American Diabetes Association Hires a Diabetic CEO, Tracey Brown – Healthy Ketogenic Diet


today I want to talk about the
implications of having a diabetic as the CEO of the American diabetic Association
in my mind this should mean excellent things and that’s what I’m hoping for
we’re gonna talk a little bit about an interview that I watched and why I’m
slightly concerned but optimistic hello everyone welcome to Mind Blowing Health
and Wellness with Violet I’m Violet your keto psychologist and the reason I
make these videos is to help you to manage your mental health and physical
health so that we can live happier lives there were a lot of things that Tracy
Brown said in the interview she did on sisters for fitness that helped that had
me very excited because I agreed with what she was saying
there are a few things that I want to discuss today that I feel like okay
there’s still some work to be done there let’s start with the good stuff on
sisters for fitness they talked about the idea that diabetes is a silent
killer and they pointed out that first of all your pre-diabetic so insulin
resistant for so many years before you become diabetic and even when you become
diabetic physically there aren’t many symptoms until you’re at the stage where
there’s not much that can be done of course there’s heart issues that come
about and possible amputations and vision issues and but that’s so far down
the road that many people have a false sense of security in just taking the
medication and kind of pretending like the illness isn’t actually happening so
I was really happy that Tracy pointed out that this kind of attitude towards
diabetes is unacceptable she also mentioned the idea that insulin
resistance is pre-diabetes is one in the sandwich again we all the doctors have
been saying that for long as well right like according to her numbers 90% of
people are pre-diabetic and they are unaware both Tracey Brown and Stephanie
Gaines Bryant the host talked a little bit about their history and helped us to
understand how they became diabetic and actually the story is quite similar they
both were pregnant and diagnosed with with diabetes and both put on
medications and actually it’s interestingly both of them told a
similar story that’s your diabetic now but don’t worry
about it because chances are you’ll have the child and your health will go back
to normal however in about 10-ish years after this
you probably will become diabetic again and for Stephanie it went exactly as
predicted she had her child did IVs went away and
approximately ten years later the diabetes came back for Tracy on the
other hand that’s not what happened she had her child and the diabetes
stayed with her now according to Tracy that first five years of being a
diabetic she was not overly concerned she wasn’t paying attention to it she
was doing what she was told to do she was taking her insulin related to the
way that she was eating and managing her diabetes in that fashion and the only
thing that actually led to her deciding to change what she was doing was her
daughter’s concerned that she was going to pass from diabetes so I want us all
first and foremost to be worried about our doctors idea that it’s normal that
ten years after you are diabetic and in a pregnancy that you will automatically
be diabetic ten years from now part of the issue that I have with both of these
ladies being given quite similar information is that in that similar
information there’s actually not even any hint of the doctor giving them
advice about how to make sure they do not become diabetic in the next 10 years
and so Tracy and Stephanie continued to eat normally Tracy’s interaction with
her daughter who was afraid for her mom to leave cause Tracy to take action and
what I love about this is that she took action by doing research and
understanding food and then changing her food because she recognized it was the
thing in the equation she could actually affect insulin she has no control over
what her body is doing in production of insulin but their food she eats she
recognizes she could control that and she started to and in controlling her
foods she was able to get off of insulin she was able to go from taking
were diabetic medications down to taking just one and this interview that I
watched which was at the beginning of 2020 she said that she’s quite certain
that by the end of this year she’s going to be off all medications just by
managing her food now in the interview she mentioned lots of different kinds of
eating styles and she didn’t commit to which one she’s actually living but I
will put it to you that I think it’s some version of low-carb because most of
her conversation was around carbohydrate intake but I will also put it to you
that I do not believe that she’s doing keto or specifically a little carb
lifestyle because the other things that she said didn’t seem to match up to be
doing a keitel I saw or a specifically low carb lifestyle at the end of the day
what’s important to me is that she recognized that carbohydrates were the
cornerstone of what was causing her problem and she dramatically decreased
her carbohydrate intake and it absolutely improved her health and
that’s the part of the story that I want us all to take away from this what’s
really frustrating to me is that so many people who are diagnosed with diabetes
die because they’re led to believe that the main intervention is medication and
they’re not informed that there are food options or when they are informed about
the food options it’s kind of lightly stated as something that you possibly
could do but we recognize how hard it is so we’re giving you this medication I
really do believe that if we would give people credit for wanting to live and
help them understand the gravity of having too much sugar in your diet more
people would choose to take sugar out of their diet but because we keep kind of
saying that food could be an option rather than emphatically saying food is
