Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

January 13, 2009 |

The consequences of not being mindful of what we eat as we age has just been upped a notch, as a new study on memory decline due to mild glucose imbalance indicates. For most of us, exercise is still our best bet for maintaining that balance.
This headline reminded me a remarkable documentary I saw a few months ago that poses the question: What if diabetes can be cured? Medicine today maintains there is no cure for diabetes. The documentary suggests that people with the disease can eliminate the need for the medications, test strips, blood monitors and the like completely by changing what they eat.

This snippet from the Simply Raw: Reverse Diabetes in 30 Days, follow six people with Type I and II diabetes going through a medically-supervised raw food diet regimen for 30 days. By the end of the first week, most of the group is off insulin. By the end of the month, each of the five who complete the program are medication free.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens, the physician who directed the program, says healing diabetes is quite easy. A “live food diet” - no meat, no dairy, no breads or cooked grains, no sugar, no caffeine, and nothing cooked over 118 degrees - works best for healing diabetes because cooking food diminishes 50% of protein content and a 70-80% loss of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients

The video deals frankly with the tough “emotional detox” - everyone has to deal with cravings, feeling irritable, emotional and restless. Dr. Cousens suggests this is a normal part of the healing process and it needs to happen. You can feel the depth of loss of the familiar, the comfortable, the known in each participant. It is an inspiring film. It’s easy to fall in love with these brave people and cheer for their determination.

Gabriel Cousens rreceived his MD from Columbia Medical School, is a member of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and a Diplomat in Ayurveda. He is a leading authority on live-food nutrition, a psychiatrist, and medical researcher, lecturer, and author of six books, including, There is a Cure for Diabetes, Spiritual Nutrition, Depression-Free for Life, and Conscious Eating. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, which offers regular 21 day Lifestyle Transformation and Reversing Diabetes programs. The Center’s website lists an impressive array of testimonials, including from futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard, actor Woody Harrelson, leadership author Ayman Sawaf, and former assistant secretary general to the UN, Robert Muller.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Mike on January 19, 2009 10:05 pm

    As a long-time diabetic myself, I was able to achieve measurable results by following the advice given at by Dr. Ivan E. Danhof, the leading expert on Aloe Vera and natural herbal remedies. I strongly recommend reading the facts in the presented research materials as well.

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