“Carbs are Not the Enemy” with Type 1 Diabetic Josh Turner: PYP 249

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I was never into collecting all 50 state quarters or all of the 12 days of Christmas salad plates, but when I watched the Missing Chins Run Club on Good Morning America in October 2017, I got the itch.

You see, all of the Chins had been on this podcast – except one. And I had to have him! 🙂

Josh Turner, it turns out, is more than the final GMA Chin in my podcast collection.

He's also one hell of a smart, compassionate, committed human being. A type 1 diabetic who was told that his quality of life, health, and longevity would be compromised by his condition, Josh has adopted a plant-based diet and taken up running.

In the process, he's lost almost 100 pounds, gained his life back, and become an inspiration and lighthouse for other type 1 diabetics who are struggling to escape the grip of the wrong-headed medical model of disease management through low-carb, high-protein diets.

In our conversation, we covered:

  • getting diagnosed with diabetes at age 10 and feeling different from everyone else
  • the terror of insulin shock
  • “diabetics don't live long” – the always lingering thought
  • why sports helps with low blood sugar
  • getting kicked out of Little League for medical reasons
  • not trusting the family doctor, and fearing the natural progression of diabetes
  • getting seriously sick in his 20s – retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, ketones in his urine
  • finally getting straight talk from an endocrinologist about lifestyle
  • getting mentored in healthy eating by Josh LaJaunie
  • discovering that eliminating meat for breakfast brought blood sugars down all day
  • becoming a runner
  • becoming a present and inspiring father
  • this diet will give type 1's their lives back
  • food is medicine, and it can cure you
  • and much more…

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Links

Josh and other Missing Chins on Good Morning America (October 26, 2017)

Josh featured on The Today Show (January 5, 2018)

Josh on Dr Kasey Johnson's Unlock Wellness Podcast

JoshLaJaunie.com

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