How 5 People Reversed Their Diabetes With Food

Renae Gylbert

There has been an increase in the number of diabetes diagnoses in the past few years.

According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2010, 25.8 million people had diabetes. In 2012, that number climbed to almost 30 million.

Diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels become abnormally high. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin and type 2 diabetes occurs when the blood produces too much insulin.

Insulin is necessary to change sugar into energy for the body.

Bad dieting, lack of exercise and smoking could all encourage diabetic-like symptoms in the body, eventually leading to a full diagnosis.

But there are some diabetics who have reversed their condition simply by changing the foods they eat.

In essence, the food became their medicine.

According to a study on Collective Evolution, Dr.Gabriel Cousens asked five diabetic subjects to simply change their diet plans for the next 30 days.

Their diets consisted of mostly raw and whole foods, focusing more on a plant-based diet than any other diet plan.

Not even a week into the 30 days, two men in their 50s and one man in his 20s were able to stop taking their diabetic medication altogether. The study reported that their blood sugar dropped to normal levels. Shortly after that, the rest of the subjects experienced similar outcomes, while significantly reducing or stop their medications regimen as well.

By the end of the 30-day study, all five subjects no longer needed their medications and their blood sugar levels were at normal levels.

Cousens, a holistic doctor, runs an organization called Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona, where he uses natural and alternative means to help people tackle their health concerns.

Dr. Cousens may be on to something.

It's no secret, alternative medicine has been growing in prominence in the last few decades. People are either losing confidence in traditional medicine, believing it does more harm than good, or they want to get well without having to stick their finger for the rest of their lives.

A look on the New York Times best seller lists and as of September 12, 2014, at least one of the top 10 best-selling non-fiction books is a health-conscious book.

Additionally, the idea of having to seek a second and third opinion with doctors is very daunting and annoying to many people. In fact, it's not unusual for people to diagnose themselves correctly before stepping foot in a doctor's office.

Secondly, according to The American Diabetes Association, there is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. If Dr. Cousens study is accurate, it completely trumps claims of no cures to diabetes.