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Doctors in Arizona Start Low-Carb Nonprofit to Combat Rise in Diabetes

By Dietdoctor @DietDoctor1

Doctors in Arizona have started the Low Carb Diabetes Association to overcome the increasing problems with type 2 diabetes - a great initiative that could have a big impact:

Jewish News: Doctors Start Nonprofit to Prevent, Treat Diabetes

As type 2 diabetes is caused by diet and lifestyle factors, it makes sense to treat it with positive changes in diet an lifestyle. The nonprofit organization will educate people about what they call "The Eight Essentials": a low-carb diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, healing the gut, detoxification, supplementation and medication.

Personally, I'm most impressed by the effect of the low-carb diet, but surely there are added benefits to have from exercise, sleep and stress management. I'm not convinced that healing the gut or detoxification have any proven benefits for type 2 diabetes, and the effects of supplementation are likely fairly marginal. But all of it together is sure to be a powerful package nonetheless, for reversing type 2 diabetes.

The only obvious thing missing? Intermittent fasting. But I guess you could call that a (very) low-carb diet.

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