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  • Writer's pictureDr. S. Rallis DC, ND

#Diabetes -the mic drop

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

Over the last several years, here at our clinic, we have been conducting very targeted research on the treatment of diabetes and I’m happy to say, are now in the process of preparing some of these case studies for publication. Stay tuned!!

If our research is accurate, I believe that the nutritional guidelines that presently support the treatment of diabetes are not only wrong, but potentially harmful to diabetics. I also believe that continued ignorance surrounding the nutritional management of diabetes is a major factor in the escalation of this disease epidemic.

Allow me to explain…

Diabetes, is, according to world health authorities, one of the single greatest health epidemics of our time. I want to give you some very quick historical perspective. In the early 2000s, as part of the development of Healthscore, I was asked to give a series of lectures on the global burden of preventable lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease etc. I had a section of my slides dedicated to diabetes, and I always began that series with a couple of quotes, including one that stated “Diabetes is the single greatest epidemic facing our society!” I would then move on to the prevalence and the projected escalation of this epidemic.

At that time (early 2000s), it was estimated that 151 million people had diabetes globally. According to the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation, it was projected that...“by 2030, it is believed that 324 million people will have diabetes.”

I’d look around the room and expect to see faces painted with the sheer terror of that projection. Instead it mostly apathy. Here’s the mic drop. We’re now sitting at about 450 million people with diabetes. The growth is exponential and what’s worse, no one is sounding the alarm. Moreover, the guidelines released to treat this epidemic, written by experts, may be actually making this epidemic worse.

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