Trying Diet to Avoid Diabetes

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Luis J A

13 May, 2015 02:31 AM

During my last physical my doctor said that I would be a Type 2 diabetic unless I lost wheight and increased my exercise to no less than 240 minutes per week. I also have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure.

I have been taking 4000 mg of Omega 3 per day and BP medication for about 4 years. Now my doctor added a statin.

Becoming diabetic scared me, so......
I started to exercise more and cut all Gluten and Sugar from my diet. I lost wheeight but my fasting glucose remained at around 120 down from 140 and my BP remained around 140/85. I did this "diet" for two weeks.

Soon I realized I had to do something different. Started researching and came across The Rosedale Diet. First thing I did was to stop the Statin medication. I have been on the Rosedale Diet for 2 weeks and Fasting Glucose is down to 86-95 and my BP this morning, before med, was 127/76 and 112/73 just now before going to bed.

I am strictly following the food source (fish, chicken and veggies with fiber), I am 5'10" and 230 lbs when I started ( 207 today after 4 weeks) and I am limiting protein to 60 g per day (three deck of cards daily), 20 mg max per meal.

However, I am still taking my BP medication, 4000 mg of Omega 3 and I am taking the following supplement:
Morning on empty stomach: 500 mg each of l-carnitine & l-arginine from Vitamin Shoppe
With Dinner: one Twinlab Daily One caps, one magnesium/potassium aspartame ( 600 & 198 mg respectively) from Country Life and one 100 mg CoQ-10 from Vitamin Shoppe.

I felt that the entire list of supplements was too much, however, should I increase the amount of any of the ones I am taking? Should I add any additional supplement?

I no longer have cravings for junk food or sweets!!!

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 13 May, 2015 09:54 AM

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    Congratulations, looks as though you have things under control and we commend you for that.

    • Keep a check on your BP it may be possible to get off the med for it as well. Check with your doctor on how to come off it if you are not familiar with doing that.

    • Your labs will improve with time.

    At this time there appears no reason to increase the amount of the supplements you already take,

    with the following exception:

    (exception) may need to increase magnesium/potassium if you begin to have constant leg cramps, especially at night - Dr. Ron's Diet helps the body to refrain from excessive water retention.


    You ask:   Should I add any additional supplement?

    A:   It is up to you

    Thank you for sharing and keep us updated on how things are going.


    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by Luis Abellon on 14 May, 2015 10:10 AM

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    Thank you.

    Yesterday I took my BP medication at 6:00 AM and at 11:30 AM my BP was 101/61, it has never been this low. I felt kind or weird, so I had a cup of coffee to bring BP up a little. It helped.

    Today I am taking 3/4 of my BP (Benicar 20/12.5) med. I think I may be heading towards no BP med.

    My fasting  Glucose is "normal" and fluctuates from mid 80's to high 90's (down from 130's) the book says it should be much lower than what I am now getting. Wait a bit or do something different?

    Without measuring I can tell that by body temperature is considerably lower.

    Thank you!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 14 May, 2015 11:00 AM

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    You are welcome, great to hear that things are going so well.

    • I have found and still finding that Dr. Ron's diet is simple, but, if one digs into and begins to understand the science behind it, it is very profound. However, one can enjoy the benefits without understanding the science.

    • You will find, if you stay with it, other great benefits.

    • Fluctuations in fasting Glucose is indeed normal and yours is doing great. Don't let it frighten you if it goes a little higher from time to time. As your body goes through other adjustments that it isn't familiar with, your BG will fluctuate. As the body settles into the new changes - the BG will do better.

    Please do keep us informed on how you are doing.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

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