Until recently, diabetics looking for doctor-approved, drug-free treatment options were out of luck.
But a growing number of health experts believe those days are behind us.
Dr. Marlene Merritt (DOM, MS Nutrition), an Austin-based doctor who used to suffer high blood sugar herself, made a recent announcement that is sending shockwaves through the medical community.
Dr. Merritt knew all too well that commonly-prescribed diabetes drugs like Metformin came with a host of unwanted side effects, and was determined to find a natural, drug-free solution that could actually eliminate the disease, not just treat its symptoms.
After months of research, Dr. Merritt developed a simple diet and exercise regimen that had a profound success rate in treating and even reversing type II diabetes.
Despite the regimen's clear effectiveness, medical journals were slow to publish her findings, perhaps due in part, some have speculated, to financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
In response, Dr. Merritt took matters in to her own hands and shocked the medical community by partnering with independent health publisher Primal Health to make her diabetes-reversing regimen available to everyone in the form of an online presentation.
Watch the shocking presentation:
The video has already gone viral, generating a huge range of response.
Several viewers have noted the simplicity of the regimen, along with how non-restrictive the diet sounds.
Unsurprisingly, many in the pharmaceutical industry have taken issue with the presentation's drug-free emphasis, but many doctors who have wished for a natural, drug-free treatment to share with their diabetic patients have been quick to embrace it.
Dr. Merritt herself cautions viewers to exercise common sense and only go off your medication with the approval of your doctor.