Insulin and Diabetes
Insulin and Preventing Diabetes
Majid Ali, M.D.
For saving insulin, preventing diabetes, and reversing diabetes, please keep things simple. Diabetes Type 2 becomes a sugar problem years after it becomes an insulin problem. High blood sugar levels seen in diabetes are the consequences of toxicities of foods, environment, and stress. These factors cause insulin excess and insulin toxicity. Diabetes can be neither prevented nor reversed as long as the focus is on blood sugar levels.
Five Important Facts About Insulin-Wise and Insulin-Unwise Foods
I coined the terms Insulin-Wise and Insulin-Unwise Foods to raise consciousness about the serious adverse effects of insulin spikes on all cell populations in the body.
1. Insulin in excess (insulin toxicity) is fattening and inflaming.
2. Healthy fats are insulin-friendly.
3. Healthy proteins are insulin-friendly.
4. All breads, pastas, fruits and fruit juices, and sugars are insulin-unfriendly.
5. Vegetables are insulin-friendly.
Simply stated, Insulin-Wise foods facilitate insulin signals and other functions, while Insulin-Unwise foods impede or block insulin signals and other functions. Below are guidelines for Dr. Ali’s Insulin Diet. If initially this diet plan is found to be too hard and restrictive, one or two days a week may be taken as free days. Of course, some insulin benefits will be lost on such days.
Insulin-Friendly Breakfast for Saving Insulin and Preventing Diabetes
1. Please consider “Dr. Ali’s Breakfast” (protein shake described below) four or five days a week.
2.`Take eggs and vegetables for breakfast the remaining two days.
3. No fruit juices, breads, or toast.
Insulin-Friendly Lunch for Saving Insulin and Preventing Diabetes
1. Large salad with goat cheese, chicken, or fish. All the olive or sesame oil you wish.
2. Uncooked, steamed, or lightly stir-fried vegetables. All the olive or sesame oil you wish.
Use four to six ounces of the Dr. Ali’s Breakfast shake (prepared in the morning and carried to work).
Insulin-Friendly Dinner for Saving Insulin and Preventing Diabetes
1. All healthy fats and oils
2. All healthy proteins
3. Uncooked, steamed, or lightly stir-fried vegetables with melted butter or olive oil (to your heart’s content).
Optimal Breakfast Choices for Diabetes
Dr. Ali’s Breakfast on five to six days per week comprising:
(1) two tablespoons of a protein powder containing 85 to 90 percent calories in proteins and peptides
(2) two tablespoons of a granular lecithin
(3) two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseed (the use of a coffee grinder is recommended)
(4) 12 to 16 ounces of organic vegetable juice (avoiding or minimizing the use of carrots and red beets)
(5) 12 to 16 ounces of water.
A few ounces of seltzer water or a few drops of lemon juice may be added to suit personal taste. I personally consume this mixture in portions of six to eight ounces with my morning nutrient and herbal protocols during the period of my morning exercise, meditation, and preparation for work. I have not yet encountered any negative impact of the protein content in this breakfast on renal function. Still, individuals with serum creatinine levels above the normal range need to be monitored for renal function.