Dr. Erica Oberg specializes in preventative and naturopathic medicine. She suggests that a whole foods diet is a path to enjoying excellent health, and as a way to prevent or treat diabetes. A low glycemic diet will limit refined carbohydrates, emphasizing whole foods, and consequently can reduce and stabilize blood sugar.
Dr. Oberg recommends following a whole food diet that will provide the micronutrients, vitamins and minerals we need in order to experience good health.
(Transcribed from video interview)
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.