A message from the CEO: How I beat Type II Diabetes.

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Peace and blessings to everyone,

At Canion3D, we are in the business of providing innovative products and solutions across all industries. Healthcare, better described as Peoplecare, is something that I am very serious about. That’s why we’ve launched our MedTech division to provide products like WMP and solutions to help solve many of our problems in the healthcare industry.

Too many of us have been given “death sentences” regarding our health. We’ve been led to believe we cannot remedy our health problems ourselves. I’m here to tell you that this is entirely false, depending on your ailment.

I’m here to share my story about reversing my type 2 diabetes diagnosis. It has taken many years of sacrifice, giving up the things (that I thought) I loved, a little self-discipline and a lot of Knowledge of Self that has given me the best health of my life at age 44.

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a doctor, medical practitioner, herbalist, chemist, or healer. I am a regular person who believes that we can and need to take control of our health by listening to our bodies and using alternative methods to traditional Western medicine to give ourselves a chance at living our best physically and mentally.

Here is my TRUTH:

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in September of 2017. Before that, I had been living a very unhealthy lifestyle. I ate a poor diet, drank excessively, and didn’t exercise regularly. Even though I knew I was at risk for diabetes, I didn’t take my health seriously.

In 2014, while I was in my last year in the USAF, I was demoted from my military position due to my poor habits. This was a huge wake-up call for me, but it wasn’t enough to get me to change my ways. After retirement, my health continued to decline. I gained even more weight (My highest was 255 lbs at 5’9” tall), and my mood worsened.

Finally, in 2017, I moved to Stuttgart, Germany. It was there that my health problems came to a head. I was experiencing frequent urination, fatigue, headaches, and poor mood. When I went to the hospital, I was told that I had a blood sugar level of over 800! I was admitted to the hospital for 6 days and put on insulin and blood sugar medication.

After leaving the hospital, I was determined to reverse my diabetes diagnosis independently. I knew that if I didn’t change, I would be headed for a life of severe health complications.

Here are the steps I took to reverse my type 2 diabetes:

  1. I started practicing Intermittent Fasting. At a minimum, I wait 4 hours after waking up before I consume anything solid. Coffee, Tea, and Water only with no sugar.
  2. I changed my diet to an extent. I rarely eat at fast food restaurants, and if I do, it is preceded by a long fast (long for me, it is 12-18 hours). I cut out all processed foods, sugary drinks, and refined carbohydrates. 
  3. I tried a plant-based diet for about 6 months to jump-start my recovery but decided it wasn’t for me long-term, though whole foods are a staple in everything I consume.
  4. I started walking regularly. Walking has been the best exercise for me. Still, I also incorporate a daily yoga routine (which I will post soon), 1 day a week total body weightlifting (my passion), and getting at least 5,000 steps daily (though I usually get over 10,000 – 12000 steps or more regularly). 
  5. I cut back on alcohol consumption. Instead of drinking almost daily, I consume an average of 1-2 drinks per month. This was probably the best decision I made for not just my Type 2 diagnosis but for my overall health as well.

It wasn’t easy, but I was committed to making a change. After 6 months of lifestyle changes, I stopped taking all my diabetes medications. My blood sugar levels were normal, and I felt better than I had in years.

Over the last 6 years, I have lost over 65 pounds (29.4 KG) and counting!

Me on a hike in 2020 – Carrying alot of weight, physicaly and mentally

I’m now sharing my truth to help others with type 2 diabetes. I know that reversing this disease and living a healthy, fulfilling life is possible. If you’re ready to make a change, here are a few tips:

  • Start by making minor changes to your diet and exercise routine. Don’t try to change everything at once.
  • Find a support system. Having friends or family members trying to live healthier lifestyles can be very helpful. 
  • If you don’t have a support system, you can contact me directly here, and I’ll be here for you to answer any questions and give you my heartfelt support!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you struggle to manage your diabetes independently, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian. Furthermore, many great independent doctors on YouTube can advise on diets/regimens that are great for those with Type II.

I believe that everyone has the power to heal their bodies. If I can do it, so can you.

Stay tuned for more stories, workout tips, and some of my favorite recipes that have helped me along the way.


Ty Canion

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