Insulin-Monitored (IM) Diabetes Reversal Plan
Majid Ali, M.D.
My analysis of a large body of personal data concerning insulin excess (hyperinsulinemia) and diabetes shows that insulin profiling is the only reliable form of testing for these entities. Blood glucose and A1c tests are reliable neither for initial screening nor for follow-up. Post-glucose load 3-hour insulin profiling used as a screening test for both hyperinsulinemia and diabetes provides a reliable base-line for assessing insulin homeostasis. Beyond that it gives clear numerical values for monitoring the efficacy and adequacy of nondrug plans for reversing insulin dysfunction with an objective, quantitative, and reproducible test. My research and clinical findings in this area led me to the introduction of two terms: “Insulin-Monitored (IM) Diabetes Reversal Plan” and “IM Diabetes Reversal Plan,” for short. I provide evidence for my position on the subject in a large number of articles in my series on this website, as well as in my books entitled Dr. Ali’a Plan for Reversing Diabetes and Dr. Ali’s Insulin-Based Diabetes Reversal Plan. In these plans, I use the terms diabetes and diabetes Type 2 interchangeably. I address the subject of diabetes Type 1 (acute onset diabetes) under separate headings.
Diabetes Is An Insulin Problem Long Before It Becomes a Sugar Problem
Diabetes Type 2 can be neither prevented nor reversed with glucose (sugar) testing. In 2001, I published and article entitled “Beyond insulin resistance and syndrome X: The oxidative-dysoxygenative insulin dysfunction (ODID) model” to provide a clinical frrame of reference for an insulin-based integrative program for reversing diabetes Type 2.1 This program is based on the Oxygen Model of Insulin Homestasis, which I described with the following words: Oxygen Model of Insulin Homestasis is an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of insulin homeostasis—physiologic release from the pancreas in response to rises in blood sugar levels, the development of insulin resistance, hyperinsulinism, and insulin toxicity—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are: (1) oxygen signaling; (2) oxygen’s ATP energy generation; (3) oxygen’s detergent functions; (4) oxygen’s cellular detox functions; (5) oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions; (6) oxygen’s cellular repair roles. The Oxygen Model of Insulin Homeostasis povides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.
This model predicts that ongoing research will reveal that components of acidosis (excess acidity), oxidosis (increased oxidative stress), and CUD (clotting-unclotting dysequilibrium) will be found to play important roles in the pathology and clinical features of hyperinsulinism and insulin toxicigty.
The crucial importance of the unifying Oxygen Model of Insulin Homestasis is that it:
Explains the scientific basis of primary aging processes in the body;
Sheds light how health can be preserved by addressing all oxygen-related issues;
Elucidates how toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts cause tissue injury and disease;
Reveals the mechanisms by which various detox therapies work (Oxygen is the primal detergent which removes cellular grease and allows cells to breathe freely).
Allows the formulation of rational and effective designs for reversing chronic diseases; and
Provides explanations of mechanisms by which time-honored natural remedies work.
What Is Insulin Intelligence
I introduce term Insulin Intelligence for a clear working understanding of molecular biology of insulin which is necessary for preventing and reversing diabetes of all types. Specifically, it includes a deep knowledge of energetic, metabolic, signaling and other functions of insulin. To foster Insulin Intelligence, I include in this article brief outlines of Oxygen Model of Insulin Toxicity and The Crank-Crank-Shaft Model of Insulin Dysfunction. Before that, below in the simplest possible words, I offer the core of my dietary guidelines for normalizing insulin homeostasis.
1. Insulin in excess (insulin toxicity) is fattening and inflaming.
2. Healthy fats are insulin-friendly.
3. Healthy proteins are insulin-friendly.
4. All breads, pastas, fruits and fruit juices, and sugars are insulin-unfriendly. 5. Vegetables are insulin-friendly.
Simplified Diet for Reversing Hyperinsulinism and Diabetes Type2
1.1 4 days / week: Dr. Ali=s Protein Shake Breakfast (Details at www.drali1.org)
1.2 3 days / week Dr. Ali’s Spice Omelette (Recipes at www.drali1.org)
1.3 Bacon and sausages (best avoided or used sparingly)
1.4 Coffee or tea (if necessary) with cream and stevia sweetener
2. Mid-Morning Snack
2.2 If needed, protein shake snacks / hard-boiled egg / small portion of cheese
3.2 Cold-pressed oils (olive oil, yellow sesame oil, avocado oil) in large amounts)
3.3 Vegetables (raw, steamed, and/or stir-fried, in this order)
3.4 Spiced plain yogurt 1/3 cup
3.5 Proteins: eggs, chicken, turkey, cheeses
4. Mid-afternoon Snacks
4.2 Nuts & seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, melon, sesame)
4.3 If needed, protein shake snacks / eggs / cheeses
5.2 Cold-pressed oils
5.3 Vegetables (raw, steamed, and stir-fried, in this order)
5.4 Proteins: eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, lamb, and beef
To simplify the plan further, I suggest that the program begin only with the breakfast as outlined above in the first week, the lunch be added in the second week, and finally the dinner after another week.