Testimonials from people who have reversed their type 2 diabetes naturally, in a short time (often within a month or so, or even a few weeks) is one of the most powerful ways to help you believe and understand that you — or someone you care about — can do this too!
Today’s inspiration comes from a dad, husband and landscape business owner from Tampa, Florida.
Joey Aucoin was sick and tired, literally, from the side effects of diabetes drugs and drugs for heart conditions that, at the start of the documentary’s filming, he had already been taking for four years. He reversed his type 2 diabetes in weeks, and got off all of the drugs.
You can watch Joey Aucoin’s journey to reverse his type 2 diabetes — and other health problems, including heart conditions — in the film documentary, Forks Over Knives. (The online link to watch the movie is at the bottom of this article).
At the beginning of the film, Joey describes the effects of type 2 diabetes on his life, and the effects of all of the prescription drugs he was taking at the time.
The camera follows him as he shows his rows of prescription drugs in front of him. The camera follows him as he injects his belly with a needle, as he talks about how he injects himself twice a day, (every day, year in and year out).
In those brief moments, as the camera follows him jabbing his belly with the needle, it’s uncomfortable for the viewer to watch that needle jab into his belly. It’s easy to see why no one — no one! — would want to face that reality, day in and day out, year in and year out, as Joey Aucoin had already done for 4 years since he was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
That is, before he REVERSED his type 2 diabetes, naturally, in a matter of weeks.
In the beginning of the documentary, before he made the changes that reversed his diabetes, Joey Aucoin said, “I tell everybody… the joke with everybody with me is: I don’t eat to live, I live to eat. And I… my whole life, I ate whatever I wanted.” Four years earlier, doctors discovered Joey had a dangerously high cholesterol level of 320, and a hazardous blood sugar level of 480, which made him a type 2 diabetic as well as a “prime candidate for a heart attack and a stroke.”
In Forks Over Knives, Joey Aucoin described his daily pill and injections regimen, which at the time included two pills for diabetes, one for cholesterol, one for high blood pressure, and in addition, an injectable drug (jab/injection in his stomach) every morning before breakfast, and every night before dinner.
And that’s what I’ve been doing for almost four years now.
And I know it makes me tired, and I just…
I just don’t feel normal.
I only sleep four hours a night or so.
I just hate taking them.”
– Joey Aucoin, Forks Over Knives
Later, the documentary follows Joey Aucoin as he went to see medical doctors in California, Dr. Matt Lederman (internist) and Dr. Alona Pulde (family medicine).
In the documentary Dr. Lederman read out loud Joey Aucoin’s answers to a form Joey had filled out about his health goals, as well as a list of the current health ailments and issues he was experiencing while eating the standard Western diet.
These were the top health goals Joey Aucoin listed:
(1) Eliminate the shots and medicines, “Get off this stuff.”
(2) Sleep well at night [he was not sleeping well.]
(3) Stop feeling tired and run down, and lose weight.
(Forks Over Knives at 23:57.)
These are the additional health issues Joey Aucoin listed, with the goal to reverse the following chronic, continuous issues he faced (as a result of eating the standard American/Western diet, high calorie, low nutrition foods).
a. low energy
b. ringing in the ears
c. sinus problems and post nasal drip
d. shortness of breath/wheezing
g. loose stool/diarrhea
i. black/bloody/mucous stool with meat consumption
j. difficulty walking and getting around,
k. trouble losing weight
l. chronic and unpleasant hunger feelings,
m. groggy after meals,
n. strong food cavings,
o. anxiety about food in general.”
(Forks Over Knives at 24:07.)
If any of these issues on Joey’s list sound familiar to you or are something you struggle with personally, take heart. Joey Aucoin’s story and all of the information presented in Forks Over Knives will show you how you too, or someone you care about, can reverse these conditions too, in the same way that Joey Aucoin did, naturally, in weeks.
After Dr. Lederman read Joey Aucoin’s health ailments list (above) out loud while reading from his computer screen, Joey Aucoin quipped, “Sounds like I’m dead.” Dr. Lederman joined his laughter but then added, “ALL of these .. I don’t mean to harp on the bad stuff, but most of that should get better.”
Dr. Lederman added his own goals for Joey: “I want you to REVERSE all of your medical diseases, the ones we can reverse, and most of yours, we could [reverse].” (Forks Over Knives at 24:35.) And with disease reversal, Joey would be able to stop all of those drugs.
