Diet and Diabetes

I googled “treatments for type 2 diabetes” and was overwhelmed when my search results were drugs, drugs, and some more drugs. Some of the side effects of these drugs include: weight gain, nausea, increased risk of pancreatitis, and urinary tract infections. Is this the only way type 2 diabetes can be treated? Medications?

The discouraging results prompted me to do some research, and I was grateful to find study after study showing that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and even reversed by following a plant-based whole foods diet.

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Eggs – Healthy or Not?

What is the deal with eggs? It seems recently I have been bombarded with the health benefits – perhaps some of you have seen the “Boiled Egg Diet” while scrolling through Pinterest? Or the classic health-nut character in the sitcom who puts raw eggs in his morning smoothie.

I wanted to find the research behind the health claims that have been made about eggs, and ultimately decide if I would include them in my diet. Continue reading “Eggs – Healthy or Not?”

Doctor Recommended Books, Cookbooks, Blogs

Dr. Giebel has spent his life learning about and enjoying the plant-based lifestyle. He has read and reviewed many books, articles, and movies, and is excited to share his favorites with the patients that he sees at Lifestyle Eye Center. And now you can see the list too!

If you are ready to educate yourself in the subject of a healthy life – here are some amazing resources to check out. Decades of research have lead doctors and scientist to believe that eating a whole-food plant-based diet is the best way to prevent and even reverse disease.
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Prevent Heart Disease with Diet

A 79-year-old man who was suffering from severe heart disease was told by his doctor that the next step in his treatment was to undergo coronary artery bypass and aortic valve replacement surgery. This option seemed extreme and risky. Before taking surgical measures, he decided to start by changing his diet.
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Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Diet

The nutrients we ingest are directly related to the state of our health. Good sources of vitamins and minerals all work to prevent disease and to build a strong healthy body. Sadly, years of marketing from big dairy and cattle companies have mislead everyone, stating that the best sources of nutrients like calcium, protein come from animal products. Continue reading “Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Diet”