First of all I want to make it clear here, because the video doesn’t. This discussion is primarily about diabetes type 2. Diabetes type 1 cannot be healed through lifestyle like type 2 can be.
Many of us who have been on psych meds are hypoglycemic or have other blood sugar balancing issues and get diagnosed with psychiatric disorders in part because we don’t keep our blood sugar in check. The drugs in turn make the problem worse and some people develop diabetes.
Everyone who wants to feel healthy needs to be concerned about blood sugar levels regardless of whether they fall into one of these categories.
I have hypoglycemia. I need to eat about 7 times a day, but I don’t eat any sugar or refined carbs. I actually haven’t eaten much of either my whole life, but I can tell you keeping a level blood sugar has helped me stay much saner even throughout my withdrawal. I’m physically sick from detoxing, but my mind is relatively clear and free of psychiatric disturbances because I keep my blood sugar in check.
I still have psychological/trauma issues to work out, but eating well has radically changed my life for the better in terms of my over-all mental health.
Diabetes on the other hand is often caused by the neuroleptics (antipsychotics) many of us take along with all the life-style issues this guy talks about. This is one of the reasons these drugs should only be used for acute situations and never long-term.