HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA?

Posted on February 17, 2010. Filed under: actor, jolly, raw foods, type 2 diabetes | Tags: , , , |

1st post from posterous

A lot has happened to me in 2 weeks..

This was me on 01.09.2010

This is me on 02.14.2010

I had to quit my job as a Finance Director at a Gm Dealership. After nine months an being 53 years old with no insurance my diabetes was out of hand something had to happen. My daily blood sugar was over 380. All the symptoms that come with diabetes Type 2 were breaking down my body. The stress to maintain and excellent job performance under these conditions were breaking my body down.

Health Care in America is a joke and at my expense. No Health Provider would allow me to join and be seen by a Doctor with a preexisting health condition for up to twelve months.  To get the care and medication I needed I had to leave this well paying job so I could get attention.

The next day I went to an Urgent Care Center in Los Angeles County, California. After waiting some eight hours I was seen by a triage nurse and after a shot of insulin my blood sugar had dropped to 280. I received a script for the meds I had been taking a year ago without any blood work and went on my way.

I realized this was not a cure but rather a band aid. I decided I needed to find help for my diabetes outside the current system I was a prisoner of. I do know how important a support team is so I turn to my Face book friends. 3300 of the most caring humans you would ever want to know.

I shared my plight with them and they came to bat not only with their hearts but also their own experiences and cure with this disease that is not only crippling me but also the youth of our world.

This is where Raw Foods walked into my life. Rich Marta a man who in his own life has overcome his own health issues shared with me these life changing words, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT’.

I was on the road to hell with my diet. Consisting mainly of fast food. When I did cook it was rare meats, potatoes and gravy. You see, I hate vegetables with a passion.

When I was a young child I had to sit at the table long after everyone else left. I had to sit there until I eat all my green beans. I instantly decided I wanted nothing to do with the texture or taste of these horrendous monsters.

If veggies were the answer how could i overcome what I had created in my head and find a way to consume them? BAM! I had epiphany get rid of those two elements and could concur the world. What better way than make smoothies in a high tech vita mix blender.

I did just that by combining the veggies I hated with the great taste of fruit it became a whole new world. Of course with this new diet I no longer eat meat, whites or sugars and seek the truth in every food label I come in contact with and maybe just maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

My blood sugar this morning has gone from380 to 214 in just five days with no medication. Only time will tell. I will continue to share my progress with you as I walk this path.

Rich Marta thank you and I love you as only a brother can.

Jim Greenleaf

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Raw Ready and Willing to Fight Diabetes pt2

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: cure for diabetes, ilivetoday, Jim Greenleaf, type 2 diabetes | Tags: , , , |

Raw Ready and Willing to Fight Diabetes #2

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Day 3 Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on February 12, 2010. Filed under: cure for type 2 diabetes, diabetes, Jim Greenleaf, jim greenleaf finds a cure | Tags: , , |

Day 3 Finding a Cure for Diabetes

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On my Quest for my Cure of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on February 10, 2010. Filed under: Jim Greenleaf, type one diabetes | Tags: , , , |

Type 2 Diabetes finding my Cure

This note was sent to me from a man a have looked up all my life. Now we are in touch again because on FaceBook…The new media for Baby Boomers.

Marty Prue

Jim, My mother was a Type 2 diabetic for the last 25 or 30 years of her life. She lost her eyesight to Diabetic Retinopathy in 1995. She was put on a ton of drugs over the years that caused more side effects and compounded the problem. In 2001 my dad was killed in an auto accident and I brought mom to Texas to live us. Eating raw foods is extremely healthy and will probably go a long way to reducing your blood sugar and you will probably lose a bunch of weight in the process and that could really have a huge impact in itself. My concern is that I have known a lot of folks who just couldn’t stay on “raw plan”. It is pretty time consuming believe it or not and can be very expensive. If you are ready for that big of a lifestyle commitment then go for it and God Speed!With my mom we were able to modify and simplify her diet over a period of time. We also put her on some nutritional supplements that helped her body systems to balance out and start working again. One in particular made a huge difference once she started it. It was not even formulated until May of 2004. She was on about 70 Units on Insulin Daily. About 10units at night and 50 to 60 in the morning.
She started on Transfer Factor GluCoach in June. On August 26th we stopped her Insulin shots completely. They were stepped down through the summer and I monitored her sugars closely. Over the next couple of years she continued to drop weight. Jim, she was a lifelong member of Weight Watchers and only had one real successful loss back in the early 70’s. When she came to live with us she was 5’3″ and weighed 208lbs. By early 2007 she was down to 126lbs without any conscious dieting. She was off of her Blood Pressure and Cholesteral and Arthritis Drugs. The only drug she took was 1 Starlix for diabetes daily. That is usually taken at least 3 times a day to control blood sugar.
Anyway some more food for thought. Sue and I would love to visit with you if you are interested in a less severe lifestyle change… or for whatever! I am glad to see you pursuing your dream again Jim! Good for you! You know what they say about Character Actors? They just become more Characteristic? Well something like that anyway….

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African AmericansLatinos,Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications.

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