Well why not give the other side of the spectrum a little recognition? Just doing a quick round of research on Rebee Gabriel Cousens, he seems a fine gentleman to me. Now, I don’t know why anyone would want to adopt the diet of hominids that went extinct about 2.5 million years ago, but on the other hand, modern civilization now makes it possible for a modern human to eat vegan and survive.
So be it. Not my preference; not only am I essentially an animal — one with a very carnivorous side; naturally — but I think there are tons of important nutrients in the muscle, fat, organs, milk, and eggs of other animals — nutrients that are very important to a healthy and fulfilled life as a human being. After all, our lines didn’t go extinct. It was the high-density nutrition of animals that not only carried us but gave us the huge energy-gobbling brains we have — brains that can now be put to work resurrecting failed evolutionary paths. Knock yourselves out, I guess.
But, and it must be emphasized, we’re on the same page about a lot of things: whole, natural, preferably organically produced real foods. Moreover, seems that they can cure diabetes, too. Watch, but ignore the “Super-Size Me” crapola. Morgan Spurlock has been shown to be a lying, manipulative ass-bastard. This should be about full-context honesty, science, and most of all: freedom to choose one’s own values. There’s nothing that taints the cause of sensible, clean eating more than to have an opportunistic con-man employ the easy manipulation of The Big Bad Greedy Corporation — fodder for average non-thinkers. McDonald’s isn’t my first choice or recommendation, but it provides nutritious, safe, inexpensive food for millions. It also employs millions around the world and it gives lots of kids a good shot at learning how to hold a job and some responsibility. McDs isn’t getting many of my dollars, anymore, but that’s by my choice, and not the activism of Spurlock and others who would remove that choice from me and you, forcing us to adopt their values.
Alright; off the rant, and here’s the short film. By the way, I was alerted to this by a commenter on that entry I linked, above.
The message is clear, folks. Almost everyone can cure Type 2 diabetes that has not progressed to Type 1. How does it progress? By not taking care of Type 2. Long-term supplementation with insulin is an extremely dangerous process. Very few people have the skill, patience, or work ethic to manage Type 2 with insulin supplementation, and not have their insulin and blood glucose readings all over the map. Low carb helps, but getting off all grains, processed foods, and sugars are what’s essential.
That’ll work for carnivores and vegans, alike.