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Managing Diabetes So It Can Be Cured

There is a cure for diabetes in the natural healing world. While prescription medications may be necessary at first, over time the underlying metabolic dysfunction of type 2 diabetes can be reversed. I’ll explain the path to cure in this article.

Lifestyle Can Make A Crucial Difference

Studies have shown that when people modify their lifestyle and diet, it can significantly reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes modification. Studies show that when subjects were able to keep their body weight [1] below a BMI (body mass index) of 25 kg/m2, eat a diet of high fiber/low trans-fat/low glycemic index foods, get regular exercise [2], abstain from smoking [3] and consume only mild to moderate alcohol, they suffered a significantly reduced rate of diabetes. This is all good, but it’s nothing compared to a cure for diabetes. Let’s take a deeper look at what it would take to actually reverse type 2 diabetes so that medications and blood sugar testing are no longer even needed.

A Very Different Approach Will Be Needed For A Cure

OK, so what would a cure really look like? And can you do it alone? First, if you don’t have a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about raw and whole food nutrition, you want to find someone who is. Alternatively, you can learn this stuff on your own with a coach. For example, raw foods coaching is available online at http://www.raw-food-health.net/Raw-Food-Coaching.html. I also explore aspects of this type of diet in my new book, The Man Manual, available November 27.

Your education about raw foods and whole foods is critical to your success.

Next, become clear about your personal lifestyle and dietary risk factors for diabetes. Ideally, you should complete an in-depth medical and nutritional evaluation for your provider coach. This would not be a typical medical history and intake of symptoms that is performed in a regular physician’s office. That’s because it contains questions regarding the quantity and frequency of your consumption of certain danger foods such as sodas, white-sugar foods and white-flour products. It would quantify how often you eat a meal without a fresh fruit or vegetable serving and how often you eat desserts late at night.

You need to know what percentage of your food each day is raw whole food and the percentage that is from whole food sources. As far as counting calories, you are better off counting the quantity of nutrient-rich foods, not aiming for calorie reduction. It isn’t the calories that necessarily damage your cells or make metabolism worse, it’s the lack of micronutrients that provide health to your cells and can correct your metabolism. Raw whole food is highest in micronutrients.

You see, it turns out that by simply consuming higher percentages of nutrient-rich, whole foods, you are eating the perfect foods to reverse the metabolic dysfunction of diabetes and heading to a real cure. So, if you eat dangerous foods in secret, you’ll want to cleanse your pantry, fridge, kitchen and any secret snack-food hideouts and replace them with healthy raw whole food alternatives such as nuts, fruits and veggies (predominately). In my next article I’ll cover this in more detail.

Assessment

An additional important personal assessment includes looking at your current exercise habits. Identify all the reasons why you don’t exercise regularly (if you don’t). Is it because you don’t like to exercise alone? Or is it because you don’t believe you have time for it? Maybe you think it costs money, but that is not true. Possibly it’s because you simply don’t like to exercise. I’ll explore ideas about overcoming those obstacles in my next article.

Now consider who in your life impedes you from feeling happy and making healthy food and exercise choices. Is your love relationship under attack? Are there children who demand sweets and other diabetes-unfriendly foods? Maybe you are simply struggling with happiness in your business career or your mood is down because of worries about your financial future. Any such negative feelings and beliefs will surely keep you from getting to a diabetes cure because you simply won’t have the inner strength to make the lifestyle changes necessary to cure diabetes. All of us struggle with feelings that seem to block out that inner feeling we all want: love and security.

Chronic Illnesses

You see, diabetes, like any chronic illness, is tied to your thoughts and feelings. How you think and feel determines your day’s productivity and your evening activity.

For example, confidence and enthusiasm will clearly lead you to success in your personal lifestyle goals. Alternatively, pessimism and fear will clearly block your success.

Did you know that your thoughts direct your feelings? Do a little experiment. Focus on thoughts of gratitude for each life experience. Notice that you learn from them whether they seem to be good or uncomfortable. That makes them gifts to you because they contribute to your learning and expand your soul.

Now, hold those thoughts of gratitude. Within just seconds, you’ll feel a relief of stress in your body and a relaxation that feels good. Feeling good is very important. Why? It is because with that good feeling, you are able to make healthy lifestyle choices. Without it, you’ll likely go for comfort foods, refuse to exercise, treat others without loving words or actions and sabotage your own life. Essentially, getting to a diabetes cure requires a close and honest look at the way you think and feel throughout each day.

I’m excited to prepare my next article in which I’ll get into the treatment details of a diabetes cure.

To feeling good all your life,

Michael Cutler, M.D.
Easy Health Options


[1] Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Body mass index and risk of diabetes mellitus in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2006;15(2):127-33.

[2] Hu FB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Colditz G, Liu S, Solomon CG, et al. Diet, lifestyle, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. N Engl J Med 2001 Sep;345(11):790-797.

[3] Willi C, Bodenmann P, Ghali WA, Faris PD, Cornuz J. Active smoking and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2007 Dec;298(22):2654-2664.

Dr. Michael Cutler

is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif. Dr. Cutler is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience. He serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems. Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and founder and editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter — a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients.

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