Friday, 14 July 2017

Diabetes Awareness Program

Diabetes Awareness Program

                                                                   Diabetes Reversal Plan By
Top 12 American Doctors

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Chapter No.
Page No.
    Chapter 1
Dr. Dean Ornish
    Chapter 2
Dr. Neal Bernard
    Chapter 3
                    Dr. Joel Kahn
    Chapter 4
                    Dr. Joel Fuhrman
    Chapter 5
  Dr. Sarah Hallberg
    Chapter 6
                    Dr. Jason Fung
    Chapter 7
                   Dr. Michelle Magee
    Chapter 8
         Dr. J. Murray Hockings
    Chapter 9
                   Dr. Vern cherewatenko
    Chapter 10
                  Dr.Gabriel Cousens
    Chapter 11
                  Dr. Richard K. Bernstein
    Chapter 12
                  Dr. Alexa Fleckenstein

Latest Scientific Research In Reversing Diabetes - Eat 80 % raw fruits/vegetables;          
16 hours Fasting: 8 Hours Eating Time; Eliminate Dairy, Wheat, Rice, Oil; Only Vegan Food

                                               Chapter 1  


ABOUT Dr. Dean Ornish :
Contact Information :
Address                 :    900 Bridgeway Ste 1, Sausalito, CA 94965.
Phone Number    :    805-963-0225
Email                     :
Website                 :
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EDUCATION : Student : Dean Ornish earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address. Dr. Ornish received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine. He was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 2) Professor :Dr. Ornish is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. 3) ADVISOR: Dr. Ornish was appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He is a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco Food Bank and the J. Craig Venter Institute. He was elected to the California Academy of Medicine and chaired the Google Health Advisory Council (2007-2009). He has been a physician consultant to President Clinton since 1993 and to several bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress. He consulted with the chefs at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One to cook more healthfully (1993-2000).
President Clinton has talked publicly about following Dr. Ornish’s program for reversing heart disease.

Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Dean Ornish

The major complication of Type 2 Diabetes is Coronary Heart Disease
, which our program has proven to help prevent and even reverse. Also, we have data from over a thousand diabetics (Type 2) showing that they can reduce their Hemoglobin A1c by following our program from above 7.0 to below 7.0.
“Be more mindful about reducing your consumption of sugars and refined carbs”
No Added Fat or Animal Protein Necessary : According to the American Diabetes Association, if you can keep it below 7.0 then you can prevent all the complications of Type 2 Diabetes. You do not need to add more fat or animal protein to your diet, but you do need to be more mindful about reducing your consumption of sugars and refined carbs (white flower, white rice and alcohol).
Consume Whole Fruit :    Also avoid drinking fruit juices and instead consume the whole fruit. Fiber will slow the absorption of food from your gut into your bloodstream, thereby reducing the spikes in blood sugar that cause your body to secrete too much insulin.
Most people who follow our program are able to reduce or even get off of their Diabetes medication under their doctor’s supervision.


Chapter 2

ABOUT Dr. Neal Bernard :

Contact Information :
Address                  :   5100 Wisconsin Ave.,N.W.,Ste.400,Washington DC,20016
Phone Number     :   202-686-2210
Email                      :
Website                  :
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Education :   Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of Barnard Medical Center. Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award, and has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes,funded by the National Institutes of Health.Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.                                    

                              As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He hosts four PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.                       Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.

Barnard Medical Center :

                       In 2015, Dr. Barnard founded the nonprofit Barnard Medical Center, which opened in January 2016, in Washington, D.C. Barnard Medical’s board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians provide complete primary care. Barnard Medical also helps patients tackle the causes of illness, with extra attention on improving health through prevention and nutrition. Barnard Medical takes advantage of years of research conducted by the Physicians Committee research team and other researchers, showing how a new approach to medicine and nutrition could help prevent and reverse serious health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, migraines, and arthritis. Barnard Medical’s focus on nutrition includes comprehensive nutrition counseling with registered dietitians and group cooking classes.  
   Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Neal Barnard
                       If you have diabetes or are concerned about developing it, this program could change the course of your life. Although diabetes is a serious illness that all too often leads to heart problems, nerve damage, blindness, stroke, or kidney failure, it doesn’t have to be that way.     Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes outlines a completely new dietary approach to preventing, controlling, and even reversing diabetes. The program is based on a series of research studies Dr. Barnard and his colleagues have conducted over the years, the latest funded by the National Institutes of Health. Published in the August 2006 issue of Diabetes Care, that study found Dr. Barnard’s program to be three times more effective than the American Diabetes Association dietary guidelines at controlling blood sugar.    The studies also show that by adopting a low-fat vegetarian diet—free of all animal products and added vegetable oils—individuals can lower their cholesterol, reduce their blood pressure, and lose weight. Best of all, the diet doesn’t demand one count calories, cut portion sizes, or give up all carbohydrates. On the contrary, you can eat as much as you want.  The book explains how the diet actually alters what goes on in an individual’s cells. Rather than just compensate for malfunctioning insulin, like other treatment plans, Dr. Barnard’s program helps repair how the body uses insulin.

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Chapter 3

ABOUT Dr. Joel Kahn
Contact Information :
Address                      :      Bloomfield Location (Emcura Clinic)
                                           4050 West Maple Road, Suite 108
                                           Bloomfield Township, MI 48301.
Phone Number         :      (248) 731-7412
Website                      :
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Education :   Dr. Joel Kahn is a plant based cardiologist whose personal mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks over the next two years. The 1 Million Heart Attacks Prevented Goal is embraced by the U.S. Department Health & Human Services and the Surgeon General. Dr. Kahn’s brand of cardiology combines the best of Western and complementary therapies for total healing. He is known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc” and graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Kahn has been practicing invasive, interventional and preventive cardiology in Detroit since 1990.

