This is a list of very low GI foods
http://www.diabetes-guide.org/low-glycemic-index-foods.htmMeat and Poultry
Brazil Nuts >20
Pine nuts >20
Eggs – 0
Oils and Fats
Bell Pepper >20
Brussels Sprouts >30
Cabbage, Green >20
Cabbage, Red >20
Chili Pepper >30
Chinese Cabbage >10
Green Bean >20
Jerusalem Artichoke >40
Lettuce, Butter >10
Lettuce, Red >10
Lettuce, Romaine >10
Onion, Dry >30
Onion, Green >20
Summer Squash ->20
Frederic Patenaude’s Low Fat, Raw Food Sweet and Savory Soup
3 Stalks Celery
1 Green Onion
1 Handful Parsley
Chipotle or Cayenne Pepper to Taste
Blend, but not too much! Add back chopped tomato or cucumber then spice.
If you’re concerned about your blood sugar, you need to
know that a new research report from my friend Layne
Lowery, President of Health Resources now proves
conventional blood sugar solutions could be putting your
health at great risk.
1. Conventional wisdom says if you’re not having
symptoms, your blood sugar problems are not such
a big deal, they’re wrong!
Foggy thinking, memory lapses, low energy levels,
kidney problems and high blood pressure and cholesterol
levels are just a few of the symptoms you might not be
attributing to unbalanced blood sugar… but should be.
2. Conventional wisdom says low-fat dieting can control your
blood sugar. Wrong again!
Fat is not the cause of America’s epidemic of insulin
resistance, sugar is and most people are in the dark about
it. The average American consumes roughly 32 teaspoons
of sugar each day, much of it hidden in the processed foods
we eat. Ingesting too much sugar is acid-forming and wrecks
havoc on your health leading to unbalanced blood sugar.
3. Conventional wisdom says natural solutions won’t work
for blood sugar. Wrong, dead wrong!
The pharmaceutical companies have plenty of drugs to help
you deal with blood sugar imbalances. The trouble is… the
side effects of some of these drugs can be WORSE than the
disease they’re supposed to treat!
For example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
recently mandated the use of a “black box” warning on the
diabetes drug Avandia.
This strong warning label emphasizes the drug, “may cause
or worsen heart failure in certain patients.”
Despite this disturbing admission, an agency advisory panel
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But here’s some good news. You can balance your blood
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It might seem hard to imagine that a few herbs can help you
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For more than 2,000 years, people in India have used the
herb Gymnema sylvestre to help control blood sugar. In fact,
the leaves of this climbing plant are prized by practitioners of
Ayurvedic medicine–the holistic system of healing developed
in India and practiced by the renowned doctor Deepak Chopra.
The herb is also called “gurmar,” which literally means “destroyer
of sugar” in Hindi. This name describes the way that chewing the
leaves interferes with your ability to taste sweetness. Because
this amazing herb decreases the sensation of sweetness in many
foods, this may reduce your cravings for sugary snacks.
Another weapon in nature’s arsenal of sugar fighters is the
mineral chromium. Chromium aids in digestion and helps
move blood glucose from the bloodstream into the cells for
energy. It also helps turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
What’s more, chromium is critical for healthy insulin function.
Without enough chromium in your body, insulin just doesn’t
Chromium exists in many foods, but research shows that 90%
of American adults have a chromium deficient diet! This could
be a key reason why an increasing number of Americans suffer
blood sugar problems.
Believe it or not–your kitchen probably already contains a
key ingredient to help you control unhealthy blood sugar levels.
Recent scientific discoveries prove that the commonly used
spice helps regulate blood sugar in ways previously unknown.
Scientists at the Maryland-based Human Nutrition Research
Center were studying the effects of common foods on blood
sugar. Dr. Richard Anderson, lead scientist and chemist,
noticed that when patients ate apple pie…their blood sugar
levels actually IMPROVED!
Further investigation revealed it was the CINNAMON in
the apple pie–that helped their blood sugar levels.
Researchers discovered that cinnamon actually increases
your glucose metabolism. It contains a compound called
methyhydroxy chalcone polymer–or MHCP for short–that
works with insulin to help process glucose.
