“Window” Trick BEATS Diabetes
The list of “musts” is a mile long when you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
You MUST take these meds. You MUST give up those foods. You MUST do this kind of exercise. You MUST monitor your blood sugar.
It’s downright overwhelming, not to mention disheartening.
But what if it DIDN’T have to be that hard? What if there was ONE change you could make that would cost you nothing, is easy to master, and would make a DRAMATIC improvement in your blood sugar control?
A new study confirms that this simple “window” trick could do precisely that.
I’m talking about intermittent fasting.
Now, I’m sure you know what fasting is. It’s simply going without eating food for a while.
The fact is we all fast daily when we’re asleep. But most of us break that fast soon after we’re awake.
This means we fast for about eight hours. And then we eat off and on for the next sixteen hours until we head to bed again.
Intermittent fasting is simply spending MORE of the time you’re awake, NOT eating. It’s really that simple.
Yet, despite it being such a small change, fasting for those few additional hours during the day can have DRAMATIC effects on your blood sugar.
Researchers recently confirmed this in a new study published in the journal Diabetologia.
For the small study, 14 overweight participants with type 2 diabetes were asked to confine everything they ate to ONLY 10 hours during the day.
The fasting volunteers who only ate during that 10-hour window ended up with:
- reduced fasting blood sugar
- more time spent in a healthy glycemic range
Obviously, both are MAJOR benefits for anyone battling diabetes.
And, incredibly enough, confining eating to the assigned window was the ONLY change participants were asked to change. The volunteers weren’t asked to eat less food. In fact, they could eat as much as they wanted! Just as long as it was confined to the 10 hours they were allowed to eat.
Why does intermittent fasting work?
The short answer is less insulin.
See, when you eat, your body releases insulin. This helps the sugar that’s circulating in your bloodstream to enter your body’s cells.
But the longer insulin remains elevated, the more resistant cells can become to taking in that sugar. And this leaves the sugar circulating in your bloodstream.
You can make intermittent fasting work for you by slowly cutting back on the hours you eat every day over a week or two.
And the best part is the 10-hour window is flexible. For example, I find it easy to stop eating food in the early afternoon. But waiting to eat in the morning is hard for me.
Choose what works best for YOU.
P.S. But why stop with intermittent fasting? This “mystery berry” can TAME blood sugar spikes by 40 percent! Click here for the whole story.
“Three weeks of time-restricted eating improves glucose homeostasis in adults with type 2 diabetes but does not improve insulin sensitivity: a randomised crossover trial.” Diabetologia 65, 1710–1720 (2022). doi.org/10.1007/s00125-022-05752-z
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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