From the Author
To begin, think about this. If you feel that you are in "control"of your diabetes by being able to keep your blood sugar level in a desired range with medications, you must ask yourself a few questions.Where did the blood sugar that your medications supposedly made disappear from the blood go? Did it exit your body? If your diabetes care provider tells you that the sugar was "metabolized,"meaning used by your cells, ask for the evidence of this. The fact is, even with medication or insulin injections, blood sugar remains in the body disguised as fat, which can lead to blockage of blood vessels and diabetic complications despite the appearance that you are maintaining blood sugar control.
Think of the freedom you will feel by not having to carry food with you when you travel or arrange for special food to be available at your destination because you are taking diabetic medications. Think of not having to get up from sleep with perspiration, palpitations, and panic due to a hypoglycemic episode. Think of not being afraid of experiencing the mental cloudiness and confusion associated with low blood sugar that happens in a Type 2 diabetic on medications. Think of the joy you will experience to be able to eat when you are hungry rather than on a schedule, or to be able to skip a meal if you want without having to worry about the serious consequences of hypoglycemia. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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the explanation for the cause of Type 2 diabetes is one of them.
I have been researching diabetes for more than 20 years, and it turns
out that the leading theory about its cause misses the real scientific
reason why people develop Type 2 diabetes. For nearly 80 years, it
has been accepted that high blood sugar is caused by “insulin resistance,”
a condition in which certain cells in the body are no longer
sensitive to the presence of insulin and therefore these cells stop
allowing glucose to enter.
According to this theory, insulin resistance is the cause of high
blood sugar and eventually Type 2 diabetes if the condition persists.
Moreover, patients often believe (and medical professional may lead
them to think) that such insulin resistance cannot be reversed once
it starts. This sets off a chain of results, starting with taking oral medications,
increasing their dosage, changing to stronger and stronger
medications, and eventually giving oneself insulin injections before
However, you should be aware that the “insulin resistance” theory
has never been proven as biological fact. The theory has not been able
to explain why the loss of insulin sensitivity occurs, or by what biological
mechanism it takes place. The theory cannot explain why younger
and younger children are developing high blood sugar and diabetes.
It cannot account for why thin people as well as overweight people
develop diabetes. It fails to explain why some pregnant women can
develop gestational diabetes within 8 weeks of pregnancy and then,
within days after giving birth, their diabetes disappears. As you will
learn in this book, there are too many inconsistencies and logical leaps
of medical science for us to continue believing in insulin resistance.
After critically examining 20 years of research, I have developed
a new, more understandable explanation for the cause of high blood
sugar and diabetes. It answers the questions above about younger
and younger children developing diabetes, about thin and overweight
people equally getting it, and about some pregnant women
incurring gestational diabetes. My explanation for the cause of high
blood sugar and diabetes also sheds light on why diabetes is spreading
throughout the world, as millions more people are now developing it. As you will
learn in this book, there are too many inconsistencies
of medical science for us to continue believing in insulin resistance. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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From the Back Cover
This Book Offers You New Insight into Type 2 Diabetes That Will Change Your Life.
Based on analysis of the scientific research on diabetes, Dr. Poothullil shows you how the REAL cause of high blood sugar and diabetes is not your body's resistance to insulin.
The theory of insulin resistance is not valid.
This means that the RIGHT cure for diabetes does not require medication or insulin injections. Rather, you can lower blood sugar by making a simple change in your diet--avoiding grains and grain-flour products.
Eating foods containing grains--even supposedly healthy whole grain, gluten-free,or multi-grain foods--causes a normal body metabolism to go haywire, resulting in high blood sugar. The more you eat them, the higher your blood sugar--and this book shows you how and why this occurs.
You don't need any special diet or products--simply avoid grain-products as muchas possible, and you will reverse your diabetes in as little as 8 weeks using 8 simple steps.Don't risk having diabetes for the rest of your life, as its consequences are organ damaging,limb-losing, brain function-altering--and ultimately life threatening.
Read this book and see how you can return to a life without diabetic medications or insulin injections. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
“The health professionals have failed to teach people about the true nature of diabetes,” says Dr. John Poothullil. “This is now a national epidemic that is dangerous and costly. Although there is awareness about diabetes, people are unaware that it is truly preventable and reversible by a simple change in diet.”
After 20 years of study, Dr. John Poothullil, MD, discovered that there is a serious error in the medical science about the cause and treatment for diabetes. His new book explains it: the theory of insulin resistance is incorrect. Diabetes is not caused by the body becoming resistant to its own natural hormone insulin, as medical science has accepted.
“Sometimes medical science is wrong and must make a correction,” Poothullil argues. He points to the fact that pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars off diabetes medications and are not willing to support research that might prove it wrong. “People are given, medications and injections to treat insulin resistance,” Poothullil says, “but insulin resistance has never been scientifically proven. It is an illogical and inconsistent theory when you look at the biology of the body.”
Grain farmers, food companies and other commercial enterprises also profit from activities based on the incorrect theory about diabetes.
From his research, Poothullil can show that diabetes is caused by the consumption of grains – including wheat, barley, rice, oats, corn, and the many products made with the flour of these grains. When people excessively consume grains, it fills their fat cells and eventually forces a normal body metabolism to go haywire, leaving glucose in the bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar—and when that continues for a long period of time, it results in diabetes.
“This analysis of diabetes makes far more sense than insulin resistance. It explains why diabetes is spreading in countries like China, India, England, and the US where grain is a major portion of the diet. It explains why younger and younger adults, even teenagers, are developing diabetes, given their diets of pizza, sandwiches, snack foods, cakes, muffins, doughnuts and so many products that contain grains. It also explains why some pregnant women get gestational diabetes and shed it within days after giving birth,” Poothullil states.
Recognizing the link between grains and high blood sugar is the key to preventing and reversing diabetes. His book shows people how they can follow 8 simple steps to change their diet, learn to stop overeating, and develop new approaches to maintaining their weight.
“Diabetes can be reversed in as short a time as 8 weeks,” Poothullil says. “People do not need to go on special diets, other than avoiding grains. They do not need to buy any special products, such as the many things sold on TV or in magazines. Most of all, people do not need to live the rest of their lives taking medications or injecting insulin; all it takes is eating as little as possible of grains and grain-flour foods.”
This is Dr. Poothullil’s second book. The first, Eat Chew Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight Enjoy Food, on preventing diabetes, maintaining body weight and enjoying food intake was published in 2015. This book is focused on reversing diabetes for those who already have it.