Testimonials

“I am changed. The education was clear and concise. The shortcuts and time-saving ideas are invaluable… Each and every member of your staff went out of their way to take care of my special needs. I am sure that never happens in the larger programs…”  ~ Elsa

These testimonial only represent the 1000’s we receive every year.

Wish you all love and blessings, Bobby

Robert Morgan is the Health Educatiuon Director Of Creative Health Institute, in Union City, Mi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels

Normal blood sugar level range between 80 and 120. A dangerous blood sugar level can mean it is too high or to low. Creative Health Institute does not treat or diagnosis diabetes. After you have been diagnosed diabetes type 2, we can teach you how to work on reversing it and bringing your blood sugar levels into the normal range, usually within 21 days.  Whether you have diabetes or not you should consult your doctor if you  are experiencing symptoms of abnormal blood sugar, or feel that its  not within the normal range.  So consult with your doctor, then you can make an informed decision as to where to go from there.

Some symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels

  • The first symptom of diabetes is often excessive thirst (unrelated to exercise, hot weather, or short-term illness)
  • Excessive hunger (you know you’ve eaten “enough” but are still hungry all the time)
  • Frequent urination (often noticed because you must wake up repeatedly during the night)
  • Tiredness and fatigue (possibly severe enough to make you fall asleep unexpectedly after meals), one of the most common symptoms of diabetes.

While many of the signs and symptoms of diabetes can also be related to other causes, testing for diabetes is very easy, and the constant/regular presence of one or more of these symptoms over an extended period of time should be checked by a physician.

If diabetes is suspected, tested for, and diagnosed when those symptoms first start appearing, other more serious symptoms of advanced diabetes can often be prevented or have their onset significantly delayed through diet, exercise and proper blood sugar management.

However, often the ‘minor’ symptoms of diabetes go unrecognized, and physical and neurological problems may arise, resulting in some of the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision(diabetes can lead to macular degeneration and eventual blindness)
  • Numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet.  (symptoms of diabetes which causes nerve damage in the extremities)
  • Slow healing of minor scratches and wounds (diabetes often leads to impaired immune system function)
  • Recurrent or hard-to-treat yeast infections in women (another sign of impaired immune function)
  • Dry or itchy skin (peripheral neuropathy also affects circulation and proper sweat gland function)

If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms an appointment with a physician should be made as soon as possible.

Latest Study Shows Caffeine Has A Negative Affect On Blood Sugar Levels

Caffeine Raises Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetics

It may come as quite a shock to those type 2 diabetics who regularly consume caffeine to hear that studies are now showing that caffeine raises blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.

I’m a regular diet coke drinker and I thought that because there is no sugar in diet coke it was safe for me to drink regularly…I was wrong.

The American Diabetes Association announced the findings of a Duke University study which showed that caffeine raised the blood glucose levels of type 2 diabetics throughout the day and especially after meals.

Previous studies on the link between caffeine and diabetes had shown that caffeine consumption lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes. Those who drank the most caffeine were the least likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It was these finding that has led many people to believe that caffeine had no ill effect on diabetics, in-fact it was helpful in lowering blood sugar.

What the Duke University study is now showing is that in people who have type 2 diabetes, caffeine raised their blood sugar levels throughout the day. So even if they drank caffeine in the morning it had an effect on their blood sugar level throughout the entire day making it difficult to keep it under control.

So what is suggested? Well, if you are a type 2 diabetic  and you are finding it difficult to keep your blood glucose levels in the normal range you may want to examine the amount of caffeine you are consuming.

Now that studies have shown caffeine raises blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics  you may want to monitor the amount of caffeine that you consume, including soft drinks, tea, etc.  

 Think about how you can replace your caffeine jolt with healthy alternatives. Contact us here at Creative Health Institute and we will be glad to share some ideas which will help you balance your blood sugar levels and balance your life.

Wishing all of our friends the best day ever.

