At age 27, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (aka Juvenile / Autoimmune Diabetes). My blood glucose level at the time was nearly 1600. That fact that I survived, I'm told, was nothing short of a miracle. Even while I was still in the hospital, doctors and other hospital personnel approached me: a) to let me know how rare a BG that high is; b) to explain to me how lucky I am to be alive; and c) just to meet me, because even in medical matters, I apparently could make both an entrance and an impression.
          For the next three years, I spent some time reflecting on that diagnosis experience (which you can read in its entirety by clicking here), feeling certain it meant I had something meaningful to do with this life of mine, but unsure what that something might be. I struggled for a while through some of the darkest times in my life, before emerging from that darkness with new purpose and clearer direction. A few months later, I found Raw foods and began to learn about and experiment more with nutrition's potential role in healing my condition.
          Eighteen months later, I had reduced my insulin intake by 80%, down to about 5 units per day. I wondered at first if I might plateau there. I wondered if living with diabetes might simply be a stark reality that I would have to embrace eventually. But that was not to be my story. On May 20, 2012, I detached from my insulin pump and didn't look back.  
           My approach has been a multi-front attack on diabetes, and my arsenal includes sound nutrition, improved hydration, food-based mineral supplementation, near-infrared sauna therapy, and coffee retention enemas. And as my body finally begins to heal without the hurdle of synthetic insulin, I'm filled with renewed commitment to my ultimate goal: to live free of diabetes and food addictions.
          I love life, I enjoy food, I don't count calories, and I don't feel guilty about what I eat. I believe in healing over cures, and nutrition over medicine. My journey is a deeply spiritual one that tests and expands my faith daily. It's a humbling, empowering feeling suddenly to find myself more amused than alarmed by the persistent swirl of Matrix-driven activity around me, as I begin to see the world in 1s and 0s.

          That's my story. What's yours? Please email me to share or offer personal feedback. You can also visit my Amazon store under the "Tools" tab, to see what tools and resources I personally recommend for helping you get started on your own journey to better health.
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