How To Lower Blood Sugar And Reverse Your Diabetes

How To Lower Blood Sugar And Reverse Your Diabetes

Did you know that following the
guidelines of the American Diabetes Association will give you diabetes? Stay
tuned and I will explain how that all works. [Intro] Hey I’m Dr. Sten Ekberg with
Wellness For Life and by subscribing and following these videos we will show you
everything that you need to know to master health and get healthy and stay
healthy. I have so many patients asking me what
am I supposed to eat? I read this article and I went on this website and I talked
to my doctor and they all told me to eat low-fat and high carb and and I’m
pre-diabetic what do I do and it’s really really tragic that still in this
day and age the physiological principles are so definitely established we know
exactly the mechanism and yet the official guidelines are in direct
opposition to what gets you healthy there’s a great book called the Schwartz
pine principle it’s a medical doctor was allowed herself to think for herself and
she found that if she had pre-diabetic patients and she gave them low-fat
high-carb diets they developed diabetes every time and then she thought about it
and she turned it around and she gave them low carb and high fats and high
protein and they reversed the diabetes this has been established since 1850
even before we knew what insulin was or how it worked
they knew that you reverse diabetes with low carb you lose weight with low carb
no doubt about it and then we figured out how insulin works that insulin is a
storage hormone that insulin develops an insulin resistance which pre-diabetes is
develops only in response to sugar carbohydrates and yet to this day we
hear that we’re supposed to eat low fat and high carb
so we’ve developed this fear of fat that totally deprived us of any logical
thinking we’re so afraid of this fat that whatever it takes just eat low fat
because after all it can’t be good can it but yeah I hear what you’re saying
but that it just can’t be good and yet there is no scientific evidence ever
that a high quality fat causes any kind of disease yes
trans fats processed vegetable fats vegetable oils corn oils full of toxins
because of the processing those are not good fats good fats are butter
extra-virgin olive oil coconut oil natural fat they will not harm you
here’s something to understand though insulin is a storage hormone so whenever
you eat sugar or carbs your body produces insulin insulin takes the sugar
out of the blood and puts it into the cell the cell uses what it can but it
can’t use a whole lot so it converts the rest of that into fat and then once your
eat more sugar and your insulin stays high now that insulin tells that cell to
hold on to the fats as long as you have high insulin there’s no way for your
body to retrieve that fat and use it for energy so what your body is supposed to
do is to have a balance between fat storing and fat burning but when your
insulin is high the prevalence is to store the fat store the fat to store the
fat and then of course you get hungry because you have no access to that
energy now here’s a little trick that you kind
of have to keep in mind that even though fat is good and carbs are bad you can’t
eat carbs and fat at the same time because eating the carbs will store fat
and keep you from retrieving the fat so it’s okay to add in a little bit of fat
while you learn to eat less carbs but you can’t keep eating more of those
because the carbs are still going to store that fat so what you want to do
again you reduce the carbs over a period of time and everyone is different so I
don’t know what it’s gonna be for you to reduce that insulin resistance but a
great weight great thing to measure is your a1c measure it reduce your carbs
see what happens as you get closer to 5.0 your insulin resistance goes down
and then you can eat as much healthy fat as you want and not only will you not
gain weight you will also not develop diabetes if you’re pre-diabetic you will
reverse it and that is the only way insulin resistance is pre-diabetes it is
triggered by sugar and carbs so some people think yeah yeah yeah I don’t eat
any sugar and they think it means they’re not eating these little white
cubes or they’re not spooning sugar out of the bag to eat but any carbohydrate
will trigger insulin and bread is just one step away from sugar sugar is
already sugar bread is just ten minutes away from sugar once you eat it and you
start digesting it it turns into sugar and it’s going to trigger insulin so it
doesn’t matter if it is brown rice or whole grain bread while those are while
whole grain is better and white toast it is still a
carbohydrate it is still something that if your insulin resistance or if you
want to avoid insulin resistance then you can’t go that way
you cannot eat a whole lot of grains some people can get away with it
they’re lucky there we’re not all all the same
so what carbs do is they increase your blood sugar fat does not stimulate your
blood sugar there may be a point or two but it does not create a lot of
volatility in your blood sugar so if you want to run the test the reason I
mentioned that a 1 C is that it’s a long-term measure of your blood sugar
whenever you have sugar in the blood some of it gets stuck on your red blood
cells so what they measure is hemoglobin a1c it measures how much of that sugar
gets stuck over a period of time and since the red blood cell lives about
three to four months the a1c gives you a really good average of how much sugar
was in your blood over a three to four month period once you start cutting back
and if you measure after a month then you might have come down a little bit
and your real improvement is bigger than it shows because some of that sugar was
already stuck in the first two months so you can measure it it’s an inexpensive
test but I would probably suggest you measure it every couple of months and if
you can drop a tenth or two every every couple of months you’re doing really
well so how do you know if your insulin resistance what what are some of the
signs and symptoms if you will when one one classic sign is if you get tired
