Recently, my feet have been slightly swollen, and I've an idea it's due to poor circulation because of vascular damage.
Anyway, Professor Taylor of Newcastle University has given me hope! I'm doing the ketogenic diet 600calories a day using Herbalife. That means mainly 3 200cal shakes per day, plus herbalife supplements such as Gamma Linolenic acid, Chitosan, Multivitamins, Omega 3. There is also a Green-tea based beverage. I am also drinking 'Omija' tea. I live in South Korea and Omija tea is said to be an 'adaptogen'... it helps the body adapt to new conditions.
For those who don't know about Professor Taylor's work, he has concluded that a severely calorie-restricted diet forces the body to rapidly burn up fat deposits in the liver and in the pancreas; that fat deposits in the pancreas inhibit insulin secretion, and that this diet therefore restores the body to a pre-diabetic state. Insulin production was shown in the study to increase dramatically at 7 days, and gradually from then to the end of the study at 8 weeks. BS also normalized at 7 days, very close to non-diabetic. At the end of the experiment, and 12 weeks after resumption of normal diet, fatty deposits in the liver and pancreas had not returned, and 7 out of 11 test subjects passed an oral glucose tolerance test.
So! Diabetes is getting very serious for me. I'm fed up with it. I AM GOING FOR THE MAGIC BULLET. If anyone posts on this thread to tut tut and tell me what I'm doing is dangerous... I warn you in advance, I will ridicule you. This epidemic has to stop and it has to stop now. It's time for some real men to step up to the plate and do what it required.
For the benefit of anyone who would like to follow this diet, we wish to add that Diabetes UK, who funded the study, have advised against going on the diet without medical supervision:
Diabetes UK strongly recommends that such a drastic diet should only be undertaken under medical supervision.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press ... 2-diabetes