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Diabetes Workshop

Jul 01, 2015 12:12AM
by Robin Fillmore

Diabetes is a serious disease. Those who suffer from diabetes know that in order to stop it using a natural approach, they need to make lifestyle and food choices but this information is not always accessible or clear. E4 Health & Wellness is offering a series of free workshops in the greater D.C. area, exposing the three big myths people have about Type 2 diabetes and helping people get the help and answers they need—including the answers many doctors don't have time to share. The 90-minute workshops will be throughout the greater D.C. region, Maryland and Virginia (see box) in July and August.

The goal is to provide clarity on the root causes that underlie many of the symptoms for diabetes and offer specific actions attendees can do to stop the progression of diabetes. It is important for people with Type 2 diabetes to know that their life can be better with diabetes and it is even possible to get on the path to reversal and avoid all the complications that come from living with diabetes if they have the right information, guidance and support.

Many people don't realize that even with a family history of type 2 diabetes, they can avoid it or stop it. Genes are not destiny with type 2. So often, those who have been diagnosed just give up hope and accept they will have diabetes for life. However, if specific strategies are taken within the first 5 to 10 years after diagnosis, these same people can take their health into their own hands, stop the progression and start on a path towards reversal.

People who could benefit from this workshop are people who were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are confused or struggling with what to do next, or people who have had it for many years and are frustrated with their current options and current progression or who have diabetes and are worried about the many complications that can occur such as heart disease, loss of vision, loss of limbs and want to avoid it happening to them.

Most workshops on diabetes focus on symptom or disease management. In the free workshops offered by E4 Health & Wellness, the focus is on tackling the root cause, head on, and getting on the path towards beating diabetes. Everyone is unique, yet there are many case studies of people who have been able to reverse the disease, even after living with it for many years, following lifestyle and dietary strategies outlined in the workshops.

This approach is for those who are serious about taking their health into their own hands. It is not for those who are content with simply medicating themselves, pretending a pill will change everything, nor is this a miracle cure that can take away diabetes while eating cinnamon rolls all day long. The approach offered by E4 Health & Wellness offers concrete steps to fight back against diabetes. To those who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, these workshops may provide an opportunity to reverse it, even before their condition becomes serious.

E4 Health & Wellness was founded by John Vargas, whose own life was touched by diabetes. Several family members suffered from it and his grandmother died from complications of the disease. Vargas was also on a path towards diabetes and dove into the medical research, trying to understand the root causes of disease. He discovered research that experts had been doing for more than 20 years which clearly pointed to specific natural and lifestyle protocols that would stop diabetes.

Though initially skeptical, he implemented the protocols and resolved his own health challenges. Through this process, he came to realize that the concepts of better health for diabetics were not beyond comprehension but that conflicting and confusing information was clouding the picture, supplied by people and organizations with various vested and corporate interests who didn’t necessarily have the patients’ health as their top priority.

E4 Health & Wellness was founded with a vision for a world where everyone lives naturally healthy, sustainably, ethically and spiritually. It was created as a social enterprise, mission-based organization, to help transform the lives of those with chronic disease.

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Free Diabetes workshop where you will learn the three big myths about type-2 diabetes and what natural strategies you can do today to stop its progression. Registration required due to limited space, address sent after registration. All locations have access to metro and parking.

Wednesday July 15 at 6:30 p.m. Downtown DC, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle

Saturday July 18 at 8:30 a.m. North Bethesda, close to Rockville, Wheaton

Thursday July 23 at 6:30 p.m. Tenleytown, close to Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Saturday July 25 at 9:00 a.m. Silver Spring, close to Wheaton, College Park

Tuesday July 28 at 6:30 p.m. Arlington, close to Roslyn, Court House, Clarendon

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