Dr. Jason Fung needs no introduction. Many of my followers on the Intermittent Fasting program that I am mentoring, got convinced by viewing just one video presentation by him. So did I!
Intermittent fasting has a profound effect on my type 2 diabetes. The A1C moved down from the sevens to mid sixes and with lower doses of meditation.
That’s when I read the book. As an Indian, loving traditional food, it’s difficult for me to move to a low carb diet. But as a Keralaite, it’s easy on a high fat diet. Just that I should know which is a good fat!
The book shows that sugar is poison. The best I could do is to visit my favourite bakery, less often. I do anyway like brown rice to white rice. So I just switched to a normal carb lunch and a low carb, medium protein and high good fat (Keto) diet for dinner. (I don’t have breakfast as I am on a 16.8 Intermittent Fasting. I still somewhat satisfy my sweet tooth in between lunch and dinner.
Dr Fung says type 2 is completely reversible and curable by just adjusting the diet. That’s true! My readings are normal, just within a week of my adopting the diet mentioned above, and with a quarter of the dose of medication. I could reverse diabetes completely if I ignore my sweet tooth and say bye to medication.
I am most pleased with his explanation of Dawns Phenomenon of raising glucose levels, longer into fasting. Dr. says it’s normal, in fact good as the liver is dumping the excess glucose load. Now I am not worried when the glucose reading is the highest of the day some 17 hours into fasting as long as it’s within a range.
So diabetes need not be progressive, lifelong disease. It’s completely reversible with dietary management. Medicines perhaps make it permanent and worse.
A good read for those with diabetes or those who are worried about it. The Code indeed.
Book available on Amazon where I purchased and perhaps elsewhere.