You are on page 1of 16


Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?

Are you a care-taker for a diabetic?

Is someone close to you a diabetic?

The information provided in this book is

designed to provide helpful information on the
subjects discussed. This book is not meant to
be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or
treat any medical condition. For diagnosis or
treatment of any medical problem, consult your
own physician. The publisher and author are
not responsible for any specific health or allergy
needs that may require medical supervision and
are not liable for any damages or negative
consequences from any treatment, action,
application or preparation, to any person
reading or following the information in this book.

If you answered yes to any of those questions then we have some good news
for you.
Dr. Graham has the answer to many of your health ailments; a relatively
simple solution with extraordinary results.

Dr. Graham has been teaching people for over 30 years. Helping people
understand their bodies and how best to treat themselves. He is motivating,
entertaining, and spot on in helping people bring about change.

He has recently been alarmed by the CDC reports(1) that 1 in 3 adults have
pre diabetes and that 9 out of 10 of them are unaware they even have
diabetes. Because of recent news, this year he is offering a special retreat with
a focus on diabetes.

FoodnSport Retreats

After just 72 hours on Dr. Grahams program, I reduced my need for insulin by 50%.
- Jill, 2014 FoodnSport Retreat Attendee

United States
Statistics 2014

Diabetes affects many parts of the body and is associated with many
serious complications, such as heart disease and stroke, blindness,
kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation. Some complications,
especially microvascular (e.g., eye, kidney, and nerve) disease, can be
reduced with good glucose control, but these diseases are still serious
risks for diabetics.

Whats The Total Monthly Cost of Insulin?

Typical patient with Type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes:
Humalog fast-acting insulin: $104.11
Lantus long-acting insulin: $77.20
1 syringe/day for Lantus: $10.50
3 pen needles/day for Humalog: $33.64
4 lancets/day (for finger pricking): $14.99
4 test strips/day: $123.59
Accupril (prevents kidney damage): $58.77
Total: $422.80
Typical patient with Type 2 diabetes:
Glucotrol XL (stimulates insulin production):
Metformin (helps control blood sugar): $4
Actos (reduces insulin resistance): $222.38
1 lancet/day: $3.75
1 test strip/day: $30.90

Type 2 Annual Cost

Managing, Maintaining,
& Monitoring
- before complications could be up to $3,976.32!

Total: $331.36
Average hospitalization for Type 2 diabetes patient who develops a
life-threatening complication called ketoacidosis = $11,080
Average hospitalization for Type 2 diabetes patient who develops
dangerously high blood sugar = $6,430
Where are you going to choose to spend your money?

Complications Among People With Diabetes

Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemic Crisis
In 2011, ~282,000 emergency room visits for adults
aged 18 years or older had hypoglycemia as the
first listed diagnosis and diabetes as another
In 2010, among adults aged 20 years or older,
hyperglycemic crisis caused 2,361 deaths.

High Blood Pressure

In 20092012, of adults aged 18 years or older with
diagnosed diabetes, 71% had blood pressure greater
than or equal to 140/90 or used prescription medications to lower high
blood pressure.

High Blood LDL Cholesterol

In 20092012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes,
65% had blood pressure greater than or equal to 100mg/dl or used
cholesterol-lowering medications.

High blood LDL cholesterol

In 20092012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes,
65% had blood LDL cholesterol greater than or equal to 100 mg/dl or used
cholesterol-lowering medications.

You can reduce and eliminate these hassles with

the 80/10/10 lifestyle.

Complications Among People With Diabetes (Cont.)

Blindness and Eye Problems
In 2005-2008, of adults with diabetes aged 40 years or older, 4.2 million
(28.5%) people had diabetic retinopathy, damage to the small blood vessels in
the retina that may result in loss of vision.
In 20052008, of adults with diabetes aged 40
years or older, 655,000 (4.4%) had advanced
diabetic retinopathy that could lead to severe
vision loss.

