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Robert McFerran, a couple of questions...

Posted by trish on December 22, 1998 at 18:13:12:

Hi, Robert!

I am supposing that diabetes is a sign of an extreme metabolism...what would that be? HG? My mother, a diabetic and blood type A tried the ER4YT diet and never felt satisfied, so she really didn't stick with it. She just started using insulin injections and is managing quite well on 8 units in the AM and 8 units in PM. She's on a hospital recommended diabetes diet that I feel includes too many carbs and sugars (like they want her to need the insulin), but what do I know?

Mom was recently diagnosed with fairly advanced but hopefully slow growing bone cancer. I am wondering if she might benefit from a different diet and while Walt suggested a macrobiotic diet, she is just not up for learning about that right now.

I am wondering if you have any other suggestions.

If I can just suggest to her some general simple changes, she might be more willing to try that, at least until I have time to learn about macrobiotics and explain it to her.

Thanks for your comments, Rob...I will be bugging you soon about the elimination diet on my own behalf.

trish


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Re: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions...

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 22, 1998 at 22:44:36:

In Reply to: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions... posted by trish on December 22, 1998 at 18:13:12:

Trish,

I don't see ANY reason why your mom couldn't do a little dietary manipulation to completely eliminate the need for injected insulin.

Dr. Philpott found several year ago that food allergens act as triggers to elevate blood sugars. He discusses this in great detail in his book BRAIN ALLERGIES.

Sooooo, your mom could be essentially non-insulin dependent in 4 days IF she would run the elimination diet with you. It's really easy for those with type II diabetes to determine their major food allergens -- they can just check their blood sugar about 2 hours after eating to see if there is a precipitous rise or fall.

If she doesn't want to do that then have her eliminate ALL grains (except for rice) as well as milk and soy. Then she can eat all the other whole foods that she wants. Of course this cuts out processed foods and means there will be lots of time spent cooking.

95% of all type II diabetics are EXTREME Agriculturists so unless she reacts very badly to caffeine I would start there -- after eliminating food allergens and see how she does.

Please learn something about Macrobiotics. What might be so healing about it is not the actual foods used but instead the Macrobiotic 'way of eating'.

Bob


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Re: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions...

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 23, 1998 at 10:11:43:

In Reply to: Re: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions... posted by Robert McFerran on December 22, 1998 at 22:44:36:

Dear trish,

I would like to second Robert's comments.

At the same time, your mother will have to be VERY careful about how much insulin she takes because she will not need it nearly as much. This opens her up to insulin shock. It is not so dangerous for her sugar to be too high for a while but she could die with her sugar being too low.

Her doc will never believe how much truth there is on Robert's note so she may not get much help from her doc there.

Walt



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Re: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions...

Posted by trish on December 23, 1998 at 10:37:47:

In Reply to: Re: Robert McFerran, a couple of questions... posted by Walt Stoll on December 23, 1998 at 10:11:43:

Robert and Walt,

Thank you both for your comments. Well, I suppose I'll give it a shot...I know she won't do the elimination diet, but I may be able to convince her about cutting out grains, at least while I'm getting up on the macriobiotic thing...these pesky holidays are really getting in my way lately! :-)

You know, the funny thing with her is that now she seems to view the insulin with a certain measure of comfort. Time for me to lead the horse to water....I bet if you hold their head under water long enough, they'll take a drink...

Where can I find the agriculturalist diet stuff???

Thanks again,
trish



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