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

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

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.

www.healthline.com, January 24, 2012

Are Your Symptoms Due to a Hormone Imbalance?

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5 Signs That You Could Be Hormonally Imbalanced

We all have heard jokes about someone having a hormone imbalance or have heard someone say that their hormones are “raging.”  But hormonal imbalances are not a joking matter.  Hormone imbalances are often overlooked or sometimes mismanaged, which can lead to unnecessary distress in our bodies.  [Click to Tweet]  I have been a Chiropractor for five years and, in my functional medicine practice, I have directly seen the implications of hormonal imbalances and how these imbalances can affect people’s lives.
So that you can understand the term “hormonal imbalance,” let’s start with a basic definition.  “A hormone (from Greek ὁρμή, “impetus”) is any member of a class of signaling molecules produced by glands in multicellular organisms that are transported by the circulatory system to target distant organs to regulate physiology and behavior. Hormones have diverse chemical structures including eicosanoids, steroids, amino acid derivatives, peptides, and proteins. The glands that secrete hormones comprise the endocrine signaling system.”[1] Most people associate hormones with the male and female hormones estrogen and testosterone.  In reality, a hormonal imbalance is much more complex.
In my opinion, hormone levels and interaction with the rest of the body’s chemistry and systems is often glossed over and not evaluated to the depth that can actually create a positive physiological effect in resolving a true hormone imbalance.  Conventional practitioners that evaluate hormones often only look at such a small percentage of total hormones that they miss some connections.  In my early days of practice, if some one would have come to me and asked how to manage sleep I may have simply suggested natural sleep support supplements, like Melatonin or 5-HTP.  I’m not saying I wouldn’t still recommend such supplements in challenging cases, but I now consider the role hormones play in the sleep cycle.  Whether falling asleep or staying asleep is the issue, I begin to question many other hormonal connections associated with sleep, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone ratios.  I also must consider cortisol and other eicosanoids, which could play a role.  The list goes on and on.  Sleep disturbance is just one example of hormonal imbalance worth mentioning.  From my clinical experience, below are five of the most tell-tale signs that you may have a hormonal imbalance:
  1. Sleep Disturbance
  2. Digestive issues
  3. Lack of Stamina/Energy
  4. Decreased Libido
  5. Intolerance to hot and cold conditions
The days of going to the doctor for an Ambien prescription to sleep better are slowly fading.  The collective thought process is shifting and we all want answers to the question – why do I have associated symptoms that take away from optimized living potential?  [Click to Tweet]  If you feel you are suffering in any way in your life from negative symptoms, take the next step and speak to a qualified functional medicine practitioner who is competent in total body health.
Dr. Andrew Kender, D.C.
August 2, 2015
www.balancingyourchemistry.com
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, Dr. David Starkey and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians
To make an appointment, click here.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormone