Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition – Comments by Joel Fuhrman, MD

Source: – Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman MD


Diabetes is a nutritionally related disease – one that is both preventable and reversible (in the case of Type 2 diabetes) through nutritional methods.

Note: No diabetic patient on medication should make dietary changes without the assistance of a physician, as adjusting the medication will be necessary to prevent hypoglycemia, or excessively lowering the blood sugar level.

… guidelines … :

1. Refined starches such as white bread and pasta are particularly harmful; avoid them completely.

2. Do not consume any fruit shows or dried fruits. Avoid all sweets, except for fresh fruit in reasonable quantities. Two or three fruits for breakfast is fine, and one fruit after lunch and dinner is ideal. The best fruits are those with less sugar – grapefruit, oranges, kiwis, strawberries and other berries, melons, green apples.

3. Avoid all oil. Raw nuts are permitted, but only 1 ounce or less.

4. The name of your diet is “greens and beans diet”; green vegetables and bean should make up most of your diet.

5. Limit animal food intake to no more than two servings of fish weekly.

6. Try to exercise regularly and consistently, like dispensing your medication. Do it on a regimented schedule, preferably twice daily. Walking stairs is one of the greatest exercises for weight loss.