Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 04 | August 2016 - Page 27

endocrinologist. A wonderful, kind person, but their philosophy and approach to bringing my blood sugars down was based in medicine instead of looking at my nutrition and food intake.. We started out with an oral med and then they added a second oral med. When that didn't work, they added an insulin and then a second insulin. When those didn't work, they put me on insulin injectables. I was on five diabetes medications. It made me put on weight. It made me feel fatigued, lethargic and depressed. And with all of that, my blood sugars still were not coming down. They were not responding to five different diabetic medications.”

“I had the feeling that we could keep adding meds and upping the dosage for the rest of my life. My life wasn't going to be what I wanted it to be. I decided to take control of my health and my medical decisions. I found a nutritionist who has changed my life. Tiffany Stone, here in Traverse City, has bit by bit, taken me through the process of understanding the physiological reasons behind my diabetes, of getting to know how my body functions, physiologically, and why (while on all of those

medications) they didn't work

to improve my health. I have been working with Tiffany for a year now. I’m happy to say that I am off of all but one of the diabetes medications. I am just on a low dose of an oral medication, and I'm on it because my regular doctor thinks that it serves as good liver support until I completely regain my health. All other medications are off the table. I have lost 43 pounds. My blood sugars are now almost continually in the normal range with only occasional spikes that according to my health care professionals, are nothing to worry about. I am not on a diet, I have improved my way a life. I've had to completely change my relationship with food on an emotional, physiological, mental and ultimately spiritual level. I still have about 40 more pounds to lose, but I have every confidence that the weight will come off. I'm healing from the inside out. It has been an amazing journey.”

“I feel like I'm coming into my own, at 51 years of age, I'm finally becoming the best I was meant to be, and it is a really powerful feeling.”

A common thread I have found throughout the experience of creating Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine is that we have to experience what we

“I read somewhere that human body is designed to walk between 11 and 12 miles a day and if any of us get a mile in on a day we're lucky. ”

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