He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Kahn received a certification from the University of South Florida in Metabolic Cardiology, and became the first physician to complete the program in the world. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine has also certified Dr. Kahn in Metabolic Cardiology.  Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kahn has improved the lives and vitality of thousands of his patients taking many of them from chronic health to vibrant living. His devotion to patient care has earned him Top Honors and he has been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cardiology for many years straight. His passion for education and prevention is recognized by his patients and peer doctors alike. Reader’s Digest magazine selected Dr. Kahn for their Holistic Heart Doc column and their publishing arm published his book, The Whole Heart Solution, an Amazon #1 Top Selling book. His second book, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses, was published in 2015 and is on the Bestseller List as well. Dr. Kahn medical views are published by the Huffington Post and Mind Body Green (combined circulation 50.1 million unique monthly visitors) and he is a frequent radio, TV and Podcast guest. Dr Kahn also appears regularly on Fox TV 2 in Detroit as a health commentator and a Member of the Yahoo Health Advisory Board. To learn more about Dr Kahn, visit .
Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Joel Kahn :
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: An Urgent Call to Action By Joel Kahn, M.D.
         The explosion of Type 2 diabetes following the epidemic of obesity in Western countries is well known. The implications for a rise in heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and amputations is overwhelming. Type 2 diabetes is to a large part a food-borne illness associated with excess calories and processed foods. Logic would have it that if poor food choices and obesity result in Type 2 diabetes, then better food choices and weight loss reverse the disease.
       The ability to reverse Type 2 seems so obvious that further scientific studies might seem superfluous. Dr. Neal Barnard previously demonstrated the superiority of a plant-based diet and weight loss to standard diets in Type 2 diabetes. My friend Marc Ramirez, a former University of Michigan right guard, developed Type 2 diabetes following weight gain in his 30s. On multiple medications for “management” of his disease, he was not aware of the potential to reverse it. After viewing the documentary Forks Over Knives he immediately transitioned to a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet just over four years ago. He lost weight easily and within a few months was off all medications with normal lab results. He remains free of medication to this point and has normal laboratory values.     
        More hope comes from new data available this week. The new study involved 30 volunteers with Type 2 diabetes who followed a 600-700 calorie diet consisting of three diet shakes a day and 240 grams of non-starchy vegetables for eight weeks. Some had been treated for diabetes for up to 23 years. After eight weeks their usual diet was resumed but at one-third of their prior caloric intake and they were followed for six months. They were seen monthly.
           What was found? Thirteen of the volunteers were free of Type 2 diabetes after six months of maintenance diet. Participants lost on average 30 pounds. Many remained overweight or obese but had lost enough to allow normal insulin production and action.
        Lead researcher Professor Roy Taylor commented that, “What we have shown is that it is possible to reverse your diabetes, even if you have had the condition for a long time, up to around 10 years. If you have had the diagnosis for longer than that, then don’t give up hope — major improvement in blood sugar control is possible. The study also answered the question that people often ask me — if I lose the weight and keep the weight off, will I stay free of diabetes? The simple answer is yes! The bottom line is that if a person really wants to get rid of their Type 2 diabetes, they can lose weight, keep it off and return to normal. This is good news for people who are very motivated to get rid of their diabetes.”
         While a larger trial of nearly 300 subjects is underway, the concept that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, and not just managed, continues to build momentum as the best solution to the growing epidemic of “diabesity.”

Chapter 4

 DR. JOEL FUHRMAN,M.D.                  
ABOUT Dr. Joel Fuhrman :
Contact Information :  
Address                   :    4 Walter E.Foran Blvd.,Suite 408,Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone Number      :     (908) 237-0200
Email                       :
Website                   :
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Joel Fuhrman (born December 2, 1953), is an American author, physician, speaker, and media personality who advocates what he calls a micronutrient-rich diet. A former competitive figure skater, he suffered a serious injury which removed him from competition. He says an Alternative medicine therapy helped speed his recovery and led him to become a physician. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease, also referred to as a nutritarian or restrictive diet, as well as promoting his products and books. He has written several books promoting his dietary approaches and sells a related line of nutrition related products. As of April 2013, his book Eat to Live was on the New York Times bestseller paperback Advice & Misc. list for 90 weeks.
Life and career :    Fuhrman was born in New York, New York, on December 2, 1953. He was a competitor in the amateur figure skating circuit. He was a member of the US World Figure Skating Team and placed second in the US National Pairs Championship in 1973. In 1973, he suffered a heel injury which prevented him from competing. He followed an "irregular cure" from a naturopath which included a long fast and led Fuhrman to become interested in alternative medicine. He came in 3rd place at the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship in Jaca, Spain, skating with his sister, Gale Fuhrman, but due to the short-term massive muscle loss from the fast was unable to make the Olympic team. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician and serves as Director of Research for the Nutritional Research Foundation.

Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Joel Fuhrman
5 Best Foods for Diabetes :  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S., and doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease - our food choices can either prevent or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes.  Many conventional diabetes diets rely on meat or grains as the major calorie source. However, these strategies have serious drawbacks. High-nutrient, low glycemic load (GL) foods are the optimal foods for diabetics, and these foods also help to prevent diabetes in the first place:                                                                                 
  1. Green vegetables: Nutrient-dense green vegetables – leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and other green vegetables – are the most important foods to focus on for diabetes prevention and reversal. Higher green vegetable consumption is associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and among diabetics, higher green vegetable intake is associated with lower HbA1c levels.A recent meta-analysis found that greater leafy green intake was associated with a 14 percent decrease in risk of type 2 diabetes. One study reported that each daily serving of leafy greens produces a 9 percent decrease in risk.
  2. Non-starchy vegetables: Non-green, non-starchy vegetables like mushrooms, onions, garlic, eggplant, peppers, etc. are essential components of a diabetes prevention (or diabetes reversal) diet. These foods have almost nonexistent effects on blood glucose and are packed with fiber and phytochemicals.                                                                                                                                
  3. Beans: Beans, lentils, and other legumes are the ideal carbohydrate source. Beans are low in GL due to their moderate protein and abundant fiber and resistant starch, carbohydrates that are not broken down in the small intestine. This reduces the amount of calories that can be absorbed from beans; plus, resistant starch is fermented by bacteria in the colon, forming products that protect against colon cancer. Accordingly, bean and legume consumption is associated with reduced risk of both diabetes and colon cancer.
  4. Nuts and seeds: Nuts are low in GL, promote weight loss, and have anti-inflammatory effects that may prevent the development of insulin resistance.The Nurses’ Health Study found a 27 percent reduced risk of diabetes in nurses who ate five or more servings of nuts per week. Among nurses who already had diabetes, this same quantity reduced the risk of heart disease by 47 percent.
  5. Fresh fruit: Fruits are rich in fiber and antioxidants, and are a nutrient-dense choice for satisfying sweet cravings. Eating three servings of fresh fruit each day is associated with an 18 percent decrease in risk of diabetes. For those who are already diabetic, I recommend sticking to low sugar fruits like berries, kiwi, oranges, and melon to minimize glycemic effects.  
 This approach works. In a recent study on type 2 diabetics following this diet,we found that 90 percent of participants were able to come off all diabetic medications, and the mean HbA1c after one year was 5.8, which is in the non-diabetic (normal) range. A diet of vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and fresh fruit can prevent and even reverse diabetes while promoting long-term health.
           Learn more about using these foods to fight diabetes in my book The End of Diabetes. In Reversing Diabetes Book, I outline my plan for preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes using superior nutrition, not drugs. No one has to have type 2 diabetes, and those with type 1 diabetes can improve their life expectancy, health and quality of life with this plan.  

