Friday, 15 July 2016

This woman claims to treat India's diabetes problem by changing diet

India has the largest number of diabetics in the world. The alarming number of diabetes patients is likely to rise to 101 million in India by 2030, estimates the World Health Organisation (WHO). The number doubled to 63 million in 2013 from 32 million in 2000 in the country.

Mumbai-based homeopath Nandita Shah claims to reverse this unhealthy trend in the country.

Over the past many years, Shah, through her non-profit organization "Sharan", claims to treat people suffering from diabetes only by inducing healthy habits in them. Those who underwent training and counselling at Sharan said that they improved the quality of their lives remarkably.

Their sugar levels are lower and they have either stopped taking medications or are consuming them in limited quantities.

She is confident that if Indians adopt a lifestyle modification and change their food habits in particular, they can combat the threat of diabetes.

Her mantra is eating whole vegetarian foods and avoiding animal foods and products. According to her, milk, which is often an important part of the daily diet of Indians and its products, need to be avoided by diabetics or those who are likely to be diabetic.

Here's a video-interview where Shah describes how India can overcome the diabetes problem: