For over 25 years, people have had incredible success with well over 100 health conditions by following the principles outlined in the Hallelujah Diet. One of the issues that has responded exceptionally well with the Hallelujah Diet has been Type 2 Diabetes. The testimonies have been astounding and the quick results have demonstrated just how impressive great nutrition, fewer empty calories and lower fat intake can be when experiencing the miraculous self-healing body recover.
Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK has spent almost four decades studying diabetes and will present an overview of his findings at the European Association For The Study Of Diabetes (EASD 2017) in Lisbon.
In his talk, he will be highlighting how his research has revealed that for people with Type 2 diabetes:
- Excess calories leads to excess fat in the liver
- As a result, the liver responds poorly to insulin and produces too much glucose
- Excess fat in the liver is passed on to the pancreas, causing the insulin producing cells to fail
- Losing less than 1 gram of fat from the pancreas through diet can re-start the normal production of insulin, reversing Type 2 diabetes
- This reversal of diabetes remains possible for at least 10 years after the onset of the condition
“I think the real importance of this work is for the patients themselves,” Professor Taylor says. “Many have described to me how embarking on the low-calorie diet has been the only option to prevent what they thought — or had been told — was an inevitable decline into further medication and further ill health because of their diabetes. By studying the underlying mechanisms, we have been able to demonstrate the simplicity of type 2 diabetes.”
Get rid of the fat and reverse Type 2 diabetes
The body of research by Professor Roy Taylor now confirms his Twin Cycle Hypothesis — that Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat actually within both liver and pancreas.
This causes the liver to respond poorly to insulin. As insulin controls the normal process of making glucose, the liver then produces too much glucose. Simultaneously, excess fat in the liver increases the normal process of export of fat to all tissues. In the pancreas, this excess fat causes the insulin producing cells to fail.
The Counterpoint study which was published in 2011, confirmed that if excess food intake was sharply decreased through a very low calorie diet, all these abnormal factors would be reversed.
The study showed a profound fall in liver fat content resulting in normalization of hepatic insulin sensitivity within 7 days of starting a very low calorie diet in people with type 2 diabetes. Fasting plasma glucose became normal in 7 days. Over 8 weeks, the raised pancreas fat content fell and normal first phase insulin secretion became re-established, with normal plasma glucose control.
Keep the weight off and keep the diabetes at bay
“The good news for people with Type 2 diabetes is that our work shows that even if you have had the condition for 10 years, you are likely to be able to reverse it by moving that all important tiny amount of fat out of the pancreas. At present, this can only be done through substantial weight loss,” Professor Taylor adds.
The Counterbalance study published in 2016, demonstrated that Type 2 diabetes remains reversible for up to 10 years in most people, and that the normal metabolism persists long term, as long as the person doesn’t regain the weight.
Professor Taylor explained the science behind the mechanisms: “Work in the lab has shown that the excess fat in the insulin producing cell causes loss of specialized function. The cells go into a survival mode, merely existing and not contributing to whole body well-being. Removal of the excess fat allows resumption of the specialized function of producing insulin. The observations of the clinical studies can now be fully explained.”
He added: “Surprisingly, it was observed that the diet devised as an experimental tool was actually liked by research participants. It was associated with no hunger and no tiredness in most people, but with rapidly increased well-being. The ‘One, Two’ approach used in the Counterbalance study was a defined two phase program. The Phase 1 is the period of weight loss — calorie restriction without additional exercise. A carefully planned transition period leads to Phase 2 — long term supported weight maintenance by modest calorie restriction with increased daily physical activity.”
This approach consistently brings about over 30 pounds of weight loss on average.
After the details were posted on the Newcastle University, UK website, this has been applied clinically and people who were highly motivated have reported that they have reversed their type 2 diabetes and continued to have normal glucose levels for years.
A further study in general practice, the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DIRECT) funded by Diabetes UK is now underway to determine the applicability of this general approach to routine Primary Care practice with findings due before the end of the year.
The Hallelujah Diet is a low calorie, high nutrition program that enables one to stay satiated and enjoy a full range of fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts with the addition of freshly extracted vegetable juices. Your body will never feel hungry, your cravings will be eliminated and your body will easily reduce weight and excess fat. Imagine living a life without pain and free from disease! We have been teaching that for over 25 years.
Praise God, that science continues to prove the Hallelujah Diet!