Personal Health

Zeno L. Charles-Marcel

is vice president for medical affairs at Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital in Wildwood, Georgia. He also holds academic appointments at both Montemorelos and Loma Linda universities.

Can Lifestyle Alter Diabetes?

Exploring the options

In 1917 John Harvey Kellogg of the Medical and Surgical Sanitarium of Battle Creek, Michigan, United States fame, published a book simply entitled The New Method in Diabetes. This book outlined the scientific approach used, and the results achieved, by the sanitarium staff in treating more than 1,200 patients with diabetes at “the San” (as the sanitarium was commonly known). The book came with a section full of recipes used in their treatment. Although this was before the discovery of insulin, it highlighted the scientific work of pioneers in the treatment of this disease.

We have come a long way since then—in more ways than one. At no time …

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