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Old 03-12-2011, 05:44 AM   #14
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by sarena kopciel View Post
SHocker but I was vegan for 15 years and then vegetarian...I did macrobiotics, raw food, the works. And ya know what got me back to eating REAL food? WHen I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol from eating a diet high in grains etc. The "top" US nutritionist said I wasnt eating enough grains. WTH? That is all I was eating along with soy this and and bean that.

I switched gradually...first fish, then chicken, then meats, etc. I am far healthier and stronger now.
Obviously I can't explain why you might have developed diabetes but I will say that generally speaking diets based on whole grains and legumes are associated with a reduced risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Whole-grain and fiber intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes.

Whole-grain intake is favorably associated with metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the Framingham Offspring Study.

Review: Cereal grains, legumes and diabetes.
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