Curing Diabetic Neuropathy?
There is a strong link between diet and treating diabetic neuropathy. See the mind boggling research that is unknown to many.
By Shiraz Abbas
Around half of diabetics will eventually get neuropathy or at least develop some kind of nerve damage. Neuropathy comes with a lot of pain and that pain often does not go away with most treatments. In fact, there is no known medical treatment for neuropathy and as such, the only thing that doctors can prescribe are steroids, heavy pain killers and yes, anti-depressants in order to reduce suffering.
Very very interestingly enough, there has been a study called “Regression of Diabetic Neuropathy with Total Vegetarian (Vegan) Diet.” Diabetics who had been suffering from neuropathy for a decade were placed on a whole-food and plant-based diet. 17 out of 21 patients in the study said they experienced complete relief from their pain within days.
Not only that, they reported improvement in their numbness and tingly feeling. Furthermore, the diabetics lost an average of 10 pounds, blood sugar level dropped, insulin needs reduced by half and in 5 out of the 21 patients, not only was their neuropathy cured, but so was their diabetes in a matter of days. People who had been diabetics for twenty years were were off all blood sugar medication in less than four weeks.
These patients also had their cholesterol levels improved and also seemed to have been cured from hypertension. Now, we know that diabetes can sometimes be cured with a plant-based diet, but the fact that a reverse in neuropathic damage was observed based on something as simple as a diet was something entirely new.
Now think about it. Neuropathy is one of the hardest diseases to treat in all of medicine. The fact that ¾ of patients were cured in just a few days using a simple diet was mind boggling. What this tells us is that animal-based diets (meet, dairy etc.) could be involved in the body’s inflammatory responses which could lead to neuropathy.
Please consult your doctor if you think a whole foods plant-based diet could work for you.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.