  Chapter 5

ABOUT Dr. Sarah Hallberg
Contact Information :
Address                 :   1500 Salem Street,Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone Number    :   765.838.7226
Email                     :
Website                 :
EDUCATION : School of Medicine: Des Moines University and Osteopathic Medical Center Residency: St. Vincent Hospital : HOSPITALS & AFFILIATIONS: Hospital Privileges : IU Health Arnett : Physician Group : IU Health Arnett Physicians

Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Sarah Hallberg
Reversing type 2 diabetes:  Type 2 diabetes is either caused by insulin resistance or being unable to produce enough insulin.

As Hallberg points out, “Diabetes is a state of carbohydrate toxicity. Insulin resistance is a state of carbohydrate intolerance.”
“Carbohydrate intake is the single biggest factor in blood sugar levels and therefore the need for medication,” Hallberg adds, before addressing the general recommendations regarding carbohydrate intake for type 2s. It should be noted that Hallberg is only referring to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), but we’ll come to the NHS and Diabetes UK a little later. “The general recommendations are to tell patients with type 2 to consume 40-65g of carbohydrate per meal, plus more at snacks. We are essentially recommending that they eat exactly what’s causing their problem,” says Hallberg.  Hallberg highlights a pattern of what this means for type 2 patients who are treated with insulin: After eating carbs, glucose levels increase as does the need for insulin, which, as insulin is our fat storage hormone, hunger fat is then stored, making it harder to lose weight.
          She adds: “The ADA guidelines specifically state that there is inconclusive evidence to recommend a specific carbohydrate limit. Nowhere in the ADA guidelines is the aim of reversing type 2 diabetes. This needs to be changed because type 2 can be reversed, in many if not most situations, especially if we start early.”  “When our patients decrease their carbs, their glucose goes down and they don’t need as much insulin. Their insulin levels drop fast. Low-carb intervention works so fast that we can literally pull people off hundreds of units of insulin in days to weeks,” Hallberg says.   
Can type 2 diabetes be cured?
                    Medical guidelines may say no, but Hallberg retorts that if patients follow the low-carb, high-fat diet, they can at least be free of diabetes. “Cured would imply that it can’t come back, and if they start eating excessive carbs again it will, but they don’t have diabetes any longer,” she says.

 Chapter 6

ABOUT Dr. Jason Fung

Contact Information :
Address                     :     78 Corporate Drive, Unit 10,Scarborough, Ontario,M1H 3G4
Phone Number        :     +1 – 416 – 279 – 0855
Email                         :
Website                     :
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Overview :   The Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) Program was developed by Dr. Jason Fung and is based in Toronto, Canada. The program focuses on treating our generation’s great epidemic – metabolic syndrome. This is a spectrum of disease including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Diabetes puts people further at risk for heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) including amputation, blindness, kidney disease and more.

IDM Program Medical Director :
                   Dr. Fung is a Toronto based nephrologist.  He completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He joined Scarborough General Hospital in 2001 where he continues to practice.
Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Jason Fung
A ‘CURE’ FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES: DR JASON FUNG’S 2 EASY STEPS: Are you a type 2 diabetic, pre-diabetic or have a family history of diabetes? If so, this is one of the most important blogs you’ll ever read. It’s by Canadian nephrologist Dr Jason Fung.
He doesn’t tell patients that type 2 diabetes is chronic, progressive and incurable. He says that is actually a ‘big, fat lie’.
Fung had a Damascene moment a few years ago. He realised he was giving his diabetic, obese patients the wrong treatment. He was prescribing insulin according to orthodox medical protocols. He was making his patients fatter and sicker. Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, Fung says. In other words, it’s a disease of excess insulin. It is a dietary disease, he says, and you can’t cure dietary disease with drugs.  Here’s a shortened version of Fung’s blog with a link to the full version.  – Marika Sboros
By Jason Fung :   Most doctors, dietitians and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease. The American Diabetes Association almost proudly proclaims this on its website. Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. But it’s actually a great big lie: Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for the more than 50% of American adults who are diagnosed pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognizing this truth is the crucial first step in reversing your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Actually, it something most people already instinctively recognized to be true.                                                                                                                                                                                          
               Suppose your friend is diagnosed as diabetic, then works hard to lose 50 pounds. He takes himself off all his medications and his blood sugars are now normal. What would you say to him? Probably something like “Great job. You’re really taking care of yourself. Keep it up!”    What you wouldn’t say is something like “You’re such a dirty, filthy liar. My doctor says this is a chronic and progressive disease so you must be lying to me.” It seems perfectly obvious that diabetes reversed because your friend lost all that weight. And that’s the point:
The disease is reversible.
                         We’ve known this all along. But only diet and lifestyle changes will reverse it,  NOT medications. The most important thing, of course, is to lose weight. But the diabetes medications don’t do this. Quite the contrary. Insulin, for example is notorious for causing weight gain. Patients intuitively sense that they are heading down the wrong path.
                           They would often say to me, “Doctor. You’ve always said that weight loss is the key to reversing diabetes. Yet you prescribed me a drug that made me gain 25 pounds. How is that good?” I never had a good answer, because none existed. It was not good. The key was weight loss, whereupon the diabetes often goes away or at least gets significantly better. So, logically, insulin does not help reverse the disease, but actually worsens it.
                             Other medications such as metformin or the DPP4 drug class are weight neutral. While this won’t make things worse, they won’t make things better either. Since weight loss is the key to reversing type 2 diabetes, medications won’t make things better. Medications make blood sugars better, but not the diabetes.
                             We can pretend the disease is better, but that doesn’t make it true. That’s the reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes a chronic and progressive disease. We’ve been using the wrong treatment.
We’ve been prescribing drugs for a dietary disease. No wonder it doesn’t work.
So, how can you reverse your diabetes?
The essential feature of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes is that our bodies are completely filled with sugar. It’s not just too much sugar in the blood. There’s too much sugar in our entire body. Imagine our bodies to be a sugar bowl. A bowl of sugar. When we are young, our sugar bowl is empty.
                    Over decades, we eat too much of the wrong things – sugary cereals, desserts, white bread. The sugar bowl gradually fills up with sugar until completely full. The next time you eat, sugar comes into the body, but the bowl is full. It spills out into the blood.
                     Insulin is a normal hormone produced when we eat. Its job is to allow glucose into the cells. When it is no longer able to do it, glucose piles up outside the cell in the blood, and it is called insulin resistance. But why does this happen?The cells are already over-filled with glucose (see Dr Fung’s previous post – A New Paradigm, and Insulin Resistance is Good?). Like trying to blow air into an over-inflated balloon, it simply takes more force. The cell resists the glucose because it’s completely full. Insulin resistance is an overflow phenomenon. Here’s the thing. If you are taking more and more medications to keep your blood sugars at the same level, your diabetes is getting worse! Even if your blood sugars get better, your diabetes is getting worse. This is unfortunately what happens to virtually every patient. The body is already overflowing with sugar. The medications only hide the blood sugar by cramming it into the engorged body.
                    The body is already overflowing with sugar. The medications only hide the blood sugar by cramming it into the engorged body. The diabetes looks better, since you can only see the blood sugars. Doctors can congratulate themselves on an illusion of a job well done, even as the patient gets continually sicker. Patients require ever increasing doses of medications and yet still suffer with heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, kidney failure, amputations and blindness.
“Oh well,” the doctor tells himself, “It’s a chronic, progressive disease”.
What happens over time – 10, 20 years?                                                 
                       Every single part of the body just starts to rot. This is precisely why type 2 diabetes, unlike virtually any other disease, affects every part of our body. Your eyes rot – and you go blind. Your kidneys rot – and you need dialysis. Your heart rots – and you get heart attacks and heart failure. Your brain rots – and you get Alzheimers disease. Your liver rots – and you get fatty liver disease. Your legs rot – and you get diabetic foot ulcers. Your nerves rot – and you get diabetic neuropathy.
                     Medications and insulin do nothing to slow down the progression of this organ damage, because they do not eliminate the toxic sugar load from our body. We’ve known this inconvenient fact since 2008. No less than seven multinational, multi-centre, randomized controlled trials of tight blood glucose control with medications (ACCORD,ADVANCE, VADT,ORIGIN, TECOS, ELIXA, SAVOR) failed to demonstrate reductions in heart disease, the major killer of diabetic patients. We pretended that medications to lower blood sugar makes people healthier.
But it has only been a lie. You can’t use drugs to cure a dietary disease.
                       There are really only two ways to get rid of the excessive sugar in the body. The best part? It’s all natural and completely free. No drugs. No surgery. No cost.
Step 1 – Don’t put sugar in                       
                    The first step is to eliminate all sugar and refined starches from your diet. Sugar has no nutritional value and and therefore, you can eliminate it. Starches are simply long chains of sugars. Highly refined starches such as flour or white rice are quickly broken down by digestion into glucose. This is quickly absorbed into the blood and raises blood sugar. For example, eating white bread increases blood sugars very quickly.                  Doesn’t it seem self-evident that we should avoid foods that raise blood sugars because the body eventually absorbs them? The optimum strategy is to eat little or no refined carbohydrates.   The body also converts too much dietary protein  into glucose. Therefore, you should avoid eating too much protein as this, too will only add sugar to the body.                    Dietary fat, long shunned for its purported effect of causing heart disease, is back. Natural fats, such as found in avocado, nuts and olive oil are well known to have healthy effects on both heart disease and diabetes.   The Mediterranean diet, high in natural fats, is well accepted to be a healthy diet. Dietary cholesterol is also shown to have no harmful effect on the human body. Eggs and butter are back.  Most importantly, stick to eating whole, natural, unprocessed foods.
Step 2 – Burn it off
                   Fasting is the simplest, fastest method to force your body to burn sugar for energy. Glucose in the blood is the most easily accessible source of energy for the body. Fasting is merely the flip side of eating. When you eat, your body stores food energy. When you fast, your body burns food energy. If you simply lengthen out your periods of fasting, you can burn off the stored sugar.   While it may sound severe, fasting is at least 2000 years old. It is the oldest dietary therapy known. We only need to lead our bodies down the healing pathway and have the courage to apply our hard-won knowledge.

