four years, I likely have Physiological Insulin Resistance now, but fasting has begun to bring BG down. It may be quite different for someone with diabetes so consider your own situation. My LCHF diet has only changed in that I am eating more fiber (bigger salads, large servings of carrots and broccoli), absolutely no snacking between meals any day, no sweeteners, not even a few drops of stevia on fasting day, added 1T of ACV before dinner, and fast the alternate day 24 hour protocol (dinner to dinner). One fasting tip is not to tell others and by doing the 24 hour fast dinner to dinner, my DH even hasn’t noticed. Dr Fung is right in that it is not that hard, and there are some extras allowed like 1T CO.