– [Narrator] Hey there, if
you’re new to our channel you can subscribe by hitting the leaf icon in the bottom right corner of the video. Click the bell icon to
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like and comment below. An estimated 400 million
people in the world are now living with diabetes. This equates to 1 in 11 adults. While Type 1 diabetes is less common and is usually related to genetics, Type 2 diabetes, once
called adult onset diabetes, is now so common it can impact
children as young as age 5. Type 2 diabetes is most
typically the result of poor diet and a lack of exercise. By 2040, the number of people
suffering from Type 2 diabetes across the globe could rise
to more than 640 million. As the standard American diet, also referred to as the
Western pattern diet has spread across the world, people have increased their intake of fatty and processed foods. Now more than 2/3 of Americans
are overweight or obese and according to, obesity is believed to
account for 80 to 85% of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Lack of exercise also increases the risk of developing diabetes. The less active a person is, the greater the risk of the disease. The World Health Organization notes that physical inactivity
alone is estimated to cause 7% of the burden of Type 2
diabetes in the European region. According to the American
Diabetes Association, in 2015 more than 30 million
Americans were diabetic and more than 84 million
adults were pre-diabetic. Dr. Eugene Chang told Everyday Health, “Over the past century,
we’ve seen the incidence “of chronic diseases go up
dramatically in Western culture, “and that’s due to
changes in our lifestyle, “diet, and environment.” The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes vary. Diabetes UK says, “A lot of
people don’t get any symptoms “or they don’t notice them. “Some people don’t think
the symptoms are important “so don’t ask for help.” It adds, “This means that
people live with Type 2 diabetes “for up to 10 years
before being diagnosed.” The health consequences of
diabetes can be serious. It can lead to nerve damage, resulting in the loss
of feeling in the limbs, as well as kidney damage and eye damage with the potential risk of blindness. It can also potentially increase
the risk of heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and
Alzheimer’s disease. But diabetes may be managed
effectively with a vegan diet. “By eating a healthy vegan diet “low in cholesterol and saturated fat, “but balanced enough to
include fiber and protein, “blood glucose levels can
be made easier to control,” says This type of diet, particularly
when combined with exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels and better manage diabetes. A recent study of more
than 2,000 young adults supports this point of view. For participants that
increased the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts in their diet over the course of 20 years, the risk of developing Type
2 diabetes was 60% lower than those who didn’t. A study from the University of London also found that a plant-based diet can help to ease symptoms of depression as well as other mental health issues in Type 2 diabetes sufferers. A critical analysis of
more than 400 individuals with diabetes aged in their mid 50s revealed that physical and
emotional quality of life improved after switching to a vegan diet. Lead author of the study,
Anastasios Toumpanakis said, “We would say that people
with Type 2 diabetes “following a plant-based
diet might be happier “because as the studies suggest, “the majority found that
through this eating pattern “they can have better
control of their condition.” Nerve pain was also less common in those following a plant-based diet. Those who remained on a non-vegan diet reported a loss of temperature
control in their feet, suggesting that plant-based
foods can help to slow progressive nerve damage
in diabetes sufferers. Many medical experts believe
that a healthy plant-based diet can go further than just
managing Type 2 diabetes. – Overall the results suggest
that a plant-based diet can improve overall quality of life, psychological well-being and
chronic diabetic neuropathy in people with Type 2
diabetes without changes in food enjoyment and diet cost. So it’s not more expensive,
people don’t dislike it. It just gets rid of a
whole lot of physical and mental problems,
psychological problems that people have. – [Narrator] It may also help
to reverse the condition. – Now put that in the context of the fact that nutritional
excellence has the ability to work better than drugs. – It can be reversed, something
we’ve known since the 1970s. Now, we know that look,
any weight loss can slow or even reverse diabetes. In Slovakia, the Natural
Food Interaction Diet, which promotes the consumption
of plant-based whole foods is undergoing trials at the National Institute for
Diabetes and Endocrinology. The diet was developed
after years of study on the interactions of
chemicals within food and it may help to reverse Type 2 diabetes without need for further
medical intervention. Recommended meals on the
diet include Weetabix, a wholegrain wheat breakfast cereal, with chia seeds and almond milk and quinoa with dark green
vegetables and pine nuts. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine recommends an online program that encourages diabetes sufferers to adopt a plant-based diet
to help reverse the condition. And vegan physician, Dr. Neal Barnard released a plant-based recipe book specifically for people who
want to reverse Type 2 diabetes. – In 2006 we published the first findings from a breakthrough study
that was funded by NIH where we did a head-to-head test of a conventional diabetes
diet that reduced calories and asked the participants
to count carbohydrate grams versus an experimental approach that used a totally vegan low fat diet. And do you know what happened? The vegan diet caused more weight loss, better blood sugar control and it helped people
to a surprising degree. – [Narrator] Barnard is
the founding president of the Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine. The committee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion
of a plant-based diet and preventative medicine. Its members include 12,000 physicians. Barnard’s book is helping to save lives. One diabetes sufferer told PCRM, “I’ve gone from 2,000
milligrams of metformin a day “to now only 500 milligrams a day “and I’m still in progress, thank you.” Metformin is the first-line medication for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. One person said their wife was recommended the book by their doctor. “My wife’s numbers that
