Lifestyle choices also contributed to his situation.
"I drank six cans of pop daily my entire life," Gil said, "no water, so I did not know the damage I was doing to my body."
Studies show daily consumption of soda increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Gil was also physically inactive and overweight - two more risk factors. It was time to for him to make some changes.
Gil decided, "This is not how I'm going to die."
Gil heard about nutrition classes being taught by Liana Kopalyan in the Las Vegas church they both attended.
"I started going to her classes in January 2008. I told her right away that I was fighting for my life. Liana said she could help me with that."
With proper nutrition, the body can heal itself. However, there are different requirements for each individual. Liana first put Gil on a detoxifying program using Herbal Fiberblend® and Para 90®.
In terms of his diet, the secret was food combining, but no refined sugars or refined carbohydrates. He also ate lots of fruit and vegetables and drank smoothies, along with taking the Garden Trio®, FloraFood®, and AIMega®.
In the first month Gil lost seventeen pounds. He was actually worried about his quick drop in weight. His pant size had gone from a 42 waist to a 36, and his shoes no longer fit him. However, his doctor reassured him it was mostly the loss of water weight, because Gil had reduced his salt intake.
His blood sugar levels were also dropping.
"My doctor told me to keep doing what I was doing," he stated, "and to start working out to tighten up the sagging skin."
When Gil began exercising, he could barely walk two blocks. Liana put him on Peak Endurance® to increase his energy levels.
Today at the age of fifty-six, he stays physically active by jogging and working out. His weight has gone from 240 pounds to 187. The dramatic positive changes in Gil's health put him in a position to help others.
Becoming Liana's executive administrator and a part of her teaching team, Gil is helping to put her business together and write her programs.
"I'm kind of Liana's poster child," Gil stated. "I've used AIM products for eight years, so people can see that they work. I've given my life to God to speak about diabetes. I don't want people to see diabetes as a death sentence. They can beat it."
Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Nutritional supplements from The AIM Companies™ are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary per person.