Sam had knifelike attacks of diabetic nerve pain. He made 1 change, and now they are gone.

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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
Fasting Glucose 165 142
Hemoglobin A1c 6.9 6.5
Cholesterol 137 118
Triglycerides 225 170
LDL 63 58
Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (Attacks per Month) 4 0
Glimepiride (mg/day) 8 2

 

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

2C dried lentils    8C water    1/2C ea of chopped onion and celery    1/4C chopped carrots
3 TBS minced parsley    2 cloves garlic minced    salt to taste    pepper to taste
1/2 tsp oregano    1-16oz can tomatoes
Add all ingredients except the tomatoes.
Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hrs.  Then add undrained tomatoes breaking into smaller pieces.
Simmer for another 30 minutes.  Serve with the infused balsamic vinegar