the answer people like Tracy lived five years eating excessive
amounts of sugar and taking a medication for it knowing that the sugar was still
coming into her body and still doing damage well she didn’t know that but the
doctors did the other thing that Traci talked about that I absolutely I’m happy
she brought up is that there’s no one look to diabetes you can be overweight
and be diabetic you can be thin and be diabetic you can be Caucasian Asian
black it doesn’t matter any human who eats too many carbohydrates can become
diabetic you can be physically active or you can be sedentary that’s not the
problem the problem is how many carbohydrates you’re actually eating one
of the things that I love about her saying that there isn’t a particularly
although she was talking specifically fat or thin but I’m talking all of it is
it takes it away from this idea that I am doing something wrong other than
following the advice that doctors give because doctors continue to push this
idea that we need to eat carbohydrates that fruit is healthy for us to eat that
there’s nothing wrong with eating rice and bread and as long as we do it
moderately moderate depends on what your metabolic situation is and if I’m
completely metabolically healthy the problem that I have with moderate is
most people still are not aware how many carbohydrates they actually eat in a day
most people still are not aware how many carbohydrates are healthy for a
metabolically stable person to be able to eat in a day and the problem that I
have with moderate is that most people aren’t checking see one thing that Tracy
said that I kind of wiggle on is that we should all know our glucose number
I don’t think knowing your glucose number is as important as knowing how
much carbohydrate can the typical person eat and stay metabolically healthy now
if I’m gonna go with just what logic tells me
you see a metabolically healthy person could very likely live a low carb
lifestyle and stay metabolically healthy but is that guaranteed no this is a
guess right because there are so many people who go from eating the standard
American standard Canadian diet which is about 300 grams of carbs per day down to
a low carb lifestyle of 125 or less and absolutely improve their health and
absolutely maintain stable weight and absolutely do not have other symptoms
that indicate that they’re not healthy now those people started off
metabolically okay so it kind of gives the impression that if I always lived a
125 or less life it gives the impression that I might have been okay but what’s
even more interesting to me is that if you eat a keto lifestyle which now means
you’re eating 20 grams of carbs or less even metabolically unhealthy people get
back to a state of health well what is that telling us to me what it’s actually
saying is that the safe number for all humans it’s 20 grams or less the safe
number for all humans now I think it’s even less than that to be honest with
you I think they’re safe number for all humans is to go back to eating the way
we used to eat which is you know mostly meat and that would mean that we weren’t
really having much carp but this is safe numbers versus real numbers versus what
am I trying to accomplish what’s frustrating to me is that doctors are
not talking about this information at all Tracey’s idea that you should know
your glucose number that number changes and fluctuates all the time but the
number of carbohydrates that I choose to eat in the day won’t change and I can
monitor that easily without attaching anything to me I can
just track my food right it’s easy to do so that was a place one of the places
that Tracy and I kind of disagreed because I think you should track how
much carve you intake she thinks you should track your glucose numbers I’m
not really sure how much one of those glucose meters costs how easy is it to
use and and you know what if it’s cost-effective I do think if we can do
it everyone should do it if it’s not cost-effective tracking your food is
easier it’s free 99.9% account time it’s free so something to think about
the other point that I want to make about diabetes is by the time you’ve
received your diagnosis your body’s actually on a decline
towards death and what we’re not paying attention to but I want you to start
paying attention to is this if it were not for the medication we would die
that’s significant every person who is currently taking a
medication for diabetes is still with us right now
because they’re taking the medication for diabetes when we understand that we
could reverse this scenario with food there’s a big question as to why we’re
taking a medication to solve something that we could solve with food I want to
point out how frustrating that last idea is because Tracy talks about the fact
that there are people in the United States right now who do not have enough
money to afford their diabetes medication and these people are risking
their life by eating food and then either not taking their medication or
not taking the full dose of their medication and that’s extremely
frustrating to me because once again all of these people could be managing their
diabetes by eating fewer carbohydrates and why aren’t they aware that they have
that option the majority of the reason that most of
these people are unaware that that’s actually an option is because they’re
not being told that it’s an option that doctors continue to this day to push
this idea that we need them to eat carbohydrates even people who clearly
are having toxic reactions to carbohydrates Tracy was very very
delicate in the manner in which she was talking about the the idea that we could
replace the carbohydrates in our life for example she spoke about talking to a
lady who was from Asian descent and letting this lady know that well instead
of eating rice four times a day you can eat it twice a day I understand that
we’re trying to be sensitive to all the different cultures and I understand that
politically it could be a little bit dicey to tell people not to eat
