Diabetes & Chirorpactic Therapy
For many with diabetes it is a lifelong affliction that simply must be lived with. The best option for some, is to treat their symptoms with daily doses of medication. Yet others are focusing on different approaches, like that offered by chiropractic therapy.
Dr. Doug Lukinunk, a Canadian chiropractor, has successfully treated patients with diabetes with a program he developed called Maximized Living. The program is based on five principles that focus on cultivating optimal health in patients, and includes maximizing mind, nerve supply, quality nutrition, oxygen and lean muscle, and minimizing toxins.
Dr. Lukinunk suggests that the most important factor for a successful outcome with his program is education. Most people, according to the doctor, don’t understand what health is or how to bring about a healthy state successfully. To get his patients tuned in to becoming well, he offers educational seminars and workshops that aim at getting people who are living with chronic disease and disorders, to significantly alter their lifestyles in beneficial ways to bring about health.
Part of the treatment is just basic chiropractic care to keep the body tuned up, with a properly functioning nervous system and with postural corrections that ensure the musculoskeletal system is properly aligned.
Nutrition and eating well is another large part of it, along with using supplements to boost health, as well as avoiding certain foods, medications, bath products, and cleaning supplies to reduce the intake of toxins.
Exercise is an essential aspect of the program. Exercise doesn’t have to be long and arduous, and the Maximal Living program keeps it short at just 12 minutes of high-intensity training. This fast pace keeps the metabolism shifted towards calorie burning mode that continues for 24 hours after the exercises are performed.
Patients who slowly begin to incorporate elements of this program into their lives, have overcome diabetes. By changing eating habits results can be seen right away in blood sugar levels and weight loss. Exercise further increases weight loss and balances levels of insulin in the blood.
In just short of three years of following the Maximal Living program a diabetic patient of Dr. Lukinunk has become completely free of all medication and lost 80 pounds.
Lukinunk developed the Maximal Living program out of research he conducted himself in order to help with his own rheumatoid arthritis. Using his chiropractic expertise he was able to approach his problem with professional skill. What he discovered was some basic principles that can be applied to many aspects of health, including the recovery from diabetes.