I am guessing that many of you have already read about this article, but I find it necessary to take a break from Superfood Series to discuss this topic. Since I started this blog there has been consistent theme. That theme is to allow vegetation to become your medication. Now, I have also said that if your situation is urgent then take the medicine. However, while you’re taking the medicine, change your eating and lifestyle habits so that you can reverse your condition and get off the medication.
Here is another situation that speaks to the importance of improving your lifestyle habits and getting off the medication. A recent study is urging doctors to seek signs of a rare, and potentially fatal genital infection that is linked to certain diabetes drugs. The infection is a “necrotizing fasciitis, or “flesh-eating bacteria” noted by the CDC. The Food and Drug Administrtion issued a warning concerning a link between type 2 diabetes drug SGLT2 inhibitors and the genital infection called Fournier gangrene. According to the CDC, the infection destroys infected genital tissue and spreads quickly between genitals and posterior. The FDA has identified 55 cases of the infection between March 2013 and January 2019.
Every time that I feel the Superfood Series I’m working on, or blogging isn’t worth the effort I am reminded of the importance with news like this. Type 2 diabetes is a condition than can be reversed with a plant based, whole food diet. You can dump the drugs by changing the way that you eat and becoming active. At this point, type 2 diabetes is literally a choice. You don’t have to suffer from diabetes, nor do you have to suffer from flesh-eating infections due to the medications. I made a promise at the start of the year that I wasn’t going to wag my finger at people like I did last year about health and eating right. I will just say that it’s your choice and we must all live with the consequences of our decisions and actions.