Graph not shown -- she went from 59 kg to 56 and a waist of 86
cm to 83 in 3 months
In January 2016, Cherie, Sunny’s
older sister was astonished at how well her younger brother was doing. His weight was down. His waist size was down. He had
stopped all his diabetic medications. He didn’t even find the lifestyle change very difficult. His 20 years of diabetes
had been reversed almost overnight. Cherie wanted in.
Cherie was 55 years old and
had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes seven years earlier at age 48. Once again, her story was similar to her brother’s.
She had started off with a small dose of a single medication for diabetes. Over the years, her medication pile had slowly
grown. She was now taking three medications for diabetes, along with a cholesterol medication, blood pressure medication,
and something for heartburn as well.
We discussed her situation
and together decided upon a dietary plan for her. She would change to a diet low in
refined carbohydrates and high in natural fats [natural are animal and oils from tress, palm and olive]. She was a little
less sure of how she would feel during fasting, so we decided upon a 24-hour fasting period three times per week. Her diabetes
was not as severe as her brother, and she could always increase her fasting if necessary, but to start, she would only do
24 hours at a time.
She started our program in
February 2016. Her blood sugars responded immediately. Within two weeks, she had stopped all three of her diabetic medications,
as they were no longer necessary. Her blood sugars now consistently measured
in the normal range. Her weight began a steady decline, as did her waist size.
Her heartburn disappeared so
she stopped her heartburn medication. Her blood pressure normalized, so she stopped her blood pressure medication. Her cholesterol
numbers were improved so she stopped her cholesterol medications. Within a single month, she stopped all six of her medications,
yet her blood work was better than ever. Her haemoglobin A1C of 6.2% was better than when she was taking all three diabetes
medications. She was no longer considered diabetic, only pre-diabetic. This meant that her disease was reversing.
Furthermore, she felt extremely well during this entire process. She did not have any trouble with the fasting
protocol. While her fasting period was shorter, she was still getting excellent results so
there was no need to change it. She had been taking six medications at the beginning. Now she was on none, and feeling a hundred times better.
This illustrates an important
point. Type 2 diabetes is a dietary disease. As such, the only logical treatment
is to fix that diet and lifestyle. If the problem is excessive intake of carbohydrates, then reducing carbohydrates is the
answer. If the problem is excessive weight, then successful weight loss with fasting is the answer. Once we fix the underlying
issue, the disease reverses.
However, we have been brainwashed
to believe that type 2 diabetes and all its complications are inevitable. We have been deceived into believing that we can
successfully treat a dietary disease with increasing doses of drugs. When the drugs fail to halt the diabetes, we are told
that the disease is chronic and progressive.
Sunny had over 20 years of
type 2 diabetes, yet managed to successfully reverse his disease within a matter on months. Cherie had seven years of diabetes
medications, and also successfully reversed her disease in a few months. But they are not anomalies. Almost every single day
that I go into the IDM program, I meet people of all ages who have reversed or are reversing their type 2 diabetes.