Elderly Person’s 7 Day Diabetic Diet

Daily supplements: 4 chromium (200 mcg. each), 1 or 2 B — 50 complex, vitamin С (1,000 mg. or H tsp.). Take with food.

Breakfast

Choose any one; they need not be in order.

1. Two eggs, (replace carton and wash hands and eggs before cracking), wheat-free, corn-free bread, not toasted (special breads can be found in the freezer section of natural food stores), with butter and 1 tbs. orange blossom honey. 1 peeled pear, raw, with whipping cream. one cup hot milk with cinnamon.

2. Old fashioned oats, with 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. vitamin С stirred in just before serving. Mix whipping cream with sterilized milk to make a “half n half’ for the cereal. 1 tbs. honey. 1 banana. One half cup milk, one half glass water with honey and vinegar.

3. Fried potatoes with 2 eggs (use only butter, olive oil or lard), 1 cup hot or cold milk. A quartered orange (wash the orange before quartering).

4. Cream of rice, with homemade “half n half’ or whipping cream, cinnamon and vitamin С stirred in. 1 cup milk, 1 banana.

5. Cottage cheese, cooked in covered skillet to sterilize. Add chives or peeled fruit (not canned). Wheat-free, corn-free bread, or rice bread with 1 tbs. honey. 1 nectarine or piece of melon. 1 cup hot milk. Water with vinegar and honey.

6. Pancakes or waffles with butter and eggs (no sweetening). Fruit (peeled), hot milk, water.

7. Fruit cup, large bowl of peeled, chopped mixed fruit with whipping cream and 1 tbs. honey and rice bread or other wheat-free, corn-free bread with unsalted butter. 1 cup hot milk with cinnamon.

Remember, all honey must be pretreated with vitamin С. All fruit is peeled and free of blemishes and soft spots. All milk, cream, butter must be sterilized for 10 seconds at full boiling point. Butter must not be “raw”. Get wheat-free, corn-free bread at a natural foods store.

Lunch

It is better to have most of the day’s calories in the middle of the day than at the end. Arrange for dinner at noon if possible.

Dinner

Choose any one.

1. Green beans with potatoes, meat dish, cabbage apple salad, water with lemon juice and honey, 1 cup hot milk. Water.

Fresh green beans, especially fava beans contain a sub­stance that is described in old herbal literature to be espe­cially beneficial to diabetics. Don’t overcook them—it might harm this substance.

For the same reason, don’t use canned green beans. If “fresh” isn’t possible, choose “frozen” but rinse the chemicals off before cooking. Potatoes (not overcooked), peeled to make sure there are no blemishes (contain mold and pesticide) can be cooked with the beans. Cook with onions and oregano for flavoring. Add fresh chopped parsley to the sauce or butter for both green beans and potatoes. Fresh parsley has special herbal goodness (high magnesium, high potassium, diuretic.)

The meat dish should be overdone. “Fast food” is plopped from the freezer into the boiling grease which browns the outside nicely but can easily leave the inside undercooked. Meat must never be “rare.” There should be no redness near bones! Canned meat is safe from parasites but may have smoke flavoring added (contains benzopy — rene) or nitrates. Avoid these chemicals. Avoid MSG too. Whenever a meat dish is not accepted, substitute sardines. Let them choose from a display of six kinds. Purchase the flip-top cans to avoid eating metal grindings from the can opening process.

Cabbage for salad should be chopped fine enough to be digestible. Add finely chopped apples (peeled) and a few apple seeds and whipping cream for the dressing.

Sweet things are reserved for dessert. Since a diabetic’s tissues are not absorbing sugar, they crave it more and more. As the diabetes improves they crave it less. For des­sert, serve 1 tbs. of honey to satisfy this craving without endangering their blood sugar regulation. It can be used in the hot milk or in other ways. Undercooking the vegetables also helps slow down the sugar release. Never serve mashed potatoes for this reason.

The drinking water should always have a little vitamin С, lemon juice or vinegar added, and 1 tsp. honey if desired.

2. Asparagus, potato, raw salad, fowl dish, fruit, water with vinegar and honey, 1 cup hot milk.

The asparagus can be fresh or canned. Bake the potato: not in aluminum foil, not baked until fluffy. Don’t let the skin be eaten. use genuine butter, only, or a homemade sour cream dressing (see Recipes). Fresh chopped chives may be added but no regular sour cream since this is very high in tyramine, a brain toxin.

The raw salad should be chopped small enough to be edible by dentures. use homemade salad dressing with a preference for oil and vinegar styles.

The fowl dish should be very well done, never “fast food”.

For dessert, fresh fruit chunks dipped in a homemade honey sauce (honey, water and cinnamon). Less sweets are consumed if you dip the fruit rather than pour the sauce over. Limit the total to 1 tbs. honey. Don’t serve grapes or strawberries due to the intense mold problem.

3. soup, sandwich, fruit, hot milk, water.

Soup should be homemade from scratch. Add bones and 1 tbs. vinegar (white distilled) or a tomato to the kettle to ensure some calcium leaches out of the bones. A fish chowder serves this purpose very well, too.

The sandwich has lettuce, real butter, and whatever else tastes good (no cheese, bacon bits or condiments). The bread is wheat-free, corn-free, stored in freezer. Home­made salad dressing can be added.

The fruit may be chopped with whipping cream, cinna­mon and honey sauce (not more than 1 tbs. honey).

