Diabetes

What disease affects a shocking one in two adults and one in four kids?

Type 2 diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome also know as pre-diabetes. In America, Type 2 diabetes has tripled, and it is estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by mid-century. In addition, by 2020 it’s estimated that 75%, or three out of four American adults will be overweight or obese. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications, making it the biggest driver of our federal debt.

Obesity, insulin resistance and inflammation are the underlying causes of most heart disease, cancer, and premature death in the world.

Tragically, these conditions are also 100% preventable and reversible.

Most people believe diabetes is not reversible, and so-called experts claim obesity is difficult to treat, and maintaining long-term weight loss is almost impossible.

However, these same experts readily admit, and it’s well known, that massively obese patients can reverse their diabetes within a few weeks of getting a gastric bypass, even if they haven’t lost that much weight.  But why would anyone knowingly subject themselves to this kind of mutilation? It’s not the surgery that creates the results – it’s that your stomach is 90% smaller, less food is eaten, and fewer calories are absorbed.

Food Is Medicine - and what you eat can either be the best form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour a year – a toxic drug dose of diabetes-causing food.

I routinely see patients make huge improvements in obesity, insulin resistance and glucose control, using only diet and lifestyle modification, and a few select supplements. However, these are the patients who are ready to get really honest with themselves about Who and What is driving their disease.

I recently had a patient lose 15 pounds, discontinue his oral diabetes medication and lower his long-term insulin requirements – all in 3 weeks without starving, or doing anything radical (like a gastric bypass), by following our Detox program. I regularly see patients discontinue their diabetes’ medications, lose weight, lower their cholesterol and triglycerides within 6-8 weeks after follow a personalized Functional Medicine regimen.

Another patient, just a few years ago, had triglyderides of 8,260 and total cholesterol of 1347. He had pancreatitis, and when he came to see me he had just spent four days in the hospital, where they had to pump his blood out and filter it (plasmapheresis), because it was too thick to get into his small vessels. He was on five insulin shots per day, and yet his blood glucose was still not regulated. After six months of aggressive diet and lifestyle intervention, he was able to discontinue all shots, all diabetes medication, his cholesterol lowering drugs and even the baby aspirin he took daily. He had lost 70 pounds, and told me point blank, “Dr. Hanes, you saved my life”. His story is so compelling I recorded it to allow him to share his story - click here.

If you are ready to get really honest, and tackle, prevent and even reverse diabetes and/or obesity, all without drugs or surgery, give us a call at 541-447-7230. 

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