Bobby Morgan

Program Director

Creative Health Institute

Reversing Diabetes Is Possible – We See It Happen Every Week At Creative Health Institute

By Val Willingham, CNN
January 28, 2011 10:02 a.m. EST
"It was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK," Jonathan Legg said.
“It was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK,” Jonathan Legg said.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jonathan Legg began to exercise every day, changed diet to reverse diabetes
  • Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose or sugar in the body
  • Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes; it’s usually diagnosed in children

For more information on diabetes watch this weekend’s special edition of “SGMD“: “Diabetes 20/20,” Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. ET

Bethesda, Maryland (CNN) — When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked.

“I had always been pretty active,” said Legg. “But it was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK.”

That was two years ago. Since that time, the Morgan Stanley executive decided to make some changes and reverse his diabetes. Although his doctor recommended he go on medication to control his illness, Legg took a different approach. Instead of meds, he began to exercise every day and changed his diet, cutting out alcohol, fatty foods and watching his carbs.

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“I wanted to be able to know the changes I was making were making a difference, and it wasn’t the drug,” said Legg.

According to new statistics just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, are affected by either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Most, like Legg, have type 2 diabetes, which in many people develops later in life. Caused primarily by genetic makeup, a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some cases. By making changes to their lives such as adding exercise and improving their diets, many type 2 diabetics can drop their glucose or sugar numbers back to the normal range, reversing their condition.

Diabetes type-2 can be reversed
 
“We have seen numerous people reverse their condition,” says Dr. Michelle Magee, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington. “But it takes a real dedication for the rest of their lives,” she notes.

So why do exercise and diet help reverse diabetes? To answer that question, we first need to know why people get diabetes in the first place.

Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose or sugar in the body. We get sugar from the things we eat. The body is designed to process sugar so it can enter our cells and provide energy. But glucose can’t enter our cells without insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas.

If you have diabetes, your body isn’t making any or is not making enough insulin — or it can’t properly use the insulin it is producing. As a result, too much sugar stays in the blood. If this occurs for a long time, it can lead to serious problems.

Tips for dealing with diabetes

Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes because it’s usually diagnosed in children and young adults. About 5% to 10% of all people with diabetes have this type, which is not reversible because the person’s pancreas is not producing insulin at all.

The remainder have type 2 diabetes. For these people, their body can no longer process insulin correctly. Although genetics plays a part, obesity is a major reason people develop type 2 diabetes.

“We know that excess body weight adversely affects every organ system in the body,” says Dr. Gary Foster, director of Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education in Philadelphia. “So it shouldn’t be surprising that as obesity increases, as it has over the past 30 years, that medical conditions, especially conditions like type 2 diabetes, will also increase.”

People who carry excess weight, especially in their midsection, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes because the fat in their tissues causes an imbalance of insulin in the body. The condition is called insulin resistance. If they can eliminate that fat by exercising and limiting carbohydrates and alcohol, then many can drop their glucose levels. And for some, they can drop them back into the normal range.

This is also true for people who are prediabetic. According to the CDC, 79 million Americans are prediabetic, which means their glucose readings fall between 100 and 125 while fasting. According to the American Diabetes Association, normal glucose readings are 100 and below when a person has not eaten anything. Numbers above 125 while fasting are considered to be in the diabetic range. So when you’re prediabetic, it’s easier to turn those numbers around. And that’s important, because once you become a diabetic, even if you drop your numbers, you will always be classified as a diabetic, making it difficult to acquire good insurance.

“Once you fall into that glucose range, you are considered at high risk for developing the condition again,” says Magee.

“That’s why we are working on a program right now that goes into the community and reaches those who are at risk of being prediabetic or diabetic,” Magee said. “The results have been so positive, the CDC is looking at the program as a possible protocol for other hospitals to follow.”

As for Jonathan Legg, his numbers are no longer in the diabetic range. He’s lost 40 pounds and watches everything he eats.

“I educated myself, I read the labels,” said Legg. “I enjoy what I eat. I met with nutritionists, and they helped me build a game plan.”

His physician, Dr. Lucy McBride says it’s more than just diet; it’s also the types of foods that Legg eats.

