Ali’s Insulin Weight Loss Plan and Lunch Recipes for Diabetes Control
M Majid Ali, M.D.
Recipes for low-cost, everything-toxic-free lunches, three to five days a week
The Most Important Freedom Is Freedom From Disease
Truth has many enemies-among the better known are innocent myths, untruths, half-truths, lies, pernicious lies, and statistics. In clinical nutrition, truth has another little known enemy which, in my view, brings more harm: not knowing. Specifically, important aspects of nutrition not known to most people are:
* Eating healthy is not a sacrifice;
* One can eat healthy on a very limited budget; and
* It is easy to avoid common foods that cause adverse food reactions, such as sugar, gluten-containing grains, and dairy products (except yogurt and kafir).
One Cannot Unknow What One Knows
I see the essential problem of good nutrition to be a lack of proper information and clarity of thinking in matters of food. During the first 20 years of my pathology work, I knew much about disease and nothing about health. I regularly ate toxic foods, as did almost every other doctor in the hospital. I suffered frequent migraine headaches, hypoglycemia, and periods of unexplained irritability. Then my eating habits changes when my focus shifted from a study of diseases to that of the state of absence of health. Slowly and steadily, I began to experience the benefits of replacing bad foods with good ones. I hope the reader will also consider a food journey, beginning with Dr. Ali’s Breakfast and Dr. Ali’s lunch described here.
Armed with good information and courage, it is possible for people to eat well on a limited budget. The following suggestions provide light meals, which are:
* Highly nutritious;
* Diverse; and
Low Cost of Lunch
The cost of Dr. Ali’s lunch varies from 90 to 95 cents (45 cents to 55 cents per lentil soup and 35 to 40 cents for a cup of yogurt (with a light sprinkling of spices). Diversity in the dishes can be increased by using a wide variety of seeds and vegetables added to the basic lentil lunches.
Glutenous grains are a very common source of food reactions, such as undue tiredness after eating, abdominal bloating, and difficulties of mood and mentation. Dr. Ali’s Lunch is an excellent way to avoid gluten recations. In essence, this lunch replaces wheat and other grains with lentils, seeds, nuts, and vegetables. That, pof course, increases diversity in food elements.