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176: Beyond Diabetes

beyond diabetes


Today’s episode deals with a sensitive issue. Our guest is Lyle Haugen, a fascinating man who overcame a life threatening injury and won his battle against Diabetes 1.

Our topic is sensitive because Lyle took control of his own health when the medical advice he was following was not helping him improve his quality of life. He took bold steps and went beyond diabetes.

I’m not a medical professional, nor do I give medical advice in this episode. That would be irresponsible. I do encourage people to explore every avenue that may lead to optimal health. We all have freedom of choice.

As you listen to Lyle Haugen’s story, you may feel that you are watching a movie. It’s a story of adventure, danger, courage, hope, and inspiring discovery.

Lyle is a good storyteller. These are a few of the things you’ll learn about as you follow his journey:

  • Lyle’s unlikely career as a trapper beginning at age 7
  • A boy’s dream to be part of the space race
  • How and why Lyle became a deep sea diver medic
  • The gas explosion that ended Lyle’s diving career (and almost ended his life)
  • His discovery after the accident that he had type 1 diabetes
  • How Lyle’s health got worse although he followed his doctors’ advice
  • Lyle’s instintice experiment with nutrition that helped him reclaim his health

Lyle Haugen reinvented himself as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. His holistic approach to nutrition has helped many people make remarkable health recoveries. You’ll hear about some of them in detail in this episode.

Your time listening to Lyle Haugen will be time well spent. It will expand your mind, challenge you, entertain you, and inspire you.


The Wrecker by Clive Cussler (Lyle’s favorite)

Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jones

George Westinghouse: His Life and Achievements by Francis Ellington Leupp


“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Jane Fulton, a fictional character in Rita Mae Brown’s book, “Sudden Death”

CONTACT LYLE – FREE Breakfast Shake Recipe & FREE report on an all night sleep solution

About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.


  1. Lyle Haugen RHC, RNHC on 02/23/2019 at 10:50 AM

    Louis’s show “Change Your Story Change Your Life “, is fantastic.

    Louis has the most amazing way of extracting stories and experiences that others will certainly relate to.

    I loved being interviewed by Louis, the consummate hosts of hosts.

    Thank you so much Louis,


    • Louis Di Bianco on 02/27/2019 at 7:58 PM

      Thank you, Lyle. You are a most engaging guest with a powerful and inspiring story.

  2. Marlea Weaver on 02/23/2019 at 6:02 PM

    Great article. I have a sibling with Type 1 and will contact Mr Haugen

  3. Doris Amoh on 02/25/2019 at 12:22 PM

    Am really touched my your story, I like your voice

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