something that’s culturally specific to them I want us all to think about the
flip side of the coin because that’s where I feel like we make the mistake
sometimes for me if I put in perspective the idea that not feeding my grandmother
carbohydrates could have meant that she would have been with me for another 10 20 years that she would have gotten to
meet my daughter do I think that I would have pushed the idea grandma stop eating
rice grandma stop eating potatoes grandma eat meat eat other eat fish she
loved fish it’s too important of a topic for us to be delicate in telling people
what the answer is because we know the answer doctors have been talking about
this answer for years research has been done on this topic for years we know the
answer is eat fewer carbohydrates to the extent much more than what Tracy was
saying 20 grams of carbs or less all right
that’s part of the answer if you’re diabetic it’s not necessarily the answer
if you’re not diabetic yet but it’s the answer if you’re diabetic 20 grams of
carbs or less I know I’m sounding a little frustrated here but part of my
frustration comes from the fact that I’ve done some research and in my
research listening to all the doctors who are currently talking about this
topic it is so clear our body makes all the carbohydrates that we need and our
body makes it when we need it we are never in the state where we are lacking
in carbohydrates when we eat normally right people have been living
carnivorous lifestyles some of them for years no problem Shawn Baker’s a classic
example doctor who has muscles for days dr. ken berry also decided to do a
carnivore challenge for himself bulked up in muscles for day we don’t need to
eat carbohydrates we eat them cuz they’re fun and I will admit that I eat
them because they’re fun do I eat them in excess of 20 grams per day not at all
never but I do eat them because they’re fun do I also go days and days and days
without eating them on occasion Yeah right I flip back and forth and
partially I do that because I know that in the small quantities that I’m eating
carbohydrates I’m not overloading my system now I’m
often talking about 20 grams of carbs or less because that’s the keto number that
dr. Westman has been very clear about he believes from the research from talking
to other doctors from his clinic he works with clients and helps them to
manage their diabetes 20 grams of carbs or less total most people get into a
ketogenic state and manage their diabetes your body can manage so I often
say 20 grams of carbs or less per day in actuality if you watch the last video I
did with Pat if you if you actually look at my plate
most of the time if I eat 15 grams of carbs in the day that’s a big day for me
and often times I’m eating somewhere around 7 why no one’s forcing me to do
this I’m not forcing me to do this the truth is that’s what I find interesting
at this point when I eat carbohydrates that’s foods that I’m choosing which are
delicious to me comes up to around 7 grams of carbs am i telling you to eat 7
grams of carbs or less per day no I’m not because the numbers 20 right but my
point is this this idea that we need carbohydrates I am from the Caribbean
that’s my family history the Caribbean of course I was eating 300 grams of
carbs a day just like everybody else rice potatoes carrots pasta bread all
the time and that’s just talking about the meals I don’t get me started on the
chocolate that I was eating well my thing was chocolate but I mean I wasn’t
saying no to cookies I wasn’t saying no to to ice cream look this is important
topic because we really do have to understand that it’s our health on the
line here the American Diabetes Association is gonna change we can tell
this lady she’s learning and she’s incorporating what she learns back into
the way she talks to the world and hopefully it’s gonna be showcased in
what the American Diabetes Association will be encouraging everyone to do I
want to point out that until those changes get into place we still need to
be doing our research and trying to do at this moment in time was best for us
another spot we’ll read is that when you stop eating carbohydrates to excess you
start to find other foods delicious and she didn’t go into detail about this
but I want to just give you a little bit of background on why that
would be you see carbohydrates are addictive
when you take the majority of carbohydrates out of your life your body
changes so your mouth what you taste changes the dopamine hit that you were
getting from the sugar you’re no longer chasing it
that’s the addictive quality of sugar and because you’re not chasing that
dopamine hit anymore and your palate has changed vegetables that you once thought
were bland I will even go as far as to say that I used to hate avocados and now
is one of my favorite things to eat why my palate changed I used to hate
cauliflower now I don’t mind it why my palate changed so the thing that I need
you to understand is that if we continue to allow ourselves to engage the
addictive quality of sugar and we continue to allow ourselves to have that
dopamine hit then when we say things like I like potatoes when we say things
like I like cookies we need to understand that that’s not true it’s
actually that you’re addicted to cookie cookies that you’re addicted to rice and
but because that carbohydrate is causing a dopamine reaction that pushes your
body to chase that food it’s tricky because we don’t recognize that that’s
what’s happening because we actually think we like these things we actually
think that we just want to eat it but stop and ask yourself this if I said to
you you’re not gonna eat bread anymore you’re not gonna eat rice anymore and
your reaction is I can’t live without does that remind you of anything you
tell an alcoholic that they’re not allowed to drink anymore they can’t live
without the truth is of course you can but why did you have that reaction right
