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June 11, 2019

Jason Fung, M.D. – Excerpt from “The Diabetes Code”

page 149 and 150

“…meta-analyses reviewing all the available literature up to 2016, including twenty randomized controlled trials, could only conclude that ‘there is no significant evidence of long term efficacy of insulin on any clinical outcomes in T2D (type 2 diabetes). However, there is a trend clinically harmful adverse effects such as hypoglycemia and weight gain.’ In other words, insulin treatment, including medications that simulate only the glucose-lowering properties of insulin, carries no perceptible benefits and significant risks. Insulin is “significantly more harmful than other active treatments.” (Emphasis mine!)

If you are on insulin or pre-diabetic you might want to go back and read that again, meanwhile… there is more.

page 150

“A similar review in the Journal of the American Medical Association that included all relevant trials up to 2016 found that none of the drug classes considered, including metformin, SUs, TZDs, and DPP-4 inhibitors, reduced cardiovascular disease or other complications.”

“While the scientific evidence is crystal clear, diabetes guidelines are slow to reflect this new reality. “… 95 percent of published guidelines endorsed the use of diabetes drugs despite the nonexistent benefits.”

“The classic medical treatment, which relies almost exclusively on pharmaceuticals to reduce blood glucose, can therefore best be described as how not to treat type 2 diabetes.”

“Following the low-fat, calorie-restricted diet and increasing exercise have long been the recommended lifestyle treatment for type 2 diabetes. There is only one problem with this seeming common sense advice. It doesn’t work at all.”

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March 30, 2019

The Complete Guide to FASTING by Jason Fung, MD – Introduction

The by-line is “Heal Your Body Through Intermitten, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting”

Here I will share only a small sample from the book. You should get the book. You should get the book for sure if you do not know much about fasting.

If you do know something about fasting, the point of this book, I think is that we now need to put fasting in quotation marks. It probably no longer means whatever we used to think it meant. That by-line is a clue of course but, basically, given the beverages, and sometimes foods allowed on a “fast” we definitely have to re-think strict water fasts as the gold standard.

What I will share is some of the pages from his section on the history of fasting. I think that it is fascinating; you might learn something surprising.

The very most important message from research done over recent years is that you can access all of the benefits of fasting by simply extending the time between supper (or dinner if you prefer to call it that) and breakfast.

That is it. Stop right there. Not eating for 12 hours. And then more than 12 hours. That is it as your starting point. It will change your whole world (especially if you are sick and want to get well). And anyone can do that.

If you want to be healthy, this is how you do it. If you are healthy and want to stay that way, this is how you do it (part of how you do it, of course: you still have all the physical, chemical and mental stuff to do:-)

In the next Post I will share Doctor Fung’s words on “spiritual fasting”. It is amazing to come to understand the connection to The Mediterranean Diet. Mind boggling how revelation works.

March 26, 2019

Excerpts from “The Diabetes Code” by Jason Fung, M.D.

page xvi

“When there’s too much glucose in the blood, insulin does not appear to be doing its usual job of moving the sugar into the cells. We then say that the body has become insulin resistant, but it’s not truly insulin’s fault. The primary problem is that the cells are overflowing with glucose. The high blood glucose is only part of the issue. Not only is there too much glucose in the blood, there is too much glucose in all of the cells. Type 2 diabetes is simply an overflow phenomenon that occurs where there is too much glucose in the entire body..”

“In response to excess glucose in the blood, the body secretes even more insulin to overcome this resistance. This forces more glucose into the overflowing cells to keep blood levels normal. This works, but the effect is only temporary because it has not addressed the problem of excess sugar; it has only moved the excess from the blood to the cells, making insulin resistance worse. At some point, even with more insulin, the body cannot force any more glucose into the cells.”

“What happens in the body if we do not remove the excess glucose? First, the body keeps increasing the amount of insulin it produces to try to force more glucose into the cells. But this only makes more insulin resistance, in what then becomes a vicious cycle. When the insulin levels can no longer keep pace with rising resistance, blood glucose spikes. That is when your doctor is likely to diagnose type 2 diabetes.”