Banaba Leaf Extract
Traditionally, people living in the Philippines, South Asia, and
India have brewed a banaba leaf tea to help regulate blood sugar.
Medical scientists believe that banaba leaf’s beneficial effects
on blood sugar are due to its high concentration of corosolic
acid, a natural compound extracted from its leaves.
Corosolic acid mimics insulin by moving sugar out of your
bloodstream and into your cells. And numerous scientific
studies have proven banaba leaf’s effectiveness.
Modern science is shedding new light on another traditional
folk remedy which delivers excellent health benefits.
Fenugreek is an herb native to the Mediterranean, Ukraine,
India, and China.
Practitioners of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine
have used the herb for more than 2,000 years. Modern
scientists now know fenugreek helps balance your
cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose.
Fenugreek seed stimulates insulin release. This helps food
sugars reach your cells properly.
Although it may be unknown to most people in the West–bitter
melon has long been used in South America, the Caribbean,
East Africa, and the Orient as both food and a natural medicine.
And scientific studies prove its value for treating blood sugar
Studies have show bitter melon could play a key role in
helping to balance insulin in your body and had positive effects
on the serum glucose levels of those taking it–which of course
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Douglas Graham Interview by Alex Malinksy
Question #1: What are some rawfood staples in your current diet. What are some of your “favorite” foods? And If you could eat “cooked” food….what would you eat?
Bananas, mangoes, and grapes qualify as staples. Other fruits, such as figs, persimmon, lychee, etc, I eat in abundance when they are in season. Almost all tropical sweet fruits are favorites: chicu, rolinea, panteen, lychee, jak, akee, durian, papaya, mamones, persimmon. I can eat cooked food, I simply choose not too. I do not believe that one was more of a favorite than another, as I rarely found that there were foods that I didn’t like. Of course, my diet today is composed almost entirely of mono meals and there are extremely few cooked foods that can be eaten as a mono meal, as they are almost all combinations to begin with.
Question #2: Have you ever had any kind of symptoms of mental illness, and, if so, what did a raw food diet with supplements get rid of, and are all mental illnesses curable with a raw foods diet/supplements?
I have not, to my knowledge, suffered from any mental illness, no. I have, however, worked with a great many patients who suffered from mental illness. All got well on a supplement-free low fat raw vegan hygienic lifestyle. To this day, I do not recommend routine use of supplements, believing them to be, instead, nutritional detriments. Fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious foods we can eat, hence they are the true health foods. Supplements are less nutritious than fruits and vegetables, and as such are incorrectly called supplements, as they do not supplement the diet. In fact, they detriment the healthy diet, and should be correctly called food detriments. Probably not as many people would flock to consume them, however, simply because of the name change. I recommend that we correct rather than supplement the diet, and I recommend the same for the rest of our lifestyle.
Question #3: Can you describe to us what true hunger is? And how does one deal with vereating/binging on raw foods especially dry fruits and fats?
Hunger is a knowing that follows a feeling. Food becomes a mental priority. Like thirst, hunger is felt in the throat, though not as high in the throat as thirst. Few people in the western world ever truly experience hunger, as they succumb to appetite (the nice word for addiction) long before hunger sets in.
One removes the cause(s) of the problem, which is invariably the underconsumption of fresh raw fruit. Underconsume on the simple carbs derived from fruit and you will crave either simple carbs from dried fruit or elsewhere, complex carbs, or excess fats. Consume sufficient fresh fruit and most food cravings correct themselves. Still, the emotional issues behind the disordered eating must also be addressed.
Question #4: What are some of the most interesting and inspiring success stories you heard from others during your travels?
Every one of the hundreds of people who came to my fasting retreat during the ten years that I ran it left with an amazing and inspiring story. That is why I am again offering supervised fasts each January. The number of people who were told that they did not have long to live, who have now lived decades, is probably the most inspiring.
Question #5: Have you changed your eating patternt since going on the rawfood diet?
