by Ethan A. Huff, Natural News:
The next time somebody tries to tell you that type-2 diabetes is irreversible, simply point them to the incredible healing journey of Geoff Whitington, a UK man who was ultimately cured of his diabetic condition, thanks to the loving efforts of his two sons who helped lift their father out of the rut he’d been stuck in for years.
Grossly overweight, hormonally imbalanced, and on the verge of having to have his leg amputated, Geoff had all but given up hope of any sort of healthy future. A security guard who worked long, 15-hour shifts, Geoff was in a pretty bad place health-wise as a result of eating too much takeout and junk food, which left him about 100 pounds overweight and reliant on crutches just to move around.
Grieved at having to watch their formerly healthy, athletic dad get overweight and then become frail due to diabetes, sons Ian and Anthony decided that it was time to intervene. They took their father on a 10-day trip to Spain, during which time they showed him old pictures of himself during his pre-diabetic days, and offered up a solution to restore his health.
The two boys developed a solid workout plan for their dad that they, too, would participate in, and also urged their father to immediately change his diet to exclude two of the things he loved most: pastas and breads. These blood sugar-raising foods are a nightmare for diabetics, and Geoff’s two sons knew that they would have to be pulled from the menu if their father was ever to get better.
Part of the plan involved having younger brother Ian, a documentary filmmaker, capture Geoff’s transformation on film in order to share his story with others – everything from the daily cycling regimen, to the 800-calorie-per-day restricted diet – an anti-diabetic approach pioneered by Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University’s Diabetes Research Group.
The film, entitled Fixing Dad, aired on Sunday, July 24, on BBC2. You can learn more about the film here.
This low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet helped Geoff shed about 100 pounds, as did the daily workouts with his sons. Eating lots of veggies and clean meats also brought Geoff’s blood sugar levels down to a normal range, so much so that he was able to completely reverse his diabetes and get off his medications.
“We insisted that if he could stick to the diet and exercise plan we had devised for him, we could hopefully enable him to spend another 20 to 30 years with us and his four grandchildren,” son Anthony told the UK’s Daily Mail.
Official dietary guidelines allowing ‘some’ sugar for diabetics will never cure disease
Making these changes was difficult for Geoff – at least initially. But after he began to see dramatic progress in terms of his weight, strength and newfound athletic abilities, continuing on with them was a no-brainer.
His Charcot foot – a diabetic condition in which the arch of the foot collapses due to fragile bones and lack of blood flow – completely went away, as did his diabetes-related heart events. Geoff’s circulation improved, and he began to feel better in many different areas that were gradually crippling him.
He credits it all to the efforts of his sons rather than the system. That’s because the system told Geoff that he could eat “some” sugar in “moderation” – a misnomer of the food establishment – and still survive, as long as he took his pills. But pills were the problem, and diet and exercise were the solution.
“Too many pills are being doled out because the right advice is not getting across,” Geoff told the Daily Mail.
Fresh, chemical-free vegetables are a great addition to any diabetes prevention diet, and you can learn more here about how to grow them at home with the incredible Vertical Garden Tower.
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