March 22, 2019

Meal Frequency and Timing Are Associated with Changes in Body Mass Index in Adventist Health Study 2

This new report is fully consistent with everything Jason Fung, M.D. has said, as well as the Blue Zone lifestyle, and the Mediterranean Diet. Which is to say it isn’t news.

https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/147/9/1722/4743530?fbclid=IwAR0nmRwzHEgc1p7r0_8JJuSeRoWafwzEhd2uz0LqdhatkmUyi6_VV2EJkT8

March 18, 2019

Jason Fung, M.D., Excerpts from “The Diabetes Code”

page xiv

FACT: TYPE 2 DIABETES IT FULLY REVERSIBLE AND PREVENTABLE

“MOST HEALTH PROFESSIONALS consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease. This promotes the idea that type 2 diabetes is a one-way street, a life sentence with no possibility of parole: the disease continues to get worse until you eventually require insulin injections.”

“But this is actually a great big lie.”

“…: type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease.

“But only diet and lifestyle changes – not medications – will reverse this disease, simply because type 2 diabetes is largely a dietary disease. The most important determinant, of course, is weight loss. Most of the medications used to treat type 2 diabetes do not cause weight loss. Quite the contrary. Insulin, for example, is notorious for causing weight gain. Once patients start on insulin injections for type 2 diabetes, they often sense they are heading down the wrong path.”

“Since weight loss is the key to reversing type 2 diabetes, medications don’t help. We only precent they do, which is the reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes is chronic and progressive. We’ve avoided facing an inconvenient truth: drugs won’t cure a dietary disease. They are about as useful as bringing a snorkel to a bicycle race. The problem is not the disease; the problem is the way we treat the disease.

The same principles used for reversing type 2 diabetes also apply to preventing it. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are closely related, and generally, increased weight increases the risk of disease. The correlation is not perfect, but nevertheless, maintaining and ideal weight is a first step to prevention.”

January 25, 2019

Intermittent Fasting Plus Lower-Calorie Diet May Be Best

Can you say, “Mediterranean Diet” or “Jason Fung, M.D.”?

This new study’s findings are consistent with both.

“Overweight women who ate a lower-calorie diet and fasted 3 days a week lost more weight and had better cardiometabolic markers than women who only reduced their calorie intake, or only fasted, or did neither in a small, 8-week randomized trial.

“Obese women who followed a diet in which they ate 70% of their required energy intake and fasted intermittently lost the most weight,” said lead author Amy T. Hutchison, post-doctoral researcher, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Australia, in a statement from her university.”

January 15, 2019

Sugar’s Sick Secrets: How Industry Forces Have Manipulated Science to Downplay the Harm(The Problem)

More on that here…if you ever thought that the food industry was your friend, re-think that.

The Solution

Search this Blog for ‘Jason Fung, M.D.’ and read or view everything he says: it boils down to just three or four simple messages, but getting the message may save your life.

If you are healthy, his message will help to keep you that way.

If you are NOT healthy, his message is the most important thing you can learn and understand. A starting place for regaining health. A strategy for taking back control. A way out when all other efforts may have failed. A simple approach that anyone can do: it costs nothing – in fact it will SAVE you money, time, energy, and effort.

January 10, 2019

Excessive Body Fat Around Middle Linked to Smaller Brain Size (Think Jason Fung, M.D.)

Here is that story: https://neurosciencenews.com/body-fat-brain-size-10478/

Here is what to do about it: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/?s=Jason+Fung%2C+M.D.

January 2, 2019

The Immune System’s Fountain of Youth

These folks are really talking about FASTING… see all the Posts re: “Jason Fung, M.D.” for detailed discussion of why you might care. Use the search box to the right…

December 27, 2018

Jason Fung, M.D. : Two Big Lies About Type II Diabetes

December 21, 2018

Snacking May Increase Inflammation

There is probably no ‘may’ about it!

December 19, 2018

Unraveling the Link Between Obesity and Sleep: Jason Fung, M.D. Talks About This

https://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-sleep-10357/

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