Kidney Disease
Diabetes was listed as the primary cause of kidney failure in 44% of all new
cases in 2011.

In 2011, 49,677 people of all ages began treatment for kidney failure due
to diabetes.
In 2011, a total of 228,924 people of all ages with kidney failure due to
diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.

In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed
in adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes.

250,000 diabetes deaths annually. 40,000 car deaths.

What Is Diabetes?
Type I Diabetes
5% of the diagnosed diabetics are designated Type I, (formerly juvenile)
diabetics. From birth, the pancreas of these individuals is unable to produce
adequate amounts of insulin for the metabolism of glucose. Although glucose is
present, it remains trapped in the bloodstream. The cells receive no fuel from
carbohydrates to perform their necessary functions, because glucose requires
insulin for entry. Thus, first among the symptoms of diabetes is malaise.
Type II Diabetes
The remaining 95% of diabetics are classified as Type 2 (formerly adult onset)
diabetics. In the vast majority of these cases, the pancreas produces adequate to
excessive levels of insulin, but glucose is nonetheless unable to enter the cells.
This is in large part a result of the high-fat American diet,which hinders the
functioning of both natural and injected insulin.
All cellular function requires action to be followed by recovery, or inaction.
Over train, or under recover, a muscle
group and it will degenerate rather than
Most Type 2 diabetics
grow. The same is true for any organ. The
pancreas cannot continue to overwork
produce plenty of
without showing signs of partial, and
insulin. Dietary fat
eventually total failure.

hinders its function.

How Can The 80/10/10 Diet

Help Reverse Diabetes?
The 80/10/10 Diet allows the body to heal and for the pancreas to regain health.
As the pancreas functions healthfully, insulin too is efficiently used. The main
way in which the diet enables the body to recover is through the lowering of the
dietary fat intake to healthy levels.

The Fat/Diabetes Connection

Given the horrors of this road to ruin, one would expect the masses to cry out for
a solution to the growing epidemic of diabetes. Instead, we seem determined to
seal the fate that the centers for disease control has so ominously predicted.

How do we ensure the outcome they foretell?

We simply need to continue doing what we have done for
over 60 years: eating a diet that is predominated by fat.
This understanding of the connection between dietary fat and diabetes is shared
by a Nobel Prize Winner, the AMA and many other prominent medical
researchers. But its simple truth points to a condition far too easily and naturally
remedied for the medicopharmaceutical cartel to want any part of it.
The correlation was documented as early as the 1920s:
In 1927, Dr. EP Joslin of the famous Joslin diabetic center in Boston suspected a highfat, high cholesterol diet might contribute to the development of diabetes.
In 1936, Dr. IM Rabinowitch of Canada presented 1000 case studies demonstrating it
to the diabetic Association in Boston. In his presentation, he proved that the main
factor inhibiting the metabolism of blood sugar in the presence of normal insulin was
too much fat in the blood.
In 1959, the Journal of the American Medical Association also documented this causal
relationship between fat consumption and diabetes.
In 1979, article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states, Medical research
confirms that up to 50% of people with type II diabetes can eliminate diabetes risks
and discontinue medication within three weeks adopting a low-fat, plant food diet and
regular daily exercise.
In 1998, Duke University medical Center researchers reported the findings of a study
demonstrating that type II diabetes can be completely reversed in mice by lowering
dietary fat.

Fruit Is Innocent
Consuming fruit does not cause blood sugar problems, but over eating fat does. If
you remove the fat from the diet, in most cases blood sugar levels return to
normal, as does pancreatic functioning. Restricting fruits in the diet is not the
cure. In fact, the opposite is true. Doctors tell us, you have diabetes. You will
have it for the rest of your life. And oh, by the way you can no longer eat fruit.
This certainly does not sound like a healing profession to me.
I have worked with many diabetics over the past 25 years. Of course, I guided
each person individually, according to his or her unique history. Though I use no
generic treatment plans, I do follow some general guidelines as I design each
individual's program. In every instance, however, without exception, the use of a
low-fat raw vegan diet predominated by sweet fruit has resulted in stabilization
of blood sugar metabolism. Most of my clients were able to completely
eliminate the need for insulin and other related drugs within a few weeks or
less. No one was ever harmed, and I have never seen any negative consequences
resulting from these dietary changes.

