Regardless of how you contracted neuropathy, we can all agree that it is difficult to manage and live with.
It is one of the most painful conditions a human can acquire. On top of this, neuropathy can affect your personal life, your professional life, and much more.
However, according to modern research, a diet switch is all it could take.
This week, I wanted to share a couple of success stories of people completely recovering from their neuropathy symptoms through diet alone. I get the feeling you would want to read this.
Here are the Top 5 Motivational Stories of Neuropathy Recovery
#5 David’s Story
Forty years ago, David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Unfortunately, David spent most of those 40 years neglecting his diabetes maintenance routine.
He would spend some time counting carbohydrates, but for the most part, he ate the Standard American Diet; processed foods, high calories, fried foods, red meats, and a lot more.
Eventually, David saw a doctor. That is when he learned the terrible news:
David had begun to develop neuropathy symptoms.
He ultimately made a choice to take charge of his health and he began a plant-based diet program.
At 66 years of age, David made a dramatic transformation: he can do barefoot jumping jacks, his health is incredibly better, and he has a new outlook on life!
Read David’s full story here.
#4 Ariel’s Story
Ariel was a successful DJ that traveled the world. Eventually, the exhaustive and destructive lifestyle of a DJ began taking a toll on his body.
He gained weight, felt terrible, and started feeling an odd prickling and tingling sensation in his legs…
It got so bad that he had severe balance problems, pain, and even vertigo.
In 2003, Ariel felt extreme shocking pains in his legs. It was then that he was diagnosed with moderately severe peripheral neuropathy by a specialist.
On top of his fresh diagnosis, he was also determined to have gum disease after 15 years of smoking.
Ariel put his life and his DJ career on hold to learn more about biology, chemistry, human physiology, and the history of medicine.
After adhering to the plant-based diet he set for himself, his neuropathy symptoms began receding and he eventually made a full recovery from the disease.
Read Ariel’s full story here.
#3 Tea’s Story
Tea was a big fan of cooking meals for her family. She is known to prepare amazing meals that most only see in pictures.
However, her past had caught up with her.
After years of consuming fatty foods, she was diagnosed with prediabetes and eventually type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, chronic headaches, brain fog, acid reflux, and excess adipose.
Tea went for a walk one day and the realized that her foot had fallen asleep.
It never “woke up”.
That was the day she decided to take her health into her own hands by switching her normal diet into a plant-based diet.
After following a plant-based diet plan, Tea’s headaches, brain fog, acid reflux, neuropathy, and numbness completely vanished. As she continued, her A1c fell by 1.7%!
Now, Tea cooks delicious plant-based meals for the family while being happier and healthier than ever!
Read Tea’s full story here.
#2 Paul’s Story
This story is very interesting.
Paul is an athlete and coach who has lived with type 1 diabetes for many years.
Even though he trained constantly and steered clear of the Standard American Diet, Paul began to develop neuropathy, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
Paul finally found a plant-based eating program and experienced immediate results.
He began to feel energized, his blood sugar was manageable, and the pins and needle sensations went away.
He felt so good, in fact, that he decided to run 40 half marathons in 365 days to celebrate his 40th year of living with type 1 diabetes.
Read Paul’s full story here.
#1 Cynthia’s Story
Dr. Khambatta (website) specializes in plant-based diets; one of his patients Cynthia suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis, extreme eye pain, neuropathy, diabetes, and memory loss.
Cynthia described her neuropathy pain as, “…little pieces of glass tearing my body apart. That feeling would often last for 2-3 days and it was excruciatingly painful.”
This pain would increase dramatically when she consumed sugar and unhealthy food.
After 11 years of trying everything under the sun to improve her health, Cynthia discovered the doctor’s website and began a plant-based diet regimen.
Cynthia’s body immediately responded to the dietary adjustment.
Her symptoms — and their severity — began to decrease right away.
Over the course of 7 months, Cynthia lost 50 pounds, no longer needs insulin, has no neuropathy symptoms, and now bikes 140 miles per week!
Read Cynthia’s full story here.
Plant-based diets seem like a great avenue for many people to take back control of their lives. It should be noted that plant-based diets are not for everyone. Your dietary needs may be different from your friends.
Please consult your doctor prior to making any major lifestyle or dietary changes.
Are you for or against plant-based diets? Why? Let us know in the comment section.
Do you feel like you have your diet under control but you may need help with beginner-friendly exercises? We can help.
Read more: 5 Low Impact Exercises for Neuropathy