Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-12-12
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Diabetes is a contagious disease . . . if you talk to a dietitian
Rhonda first shared her story with me back in September, 2015:
“December, 2014 I was diagnosed with a liver issue and, as a result, they tested for diabetes as well. No diabetes. But, wanting to improve my health and my liver, I asked to be sent to a dietitian. She told me I needed to eat carbs with every meal and every snack. That was not what I was used to, but I followed her advice … and started getting sicker. Joint pain and brain fog were becoming normal. I started feeling like I was hit by a truck most mornings.
“Then I started getting thirsty, so awfully thirsty. It was the beginning of May, less than 4 months since starting the diabetes diet, and I knew I had become diabetic. I went to my doctor and demanded a diabetes test again. He was shocked at my numbers. My blood sugar was so high! He started me on metformin and sent me back to the dietitian. She said I was still not eating enough carbs. I was shocked!
“I was searching the internet when I came across your website. I decided to give it a shot. I am happy to report that, since dropping all grains, my health has improved immensely. I have lost about 35 pounds so far. I have halved my metformin and dropped my arthritis meds. I feel so much better.
“As far as I am concerned, the Canadian Diabetes Association gave me the gift of diabetes with their uninformed food guide, spiking my sugars and shutting down my pancreas. I feel duped. I will not let them win. Grain-free is the only way!
“Update: 70 pounds down. I found a photo of me from July 23 and I just took one today. Still enjoying the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Things will never be the same and am I happy about that!”
Rhonda’s story is a pretty darned clear-cut case of type 2 diabetes caused by the medical system–caused by the astounding depths of dietary ignorance that prevails among physicians and dietitians. This would be like going to a lung specialist for asthma, only to be told that you should smoke cigarettes, the more the better, because it encourages deep breathing–the results could be disastrous.
Yet that is what passes for dietary advice today, condoned and encouraged by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Association, and others. Gee, you’d think that the American Diabetes Association was receiving money from the likes of diabetes drug manufacturers such as AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novo Nordisk–ah, but they do. Many tens of millions of dollars are given every year, much of it spent to support “awareness” programs because, to a diabetes drug manufacturer, an undiagnosed diabetic is a lost revenue opportunity. And type 2 diabetes is a growth business, annual reports gushing over the booming industry and revenues, much of it fueled by health-advice-gone-source, such as that given to Rhonda.
The poor dietitian is caught between a rock and a hard place. She is advised by the American Diabetes Association to urge clients to cut fat and saturated fat and eat more “healthy whole grains,” while the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hasn’t found a food it doesn’t like because that’s how they develop their sponsors like Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Monsanto, and makers of antibiotics for livestock.
But ignore the dietary advice of doctors and dietitians and look what happens. For Rhonda, she is no longer diabetic, has lost 70 pounds, got rid of joint pains and brain “fog,” while transforming her appearance.