The film Forks Over Knives discusses in detail some of the many devastating chronic illnesses and diseases, including heart disease, auto-immune diseases of all kinds, asthma, and cancer, that can be prevented and often cured and reversed by doing the exact same thing that also reverses type 2 diabetes naturally. In reversing type 2 diabetes, Joey Aucoin also would be healing his heart conditions and protecting his body from diseases.
Forks Over Knives shows the level of care that Dr. Lederman and Dr. Pulde, who are medical doctors, focus on their patients, including grocery shopping with their patients, and teaching meal preparation techniques in the kitchen. The film shows Joey Aucoin grocery shopping with Dr. Lederman, and cooking together in the kitchen.
The documentary describes Dr. Matt Lederman and his wife, Dr. Alona Pulde, as medical doctors who are
among a small but growing number of physicians who use a whole foods, plant-based diet as a primary treatment for their patients. From shopping with patients to teach them how to read nutrition labels…to showing patients how to prepare meals, they are not your typical M.D.’s. Doctors Lederman and Pulde use food as treatment because they feel it’s the best medicine available… medicine that not only makes their patients feel better but that truly improves their health.”
– Forks Over Knives
Joey Aucoin’s story is just one of the personal stories and testimonials presented in Forks Over Knives, giving personal examples of how to reverse type 2 diabetes naturally, also reverse and prevent heart disease, auto-immune diseases, prevent cancer, and the other illnesses and disease caused by eating the standard Western diet.
In short, one of the powerful messages to take away based on the science and testimonials presented in Forks Over Knives is that we should let food be our medicine, instead of our poison. Don’t choose the standard Western diet — the kinds of foods that are the direct path and master-key to unleashing all of those kinds of illnesses. Instead, choose health.
Within only eight weeks after switching to whole foods plant-based foods, Joey Aucoin was already off all of his medications.
When I started this, I had all these side effects
from medication and from my being so unhealthy.
But now I’m getting in better and better shape every day.
I feel more healthy. I very seldom get tired during the day.
I just feel so good all the time.
This… this is the scale that I weigh myself on.
And it started about eight weeks ago way up here around 218 pounds to 220 pounds.
And now it’s bouncing between 180 and 185 pounds.
None of my belts fit. . . .
Nothing fits. I gotta go shopping. It’s just everything, all my clothes.
A good problem to have.
– Joey Aucoin, Forks Over Knives
Watch the entire documentary, Forks Over Knives (link below).
Watch from start to finish to gain the benefit of learning the science behind how whole food plant-based nutrition can reverse and prevent most of the diseases and chronic illnesses including cancer, heart disease, auto-imune diseases, lupus, rheumatorid arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, type 2 diabtes.
Joey Aucoin’s “AFTER” results from switching to delicious, filling whole food plant-based foods.
The documentary follows Joey Aucoin as he gets his test results (22 weeks after he switched to eating whole food plant-based foods) to compare with the original test results.
Within 8 weeks he was off the diabetes drugs and the blood pressure/heart drugs, and he had lost a lot of weight.
Within 22 weeks he had not only reversed his type 2 diabetes, his weight was down 28 pounds and he also reversed ALL of the (more than two dozen) health problems he had listed in his original form at the beginning of the film, all by switching to whole food plant-based nutrition.
And he was feeling great! His marker of inflammation in the vessels was down to that of a normal person. His blood sugars came down and continued to come down on a daily basis. His cholesterol was significantly lower than it was when he first started. His blood pressure was now normal, whereas while he was ON blood pressure pills, his blood pressure still was elevated. Now, OFF the drugs, his blood pressure was normal. (The blood pressure drugs had NOT succeeded in bringing his blood pressure to normal. Eating whole food plant-based foods DID succeed in bringing his blood pressure to normal.)
As Dr. Lederman emphasized when going over Joey’s results after 22 weeks, the numbers aren’t the whole picture, but real health is. Joey looks much healthier and feels much healthier. His results are clear not only in the numbers/test results, but also in the way he is now able to live his whole life.
He is also SAVING a lot of money now from the out-of-pocket cost of the DRUGS above his insurance. In just 5 months he had already saved @$1000 in out-of-pocket cost for the drugs he no longer has to take.
I was taking nine pills a day and two shots.
I was spending almost $150 to $200 a month on medication, above my insurance.
Just think about that: I’ve been doing this [eating whole foods, plant-based] for five months. I’ve saved $800 to a $1000 already, because I haven’t taken one pill, not one shot. So think about what that saved me…not just me, [but also the money saved by] the insurance company [since he no longer needs the diabetes drugs and blood pressure/heart drugs].