“He cut out significant amounts of sugar and carbs in his diet, really changed how he ate,” says McBride. “He’s increased fiber, increased protein, cut back on alcohol, which is really sugar.”

But McBride notes Legg needs to be tenacious.

“I told him, encouraged as I was, and proud and pleased [but] he’s got to keep up those lifestyle habits for things to stay in the right direction,” McBride said. “Without exercise, without diet and without weight control, the diabetes will come back. It’s something he will need to manage his whole life.”

That’s something Legg says he would rather do than live as a diabetic.

If you are a diabetic and want to improve your life. Call us at 866.426.1213 and talk  to our Health Education Director, Robert Morgan “Bobby” and learn how easy it is to put diabetes behind you – forever!

Exotic Herbs Which May Help Contol And Help Reverse Diabetes…

We do not recommend ever utilizing herbs for medicinal purposes without discussing them with your doctor. Creative Health Institutes twenty-one day diabetes reversal program is based in our belief that a living body needs living food and when it is supplied a variety of living foods it will respond and heal itself.  We considered, it wise for you to refer to your family doctor before proceeding to enter into any treatments.

Bitter Gourd appears to have a very positive affect on keeping sugar spikes down and insulin levels stable. Many diabetics consume bitter gourd as a regularly as part of their diet. Bitter gourd is also been shown to have many other  health benefits.

Bitter gourd is a tropical vegetable, which is cultivated mainly in the Asian and African countries. It is also known by the name of ‘Karela’ and has a rough, warty skin. As the name suggests, the vegetable is bitter in taste and has a skin that is dark green in color.

Diabetics usually consume bitter gourd in the form of a powder or juice, but it is also used in traditional Asian dishes. The standard protocol is to consume bitter gourd first thing in the morning.  Many diabetics sprinkle bitter gourd on their first meal of the day. While others feel its better to consume it alone, or if in a powder form mix it with warm water and drink it.

Butea Leaves, is another amazing herb from India.  Though the tree has many other healing properties it isthe leaf when boiled, that releases  the phytochemicals which almost immediately reduce blood sugar. The picture that should have been here (sorry)  shows the flowering of the pods on the tree. Each pod has a seed that when dried and powered becomes a very powerful worm and parasite remover.  In Ayurveda medicine the leaf a also chewed.

 Cinnamonis such an amazing herb and of all the exotic herbs its most familiar to North Americana.  What is not generally known is that cinnamon is antiviral and  is  strong stimulator of insulin activity and is very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and many other health challenges which require the reduction of viral pathogens and the regulation of blood sugar. It helps to keep the blood sugar in check and has been shown to be more powerful than turmeric, cloves or bay leaves.  Like most herbs the bark and twigs of the cinnamon tree has many other uses in helping our bodies to overcome health challenges.

Curry Leaves, is being shown to be a major player in the reversal of diabetes. Researchers from the department of pharmacy at King’s College London say they have found scientific justification for the use of alternative medicine.  Scientists believe that the Indian curry leaf  may contain phyto-chemicals which slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown in people with diabetes. The tree’s leaves could have the ability to control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Chewing on ten fully grown leave every morning is believed to help with the lowering blood sugar and to help the pancreas to regulate insulin. chewing curry leaves is also said to help with weight loss. Its is estimated that 80% of the baby boomers are overweight and that many of them are suffering from the effects of type 2 diabetes. 

Fenugreek is easy to grow right in your kitchen and had the ability to control glucose metabolis and at the same time it  has a strong modulating effect on blood lipid levels which may substantially reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Most diabetics, have lipid imbalances, Fenugreek has demonstrated to have the remarkable ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while raising HDL levels (good cholesterol) .

Fenugreek Seeds can be consumed in man different ways and forms. Some people eat the spouts and seeds raw before retiring while others put them in with juices and drinks. You can also purchase the powdered form. Another way to get the benefits of fenugreek is to soak the seeds in the water overnight and drink them along with the water the next morning. 

