Diabetes (fifth disease in new alphabetical listing)

All you need to know about preventing or reversing type 2 diabetes

Five medical doctors, five videos and ten referenced blogposts. This is the single page that you should send to friends or family who may have an interest in getting rid of their type 2 diabetes.

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. This, for a disease that is easily reversible 95% of the time. And these five medical doctors can show you how.

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 on this page.

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 (nutritionfacts.org)

Next is Dr. John McDougall (drmcdougall.com)

Next, Dr. Joel Fuhrman (drfuhrman.com)

Batting clean-up, Dr. Neal Barnard has devoted a great deal of his career to battling diabetes. Here are two great videos, the first is 3 minutes and the second one (the most recent) is a TEDx video running about 18 minutes.

Click here to purchase Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes on Amazon

Dr. Neal Barnard wrote an entire book about reversing diabetes---and it's nothing new.

Dr. Neal Barnard wrote an entire book about reversing diabetes—and it’s nothing new.

In the past two years, I have posted over twenty blogs about diabetes; here are ten of them that you might find helpful:

  1. Reversing diabetes. Mainstream medicine still not listening.
  2. Diabetes. Oklahoma rate up 227% in just fifteen years
  3. Diabetes; made in America — or iPhone 5; made in China? (Included in this blog is a hilarious video from Saturday Night Live.
  4. Connecting the dots: FOOD . obesity . diabetes . Alzheimer’s! Did you know that diabetes could be a warning sign for Alzheimer’s. Just another reason to get rid of it ASAP.
  5. For your friends and family with type 2 diabetes
  6. Geneticist’s Research Finds His Own Diabetes
  7. Teenage diabetes rate triples in less than ten years.
  8. Children—Rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are soaring.
  9. Paula Deen now shamelessly hawking $500/month drugs
  10. Obesity, diabetes — still getting worse, with no end in sight…
Consecutive daily blogs from the number on the bow of the USCG cutter Hamilton. I served my country in the USCG in Honolulu from 69-71.

Consecutive daily blogs from the number on the bow of the USCG cutter Hamilton. I served in the USCG in Honolulu from 69-71.

One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to prevent or reverse many chronic diseases, including some cancers. Further, oncologists can only recommend the treatment regimens for which they have been trained.

If you would like a second opinion (about diabetes) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.


This page now appears in the alphabetical drop-down listing under our “Diseases” tab, so it can easily be found in the future. Please forward this page to anyone you know who may be interested in learning more about the causes and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Click here to view the list of other diseases that will posted soon under the “Diseases” tab.

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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

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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2 Responses to Diabetes (fifth disease in new alphabetical listing)

  1. 2 Oct. 2013 in NEJM:

    My reply:

    4) Glycemic Management in a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

    N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1370-1372October 3, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMclde1311497


    ========= My comment:
    Name: William Kleinbauer
    Country/Region: United States
    Professional Category: Other
    Relevant Financial Associations: None

    Comment Title: Reversing/preventing type 2 diabetes — with FOOD!

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    “All you need to know about preventing or reversing type 2 diabetes

    Five medical doctors, five videos and ten referenced blogposts. This is the single page that you should send to friends or family who may have an interest in getting rid of their type 2 diabetes.”


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  2. Jean Myers says:

    Dr. Fuhrman has just published a terrific book on diabetes as well, The End of Diabetes, which you can find here: http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Diabetes-Prevent-Reverse/dp/0062219979/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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