– Joey Aucoin, Forks Over Knives at 1:26:41
I can thank them in every way I can think possible, and my doctors, especially Matt, and [it has] changed my life. And it really has. Not just mine, my family’s, everybody’s. It gives me shivers talking about it, because it’s so serious. It’s a life-changing experience.
– Joey Aucoin, Forks Over Knives, at 1:32:13.
In the short but POWERFUL video testimonial below, watch Joey Aucoin discussing his type 2 diabetes reversal under the care of medical doctor, Dr. Matt Lederman.
It’s really a very powerful video testimonial about the power of whole food plant-based nutrition to reverse type 2 diabetes as well as to lower blood pressure and feel great all-around again.
In this video, Joey Aucoin describes how, working with Dr. Matt Lederman and his wife Dr. Alone Pulde, Joey reversed his type 2 diabetes and got off all of the diabetes drugs and blood pressure drugs, so he no longer has any of the side effects. (For the previous four years he had been taking nine pills a day and two shots a day). He lost 30 pounds. He went from size 38 pants, down to a size 33, and had to buy all new clothes because everything was too big. He no longer has to get up at night to go to the bathroom. He no longer has indigestion; he no longer needs to use any antacids. He says that now he feels great all the time. All of this was the result of switching to eating large quantities of filling, delicious, whole food plant-based foods.
Note: The short video above is not an excerpt from Forks Over Knives; instead it is an emotional, heart-felt testimonial in which Joey Aucoin discusses how grateful he is to Dr. Matt Lederman for helping him reverse his type 2 diabetes and change his life.
Also watch the documentary Forks Over Knives from start to finish to watch Joey Aucoin’s health transformation, before and after, and learn much more about how switching to whole foods plant-based foods can prevent and even reverse many of the common illnesses, diseases and chronic sicknesses.
How can you cure type 2 diabetes naturally, for yourself or someone you care about?
First, watch the movie, Forks Over Knives (links below). Then read the step-by-step how-to companion books to the film (links below), which give you all of the information you need to get started on your journey to health for life.
It’s important to emphasize that anyone making effective diet and lifestyle changes like these must consult with their own medical doctor so that their doctor can reduce and eliminate the drugs when and to the extent they are no longer needed. Continuing to take diabetes drugs and other drugs when they are no longer needed would be very dangerous, so it’s important to work closely with your medical doctor and let them know you are making diet and lifestyle changes since this will require your medical doctor’s supervision and adjustment of the medication levels until and to the extent they are no longer needed.
Step 1: Watch Forks Over Knives to learn how this Florida family man and business owner reversed his type 2 diabetes, naturally, and got off all of the drugs, in weeks.
Step 2: Follow the Same Plan that Joey Aucoin Followed to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
Read this book by Joey Aucoin’s medical doctors who were featured in Forks Over Knives, Dr. Matt Lederman and Dr. Alona Pulde (Step-by-step plan, including delicious recipes – everything you need to get started):
Read this companion book to Forks Over Knives edited by Gene Stone, forewords by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. T. Colin Campbell (with delicious recipes):
Watch the movie Forks Over Knives, read these two books and follow the step-by-step detailed guidance to learn how to reverse type 2 diabetes naturally.
What do you have to lose?
How can your life improve, as Joey Aucoin’s life did, when he reversed his type 2 diabetes, naturally, by following these same steps?
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The way to reverse type 2 diabetes and to prevent and reverse most of the diseases and illnesses that have become so common is so simple and straightforward. As Dr. McDougall says, “It’s the food!”
ALL of these people (links above), whose type 2 diabetes reversal transformations you can watch for yourself in the documentary films in which they are featured, reversed their type 2 diabetes in THE SAME WAY that is described in Dr. Fuhrman’s book, The End of Diabetes, and in Dr. Neal Barnard’s Diabetes Reversal Program.
You can cure type 2 diabetes permanently when you change your nutrition to choose only the foods that support your health — simple, easy to find foods from your local grocery store — and cut out the foods that cause disease and illness, as detailed both in Dr. Fuhrman’s books and in Dr. Barnard’s books. Curing type 2 diabetes permanently results from making the powerful diet and lifestyle change for life that Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Barnard, and many other board certified medical doctors who are among the top experts in nutrition, prescribe. These doctors collectively have decades of first-hand experience helping people to reverse their type 2 diabetes. You too can benefit from their expertise starting with the potentially life-changing action of reading a book like Dr. Fuhrman’s The End of Diabetes, or Dr. Neal Barnard’s book.
As you begin your journey to transform your health and reverse your type 2 diabetes, visit reversediabetes2.com for inspiration from others who have reversed their type 2 diabetes in their first-hand success stories featured in documentary films and videos.
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