Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a proponent of a vegan diet in order to treat and cure diabetes, especially type 2, according to the Tree of Life Center. The three-week program has been in operation for over 35 years, as of 2015.
Dr. Cousens treats diabetes at the Tree of Life Center in Arizona, which has drawn guests from more than 100 countries since 1995, states the company website. Dr. Cousens believes in a holistic approach to healing. In order to cure diabetes, he claims patients must institute not only dietary changes, but also nutritional, lifestyle, exercise, meditation and psycho-spiritual awareness training.
The Tree of Life website and holistic health coach Scott Mathias state that, using the program, 28 percent of type 2 diabetes patients reversed their diabetes after three weeks with no insulin, with a fasting blood sugar of less than 100. Sixty percent of type 2 diabetes patients were off all oral medication after three weeks, with a fasting blood sugar of less than 100. The center claims that 100 percent of all pre-diabetes patients were healed.
The three-week program starts with vegetable juices at first, implementing a juice fast detoxification process, followed by a 100-percent organic and nutritional vegan diet.