Millions of people have Diabetes, the majority are Type 2, which is easier to prevent, treat and reverse. It is a serious health problem that can cause serious secondary health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, and poor wound healing. Fortunately there are many natural things that can help improve diabetes if not cure it. Of course, you and your health care provider should monitor all treatments and results.
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The medical system thrives on selling medications to treat disease not cure it! Therefore money is mainly invested in profitable ways to treat illness. That makes it difficult for anyone to study natural treatments and harder still for proven natural treatments to become mainstream.
Please take the initiative to learn about alternative treatments to any health problem you have. In most cases alternative treatments are cheaper and safer than mainstream medicine, plus they treat the problem not mask the symptoms.
Robert O. Young PhD author of 8 pH-balancing books is a nationally renowned microbiologist and nutritionist. He proved that the beta cells in the pancreas, the insulin producers, are being destroyed by excess acid from our diet, but can recover if diet is improved.
Drinking ionized water that is highly alkaline helps flush out the acid waste in our bodies. It has been used to treat diabetes in Asia. The acid water is also used for healing diabetic wounds.
Diets high in carbohydrates lead to excess acid in our bodies. This acid causes all sorts of health problems from acid reflux to Cancer and Diabetes. Another Cancer and Diabetes culprit is Sodium Nitrite it is a meat preservative found in all processed meats. One study showed that the more often you eat bacon or even worse hot dogs the higher your risk of type II Diabetes.
Many herbs minerals and foods have shown to help Diabetes. If you are diabetic monitor your blood sugar closely when adding them to your diet so you do not end up with hypoglycemia.
Pterocarpus Marsupium used in India for diabetes has shown to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells.
Bitter Melon Juice drinking 2 ounces has shown to lower blood sugar in clinical studies use with caution as it can increase hypoglycemic drugs effectiveness.
Gymnema Sylvestre assists the pancreas in the production of insulin in Type 2 diabetes. Taking 500 mg daily can be an alternative to hypoglycemic drugs. Chewing this herb can also lower your cravings for sweets.
Asian Ginseng a traditional Chinese diabetes treatment enhances insulin release, increases the insulin receptors, and lowers blood sugar. A daily dose of 200 mg has shown to lower blood sugar and increase energy of type 2 diabetic patients.
Cinnamon has shown to lower blood sugar and triple insulin's efficiency.
Chromium Picolinate has helped type 2 diabetics control their blood sugar, loose weight, and lower cholesterol. A Chinese study recommends 1,000 mcg twice daily.
Vanadium has been able to replace insulin and return high glucose to normal in animal studies. Limited human research has been done as over supplementation and synthetic forms may be harmful. Vanadium is in radishes, parsley, dill, and wheat grains.
Magnesium may protect against diabetes and its complications, improve insulin sensitivity, and may reduce blood pressure. Magnesium is in green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Most diabetic patients were found to have low magnesium levels. African Americans and people on diuretics are particularly low in Magnesium. However if you have kidney problems, too much magnesium supplementation may be harmful.
Zinc plays an important role in insulin production and storage. Food sources of zinc include almonds walnuts, chicken, eggs, lamb, oysters, and sardines. Diabetics were also found to have low zinc levels.
These are some natural things that may help prevent, control, or reverse diabetes and its complications. Learn to prevent and treat diabetes until we find a cure!
Erilyn Littlefield RN
I have been in the health care field for over 20 years. I am fed up with our the FDA and other health organizations taking advantage of us and making us sick. I started a website and newsletter to help people improve their health safely.
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