it’s so interesting to me that because we’ve endorsed eating all the sugar we
don’t even recognize that addictive reaction when it’s right in front of us
right but if you were to say to someone this weekend there’s no alcohol and
someone in the group hiked up what how can we get through a novel a weekend
without alcohol you’d be looking at them like okay
alcoholic why do we not see it when it comes to food and sugar one of the
places that I had a little bit of difficulty with this interview was the
idea that we shouldn’t be asking people not to eat certain things and but this
is not coming from Tracy alone doctors say this all the time that for example a
ketogenic lifestyle is too difficult for people to maintain I know that I’ve been
maintaining it now for almost two years I know that there are lots of people who
have been maintaining it for plus 10 plus 15 plus 20 years but the idea that
if I ask someone to give up eating certain things and they are not able to
give up eating those certain things then it’s a waste of time to ask them to give
it up that idea is a mistake you see we don’t ask people to workout because we
think they’re going to we ask people to workout because having more muscle on
your body leads you to be stronger at least a better flexibility and it leads
to you living longer now everybody has a choice to make are you going to work out
that’s up to you but the doctor still tells you that it’s the right thing to
do right we don’t even stops telling people that well I feel like we need to
take the same stance with food it’s not because it’s difficult to do that we
shouldn’t tell people what the right thing to do is surrounding sugar we
should be very clear we should give numbers we should define the fact that
carbohydrate and sugar are equivalence this is the chemical word carbohydrate
and this is the layman’s word sugar but they’re equivalent when we say cut down
on sugar and the average person who’s not been to medical school or any kind
of science classes or whatever doesn’t know that when they read the back of the
pack sugar is carbohydrate see this is
another thing that we need to understand is that food companies trick people and
they know that most people don’t know that carbohydrate and sugar are two
words for the same thing and for those people who are aware that carbohydrate
and sugar are tours for the same thing when they write ingredients on packages
well then they’ll do this other thing will they’ll say well we’ve added sugar
so that would be one ingredient but then they’ll say that they’ve added high
fructose corn syrup that’s a that’s a code word for sugar they’ll say they’ve
added malt the maltose that’s a code word for sugar they’ll say they’ve added
glucose that’s another word for sugar when you look at some labels of what’s
been put into the food sometimes I’ve been able to find out of seventeen
ingredients five of them are different words for sugar that means that each of
those spots that’s assured that they’ve added and
they’re using the chemical name to trick us but in actual did they put five
different sugars in this thing that we’re eating and then they label it
healthy it’s important for us to understand that food companies do that
because if we don’t even if we’re trying to do what the doctor has asked us to do
and cut it down our sugar if I don’t know that car will hydrate is sugar I’m
not gonna know to look out for that on the package we don’t even look at how
much sugar is in rice because we’re looking at its rice so they haven’t
added any sugar to the rice didn’t need to add sugar to rice rice is a
carbohydrate wheat is a carbohydrate corn is a genetically modified
carbohydrate pasta is a carbohydrate is made from wheat are you starting to see
the pattern there’s so many things that we don’t label as sugar because natural
fruit is a carbohydrate because they’re not man-made we don’t think there’s been
sugar added to them and we’re right there has a mister added to them they’re
grown with their own sugar so when our doctors are asking us to please cut down
the amount of sugar that you’re eating for the doctors that do tell us
my doctor did but my doctor didn’t take the time to do that translation for me
and I hadn’t actually allowed myself to notice that yeah it was written twice
there’s something else that I think was important for us to allow ourselves to
understand when I take a medication to solve a problem the medication is
supposed to solve the problem so for example you have a headache you take it
the medication and the headache goes away but what happens when you are
diabetic and you take a diabetes medication then the diabetes doesn’t
actually go away the actual issue that we’re trying to resolve doesn’t get
resolved it gets masked what does that mean our body is put in a situation
where it’s forced to take the sugar that we’re eating and put it away as fat so
that it’s not floating around in our blood where it can cause damage and
there’s two issues with this that I think we all need to understand if I eat
it it needs to be processed before the medication can get to it to put it away
the same way that we thought when I was eating it it needed to be processed
before my my own insulin could get to it to put it away and in that processing
time some of that sugar is going to affect my body because as she rightly
pointed out blood touches every part of my body
well then every time that you eat sugar knowing that you’re diabetic you’re
allowing the damage that sugar does to continue to happen all over your body
that’s significant information that I want you to think about because the
medication didn’t solve the diabetes and the medication didn’t stop the sugar
from being dangerous to your body the whole reason that insulin pulls sugar
out of the blood and stores it away as fact is because it’s dangerous to the
body it is so important for us to understand that eating sugar all by
itself so eating any carbohydrate heavy food all by itself causes damage
