Got Type 2 Diabetes? “Get rid of it,” says Dr. Ornish

And four other well-known physicians agree. See videos below.

In the last chapter of our book, we cited a statistic projecting that over the next forty years, the prevalence  of type 2 diabetes in the USA would rise from one in ten to an astounding one in three. Beginning with arguably the most famous “real doctor” in the world, Dr. Dean Ornish; here’s what he wrote for the endorsement to our book:

Dr. Dean Ornish, also featured in our book, he is one of the three experts who influenced Bill Clinton to give up meat and dairy and adopt a health promoting diet.

“What’s good for you is also good for our planet. Although heart disease and diabetes kill more people worldwide than all other diseases combined, these are completely preventable and often reversible for at least 95% of the people today by changing our diet and lifestyle. This book shows you how.”

–Dean Ornish, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco; author, The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

In addition to serving as a consulting physician for President Clinton since 1993, Dr. Ornish has an impeccable record as a medical school professor, author and the founder of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. This man is the real deal. You can trust this man. So why are millions of Americans ignoring his advice about eliminating their type 2 diabetes or their heart disease?

Because an estimated 95% of all of our best and brightest (including medical doctors, nutritional scientists, and dietitians) still believe that we actually “need” to eat animal protein to be healthy. They also believe that moving all the way to a whole foods, plant-based diet-style would be too extreme — and that most people simply wouldn’t do it.

Dr. Dean Ornish knows that type 2 diabetes is almost completely reversible with an optimal diet. So why doesn't the ADA tell you that? The short answer is money.

But shouldn’t we be given a choice? Shouldn’t we all be told the truth about the power of plant-based eating so that each of us can make our own decision? Of course we should; yet the big “disease organizations” like the AHA, AMA, ADA, and the ACS are not telling us what we need to know about nutrition. But, there are a handful of medical doctors who are telling us the complete truth — and we have short “diabetes” videos from four of them today.

Like many people say when they hear something they’ve never heard before, “Well, I’ll need to hear that from more than one doctor.” How about four more? Take just ten minutes and listen to what Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. Neal Barnard have to say about diabetes.

First from Dr. Michael Greger (

Next is Dr. John McDougall (

Next, Dr. Joel Fuhrman (

Batting clean-up, Dr. Neal Barnard, who wrote a whole book on this topic

So there you have it. Got diabetes? Get rid of it. Need help? Contact one of the five doctors mentioned in this post. Take charge of your health and be sure to teach your children at the same time. Also, share this blog with everyone you care about. Help them all prevent type 2 diabetes or get rid of it if they already have it. Need a great book on this life-saving topic? Click here to purchase Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes on Amazon

Authors J. Stanfield Hicks and J. Morris Hicks , working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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4 Responses to Got Type 2 Diabetes? “Get rid of it,” says Dr. Ornish

  1. steve dobson says:

    ok whats the catch how much does it cost

    • J. Morris Hicks says:

      A lot less than you might think. The same diet style that reverses type 2 diabetes, also reverses heart disease, enables your body to attain it’s optimal weight and so much more. It also costs a whole lot less than the standard American fare of meat, dairy and highly processed foods at every meal. And if you factor in the saved medical expenses, the average person can save over $10,000 by eating a whole foods, plant-based diet.

      Take a look at a blog I wrote about the cost of plant-based eating in November of 2011.

      Be well, J. Morris Hicks

  2. Nimisha says:

    This is awesome – thank you for keeping it short and “digestible”. I hope people heed the message.

    I’m still amazed at the number of people who you offer this info to, who still continue to eat crap. They’re slaves to their taste buds – they would rather be sick and rely on medication than just change what’s on their plate. And we keep bearing the cost of the health care (or more accurately, “sick care” burden. Insanity at its best.

    But thank you again for making this information available and accessible.

  3. To have the perspectives of all these superstars in one place is just awesome! Thank you!
    The life work of two others, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, pertaining to cancer and heart disease respectively, is thoroughly examined in a documentary called PLANEAT. As Dr. Andrew Saul says in another documentary called Food Matters, you don’t have to be sick!

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