Reversing Type 2 Diabetes – The Natural Way

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Does This Have to Be Your Permanent Diagnosis

You may have diabetes and/or know someone who does.  You have heard or been told that once you are on the road to Diabetesville, you cannot turn around or take another route.  For many people, this is just wrong.  Type 2 diabetes is reversible in many cases if you are ready to make the changes you need to make.  Losing weight and exercising is a good start, but how? What should you be eating?  What is causing your diabetes?  Can it be fixed?  Are there other systems in your body that are not functioning properly and contributing to your blood sugar problem?  You are probably also wondering if its possible to get off the medication merry-go-round.

At Functional Endocrinology of Ohio, we have a proven track record of turning back the hands of time on diabetes (and other conditions). Our clients reduce their need for diabetic medication (including insulin) as well as other medications and, sometimes, cut the need for medications altogether with the help of their prescribing medical doctor. By finding out the cause of their diabetes, we are able to bring the body chemistry back into alignment, reverse diabetes, and improve the patient’s overall health dramatically.

We all know these scary statistics about diabetics[1]:

* Individuals with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely than the general population to die from heart disease or to experience a stroke.

* More than two-thirds of U.S. adults with diabetes had hypertension or reported using medication for high blood pressure in 2005-2008.

* Nearly 30% of diabetics suffered from diabetic retinopathy in 2005-2008, 4.4% of which were severe enough to threaten vision.

* Diabetes is the leading cause of newly diagnosed adult (20-74 years of age) blindness in the U.S.

* Diabetes caused 44% of all newly diagnosed kidney failures in 2008, with nearly 50,000 diabetics entering treatment for end stage kidney disease.

In 2008, over 200,000 diabetics in the U.S. were on chronic dialysis or living with a kidney transplant as the result of end stage kidney disease.

* Diabetes causes mild loss of sensation in extremities in as many as 70% of diabetic adults. When this loss of sensitivity occurs, amputations of lower extremities may be necessary; more than 60% of all non-traumatic amputations of lower limbs occur in diabetics.

* Approximately 1 in 3 diabetics suffers from severe periodontal disease.

* Uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth defects, large babies, and other complications that can be dangerous to the baby and the mother.

* Individuals with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression as people without a diabetes diagnosis.

* In 2007, the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. was diabetes, and its contribution to death is likely dramatically under-reported on death certificates.

* Diabetics have twice the risk of death of any cause compared to people of the same age without diabetes.

It does not have to be this way for you. Based on objective testing, on average, our clients: (1) reduce their insulin levels by 53.18%; (2) reduce their oral diabetic medication levels by 26.44%; (3) reduce other medication levels by 31.7%; (4) reduce their blood sugars by 20.64%; (5) hemoglobin A1C by 18.58%; and (6) lose 15.18 pounds or 7.57% of their body weight. And, the best part is that these results are achieved naturally! Click here to read and watch some  of our patient’s testimonials.

Untitled design (39) How you may ask?  By finding out what is causing the problem!  After a thorough functional neurometabolic case history and exam, we order the testing that is necessary for us to find out what might be the underlying cause of your diabetes.  In addition to an extensive blood test, we could test your hormone levels, thyroid and adrenal gland function, food sensitivities, toxicities and what is going on in the intestinal system and stomach.  We then customize a treatment plan that is exactly what YOU need to bring your body back into balance and causing it to act as God intended.  We work as a team with your medical doctor to help you meet your goals.  For most people, this means addressing blood sugar problems with as little medication as possible.  When the time comes (your body is back into balance through dietary, nutritional and lifestyle changes in our office), you and your medical doctor can address your medication needs.

Give us a call or click the link below to come in for a free consultation to see if we can help you.

Dr. Keith S. Ungar, D.C.
March 2, 2016

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

To schedule an appointment, click here., January 24, 2012

Do You Get Hangry? Should Snacking Be Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle?

heres-why-snickers-purposely-misspelled-its-name-for-a-new-ad-campaign You’re Not You When Your Hungry, Grab a Snickers . . . NOT!

As babies, we ate every 2-3 hours, which made for a happy baby.  As adults, it is also important to feed ourselves every 2-3 hours.  There are multiple reasons to do so. Some people practice this behavior for weight loss and to speed up metabolism and others realize that they need to eat this way to keep up a healthy blood sugar. Some people believe skipping meals helps them to lose weight.  In our office, we have found this not be true because when you finally get to eat food they either eat too much or make bad food choices – eating anything within reach. Also sugar sadness sets in, some call it hangry (hungry and angry combined)!  The Snickers Effect! But, sorry – eating a Snickers is not the answer!
Eating every 2-3 hours maintains your blood sugar throughout the day unlike the drops in blood sugar levels between three meal times.  No, you don’t have to have a three course meal every 2-3 hours. A small snack every 2-3 hours can boost your energy. [Click To Tweet]  Proteins and natural sugar (in moderation)[1] are a perfect source of energy for the body. Try some nuts – almonds, walnuts or pecans or fresh fruit.
Metabolism is how our body changes the food we eat to energy.  Some people have slow metabolism and others is fast.  Fast means it is easy for your body to get the nutrients out of the food and use it for energy. If it is slow then your body stores food instead of turning it into energy. Ladies – you know exactly where it gets stored – the thighs and stomach area!  So it seems that if you eat less you are putting a red light on your metabolism, and the more you eat puts a green light on your metabolism.  In our office, our doctors regularly teach our patients how they can change the speed of their metabolism.
I know you are wondering – how can a person really eat that many times a day? Read some of our other blog articles for healthy snack ideas:

Treats to Satisfy the Sweet Tooth of Every Paleo Diabetic

10 Amazing and Healthy Food Alternatives to Try Right Now

Clean Fuel Keeps the Body Machine Running

We all Scream for Ice Cream

As for me, as soon as I get to work or get up, I eat something (breakfast) which gets the ball rolling.  The sooner you awake the sooner the eating starts – a nice snack say celery and almond butter or some eggs and turkey bacon…then lunch rolls around.  About 3ish I’m back at it – grazing up a storm.  That’s three times already that I have eaten. Next you just follow-up with a nice dinner around 6:30. You won’t need anything big because you have eaten all day. Finally, that healthy fruit salad for dessert and a few nuts right before bed and there you have it – six times!  You have maintained your blood sugar all day, your metabolism is at a green light and you are not hangry – mission accomplished!!
Do you have some healthy snack ideas that you would like to share?
Nikita Williams
September 27, 2015
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians
To schedule an appointment, click here.

[1] If you are a diabetic or under a doctor’s care, talk to your doctor about what snacks are healthy for you.