You Mean I Really Can Eat Fruit?

YES. Sure, eating fruit raises our blood sugar, but so does eating other foods.
Complex carbohydrates, cooked or raw, topped the list of foods with the highest
glycemic loads, meaning that they caused the largest and most rapid spiking of
blood sugar levels.
A healthy person who eats whole fruits, as a single ingredient mono-meal or in a
simple combination, as is recommended for all meals, will find that the sugar in
fruits passes easily into, and out of the bloodstream in minutes and causes no
abnormalities in blood sugar levels.
It is odd that we expect that fruit will give us problems but that complex
carbohydrates and sugar desserts will not. It is reminiscent of the person ordering
a hot fudge sundae with nuts, new gets, and whipped cream, who then says, "but
hold the cherry, I am on a diet.

The concept behind the 80/10/10 diabetes-specific menu is ninefold:

1. Keep total dietary fat down to single digits at all meals.
2. To utilize fruits to which most diabetics do not tend to have
spike responses, (individual reactions may vary, and must
be monitored accordingly).
3. To supply sufficient sweetness at each meal so that cravings
for sweets do not arise.
4. To incorporate sufficient water within the meals to
discourage overconsumption of water throughout the day.
5. To supply sufficient volume in each meal so as to discourage
snacking while supporting satiation.
6. To supply sufficient calories so as to keep weight stable,
without providing excess.
7. Breakfast tends to be the most water rich meal, as
hydration concerns are highest at this time of day.
8. Lunch tends to be the most calorie rich meal, to provide
sustenance that will last throughout the day and support
recovery from prior physical activities.
9. Dinner tends to be the most complex and highest volume
meal, providing sufficient interest and social normalcy in
eating patterns, and enough volume for satiation.

Try it for yourself! We have provided a menu for a weekend trial. We

are certain you will see an improvement in your numbers. When you
do, please consider joining us at Conquering Diabetes. This 7 day full
immersion retreat will give you the knowledge to be confident in
kicking Type 2 Diabetes to the curb and Type 1 can reduce their insulin
intake by 50%.

Daily Menu - Option A

Simple Cinnamon Porridge
3 apples and 3 pears, cored
and finely chopped in a food
processor, mixed with 1/4 tsp
of cinnamon.

Lunch: Cuke and Nanners

1 cucumber, English
Cucumbers are quite delish,
Followed by a smoothie
composed of 6-8 bananas
blended with water.


Dinner: 3 Course Feast

Course 1: 1 pint of fresh-squeezed orange
Course 2: 2 cups of tomato celery soup
Coarsely blend equal portions of fresh
tomato and celery to create soup. If
desired, warm to body temperature.
Course 3: Romaine/tomato/cucumber salad, dressed with
blended celery, lemon, and 4 Brazil nuts or any other raw
unsalted nut.
Chop Romaine lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, as much as you
desire. No Oil dressing! Just blend 1 inch celery pieces with
lemon juice a 4 Brazil nuts. Pour or Toss salad with dressing.


Daily Menu - Option B

Breakfast: Banana - Celery Smoothie

Bananas, celery, and water. Blend 4

bananas, 4 stalks of celery cut into 1-inch
pieces, and a cup to a pint of water.

Lunch: Cuke and Nanners

1 cucumber
Followed by a smoothie
composed of 6-8 bananas blended
with water.

Dinner: Fresh Mixed

Vegetables with Orange

Dice two medium tomatoes,

dice one large cucumber,
peel and dice one navel
orange. Mix and serve.


