Popular Origin Diet book stresses low fat, low processed foods to reverse Type 2
By Robert P. Tracy
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Chicago, Illinois. July 6, 2007. Doctors, medical associations and research groups have, for many years, proven that the root cause of type 2 diabetes and other degenerative illnesses is found in our diet. Most recently a study from Lund University, Sweden, found that Foods of the kind that were consumed during human evolution may be the best choice to control diabetes type 2.
Its processed foods, unnatural meat hormones and “laboratory-derived sweetener chemistry” that suck nutrition and good health out of our bodies.
The landmark book Live Longer Now: The First 100 Years of Your Life, written by Dr. Jon Leonard, was the first to highlight the dietary causes of poor health. Today, it still stands as the benchmark guide for controlling, even reversing the diabetic condition.
Recently, Elizabeth Somer published the book, The Origin Diet: How Eating Like Our Stone Age Ancestors will Maximize Your Health. It is surprisingly similar to Dr. Leonard’s book in its recommendations.
I’ll save you the $23.00 suggested retail price of this book and summarize the advice:
· Eat large quantities (6-9 servings) of colorful, raw fruit and vegetables a day
· Eat reasonable levels of carbohydrates (40-50% of total daily calories) a day
· Eliminate unhealthy saturated fats and eat more healthy dietary fats from fish, nuts and olive oil
· Cut down on dairy or substitute low fat or no fat versions
· Avoid processed foods, such as store bought cakes, cookies or other dessert items
· Drink lots of water, up to eight 8 ounce glasses a day
· Exercise in moderation, regularly, 3-5 times per week
In addition to this summarized set of dietary guidelines, The Origin Diet also provides an exercise regimen and set of recipe tips for preparing low fat, low calorie meals.
For anyone suffering from the debilitating effect of Type 2 diabetes, this book can be hugely beneficial.
But I can’t help but notice that the Live Longer Now book, published over 25 years ago, was more comprehensive (he also published two subsequent books on the subject).
And even though more than a quarter century has passed since Dr. Leonard first published these stunning findings and provided documented solutions, people still search for the latest diet craze to control Type 2 diabetes.
The basic dietary advice for getting the better of your diabetes stays the same. The authors’ names, faces and book titles are the things that constantly change. So even the latest news from Staffan Lindeberg of Lund University, Sweden says, “If you want to prevent or treat diabetes type 2, it may be more efficient to avoid some of our modern foods than to count calories or carbohydrate.” —Just read for your self.