I have not heard of these two folks or their institute; however, I have used the services of, and remain in contact with another Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Brian Mowll. Both on his web site, and his care center site (sweetlifgecenters.com), he also talks of “reversing diabetes” – however, when asked what this means, he is extremely specific about his definition.
Dr. Mowll maintains that Type 2 Diabetes is a condition, characterized by a dysfunctional glucose metabolism, rather than a disease. SO, since it is “not a disease” there can be no “cure;” however, the blood glucose metabolic dysfunction can be mitigated (which he called ‘reversal’) by applying certain techniques, including certain dietary and exercise approaches. When blood sugars are maintained in a normal range, the “dysfunction” is mitigated – HOWEVER, the dysfunction is not eliminated – the changes necessary to get there must continue.
In Dr. Mowll words, the reason he uses the word “reverse” for what he aims to do is because having high blood glucose, and other symptoms of diabetes sets a person on a course toward disease and failing health. Mitigating the dysfunction, sets a trajectory toward improved health and wellness – hence “reversal” of the diabetes condition. IN no way does he call this a cure, but he aims to improve his patients’ wellness.
I think many (if not all?) of his ideas make a lot of sense and can help and have helped many people.