Daily Menu - Option C

Fruit Cocktail
Mix 4 ounces each
blueberries, and

Banana - Celery Smoothie

Bananas, celery, and water. Blend 4

bananas, 4 stalks of celery cut into 1-inch
pieces, and a cup to a pint of water.


Dinner: 3 Course Feast

Course 1: Two deseeded papaya
halves, filled with crushed pineapple.
Course 2: Blend one tomato with one
mango. This blend is a favorite in the
80/10/10 community and is a highly
shared recipe.
Course 3: Shredded lettuce salad with
a dressing of four ounces of fresh
orange juice blended with up to one
ounce of tahini or substitute any other
raw unsalted nut or seed.


Photo from Instagram - Mindfuldiabeticrobby

Robby Barbaro, a Type 1 Diabetic, chronicles

his life on a fruit based diet. Since
discovering The 80/10/10 Diet & attending
several retreats with Dr. Graham eight years
ago he actively advocates this lifestyle for all
Diabetics. His current A1C is 5.9 on a diet of
fruit and other plants.

Nov. 2014

Menu Plan - Food Tips

1. No need to feel rushed eating lunch. Consuming a 6-8 banana smoothie for lunch
may take some time but it is important to consume your main calories at lunch.
Over time this becomes easier and automatic.
2. In the beginning using the items you have on hand will be okay. Be sure to avoid
roasted and salted items, as they will not bring the desired flavor to a dish. Moving
forward, the freshest, ripest, and in a raw state food items are best for you.
3. Buy your bananas early to allow time for them to sufficiently ripen. If green, they
will be starchy and may cause stomach cramps as well as not digest as intended.

The 80/10/10 Diet book

is available in print, as an
e-book, and as an audio
Get your FREE
Get Started Guide.

Dr. Graham studied nutrition, primarily to enhance his own sports

performance, from an early age. In college, where he majored in
Health and Physical Education, he took every nutrition course
offered. Going through his chiropractic training, he again took every
nutrition course offered, studying nutrition every year while going
through school.
When his interest in natural hygiene took hold in 1981, he started
studying nutrition from a new slant, and with profoundly greater
During the past thirty years, Dr. Graham's interest and enthusiasm
for nutrition has never waned. He has authored several books on
nutrition, including Nutrition and Athletic Performance, and the best
selling The 80/10/10 Diet.
Always one to see the big picture, Dr. Graham has become a leader in
all areas related to food, farming, diet, nutrition, culinary skills, and
even the related environmental sciences. There truly are few people in
the world who have been so focused on helping people overcome
health problems through proper nutrition, nor any who have followed
their own advice so successfully.

Footnotes - Citations
2014 Diabetes Statistics and Facts pg 3,4,5,6 source
pg. 8 - Joslin, EP. Atherosclerosis and Diabetes. Ann Clin Med 1927;5:1061.
pg. 8 - Breneman, Carol J. Type II DiabetesSelf-Induced Disease? Millersville
University (1997). This article also cites studies by Felber, Anderson, Burkitt, and others,
all demonstrating the correlation between dietary fat and diabetes. Accessed at http:// betes.html.
Also, a 2001 Science News article briefly describes Dr. I.M. Rabinowitchs
work. Entitled Diabetic Patients Can Eat Sugar If Fats Are Eliminated, the
article can be found online at 20010915/timeline.
pg.8 - Van Eck, W. The Effect of a Low Fat Diet on the Serum Lipids in Diabetes and
Its Significance in Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Med. 1959; 27:196-211.
pg. 8 - Anderson, J.W. and Ward, K. High Carbohydrate, High Fiber Diets for
insulin-Treated Men with Diabetes Mellitus. Am J Clin Nutr, 1979; 32:2312-21.
pg. 8 - Low-Fat Diet Alone Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Mice, press release
dated September 10, 1998 from the Duke University Medical center. Accessed