Q. I was overweight with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. I was taking three different medications (plus a statin to lower cholesterol) and living in a kind of “fog” with decreasing hope. I stumbled upon information that screamed, “Lose weight to save your life!”
I lost beaucoup pounds and the four medications. I replaced them with natural supplements (vinegar, cinnamon, chromium picolinate, fenugreek, turmeric, etc.) and exercise. My doctor said, “Whatever you’re doing, don’t stop.” Besides the weight and the medications, I also lost the terrible side effects that had resulted from all those meds.
If the old adages “You are what you eat” and the ancient Greek physician’s “Let food be your medicine” have any weight, we truly need to pay attention to what we put in our mouths–including medication.
A. Although doctors may not have time to coach people on the specifics of using diet and exercise to achieve better health, a person who dedicates himself to do this can do wonders. We congratulate you. You may be interested in our brand new book, Recipes & Remedies from The People’s Pharmacy, available at www.peoplespharmacy.com, for more ideas on how to structure a diet for optimum health.