Today I had the pleasure of meeting a group of people to chat about social media networking and such. In this group, was a man claiming to be a Natural doctor with business cards. Not a "DO" or an "MD" but some kind of Natural holistic doctor. He proceeds to tell me that he could help me "REVERSE" my Diabetes. Of course this caught my ire. I asked him how can you reverse a pancreas that is only functioning at 50%? Then he starts to tell me about how if I lost weight and controlled my diet I could reverse my diabetes. I started to quiz him on insulin resistance, diabetes 1, 1.5, 2.0. I asked him what is the different between him and a physical trainer if this is the only thing he had to offer. He said he could prescribe medicine but doesn't. He also said he works with an Endo. I asked why would an Endo work with him? An Endo doesn't need him and his hocus pocus.
Personally I am so tired of these natural gurus making claims to reverse diabetes. They normally never have any proof or evidence that will stand up to scientific scrutiny. More over they normally can't answer questions about diabetes, mechanisms and how their own products work on a detail level. They normally promote a management system. This is what a physical trainer does. If their brand of treatment does not affect pancreatic function then why is it considered something feasible for a diabetic. Why is their information comparable or better than and ENDO's? What he wanted to focus on was insulin resistivity. When I started asking questions about this subject he started to falter and refused to answer my questions.
People I would suggest that when you come across these clowns that want to help you with herbs and spices and a diet program to put them under the microscope. I don't want to be to so cynical to suggest none of these natural gurus are all bad but I personally have not seen one to stand against my scrutiny. However I have had Medical doctors to go toe to toe with me and learn to respect. So please educate yourself so you do not waste time or money on people that just want to take advantage of you.