regardless of how quickly my body can go in and clean up
and I want you to think about it like that you make a mess your body cleans up
you make a mess your body cleans up so can you imagine if every day you pour
some water on the table you leave it for a few minutes and you wipe it off and a
wood table and you pour some more water on the table
you leave it for a few minutes and you wipe it off you just keep doing that
every day in the same spot right because don’t forget the blood goes everywhere
your body eventually you’re actually gonna have some damage that happens on
that spot you keep pouring water you leave it for a little while and then you
wipe it up you pour it right because you’re doing it first of all every day
in the same spot over and over and over again our body can only clean up but the
damage is already happening before it can go in and clean up if the medication
truly worked our diabetes would go away it doesn’t work guess what works hitting
20 grams of carbs Willis works people who eat 20 grams of carbs or less their
diabetes actually reverses it goes away don’t take my word for it on our doctor
dr. Westman has multiple cases that he talks about on his channel adapt your
life dr. berry dr. mason doctrinally there’s so many doctors talking about
this the fact that they were able dr. Fong that they were able to help people
manage their diabetes with food and diet and as a matter of fact from what we can
tell Tracy is also in the process of healing her diabetes with diet which
leads me to another frustration that I had because near the end of the
interview Tracy talks about how they have a big
push to try to make medication more affordable so that everybody can have
access to the medication and of course I agree that people who need a medication
should have access to that medication it needs to be cost effective for them and
so she talked about looking at all the different players and how these players
come into you know why is it being blocked that people can’t afford their
medication I love to see her also focus on all the
different players that continue to push this idea that we need to eat
carbohydrates I would love to see her focus on helping to find out why the
food industry has been allowed to have such a huge impact on the way that food
is marketed towards us with no limits from the government I think the
government needs to step in and recognize that the food industry is more
interested in making money off the profits from the foods that’s killing us
then recognizing that maybe these are foods that we should no longer be making
Stephanie talked about how granola is marketed as something that’s good for us
and then you look at how many carbohydrates in it and it’s like it’s
crazy numbers right but that’s everything that’s our breakfast cereal
that’s the snacks we give our children in their lunch box diabetic and diet
foods have sugar in them and for the ones that actually don’t have extra
sugars in them they have sweeteners in them and the sweeteners react in the
body like sugar and we know it yet these foods are being marketed towards people
who are either diabetic or trying to diet and we know that their body’s gonna
react to it like real sugar and react to the actual sugar that’s in it the
mission that she’s on to make medication for diabetes affordable I think needs to
be there because there will always be people who need that medication and I
feel like it should be part of a chain where part one of the chain is make sure
the person gets the medication stays alive so that we can do part two of the
chain which is teach the person how to eat a low carb lifestyle a keto
lifestyle and get them off all this medication that way they can actually
spend their money on healthy food and then activities so that they can go out
there and live that amazing life that they want to be living so she brought up
the fact that when we were kids we absolutely spent more time outside
because we didn’t have the internet and we didn’t have all these fancy video
games and all the stuff that our kids have today and I also feel like we spent
more time outside because our parents valued something about being outside and
so yes I think that most people spend a lot of time outside his children and the
side effect of being outside more is a you’re using your body to maneuver
around the world so there’s exercise involved in that but there’s another
sneaky side effect I think most people don’t recognize when we’re talking about
why our children are heavier today than they were 20 30 40 years ago and to me
the obvious part of that story is this when we were outside running around with
our friends we were having fun and when you’re having fun you are distracted and
so when you’re distracted oftentimes you don’t notice that you’re hungry and some
also so maybe you weren’t hungry but or maybe that you kind of were hungry for a
bit and you got past it because you’re having so much fun but the bigger point
that I’m trying to make here is that you were outside having fun hanging with
friends not thinking about food versus in the house on a video game snacking
while you play in the house watching TV snacking while you watch in the house
just bored snacking because you’re bored I think our children are also being fed
what we’ve learned to eat over the last you know since 1970 and we’ve learned
bad habits so we’re teaching them bad habits all of these things need to
change so Tracy spoke a bit about
discrimination she and and and so the discrimination issue brought up culture
and is that is it okay to ask people of a certain culture not to eat culturally
specific foods like rice and dumplings and that kind of thing and the idea
being that first of all we’re gonna look at people with diabetes differently
because they have diabetes and we blame them but the flipside being that in
these cultures they are eating these foods and they can be blamed them
because they eat these foods you’re gonna be diabetic part 1 but then
