When your condition is going to lead to your death in a short period of time, then you are more likely to put in all sacrifices to save your life.
On the other hand when you have a health condition that is chronic but there is no threat in the immediate future like type 2 diabetes, then you are less likely to put in the sacrifices in order to cure your disease.
For instance, If you could cure your type 2 diabetes by changing your diet, in other words stop eating all the things you are currently addicted to, will you do it. This seems like a no-brainer, right? You know that Diabetes does not go away with metformin. You will eventually die from type 2 diabetes.
This might seem harsh, but trust me, I know a few people with type 2 diabetes that are not doing well, that just will not give up anything in order to gain back their health. This is really sad, because there are methods used that can cure people from this disease. The medical industry cannot prescribe this solution because they are hampered by the medical board and the health organisations.
There is good evidence to show that a ketogenic diet can even get patients of their medication - A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes. There are of course also thousands of success stories of people using the Ketogenic diet to reduce or even cure their diabetes.
If there are studies, and anecdotal evidence of this intervention working, are you willing to make the sacrifice in order to get the results? What is your health worth to your friends and family. It is not just about you, it is about those that love you as well. Your health effects them as well. Are you willing to put your tiny pleasures aside in order to get well so they can also enjoy you?
I am not heartless; I know what it takes to be symptom free. I did not have diabetes, but I did suffer from a debilitating chronic condition called functional dyspepsia and panic attacks. I could not accept that my life would be controlled by the constant pain, fear and discomfort caused from a disease that could only be treated with anti-depressants.
I am on a very restrictive diet, and I use a CBD protocols in order to stay free from my symptoms. The question is, is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
Is it easy?
No, not at all, especially in the beginning. I changed my diet, and everyone thought I was crazy. Then I got it from my doctors, and my family. Everyone said I was going to kill myself and would try everything to get me to eat like they do. The social pressure was incredible.
However, when I eat the wrong food, I am in pain, and they are not. I am anxious and full of panic, they are not. So over time it became much easier to just say no and not care what people had to say. As long as I am symptom free, I am happy, and so is my family.
I was also my own worst enemy. I would crave certain foods I used to love, like a peanut butter and syrup sandwich, a bag of Simba chips, top-deck chocolate, black forest cake, beans with butter and potatoes, Broccoli with cheese sauce, egg on toast, and many more. I gave these up, reluctantly at first, but the more my health improved the more I saw these luxury foods as my enemies and not as my friends. Now I don't worry about them anymore, they don't tempt me, neither do they haunt my dreams anymore.
What am I willing to do to live a symptom free life – EVERYTHING. I would much rather spend my life being able to do things, and experience things, play with my grand-son, go for hikes with my wife, play a sport, and enjoy life, that enjoy a meal with the things that cause me harm.
This does not mean that I don't enjoy my food. On the contrary I love the food I eat, and I am not lacking in anything.
Think about it, you spend only about an hour to an hour and a half of your day eating and you are letting this hour and a half control what you experience in all the other time in your life.
I want to challenge you to consider how important it is for you to be able to live your live free of your symptoms. What are you willing to do to be healthy?