Functional Medicine Cured My Diabetes

January 3rd, 2013

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Thanks to Dr. Amy Myers and Functional Medicine, I have cured my diabetes.  I no longer need to take Insulin.

Our journey to better health started when my husband and I began gluten free a year ago to see if that would help his IBS. We saw enough improvement that I considered the possibility of a more holistic strategy to resolve the multiple chronic conditions I have had for many years, if not most of my life. I came across Dr. Amy Myers and Austin UltraHealth and took a leap of faith that this might be the solution I had been looking for.  After extensive testing, it was found that I actually had multiple food sensitivities as well as extensive candida overgrowth. After just a few weeks on The Myers Way and treatment, I no longer needed to take insulin for diabetes, my cholesterol tested normal without being on a statin, 20 pounds melted off, my energy improved dramatically, cystic acne, aches, pains, canker sores and headaches all disappeared. We continue to work on my autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with testing and possibly additional treatments, but I am confident that too will eventually come under control. I can honestly say that I feel I am the healthiest I have been in at least 20 years.

I have had so much success that one of our children is now also a patient. She no longer has chronic stomachaches, headaches and ear infections simply by removing a handful of foods. Our youngest is not a patient but we are following The Myers Way principals; her ADHD is so much better that she has not used medication for several months. What continually amazes me is conventional doctors’ insistence that food sensitivities and gut health could not cause all of these issues. From my husband’s gastroenterologist, to my endocrinologist, to the ER doctor, to the pediatric neurologists, all nay-said what we are experiencing.

To any new patients, I would say take this journey one day at a time. It is not easy and may require many life altering changes, but the results can be so dramatic that it becomes a way of life and not just a diet. A favorite quote that keeps me going – Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

-Susan Albrecht

Want to learn more?

Take our Guide to the Gut and Comprehensive Elimination Diet eCourses! These courses outline Dr. Myers’ method in diagnosing and treating gut infections in order to achieve optimal gut health. If headaches, seasonal allergies, and gastrointestinal issues (like IBS) have you looking for a solution, the basic protocol outlined in these eCourses will help to resolve those issues. If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, or candida overgrowth, these eCourses have a specialized protocol designed for you.

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