Clive – Patient Profile

By Jason Fung, MD

I have been corresponding with a reader, Clive over these past few months, and he has been kind enough to allow us to share his testimonial. Here’s his story:

Clive and Sandra: We have been in awe watching and listening to your lectures on obesity and diabetes. My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 7 yrs ago, and although he is not on medication, we, like most people thought it was a permanent disease and he would only get worse, how wrong we were! With your inspiration we started a low carb diet only 5 weeks ago and have been amazed at losing over a stone each, but the interesting thing is that his cholesterol has dropped to 4. 7. Triglycerides 0. 8. HDL 1.7. LDL 2. 6. and is no longer obese, we now feel more confident to carry on this good work and maybe one day come off our blood pressure tablets.

We want to say a Big Thank You to you for all the information you have given out to everyone, and we think you are truly amazing and so interesting to listen to. Thank you once again. – Dec 10, 2015

Dear Dr. Fung, We felt that we had to write and thank you for all the information and advice you have available on the web for curing type 2 diabetes.  Since finding your website a year ago we have been following all the advice and information on there, 2 weeks ago he went for the annual diabetic eye screening check up and told the technician he was reversing his diabetes but the technician said he had never heard of it and the only way would be to have a liver transplant!! I must say my husband came away very deflated, anyway he has just got the blood results back from his doctor and guess what, he’s not diabetic anymore!!!!

Thank you once again because we feel it’s all because of you and the information you put out. Happy New Year! Best wishes Clive and Sandra. – Dec 27, 2015

Dear Dr Fung. We successfully reversed type 2 diabetes by watching and listening to you. How amazing you are! We have come across so many disbelievers along our journey, especially from the medical profession. Clive went to the dentist today for his usual check-up and was asked, ‘any health changes’ He told them he was no longer diabetic. This received a puzzled look and a question, ‘Oh! how did you do that?’ Clive has told her all about you and how amazing you are! It’s strange how these people react. We are spreading the word! Thank you once again for all you have done for us. Best wishes and Happy New Year. Clive and Sandra. — Jan 11, 2016

We write this letter to you with many thanks and in appreciation of all the information and advice you have put out on the web on how to reverse type 2 diabetes. My husband Clive who is 74 was diagnosed with type two diabetes 7 years ago and although we had been controlling it with diet we were told by the Dr that he would have to go onto medication eventually! We feel very lucky indeed to have found you Dr Fung and been in awe watching and listening to your lectures and that is when we decided to do a paleo diet and cut out all sugar, process food ,rice,pasta,bread and potatoes and “fast” one day a week, well Clive has lost nearly 3 stone in weight,he is now 14 stone and feels very well. We were very enthusiastic about it but came up against many disbelievers especially the medical profession and when Clive had his yearly diabetic eye screening check up a few weeks ago he told the technician he was reversing his diabetics but was told by the technician he had never heard of anyone being able to do this. Now guess what?! He is is no longer diabetic! We are going to carry on eating healthy and have also changed to grass fed meat which healthier. Although his doctor has not said that there is anything wrong his serum urea level is 8.8mmo1/l.

If anyone reading this has diabetes or knows someone that has it, please take the time and do the research as Clive and I have, it really has changed our life’s for the better! Do not let the medical profession knock your confidence you really can take control of your own health! – Jan 11, 2016

Dr. Jason Fung: Absolutely amazing, Clive! This is typical of the medical establishment. Doctors, dieticians, diabetic educators and generally everybody interested knows that Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a dietary disease. If you can lose the weight, then the T2D wil go away. Everybody agrees with that. So, it is clear that T2D is a fully reversible disease. But a dietary disease requires a dietary solution.

This is where the breakdown occurs. Doctors treat this dietary disease with lots of drugs, and then watch as the patient continues to worsen. This is driven by the big pharmaceuticals and big food companies who sponsor lots of research into drugs and really don’t want people to get better. They give prominent doctors lots of money to speak to other doctors. They send them on fancy trips all over the world. Unfortunately, they have corrupted the academic doctors who write national guidelines. This leads doctors to tell The Biggest Lie. The lie is that T2D is chronic and progressive. You’ve got it, get used to it!

But this is not simply a lie they tell you. This is a lie they tell themselves. Doctors watch patients get worse year after year on medications. Taking more and more drugs to keep sugars down. So, either they admit that they are giving the complete wrong treatment (drugs for a dietary disease), or they lie to themselves that the disease is itself progressive. Psychologically, they cannot admit to themselves that they are not only bad doctors, but allowed Big Pharma to buy them off. They are shills for the drug giants, and not the healers they thought themselves.

No, they cannot do that. The psychological damage is too great. Instead, they institutionalize the lie that T2D is progressive and they are doing the best they can. They lie to themselves that they are working with Big Pharma to find a cure. Now, they can believe themselves to be the noble healer facing this deadly onslaught. In truth, they were traitors and turncloaks. They betrayed their patients trust and broke the oath of Hippocrates to first do no harm.

This is all despite the all the evidence in front of their very noses that T2D is fully reversible. Lose the weight, lose the diabetes. Denial is powerful and pervasive, not simply a river in Egypt. If there is only one thing you need to remember, it is this. Type 2 Diabetes is a fully reversible disease. Don’t believe this ghastly lie. That is the first step to reclaiming your health.

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By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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