Saturday, April 30, 2016

Diabetes? No problem! Recommendations from John W Jones, MD

by John W Jones, MD
I have been a  medical doctor for over 50 years.   Besides my experience with patients, I also have a very strong family history of diabetes - and have been able to dodge it's negative impact on my life.  Ergo, I am well acquainted with the problems of Diabetes. 

I am not a fan of prescribing a drug to control blood sugar - unless more conservative measures fail - or unless the diagnosis is Type I Diabetes or advanced Type II.  

My recommendation for the first line of defense against Diabetes is low carbohydrate food choices.  I advise my patients to eat real (not processed and not GMO) high protein, low carbohydrate foods.   Fat is not a problem -but trans fats are to be avoided.   If they buy foods in cans or boxes patients should read labels carefully to determine carbohydrate content.  (not just calories).   A proper level of daily carbohydrate intake is 40 or 50 grams per day - and none of these carbs should come from high fructose corn syrup - actual sugar intake should be minimal.

The "side effects" of this dietary lifestyle include (but are not limited to)
  • more energy
  • less or no insulin, 
  • improved CV and other risk factors, 
  • it is easy to obtain and maintain your ideal body weight
    • proper carbohydrate restriction will result in weight loss
  • blood pressure can normalize
  • diabetic complication can be reduced (retinpathy, neuropathy, nephropahty,  atherosclerosis).
Everyone can maintain optimal health on the low carbohydrate lifestyle.

If you have Diabetes concerns, I provide natural alternatives for your consideration.  In addition, my Diabetes Protocol provides nutritional supplement recommendations proven to ....

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.