I found this wonderful email in my inbox this morning that told me about your site. I’ve always thought South Africa needed a forum like this but were never able to find one.
I would like to share my story and maybe by doing so I can help someone else going thru the same deal as I did,
Some history. I use to life in the USA and were eating all kinds of junk food, my Uncle lost his leg due to diabetes and finally lost his life due to complications of diabetes. After this happened I went for a checkup in the US and the results showed that I did not have any sugar issues at that point, I was weighing in at 171kgs.
After returning to South Africa I was finally diagnosed with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, and were put onto medicine to help for this. The doc started out with diabetic pills but it did not seems to help to get my readings down from 20+mmol. I started to loose a lot of weight and were told that this was de to my sugar levels being extremely high. I decided to go to a specialist and were told that if I do not change my lifestyle I would have to start injecting Bayetta in order to control my sugar. But still refused to take on Bayetta and thought at that point that I would just change my lifestyle and it would go away. It did not, neither did my lifestyle change and after a while I was taking Bayetta shots twice a day. It helped but I was still getting high readings.
Then I saw a movie called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, this was an eye opener to me. I also started to exercise more regularly. In this movie the guy uses vegetable juice to “Reboot” his life. It is extreme but I was ready to try everything since my medication were costing me around R1500 per month. So I started juicing, replacing two meals a day with green juice! Within a week I was told to stop taking my Bayetta injections because my levels were dropping too low, then I started to go on a 10 Day Juice Fast and were able to stop taking ALL my medication. Today I’m weighing in at 143kg and still going strong, I’m still juicing two meals a day and eating the 3rd.
I hope that by sharing my story I can help others to do the same. There is no trial that can proof this works but I know it worked for me and it might work for someone else.
Pieter de Beer