Naturopath Scott Olson discusses how sugar causes diabetes and why the nutritional advice by the American Diabetes Association is a “recipe for more diabetes.”
Diabetes Can Be Managed and Often Reversed Through Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Diabetes is fast becoming one of the most predominant chronic diseases in industrialized nations. Numerous causes for this disease have been suggested: too much sugar, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, obesity, genetics.
The American Diabetic Association provides dietary recommendations that are not at all healthy for people suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes. Instead of teaching people to properly regulate their blood sugar through dietary changes, they recommend the typical food pyramid and managing blood glucose with insulin.
This section discusses the potential causes of diabetes and the best diet and lifestyle changes for managing–and even reversing–this chronic disease.