In a nation where more than 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes, daily medication has become a way of life. The problem: Side effects that can include weight gain, depression and dizziness. One physician, Dr. Eric Westman, however, is becoming known for his work in turning the tide by putting his patients on high fat, low carbdiets that, in many cases, can reverse the disease, reported Charisma News on Feb. 14.
The statistics on the increase in diabetes are startling: Compared to 50 years ago, 10 times as many Americans have diabetes, and 90 to 95 percent of all cases concern type 2 diabetes. That’s the bad news.
The good news: A new program is teaching patients how to use the power of the right diet to reverse their condition, resulting in the ability to stop medications. The key: An extremely low carb, high fat diet administered by Dr. Westman, famed for his work in the field at Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic.