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Feb 05, 2019 14:44:31

Choosing the right diet

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Brandon Wilson

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People who are healthy and fit seem to have figured out the right diet that works for them. Or maybe they just won the genetic lottery.

As part of my focus to reverse type 2 diabetes, lose weight, and be healthier, I have been trying to figure out the best diet. There are so many choices and so many opinions about which diet is the best diet. One thing I know for sure is the diet I naturally gravitated to over the years put me in bad shape. So the question is, how should I choose the right diet?

Specifically to address diabetes I am watching carbs, or should I saw watching others joyfully eat them while I go without. I am also focusing on foods with a low glycemic index. I also take certain supplements that help with blood sugar control. I am also experimenting with intermittent fasting.

What I am most excited about is using science to help make this important decision. There is a company called Viome that offers genetic and microbiome testing to provide a customized report including foods to eat and foods to stay away from based on the composition of my gut bacteria. This is cutting-edge technology aided by AI algorithms. I am fortunate that I found out about this company, and that I can afford the test ($399/kit). The worst part of the experience is collecting the stool sample, which I just did today. Oh the things I will do to improve my health.

It will likely be several weeks before I have my results. In the meantime, I'll keep taking it one day at a time. Onward to better health.

 


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    @brandonwilson This is a great, Brandon. I really wish you good luck and keep us posted on the updates. I hope this technology gets in the mass market soon and is available in other non-US countries. I am also very very curious about this.

    Santhosh Guru avatar Santhosh Guru | Feb 06, 2019 14:43:58
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    @brandonwilson - Brandon, look into the diabetes solution by Dr Richard Bernstein.

    I wrote this post about the man and why he is my hero. I follow his diet recommendation.
    https://200wordsaday.com/words/heroes-imperfections-56085c4a90dcbcff4

    Keni avatar Keni | Feb 05, 2019 23:19:57
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      @keni Wow it sounds like he is quite the person. I will definitely research him thanks for sharing!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 06, 2019 07:39:34
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    @brandonwilson - Very excited for you. Your efforts will be rewarded soon enough.

    I am very interested about the Viome... Just saw this article today...

    https://neurosciencenews.com/depression-gut-bacteria-10685/amp/

    This stuff just geta more interesting everyday..

    Good luck on this journey and keep us posted.

    Keni avatar Keni | Feb 05, 2019 23:04:52
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      @keni I think we are only just scratching the surface about how important gut bacteria are to our wellbeing.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 06, 2019 07:40:31
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