LCHF Diet for Brits for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
“Government guidelines that advise putting starchy carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potatoes and rice at base of a recommended diet have described as a ’35 year fad that has driven obesity related illness with disastrous consequences for public health’
By cutting sugar and starchy carbohydrates from his diet, Type 1 diabetic MEP for Wales Nathan Gill has reduced insulin requirements by 50% and now urges Prime Minister, Theresa May, also a type 1 diabetic to do the same.” (Read the full release: Ignore government guidelines to beat diabetes, obesity, heart disease and save NHS hundreds of millions, UK Prime Minister told)
“Current government advice recommends that people put starchy carbohydrates at the base of their diet. These guidelines are absolutely wrong and have been a major contributor to the obesity crisis in the UK over the past three decades and the diabetes epidemic. I have now concluded that this advice and the promotion of “low fat” foods promoted in official government advice in 1983 has been a thirty five year diet fad that has replaced millennia of eating satiating and nutritious full fat whole foods with disastrous consequences for public health” he writes… In the letter he mentions that harms of sugar consumption on health begins after consuming more than 2 tea spoons of sugar a day”
It was also revealed that “several members of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition had financial ties to sugar manufacturers” (like in the USA).
“As a British citizen, a diabetic and as a politician I find this utterly unacceptable. Having personally improved my own health significantly by ignoring the official government dietary guidelines, which I have now clearly realised are not based on independent science, I urge you to do the same if you are not doing so already…advice to support the diet and lifestyle recommendations of the Pioppi Diet [Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Aseem Malhotra] and ignore current dietary government guidelines has been backed by a number of prominent doctors, dieticians, nurses and columnist and broadcaster Jon Gaunt who has reversed his type 2 diabetes.”
Nutrition Reform Elsewhere
Hanno Pijl, Professor of Diabetes at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, said:
“A steadily growing wealth of data supports the benefits of the Pioppi (Mediterranean) lifestyle for our health in general and for type 2 and for type 1 diabetes in particular. My experience as a clinician consistently confirms these data. While “Pioppi like” lifestyle measures can reverse type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients many people with type 1 benefit in terms of glucose control and medication use as well. Drugs are not the answer to lifestyle associated disease. Lifestyle is a choice up to a certain extent but is profoundly affected by the way we organise our community. Therefore our politicians bear a huge responsibility for the health of our future society.”
Arjun Panesar, CEO of Diabetes.co.uk said
“Over 30,000 people with type 1 diabetes have joined the Low Carb Program since its launch in 2015. This is very much in line with the Pioppi Diet. Over 10% of the British type 1 diabetes population are members of the program, demonstrating the requirement of appropriate education and support. Data from patients with type 1 diabetes demonstrates reduction in insulin dependency by up to 80%, improvements in hypo and hyper awareness, reduction in hospital admissions, and greater perceived glucose control.”
To read more, please read the article–linked to end of first quote.
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