after eating a meal it’s because your body can’t process it properly and the
blood sugar shoots up and then your body expends a lot of energy converting that
blood sugar in to triglycerides or fat so that’s one
thing but you can have many different presentations and a lot of people have
what we call a rollercoaster blood sugar so one other thing is irritability or
the inability to go for several hours without a meal your body is designed to
create level blood sugar and when you don’t eat it has mechanisms to maintain
blood sugar from stores of fats and glycogen but if your body can’t do that
if you get irritable if you get hungry if you get lightheaded if you get
headaches if you feel like you have to eat something every two to three hours
then you probably have insulin resistance along with hypoglycemia
because you’ve taught your body to rely on sugar or carbohydrates for energy
relying on sugar you increase your insulin levels and now you can’t pull
energy out of your fat stores so your body doesn’t have a backup for energy
and that’s why you have to keep putting all that food all those snacks primarily
sugar and carbs because that’s what your body has learned to live off so now you
depend on it your body is gonna protest a little bit anytime that it’s used to
once it has a habit once it depends on something it’s not going to give it up
without a little bit of a fight but it’s not as bad as you think so what you want
to start with is increasing fat and protein move away from the carbs
gradually and before you know it you’ll find that you have a little bit more
stability and then you can come back further and you increase the fats and a
healthy person you should be able to go six to eight hours without fainting or
irritability or anything like that your physiology is the same as your ancestors
and they did not wake up to toast and tea they did not have a breakfast buffet
they went out hunter-gatherer tribes to this day they have to go out and
something and catch something before they can eat and that’s what your
Physiol physiology is adapted to we feed our pets once or twice a day we don’t
feed them every two hours because they’re adapted to to their food supply
and in nature it works even better because they don’t eat things out of a
can that’s how it works with the food and if you hear someone say anything
different they really are not very well informed there are things that we can
discuss there’s things that are a little bit controversial this is not
controversial anymore so take the time and read a couple of
good books find find some books that actually talk about the principles and
explain the physiology if you want to know more you can stay tuned to this and
we’ll come back to these topics and talk more about it but one other thing that
you want to keep in mind to reduce insulin resistance is exercise and we’re
not talking exercise to burn calories and lose weight we’re talking about
activating the body making your muscles do work makes them more sensitive to
insulin there is a physiological change in the receptors there’s something
called a glute 4 receptor on the muscle and when you start using that muscle it
will take more blood sugar in with less insulin so insulin resistance is what
we’ve been talking about all the time insulin sensitivity is the opposite of
that so exercise will make your muscles more sensitive so they will take that
blood sugar they’ll burn that energy without the insulin so you want to cut
your carbs reduce your carbs and your sugar you start with the worst ones the
what we call the white trash the white flour the white sugar anything processed
that is completely devoid of nutrients but then you follow through
and you reduce the what they call quality carbs that still are not a good
human food we’ve been told for so long that carbs are necessary carbs are
glucose is what your brain runs on well it doesn’t work like that your body can
make glucose from all sorts of things and in the absence of glucose your body
will prefer something called ketone bodies which is what you have every
morning when you wake up or after a fast or a period of starvation we’re very
well adapted to using things besides glucose they tell you that carbs are
necessary that is not a fact there are essential fatty acids fat there are
essential amino acids from protein there is no such thing as essential
carbohydrates that is a myth and a lie you can live for years and years without
a single gram of carbohydrate and you will do really well and you would not
develop diabetes or heart disease or anything like that
ask the Eskimos they do it all the time and if you are worried about eating zero
carbs then you don’t have to worry because everything almost has a little
bit of carbs when you eat your spinach and your lettuce and your carrots and
your cauliflower and your broccoli and your kale they all have carbohydrates
it’s just the best form of carbohydrate because it’s not a grain it’s fibrous
and water rich so it’s absorbed almost infinitely slow it has virtually no
impact on insulin that’s why those carbs are they have close to a zero glycemic
index so to sum it up what do we eat you cut
back the sugar first you cut back grain second you eat as much vegetables as you
like you eat as much healthy fats from avocado and nuts and healthy oils and
fats like we mentioned the butter olive oil coconut oil and you eat a moderate
amount of protein and you get the best quality protein that you can you want if
you want to eat an animal which I’m all for in moderation make sure it lived
like an animal supposed to live animals were supposed to live in the wild they
eat grass they have a healthy life that he have lean bodies and they have a very
develop a very healthy fat ratio omega-6 to omega-3 the animal was healthy then
it is healthy for you to eat it as long as you have a good digestive system so
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  1. I am a diabetic for 20 years. Just started intermittent fasting. Stopped metformin. My dosage was istamet 50/1000 before meals twice a day. My blood glucose remains high. My diet is no carb. I am a vegetarian. Please advice

