There’s no doubt that diabetes is the plague of the 21st century – some 25.8 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, about 8.3 percent of the population. However, breakthrough research led by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science is now being hailed around the world as the “big bang” moment in helping manage the disease- putting an end to generic diets and proving that health food to one person may be junk food to another.
37-year-old Karen from New York, explains what it’s like living with the disease in her family. “Diabetes is like an extra member of our family. There are three generations diabetics on both sides of my family – I feel like it’s just a matter of time before I am diagnosed, despite eating healthy, including a special diet from my doctor.”
Dr. Mariela Glandt an endocrinologist from the Glandt Center for Diabetes Care says that Karen is right to be anxious. “If Karen carries on taking generic nutritional advice, there is a very strong chance that she will also receive a diagnosis of diabetes which will be impossible to reverse.”
Recently the international scientific and medical community have been abuzz with the exciting research coming from Weizmann Institute of Science which is now in clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic. It proves that everyone reacts differently to the same food or food combination, and that the best way to keep one’s level of blood sugar balanced is to create personalized nutrition based on one’s individual gut bacteria and other personal parameters.
The study found that the food we put into our body meets our own unique gut bacteria which affects our own level of blood sugar, and that the results are different from person to person. Or, in simple English – eating a healthy breakfast of whole grain bread with low-fat cottage cheese and fruit is not necessarily what your body needs, and it could in fact be raising your blood sugar levels. And the twist is that the cup of espresso with the chocolate croissant could actually reduce your levels of blood sugar!
Lihi Segal, CEO of DayTwo, which took the findings of the professors’ revolutionary study one step further, says that “we developed the ultimate method to discover the deepest secret in our bodies – personalized nutrition. We took science and technology and created a testing kit and personalized nutrition app which can translate your unique microbiome into personalized actionable nutritional insights, and maintain normalized blood sugar levels.
This unprecedented method allows the user to discover surprising food possibilities, while living life with smarter nutritional and activity choices.
The bottom line is that we are all aware that spikes in sugar levels can be detrimental to our body and is a large contributing factor for all the diseases in the modern age from diabetes and obesity to heart and vascular disease, and even cancer. But the good news is that there is finally a way to avoid these peaks in glucose levels through a simple but sophisticated tool that puts an end to generic diets and leads a new era for helping prevent and manage diabetes.
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