Dr. Neil Barnard

By donna13 Latest Reply 2014-07-31 04:45:30 -0500
Started 2010-03-08 10:59:41 -0600

Someone posted that Dr. Barnard was going to be on PBS, but I haven't heard anything more about it. I did come across the program on Sat., watched it for a few minutes. He is advocating veganism as a "reversal" (that word again) of diabetes. That's when I turned the channel. I did look him up and did see he is trying to sell books on this subject. Did anyone see his whole program?

14 replies

carolynrm52 2014-07-31 04:42:21 -0500 Report

I just happened to see your post this morning. Dr. Neal Barnard is a well-known expert on using a low fat, whole foods plant-based diet to control, treat, or "reverse" Type 2 diabetes. It's a matter of semantics, really. I have followed a plant-based diet as proposed by Dr. Barnard for four years. I have normal blood sugar now, don't count carbs, and don't even need to test my blood sugar. It works! I'll be happy to give you more information if you are interested.

abavema 2012-06-08 12:16:06 -0500 Report

Well I'm type 2 and I'm Vegan for a year I used to take Insulin two time for day. After 3 to 4 weeks my Dr. got me off the Insulin. so I read Dr. Barnard book And I will recommend it to you all it will help

momof32 2012-06-18 14:25:26 -0500 Report

hi abaveme this is carol i have been diabetic for 20 years . i am type 2 also and have been able to keep my sugars under control by diet . i eat a lot of nuts and vegatables use olive oil and salmom and tuna . you have to watch eating nuts because they are high in fats just a small handful .

abavema 2012-06-18 16:37:07 -0500 Report

I just got the 30 day diabetes cure by Dr. Stefan Ripich ND.
It is efferent then Dr. Neil Barnard he lets you eat meet fish milk. Please let me know if you need moor help.

meemosa 2010-05-23 18:58:04 -0500 Report

I am reading one of his books right now. I think it is interesting. He says that fat in the cells makes it difficult for insulin to work properly so he advocates following a very low fat, low GI, vegan diet. I guess the vegan part is b/c animal protein tends to have more fat than plant protein. For me, his diet would be easier to follow than Dr Bernstein's. Anyway, I don't see how it could hurt to try it for a few weeks. He says to try for 21 days and see what happens.

dietcherry 2010-03-09 08:53:51 -0600 Report

I read once that that was how they kept diabetics alive and somewhat healthy before the advent of insulin injections: they only ate vegetables and/or the water they were boiled in. Yummy…not! :)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-17 13:47:47 -0500 Report

How'd I miss this one?
I am confused, were the vegies boiled or the PWD boiled? Seems kind of an extreem and icky tasting measure if it was the PWD, if you ask me.

Anonymous 2010-03-08 20:44:54 -0600 Report

I listened for a few minutes, heard a "slick" presentation of stuff I already knew about diabetes, then he got into what a "vegan" is and I got bored and changed the channel.

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