It's a uniquely American epidemic. Today, 1 in 3 Medicare dollars is spent on Type 2 Diabetes treatment, and, over the next decade we’re on track to spend $3.4 trillion treating pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
It may sound like a complex, intimidating, expensive disease, but at its core, Type 2 Diabetes is a straightforward dysfunction. Eating a diet full of empty calories and no healthy fats while living a sedentary lifestyle for years can cause insulin levels to get way too high, eventually leading to insulin resistance. According to the CDC, Americans consume about 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour per year – that’s a toxic dose of diabetes causing food. Only a quarter of us get enough exercise.
So, if diet and lifestyle can turn on your diabetes gene, they should be able to turn it off as well.
Science has demonstrated that diabetes is preventable and reversible with aggressive nutrition and lifestyle modifications – if you work with a diabetes doctor like Dr. Borenstein, who’s been treating the disorder for decades. He is living proof that Type 2 diabetes treatment without medication is possible. His functional medicine protocol teaches patients how to cure diabetes naturally at home, so they can avoid the side effects of diabetes medication.
How is diabetes prevented? The same way that it’s treated: with diet and lifestyle changes. For a discreet, compassionate consultation, call Manhattan Integrative Medicine today at (212) 262-2412 or contact us here.
As he does with any imbalance, Dr. Borenstein will first test your nutrient and hormone levels so he can accurately target the root causes behind your Type 2 Diabetes, rather than merely suppressing them with drugs.
First, he’ll assess your insulin and sister-hormone, leptin resistance. The beta cells in your pancreas produce insulin – the key that unlocks your cells to let in glucose (the sugar and carbs you eat), so it can provide you with energy. Leptin is your satiety hormone (it’s released when you’ve had enough to eat). When you overeat, your leptin levels become chronically high, but your body doesn’t recognize satiety because of a complicated biochemical mechanisms, so you continue to feel hunger.
Dr. Borenstein will help balance all the hormones in your endocrine system, to help your pituitary and adrenal glands secrete corticosterone, which regulates your energy, stress response, and food intake. Once he determines how and why your Type 2 Diabetes developed, he will work tirelessly to:
Improve your nutrition levels
Once he’s assessed your deficiencies, Dr. Borenstein will teach you which foods to avoid, and how to incorporate the…
- fatty acids
…that your body type requires into a tasty, enjoyable diet that decreases inflammation and regulates your insulin levels.
Customize your supplement protocol
Whether it’s oral or IV supplementation, you will gradually learn to take customized doses of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, vitamin D3, alpha lipoic acid, chromium polynicotinate, berberine, and PGX fiber to control your appetite and lower your blood sugar.
Balance your microbiome
Dr. Borenstein has mastered the battle against dysbiosis. He will rebalance your malfunctioning gut biome and teach you how probiotics and organic foods can help you maintain gut health for life.
Correct and monitor your hormone health
Figuring out which of your endocrine system disruptors are causing your symptoms takes a bit of sleuthing. Whether it’s environmental toxins, food toxins, sugar overload, or fat deficiency – Dr. Borenstein will uncover the culprits and detox your system then bioidentically supplement imbalances of:
- thyroid hormone
- adrenal glands
Change your food attitude
Learning to ask yourself whether you’re eating because you’re hungry, or because you’re anxious, angry, or sad is not always so easy. Dr. Borenstein will help you analyze your eating habits, eliminate sugar, and eat gut healthy meals because you really want to!
Develop your exercise regimen
Staying fit should feel like fun. Dr. Borenstein will brainstorm and trial-run with you through multiple options that get your heart rate up to 70-80% of its maximum capacity for an hour every day. Eventually exercise will become a daily habit that will help you to control your blood glucose and restore balance in your gut.
Regulate your circadian rhythm
Dr. Borenstein has developed numerous strategies for getting at least 8 hours of high quality sleep. He will test and tweak your sleep routine until you’ve refreshed and rid your body of inflammatory chemicals which cause irritability and insomnia.
Cultivate your stress release strategy
Everybody relaxes in different ways, so this requires getting creative. Whether it’s jogging, yoga, or walks in Central Park, Dr. Borenstein will help you find whatever activity works to lower your cortisol levels and keeps your blood pressure stable.
Track your progress
No protocol can succeed if you don’t follow it. Research shows that patients who track results are twice as likely to succeed, so keeping your appointments with Dr. Borenstein is crucial to beating Type 2 Diabetes for good.
As with any medical treatment, your results will vary based on your age, genetics, general health, environmental conditions, and follow up care.
Don’t become an ugly statistic. Nip diabetes in the bud or reverse the damage it’s already done – gradually, safely, and naturally. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Borenstein today at (212) 262-2412 or contact us here.