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Bitter melon works great with the treatment of diabetes. It contains
insulin like properties which help in the lowering of the blood and urine
levels. It is suggested to be used frequently.
The bitter melon should be juiced and then taken on an empty stomach
before eating first thing in the morning. The seeds may be ground to a powder
and eaten also. You can also, make a tea from the bitter melon.
Grape seed extract has been proven to improve the conditions associated
with this disease. Grape seed performed greatly in studies conducted in 2006
in Toyama Japan, in 2009 in Romania and also in Portsmouth UK. Grape seed
was successful in protecting the liver cells and setting up defense
mechanisms against reactive oxygen species produced by hyperglycemic conditions.
Cinnamon has long been reported as a good source for the treatment of
diabetes and helps cholersterol. Do not use American Cinnamon, buy organic
Fig leaves are best known for treating diabetes, but there are many other
uses for the fig leaves. There are many homemade remedies from treating
diabetes to treating bronchitis, genital warts, liver cirrhosis, high blood
pressure, skin problems and ulcers. Fig tinctures or poultices should be used
immediately and fresh batches made daily. The big news with the use of fig
leaves is that they have anti-diabetic properties. The diabetic needs less
insulin when on a treatment of using the fig leaf extract. The diabetic
should take the extract with breakfast, first thing in the morning. An
additional remedy is to boil the leaves of the fig in some freshly filtered water
and drink this as a tea.
Basil leaves have been shown to lower blood sugar levels. Cactus juice
from pods, sometimes found in produce markets or grown in arid climates, is
The leaves of the Bilberry plant are known to lower blood sugar levels,
but don't try to self-medicate your diabetes -- contact a nutritionally
trained health care provider before changing your regimen. The berries of this
wild perennial help people with diabetes avoid some of the typical
complications that are usually related to diminished blood circulation. They have
compounds in them that improve circulation and help keep blood cells from
clumping together. Their flavonoids keep tiny blood capillaries strong so
blood can continue to circulate to all parts of the body.
Several studies report that Chromium supplements may improve diabetes
control. Chromium is needed to make glucose tolerance factor, which helps
insulin improve its action. Because of insufficient information on the use of
chromium to treat diabetes, no recommendations for supplementation exist.
Magnesium is a mineral _found naturally in foods_
(http://adam.about.net/encyclopedia/002423fod.htm) such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and
whole grains and in nutritional supplements. Magnesium is needed for more than
300 biochemical reactions. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and is
needed for normal muscle and nerve function, heart rhythm, immune function,
blood pressure, and for bone health.Some studies suggest that low magnesium
levels may worsen blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes. High doses of
Magnesium may interact with medications.
The mineral Zinc plays an important role in the production and storage of
insulin. There is some research showing that people with type 2 diabetes
have _suboptimal zinc status_
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sources of zinc_ (http://adam.about.net/encyclopedia/002416fod.htm) include
fresh oysters, ginger root, lamb, pecans, split peas, egg yolk, rye, beef
liver, lima beans, almonds, walnuts, sardines, chicken, and buckwheat.
500 mg of L-glutamine and taurine a day to reduce sugar cravings and to
insulin. Garlic in capsules it helps circulation and regulates sugar
level. Take 400 mcg. a day of chromium picolinate makes insulin more efficient
helping keep sugar level low. Chromium maintains stable blood sugar levels
through proper insulin utilization and can be helpful for people with
diabetes and/or hypoglycemia. Take Alpha lipoic acid It helps to control sugar
level in the blood. Alpha lipoic acid is considered among the elite,
multipurpose antioxidants. Edgar Cayce recommended Jerusalem artichokes for
Diabetes. It now comes in capsule form.
Other remedies: Turmeric, Almonds and Walnuts, Org. Tart Cherry juice, raw
onions and garlic, fenugreek, Cayenne pepper, natural Ceylon cinnamon.
Although there are several different types of ginseng, most of the promising
studies on ginseng and diabetes have used North American ginseng (Panax
quinquefolius). One to three teaspoons of fresh Aloe gel may be taken daily to
help regulate blood sugar levels. Natural Cold pressed Flaxseed oil and
organic Virgin Coconut oil. Beans can help regulate blood glucose and insulin
In a recent study of the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and
glucose intolerance in people with type 2 diabetes, more than 90 percent of
the type 2 diabetes patients were found to be deficient in vitamin D, with
their control over the disease worsening as their deficiency increased.
Eating a diet rich in fiber helps the body absorb sugars slowly, which in
turn keeps blood sugar levels on a more even keel. . The soluble type of
fiber, the one that does the best job of stabilizing blood sugar levels, is
abundant in apples, apricots, beets, berries, carrots, citrus fruits,
parsnips, and winter squash, to name a few. Buckwheat helps control blood sugar
levels. Eat more low-glycemic vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, kale,
spinach, cabbage, snow peas, and Brussels sprouts. Eat more
antioxidant-rich foods, including orange and yellow vegetables, dark green leafy
vegetables (kale, collards, spinach, etc.), anthocyanidins (berries, beets, grapes,
pomegranate), purple grapes, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and
cherries. Include detoxifying foods in your diet, such as cruciferous
vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy,
Chinese cabbage, and Chinese broccoli), green tea, watercress, dandelion greens,
cilantro, artichokes, garlic, citrus peels, pomegranate.
Reduce stress with meditation, yoga, tai chi, walking in nature.
Acupuncture is sometimes used by people with neuropathy, the painful nerve damage of
In a message dated 1/22/2013 4:04:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
being a type 2 diabetic, I walk 45 min a day . if I can't each day I try
to at least 4 days a week. do you think it has to do with diabetes? hadn't
thought of that either, but can't think of why it would. thank you for your
suggestion though, i know that is very important
--- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com, "Vivek B." wrote:
> 40 minutes of walking every morning and a balanced diet is essential
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