The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to create a quiz to supposedly assess your risk of developing Type II diabetes.
The first question on the quiz asks your age. You get one point if you’re between 45 and 49, two points if you’re between 50 and 59, and three points if you’re over 60.
Second, they ask, “Are you a man or a woman?” Simply being a man tacks another point onto your score.
There are five other questions in the quiz — but none of them pertain to diet for this diet-related disease! And they certainly don’t ask the all-important questions about how much sugar and processed carbs you consume.
As I often report, the CDC should stick with fighting infectious diseases and stay away from giving advice about managing chronic ones. They consistently give disastrous advice about hypertension and heart disease. And now — they’ve moved onto giving inaccurate assessments relating to Type II diabetes.
Dietary guidelines completely miss the boat
If you score higher than a five on the risk assessment quiz, the CDC has some dietary guidelines for you to follow. At best, these guidelines are ineffective. At worst, they could kill you.
The guidelines focus on reducing fat consumption. They keep with the 20th-century (or 19th-century) mentality that lumps together all fats. That’s right — healthy foods with essential fats like nuts and avocados are thrown in the same category as junk foods like potato chips and pound cake.
But, as I often point out, the human body needs healthy fats, like those found in nuts. Over the past five years, study after study links increased consumption of tree nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, walnuts) and peanuts (but not peanut butter, which often contains mass amounts of sugar) with better blood sugar control, improved blood sugar balance, and lower risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.
Plus, the CDC completely ignores the importance of cutting out sugar and processed carbs. They even seem to promote sugar as a healthy alternative to fat for diabetics!
Sugar is not a “healthy” alternative for anything, for anyone. It is the problem. So, what is their problem?
The CDC also seems to promote the longstanding myth that you can eat all the junk calories you want as long as you burn them off. They want you to believe you can have your cake and eat it too (literally).
Plus, the science shows you just can’t outrun a bad diet.
Is the CDC purposefully misleading us?
In my view, the CDC appears to vastly underestimate the extent of today’s Type II diabetes epidemic. On the one hand, they point out how diabetes rates have increased among certain age groups. On the other hand, they claim rates haven’t increased overall.
But all the medical evidence I’ve seen from every other source shows overall rates ARE increasing.
(Of course, following the CDC’s flawed dietary recommendations will certainly lead to increases in diabetes rates, according to all the real science.)
Is it outlandish to suggest that the CDC would intentionally mislead the public?
Not when you look at the agency’s record.
An internal ethics complaint alleges that the CDC lied to Congress about its Wise Woman heart disease prevention data and then covered up their lies. There are current investigations alleging that they have done the same with vaccines.
When it comes to infectious diseases (something they are actually supposed to be good at handling), USA Today reported that the CDC kept secrets about dozens of recent incidents involving some of the world’s most dangerous bacteria and viruses. Another report found that the CDC failed to properly deactivate a sample of Ebola virus before moving it from a high-security lab in December 2014.
As far as we know, there is no pro-Ebola lobby, but there is certainly a pro-sugar lobby, which has been far more deadly over the decades.
8 foods can actually help reverse diabetes
Study after study shows how the body can prevent and even reverse Type II diabetes with the proper diet and dietary supplementation.
But mainstream doctors say we need more evidence from clinical trials on these natural approaches before they make any recommendations.
Now here’s the irony…
The office at the National Institutes of Health — the government agency charged with actually conducting the research on nutritional and natural approaches — claims there’s no evidence for nutritional treatments for Type II diabetes.
Leave it to the NIH to create an explanation that sounds more like a circular firing squad. “We need more evidence…but there isn’t more evidence…so we won’t do more research to get more evidence.”
Don’t they know Type II diabetes is a nutritional disorder?
I don’t recommend waiting around for the CDC or NIH to sort out their confusion. That isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.
Which is why I’ve been hard at work developing a brand new Integrative Protocol for Defeating Diabetes. This protocol is a comprehensive, step-by-step program based on decades of research on natural ways to rein in blood sugar and manage diabetes (which the NIH insists don’t exist!). I’m still working on putting all of these materials together, but I’ll keep you updated on my progress — and you will be the first to know when this important information is ready for you.
In the meantime, you can get started on the path toward better blood sugar today by cutting out sugar and processed carbs. You should also try to add eight key foods to your diet on a weekly basis.
I shared with my subscribers the eight, all-important diabetes-busters in the recent July 2017 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. (Subscribers can look up this archived issue on my website, www.DrMicozzi.com, by logging in with your username and password.) If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to get started.
“Eat Right!” Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) 4/15/16
“CDC keeps secret its mishaps with deadly germs,” USA Today (www.usatoday.com) (1/4/2017)
“CDC Scientists Expose Agency Corruption,” EcoWatch (www.ecowatch.com) 11/21/2016