Many individuals who follow the Nutritarian diet write to Dr. Fuhrman about their success. Keep in mind that results vary from person to person. As always, consult your physician if you have a medical history and/or condition that may warrant individual recommendations.
Steve D. lost 46 pounds; he was very worried about having diabetes knowing all the complications; now he beat his diabetes and is sure his nutritarian diet saved his life
I was diagnosed late November, 2006 with diabetes. My fasting blood sugar level at the time was 160. My weight was 218 pounds. I have been pre–diabetic for some time, along with a strong family history of the disease in my family. I took this news as a personal death wish. Being a pharmacist, I know the long term complications and risks that diabetes carries. I became determined to not let this diagnosis doom me to a life of medication and routine insulin shots.
My wife found Dr. Fuhrman’s book when she was browsing through the health section at our local book store. It was a godsend. While I have never been a big red meat eater, the thought of evolving my diet from a chicken and fish diet to the ultimate goal of a primarily plant based diet seemed like a huge challenge. However, I was determined to beat diabetes at any cost.
I am proud to say that Dr. Fuhrman saved my life with his eating program. My latest test results speak for themselves... Cholesterol (total) 139, LDL 79, HDL 49, Blood pressure 110/75, Weight 172, A1C 5.3 (avg BS fasting 94). The only downside to this experience (if you call it that) was my need to buy a new wardrobe. My waist size dropped from 38 inches to 33 inches. My large shirts now hang on me like a trash bag! I have lost the fat face that you see in my 'before' photo.
The additional positive health benefits I have experienced are increased energy levels, improved sleep patterns and reduced episodes of compulsive binge eating. I am able to exercise more vigorously since I dropped the weight too.Thank you so much for giving me the means to change my life and become healthy. I am a new man!
Results may vary.