had been out of control “for so long were finally
predictable,” he said. Another patient added simply,
“Did it, it worked, thanks.” “Weight has gone up and come back down,” Barnard told Parade. “Sugars that have gone
up can go back down, “medication doses that have gone higher “year by year can come down,
as can cholesterol levels “and blood pressure levels “and medication used to treat them.” Brooklyn’s Borough president, Eric Adams says he reversed his diabetes
with a plant-based diet. He was losing his eyesight and
suffering from nerve damage in his hands and feet. He decided to take
matters into his own hands and manage his condition
with an active lifestyle and a healthy vegan diet. – My eyesight cleared up
when I changed my diet. In three months all the
nerve damage was gone, the ulcer was gone, all of
those symptoms that I had associated with my diabetes disappeared. – [Narrator] Type 2
diabetes runs in his family. He told Everyday Health,
“Imagine the excitement I have “in watching my mother who
has been injecting herself “with insulin since I was two years old “now hear me tell her that
she can reverse her condition. “I can’t even express the emotions “that are attached to that.” Adams isn’t the only public figure to improve his health with a vegan diet. Rapper ditched
meat and dairy in 2017. He lost weight and his cholesterol and blood pressure levels improved. – My high blood pressure was
high, it had high cholesterol and since then, starting in December, I changed what I eat, I
have a plant-based diet, I work out. – [Narrator] He said, “The
cholesterol is down as well, “but in runs in my family and diabetes, “so I want to get it under control now “so I don’t have to
worry about it later on.” – I wanna continue my veganism,
working out, staying fit gettin’ gorilla ripped,
you know what I’m saying? Get my gorilla muscle strength. – [Narrator] Kevin Smith has also claimed that following a vegan diet
has improved his health. The filmmaker suffered a heart attack at the beginning of 2018. He then decided to ditch
animal products and go vegan. He was told he needed to lose 50 pounds. He lost 17 pounds in just nine days of eating plant-based foods. – You’re lookin’ at me
right now going like, Silent Bob telling me how to (beep) eat? Yes, believe it or not, man. I’m not saying I’m an expert but I’ve been through some stuff and so now I can speak on
the issue of men’s health. – [Narrator] After a month
of plant-based eating, Smith’s doctor ran lab tests and said the results looked fantastic. The doctor reduced Smith’s
Lipitor cholesterol medication by half because his levels
had dropped so radically. Following the change, Smith’s daughter, vegan model and actress,
Harley Quinn Smith, said her dad was thriving. “He’s doing really great. “He’s the healthiest he’s ever been. “He’s vegan now which is amazing.” – Once he had his heart attack, I was absolutely not going to let him continue living his life without veganism being a part of it. – [Narrator] The American
Diabetes Association recommends people eat
plant-based whole foods like citrus, fruits and berries. The group says a vegan
diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and plant-based
proteins including beans, grains, nuts and seeds
can help to mitigate the onset and effects of Type 2 diabetes. In its 2018 Standards of
Medical Care in Diabetes, the ADA cites 35 studies
pointing to the benefits of a plant-based diet. And also notes that
doctors and nutritionists should always educate patients
on lifestyle management. agrees, it states, “Many people instantly recoil
at the idea of a vegan diet, “but this attitude is gradually changing, “particularly amongst
people with diabetes.” Can people with diabetes use a vegan diet to improve blood glucose control? Absolutely, by eating a healthy vegan diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat but balanced enough to
include fiber and protein, blood glucose levels can
be made easier to control. This type of diet, particularly
when combined with exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels and better manage diabetes. The NHS has also recognized the benefits of a vegan diet for people with diabetes. It acknowledged a study
that suggests a strong link between a whole foods plant-based diet and Type 2 diabetes prevention
in overweight adults. This high level recognition represents the initial acceptance of the vegan diet in both the public sector
and the scientific community. The research referred to by the NHS involved a 16 week
randomized control experiment that placed 75 overweight men
and women into two groups. One on a low fat vegan diet,
the intervention group, the other without change
to their current diet, the control group. The intervention group
showed improved function of their beta cells in
addition to a reduction in BMI and reportable visceral fat loss. The control group did not
see significant results in either beta cell
function or weight loss. The NHS applauded the research technique of the randomized trial,
stating that it is the best way to assess the effectiveness
of an intervention. It also conceded that a vegan
diet tends to incorporate less fat and sugar than
the typical Western diet, so the results are not
particularly surprising. Consuming high amounts of
sugar is commonly thought of as increasing the risk of diabetes, but according to experts
appearing in the 2017 documentary “What the Health” processed
meat is also a risk factor. – [Male Narrator] Harvard
researchers looked at nine perspective studies
finding that just one serving of processed meat per day increased risk of developing diabetes by 51%. The link between eating meat and developing diabetes became undeniable. – [Narrator] It pulled
this finding from a study conducted in August 2011 and published in the American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition, referencing a 2009 study, the filmmakers note that
if a person eats meat. – [Male Narrator] Today
with 2/3 of Americans being overweight, clearly
there’s a food issue. In the next 25 years one
out of every 3 Americans will have diabetes. – Diabetes, the arthritis,
the heart disease, the dementia, the obesity, the cancers are affecting about 70% of deaths. All the data is that those
70% of deaths and morbidity are largely lifestyle
related and preventable. – [Narrator] What do you think? Do you agree? Do you know or anyone you
know manage Type 2 diabetes with a vegan lifestyle? Let us know in the comments below. Remember to subscribe and
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44 thoughts on “Can a Vegan Diet REVERSE DIABETES? | LIVEKINDLY

