Today I want to talk to you about something that affects over 1 million Americans nationwide. Every yearwe are spending around 300 billion dollars on this illness and it was the 7th leading cause of death in 2010.
Today I want to talk to you about Type 2 DIABETES.
Chances are you or someone you know has personal experience with this.
It can be – Debilitating. Frustrating. Uncomfortable.
Not only that, but diabetes is a precursor to more serious health complications like heart attacks, strokes, infertility, blindness, amputations, etc. Scary!
Do you or someone you love suffer from this all-too common condition?
Well, you don’t have to suffer forever and you certainly don’t have to suffer alone.
A lot of people in our community have been able to overcome – or greatly reduce their symptoms – by making lifestyle and dietary changes.
And I want this for you too!
One of our amazing Fitlifers, Sharon, wrote in telling us her story.
She is a mother of 2 and is constantly putting everyone ahead of herself, which caused her health to decline.
After years of neglecting her own needs – including her diet – she gained weight and after a trip to the doctor, it was confirmed that Sharon – once vibrant, healthy and energetic – had type 2 diabetes.
Devastated, Sharon searched the internet for natural ways to improve her health to avoid medications and really get her body back on track.
She began juicing and fueling her body with WHOLE foods. She started walking every day and instead of giving into her family’s requests for junk food and the sweets they’d grown accustomed to, she decided that this journey back to health had to be all or nothing.
It was hard at first and her kids were not happy….
But overtime, they all began to feel better and they found ways to make this new lifestyle fun for the whole family.
Today, Sharon no longer shows signs of diabetes and her kids are eating veggies – without a fuss!
These are the kind of stories we hear all the time at Fitlife.
Maybe you’re like Sharon and are feeling helpless… hopeless…maybe you’ve tried to change your lifestyle, but are confused and discouraged by all the conflicting information and the difficulty of learning new shopping habits and recipes.
I hope that her story has inspired you though because YOU hold so much power to change your health… and it starts with a single step in the right direction.
I know you can do it… and I am here to support you the entire way.
The truth is, so often healing is possible, but the right tools can be confusing to come by with so much information available online. It can be both a BLESSING and a sea of bewilderment to sort through it all.
If you’ve been watching my videos for a while then you KNOW how important the role of FOOD is when it comes to supporting your body’s needs.
And by now, you likely know how much I LOVE superfoods for their amazing ability to skillfully attack and support the root cause of so many ailments. As well as their absolutely incredible power to prevent so many conditions when paired with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
While not feeling your best can cause a lot of emotions to arise – anger, depression, sadness and isolation, to name a few – there is a lot you can do to support your healing process and give your body the best chance to come back into balance.
I know you can do it – I have all the faith in the world in your ability to tackle whatever it is you’re going through and come out better on the other side.
It starts with your commitment to yourself and your beautiful body, which I believe is why you are here with me now. I want to help get you started on the right track.
But I want you to make me a promise.
If you are dealing with Type 2 Diabetes or any other chronic illness or disease, I want you to see this as a blessing – a gift.
I want you to thank your body for sending you these signals to allow you the opportunity to overcome these obstacles and reclaim your life.
We’re never given anything we can’t handle – disease is no exception.
Just remember, so many illnesses and diseases today are caused by lack of knowledge, poor diet and lifestyle choices and stress.
All things that YOU have control over.
All things that we are committed to educating you on at Fitlife.
Here are some of the best superfoods on the planet to help you feel better and begin your journey to a healthier, happier YOU:
#1 Moringa Leaf
Moringa is known in at least 82 countries and has over 200 different names. Historically it was highly valued by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians for its medicinal properties.
An animal study done at the University of Allahabad in India showed that Moringa was effective inlowering blood sugar levels by 26.7 and 29.9%! Doctors in India use Moringa all the time to help with diabetes.
This is one of my absolute favorites, and is not well known in the states, which is why we put it in ourOrganifi Green Juice. You can also find Moringa Leaf in powder or capsule form.
Berries contain NATURAL SUGAR which DO NOT need insulin to be metabolized. This makes them ideal for those following a diabetic diet. Plus, they’re nature’s own candy – sweet, delicious, but low on the glycemic index and guilt-free.