* * * Re: My Fasting Blood sugar = 130 mg/dl
- Hello Ellis,
My blood sugar spiked at 190 and I decided to follow your advice.
Ellis: Hello Tom... Which advice did I give you that you decided to follow?
Tom: Here is the 3 week follow up. I am down, 7 lbs, 2-3 inches on
my waste, and my blood sugar is now 125 compared to 190.
Not bad for 3 weeks or so. I am going to have before and
Ellis: You cannot say that your blood glucose is "now 125 compared
to 190" because your blood glucose is a very temporary reading, it
will change immediately after each meal... Fasting blood glucose
will also vary each day, and it is related to what you ate the
And in any case, "according to Ellis" 125 mg/dl is still too high...
If you want to follow my advice, you have to get your blood glucose
down to below 100 mg/dl... and then you want to keep it between 70
and 100 mg/dl, all day, every day...
This is not easy to do, but if this is your goal, it is possible
to keep your blood glucose below 100 mg/dl most of the time, and
if you are aware that it is above 100 mg/dl after you eat, then
you have taken a giant step in bringing it down...
So... the FIRST THING you have to do is CHECK YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE
LEVEL before each meal, and after each meal... If you don't do
this, there is really NO WAY for you to know that your blood glucose
is high (unless you already have so much experience with previous
blood glucose tests that you KNOW or CAN GUESS that it is high
becaue you know you ate badly and you know that what you ate will
have raised your blood glucose somewhere above 100 mg/dl).
You FEEL very well when your blood glucose is killing you... it
doesn't hurt at all... you don't feel nauseous at all, you don't
have a stomach ache or a head ache, you don't get any fever... but
it is still killing you, slowly.
So... start to check your blood glucose, perhaps 6 to 10 spot checks
per day, every day for a few months... that will teach you something
about your body that no amount of money can buy in lab tests.
Write down your results... keep notes of what you ate and what
was your blood glucose before and 30 minutes after each meal... if
you get blood glucose higher than 110, take another reading 60 minutes
after... and if it is still above 110, take another reading after
120 minutes. Spend money on test strips, they are cheap, and
each one will add to your knowledge of how your body reacts to
various types of food.
I group ALL foods into the SEVEN groups that are shown on my
The Amazing Carbohydrate Thermometer
There is no food that is not in one of these seven groups... they
1 ANIMAL ORIGIN (beef, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yoghurt...
gelatin made from bones... anything that was once alive...etc...)
2 VEGETABLES (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, onions, etc.)
3 FRUITS (apples, pears, mangoes, oranges, water melon, etc.)
4 STARCHES (potatoes, rice, corn, spaghetti and pasta, nuts, etc.)
5. BREAD (anything that looks like bread: cookies, tortillas,
pita bread, French bread, whole wheat bread, etc...)
6. SWEETS AND CEREALS (Corn Flakes, Honey Smacks, etc. candies,
7 SUGAR (most powders that are not protein, sugar, etc.)
The seven groups are in order from zero to 100, percent carbohydrates.
So... zero percent carbohydrates times the amount of food, gives you
a very good estimate of how many grams of carbohydrates you are
So when you eat, look at your food, perhaps weigh it on a scale,
and try to calculate how many grams of carbohydrates you are eating.
See how you react to that amount of carbs... I, for example, cannot
eat more than 20 grams of carbs in one meal... or else my blood
glucose will shoot way over 130 mg/dl.
So, of course I cannot eat starches, bread, sweets and cereals,
or sugar. I can only eat a very small amount of fruits... as I
say "less than how much fruits I would like to eat...)
That leaves me only with ANIMAL ORIGIN and VEGETABLES that I can
For your information, my personal poison is chocolate ice cream, and
mangoes, and fruits in general... but I never eat a lot of my poison.
And I inject insulin if I do.
Tom: I excercise moderately, inject Testosterone 300 mg every 6
days, take 1000 mg metformin twice a day.
Ellis: Again "according to Ellis" that is a mistake. Metformin
makes the insulin that your pancreas produces more effective...
but your pancreas continues to produce insulin... so when you
force your pancreas to produce insulin, it will wear out eventually,
like a motor that will slowly wear out because it is used too much...
Much better "according to Ellis" is for your pancreas NOT to produce
insulin because you already took care of it... you injected
insulin.. The only time your pancreas has to produce insulin is
when you are asleep, or you forgot to inject insulin.
Non-Diabetic Use of Insulin
But that is only "according to Ellis"... I am not a doctor, so
don't do what I do only because I do it... but I think I am right,
I think I am not mistaken. (I am also the Man with The Legendary
Ego, so maybe I am mistaken...)
Tom: Oh, and I seriously cut the carbs. NO sugar, bread, rice,
etc. Once a week I have desert, with sugar. So far so good.
Ellis: Good. Once a week you harm your body, but it is better
than 21 times a week... but no time is better than one time...
