Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2011-12-23
darMa left this great story of diabetes
reversed–CURED–in the Wheat Belly Blog comments.
Diabetes is generating double-digit revenue growth for the
pharmaceutical industry in the midst of a recession. It is a booming industry,
doctors writing prescriptions for Actos, Januvia, Januvamet, Byetta, Levamir,
NovoLog, etc. every day.
So why doesn’t anybody tell you that diabetes is
curable in the majority—with diet?
I was a 58 year old diabetic on Avandia, Diovan and
Zetia and having multiple annoying and painful side effects and I’d been
reading about the possible dangers of the Avandia.
I was looking for answers when I happened upon
Dr. Eades’ blog which led to Tom Naughton and your Heart Scan Blog.
Ironically, the first blog post of yours I read was a 2/22/08 post on diabetes meds.
Your genuine compassion and concern for your patients and willingness to LISTEN to
them was very apparent so I started reading everything you’d written.
I immediately cut the carbs and quit the wheat/grains and waited for my next
appointment while weaning myself off the meds.
At my next appointment, I told the doctor (fairly new
to me) about the side effects and weaning off the meds. He was not a happy camper
and dramatically stated “It’s Avandia or insulin!”. However,
not 10 minutes later, as he was about to go to his next patient, he said my
A1C was 5.8 so I could “try” no diabetes meds. I was
thrilled – this meant the low carb/no grain diet was working!
It took me a while to notice some of the other benefits
– no IBS, no migraines, the dry, flaky skin I’d had all my life was gone,
excessive flatulence gone, 30 pounds gone without even trying, thankfully
those side effects eventually disappeared, I can breathe through both sides of my
nose again!! (which I would never have dreamed could be cured by simply not eating
wheat!), BP down, HDL up and many more that I notice from time to time.
So here I am today, now 61, on no medications (I do
take the supplements recommended by you & Dr. Eades) and my A1C at my
physical earlier this month matched the one from last year’s physical –
4.7. I was telling the doctor how many of my health problems
had disappeared when I changed my diet. He said yes, it was amazing what changing
your diet could do. Since he is a pretty heavy guy, I keep wishing he’d ask me what
exactly I changed, but he never does. It’s a shame because he could certainly
benefit from your advice and/or at least try to talk his other diabetic patients
into cleaning up their diets (including my 2 sisters, who will listen to the
doctor but not to their now slim and healthy.little sis..).
Happy Holidays to you and yours!