Have you ever taken metformin btw? Just been reading that other post by Leonard..
lyndacarol wrote:Daisy3 – I discovered that in the hour after I ate a meal heavy with carbohydrates, I was "dizzy" and weak. I was disoriented and just generally felt unwell. After lying down for about an hour after a meal, I felt better again – back to normal. This coincides with the initial release of insulin upon eating; a second release occurs when the food hits the intestines/bloodstream and the amount of glucose in the portal vein determines the amount of insulin needed.
I am also trying to incorporate much of Dr. Terry Wahls's program into my diet. I think the key to her regimen lies in eliminating sugar completely and also any carbohydrates that convert readily to glucose in the body.
All my life I have eaten entirely too much insulin-producing food – sweetened breakfast cereal, white bread in every sandwich, far too many cookies and candies, white potatoes, etc. Now, I avoid all that, as well as totally avoiding any sugar alcohol such as sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, etc. – any artificial sweetener. I feel much better with this new diet.
I also believe my constant sinus drainage (mucus) since age 6 has also triggered insulin secretion.
I think fats are important to have in the diet. I have recently added whole fat milk because of a Harvard University study on trans-palmitoleate. Avocados are very good – I even read once that avocados reduce insulin secretion (I have been unable to track down the research source of that statement.); even though coconut oil has had a bad rap because it is mostly saturated fat, it is a medium chain molecule and is really good for you.
Try the Wahls's diet for three months – it can't hurt your husband. I had never eaten kale in my life and now actually like it!