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ABOUT Dr. Michelle Magee
Contact Information :
Address                  :     110 Irving Street NW,
                                      East Building Room 4114
                                      Washington, DC 20010
Phone Number     :     (202) 877-2383
Website                  :
Overciew : Specialties : Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (Primary); certified in 1987: Clinical Areas of Focus : Thyroid Diseases : Diabetes : Endocrinology
About the Provider
Michelle Magee, MD, is director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute and an associate professor of medicine of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Magee is a clinician, researcher, and educator.

Managing Your Diabetes :     Michelle Magee, MD, explains why type-2 diabetes is on the rise across all generations, genetic factors surrounding the disease, and lifestyle factors you can shift in order to get control of your blood sugar. Dr. Magee also discusses when you should consider insulin therapy, as well as new medications and advances in insulin delivery methods.
Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. Michelle Magee
Most of our clients have heard at least one doctor tell them that diabetes in a chronic, degenerative condition that gets worse over time, not better. The longer you have diabetes, the more problems you get expect and it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll develop complication, it’s a matter of “when”.                Why would your doctor tell you that? Because it’s true. If you follow the standard recommendations prescribed by the ADA and most well-intentioned but mis-informed doctors, that is exactly what will happen. If you ignore the true cause of diabetes, and only treat the symptoms with medication, without making the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle, your condition will get worse over time, not better. But, that’s not your only choice.  You can make the decision to do something different. You can attack your condition and get control of it, rather than letting your diabetes control and ruin your life. You can find and address the root cause of your condition and actually get better over time instead of getting worse. In all likelihood, you can avoid the complications of diabetes. Last year, a landmark new study was published in the well-respected medical journal Diabetologia, which showed that type 2 diabetes, in fact could be reversed. They put a group of patients on a special diet for eight weeks and watched as these patients actually got better. Their blood sugars came down, they lost weight, and their HgA1c scores improved dramatically. Many of them were able to eliminate medication. The researchers discussed how the pancreatic, insulin-producing beta cells in some of these patients actually regenerated and began working better. Why don’t doctors know about this? They do. At least some of them do. Amber Taylor, MD, an endocrinologist who cares for diabetic patients said, “it’s possible for those in the early stages of type 2 diabetes to reverse the disease”. She continued, “We have pretty good evidence, that lifestyle change is really the key. Lifestyle change is better than any drug we have on the market for reversing and preventing diabetes.”
In a CNN report, Michelle Magee, MD, director of the Medstar Diabetes Institute in Washington said, “We have seen numerous people reverse their condition, but it takes a real dedication for the rest of their lives.” Even the conservative “Diabetes Self-Management” magazine published an article in June of 2012 describing how type 2 diabetes may be reversible. They described five different approaches to reverse diabetes and shared patient stories to illustrate each method. What did all of these methods have in common? Intensive diet and lifestyle changes.   Unfortunately, in practice however, it seems to be a different story. Instead of doctors taking the time to sit down with their patients and encourage them to make real dietary and lifestyle changes, patients are typically hurried in and out of the office. In today’s corporate, insurance-driven medical system, patient volume often takes priority over quality of care and spending time to educate and empower patients.
The traditional primary care or endocrinology practice is ill-equipped to spend the hours, weeks, and months coaching, educating, monitoring, and motivating their patients to make the lifestyle changes necessary to reverse diabetes. When confronted, many doctors feel that even if they had the time, patients wouldn’t follow through anyway. We customize a program that fits each client and we help them implement and follow the plan week in and week out to ensure success. We provide a community of like-minded, supportive doctors, nurses, and educators as well as advanced peer-support to motivate and encourage you forward.
                                                        Chapter 8
           DR. J. MURRAY HOCKINGS,D.C.,D.PSc.
About Dr. J. Murray Hockings

