Type 2 Diabetes is Reversible?
Type 2 Diabetes is a Dietary Disease?
The Risks of Treating Diabetes with Drugs Are FAR Worse than the Disease
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and up to 95 percent of these cases are Type 2 diabetes.
Unlike Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease that shuts down your body's insulin production, Type 2 diabetes is directly caused by lifestyle.
Diabetes Drugs Increase Your Risk of Death
Drugs are widely prescribed for Type 2 diabetics to help lower blood sugar levels, but a new meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials involving more than 33,000 people showed that this treatment is not only ineffective, it's dangerous as well. Treatment with glucose-lowering drugs actually showed the potential to increase your risk of death from heart-related, and all other causes.
Researchers noted: "The overall results of this meta-analysis do not show a benefit of intensive glucose lowering treatment on all-cause mortality or cardiovascular death. A 19% increase in all-cause mortality and a 43% increase in cardiovascular mortality cannot be excluded."
Lessons Learned from Avandia: Diabetes Drugs Can Be Deadly
Avandia (rosiglitazone) is the poster child for what is wrong with the drug treatment of Type 2 diabetes. After hitting the market in 1999, a 2007 study in the New England Journal of Medicine linked it to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack, and a 64 percent higher risk of cardiovascular death, compared to patients treated with other methods!
Lowering Blood Sugar is Not the Correct Strategy to Overcome Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is not a blood sugar disease. So, drugs that focus on the symptom of elevated blood sugar, rather than addressing the underlying cause, are doomed to fail in most cases. Type 2 diabetes is a disease caused by insulin resistance and faulty leptin signaling (leptin is a hormone produced in your fat cells), both of which are regulated through your diet.
For the last 50 years or so, Americans have followed the dietary recommendations of a high complex carbohydrate, low saturated fat diet—the exact opposite of what actually works for preventing and reversing diabetes!
When you add drugs to this harmful mix, your pancreas is actually stimulated to produce even more insulin, and this is the last thing that a Type-2 diabetic, whose pancreas has been producing excess insulin for some time to try to compensate for being insulin resistant, needs.
You Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Please don't let anyone tell you that Type 2 diabetes has no cure, as this is not true. Type 2 diabetes is not terminal; you don't have to live with it forever! Nearly 100 percent of Type 2 diabetics can be successfully treated -- eliminating the symptoms of diabetes, or the high risk of developing health complications -- if they are willing to implement the lifestyle changes. These same changes will also drastically reduce the risk of developing the disease, so you can avoid it in the first place!
Learn what is required in lifestyle change from people who have reversed Type 2 diabetes through dietary modifications. It takes work and commitment and the supervision of your primary healthcare provider, especially if you are on diabetes medications. Only those who are serious about making substantial lifestyle changes should apply to this program. For many it will require a complete overhaul of current eating strategies. Learn to reduce or eliminate cravings, emotional eating, and other self-defeating eating behaviors. Again, this program is only for those who are willing to change.
There are no specials foods or mixes or shakes or supplements recommended. You will be choosing whole foods, foods that you like, but you will be eliminating refined carbohydrates, that is, sugars and starches that are manufactured. You will also learn about beneficial natural fats and how to incorporate them into a healthy diet. This program is not rigid but it is specific. You won’t need to weigh or measure most foods, count points or calories. But you will become familiar with the macronutrients that naturally occur in foods: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. This does not mean you have license to eat endlessly, to overeat, to eat for boredom, entertainment, out of loneliness. A key component to making this lifestyle change, which many find the most difficult, is to eat only when hungry, stop when satisfied.
Meeting weekly for 3 consecutive weeks will give you the basic understanding of why and how to make necessary dietary changes and how to live with them for the long haul. This is not a diet plan to adopt and then drop. This is a powerful, healing lifestyle change that can normalize blood glucose and insulin levels and promote greater overall health, but your commitment is key to making this work. Not only will you have private consultations, but you may invite your family and friends to attend, up to 5 additional, as long as they are supportive of you in getting free from diabetes symptoms and making the necessary changes. This is especially helpful if you live in a household where several people shop, cook, and eat together. In addition, you will have access to our growing online library of articles and research, recipes, and references for additional support when you need it.
What about after the 3 weeks? What happens then? You can check in with us in several ways. We can set up an additional individual follow-up appointment for questions and problem solving either in person or by Skype, you can email us with general questions, you can attend our free monthly Reversing Diabetes/Low Carb Support Group for open discussion and video viewing, and you will continue to have access to our always growing library of news articles from our trusted medical sources and new research data as it becomes available.
The cost? The flat fee for the 3
consecutive weekly appointments, 75 minutes each visit, is $240, no extra
charge for family and friends who attend. The price includes unlimited ongoing
access to our online library, and emailing general questions. Call for your
appointments now, (503) 544-9713.
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