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To Meat or Not To Meat?

Type 2 diabetes is a topic surrounded by controversy and misinformation. I am so thrilled that so many of our readers are health-conscious and are doing what you can to better your health. Kol hakavod! 

Since I love controversy, I thought I would add some to yesterday's post and post this video about the role of meat in diabetes. Actually, I'm posting the link because I have no idea how to post a video. Anyhow, meat consumption is shown to actually be a risk factor for diabetes, even though the ketogenic diet claims the opposite. Now, to be clear, I am in no way putting down the ketogenic diet. I just want to give you another perspective on the same subject, so you can better make informed decisions as to your eating habits.

Here it is, and I'd love to hear your comments!



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Yakov Butterfield

One of the best websites for Medical information on Plant based diets and diabetes is http://nutritionfacts.org/. It publishes all the latest medical research dealing with the leading causes of death and diseases. They have the latest Health & Nutrition Videos listing all the medical journals. What they have found is that your standard whole plant based diet such as an Israeli diet with salads and Humus is the best for you. In fact Israelis live longer then Americans.


Yes, I agree. Ive been a vegetarian since Bar Mitzva, I have Type 2 BUT I like to believe that were it not for my being a veggie, my condition today would have been a lot worse, a lot sooner.
No doubt in my mind.

(perhaps not drinking or smoking helped a bit too)


Thank you for your input, Yaakov! It really is an excellent site.


Anthony, I totally agree with you. You are doing the right thing by staying away from animal protein. However, you must make sure to get enough vitamin D and B12, and eat plenty of higher carb fruits and vegetables, too. Vitamin D you can get with 20 minutes of sunshine every few days, or take drops. If you do take drops, make sure you take it with a fat, because vitamin d is a fat-soluble vitamin and won't get absorbed otherise. B12 you can also take in a supplement. Thanks for your input!

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