IS IT POSSIBLE, AND HOW IS IT DONE?
There are persons in our island home who are living their lives as best they know how while managing their Type 2 diabetes. While every step in a positive direction is welcomed and beneficial to your body, there are some who want to take it a step further and possibly reverse their Type 2 diabetes completely.
There is hope! For over 75 years Wildwood, located in the state of Georgia in the US, has been pivotal in helping thousands of people take their first steps toward a better health, with testimonials to prove it.
At the Wildwood Lifestyle Centre, they claim to include more that just physical treatments: “We care for (our guests) on all levels: physically, mentally, and spiritually. At Wildwood we believe in healing by changing lives, not just treating symptoms.
For this reason, we introduce our guests to a healthier lifestyle, one that helps them finally live the life they were always meant to live. Wildwood is a place where modern medicine meets nature’s remedies and lifestyle change. Here one can benefit from scientific evidence-based alternative treatments in a peaceful, caring, and accepting environment.
At Wildwood Lifestyle Center, we don’t just treat our guests during the program. We teach them everything they need to know, so that they can continue living the healthy life that they have obtained during their stay. We cover a wide range of relevant health subjects, such as hydrotherapy, massage, exercise, diet, and botanical medicine. These practical classes help equip them to make better lifestyle choices.
Our medical staff have a thorough knowledge of various diseases, and how to treat those with both conventional medicine and natural remedies, lifestyle changes, and diet.”
Articles out of Weill Cornell Medicine prove that diet and exercise treatment reverses diabetes in 61% of patients. In addition, the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine demonstrated that, “sufficiently intensive lifestyle interventions can produce remission of T2D with similar success to bariatric surgery, but with substantially fewer untoward side effects.”
To be clear, the word “reversed” implies a “cure” whereas some simply consider it a method of managing blood sugars. In a great deal of diabetes research, diabetes “remission” is defined as blood sugar levels being at “pre-diabetic” levels rather than non-diabetic levels – meaning the diabetes is being “managed”. It’s also key to remember that it’s not possible for everyone.
When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, recently Wildwood introduced a 28- day online program through which you can learn to tackle your type-2 diabetes naturally, and if possible, “reverse” it completely.
Through this programme, whether online or in person, you acquire the following to help you in your journey:
MEDICAL PROVIDER PERSONALIZED TREATMENT
Have a virtual consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner who believes in holistic care. You will receive a personalized treatment plan that includes natural remedies and lifestyle change.
Chat with a nutritionist who will give you dietary recommendations and help design a meal plan that works for you.
Interact with a trained lifestyle coach who will be right by your side (virtually) as you follow your provider’s recommendations. He will encourage and help you to stay on track so that you can meet your health goals and gain victory over your diabetes.
LIFE ALIGNMENT INSIGHTS
A healthy mind makes a healthy body. Get practical tips on managing stress and anxiety by a trained life alignment instructor. Learn how unhealthy thinking affects your lifestyle choices and what you can do to change that.
LEARN HOW LIFESTYLE AFFECTS DIABETES
Knowledge is power and we want to empower you with well-researched materials that give you insight into type-2 diabetes, how it develops, and how you can tackle it by changing lifestyle habits.
DISCOVER HEALTHY COOKING
Together with recommendations from the nutritionist, we will handpick cooking demonstration videos and recipes to teach you simple, nutritious, and delicious plant-based cooking you can do at home. On top of that, you’ll also receive a free cookbook with recipes so easy anyone can make them.
HEAPS OF RESOURCES AND TRACKING TOOLS
With almost 80 years of experience, we have acquired an abundance of resources that we can’t wait to share with you, from scientific articles to cooking demonstrations, health tips, recipes, and spiritual resources.
PARTICIPATE FROM ANYWHERE
The best part of this program is that you can participate from the comfort and safety of your home. This program is designed to help people from around the world become the healthy individuals they have always dreamed of being.
Remember, trying to determine who can and who can’t “reverse” their diabetes is determined largely by trying.
In conclusion: is type 2 diabetes reversible? Sort of. In the end, it really comes down to two things:
1. Your personal opinion of what “reversed” vs. “managed” means.
2. Whether or not your body is struggling with insulin production rather than insulin resistance.
The most important thing is…try! For more information, check with the Bermuda Diabetes Association, or visit wildwoodhealth.com/ programs/overcome-diabetes/