Contact Information :
Address                   :     Dr. J. Murray Hockings, D.C.
                                        5050 Quorum Drive, Suite 700
                                         Dallas, Texas 75254.
Phone Number      :     (800) 321-9054
Email                       :
Website                   :
Education :   McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Science Major 1983-84 Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada – Science Major 1984-85 Niagara College, Welland, Ontario, Canada – Science Major 1985 Brenau College, Marietta, Georgia – Science Major 1986 Life University, Marietta, Georgia – Doctor of Chiropractic program 1986-90 (formerly Life Chiropractic College) – extensive focus in the following areas: Functional Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, Embryology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Osteology, Bacteriology, Virology, Pathology, Radiology, Parasitology, Mycology, Immunology, Orthopedic Diagnosis, Clinical Diagnosis, Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Neurodiagnosis, Gastro-Intestinal, Genito-Urinary, Toxicology, Geriatrics, Clinical Psychology, Integrated Diagnosis and Advanced Wellness Link To Doctor of Chiropractic Curriculum.
DEGREES/ LICENCES /CERTIFICATIONS :   Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) 1990 Board Certified ~ National Board of Chiropractic 1990 State of California Doctor of Chiropractic License 1992 .
WORK EXPERIENCE : Associate Chiropractor – Desert Chiropractic, Palm Desert, California 1991-1992 Owner – 5 Health Care Offices (Indian Wells, CA; Cathedral City, CA; Brawley, CA; La Quinta, CA; Irvine, CA) 1992-2012 Founder/C.E.O. – Help Your Diabetes, Dallas, Texas 2010-present Author – written 5 books 1997-present Public Speaker – given over 1,000 lectures/seminars the past 26 years covering Diabetes, health, wellness, thyroid disease, heart disease and nutrition 1991-present.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE :  26 years experience; seen over 20,000 patients with the following conditions; diabetes, hypothyroid, heart disease, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, herniated discs, arthritis, fibromyalgia, arm pain, leg pain, carpal tunnel syndrome.
MEMBERSHIPS : American Holistic Medical Association American Diabetes Association (ADA)
POST DOCTORATE TRAINING :      Functional Endocrinology – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS Case Studies & Principles in Functional Endocrinology – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS Neurotransmitters and the Brain – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS.
BOOKS (available on :
• Imagine Living Without Type 2 Diabetes
• Send Your Doctor Packing
Diabetes Reversal - By Dr. J. Murray Hockings
Introduction :  According to the National Diabetes Education Program, “Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.” According to WebMD, A very knowledgeable website, “Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common metabolic disorder in which the body does not use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that enables glucose to enter cells and provide the body with its main source of energy.”   
Overtime, if not properly watched and attended  to, Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious problems with blood pressure, heart, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. All these problems can be very scary and life altering, unless a patient learns to reverse this terrible disease.

Contrary to popular belief, diabetes can be reversed through diet and lifestyle changes.
Help Your Diabetes, or commonly referred  to as HYD, is a company that has based their  entire findings  around helping type 2 diabetics reverse this disease, Get off their diabetic medications, and  stabilize their metabolism.
Purpose :   The purpose of the study is to show improvement with Type  2 Diabetes by going through the HYD  Program. The scale of improvement will be determined by the patient’s ability to reduce or eliminate diabetic medications, and lose weight to show metabolic success. We also base success on the program  in the study if the patient is able to reduce or eliminate blood pressure medications, as high blood pressure is closely tied to type 2 diabetes.
Background on company & CEO :   Dr. J. Murray Hockings is the founder and CEO of HYD. Dr. Hockings was affected by diabetes at a young age of 18, when he watched the disease take the life  of his Aunt Lily. He saw his two small cousins have to be raisedwithout their mom because of diabetes. Since her death he has dedicated his  life’s mission to helping type 2 diabetics reverse this condition and get off their  medication. Dr. Hockings specializes in Functional Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, and many  more. Dr. Hockings has dedicated his career to Type 2 diabetics where he has seen over 17,000 patients and has the success rate of 100% with patients blood sugar lowering, when the patient follows the program. Dr. Hockings designed this program with the intent to get type 2 diabetics off the medications that are hurting them more in the long run.
Patient info :      As stated before, Dr. Hockings has seen over 17,000 patients in his  career but we have based this case study off  of just 30 recent patients in the HYD program. All patients in the program have attended an educational seminar where they witnessed Dr. Hockings talk about the  side effects of being on Type 2 diabetic  medications for long periods of time. It is important to note that no two  bodies are the same, and every person’s mindset is in a different place. Regardless of differences, patients learn that they must pass two qualifications in order to be in the HYD program. The two qualifications are as followed: 1) The patient is a type 2 diabetic as diagnosed by their primary doctor, and  2) The patient is currently taking diabetic medications. It is commonly found that many patients that join the HYD Program take other medications related to their diabetes, which include, but not limited to medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol as well. Before entering the HYD program, it is very common for patients to feel sick, be overweight, have other related health issues concerned with their diet, and lethargic when it comes to  their energy levels. Many patients have trouble with neuropathy, their nerves, and walking.  All he patients in the study have A1C’s ranging from  6.0-12.5. Based off  the study of 30 patients, the average diabetic is taking anywhere between 6-8 medications, sometimes more depending on the patient’s health situation. The list of medications include their  diabetic medications, blood pressure medications, heart medicine and cholesterol medications. The goals of every patient is the same, starting the HYD program. The first goal is to reduce or eliminate their medication intake. Some  patients have the goal of losing weight and regaining their energy levels. Lastly, according to patient feedback “many of the patients are tired of being sick and tired.” With every lifestyle change, there are challenges that the patient's face entering the program, which  vary from patient to patient as well. Some patients face a challenge  of self-belief, on whether they can stick to the program and be disciplined enough to do so. Another common challenge is giving up some of  their favorite foods, and caffeine. After they enter the program, we see the successful results of their challenges and obstacles.
HYD Program :   The HYD program is a nutritional wellness program that helps normalize metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels. The program has several key parts. After commitment to the program, they are signed on for a 2-6 month program depending on severity of the disease. Some patients take longer to get off insulin as it has become a regular habit for them in their  daily routine, and other medications and symptoms determine the length of program as well. Other factors that play a role in program length are age, how long patients have been  on medications as well as how many they take on a daily routine, and symptoms of patients. The program is designed around a meal plan, a cleanse of the kidney and livers, a personalized report from one of the team’s doctors explaining the choice of supplement support for their bodies deficiencies, and unlimited phone support from one of the team’s doctors as well.