  1. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and every quarter my blood tests came back with out of control high numbers. I tried all sorts of diets and nothing was getting better. As soon as I switched to a vegan lifestyle my blood results started dropping and when I adopted a wfpb lifestyle my HbA1c levels came back in the normal range for the first time since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I lost weight and I feel great, all whilst still enjoying delicious foods. My doctors are amazed. I'm on my way to reversing what I did to myself and will never look back.

  2. You can reverse type two diabetes with any diet. Any diet except the standard American diet and a junk food vegan diet. It’s processed food disease. What are the main components of processed foods? sugar, vegetable oil and refined grains. Never consume those three things.
    I’m curious though, why will oats, grains, beans and high sugar fruits on a vegan diet not spike your blood sugar?

  3. For the new vegans or other amateurs, they need to understand that a vegan diet isn't necessarily a healthy diet compared to a Whole Foods plant-based diet. I enjoy consuming vegan junk food every now and then but I'm also aware that it still junk food. Adopting a whole food plant based diet it's what's going to help restore and help you remain healthy which promotes proper nutrition and keeps us far away from chronic illnesses.

  4. The boom of Netflix, Amazon Prime, does it really not reveal anything at all? That we are being lured into sitting in front of our laptop and TV and spend a major portion of our lives tethered to our couches, fed on almost similar dramas and web-series interspersed with advertisements for junk, fast food along with apps to order them, and this is being sold as development, as a progressive. We identify ourselves with those characters and relate with those stories because those plot are in turn based upon the data and information that we so casually throw around on the Internet. How hard could it possibly for them to project from the current trend and fashions and weave a story around? It is an intricate WEB, and we are trapped! We cannot even conceive of a life beyond that, so deep and thick this conditioning is!

  5. Joe "Diabetes is your bodies natural way of getting rid of excess and unnecessary insulin" Rogan

  6. Yes it can IF you stick to whole plant based foods, mostly low GI. The body will likely heal but in the long term, as the body sheds some key nutrients, without supplementation, nutrient deficiencies will emerge causing a whole host of health issues if not addressed.

  7. Hey people. Jesus is also vegan and so is his soulmate Mary Magdalene. They are on Earth now clarifying their teachings. Search the Divine Truth channel on Youtube if you're interested.Also, they say that the only reason animals eat other animals and are violent with other animals (like when cats play with their kill) is due to human emotions. If we were to release the dark emotions from our soul, we would see animal behavior change.

  8. I don’t have Diabetes but had high cholesterol and fatty liver and liver was completely healthy after I turned vegan cholesterol is normal and high BP is normal

  9. I feel very sad when I see an obese child at like age 5, very sad. It's education of the parents is what's needed, education of all of America properly about food.

  10. Disease starts in the gut, which is true and it's sad the Greece knew this thousands of years ago and people are slowly finding out about this now with a vegan diet

  11. I reversed my type 2 diabetes by going vegan. It took less than two weeks to see a dramatic difference in my numbers and officially after 3 months of keeping my numbers down they took me off 3 different medications. That was over 2 years ago now 😎

  12. Been pre-diabetic for years. Adopted a plant based diet in February and my A1C went from 5.8 > 5.3; my weight went from 376 > 326. Doctor still wants me on metformin and to take prescribed weight loss supplements, but I think I’m doing a good job on my own.

  13. My father went on a plant based diet when he discovered he had type two diabetes. Over time he improved his condition and he is no longer diabetic. In turn, I looked in to it when I was 30. I read The china Study (I can't remember the author but I highly recommend this book!). I then made the decision to go vegan but as I learnt more and educated myself , it was for animals and the environment that sealed the deal. It's the best life choice I ever made. I will never go back.

  14. The answer is yes and no. If you eat vegan, healthy foods (whole-food plant-based diet, low on sugar, salt and fats) then yes. But If you eat vegan, unhealthy foods then no. Simple answer.

  15. It's so confusing because it's like how is meat consumption going up in the world but yet there are more vegans than anything now?

  16. Great video. Unfortunately big pharmacy and other health sector companies make profits from diabetes type 1 and all other illnesses and conditions so the only way to stop that is being vegan. Non vegans are funding the drug industries both legal and illegal because of the animal products related diseases and conditions so the drug and animal agricultural food industries are working in conjunction with each other.

  17. Yes! I have been plant based now for almost 2 years I am 62 with normal blood pressure, heart rate, sugar, cholesterol I am on zero medications! I went ziplining ,I hike etc. and I have a blast!

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