The One Thing You Should Do Now To Reverse Prediabetes Naturally
Prediabetes can be reversed naturally by removing just one ingredient from the diet.
A person with prediabetes has high blood sugar, but not high enough to be diabetic, according to the CDC. Typically prediabetes is defined as having a fasting blood sugar 100-125 mg/dl, or a hemoglobin A1C of 5.7-6.4%.A prediabetes diagnosis is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, but there are also other health issues that come into play. Symptoms of prediabetes usually include:
• Tired and moody
• Unusually hungry
• Frequent urination
• Digestive issues
• Blurry vision
• Dry mouth and eyes.
Prediabetes Can Be Reversed Naturally
What’s really happening is a breakdown in the assembly line of organs that usually work together toward keeping your digestive functions working optimally. Put simply, once one organ isn’t able to do its job. the other organs become affected. In the case of prediabetes the malfunctioning organ in question is the liver.
According to the journal Diabetes Care, prediabetes is caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is believed to be the most common chronic liver disease in industrialized countries. Whether we realize it or not, the liver, as the filter of the body, ultimately bears the burden of our toxic environment though your diet.
Fatty Liver Disease Is A Diet Related Condition
Fatty liver is primarily caused by a diet high in animal protein and processed foods. Therefore, the first thing you’ll want to do when faced with a prediabetes diagnosis is reevaluate your diet. Diet is the main reason prediabetes can be reversed naturally. That being said, reevaluating your diet is the most empowering position you can take to regain your health.
“ Sixty-one percent of what Americans eat is processed food, even on commercial diet plans. Processed foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), additives, colorings and ingredients that many of us can’t pronounce or digest. These foods are toxic and they’re one of the many reasons you may be hanging on to weight.” (EAT! – Empower. Adjust. Triumph! Lose Ridiculous Weight)
In re-evaluating your diet take notice of how many foods you consume that come from a box, a can, a jar, a package or carton. These foods are processed foods, high in fat, and they’ll need to be replaced with a whole food, plant-based alternatives, such as highly nourishing low fat foods like fruits and vegetables.
When The Liver Gets Fat You Become Deficient
A fatty liver isn’t something that happens overnight. It is years in the making. When the liver becomes fatty, so to speak, it is unable to store B12 and other essential vitamins and minerals and thus, you’ll begin to see deficiencies. A fatty liver will not be able to neutralize plastics, pesticides and other toxins we encounter every day, which leave us with more internal toxicity. A fatty liver is unable to release glucose as a backup for the pancreas, which is why you’ll see more hypoglycemic reactions.
Most importantly, a fatty liver is unable to properly filter the blood, contributing to blood readings showing high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and ultimately leading to heart disease.
Next, the Adrenals Become Fatigued
Once the liver is working poorly, there’s stress on the adrenals – the glands that regulate the release of adrenaline into your body during emergencies. Your body has small supplies of adrenal that is meant to use during fight-or-flight situations. When we run high on stress, whether it be physiological stress of the organs from a bad diet, emotional or physical stress we can exhaust our reserves of adrenaline, wearing them out. In spite of this the adrenals can sputter releasing too much or too little adrenaline. Overactive adrenals may make you feel depressed, burning away at dopamine, the neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy.
The Pancreas Becomes Over-burdened
Underactive adrenals burden the other organs. With fatty liver the worn out adrenals will negatively affect the pancreas. The pancreas can become enlarged from working overtime due to under-functioning adrenals. Next, the heart will work harder as it compensates for unruly cortisol blood sugar levels. This is where we begin to see early symptoms of diabetes, now called prediabetes.
The One Thing To Do To Reverse Prediabetes Is To Lower the Fat
The one most detrimental thing you can do to restore a fatty liver, and ultimately prediabetes, is to eat a diet low in fat. I know the trend right now is to eat good fats, but even the so called “good fats” can burden a fatty liver. The bottom line is, if you’re battling with prediabetes you’ll want to stay away from fat. This means cutting down your fat intake drastically, even if you’re currently on a plant-based diet.
Begin by eliminating oil, butter, cut down on nuts, nut butters, and even avocados. Remove dairy from the diet. Eliminate or drastically cut back on animal protein, since all animal protein, even chicken and fish contain an appreciable amount of fat.