How many times must I post this same story?
This is the 17th time. The folks at the American Diabetes Association still do not seem to know that type 2 diabetes can be easily reversed in 95% of the victims—with nothing more than a simple diet change. But then, what would people like Dr. Barrie Weinstein do for a living? From the New York Daily News on 11-21-12:
An instructor of medicine in the division of endocrinology diabetes and bone disease at Mount Sinai, Dr. Barrie Weinstein specializes in the treatment of diabetes and its complications, as well as general endocrinology. Over 60% of the patients she treats at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center have type 2 diabetes.
“Thanks to medical advances and our improved understanding of the disease, it’s now possible for most diabetic patients to manage their disease through lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, and by taking medication, if necessary,” says Weinstein.
In her defense, it’s not Dr. Weinstein’s fault. She works in a system that manages disease instead of promoting health. But someday that is going to change—it is inevitable. So, what should you do NOW if you would prefer to GET RID of your type 2 diabetes instead of “managing” it?
Dr. Neal Barnard is your answer. This past week, on 11-20-12, I had the privilege to visit with Neal in his office at the PCRM in Washington D.C. The PCRM is Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, that he founded in 1985.
This special doctor has already made a huge difference for the rest of us in his career—and is best-known for his work in reversing type 2 diabetes with a whole foods, plant-based diet.
Like other enlightened medical doctors, he has proven that that all-too-common disease is entirely reversible—most of the time. So, why is this powerful fact not better known—especially among physicians? Why is this not on the evening news? Not because Dr. Barnard hasn’t done his best to publicize the simple, plant-based cure.
Most medical doctors have not read his book that was devoted entirely to this topic. Apparently, one of those MDs still in the dark is Dr. Weinstein; from the article, explaining that most doctors don’t understand the cause of diabetes:
While doctors haven’t pinpointed the exact cause of diabetes, it appears to be due to a combination of genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. “Groups considered at elevated risk are those who are over the age of 45, are overweight and sedentary, or who have a family history of diabetes, high fasting glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol,” says Weinstein.
Dr. Barnard is still trying to spread the word about reversing diabetes, but as he told me last week in his office, his new passion is better understanding Alzheimer’s and teaching people how to prevent it with a near-optimal diet. Apparently, there is a relationship between diabetes and Alzheimer’s. On that topic, check out this earlier blog: Connecting the dots: FOOD . obesity . diabetes . Alzheimer’s!
The Bottom Line. Would you like to help end our nation’s diabetes epidemic? Then send this blog to everyone you know that has diabetes. If they read this blog and the other seven listed below, they should have a pretty good idea what to do.
And if they don’t want to make dietary changes themselves, maybe they should think about the children—two of the last three blogs listed below. Click here to purchase Barnard’s Reversing Diabetes book on Amazon. —My 662nd consecutive daily blog—
- Source article. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with careful monitoring
- Diabetes. Oklahoma rate up 227% in just fifteen years
- For your friends and family with type 2 diabetes
- Geneticist’s Research Finds His Own Diabetes
- Teenage diabetes rate triples in less than ten years
- Children—Rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are soaring
- Got Type 2 Diabetes? “Get rid of it,” says Dr. Ornish
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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