Results :     All patients that follow the program reduce or eliminate their diabetic medications, lose weight, or personally expressed having more energy. These results are based off the diligence and compliance of each patient. If  the patient was not strict and did not adhere to the  new lifestyle change, they did not  see the same results of those who did.The average weight loss for the 30 patients researched was 20 lbs. Again, many of the patients lost more than 20 lbs, even as much as 50  lbs. For one patient. Most patients were able to reduce or eliminate their  blood pressure medications as well, seeing how high blood pressure has been tied to Type 2 diabetes. In order to reduce the BP medications, they needed to stabilize a normal reading between 100-130/ 50-85. It was also found  in the  results that patients were able to eliminate cholesterol medications and found that they were no longer needed.  For specific results, please see attached chart  on each individual’s patient’s success in the program.The chart exemplifies the list of medications  for each patient, and what  they were able to reduce or eliminate. See attached  excel sheet for results.

Conclusion :   In Conclusion, it is apparent from the results that the HYD program is able to reduce and eliminate type 2 diabetic medications. It is also clear that the program offers  an overall  health and wellness program as many of the patients were able to lose  weight and as well as reduce other medications  tied to Type 2 diabetes. The HYD program shows successful results in bettering the overall wellness of each patient in entering the program. They enter the program with one goal in mind, which is to reduce or eliminate all Type 2 medications, but walk away with a much better experience then they imagined. The program emphasizes “lifestyle changes” to each patient where they choose to change their lives  for the better.


Chapter 9

DR. VERN CHERWATENKO,M.D.                   
About Dr. Vern Cherewatenko

Contact Information :
Address                    :    320 106th Ave Ne,Suite A
                                       Bellevue, WA 98004.
Phone Number       :   (206) 362-1111
Website                    :
Website link           :

Overview :  Dr. Vern Cherewatenko is a family medicine doctor in Bellevue, Washington. He received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Specialties & Qualifications :Specialty: Family Medicine

Family medicine doctors are primary-care physicians trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and families. Subspecialties: General Family Medicine

Education & Medical Training : Valley Medical Center , Residency , Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Medical School

Certifications & Licensure: WA State Medical License, Active through 2016.

About the Author : Vern S. Cherewatenko, M.D., is a family physician in private practice and founder of HealthMax Incorporated, a company specializing in functional medicine with emphasis on diabetes, obesity, stress, nutritional biochemistry, and longevity medicine. He is cofounder of the American Association of Patients and Providers (AAPP), a nonprofit organization advocating commonsense changes in healthcare. Dr. Cherewatenko conducts community seminars nationally on female stress, diabetes, obesity, and other issues and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, and on the cover of U.S. News & World Report. He and his family live in Renton, Washington.

Diabetes Reversal By - Dr. Vern cherewatenko                 
Diabetes is called the silent disease because it usually sneaks up on you without warning. It can start with feelings of overwhelming tiredness, or a need to eat even though you feel full to capacity. It sometimes shows up as blurry vision or as flashes of light. You might have a headache that lingers long past the aspirin you have taken to get rid of it, or a cut or sore that just doesn't heal.   Like most people, you will ignore these early signs by blaming them on stress or too little rest. After a while, the silent disease becomes too noisy to ignore. You know something is wrong that should be attended to by a doctor. After hearing your symptoms, the doctor suspects that you may have diabetes. Still, a diagnosis can't be made until at least a random plasma glucose test is done.  Can Diabetes Be Cured?   :   
I have been asked this question many times by people who are facing a lifetime of diabetes drugs.  The simple answer I give is a qualified YES.
Type 2, or "age onset" diabetes, is usually considered a disease of lifestyle. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which usually begins before the age of twenty when the pancreas fails to produce insulin that the body needs to process energy, type 2 diabetes generally begins after the age of thirty and is caused by weight gain and physical inactivity. The combination of these two factors makes your muscles resistant to insulin, the hormone secreted by the pancreas that converts blood sugar, or glucose, into energy. Just as gasoline must be transported into the engine of a car for combustion to take place, glucose must be transported into your muscles for energy to be created. Insulin does that transporting.  If your muscles are resistant to insulin, or your pancreas isn't creating enough insulin, glucose builds up in your blood, making it a thick sludge that is hard for the heart to circulate. Blood with too much glucose clogs arteries, causing heart attacks, strokes, and a number of other very serious problems. Muscles that can't use large enough quantities of glucose waste away as nerves that don't get glucose die. The cause of insulin resistance isn't known and is called "Syndrome X," a name coined by Dr. Gerald Reaven of Stanford University.

                                              Chapter 10
About Dr.Gabriel Cousens
Contact Information :
Address                    :    Tree of Life Center US
                                       686 Harshaw Road
                                       Patagonia, AZ 85624.
Phone Number      :     1-866-394-2520
Website                   :
Website Link          :
Education :   Rabbi Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H.), N.D.(h.c.), D.D., Diplomate Ayurveda,Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicine Gabriel Cousens functions as a Holistic Physician, Homeopath, Psychiatrist, Family Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Chinese Herbalist. In addition, he’s a world leading diabetes researcher, ecological leader, spiritual master, founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Tree of Life Center US.  In addition, he’s a bestselling author of There Is a Cure for Diabetes, Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and Awakening of Kundalini, Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine, Creating Peace by Being Peace, Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment, and Depression Free for Life. He is considered one of the leading live-food vegan medical doctors, holistic physicians and the world expert on spiritual nutrition. Dr. Cousens is also recognized as “the fasting guru and detoxification expert” by the New York Times.     He graduated A cum laude from Amherst College where he was captain of an undefeated football team, and was selected as an All New England guard and middle linebacker. He was one of eleven National Scholar Athletes inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame. He received an M.D. degree from Columbia Medical School in 1969, and completed a psychiatry residency in 1973. He was one of eight selected for the NIMH Mental Health Career Development program, and served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Cousens was the Chief Mental Health Consultant for the Sonoma County Operation Head Start and a consultant for the California State Department of Mental Health. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA).  
                  Since 1973 Dr. Cousens has presented seminars on topics including health and nutrition, psycho-spiritual healing, meditation and spiritual awareness. He’s been part of the yoga world since 1973, and received much of his training and experience as a spiritual master and kundalini expert (he organized the first “Kundalini Crisis Clinic” in the world with Dr. Lee Sannella in 1976) during his seven-year sadhana with Swami Muktananda and his eleven-year sadhana with Swami Prakashananda. In 1981, Swami Prakashananda, Muktananda’s first liberated disciple, publicly recognized him as a “yogi of real spiritual attainment” who has “realized the innate perfection.” He was also acknowledged by Swami Muktananda just prior to his death in 1982.   Dr. Cousens has taught in forty countries around the world including the United States, England, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ethiopia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Italy, Spain, Amsterdam, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Croatia, India, Bali, Thailand, and Hong Kong and has spoken on diabetes treatment and prevention at medical schools in many of these countries. He is a co-founder of a West African NGO called WARES (West African Rural Health Empowerment Society), and has established health and diabetes prevention programs, children’s schools, and orphanages in 13 countries where over 1,200 children are being fed vegan food each week. He received the Cesar Chavez Award in 2013 for his nutritional and diabetes education of migrant farm workers in the U.S.     As a world peace worker, holistic physician, and highly trained spiritual teacher, Dr. Cousens weaves his comprehensive, unique background into his holistic healing and writing approach to support and inspire people into the sacred joy of being free and fully alive. For information about Dr. Cousens’ work and his programs and to sign up for his newsletter visit:
Diabetes Reversal By Dr. GABRIEL COUSENS, M.D.
            (NaturalNews) This is a "must listen" interview for anyone suffering from diabetes, obesity or blood sugar disorders. It's commercial-free and it's a free download of an MP3 file that will play on any computer or MP3 player. What you'll hear in this interview will absolutely astound you -- it rocks the world of conventional medicine and its failed diabetes treatments.  This is an interview with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona (

