Check out these stats! Diabetes is a serious global concern.
- 371 million people have diabetes worldwide.
552 million people are estimated to have diabetes by 2030.
4.8 million deaths are due to diabetes every year
80% of people with diabetes live in low and middle income countries.
My hope is that by sharing these stats and the story below someone wakes up and realizes YOU DESERVE BETTER and not wait until their health gets to such a low for awareness to be implemented. I have clients that suffered from hypo/hyperglycemia, pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 insulin dependent diabetes and their bodies have either healed and/or have greatly eradicated the side effects of the disease by simply allowing me to show them how to make their bodies a safe place to live and let food be their medicine. #EatYourMedicine and allow your body to heal itself of ailments you have dealt with for far too long…that’s love. Visit ShopEBNL
I know sometimes a real life story trumps stats so here ya go....
Former Yo! MTV Raps co-host Doctor Dre has gone blind and lost a toe since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over a decade ago. In an interview with the New York Times, Dre explained how he didn’t take his health seriously even after his diagnosis in the early 2000s.
Dre has been blind for four years.
“My stubbornness put me where I’m at. Now my energy is going to change that,” Doctor Dre told New York Times. “We got young people, grown people, old, all having this. We can prevent this. We can cure this. I have an idea how to do it.”
Born Andre Brown, Doctor Dre and his former partner Ed Lover became pop culture fixtures during their tenure as hosts of Yo! MTV Raps from 1988 to 1995. The duo even starred in their own feature film, the slapstick comedy Who’s the Man? in 1993.
Dre is expected to undergo weight-loss surgery to help in curbing the disease’s effects. His surgery is expected to be featured in a reality television series he’s developing with Bill Adler, author and former Def Jam publicist. Adler says that despite Dre’s history within the industry, there haven’t been many people who have offered to tell this story.
“These are people I’ve known for 30 years, and they haven’t gotten back to me,” Adler told the Times. “Dre just wants to share his enthusiasm with people. There are plenty of other folks who star in reality shows who are plainly narcissists, who are convinced every absurd thing out of their mouth has to be captured by a television camera. That is not Dre.”
Hopefully, this will be a project that someone is willing to get behind. Hip-hop and health issues have generated major headlines as of late with the deaths of luminaries such as Guru, Heavy D and Nate Dogg. A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg passed away in March after over two decades of battling diabetes.
While I pray that lives are saved thru the awareness he is now bringing to diabetes I hate that he has unnecessarily loss a very precious part of his health due to his own stated stubbornness. When I heard the news of Doctor Dre’s diabetes induced blindness I was simultaneously angry as my heart broke. We live in a world where there are so many senseless crimes against humanity that have caused unnecessary death and grief for countless families and loved ones. So what will never rest well in my spirit are the self-induced crimes people bring upon themselves because of a total disregard for the incomparable treasure of the one and only body and life we’ve each been blessed with. And to be clear Doctor Dre has admitted his choices are the only reason his blindness has happened. Why would anyone want to break their family’s hearts on purpose? I am going on record saying to every eye that is reading this it is not an example of true love to put your family in a place in this world where you are not with them as the best version of yourself because of something every single one of us has control over: what we put in our mouths. Your body was designed to and wants to heal itself. Your job is to #EatYourMedicine and to give your body what it wants so it can SHINE for you. Is the loss of your eyesight, your toes, your freedom or your life really worth the excuse “but I just can’t live without _____” (insert whatever garbage “food” like substance you have turned into a crutch for sub par health). I thank God in advance because I know the fact Dre is still here to tell the story means lives will be saved thru his testimony and platform.
Here are 8 things you can do to prevent or allow your body a chance to heal itself of diabetes.
Eliminate all animal products from your diet. Elevated blood glucose has been known to normalize in as little as 2 to 3 weeks after animal source foods are eliminated.
Eat a mostly raw, low-calorie, nutrient dense, whole food, plant-based diet like the one you can get customized with Earthly Bodies Natural Living.
Get up and MOVE! Staying physically active helps restore insulin and leptin sensitivity.
Optimize Vitamin D blood levels (50 to 80 ng/ml) to improve insulin sensitivity.
Emphasize whole plant foods while minimizing starchy foods that require excess insulin to metabolize.
Monitor blood sugar if you have blood sugar issues; those on medication may need their doctor to help them taper off meds, but IT CAN BE DONE.
Eat lots of green! Eating green vegetables will alkaline your body and disease can not live in an alkaline state. Also mushrooms which are alkaline are natural insulin regulators. God thought of everything!
Maintain a daily source of essential fats such as flax-seed and flax-seed oil.
I hope that you all will SHARE this blog post with your social media and email list peeps. We have a lot of work to do to make sure the proposed number of total diabetes cases in 2030 of 552 million does not occur. I am so thankful to have this Earthly Bodies community backing me up. Here’s to making our bodies a spiritually, mentally and physically safe place to LIVE!