Suzanne Garrett | CureTalks
Suzanne Garrett can be considered an “Early Adopter” - of Type II Diabetes. In the decades well before pre-adolescents began to develop Type II Diabetes and Fatty Liver, she developed symptoms of Diabetes in her twenties, and was diagnosed at the age of 34 with “Syndrome X” including Type II Diabetes. A former carb addict and compulsive eater, she began her 100-pound weight loss journey by grabbing a popular Diet Book from her Mom’s bookshelf, determined to feel confident in her wedding dress. It just so happened to be a lower carb diet. She noticed that gradually lower carb was positively affecting her blood sugar. After discovering her first Farmer’s Market, she launched in to a self-study of human metabolism, connections between industrial agriculture and USDA nutrition guidelines, farm labor and food justice, small farms and local food production, and sponsorship of the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association by pharmaceutical and commodity agriculture-based corporations. She was told by her HMO that Diabetes was a progressive illness that requires lifetime medication, could not be reversed, and would inevitably get worse over time. Not content with accepting this information, she wanted off medication and realized she’d have to make a go on her own. A high school friend who knew of her challenges recommended the book, “Good Calories, Bad Calories”. Social media provided opportunities to find other people who similarly struggled with Diabetes and Obesity, and who also studied the principles of Gary Taubes’ “Alternative Hypothesis”. In 2016, she was able to fully eliminate Diabetes medications and her adult onset Obesity. In 2017, she moved to Colorado, seeking progressive medical care supportive of the LCHF lifestyle. She is currently active in the Boulder Low Carb Diabetes support group, and is researching advocacy methods to empower Clinicians and Patients to reverse the twin epidemics of Diabetes and Obesity and their associated health care costs.
Eat more and pile on weight. Eat less and loose weight. Or is it that simple? HOW and WHAT should we eat to…