In just 21 days, 56-year-old Western Cape Prime Minister Alan Winde managed to change his 12-year history of type 2 diabetes with the help of a wellness NPO in Cape Town.
On September 19 the Prime Minister was on an inspection visit to the Ubuntu Wellness Center, an outreach that trains and facilitates job creation through education in health and wellness practices for vulnerable communities.
“This is a rare opportunity to make a permanent change for the better. If humanity is to survive on this planet for much longer, a radical transformation will be necessary. If you accept this challenge, you will find that this journey is indeed wonderful, ”said Winde on Friday after the good news.
His doctor, Dr. Marina Klocke is said to be “amazed at the medical results”.
Winde said he was inspired and motivated to share the herbal results with all those affected by lifestyle diseases in order to alleviate suffering and increase well-being. < / p>
Now for the next million, “he said.
Ian Macfarlane, Director of Ubuntu Wellness, urged the Prime Minister to participate in a supervised 21-day plant-based nutrition program designed for Help cure and restore his diabetic condition.
“The Prime Minister was very vocal about his health problems, especially after recovering from Covid-19. I went to him and asked him to do the program and he was interested in getting off his medication. He suggested creating a group program that he would attend. “
Macfarlane said it took him and others until April to perfect the program under the #UbuntuWellnessChallenge label.
Pearl Mpange, 57, one of 50 Ubuntu wellness beneficiaries and one Type 2 diabetic, joined Winde.
“The couple met in the doctor’s office today [Friday] and they both managed to reset their diabetes, Winde by, 90% and Mpange has 100 % Discount on their medication.
“It shows the commonality of this lifestyle disease. These are two people from two different backgrounds but both suffering from the same lifestyle disease. “
After seeing Mpange transform, her sister and aunt are eager to be in the next group that already has 10 members ready to start their 21 days.
According to Ubuntu Wellness, the impact of lifestyle-related illnesses on the mortality pattern of South Africans has steadily increased over the past few decades.
Lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes are responsible for 24.5% of all South African deaths, according to Stats SA .
Macfarlane said around 4.5 million South Africans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but that number is estimated to be the same as undiagnosed type 2 diabetics.
< p> “More than 10% of the population suffer from the disease.
” At the last African Forum for Research and the Education in Health ( AFREhealth) conference it was recorded that the Number of people suffering from non-communicable diseases s – from Individuals with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes – had eclipsed communicable diseases such as HIV and Covid-19.
“Given Covid-19, 50% of those who died of comorbidities were type 2 diabetics. But [this study] shows that the disease is reversible. There is hope. “
The #UbuntuWellnessChallenge is prescribed by various doctors and medical professionals, including Dr. Nandita Shah, founder of SHARAN India, a health care company dedicated to preventing and reversing lifestyle diseases through food instead of medication and Dr. Laurie Marbas and Nelson Campbell of PlantPure Nation, a nonprofit collective to build stronger, healthier, more sustainable communities.
According to Ubuntu Wellness, the Diet addresses the root cause of insulin resistance and offers participants a new perspective on treating and reversing diseases related to the Lifestyle by using plants as medicine.
Participants in the program will be prescribed a healthy, no-oil plant-based diet after obtaining permission from a doctor, dietician or healthcare professional.
The challenge will eventually roll out nationwide, especially for businesses at risk.
“Everyone needs access to information about how to cure diabetes,” said Macfarlane.
< Macfarlane said Pick n Pay, a project sponsor who invited Ubuntu 2020 as a transformation partner, is offering free ingredients to attendees and will be showcasing the project on a large scale going forward. "
Western Cape on Wellness (WoW!), a Western Cape Health Department program, has a 5-day plant-based cooking trainer course with community volunteers that recently launched its first annual # PlantBasedFood campaign has started; In collaboration with Ubuntu Wellness, ProVeg International and PAN SA.
The Deputy Director for Wellness Promotion in the Western Cape Health Department, Dr. Frederick Marais said, “There is growing evidence around the world that we all urgently need to eat more plant-based foods and fewer animal-based products for personal health and global wellbeing. And WoW! is proud to be part of a growing partnership that is looking for suitable solutions for everyone. “
Prof. Andrew Robinson, Chairman of the Physicians Association of Nutrition in SA, is part of the ongoing research in the Ubutu Wellness Challenge.
“Only when we truly care and love each other can we nurse the planet back to health – we are all together. All living beings, including Gaia [earth], have the ability to heal if only given the opportunity to do so. As with any change, it always starts with yourself. All the best and enjoy the best of health, ”he said.