Diabetes: Danika's Rules to Heal Yourself

Added to Recipes on Mon 01/25/2010

A diabetes diagnosis can drastically alter your lifestyle of its patient. Research has proven that, under certain circumstances, diabetes can be reversible. One Dr. Oz viewer took his teachings to heart (Prevention, not treatment. Anyone can make YOU-turns) and reversed her diabetes diagnosis. Danika took these are simple steps to take to get her weight – and her diagnosis – under control. Making the conscious choice to commit to a healthy lifestyle, you may be able to heal yourself of diabetes!

4 Rules to Naturally Healing Diabetes:

  • 5 apples a day keeps the doctor away: Swap added sugar for 5 servings of fruit. The natural sugar comes with fiber and has corsitin, which helps to regulate insulin.
  • A palm sized serving of food every 2 hours: “Grazing” all day helps to get your insulin regularly.
  • Exercise: Walk 3 miles a day and stretch 10 minutes after that.
  • Make diabetic-friendly desserts: Being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean you have to cut off your sweet tooth forever. Below are 2 of Danika’s recipes for desserts that won’t tip your insulin over the edge.

Fancy Parfait

Ingredients

Sugar-free (or fat-free) lemon yogurt

Sugar-free whipped cream

Walnuts

Bran buds

Fresh raspberries

Animal crackers

 

Directions

Take a dessert parfait dish and crush a handful of animal crackers at bottom. Alternate layers with whipped cream and lemon yogurt. You can also include layers of walnuts, bran buds and raspberries.

Danika’s Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

Animal crackers

Sugar-free (or fat-free) banana yogurt

Sugar-free whipped cream

 

Directions

Take cupcake papers filled with crushed animal crackers and fill with sugar-free/fat-free banana yogurt. Top with whipped cream.