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Breaking Research: Diabetes could be ‘reversed’ by following fasting diet

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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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Diabetes could be ‘reversed’ by following fasting diet, scientists say
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Diets involving fasting can lead to a “remarkable” reversal of diabetes, scientists have claimed. Periodic cycles of fasting appear to “reprogramme pancreas cells and restore insulin production”, according to US researchers.

Under the FMD dieters must restrict their normal diet for a period of five-days per month. On day one they are permitted to consume only 1,090 calories, and for the next four days they are restricted to just 725 calories per day.

The study showed a “remarkable reversal of diabetes in mice placed on the FMD for four days each week”, the researchers said. The mice regained healthy insulin production, reduced insulin resistance, and demonstrated more stable levels of blood glucose, even in the later stages of the disease, according to the research conducted by scientist at the University of Southern California and published in the journal Cell.

Genes normally active in the developing pancreases of foetal mice are reactivated in diabetic adult mice when when following FMDs, it found. This increases the production of a key protein and, consequently, promotes the creation of new, healthy insulin-producing cells.


Now this is a pretty good find. I know of someone who has diabetes and it is not a pleasant thing to live with. If these studies continue to provide consistent evidence who isn't to say that it can work on humans too?!

I look forward to more studies although I think fasting, and I have tried it, really is stressful on the body. Then again, so is getting a limb amputated in the long run.

Edit note:

I also came across another article after typing in "fasting five days a month could reverse diabetes...has anyone looked into this kind of research before?

Fasting Cures T2 Diabetes
intensivedietarymanagement.com...


....But the fact that fasting cures diabetes has been know for close to 100 years! One of the most famous diabetologists in the history of the world – Dr. Elliot Joslin wrote about it in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1916! In fact, he thought that it was so obvious that fasting was helpful that studies would not even be necessary. This, from the guy that Harvard University used to name its world famous Joslin Center for Diabetes.

What happened? Well, remember that there was still massive confusion about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes back then. Fasting would not be particularly useful for Type 1, and type 2 was still quite unusual back then. After the discovery of insulin in the early 1920’s, all the focus turned to it as the ‘cure’ for diabetes. While it was a major advance for type 1, it was not quite the panacea for type 2s. However, most of the interest in fasting disappeared as doctors focused on what would be their mantra for the next century – drugs, drugs, drugs.

The effect of wartime starvation on T2D was also obvious. During both world wars, the mortality from diabetes dropped precipitously. In the interwar period, as people went back to their accustomed eating habits, it went back up. This, of course is quite easy to understand. Since T2D is essentially a disease of excessive sugar in the body, reducing intake of sugars and carbohydrates should cause less disease.

edit on 23-2-2017 by Skywatcher2011 because: added note




posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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Type 2 diabetes is reversible if you stick to a fat reduced diet. My Mother-in-Law was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes around 15 years ago, as a result of becoming obese. She was put on medication to control it and remained on the medication.

Around 3 years ago, she became desperately ill. She had lost her husband, her health was deteriorating due to a heart complaint and her mobility was extremely limited. Anyway, Mrs C and myself became desperately worried about her and decided to call a Doctor. Long story short, she was admitted to hospital and they undertook many tests as a result.

After a week in hospital, a Doctor visited her at her bedside and undertook a review of her Meds. She was taking around 30+ pills a day for many things, including diabetes and he advised her that she no longer needed the diabetes tablets, as she was no longer diabetic.

The message did not get through to her G.P and when she needed a repeat prescription, she was given the diabetic pills. When she called her G.P to advise that she didn't need them, her G.P laughed and advised that diabetes wasn't reversible and she should continue to take them. We protested and she asked her to come into the surgery where she was tested again. The results came back confirming she was no longer diabetic and has not been on medication for the complaint since.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Great info. I think I'll do my own little test of this. BIg Pharma and greed always seem to win. Part of the answer for better and cheaper health care is to get past all of the lies that they and their paid shills the MSM have perpetuated for so many years.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Type 2 diabetes is reversible if you stick to a fat reduced diet.


I'm not sure that is always correct, but proabably most of the time. I was diagnosed with T2 in my 20's. I'm 6'3" and was 170 lbs. with 14% body fat and playing fullcourt basketball everyday. But now the docs call it type 1.5 and still don't know what caused it as I had no family history of diabetes. I'm thinking gatoraid



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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Fasting or starving yourself as non stupid people call it, is not good for you.

Eat food that's not garbage and exercise regularly. It's not rocket surgery.
edit on 23-2-2017 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Fasting or starving yourself as non stupid people call it, is not good for you.

Eat food that's not garbage and exercise regularly. It's not rocket surgery.


Oh great! You have the answer for all diseases, congratulations!

Note: non-stupid people know this isn't true and that fasting != starving.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Fasting or starving yourself as non stupid people call it, is not good for you.

Eat food that's not garbage and exercise regularly. It's not rocket surgery.


