In 2011, a man was diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. As a result, the use of insulin and high blood pressure pills was inevitable.
However, he gave up medicine and started consuming raw fruits and vegetables and succeeded in the fight against diabetes!
Here is how the story goes. About four and a half years ago, a man went to a doctor because he was thirsty all the time. He was in quite bit of a shock when his doctor told him that his sugar level has risen up to 29.0 mmol/L and that his pancreas was no longer working. The doctor also told him that he wouldn’t be able to live without insulin.
The man accepted reality and started using insulin regularly and was very physically active. However, as the time passed, more medical problems accumulated.
His triglyceride levels raised up to 16 and his blood pressure was increased up to 150/100, resulting in the use of way to many medications that started damaging his body more than helping it.
Fed up with all that’s going on around him, in 2013, on New Year’s Eve, he decided to look for alternative ways to treat his illness. One night, he turned on the TV and saw an episode of the show “The Edge of Science” in which the main guest was Dr. John Zirdum. According to the show’s episode, Dr. Zirdum consumed only raw foods for 12 years.
The episode intrigued him so much that he decided to try that new method on fighting his disease. So, he bought a blender and was ready to begin a new life.
The first week was very difficult due to all the temptations to try other foods, but his persistence and commitment allowed him to overcome them successfully. As a result, his blood sugar level reduced to 5.0 mmol/L!
It was unbelievable. Due to his new blood sugar level, he did not need the use of insulin anymore as long as he kept on with his new diet. He still used regular checkups and kept insulin as a back up plan in case his blood sugar were about to rise again. However, that never happened and he even lost a few pounds.
With his new diet, he started loosing almost two pounds every day. This allowed him to lose 22 pounds in 25 days. The new diet regime transformed him into a completely new man after just four months. By eating raw food, he was able to remove the insulin from his daily routine, set his blood pressure to 120/60, lower his triglycerides level to 1.4 and lose more than 40 pounds. And most importantly, he didn’t use any medicine at all.
Long term usage of the diet allowed him to experiment with different recipes in order to make tasty raw food combinations. Here is the recipe for his favorite juice:
- 5 kiwis
- A handful of kale
- 2 bananas
- 2 apples
- Half a liter of water
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend them well. Pour a half a liter of water over the ingredients. Shake well.
Drink half a liter of the juice in the morning and consume the rest of it throughout the day. If you feel hungry, eat fruit regularly. You can make fruit salads, and also add tuna to the mix because vitamin B12 is much needed for the body.
The beauty in all of this is that you will rarely feel hungry, because the brain doesn’t know if the stomach is empty or not. Instead, it receives information from the blood, and the blood contains all the nutrients the body needs.