Sam is a hilarious 60 something guy. He even wrote a funny book. He had moderate type 2 diabetes for 10 years.
His main problem he felt was these attacks of severe, knifelike pain in his feet. They “stop you in your tracks” he would say.
The standard medical answer to this is gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin (Lyrica). 1 problem. These drugs barely work better than placebo, they can be costly, and they have side effects. OK 3 problems.
Sam enrolled in our Cure Diabetes™ program. He changed his diet to be mostly whole plant foods (legumes, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and nuts & seeds).
How hard was it to make the change? “This was super easy”, he reports.
I thought this new lifestyle was going to be a struggle, but soon found the food to be delicious, and dropping a few belt sizes has helped keep me motivated. – Sam
It helps that his wife and family have been supportive – even making the dietary change along with him.
Sam felt more energy within the first week. He has been burning down his body fat, and along with it his insulin resistance. His diabetic neuropathy pain mostly resolved within a month.
At 6 months, he is almost off his diabetes medicine, and he is almost out of diabetes territory!
Check out Sam’s stats before (0 Months) and 6 months after making the dietary change.
|0 Months||6 Months|
|Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (Attacks per Month)||4||0|
With his newfound energy, Sam was able to increase his workouts to 4 times per week. Not bad for an old guy!
For Sam, this is not “going on a diet”. There is no inevitable return to eating the same old way.
Rather, he is committed to this lifestyle for the rest of his life. Why? Because it is sustainable. He is not depriving himself of anything. He eats his fill of delicious foods, with no need to count calories or carbs or anything else.
What is Sam’s secret? Well this is his favorite recipe.
Gert’s Lentil Soup
one of my really favorite dishes. Love the pop that the balsamic adds to an already delicious soup. Mange di la zuppa! – Sam