Tom: Will keep you informed if you want with before and after
Thanks for the help.
Ellis: My pleasure. Yes, please keep us informed, and send us
pictures. Thanks. - Ellis
--- In Rejuvenation@yahoogroups.com, "Tom" <dr.tom@...> wrote:
> Hello Ellis,
> Blood sugar control is a bigger issue for me as time goes on. My
> fasting level is around 130. I weigh 260 lbs, 30 lbs over ideal.
> I am 59 years old. Diet is not to bad, moderate excercise level.
> What protocols have you seen work for people and yourself?
> Ellis: Hello Tom. Fasting level of 130 means you are diabetic,
> by definition of the American Diabetes Association. 260 lbs, 30
> pounds over ideal is probably caused by diabetes. I will bet there
> is a great big tub of fat around your belly. That means that you
> have an increased risk of heart attack, so you better take this
> very seriously.
> You say "diet is not bad"... but what does that mean? What do you
> have for breakfast, lunch, supper, and in between? And what do you
> like to drink when you are thirsty? And do you smoke, or drink
> alcohol? And what is your blood pressure?
> You should take a blood test to check for Hb-A1c "glycosilated
> hemoglobin"... I will bet that it will come out 6.5% or higher...
> But even if I lose the bet, you also lose if your HbA1c is higher
> than 5.5%... it would be better if it was 5.0% or less, but you will
> surely not be close to 5.0 (I know you won't, because of the fasting
> 130 mg/dl...)
> See my chart with MY interpretation of HbA1c:
> My interpretation of HbA1c is much more drastic than 99% of all
> diabetes doctors, or than the American Diabetes Association... I
> recommend that you should not listen to the A.D.A., you should
> follow what Dr. Bernstein says, and that is: diabetics should
> have blood glucose levels that are THE SAME as non-diabetics.
> And also check for INSULIN (do not confuse this with "blood
> glucose") which I bet will come out 10 or higher, which means you
> are insulin resistant too... this means your blood has a high level
> of sugar but also a high level of insulin. You have to reverse
> this insulin resistance before you can take care of your diabetes
> with injected insulin.
> And there is only one way to reverse insulin resistance... and
> that is to go in reverse... it took too much food to cause your
> insulin resistance, so now it is going to take too little food to
> reverse it. You have to go on a very strict diet for 10 days...
> You don't have to starve... but you can only eat chicken or fish,
> and eggs, and vegetables... No fruits, or beans or nuts... you can
> eat yoghurt, no-sugar added.
> I have been preaching using insulin, for many years. And I have
> been preaching that you should avoid a high carb diet for many years.
> So... that is what I recommend for you, too. But you are not
> ready to take insulin yet.
> 1. Read and study my Carbohydrate Thermometer. Memorize the
> thermometer. It is very easy to memorize.
> Then eat LOW TEMPERATURE, which means basically: chicken, fish, eggs,
> non-sugar-added-yoghurt, cheese, and vegetables... very little or no
> fruit at all... and very little beans or nuts...
> EVERYTHING ELSE IS FORBIDDEN. That means: pizza, (you can eat the
> cheese and vegetables from a pizza, but not the bread and crust...),
> potatoes, rice, pasta of any kind, bread of any kind, sweets and
> candies, breakfast cereals (Corn Flakes, Honey Smacks, Sugar Pops,
> Special K, etc.) of any kind, and of course you cannot have SUGAR
> added to coffee or to tea or in soft drinks, etc.
> You are diabetic, so you have to decide now if you want to live to
> age 90 or 100, or if you will die young from diabetes. ("young"
> means age 75 or less)
> 2. Buy a blood glucose meter and perhaps 100 or 200 test strips.
> I recommend the Roche Accucheck sensor, and Dr. Bernstein recommends
> the Freestyle by Abbott. Get whichever blood glucose meter you want
> to get, but get it and start to use it.
> 3. Read my page: The Glucose Theory of Aging, so you will know the
> correct interpretation of blood glucose, which is much more strict
> that diabetes doctors will tell you. If you want to live a normal
> life to age 75, then listen to diabetes doctors. If you want to
> live to age 90 or 100, you should listen to me.
> The difference is not 15 years. The difference is that if you live
> to age 75, then at age 70 you are weak and old, and at age 76 you
> are dead If you live to age 90, then at age 70 and 75 you are still
> strong and young, and at age 76 you are still alive. That's the
> difference. It is the difference between being alive and being dead.
> 4. Read my page: Diabetes Made Simple
> 5. Find a diabetes doctor near you who is a diabetic himself. If he
> is not diabetic, he is not a good diabetes doctor. He thinks he is
> knows about diabetes because he studied about it in books, but I
> cry when I meet diabetics who go to doctors who tell them their
> blood glucose is "controlled" because it is less than 170.
> Good luck, and keep us informed.
> Ellis Toussier