Over the last 5 years I really took my eye off the ball regarding my health. A combination of overeating, drinking too much and not doing much exercise had me in a bad way. On the 1st of April 2021 I had blood work done that I had been avoiding and the results were not good. The results showed I was Type II diabetic with elevated triglycerides and few other markers out of whack. I was also weighing in at the heaviest I have ever been. I was prescribed Metformin to “manage my diabetes” and given an unhelpful lecture by my GP. No mention of nutrition…
I did some research and through Noakes Foundation I found a GP that specialised in managing Type II diabetes and I came across Andre who agreed to help me out ultimately to improve my business performance.
We started working together in April 2021 over a 12-week period. At the end of our time together I had lost 17kg. More importantly my blood results as at the end of July 2021 revealed a reduced HBA1C from 6.5 to 5.9 which meant I was in remission as a Type II diabetic. And this was achieved by following the nutritional advice provided by Andre and without taking any drugs. In fact, under the supervision of my doctor, I came off both the cholesterol and triglyceride lowering medication I had been taking for over 10 years and my lipid results improved! I’m not quite there yet, I still need to drop that HBA1C result to below 5.6 to be in the “normal” range. So, I have a way to go.
What Andre did for me was help me adjust my mindset and educated me about what “healthy eating” meant as well as guided me specifically on nutrition and supplements. Over the 12 weeks he asked me questions that made me think deeply about my health. At the same time, he was genuinely sympathetic and understanding. He checked in with me often and helped me monitor and adjust things along the way.