  2. I just gained 10 pounds in one week eating hi fat 0 carb. I cannot do this I tried. what am i doing wrong? I cannot afford to gain.

  3. Been in gym 3 x a week diabetic but marginal muscle grwoth. Will this help keto diet with lowering blood sugar. Now 150's in that m after I wake numbers . . So can keto diet lower sugar and increase my muscle growth if go to gym 3x a week been in gym for past 3years.

  4. You should do a video on cancer and sugar….and how the focus is on medications and chemo rather than cutting sugars. (See Dr. Warburg cures cancer 1929)

  5. My questions? 1. Does keto diet increase uric acid? 2.i dont like red meats for protein, whats the replacement? 3.can i eat fish instead? 4. Can i observe caloric restriction diet? 5. Does keto diet eats your muscle? 6. Whats the difference between Low carb and Keto diet? I PReFER LOW CARB diet. My last A1c is 6.1. And I have DM2

  6. Dr…I'm a vegetarian who eats fish and eggs but it means I'm eating one meal a day of huge vegetables with fat and the protein…keto and fasting seems to be working but I have a question. Why is it working with so many veggies

  7. So beautifully explained,actually got to know how our body functions,regarding diabetes ..had no clue..How can I thank you enough dr.? appreciative….THANK YOU…I am pre diabetic,I think, my reading was 99 last week i tested at husband is diabetic for 10 yrs..his level varies from 7.2 to 7.8…had a mild heart attack 8 yrs ago,How can you help my husband?😑 he takes 1500 mg of metformin,4 mg glimepiride,20 mg atorvastatin for cholesterol..,90mg brilinta and baby aspirin since he had a STENT PUT IN a month ago,for a BLOCKED artery and 40mg olmsartan for blood pressure everyday… i am always worried and concerned when it comes to taking too many medications!!!😏 because of all the side effect!!! we live in Miami fl….pls suggest/ advice….Thank you.

  8. Some people are saying don’t eat meat or they don’t eat fruits. So am I only meant to eat vegetables. I feel so depressed 😥

  9. Learn more about lowering blood sugar and diabetes

  10. Great Dr Ekberg.. the good thing that you are speaking slowly so it is easy to comprehend your valuable information..
    Thank you ..

  11. Dear respected Dr Ekberg..
    I am diabetic type2 .. my Ac was 7.7 before 2 months ..when I started a restricted KITO.. today my Ac is 6 .. this is great result .. and my fasting sugar is between 100 to 120 and after 2 hours 110 to 130..
    But with the aforementioned good results my cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL went up .. 250, 175 and 126 respectively.. while my HDL is 48.

    I feel worried.. can you help me to reduce the number of cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL..
    Thank you sir

  12. Dr I have RBS 111 and and blood presume usually 145/100. My body 5ft 9 inch
    My age is 39 years for 6 year my weight from 85 to 115 that why blood pressure up.
    Now I left medicine and doing exécise and using live oil olive grain apple cider . That RBS 111 was check after 10 hrs fasting

  13. Thank you doctor. Very well explained. My a1c was 10.5 and after three months it is 8.9. I tried fasting. I was 55 karo and dropped to 51 kgs and my friends ask whats wrong with me. Is there anything could be some to reduce a1c without reducing body weight

  14. Dude this the best video on the net I've came across on this subject. And I've watched hours worth ..thankyou

  15. The hard part for most is all the misinformation being put out there. Diet doesn't have to be hard or complex. There must be a healthy balance between what you eat and when you eat it. Trouble is knowing what that balance is. Thank you for putting this out there for those that just don't know.

