Did you know that over 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with the life-threatening disease, Diabetes, and there are another 3.7 million Americans who are walking around with the disease and are not aware of it??? Here's my personal story.
On December 23, 2009 I was diagnosed with diabetes. What a shocker for someone who had never been hospitalized in her life! Yet, at 53 years old, I found myself being rushed to the hospital, dehydrated, almost slipped into a coma and was told I could have died had my husband not brought me in just in time. I was informed that I had been diabetic for "quite some time", however it had never been detected. I was asymptomatic, or at least I thought I was, until about a week prior to my hospitalization. I was transferred from the emergency room to the Intensive Care ward, where my vital statistics were closely monitored every single hour. In less that 3 days, I had lost my mobility, my skin and face appeared to have aged at least 20 years, my gums had receded, my vision was blurred and my speech was slurred. I was so weak, I could barely lift my handbag without assistance. While hospitalized, the doctors had to check my blood frequently, however the finger stick was not working because no blood would flow. Consequently, each hour, the doctor had to cut an artery in my wrist to draw blood. This was probably the most painful aspect of my ordeal. I thought after the first few hours I would get used to it, but I never did.
On the day of my discharge from the hospital, a nurse visited me and told me that she was going to teach me how to inject myself with insulin. I looked at her stunned for a moment and said, "I have to do WHAT?" The nurse explained to me that she needed to teach me how to self-administer insulin, because from now on, for the rest of my life I would need insulin in order to remain alive.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing, and I was still somewhat subdued from the entire ordeal, so I reluctantly took the syringe from the nurse and followed her instructions. I almost fainted and my hands were shaking so much that I could barely stick the needle into my stomach the way I was instructed to. The nurse assured me that I would become more adept within time.
When I was finally discharged from the hospital, I went home declaring to my husband that I just couldn't live my life having to stick myself in the stomach with needles all the time. I also noticed several adverse side effects from the insulin such as intense cravings for food, swollen ankles and feet, extreme lethargy and not to mention severely blurred vision which caused me to become legally blind and I ended up having to take a medical leave from work. I was unable to sleep at night due to severe headaches, and had to sleep with my head elevated. The food cravings were so severe that I found myself literally counting the hours and minutes as to when I could have my next meal or snack. I also began having heart palpitations and difficulty breathing. I also developed the inability to have anything covering my neck - I even had to sleep with the comforter away from my neck because it felt as though I could not breathe.
I did not know what would become of me. I wondered whether or not that was it - whether I would be permanently disabled after being so functional such a short time ago. It was as though I had become sick overnight, but I now know and was told by the doctors that I had been diabetic for some time but just did'nt realize it. I am also aware that I was not actually asymtomatic. I had symptoms such as headaches (which I never used to have), extreme weight loss and weight gain, intense cravings for sweets, excessive thirst and excessive urination, however, I dismissed these symptoms as being stress related due to my place of employment. Simply put, I fell into the trap of putting everyone's needs before my own, and thought that with some rest and some aspirin I would be fine.
My husband and I began telling my story and seeking the aid of holistic practitioners, because I had such adverse reactions to the insulin. We were what we refer to as being Divinely led to two wonderful people. One became my naturopathic doctor, Christopher Saltpaw, N.D. The other person is a herbalist named Mama Nyaah.
During my first consultation with Mama Nyaah, I was assured that diabetes could in fact be cured. She proceeded to give me testimonies of clients whom she had assisted in reversing diabetes in less than 6 months. Mama Nyaah also disclosed that she had assisted other clients in becoming cured from cancer, hiv/aids and other dis-eases which they suffered from for many years, and were cured within a matter of months. I was skeptical at first, however I was also aware that I had absolutely nothing to lose by accepting her treatment.
Approximately one week after beginning the herbal remedies, I noted my blood sugar levels begin to decline, and with the advice of my medical doctor, I was told that I could reduce the number of units of insulin which I was still using. Incidentally, I did not disclose to my doctor that I was using herbal treatments in addition to the prescription medication.
Each week thereafter, I continued to notice a decline in my blood sugar levels until I was eventually told by my medical doctor that I could stop using the insulin. She then prescribed the oral medication Glipizide which gave me similar side effects as the insulin. I also noticed that the Glipizide caused heart palpitations. I began to fear the possibility of a heart attack, and my fears were confirmed when I read the pamphlet which accompanied the medication. I knew I would not be using it very long.
At this point, I met Dr. Christopher Saltpaw, who suggested that I treat the diabetes with natural supplements. He also designed a personal workout regimen and diet tailored to my age, present physical condition, and my desired goals for overall health. As of February 21, 2010, I have been and continue to remain free of prescription medication. My health continues to improve daily, and I am now an advocate of reversing diabetes through natural methods.
I am now on a mission to assist others who desire to cure themselves and their loved ones of diabetes through natural remedies. I still test daily and I still have checkups by a licensed medical doctor, however the days of prescription medication are over for me. And you can do it too!! Again, please email me if you desire to hear more of my story or if you just want to chat about your own health issues. Much peace, love, light and good health to all.
Dr. Christopher Saltpaw, N.D. (917) 837-6722
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These are photographs of the insulin and prescription medication which I had to self-administer daily after each meal and before bedtime. I NO LONGER NEED THIS!!!
Here's a closeup of the insulin pens. They come pre-filled with insulin; there's a dial which you turn to fill it with the correct number of units (I was prescribed 40 units).I NO LONGER USE THESE!!!
This next photograph is actually what I had to do. I had to pinch the skin (in my case fat!) on my stomach and then insert the needle , then push the knob on top of the pen to release the 40 units of insulin. I NO LONGER DO THIS!!!
You can also administer the shots in your arm and other areas of the body. I never did get used to it. My hands would shake and my knees would feel weak every time I had to do this. I NO LONGER DO THIS!!!
I have used various natural supplements during my journey of reversing diabetes. Some were in liquid form others were gel capsules and still others were herbs which I had to boil, cool and then drink as tea. So often, people with life-threatening medical conditions simply become tired of taking their medication. I know this feeling well. Also, there are others who use natural remedies such as herbs, however the herbs are not pleasing to the taste. This is unfortunate, because if you can not tolerate the taste, chances are you may not stick to that method of treatment for long. I know --- I've been there also! Try drinking Kombucha Tea. This is a fermented, probiotic beverage which is sold in most health food stores/supermarkets, and has numerous health claims including but not limited to curing cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, reliving pain, aiding in weight loss and much more.
I conduct free workshops in the NYC area, teaching others how to make the tea at home for pennies/day. Contact me for more info.
SAY NO to AMPUTATION
SAY NO to BLINDNESS
SAY NO to HEART ATTACK
SAY NO to STROKE
SAY NO to POOR QUALITY OF LIFE
HEAL YOUR BODY USING HOLISTIC METHODS. Continue using your prescription medication until your doctor gives you the "ok" to discontinue it.
Please note that I was originally diagnosed as a Type I diabetic, and then the diagnosis was changed to a Type II. Much of this information is also helpful to Type I diabetics, however I am aware that many Type I diabetics may always need to use insulin. The good news is that even Type I diabetics may reach a point where the amount of insulin needed may be drastically reduced by adding herbs and supplements to their diet. Call Dr. Saltpaw! Feel free to contact me for moral support.
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