part 2 is that we don’t really acknowledge that as a whole on the
planet that we shouldn’t be eating these foods like so high carbohydrate foods
not specifically cultured food interestingly Tracy had an interesting
take on this because she pointed out that although minorities do tend to
suffer diabetes at a larger rate so and Caucasians in the United States she
pointed out that globally one in two people are pre-diabetic I’m gonna take
this in a different direction that she took this you see to me what that’s
talking about is the fact that when a minority finds out that they’re diabetic
and they’re talking to their doctor well the doctor has this attitude that well
if you’re Asian you’re gonna eat rice or if you’re black you’re gonna eat rice
you know you’re gonna eat dumplings like these are these are your foods and so
because of that they don’t truly push this idea that you need to take these
foods out of your life if you would like to live a long healthy life and reverse
this diabetes situation I believe that minorities also tend especially in the
United States and poorer neighborhoods tend to live in neighborhoods where they
don’t have as much access to fresh fruits and vegetables and now this
happens in other parts of the world as well in in countries that are more
impoverished than Canada United States where they just don’t have access to
fresh fruits and vegetables and so they don’t even have the opportunity to eat
more veg and meats because the processed foods is what’s shelf-stable and that’s
what they have access to in the US again the the fact that you can go in the
United States in a poor neighborhood and buy soda cheaper than milk buy cookies
cheaper than vegetables that the cost of meat is almost unimaginable to most poor
neighborhood people the fact that that’s a reality for a lot of people living in
United States and in Canada for some level
it says something so you know I don’t I don’t think that Tracy saw that part of
the story when she was talking about it I think she’s looking at this from the
point of view of culturally we want to eat the way our culture is I don’t think
that’s the problem so I can guarantee you that if I had the choice between
staying alive and eating a roti I’ll have already made that decision I’d
rather stay alive I don’t eat the roads anymore right and I think most people
would make that decision if they knew it was a really a life-or-death situation
you know we have a hard time looking way into the future and making decisions
today that are for over there but I think the other reason that we have that
trouble is because we’re presented with the idea that was it’s so far away
guess what ten years is not that long it really isn’t and from the day that you
have diabetes ten years it’s not long you might not make ten years if you
continue to eat 300 grams of carbs a day now some people do write all the
complications that we’re gonna live between now and those ten years is it
worth it for some people I would I would posit that it should be
worth it for everybody to take the carbohydrates out of your life it also
frustrates me when we try to blame genetics for diabetes diabetes is a
condition that’s brought on by eating carbohydrates that’s not genetic that’s
learned right this is the way that my family cooked and then I cook that way
and so on and so on and so on and how do I know it’s not genetic it’s learned I
know that because when doctors take people and tell them 20 grams of carbs
or less and those people follow it their diabetes goes away that’s not genetic
that’s environment teaching me to do something and me following along with it
we need to stop blaming genetics we needs to stop blaming our culture we
need to look squarely at the professionals who are not telling us how
to manage it and ask them to be honest with us about how to manage it I’m truly
looking forward to the day where sugar is treated like a toxin
because it is a toxin and you have to ask to get access to it the same way
that you have to ask to get access to cigarettes the same way that you have to
ask to get access to alcohol the same way that you have to ask to get access
to any substance that’s potentially dangerous to your health that children
can’t just walk into a store and buy cookies and candy I’m looking forward to
the day that sugar is put behind a barrier to help us to live healthier
lives rather than being at the checkout counter to increase the possibility that
we get sick I really think that when they do that when they put it behind a
barrier and the health of the world increases then we’re at least North
America increases then we’re gonna truly start to understand how severely sugar
was affecting us but until that happens until they block us from having access
to it we’re gonna keep doing this and we’re gonna keep acting as if there’s
nothing wrong with eating sugar because we don’t see the effects of the negative
right away alcohol you see it right away cocaine you see it right away sugar you
don’t see it right away and we’re making a mistake of thinking that because I
don’t see it right away it must not be happening that’s not the case I want
everyone to keep in mind that every piece of medical fact that we happen to
know today came from an understanding of our body so our body gave us that
information that means that we need to stop trying to believe that we can force
our body to do something that it’s not planning to do we’re trying to tell our
body how much carbohydrate it’s going to have rather than respect how much
carbohydrate it’s telling us that it wants and the truth is it wants zero we
make the carbohydrates that we need I’m looking forward to see the changes that
Tracy D Brown brings to the American Diabetes Association be a true wellness
warrior prioritize eating healthy or the taste of food I love that you
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21 thoughts on “American Diabetes Association Hires a Diabetic CEO, Tracey Brown – Healthy Ketogenic Diet”