  16. What about the calories? Currently I eat only green vegetables, eggs and meat. After about a cup of that I feel totally full. So the sum of three such meals is far below the calories I should eat per day. And a second question: What fruits can I still eat? Berries?

  17. Dr. Ekberberg : what are your thoughts of taking raw honey and cinnamon on a daily basis to lower one's A1c levels ? I am pre-diabetic and have an A1c level of 6.1

  18. In the morning before eat breakfast, I check my blood sugar around 146 and in the evening before dinner I’m down to 90. Is that normal? Am I diabetes? I eat 2 meals a day.

  19. Hi Dr. Sten, please talk to Dr. McDougall he is an advocate of high carbs and low fats but I will keep on with your plan as I have been on IF and OMAD and it is working for me. Many thanks.

  20. I would like to know it takes about 3 months for the blood cells to split and renue .are these clean and healthy or are they made insulin resistant. if I live on bare minimum water and very basic food sugars free ca I clean the system thanks

  21. how do we argue with vegans and like of Dr Mcdougal and Cyrus.
    for example

  22. Dear Dr. Thanks for your videos. I have T2 diabetes since 6 years after my first baby birth and recently fatty liver. Now I'm on keto since 4 months, the fat in my liver has almost gone but my blood sugar is still very high even with exercice and for info I'm skinny. Please your advice. Thanks a lot from Algeria

  23. But saturated fat would still make cholesterol level higher. What can people with IR and high cholesterol do?

  24. My A1c was 11.2 last February. My doctor told me I was diabetic. I was shocked about it. He prescribed me Metformine. I started reading some books about how to reverse diabetes. I cut sugar, carbs including fruits. Two weeks ago I had the A1c test and it was 5.4 in only 3 months

  25. I try to eat low carb but I’m getting so confused with all these diets. I’ve decided to eat Atkins bars. I’m on so many cholesterol drugs no cholesterol would dare live in my body. This was a good video

  26. Dr Sten could you make this videos in Spanish, please?? We really need this infornation. I speak some English but this importan information sould be very well understand it in Spanish speaking people. You are very good Doctor and we will apreciate your help to us all the Spanish speaking people no only inthe USA but in the others Spanish speaking Countries.

  27. Excellent work Dr STEN , best vedio you have done, though the others are good, your explanation is simple, straight forward and easy to understand. Clear and concise. Dr Dhiru

  28. He कोणी मराठी भाषेत सांगणारा नाही मिळाला का

  29. i only get told my a1c was high 9.3 so I would be aveage 250 and up noone wants to give me a paper on it but my eye doctor told me my eyes r starting to bleed some so I am worried as y noone is helping me

  30. Very Informative…My A1c is 6.4…Am I diabetic…or pre….Pls let me know….Is it possible to reverse it under 6….

  31. I wonder if these principles would apply to our pets as well. Would an overweight pet benefit from this way of eating?

  32. Dr, am on keto and IF, off late,my fasting sugar levels are anywhere from 250 to 350. I have my omad at lunch, so can't possibly take insulin b4 going to bed at night. Am off medication, how do I counter the dawn phenomenon effect

  33. Dr, am on keto and IF, off late,my fasting sugar levels are anywhere from 250 to 350. I have my omad at lunch, so can't possibly take insulin b4 going to bed at night. Am off medication, how do I counter the dawn phenomenon effect

  34. Dr. Ekberg
    My a1c was 11.7 4 months ago. I started a ketogenic diet and a1c is down to 7.2. My doctor took me off of glyburide and increased my Metformin. Now my blood sugars are between 160 and 187. What's going on ??? I'm still doing Keto and IF.

  35. I have hyperinsulinemia and I know for a fact I cannot reverse it. I thinks maybe I can control it (even eliminate my insulin) but if I ever eat any amount of carbs again or convert back to bad habits the high sugar levels would return. So it's not really reversing it, it is controlling the disease. You have to ask yourself, how badly do I want to control this to determine how much change you're willing to take.

