Diabetic here, on Metformin 2x/day (2) 500MG tablets (total of 4 pills a day). My doc hasn't reduced my dose (yet) but my readings were about 120, then lowered to mid-90's after being on paleo for a few months, and sacrificing 30 pounds. Was it the paleo diet or the weigh reduction? Have no idea. But happy. I ran out of Metformin for a few days and my readings never surely got to 120. So, doing better without and on paleo than with the Rx and off paleo. Looks like if I drop another 15 pounds I would drop the Metformin. WHEN I lost the weight, I also discontinued experiencing the extremity nerve pain.
Figs-Nearly half of all of the food used by chimps is apparently one or another kind of fig, berry of the Ficus trees. Fig trees and shrubs produce large amounts of super fruit that are well-liked by lots of animals including most primates (including gorillas and many human civilizations) and berries bats. These are highly healthy and contain a lot of energy, and also have a wide volume of ecological niches such that it would be sent out throughout the chimpanzee habitat. Early humans would have also found figs throughout their habitats in Africa, and figs were domesticated about 10,000 years ago, and also have been a significant part of human agriculture in certain societies. It's clear that along with increasing the number of plant varieties in our diet, we need to seriously raise the levels of figs.
I have been on the paleo diet for 2 months. I have lost 17 pounds and my glucose levels has truly gone down from a fasting level of 277 to a normal waking level of 135-150. I can't have any fruits since anything triggers sugars spike that will last for almost the whole day and no lovely potatoes, which sucks majorly in any event. So its veggies and meat mostly. Any suggestions to not enter a funk or boredom with food day in and out?? thank you for your time and effort in reading my reply.
Sodium is another cause for the introduction of heart disease. Nearly all sodium in the American diet comes from fast and processed food items. The American Heart and soul Association advises that in order to remain healthy, adults should not go beyond 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. This is equal to about 1 teaspoon of stand salt, an amount that is easily used by eating refined and pre-packaged foods. Reducing the quantity of salt can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart stroke by 25 percent. Texas cardiologist J. James Rohack, MD, who was simply on the AMA mother board, says 150,000 lives could be preserved in the U.S. annually if everyone lower their sodium utilization in half. The common North american is eating three times as much salt as is healthy every day, the equivalent of 2 to 3 3 teaspoons instead of only 1.” The assumption tends to be, If I avoid my salt shaker much, I'm probably Fine,” but that just isn't true.