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Old 10-13-2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hey, I was just wondering what your opinion(s) was on implementing IF in people who has diabetes. My grandmother and grandfather both have diabetes, and I just found out yesterday that my cat has diabetes (I wasn't surprised, my mom feeds her that crap out of the bag). Anyway, I was hoping to implement IF in both my grandparents and my cat. In your opinion, would there be anything that might be of important consideration before taking action?
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
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Hey Greg!
The cat should do fine on IF. Put the food out for say 1-2hrs per day and donít have any out the rest of the time. A great cat food is Evo by Inova (http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/produc...od/204106.aspx) grain free, high in protein and balanced n-3/n-6 fatty acids.

Diabetics SHOULD benefit from intermittent fasting but if things are done wrong serious complications, like death, can result! Try to get the Grandparents eating a paleo diet with only low GI veggies. If they are on insulin you will need their doctor in on this and things like blood sugar and drug dosages MUST be closely monitored to avoid serious problems. Simple nutritional changes and exercise could change everything for them. Start with that and then think about IF to further enhance their health.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Robb! That's exactly what I was thinking in terms of my grandparents. I was a little unsure of the cats though. Thanks for the cat food recommendation, I'll definitely give Evo a try, and combined with IF I think my cat will be just fine. Thanks again!
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #4
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I'll check out that food link. I've had my cats on IF for about a year, and they still are both muscular beasts!
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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I'm investigating IF protocols for my boxer. Boxer's are prone to cancer and dying young, as far as their size goes.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #6
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The book Lights Out makes the point that we and our pets are the only crittrs on the planet to get cancer. Not sure as the the veracity of that statement but it is compelling. Eat according to ones biology and things should be "ok".
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:47 AM   #7
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Hey Robb, nice call on the Evo. At first my cat wouldn't touch it, so I had to give her half of the EVo and half of the junk food. Now she 100% Evo and has lost a seriously huge gut! She looks slim and happy now and I'm on the verge of convincing my mom to take her off the insulin. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:47 AM   #8
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Right on Greg! Our cat was the same way...always thirsty too (polydyspia). We just took him to the vet last week and the vet commented on how heavy he was, (technicaly overweight) but obviously slim. He picked Keystone up (the cat) and said "WOW! This cat has a lot of muscle!" Indeed he does!
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Nice! Good to hear that your cat is doing well.
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