  1. We inherit the family cooking pot. Read that about 50 yrs ago. Unfortunately ppl don't listen. Plus sugar is like cocaine…both are addictive

  2. I had gotten into a discussion with someone about diet basically. I told them about how I lost 50 lbs. And that I had seen in my Facebook group, that there were hundreds of people who were diabetic who were able to get off of there medication for diabetes, by eating lower carb. This person actually told me, I refuse to give up carbs I like them too much. That was mind-boggling. I thought to myself so you'd rather die, then give up carbs. Stubborn, set in their ways.

  3. Around the 36 min mark you hit a really serious point. Look up high blood pressure and it is documented in multiple places that african americans are prone to hbp. Maybe this is the case due to location and access as you mentioned. Either way your ethnicity should not determine your metabolic health and it should not be put out there to the public as if it does.

  4. Another great video Violet! So much misinformation out there and unfortunately the medical sector plays a big part in that.

  5. Thank you for this -very digestible and understandable — I need to watch this every day to help me deal with my deep sugar addiction!!

  6. I’m just frustrated that fasting takes 4 days to get my blood sugar down. Meds made me worse and hungry. I loose weight. No problem. I get frustrated with sugar going up while fasting. Till fourth day. I like the way you encourage asking ourselves questions to know what we need for health. Low carb is less inflammation.

  7. Mindblowing conversation! Hear! hear!
    I agree 100%. Just how I think. My diabetic son is on the Keto/IF journey to reclaim his health after years of denial and poor results from doctors. I have been a sugarholic all my days and Keto/IF has turned me around. Excellant talk. Thank you

  8. for a "potato" hound to state, I cannot have any potatoes. the question after I am no longer IR, will I even like potatoes.

  9. Glucose meters run between $30 and $200 at Walmart Canada, Test strips run $19 and up, also at Walmart Canada.

  10. As a teen, I had a friend who's mother was a nurse. She predicted my high meat diet would result in my becoming diabetic. Her son died about 20 years ago, of complications caused by diabetes. Now my diet is all meat for other reasons, I was never diagnosed with diabetes, and it seems my meat heavy diet has been protective. I imagine his mother thought meat was the problem because of her training.

  11. If you fixed all the type II diabetics, think of how much capacity would be available to produce insulin for type I diabetics. Or, perhaps, it would cease to be profitable to make insulin.

  12. This is great, I'm merely an RN, not a dietitian, but my 3 year ketoversary is coming up July 2020. I have kept off 71 extra pounds and never felt better. It is not only sustainable, but it is enjoyable. I tell all of my patients who will listen about keto. If I had only known this years ago it would have saved me a lot of heartache. Thanks for your great videos.

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