In this audio interview, you'll hear Dr. Cousens describe why and how consuming raw foods really works to initiate dramatic reductions in fasting blood sugar levels, effectively reversing diabetes in a matter of just a few weeks.
                This is essentially a cure for diabetes. Not coincidentally, Dr. Cousens is the author of the book There Is A Cure for Diabetes. The book documents the successes of eleven people who went on a raw foods diet and experienced rapid and remarkable improvements in physiology, including:

• Curing of both type-1 and type-2 diabetes.
• Rapid loss of body fat
• Rapid stabilization of blood sugar
• Remarkable improvements in cognitive function
Diabetes is "incurable?"                                                       
               Conventional medicine (and the American Diabetes Association) continues to insist that diabetes in incurable. The approach of conventional medicine, based on extremely toxic chemical medications and processed dead foods, simply does not work. It's actually quite toxic to patients rather than healing. Diabetes medications are well known to cause severe liver damage, for example.

              But the conscious consumption of raw living foods turns on the body's innate healing processes. This creates a rapid healing response that allows the body to reverse many of the physiological degeneration processes that created disease in the first place. That's why juicing and juice feasting have become such popular self-healing therapies for weight loss, diabetes reversal and enhanced longevity.

             Conventional medicine remains utterly ignorant of the healing power of raw living foods, preferring instead to rely on patented chemical medications that simply don't work to heal anyone or anything. No person suffering from diabetes has ever been cured of diabetes through pharmaceutical medications. It has never happened in the history of medicine. And yet type-2 diabetes can be cured at a rate of 90% - 95% with a raw living foods diet.     
                           Dr. Cousens' book There Is A Cure for Diabetes is available at booksellers everywhere, including
           By the way, the best new juicing machine for making your own raw living juices in your own kitchen is the Hurom Slow Juicer. It's a truly revolutionary machine that juices fruits, vegetables and grasses. It also makes fresh raw almond milk, pumpkin seed milk, sesame milk and other nut milks. Read my review here:…

Chapter 11

About Dr. Richard K. Bernstein
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Phone Number      :    1-800-798-6972
Email                       :
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Education :                                                                                               
                    Richard K. Bernstein (born June 17, 1934) is a physician and an advocate for a low-carbohydrate diabetes diet to help achieve normal blood sugars for diabetics. Bernstein has type 1 diabetes. His private medical practice in Mamaroneck, New York is devoted solely to treating diabetes and prediabetes. He is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, the American College of Endocrinology and The College of Certified Wound Specialists. He is the author of six books on diabetes and normalizing blood sugars.

Early life :   He was born in New York City in 1934.[1] In 1946, at the age of twelve, Bernstein developed type 1 diabetes. For more than two decades, Bernstein was what he calls, "an ordinary diabetic"—one who dutifully followed doctor's orders. Despite his diligence coping with the condition, the complications from his diabetes worsened over the years, by the time Bernstein reached his thirties, many of his body systems had begun to deteriorate.

Learning of the blood sugar meter :    In October 1969, Bernstein came across an advertisement in the trade journal Lab World. It was for a new blood glucose meter that would give a reading in 1 minute, using a single drop of blood. The device was intended for emergency staff at hospitals to distinguish unconscious diabetics from unconscious drunks. The instrument weighed three pounds, cost $650, and was only available to certified physicians and hospitals. Determined to take control of his situation, Bernstein asked his wife, a doctor, to order the instrument for him.

          Bernstein began to measure his blood sugar about 5 times each day and soon realized that the levels fluctuated significantly throughout the day. To even out his blood sugars, he adjusted his insulin regimen from one injection per day to two and experimented with his diet, notably by reducing his consumption of carbohydrates. Three years after Bernstein began monitoring his own blood sugar levels, his complications were still progressing and he began researching scientific articles about the disease. He discovered several studies on animals suggesting that complications from diabetes could be prevented, and even reversed, by normalizing blood sugars. This is in contrast to the extant treatment of diabetes which focused on Low-fat, High carbohydrate diets and on preventing hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis.

                   Bernstein set out to achieve normal blood sugars; within a year he had refined his insulin and diet to the point that they were relatively normal throughout the day. After years of chronic fatigue and complications, Bernstein felt healthy and energized. His serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels were now in the normal ranges, and friends commented that his complexion was no longer gray. He was an early and vocal advocate for self-monitoring of blood sugar by diabetics.

Medical school :      Bernstein believed that the same technique could be used to assist diabetics whose quality of life could vastly improve if they followed a similar lifestyle. Despite his effectiveness in treating his own condition, as one without medical credentials (his training was as an engineer) he had difficulty gaining the necessary attention of the medical field to change the standard treatment of diabetics. Bernstein wrote a paper describing his technique and attempted to get it published in many major medical journals, but none would accept it, in part because he was not an MD.[2] In 1977, he decided to give up his job and become a physician—"I couldn't beat 'em, so I had to join 'em."

At 45 years old, Bernstein entered the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1983 he opened his own medical practice near his home in Mamaroneck, New York.
          As of 2006, Bernstein had an HDL cholesterol of 118, LDL of 53, Triglycerides of 45, and average blood sugar of 83 mg/dl.[3] By 2008, at 74 years of age, Bernstein had surpassed the life expectancy of type 1 diabetics. He attributed his longevity to the low-carbohydrate dietary approach and lifestyle changes he had developed for diabetics.

