You will get a gourmet dinner ( I wonder if they will give a carb count?!!!!!)
Then you can listen to dear old Dr. Rooks (hey, rhymes with Crooks!) talk about how you too can know the secrets behind how to literally reverse your diabetes, reduce your needs and of course, your dependence (kind of a cutting and little demeaning, imagine having to DEPEND on something!) and realize your true potential of becoming a non-diabetic. All the possibilities in one little seminar!
Dr. Rooks is at the Path Integrative Health Center. She is the sole doctor there. She labels herself the 'Senior Clinic Director' but with no other doctor staff working with you, I guess you can label yourself anything you want. Hey, I'm President! How about them apples!
I am a fan of integrative medicine, I believe it all works together, mind, body and spirit. I also believe there are natural ways of healing various and sundry illnesses. I also believe in science.
It seems Dr. Heather Rooks, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) wants to reverse diabetes in only the Type 2s. Darn it! I'm a little more than put off by her declarations that somehow, Type 2s who do use medications are failures, for lack of a better word. She does want all the Type 2s to 'overcome their condition naturally!' Must be the hidden secrets she plans to reveal at the dinner.
Check out her opinions of the difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. She has a video segment on her website.
I disagree with her use of the word 'congenital' and just to make sure I really understood the word, I looked it up. Here it is:
con·gen·i·tal[kuhn-jen-i-tl] Show IPA
of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, especially the uterine environment.
I understand that Grace was pre-destined to acquire Type 1. There was something in her genetics that led us to age 6, being diagnosed with Type 1. There was something that triggered it into action. Something that literally tipped us into Type 1. Or broke the camel's back, if you like that saying more. But was she born with Type 1? No. Some children are. She was born with the predisposition to it, but congenital? Hmmm... I do disagree with the use of the word 'congenital' when talking about the difference between Type 1 and Type 2. I have never heard anyone, including doctors of all kinds, define the difference using that word. It's striking, her use of that word. Almost like, those Type 1s, they were born with it, nothing they could do about it, whereas you, you Type 2s, you can OVERCOME your condition and achieve being non-diabetic. The whole language of it doesn't sit well with me.
My favorite video she has on her website, however, is the one where she explains 'What is Diabetes?' and you have to watch her expression, cause I think she's a bit unsure of herself as she comes to the end, when she states the person is not 'modulating the hormone, insulin, correctly.' It's about :59 to 1:01 on the video. You almost see the thought bubble of 'What did I just say? Am I sure?' It gave me a chuckle.
Anyway, friends, looks like we are invited to a gourmet dinner, but alas, I think I shall sit this one out.