Dr. Oberg explains what a whole food diet is and how it can improve type 2 diabetes.
Whole foods diets, we believe, are a key way to both prevent and treat diabetes by really focusing on a low glycemic index or a low glycemic diet that’s very low or free from refined carbohydrates and at the same time very high in micronutrients, the vitamins and minerals that we find in fruits and vegetables. The body is getting the nutrients that it needs to work optimally.
The whole foods diet that really emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, beans, it’s a great way for not only improving your health while you have diabetes and reducing your blood sugar, but for preventing most chronic diseases.
About Dr. Oberg, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Erica Oberg, who completed her doctorate and residency at Bastyr University in 2003 and holds an MPH degree in Health Services from the University of Washington, combines the latest scientific research with the timeless wisdom of our bodies and spirits.
Specializing in preventative and naturopathic medicine, whether you are at the end of your rope, seeking optimal health, wanting to prevent future disease, or just get over a cold more quickly, you will benefit from Dr. Oberg’s approach.
In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Oberg teaches medical students at Bastyr University, writes a regular article on prevention for practicing doctors, and is conducting 2 research studies at UW that aim to bring more wellness to primary care medicine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, chairs the Prevention Expert Committee for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. When not practicing, you can find her in the garden or kayaking in Puget Sound.
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