Many times. I tried some raw, mostly raw, and all raw most of the time. I tried one fruit meal and two veggie meals. I tried grazing. I tried no fruit. I tried supplements. I tried two fruit meals and one salad meal. Over a period of about 10 years, I think I tried it all. Then, almost 15 years ago, I allowed my fruit content to rise and my fat content to drop. I have not looked back. The low-fat-raw-vegan approach, what I have coined as the 8/1/1 diet (approximately 80% of calories from carbohydrates) has given me the best results of anything I have ever tried.
Question #6: What advice would you give to someone with cancer (esp. stomach) who is on a regular diet – less then 60% raw?
I would only give generic advice to anyone I don’t know, regardless of their situation. Healthful living has no contraindications. 8/1/1 is the healthiest diet I know of, and I would recommend it to anyone. Low-fat-raw-vegan is the dietary ticket, imho. I have created a chart, “The Answer to Cancer” that offers 10 pieces of lifestyle advice to anyone wishing to decrease their risk of, or suffering from, cancer. It is available on my website.
Question #7: How do you feel about female menses? Is it a natural or unnatural thing and will it stop once healthy?
There are almost no examples of truly healthy humans. How can there be, in a world where the environment has been so compromised? No hemorrhaging can be considered “healthy”, but “natural” is not synonymous with healthy. Most women notice a reduction of bleeding along with reduction of other symtoms related to menses when they improve their health regimen in any fashion. Food, however, is not the key to health, not all by itself. It is one of about 30 different lifestyle issues that must be addressed if one wishes to be truly and fully healthy.
Question #8: Is it possible to reverse facial bone structure to our genetic potential/what we were born to have? Have you seen startling examples, besides yourself. How long do these kind of changes take place, and whether or not it’s just an illusion created by healthier skin, eyes, hair, not deeper structural changes. Are raw animal products required for this to happen?
No, I do not believe that bone structure in any part of the body changes in a visible way due to dietary modification. I see no reason for the inclusion of animal products in any human diet.
Question #9: How much sun do you think we need as vegans to get enough Vitamin D?
Different people need different amounts, depending upon the amount of melanin that is naturally found in their skin. A good guideline is for everyone to always have at least some tan to their skin, some darkening effect from the sun. BTW, sunlight’s ultraviolet rays are the ONLY way that we can properly disinfect our blood, our lymph, and our skin.
Question #10: What diet advice do you have for the most common deficiency of a vegan diet? Vitamin D, A, B-12, B complex, DHA, Iron, calcium, zinc etc.?
I recommend healthful living as the method of correcting possible deficiencies. A diet that is too high in fat will always result in nutritional deficiencies. Fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious foods for humans because they most closely mimic human nutritional needs. Nutritional insufficiencies are generally caused by lifestyle, or as I mentioned, lipid oversufficiency. Funny that no one seems to be concerned by nutritional oversufficiencies, which are just as deadly as insuffficiencies. People have died of oversufficiency of Vitamin A, and most Americans and Europeans die of an oversufficiency of fat in their diet, an important nutrient.
Question #11: Do you have any plans to reforest the Earth with fruit trees? Plus, what do you think we should do about the environment and how can we help individually?
I have been planting fruit trees since 1980, yes. Everywhere that I possibly can, I keep planting fruit trees. It is up to each individual to make sure that trees are planted. After all, someone planted trees for them.
When we realize that 90% of all wood burned is burned to cook food, it becomes immediately obvious what we can do to reforest the earth. Eat raw food.
Here is a list of low-glycemic sweeteners which will not give you any sugar highs or lows!
They’re super for you! So go ahead and eat them and don’t feel bad! Feel good!
Stevia Leaf- really balancing for the body, great for diabetics. Use only a tiny bit, it’s so sweet.
Yacon powder – from sweet potatoes. It’s NO-Glycemic and also good for the intestinal flora!
Mesquite – from pods. There’s a good recipe here for mesquite coconut cookies.
Lucuma Powder – a dried fruit from South America, tastes SO good, like shortbread or caramel or something.
Carob Powder – yes, you can get it raw! A Great substitute for chocolate, if you don’t want the caffeine.
Maca root powder – from South America, it’s actually from the radish family, but tastes good! It does alot, but in particular balances the hormones in your body, is an aphrodisiac, and provides lasting stamina.
Great for athletes!
Also try, in your recipes:
All I can say is, “Yum” again!