"All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine.”
Ever heard those words from your doctor?
If that's all he/she recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you.
Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of a marathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.
Diet and exercise are the two words given out by established medicine and the media as the only cure-all; repeated endlessly like a holy mantra.
The word “fresh” is glossed over and likely you miss that word too. The simple truth is that what you buy from your supermarket shelves and bring home is not fresh. Those veggies look good on the outside, but they lack essential nutrient that everyone needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle, most especially those with diabetes. Without those nutrients, you are a prime target for degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
Those veggies on your store shelves come from farms whose soil has been depleted of vitamins, minerals and the antioxidants your body needs to maintain health. Today you'd have to chow down 17 bowls of spinach to get the same amount of nutrition that one bowl would have supplied 100 years ago. And along with this severe depletion come the herbicides, pesticides, additives and other treatments to those fruits and vegetables fresh and looking good before they get to your kitchen table. If that wasn't enough most of us live a hectic lifestyle that does nothing to help maintain good health. We smoke, we drink and eat far to much. Lack of exercise and sleep leads to high stress and depression. With all these factors combined and you have a recipe for disease and death!
But if you hope to survive the three most prevalent disease of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the only cure is to address the things that you are doing that are making you ill. Certainly diet is an important ingredient. So is exercise.
While there is plenty of food to go around, the quality is poor. Eating organic food, referred to as “fresh” by your family doctor is essential. But many of us don't have a source where we can buy fresh food.
And because you can't always eat fresh, supplementing is the only answer. This is the one word doctors leave out and you are ignorant of. Since there is no profit in suggesting you take chromium to control your blood sugar, your doctor leaves this essential information out. The result can be disastrous for you! Diabetic complications are a direct result of the lack of nutrients you can only find in fresh produce.