Are You Killing Your Pancreas?

Killing Your Pancreas

It’s time we put a new spin on the basis to reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Rest your pancreas. That’s right! This is something that is never discussed.

If you read my book, “The Virgin Diabetic,” then you know I landed in the ER with pancreatitis. I was fed intravenously for a few days to rest my pancreas. When I asked how long it takes a pancreas to rest, no one knew the answer. Nor did it appear anyone cared to pursue that discussion.

That was an Aha! moment for me. Let’s think about it. Our pancreas gets overworked producing insulin fighting poor insulin sensitivity. We are prescribed medication to help the pancreas increase the output of insulin. Then, beta cell burnout can ensue eventually making you insulin-dependent.

In my opinion, medication can put additional stress on our organs to compensate for our metabolic issue.

What’s the next step? High dosages and more medication. As I share in my seminars, let common sense prevail. This should give us pause to ask, “Do I need medication to push my organs to work even harder?” What is the eventual outcome?

Rest your pancreas. We want to think about food that will not require a need for our pancreas to kick out an overabundance of insulin. Be kind to your pancreas. You wouldn’t keep pulling a scab from a sore on your body, would you? You would let it heal. Do the same for your pancreas.

It’s an amazing story on how I rested and healed my pancreas to eliminate all insulin and medication – you can't miss this story! To be fair, outcomes are based on many factors. However, improvement can always be made to reverse diabetes.

Counting carbs, calories and fat grams do not work. Why? Because we expect numbers to be our answer to a metabolic problem. I fed my body with food that didn’t require a large output of insulin. I increased my daily amount of veggies and greens.

Eventually, my insulin insensitivity improved. I learned which food I was able to reintroduce and maintain stable glucose levels.

This is one major step in the process to reverse diabetes. What’s your next step?