If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, your doctor will probably advise you according to the recommendations promoted by the American Diabetes Association. You’ll be told there is no cure, that you should exercise, eat more carbohydrates and less fat, monitor your blood sugar, and control your blood sugar with insulin.
Dr. Scott Olson, a naturopathic physician, describes that advice as, “a recipe for more diabetes.” In this interview, Scott discusses:
- The role of sugar in causing diabetes
- How sugar is digested, metabolized by the liver, and stored as fat
- How chronic sugar consumption causes insulin resistance and diabetes
- A healthy diet to reverse diabetes
- The glycemic index
- Sugar addiction
Total time: 36 minutes.
Dr. Scott Olson is a Naturopathic doctor, expert in alternative medicine, author, and medical researcher. Dr. Scott has spent his whole life researching optimal diets for humans. Spurred on by his patients’ struggles with sugar addiction, he was determined to discover just how addictive and harmful sugar can be and ways to overcome that addiction. You can reach Scott at Olson ND.