More and more people suffer from diabetes in the world. In fact, in just a single year, there are millions of diabetics in the United States alone with 20% of the statistics showing the patients are under the age of 20. One man had the same fate. Four years ago, he accidentally discovered that he had diabetes when he went to his doctor.
Like everyone who is diagnosed with the deadly disease, this man was shocked as he could not believe he would be affected by diabetes.
He was able to live with it even though it was extremely difficult for him. His doctor told him his pancreas was not functioning any longer and he would need insulin in order to survive. He also had high blood pressure, so you can just imagine how many pills he had to take to help him live.
Before and After
When he was diagnosed with diabetes, he had the following health problems:
- His blood sugar was 29
- His blood pressure was 150/100
- His triglycerides were up to 16
Just last 2013, he started changing his diet. These are the things happened:
- His blood sugar decreased to five
- His blood pressure dropped to 120/70
- His triglycerides became 14
He also lost 11 kilograms within 25 days and all in all, he lost over 20 kilograms. Probably the best part was that he does not have to take a pill up until this day. So how did he do it?
The Raw Food Diet
This man began his change after he watched the “Edge of Science” where Dr. John Zirdum talked about eating only raw foods for 12 years. Since then, he only consumed raw foods and vegetables. To make things easier, he started juicing and this is what comprised most of his diet:
- Two bananas
- Five kiwis
- Two apples
- Half a liter of water
Just like any other juice or smoothie, put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If you have diabetes, you can start consuming this juice as well. You will need to drink half a liter of it in the morning and the rest should be drunk throughout the day. This man also advised that whenever a diabetic person is hungry, just eat fruits. You can consume more fruit salads and you can even add tuna, which contains B12, a vitamin necessary for fighting off diabetes and for the body’s overall well-being.
Today, this man is free from the disease. He doesn’t even have to take medications. You can get rid of diabetes, too with this very simple diet change. All in all, it was perseverance and discipline that helped this man successfully overcome diabetes.