This will be your last reminder to continue practicing the Five Essential Habits, Portion Control, Eating to Your Meter, Incorporating Intermittent Fasting, Reducing Stress, and Getting Adequate Sleep every day/night. Also, practice good Diabetic Foot Care, Dental Care, and Diabetic Eye Care every day. All of these should be second nature to you by now; but if you ever need to review anything, you can always go back to Section #1, “Getting Started.”
Since this is the first full week in May, we want to give you plenty of time to work on The 30-day Richard Osborn Challenge. The challenge is to walk (or do equivalent exercise) Every. Single. Day. Ideally, for a minimum of 30 minutes or whatever number of steps is realistically feasible for you. If you have mobility challenges, use whatever mobility assistance you need to get outdoors in the fresh Air and Sunlight every day. Even if it’s overcast, rainy, or snowy, dress accordingly and get out on the porch and enjoy the day!
In the next several weeks, we’ll be focusing in greater detail on Section #2, “The 8 Laws of Health.”
If you were raised Seventh-day Adventist, or even if you came into the church later in life, you have undoubtedly heard or read many times this classic quotation: “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies” (Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, Nampa: Pacific Press, 1905, page 127), which represents the Core Values of Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics™. In this section, we will consider each of these eight “lifestyle” aspects as they relate to diabetes.
View our 4-minute video, “The 8 Laws of Health for Diabetics”
In case you are someone who doesn’t know who Ellen White is/was, we refer you to “Who Is Ellen G. White?” Regardless of your personal opinion of Ellen G. White, it is important to evaluate her statements in regard to (a) whether her advice was given to specific persons, (b) what was known about nutrition and disease in the 19th century, and (c) current science, especially about diabetes.
Next blog post will take a closer look at Nutrition.
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