We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Nouraei and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michelle, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease. There is hope, but medication is not the answer. Diet and lifestyle changes are the key. As a nurse I can honestly say that most of the medical professionals and dietitians have been, and continue to give the wrong advice when it comes to type 2 diabetes. I am so passionate about what I do, motivated to educate and ready to challenge the conventional wisdom.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Oh my! where to start! I have been working as a nurse for more than 10 years which has been driven by my fundamental passion to help people. From an early age I’ve had an obsession with health and fitness and pushed myself to compete in numerous competitions including Crossfit, Kettlebell Sport and competitive body building. In 2014 I become a fitness instructor. I was motivated to help people live a better life rather than just treating their symptoms. A few years ago, my mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At the same time I was working with a large number of Type 2 diabetic patients, and every day I was seeing what this dreadful disease does to the body, I was devastated. I decided I needed to do something about this. I could not imagine my mom going through what i was seeing with my patients on a daily basis. After extensive research, I was able to work with my mom to successfully reverse her type 2 diabetes and get her off the medications. My research also made me realize that many medical professionals are giving the wrong advice and treat Type 2 diabetes as a chronic disease. This is simply not true. The truth is type 2 diabetes is a dietary disease and you can’t treat a dietary disease with medication. Sadly there is no education about the correct diet and lifestyle changes to help patients. My research, as a result of mom’s condition has enabled me to help many more people. This formed the catalyst for my business BelleVie Health. Once diagnosed, sadly many patients feel despair, anxiety and have little hope for the future. Their regime of constant blood tests, medications and insulin injections can have a huge effect both on the persons’ physical and psychological health. One of the challenges I have faced is that the medical community is still focused on treating the symptoms of diabetes with mediation rather than the underlying disease itself. At BelleVie health I have developed a program using an holistic approach to help my clients reverse their type 2 diabetes naturally and get them off their medications providing not only the practical dietary, fitness and lifestyle changes they need but also working with them through the tough times, when motivation, encouragement and focus is needed. With careful analysis of their medical and dietary needs I implement a program of Low Carb/Keto, intermittent fasting, exercise and lifestyle changes that have a huge positive impact of their health. Initially I was working with patients in person and this limited the number of people I could help at any one time so the obviously development was to create an online program which is easily accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Alongside this I’ve been able to build a growing community on facebook – Reverse Type 2 diabetes with Michelle – where people help, encourage and motive each other through their journey to reverse their Type 2 diabetes.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
To start i would take my best friend to Runyon to watch the sunrise, it is such a magical place that early in the morning. Then we would head up the PCH along side the ocean to Malibu. Have brunch at The sunset restaurant and spend the day at the breach watching the sunset. In the next few days we would explore different fitness boutiques around LA, form hot yoga to intense bootcamps to Kundalini. Explore some of my favorites restaurants around La like 25 degree (best burger in town) to my favorite ramen place in Tokyo town called Dailkokuya and all the taco trucks in downtown LA. I would definitely take my bestie to The Broad Contemporary Art Museum and hit Hollywood for some dancing. Let’s not forget all the rooftop bars in LA, my favorite is Mama shelter. Also The Bungalow in Santa Monica. There is so much to explore in LA. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband. He has been my biggest fan since the beginning. He has pushed me to become a better version of myself in so many ways. He has always encouraged me to take risks, to push myself and follow my dreams. I am so grateful to have him in my life.
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