The Epidemic of Our Time
Nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. It is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations and new-onset blindness in adults nationwide and a major cause of heart disease and stroke.1
All forms of diabetes are caused when sugar in the blood fails to make it into the cell. When excess sugar builds up in the blood, you get high blood sugar or diabetes.
We have found, in most of our patients, that their diet has included too much sugar their whole life. You need to avoid or greatly reduce the junk food and sugar products from your diet if you wish to be healthy and live as longs as possible. Dieting will not work if fat can’t break down due to the elevated insulin levels. You can control insulin levels by eating lean proteins, whole grains, vegetables, and good fats like butter, olive oil, and coconut oil – in moderation.
Having a family history of diabetes does not mean that you can’t improve it or reverse it. It just means you may be more “pre-disposed” to it but, it is not “genetic” or “irreversible” in the majority of cases.
What We Do Differently
When you are diagnosed with diabetes chances are that the average doctor will run some standard blood tests, find you have diabetes, prescribe you medication, and off you go. This approach is appalling to us and leaves us in disbelief that this acceptable, standard practice. Diagnosing diabetes this way avoids finding its true cause. Yes a high sugar intake is probably a contributing factor, but what about other nutritional deficiencies that go un-diagnosed?
The truth is that the healthcare industry in this day and age treats the symptoms of disease rather than doing the tests to find its cause in order to cure the disease. That is where we come in.
We have specialized in diabetic conditions for 30+ years. Our testing takes a deeper dive into our patient’s health to find the true cause of their condition. Our testing and analysis of our patient looks at possible problems related to the thyroid, liver, hormones, and nutritional imbalances. This testing uncovers what your body is lacking and what is impeding your body from being healthy. Once we get a better picture of what exactly is going on we are able to provide a tailor-made solution to your condition.
Our goal is to get our patients back in good health naturally and avoid the use of medications.
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A Patient’s Experience
"I had diabetes and high blood pressure, decreased pulse, swelling in my legs and feet and hands and in pain everyday. My HbA1C was 8.1 when I started. I was taking 4 medications for blood pressure: Lisinopril, Atenolol, Clonidine and Amlodipine, and a stating drug, Mevacor... My HbA1C is now down to 6.5! I stopped and no longer needed the statin drug, Atenolol and Amlodipine. Dr. Brian and Dr. Jeff know their professional jobs and they study to do the best for their patients. They really listen and are attentive to details. The staff is very friendly and they call to check on how you are doing and find out what’s working what’s not. They are nice people and treat me well. It is cost effective and the results for me are permanent. I feel wonderful and I’m very grateful I found Advanced Health Center!"