The water may be plain if there was vinegar in the soup.

4. Fish, green beans, potatoes, other greens, fruit, hot milk, water.

Fried or baked fish is served with lemon or lime. Green beans are served with a cheese sauce so a lot will be eaten. (Cheese sauce: add milk, olive oil to a block of cheese. Melt and cook at least 10 seconds.) Serve au gratin pota­toes or scalloped potatoes or any kind of potatoes that will be enjoyed. The extra greens can be beet greens, collards, mustard greens or spinach served with a favorite dressing to make sure it’s eaten. (No croutons or bacon bits, though.)

Never serve dessert if the plate has not been cleared. Your loved one isn’t hungry enough. If appetite is very poor, sweets will only worsen the problem. Try to change the menu to stimulate the appetite. Acid foods stimulate; spices and B-vitamins (especially B^ stimulate; hot foods stimulate. Much appetite is controlled by the liver and brain. Toxins at either location (especially food-derived toxins) tell the body to stop eating. Suspect food molds first, bacteria and chemical additives next.

5. Asparagus, meat dish, white rice (brown rice contains mold), coleslaw, milk, water, ice cream.

A hot meat dish (no pasta, no wheat flour, no regular gravy) can be fried, cooked or baked, but not grilled. As­paragus is fresh, frozen or canned. Rinse if frozen. Fix it differently than last time. season rice with parsley and minimal salt and pure herbs like thyme; no MsG or mixed

seasoning, make butter sauce. Dessert is homemade ice cream (see Recipes).

6. Fish or seafood hot dish. Green peas or peas and onions. Peeled sweet potato with butter (not canned). May switch sweet potato with rice on asparagus day. Sliced tomatoes or cucumber or other raw vegetables with or without dressing. Milk, 1 tbs. honey (can be used on sweet potato).

7. Chili or stew with unlimited rice-bread and butter. If chili produces gas, stay away from it. Serve no canned varieties. Grated carrot salad with stewed raisins added and heavy cream. Milk, water as usual. Blueberry pie, sweet potato pie, custard pie.

If more bread is requested, provide a wheat-free, corn-free variety; but limit bread eating to “after main dish” eating. If not enough milk is drunk: make custard pudding or rice pudding so the daily amount (3 cups) is consumed.

Supper

1. Tuna with salad dressing or tuna salad (no pasta). Non­wheat raisin bread (from natural foods store) and butter. Milk, water.

2. Custard, cooked greens, baked potato. Rice-bread and butter. Herb tea with milk added (single herb only, not mixed herbs).

3. Vegetable soup, homemade, from scratch. Leftover meat sandwich with rice-bread (no deli or cold cuts or luncheon meat). Milk, water.

4. Baked squash with butter, rice pudding with cinnamon, raisins, and honey. Canned salmon or sardines with wheat free, corn free bread. Milk, water.

5. Chili or stew leftovers with wheat free, corn free bread. Custard pudding sweetened with honey, and nut­meg/cinnamon mix. Milk, water.

6. sardines and rice bread or other wheat free, corn free bread. Homemade tomato juice with celery, strained. Milk, plain water. Pie a la mode (homemade pumpkin or squash pie and homemade ice cream).

7. Potato salad. Leftover meat dish and beans, stewed toma­toes, squash. Baked apple with cinnamon, cream and honey. Milk, water.

Many diabetics lose 50 points (mg/DL) of blood sugar in a few days on this diet. This is why: there is less bread than a dia­betic would prefer. There is very little cheese (it must always be boiled in a sauce to sterilize). There is no fruit or vegetable juice except homemade, and not much of that because it crowds out milk and water. If your elderly loved one can’t eat all this, make sure there are no snacks consumed between meals that are for­bidden.

There is no pasta anywhere. Pasta is mold-ridden. Even after cooking, it may be toxic. There is no wheat or corn bread. The menu is heavy on green beans and asparagus and cinnamon. If by chance, your elderly person hates these and starves themselves to get your sympathy, add a lot more potatoes and rice (never brown) to raise calories.

There is no sweetening other than honey (5 kinds). There are no syrups or sugars. Honey is self limiting—the taste for it is all gone after 1 tbs. Not so for other sugars. The heavy use of cream and butter is offset by no deep fat fried food and little cheese.

Keep in mind that this diet may reduce the need for insulin almost immediately. You may have to cut it in half! But how would you know this? The morning blood sugar test is essential to keep track of changing circumstances. Don’t neglect it. Be careful not to use rubbing alcohol when making the finger stick (use vodka or grain alcohol). Your elderly person will feel it is all worthwhile (doing without coffee or pie) if one less insulin shot is needed or if they can go back on tablets instead of insu­lin. or even just the knowledge they are staying well controlled and will never have to take insulin shots. Remember to give yourself the credit for a fine accomplishment when your loved one’s diabetes improves.

Diabetic Supplements

several supplements are especially good for diabetics:

• Fenugreek seeds, 3 capsules with each meal.

• Fresh vegetable juice made of raw green beans and carrots (V^cup total).

• Bilberry leaves. Maybe they have something in them that helps detoxify wood alcohol, since bilberry leaves are good for eyes, too. Get in capsules or make a tea.

Diabetic Eating Out

since the rules are always somewhat relaxed when “eating out” a diabetic loved one will badger you to go out with them. If rules are sure to be broken, calculate it into the rest of the day so you can compensate for it.

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