  36. 🙏🙏🙏. Dear dr. Wonder can
    Diabetes person take soya product? Meaning home made soya bean water n soya bean curd. Tq

  37. Dr. Elbert, thank you very much. I really enjoy your style of teaching. Thorough and very informative. Please explain if there is any benefit to NOT consuming any food after breakfast (no snacks at all) only water or tea, until dinner. Currently on 16/8 and during the 8 hr eating window only eat breakfast and dinner. Is this a good or bad thing?

  38. I want to start exercise to reduce insulin resistance.. But don't know what exercise to do… What do you suggest?

  39. Yes you are true about this information. I started low carb and jigh fat and moderate protein and i am very much happy to see my sugar levels .lts 98 to 120 .with one hour walk and Acv

  40. Thank you very well explained! After following this way of eating. For years now it all makes sense. And it works if you stick with it. Allow yourself set backs. Stay consistent and you will become a great fatburner! 👍 I started on a carnivore/keto type diet and find it works Great for me long term. But what really got me to the next level. In fat loss. Was keeping my insulin levels down. During the day with IF as well.

  41. Finely someone that’s right down to the truth as well as explaining it .Why don’t diabetic Dr that treat people get to the business of a class of teaching the facts . Rather then pull out the drug pad .

  42. I have been keeping a track of my bloodwork for last 9 months or so. And my trigylcerides are sky high. When I consciously walk everyday as much as I can they do come down but still very high.September 2018- 680, October – 285 (with the help of fibrate but that also messed my liver and fasting sugar levels) January- 460, April 566, June 385 .Vldl is usually double the normal limit. LDL and total chol is normal always. This was induced due to corticosteriod use which i was given without telling me, basically unethically. It's not genetic in my case ,Hypertriglyceridemia. 

    I went for Hb1ac – 4.7 (it was 5.7 two years ago ),C- peptide- 1.05 , Blood fasting glucose in 3 labs on 3 consecutive days : 111, 94, 89. I don't know which one to trust. glucometer readings are 110, 112,116 and even go upto 131 on different fingers in the same minute, 109, 116. Also the levels are different based on 8 hour 10 hour and 12 hour fasting time periods. Doctors say that they do not rely on glucometers for diagnoses and hb1ac was 4.7 so no way i have sugar but i have high triglycerides. I really do not want to take medicines and just modify my life style. I work a 9 to 5 , travel by car. The different lab results confused me as well, 89,94, 111. And post meal my result was 106 from the lab that showed 89 fasting. 

    I know there are mnay variables but i have stiff feet in morning, some dark patches on my chest and stomach, little 3-4 wart like things, had sweet taste in my teeth which went away on salt gargles.

  43. I was told to cut out bad fats, sugars and to exercise. I have pre diabetes and fatty liver. Doctor told me he will do a blood test again in a year to check my liver enzyme levels ALP I believe. I listened to him and three months later the weight is coming off. My energy levels are more stable and my mental fog is gone. I thought I was depressed turns out I was addicted to sugar. It was killing me. I still have some belly fat but it’s slowly going away. I drink lots of water now too. Time will tell, so far so good!

  44. As with any establishment, if the American Diabetes Association were to actually cure diabetes, eradicate it from the planet, it would go out of business. And it is obviously not the goal of the capitalist enterprise to make your business obsolete. If anything, the ADA wants more people to have diabetes so that they can ask for more money for their "research and development". Now, apply that same logic to the government and you soon realize exactly why we are in a perpetual state of war. The government is the only entity on the planet "authorized" to conduct war. It's their bread and butter. And a ton of money is made waging war. If peace were to suddenly break out on this planet, it would soon become painfully obvious that the government is obsolete.

  45. It's infantile thinking to believe that dietary fat makes you fat. The brain is 60% fat. Americans are on their low-fat diets. Low-fat diets = lower IQs?

  46. Hi, can I go with low carb (say less than 100 grams), more fiber( vegetables etc) and LOW FAT diet? Do you see any issues or advantages?

  47. I wish people would stop saying you can reverse diabetes! You cannot! You can keep it at bay by eating a low carb diet, but it is never cured. It will come back if you start eating high carbs again.

  48. The most informative part was at the end. Why not cut it short and tell people no junk food. Eat your veggies and quality meats. Although, you don't need animal products.

  49. Thank you I will work with your advise as I always have high readings , I am getting frustrated or should I say was, I l now have more knowledge of my food intake

  50. Disagree with you ur fat intake
    Fat consumption is largely responsible for insulin resistance
    And what about cholesterol deposited in the coronaries ?

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