By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The CDC says more than 28 million Americans have diabetes, mostly adult-onset or Type 2. Many battle it using medication but a doctor and author argues that the path to victory is diet.

Many health experts consider diabetes an epidemic interwoven with obesity and other conditions. It can often be controlled by medication but a doctor says it can be cured by food. That’s right, cured.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman promotes what he calls the Nutritarian Diet. He makes what he acknowledges is a radical claim about his new book, The End of Diabetes, that many diseases can be prevented through diet.

“Well, the secret is GBOMBS: greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds. It’s eating foods that have these natural phytochemicals that retrigger the body.”

The resulting diet is a complete 180 from what most Americans are used-to.

“You might be eating more natural foods, more whole grains, more vegetables, more salads, more onions and mushroom dishes, more bean soups and less of the processed foods and animal products Americans are eating.”

Dr. Fuhrman admits the transition requires some work but says once you begin feeling better you’ll never want to go back.