The diet spoken of in the article is not a 100% (water) fast. It is a controlled calorie reduction diet that runs for 5 days and is backed by some creditable research.

I have diabetes and know that simply cutting fats, exercising, restricting calories or eating good foods is not the answer for all people.

The assumption that you get diabetes because you don't exercise and eat wrong may be applicable in some cases but not all.

Like many other diabetics, I exercise regularly, have a very controlled, healthy diet and monitor closely. Despite that, I still have diabetes, so your advice is provably wrong.

... and might I suggest that the academic pedigrees of those involved in discussions of fasting, metabolic disorders and biochemistry, as opposed to those who speak of "starving yourself", would indicate that the "non-stupid" people are aware of the subtle difference and the stupid are those that give bad advice based upon their ignorance.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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Sounds like I struck a nerve.

Eating healthy and exercise is bad advice now?

Ok



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Sounds like I struck a nerve.

Eating healthy and exercise is bad advice now?

Ok



I don't think anyone said that. But maybe eating healthy and exercise, along with periodic fasting might be really good for some people.

My mom went on a 5-2 eating plan about 3 years ago, where 2 days a week she only eats 500 calories and the other 5 days she eats her normal (healthy) diet. She lost weight, her cholesterol went down, and she feels great - more energy than ever. She's 75 years old and is as healthy as could be - no meds.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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I'll have to check your links in a second.. Another thing you can do is to get on a ketogenic diet. Basically no carbs and high in fat..even protein breaks down into sugar.. So it's not the easiest thing to pull off.

Your body turns it's metabolism from focusing on suagrs to focusing on fats.

it even allows your body to use it's own fat stores to eat through out the day so you are not hungry between meals.

fasting is good in a lot of ways just as a metabolism reset.. Imagine it like not drinking alcohol for a month.. When you come back you are going to feel even the first drink..

So same thing with insulin production/tolerance..


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posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Fasting or starving yourself as non stupid people call it, is not good for you.

Eat food that's not garbage and exercise regularly. It's not rocket surgery.


Fasting has it's benefits.
For one, it can reveal a lot about your health, in a perfect example is if you fast for 24 hours and you start crashing mid way or near the end from lack of energy it means something might be wrong. A blood test could tell you exactly right after the fast.

It also puts the body into starvation mode, meaning it triggers all sorts of hormone and enzyme production that would normally not be present, this can be beneficial as it puts the body into critical mode and will start to work on fixing issues at the cellular level. A perfect example is when some chemo patients fast in order for the energy hungry cancer cells to basically die off due to starvation, and the normal healthy cells can survive the next blast of radiation.
And well, it's in our genetics, most of our evolution was based off starvation methods.



posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
Diabetes could be ‘reversed’ by following fasting diet

If true, every headline will be screaming it!
I can wait...

So many 'alternative cures' and 'natural cure claims' fade into obscurity rather quickly.



posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
Sounds like I struck a nerve.

Eating healthy and exercise is bad advice now?

Ok



Eating healthy and excercise is good for maintaining health. It will not cure metabolic diseases.



posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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A very good friend of mine has MS related diabetes that happened well in to adulthood.. after searching out various options he went down to about 900 cals a day for maybe six weeks under similar principles to in your OP. Works for him, he doesn't have to take insulin or check blood sugars etc. Obviously he is smart about his food and monitors his well being but his doctor was shocked that it worked and strenuously warned him against it.


Every now and again he feels the need to go back on the 900 cal diet to get his body behaving again, but he's very happy doing this rather than the alternative, and he's been on this regime for at least six or seven years. He reckons that 900 cals a day is easier than most think, he does it by eating tons and tons of veg



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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Fasting, as well as following a CRON nutrition plan (Calorie Restrict with Optimal Nutrition), is healthy and beneficial to overall health and wellness. As long as the food being consumed is nutrient dense and whole. The Okinawan diet has been proven time and time again. Many people fast for many reasons; health, weight loss, spiritual, etc. Food is medicine and can be used to prevent, recess and cure illness.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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and of course there is no collusion between the media and pharmaceutical companies are there.

diabetes is caused by 2 routes one is eating wheat

and the second is intake of fluoride which attacks the pancreases enzyme production, there are at least 4 ppm fluoride in all tap water due to the 1000 ppm fluoride in toothpaste and the inadequate water purifying carried out at all water processing plants.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I already knew that.

The author mentions calories- calories are a completely useless dietary measurement.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: jinni73
a reply to: namelesss

and of course there is no collusion between the media and pharmaceutical companies are there.

I stand by my quote.


diabetes is caused by 2 routes one is eating wheat

and the second is intake of fluoride

I have never heard this.
It sounds like scientific nonsense to me, more of a long list.
Can you please link me to valid real scientific studies to validate your rather wild claims?
According to you, genetics have nothing to do with it, or other 'causes'/links.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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Ive been recommending intermittent fasting fir sone time now.



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