Hello loves; this is a page that I will probably continue to add to ~ as it’s a list of all the resources and people that have helped me on the road to good health ~ I do think the things that resonate with us are very personal experiences; but if you’re not sure where to start, this might help you set off on your path!
NB: All the bits of blue text are links to the awesomeness :-)
Books – some of these helped me pre-insulin… they didn’t keep me from needing insulin, but they probably increased my “honeymoon” phase; and I still think they’re interesting for general health – and certainly a useful resource for type 2 diabetes.
Gabriel Cousens: There Is A Cure For Diabetes
– basically, if you’re diabetic and there was only one thing I’m able to recommend you do, it’s get your hands on a copy of this. Doesn’t matter if you’re Type 1, Type 2, Pre-diabetic… it’s a fantastic resource. It get’s quite technical in parts; which I’ve heard some people criticise, but as I like to understand the in’s and out’s of everything then it answered many, many questions for me.
It was also the foundation of my diet when I was still in the honeymoon phase; the only time I ever experienced blood sugars in the 4’s (which is what every non-diabetic person I’ve thus far tested spends most of their time in, and which is in the 80’s in US) was when I followed it to the letter – but for me this was too restrictive long term. It is however, still part of my diet; I still regularly have green smoothies (albeit now with some fruit too!) – I’m pretty sure keeping it in reduces my insulin needs if nothing else.
Patrick Holford: Say No To Diabetes
– this book is definitely geared more to Type 2’s than 1’s – I followed it religiously for 6 weeks (prior to knowing I was Type 1) and even on his plan my blood sugars were still touching the 20’s (360’s in US) – however, that said, I think it’s a good starting point and know many Type 2’s have had great success with it.
Dr Bernstein: Diabetes Solution
– Dr Bernstein is a Type 1 diabetic, which makes the book interesting; however I must confess he advocates a diet that I would never follow, and don’t believe to be all that healthy – however I’m aware that different things work for different people, hence the mention.
Dr Mark Hyman: The Blood Sugar Solution
– I haven’t actually read this book (yet!) as I suspect it’s a little like Patrick Holford’s and better suited to Type 2’s – however I have heard good things about it, so you may want to take a look. If you do, and you rate it, let me know! :-)
Generally Awesome People:
Some of these people are directly health related, some aren’t – cept they all kind of are, as health is much more than just food and supplements… all have played a mahoosive part in my journey so far, and so I share these peeps with you with much love and thanks to them for touching my life thus far: and if you have the pleasure of any of them touching yours, you’ll be as blessed as I ♡
Sandy Newbigging: Sandy is a best-selling author of several cool books that’ll help you feel good across the board. His focus is meditation – but not the “sit cross-legged for hours chanting Om” kind; though I think he’s done his fair share of that! He also runs amazing detox retreats and does one-to-one work too.
Lauren Gray: Lauren happens to be the daughter of John Gray (see below) – but is an outstanding lady in her own right. Her focus is mostly relationships; but I know this chica knows her own fair amount of stuff around health & wellness too. Relationships are *hugely* important to our overall state of wellbeing, so I urge you to check her out. She has a very cool blog, plus works one-to-one with peeps too.
John Gray: Many of you might not know this, but in another world/lifetime I had the extreme pleasure of being trained by John; who is the author of the bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus; as well as a zillion other brilliant books. What many peeps also don’t know, is that John knows a *ton* of stuff around health – in fact it’s where his passion first lay. John was also the person who first recommend Berberine to me: for which I am still grateful. If you were interested in him from a health perspective, check out some of his video blogs in the link above.
Dan & Sally Roman: I’ve never met them, but this couple have two Type 1 diabetic sons, and both manage their diabetes through diet. I have purchased their ebooks, and can tell they have clearly devoted a tremendous amount of time to learn all they have. I recommend their books – theirs and Gabriel Cousens recommendations are mostly the blend of what I followed before insulin (with a few “Nadia” tweaks thrown in, naturally ;-)
Lissa Rankin: Lissa is a medical doctor based in the US, who believes that the power of the mind has a huge effect on our health. Her passion for this shines through, and is contagious; again she is a great source of hope, particularly given her background. I really recommend her Ted Talk here.
As I mentioned, I will keep adding to this list – not least of all as I’m pretty sure I’ve already missed various awesomeness out already – but at least I have finally made a start! Of course, these are only my personal experiences and recommendations – none of it is my professional advice; and I absolutely don’t recommend you changing any of your medications without consulting your doctor first.
Having said that, if I can answer any questions you have on these peeps/books, please do mail me; I’m happy to share my experiences as best as I can.
Also, I regularly post articles and other useful titbits I find on my Facebook page, so do hop over and follow me there.
Other than that, good luck and much wellness to you sweet peeps xo