Pre-Review – The Halki Diabetes Remedy
Oh joy. Another surefire remedy for type II diabetes.
Before I begin, I’ll give you the usual disclaimer. I am not a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, herbal healer, or shaman. Consult your own health care professionals.
What I will share with you is my 21 day test of the Halki Diabetes Remedy and how it fits in with what I thought I knew about knocking out diabetes. Do your own test, and stop being a victim.
I consider myself a petri dish. I am the only one who decides what goes in my mouth.
First, I bought the program. It’s hot on Clickbank right now, but I’m skeptical. However, I’m only a few days in, and my blood sugar readings are getting better, but you may have seen similar results with other systems or diets.
I need to mention one thing up front. I eat a whole food, plant based, low oil vegan diet. And yet I still have problems with starchy carbs. For whatever reason, rice and bread and corn drive my sugar up.
It didn’t used to be this way before diabetes. I lived in Asia for 10 years, mostly in Korea. I’ve eaten a mountain of rice and an ocean of kimchi.
Unlike diabetes diets that have strict limits on grains, I can still eat rice by the pot full. The ADA considers a serving of rice as ⅓ cup cooked. Are you kidding me? That’s maybe a spoonful.
Why am I mentioning this? The “diet” that appeals to me most is The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall. Trouble is, I haven’t been able to make it work for me.
For vegan diabetics, Dr. McDougall has a free Color Picture Book which details the healthiest plant based foods to eat. Download it here.
Most of the diabetes gurus online – Dr. Bernard, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Esselstyn, and others – call for little or no oil. Especially added vegetable oils.
The first thing I noticed on the sales page for Halki was they mentioned the need for oils. Oils don’t spike your blood sugar, but some doctors claim the fats get into your cells and block insulin from entering.
I have no way of knowing, but I do know this. I get hungry as hell on a no oil diet. I can take it for a few days, and then cook a pound of pasta and eat it all in two sittings.
My blood sugar will shoot up close to 400, and may take a day or two of water fasting to get back down under 100.
The doctors who go high starches and low oil tend to have programs to have their patients do a medically supervised water fast for up to 21 days. No one recommends trying that on your own, and most of us don’t have thousands of dollars to visit a spa to try it.
So far, the dressing recipes meant to be eaten with cruciferous vegetables are not only tasty, but contain oils that give me the calories I need to not be hungry.
Your goal may be like mine. I want to be diabetes free and off medications within X time.
But goals like this set you up for failure unless you have some deeper reason than a low blood sugar number.