Indian Gooseberry a middle-sized tree and is indigenous to India. The berry can only be harvested about 3 months of the year. The berry is high in Vitamin C helps in controlling diabetes. The juice of the Indian Gooseberry can be added to bitter gourd and with a small amount of honey as a carrier, this combination is  thought to be an excellent way to diabetes since it provides nutrients for the pancreas, helping to release insulin.

Even though there is little to worry about when taking these natural herbs, they still might have interaction with whatever medication you are taking. It is better to be safe than sorry. This list of exotic herbs is not an exhaustive one and there are many more that are believed to have a great affect on diabetes.  I am planning on discussing them in the near future, any help or information from our readers as to what they have found would be greatly appreciated.

Love and Blessings,

Bobby

You Can Learn How To Reverse The Effects Of Your Diabetes Now!

diabetes-needles-no-moreWe Believe

We believe every diabetic should have the opportunity to have a say in their treatment, and to try a natural holistic approach to addressing their disease before they are given over to a lifetime of dangerous medications.

What We Offer

We find that all of the students who come to us for the purpose of learning diabetes self-care management and taking personal charge of reversing the effects of their type II diabetes have been able to do so; In fact, all of them have learned how to address their diabetes challenge and have lowered or eliminated their need for diabetic medications.

From their first day with us, they begin experiencing the reversal of the effects of the disease and in as little as two to three day’s many of them experience the joy of seeing their blood sugar beginning to normalize.

It doesn’t’ matter what the cause of our students diabetes is, whether it’s due to lack of insulin, its ineffectiveness when the body fails to use the insulin properly, or their body is not producing enough insulin.  So no matter what type of diabetes challenge our students face, they will be able to participate in the reversal process and experience a reduction or elimination of medications, by just following the dietetic changes we teach them.

 “Maintaining a diet with more consumption of raw vegetables, five fruits a day, and plenty of water is highly recommended in beating diabetes naturally. Adding fiber to food consumption is good not only because it helps move the food out of the intestinal track but also because their chromium content helps control the blood sugar level.” Roger Guzman, M.D.

We offer a safe and supportive environment, a place of learning where each student is taught, coached and encouraged, to take charge of their diabetes health challenge.  All of our regular, as well as our diabetic students, benefit from our detoxification/rebuild program which works hand in hand with their eating the most nourishing foods on the planet which are inclusive of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s living foods lifestyle, health and wellness technologies.

Give Yourself Thirty Days

Students who have participated in the diabetes reversal program have been able to drastically lower or eliminate their diabetic medications within 30 days. Everyone deserves to take control of their health and enjoy the freedom from medications and the side effects associated with having to take any kind of diabetic medication.

With more than 5 million people taking insulin every day, the measure of success for a diabetic should be how little medication they need to control their blood sugar levels.  As the above quote indicates, many doctors because of excessive patient loads and not enough hours in the day, find it impossible not to prescribe potentially harmful medications, not having the time to help their patients implement heath strategies and technologies that would lower or in most cases eliminate the need for diabetic medications. Many of our students have come to us and found they missed the warning signs associated with diabetes. There are six signs of uncontrolled blood sugar:

  1. Frequent Urination
  2. Blurry Vision
  3. Extreme Thirst
  4. Increased Hunger
  5. Un-warranted Fatigue
  6. Slow Wound Healing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek medical care. Once you have met with your doctor and have stabilized your blood sugar, this is the time to begin considering alternative health strategies, designed to strengthen your immune system and enable you to control your blood sugar with little or no medication.

Remember, if left unchecked, diabetes can lead to many other health complications, including amputation, cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, blindness, nervous system disease and death.

We hope this health update on diabetes will make a positive difference in your life or the life of someone you know. Please pass this information on to anyone who may benefit from knowing more about diabetes or who may want to attend the institute and work on reversing their diabetes.

Do not forget we are here to help and support you in learning how to take control of your health, no matter whether you are newly diagnosed or just needing to taking preventative measures.  If you would like to get more information about us or like to sign up to attend one of our retreats or participate in one of our programs, just fill out the contact form or call us.

Blessings, Bobby and Sue Ellen