Diabetes CAN be Reversed!

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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

World Diabetes Day, November 14.

Diabetes has its own special day, and that's not something we should be happy about! It only tells us how widespread the condition is and how many people suffer from it today. India alone has registered a 100% growth in patients with diabetes in the last 15 years. Even worse, the condition is catching its victims young.

SHARAN’s vision is to create a diabetes-free India. We believe that every single person with type 2 diabetes can be healthy again. Diabetes is dangerous because of its debilitating complications including loss of vision, high blood pressure and heart disease, silent heart attacks, neuropathy, kidney disease and low energy levels. Medications for diabetes also come with their own set of complexity, such as liver and pancreatic failure. While most doctors control diabetes, SHARAN is committed to reversing the condition. This means no more medicines, normal blood sugars and no complications! A whole plant based organic meal plan, rich in fruits and vegetables and high in raw foods does wonders for diabetes and other lifestyle illnesses.

On this World Diabetes Day, SHARAN is glad to extend a 50% discount on our 21-Day Online Diabetes Reversal Program. You get to enjoy a step-by-step approach in the comfort of your homes at a pace that you control. The program shares valuable resources such as videos, text, charts, and even documentaries on the basics of diabetes reversal and support. To help you navigate the process of reversal, not just for diabetes but other lifestyle conditions as well, we also conduct seminars, consultations, cooking classes and books.

For doctors and nutritionists who would like to prescribe the whole plant based diet to help people reverse their diseases with food, we are also conducting a Consultation Training Program in Mumbai in December.

We await a diabetes-free India.


Yes, you can do it!


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Green smoothie

Smoothies are super healthy and a must for everyone, whether you have diabetes or not! Yes, they contain fruits including bananas, and diabetics following the whole plant based diet can feast on all fruits, including the conventionally dreaded mangos.

Check out this basic smoothie recipe. And, if you would like more recipes, visit our SHARAN India YouTube channel and go through our Smoothie with SHARAN videos. Have fun checking out the 21 recipes!


  • 2 ripe bananas or equivalent frozen bananas

  • a large handful of greens

  • 1/4 cup water


Place the green leaves in the blender with enough water to blend. Blend till smooth green soup. Add the bananas and other fruits. Add a couple of cubes of ice if needed. Enjoy!


Replace one banana with other fruits.

Pause to Ponder


If you love Facebook, then join us to be supported on your plant based journey. Since 1 January, 2016, we have been offering three possibilities

1. SHARAN India This is SHARAN's main Facebook page which you can like and follow for getting useful daily updates and news from the plant based health world. You will also get news about the latest SHARAN events, see testimonials, and more.

2. SHARAN's Vegan Support Group This is an open support group to know more about vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Here you can ask questions and share inspiring stories, tips, recipes, etc.

3. SHARAN's Plant Powered Health This is the new group only for the past attendees of SHARAN's events: seminars, cooking classes, retreats or longer programs.

All our doctors and presenters will be here to answer your questions and give you tips. If you have attended our events join this group to be a part of our family.

Please like the main SHARAN page and join the group(s) applicable to you.

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How can you reverse diabetes?

To get rid of any problem, you need to understand the cause of the problem and work on its removal.

Here are the topmost causes of diabetes that should be eliminated:

1. Hormonal Imbalance

Like PCOD, hypothyroid, infertility, menstrual problems, menopausal problems, premature puberty, breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes is a hormonal issue. Hormones are regulated by the pituitary gland, and all of them are interconnected. When one hormone goes out of balance, others too can be affected.

2. Hormones from the outside

Dairy is full of hormones. All animal products are likely to be high in hormones, while non-organic plant foods may also contain hormones. Hormonal medications like steroids cause diabetes.

3. Fat

Fat, not sugar is the real culprit. Fat inside the muscle cells causes insulin resistance. Therefore, we must reduce all fats without fibre – oil, ghee, butter, and animal products including dairy and eggs since they too contain high amounts of fat.

4. Lack of Fibre

Although plants contain fibre, refined and processed plant foods lack fibre. Fibre holds on to both sugar and fat and prevents them from entering the blood circulation quickly, keeping a control on the sugar level.

5. Chemicals

Chemicals are hormone disruptors. Medications, personal care products (hair dye, deodorants, toothpaste, hand sanitisers, soaps, perfumes, makeup etc), home care products (air freshners, detergents, pest control, phenyl etc), non organic foods, readymade products, plastics, artificial sweeteners – all add to the chemical load on the body.

6. Dairy in all forms

Dairy in all forms is one of the biggest causes of diabetes. Dairy contains no fibre. On the other hand, dairy is full of fat, hormones, chemicals (pesticides, PCBs, urea, antibiotics, adulterants), and is therefore the leading cause of Type 2 diabetes. Cow’s milk proteins also induce antibody formation typical of Type 1 diabetes.

7. Stress

Stress often is the precipitating cause of diabetes. Whenever we are stressed or sick (physical stress on the body), blood sugars go up.

8. Lack of Exercise

Our modern day lifestyles definitely contribute to high blood sugars!

9. Lack of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a hormone and lack of it can be a cause of diabetes. Make sure that you periodically check your vitamin D levels.

9. Acidic, addictive foods

Tea, coffee, colas, alcohol, smoking raise blood sugar levels and should be completely avoided.


This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight Loss program and also conducts health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here.

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