-Linda H.In July 2013 I began as a patient with Dr. Charles Harpe and his treatment and patience have changed my life. I began his recommended Naturvore way of eating about Sept. 1, 2013. I am 70 years old, diabetic, and have been 40 plus pounds over weight for at least the past 10 years. I have had problems with my weight all my life. I developed the diabetes about 1993. Dr. Harpe and his lovely wife Claudia gave me so much time, detailed instruction, and support. As I began the Naturvore way of eating, along with regular exercise, my blood sugar improved enormously and, as Dr. Harpe had promised, the pounds dropped off. I have never been so astonished in my life. I had been taking ever-increasing amounts of insulin by injection, plus oral diabetes medicines. The cost was phenomenal even with my Medicare drug program—I kept falling into that stupid donut hole!! And the inconvenience and bad effects of the insulin, including weight gain, were huge too. In a month or two, I had lost substantial weight and was off most of the insulin. By March of 2014 I had lost 35 lbs. and took only one small shot of slow acting insulin daily. I have stayed at that level until the present, August 15, 2014. I have gone from a size 14 to a size 8. I feel incredible. I go to a gym several times a week and walk a lot. And I have managed to continue this way of living even through such rough times as Holidays (I lost 2 lbs. over Christmas/New Years), flu, family losses, etc.—that is, while living normal life. I hope to continue this for the rest of my life. My love and thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Harpe. -Linda H.
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