Low-carbohydrate diabetes diet and treatment plan :                                                                                   

                 Bernstein's program for treating diabetes is highly regarded amongst his patients and achieves great blood sugar control, which reduces some or all of the complications associated with diabetes.[citation needed] The tradeoff is compliance with a very restricted diet and in many cases, frequent testing and insulin shots.
Bernstein strongly opposes the dietary guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. His dietary recommendations are in contradiction to most other diets.
Some of the highlights of his treatment program include:                                                                                                                                                                 
  • A very low carbohydrate diet to allow much tighter blood sugar control.
  • The allowed carbohydrate amounts are a maximum of 6 grams for breakfast, 12 grams for lunch, 12 grams for dinner for a combined maximum of 30 grams of carbohydrate per day for all patients regardless of age or body weight.
  • Avoiding all foods with added sugar or honey such as desserts, candies, and pastries; all foods made from grains and grain flours such as breads, cereals, pasta, and rice; all starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, tomatoes, and beans; all fresh or preserved fruits and fruit juices; all dairy products except for butter, cream, and fermented cheeses.

Professional The patient takes responsibility for blood sugar control including blood glucose testing up to 8 times per day.

  • Target blood glucose levels that are nearly constant for the entire day.

  • Weight loss for obese people with type 2 diabetes.

  • Exercise for all those with type 2 diabetes.

  • Basal and bolus dosing for insulin users.

He is director emeritus of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.

Diabetes Reversal By Dr. Richard K. Bernstein :
The simple, straightforward program that is detailed in his book Diabetes Solution, is based in good nutrition, healthy exercise, and (where necessary) small doses of medication. Dr. Bernstein will show you what he has learned during his 69 years of living with Type 1 diabetes and how, through intense research and experimentation he developed his unique but simple plan which has helped countless diabetics. “It’s astonishing no one thought of it before,” he says. “Many in the field of diabetes care still do not accept it!” But those who follow the program stick with it for one reason: it  works! Developed almost completely outside the mainstream of diabetology, his low carbohydrate solution has helped patients of various ages and symptoms, young and old. Achieving normal blood sugars is not as difficult as one might believe, and he has included case studies of patients who have experienced dramatic improvements in their diabetes.

                                                      Chapter 12
About Dr. Alexa Fleckenstein
Contact Information :
Address                   :     111 Seaver St,Brookline,MA 02445,USA
Phone Number      :     +1 617-834-9700
Website Link              :
Education :                                      
Educated (mathematics, philosophy, medicine) in Germany. Trained and board-certified in Internal Medicine in Boston/MA.
Dr. Fleckenstein's writing combines solid scientific knowledge with evidenced-based natural medicine. She is a uplifting speaker, in person and in the media.
When not writing, she enjoys her family, gardening, reading, writing - and plays cello badly.
Her new book "The Diabetes Cure - The 5-step Plan to Eliminate Hunger, Lose Weight, and Reverse Diabetes for Good!" is just out at Rodale's in October 2013. For a year or so it will be available only at Rodale's Direct Mail:
                                It is a great resource for everybody with type 2 diabetes - but also chock-full of health tips for everybody with any other inflammatory disease like arthritis, depression, overweight, "We don't need Nature - we ARE Nature! We need daily fresh food because humans have the same biochemistry as broccoli, apples, deer, herring, mushrooms, dill - to name a few." (Alexa Fleckenstein M.D.)

Diabetes Reversal By - Dr. Alexa Fleckenstein         
                  Many doctors tell their patients how to manage diabetes, but why should they simply manage it when they can be rid of it once and for all? In the Diabetes Cure, Alexa Fleckenstein presents a groundbreaking plan to do just that by targeting the real cause of diabetes: inflammation.                                                                     
                The book instructs readers on how to use the five essentials of health to achieve a diabetes-free life. Through easy, quick exercises (how does 5 minutes a day sound?); tasty, anti-inflammatory recipes; and many other innovative tips, Dr. Fleckenstein lays out a clear, manageable plan to leave diabetes behind. And ending the struggle with blood sugar is just the start, as this 5-step plan also teaches readers how to shed 5, 10, or even 50 pounds along the way.
Complete with success stories featuring people who followed the plan and not only lost weight (up to 50 pounds) but were also no longer diagnosed as diabetic, the Diabetes Cure teaches readers what's really causing their diabetes, shows them how to banish cravings once and for all, and provides the tools to help them take back control of their lives.
Website Link:  

SPICE - Method

Scientifically Planned Indian Creative Eating (SPICE) Method is a result-oriented tasty, delicious and spicy eating plan to achieve life-long health, higher energy & amazing creativity.

SPICE-Plan involves following key components:

1) 10:2:6 BLD Timing: Eat your dinner at LATEST by 6:00 PM. Have your breakfast at 10:00 AM. (Between 6:00 PM in the evening to next day 10:00 AM - keep complete fast - preferably dry fast - without water for 16 hours).

2) 80 Per Cent Vegetables: Fill 80 % of food plate with delicious and tasty salad with vegetables like Cabbage, Spinach, Radish, Carrot, Tomato, Onion, Garlic & Cucumber. Eat vegetables in raw form as far as possible. If needed you can have vegetable juice, soup, lightly cook the vegetables in pressure cook or pan. Have 10 % to 20 % of raw fruits like Strawberry, Cherry and other nutritious fruits. You can easily eat 500 gms of various vegetables durng the day.

3) Enjoy Grains In Moderation: Avoid dairy, animal products, sugar, white rice and white wheat flour. As needed, take up-to 10 to 15 % in grains, dry-fruits, pulses, legumes and fat. Use Jowar, Brown Rice, Moong, Black Beans. Use minimum portion of Sunflower Oil and organic cow-ghee whenever absolutely necessary.  Enjoy coconut, fig, almond, walnut and other dry fruit in raw, soaked-n-dried form. If you are trying to recover from any disease, avoid all grains, pulses and legumes.

SPICE-Plan is supported by cutting-edge medical research and has proven to produce amazing benefits. SPICE-Plan is based on ANDI food chart recommended by Dr. Joel Furhman (MD) from New Jersey, USA.

Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutrient Dense - ANDI Score of common food items. For greater detail on ANDI score, visit Dr. Joel Fuhrma’s website.
1.  Collard greens 1000
2.  Mustard greens 1000
3.  Turnip greens 1000
4.  Kale 1000
5.  Watercress 1000
6.  Bok choy 824
7.  Spinach 739
8.  Brussels sprouts 672 (not a green)
9.  Swiss chard 670
10. Arugula 559
11. Radish 554
12. Cabbage 481
13. Bean sprouts 444
14. Red peppers 420
15. Romaine lettuce 389
16. Broccoli 376
17. Carrot juice 344
18. Tomatoes & tomato products 190-300
19. Cauliflower 295
20. Strawberries 212
21. Pomegranate juice 193
22. Blackberries 178
23. Plums 157
24. Raspberries 145
25. Blueberries 130
26. Papaya 118
27. Brazil nuts 116
28. Oranges 109
29. Tofu 86
30. Beans (all varieties) 55-70
31. Seeds: flaxseed, sunflower, sesame 45
32. Walnuts 29

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