A customer of mine was talking to me about how her grand daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (she’s 5) and what do I recommend she feeds her. I told her to feed her whole foods, foods that aren’t processed and closest to nature.
She then told me “but the thing is, she loves potato chips, chocolate and ice cream”.
Mmm okay! She’s 5. You control what you feed her and not the other way around.
I do agree that type 1 diabetes is genetic but all of this could have been delayed to a much older age if they took care of what she eats.
Do you think if commercial chocolate was replaced with cacao avocado chia pudding, and potato chips with baked sweet potatoes, and ice cream with home-made nice cream, shawarma with good old steamed rice and veggies, candy with ripe sweet cold fruits ,burgers with home made quinoa burger with low oil and salt, that she would have caught it this young??!? IMPOSSIBLE. Not this young at least . Her childhood now is being monitored with a sugar level machine that’s tied to her arm all the time.
You’re going to have to battle society when it comes to living healthy, especially when it come to kids. Everyone thinks they know best. I’ve been battling society, family and friends and still get the occasional false lectures. Love it. That’s the only way you’ll survive.
As a father now , I know I’ll have to battle society, family and friends and I’m going full on head first. As my dad said about kids “somethings you don’t have to convince them about ” and I don’t have to convince anyone about why I choose a healthy lifestyle for my family and myself. Some people call me extreme. You know what’s extreme: A FIVE YEAR OLD DIABETIC, AN OBESE KID, HEART DISEASE. THAT’S EXTREME not a plant based lifestyle. Lol we all have it backwards. I’m just grateful that I opened my eyes before it was too late
So let the battles begin. Cause I’m fully charged.
And another thing to those who say “well, its genetic and I’m going to get sick anyways”. Are you listening to yourself? It’s like saying my iPhone will be damaged a year or two from now so I’ll use it as my squash ball. Do you see what I’m saying?!
And to all those YOLO’s out there, you’re not just affecting yourself when you eat like shit but you’re affecting the generations to come after you. How do you think diseases are genetically transferred? Someone had to start eating like YOLO and now you’re genetically gifted with 90% chance of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Break the cycle and fix your self and so you give those who come after you a better and cleaner shot at life.