Ellen G. White and Intermittent Fasting

If you didn’t know that Ellen White supports what we now call Intermittent Fasting, I recommend an excellent article by author Dr. DeWitt S. Williams who was diagnosed as diabetic and details his research and personal testimony (see https://spectrummagazine.org/news/2018/ellen-g-white-and-intermittent-fasting). For a comprehensive resource on fasting, see Moore, Jimmy, and Dr. Jason Fung. The Complete Guide … Continue reading Ellen G. White and Intermittent Fasting

Review of Dietary Approaches

You can review the typical dietary approaches to diabetes management at https://adventistvegetariandiabetics.com/getting-started/approaches-to-diabetes-management/. The dietary protocol that seems to work best for many Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics is represented in the first  downloadable PDF document. There are two other PDF food lists: Low-carb Food List for Diabetics 210310 Dr. Westman's Low-carb Food List (edited for Adventist Vegetarian … Continue reading Review of Dietary Approaches

Low-carb High-fat vs. High-carb Low-fat Dietary Vegan

Low-carb High-healthy-fat (LCHF) We will start with explaining Low-carb High-healthy Fat (LCHF) because, when it's done right, it is the most immediately effective approach to lowering blood sugars and A1C numbers. LCHF can be utilized by all dietary lifestyles, whether non-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, or dietary vegan. The polar opposite of LCHF is High-carb Low-fat Whole-food … Continue reading Low-carb High-fat vs. High-carb Low-fat Dietary Vegan

March – Approaches to Diabetes Management

March is National Nutrition Month, an educational campaign focusing on the significance of physical fitness as well as eating nourishing meals. So it's a good time to further tweak your diabetes way of eating to best fit your goals for your diabetic health. Here is a detailed overview of Dietary Approaches in Diabetes Management. This … Continue reading March – Approaches to Diabetes Management

Eat Real Food

Have you mastered use of your glucose meter? Keep practicing! Test at least once (or more) every day. Are you drinking enough water? Have you replaced all juices, sodas, and other sugary drinks with plain water? Keep drinking! This week you will keep focusing on eliminating sugar, especially in foods, AND eliminating most processed foods. … Continue reading Eat Real Food

January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Happy New Year 2022! 1: January 5 is National Keto Day, established in 2019 by The Vitamin Shoppe "to educate and bring awareness to the ketogenic diet and further highlight the many health benefits a keto lifestyle offers." If you already "eat keto," this article will affirm and support you. If you do not, this … Continue reading January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load

As a diabetic, you may have heard a dietitian (or even someone else less qualified) talk about "glycemic index" and "glycemic load." The short story is that knowing about glycemic index and glycemic load really has very little value for diabetics. The glycemic index was created based on results from non-diabetic persons. Glycemic load is … Continue reading Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load

Nutrition, cont. – Food Lists & Meal Plans

By now, you should have completed three weeks of The 30-day Richard Osborn Challenge! How are you doing? Please check in, in the Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics Facebook group (if you're not a member, please consider joining!). Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics group members sometimes ask for sample menus and meal plans suitable for diabetics. There is certainly … Continue reading Nutrition, cont. – Food Lists & Meal Plans

Nutrition, cont. – Food Categories

By now, you should have completed two weeks of The 30-day Richard Osborn Challenge! How are you doing? Please check in, in the Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics Facebook group (if you're not a member, please consider joining!). This chapter looks at selected foods and food categories, with documented references where appropriate. I have compiled a handy … Continue reading Nutrition, cont. – Food Categories