Reverse Insulin Resistance — How Joaquin Reversed Type 2 Diabetes

September 19, 2019

I had my first appointment three months later,
and when I walked in I had lost close to 35 pounds, and my blood pressure was down, my
sinuses were clear, and my doctor was shocked by the transformation in a short period of
time. I would eat a meal of you know potatoes, I
make beans and rice, and I take those to work every
day. In the morning, I take raw oats and I put
fruit on top of it, and that’s what I eat for breakfast,
I would eat that until I was full, and I would test
my blood and it was like 115 – 120, Wow! Right? After a month of eating this way, the difference
in your health and that way you’re going to feel you’re going to thank yourself, and you’re
going to see that it’s well worth it. [Music]
I wasn’t feeling well for some time and I would not go to the doctor. I had severe headaches,
I had a congestion, my toes started to tingle. I got a doctor who’d never seen me before,
I didn’t have a relationship with, so she instead of
talking to me she got into the medical record and she
noticed that the previous December, this was in June of 2017, the previous December my
A1c was 6.8, I think, and then she says I need
you to go have your blood drawn right now. I tried to
say, “Hey, you know I didn’t fast” and she says “I don’t care, go do it, now” and a day
later I got an email sent, it was 7.1 and I was officially
diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, and I was sent to
have my eyes examined, have my feet examined, and you feel like, you’re shocked, and you
say I really did it this time, and I need to get treatment. At that point, I attended the classes they
sent me to, which were sponsored by my health plan and the initial class they were talking
about diabetes, and what to expect, and what to look for, and by then I had already done
some research online, and I came to know the term
Insulin Resistance, during this class I asked the
nurse, because the guy was an RN, I said “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to throw you off track,
but my understanding is that type 2 diabetes is insulin
resistance” and the guy goes “that’s a conversation for another day”, which blew
my mind right, because I go how can you talk about
what I’m to expect, what I should do, if you don’t tell me what my decease is. At that time, I
started doing research online, that’s when I found Cyrus, recorded the YouTube video
of a Medical Center in Southern California, and
upon hearing him saying you can eat fruit, I said you
know “I need to talk to this guy”. I went to the retreat and it was an incredible
experience for me, because it was a very nourishing supportive environment, I made
friends that I’m still friends with to this date. The
education that I received on those four days immediately changed the way I live my life,
entirely. I adopted the diet, the style, I eat primarily
Whole Foods, I exercise five to six days a week. You
meet everyone, and you’re given an outline of what’s going to take place over the next
few days, and the next morning I walked in and there
were buckets of bananas, mangoes, you know, kiwis, and I’m like are you serious, I go
I’m going to love this, right!. You ate healthy really tasty
foods, I didn’t taste anything the entire time that left me wanting more, quite the
contrary, in the mornings I would say, I can’t wait to finish
this bowl of mangoes, so I can get some more, and
then you finish it up going, wait a minute I’m full. You realize that all the fiber and the water,
and the nutrients make it hard to overeat, when
you’re eating fruit, you stop when you’re done. I was shocked at the level of detail, I’ve
never heard such about biology, chemistry, cell function,
and we started at 7 a.m. and ended at 10 p.m. every day. And in between there were
exercises, we would exercise until you couldn’t get off the ground anymore, and what impacted
me the most is that you know Robby and Cyrus would say listen, look around, where are the
weights? where’s the gym? you don’t need any of that
stuff, right. I’m exercising six days, five to
six days a week for an hour at least, and I don’t own dumbbells, I don’t own anything,
I use my body, the only exercise equipment I purchased
was a band that I hang from the door, so that I
can do, you know, lift, push-ups, and situps and stuff, that’s it! that’s all you need! People try to over complicate how one has
to eat to nourish the body. It’s very simple, you have
your staples, you have rice, beans. The thing that blows your mind is that nobody
tells you don’t have to count calories, you don’t have to
do anything, you just have to eat healthy food until you
feel satisfied. When I talk to folks that they’re trying to
lifestyle for the first time, they over complicate, what to look for? what to eat?. The key here is to just eat simply, add spices
as necessary. The book that you walk away with from the
Summit tells you everything you need to know. I had my first appointment, three months later
and when I walked in I had lost close to 35 pounds, and my blood pressure was down, my
sinuses were clear, and my doctor was shocked by the transformation in a short period of
time. She actually eventually signed up for the
summit that Mastering Diabetes puts up. To find out how different foods were affecting
me, I would actually test throughout the day and I
would eat a meal of potatoes, and make beans and rice and I’d take those to work every
day. In
the morning, I take raw oat and I put fruit on top of him, and that’s what I eat for breakfast,
so I would eat until I was full, and I would test
my blood and it was like 115-120. In the mornings, I
was averaging between 85 and 91. I don’t even test my blood anymore when I
run out of my first supply of test strips, I never would
fill my prescription because I was wasting my time. My
blood sugar is normal in the mornings, throughout the day. The numbness of my feet went
away. I just feel fantastic and I know I’m that
sick anymore. Like I said, I’ll test my A1c one more
time when I’m asked to do by my doctor, but I’m not even concerned about what the results
are going to be. That’s in six months, I’ve lost close to 40
pounds, and I don’t even weigh myself anymore because it’s irrelevant. I feel great! My favorite meal, it’s rice and beans, I love
it!, maybe because I grew up eating beans. I get home with a baked potato, rise with
like, it’s funny because all of a sudden I feel like I’m a
little hungry at night instead of going to grabbing trash,
I’ll throw a baked potato in the oven, put a little a little pepper on it, a little bit
of salt, and I’m good to go, and it’s satisfying, is fulfilling,
and I know that it’s nourishing me, and not harming
me. Do this for yourselves! The cost becomes negligible when you see the
benefits afterwards, you’re not going to spend money on co-payments,
you won’t spend money on going to expensive restaurants that are going to harm
you. I would call it a no brainer, you have to
do this for yourself. After a month of eating this way and the difference
in your health and the way you’re going to feel, you’re going thank yourself
and you’re going to see that it’s well worth it.

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