Type 2 diabetes remedies
Having Diabetes can put you into a tail spin especially when it blind sides you (which is most of the time). Most never know that there are remedies to this condition usually on your local grocers shelf. We walk past them every time we go shopping. If, we only knew about these items they could potentially be used to preventing type 2 diabetes. So what are some of the best natural diabetes remedies? These remedies have been used by tens of thousands of people just like yourself.
You see this is one of the great things there are many items or even combinations of items that you can use. Not every persons body reacts the same way so sometimes you have to experiment and by using your Blood glucose log sheet you can keep track of your testing.
Disclaimer: You should consult your doctors advice before you try Any of the suggested remedies to make sure you do not have any other medical conditions or are on any medications that may be aggravated by any of these suggestions.
Apple cider vinager
Now here is one of the is one of the most well know brands in the diabetes community BRAGG apple cider vinegar. This company has been In the heath store business since 1912 and are still going strong today by providing healthy alternatives. Did you know that apple cider vinegar has been around for 2500 years that’s like crazy. It is said that even the” father of medicine” Hippocrates used it for its wonderful health benefits.
Now this ACV comes with what’s called the ‘mother’ which is like these naturally occurring strands of proteins, enzymes and some friendly bacteria that give the product a murky appearance, it’s unfiltered and unpasteurized. It also has a 5% acidic acid which is produced by fermentation or oxidation.
Acidic acid has been known to lower blood pressure, reducing inflammation and yes controlling blood sugar spikes plus in this study it showed increase insulin sensitivity. It is usually recommended that you take 1-2 tablespoons of AVC with water before a meal or before bed time maybe even with a bed time snack with healthy fats like cheese or avocado. Never take AVC by its self it will most likely ruin your teeth.
Turmeric is made from a root called Curcuma Longa which is in a more well-known family the ginger family. Turmerics main active ingredient is called Curcumin which makes up only about 3% by weight. If, you want to get the full effect of Curcumin it would be best to get it in an extract form like a supplement otherwise you would have to eat a lot of the Turmeric root and the stomach probably isn’t going to be happy.
Turmeric has been used in medicine for get this 4500 years wow that’s a long time. This root is ground into a powder and used as a spice in places like India and various Asian countries. It is worth noting that cucurmin alone does not uptake into the blood stream easily so it needs a friend and it comes in the form of piperline which is found in black pepper one study suggest that it increases the bioavalibility of curcumin 2000%. WOW.
This spice not only helps with type 2 diabetes it’s also an inflammatory which helps the heart the colon and it has even been shown to lower cholesterol it is also a powerful antioxidant which can definitely help the brain.
Here we have another spice that can be beneficial to maintaining more controlled blood glucose. In case, you didn’t know there are two types of cinnamon Cassia and Ceylon.
- Cassia contains a compound called coumarin which is naturally found in the cinnamon and if you take too much of this over an extended period of time it could start causing inflammation of the liver, so you might consult with your doctor that way he can monitor your liver enzymes.
- Ceylon on the other hand doesn’t show any measurable amount of coumarin. Still, … You need to remember everyone boys react different so start small.
No matter which cinnamon you decide to use the best way to keep track is by using your blood glucose log sheet to see what the effects are of using this spice. Here is one study on the effects of cinnamon on blood glucose. 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon added to a meal or even some coffee grounds before brewing can be enough to do the job.
This one will be rough but it has also been shown to work. There are many different versions of this. Since everyone has a different life styles picking the one that best fits is up to you.
- The 12-12 method this is a good place to start is really easy 12 hours no eating then 12 hours eating.
- There is the 16-8 were you don’t eat for 16 hours and then you can eat with in the 8-hour window.
- The 20-4 same thing applies no eating for 20 hours then eat with in the 4-hour window.
- Also, the 5-2 where you eat for 5 days then keep your calories to about 500 or lower for 2 days.
- Finally, the 5-2 extreme where you eat for 5 days and no eat for 2 days you pick the two days that way you get a hole 24 hour window twice a week with no food intake.
Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Fung is from Canada and is a Nepherologist. He is also a world leader on low carb and intermittent fasting for treating type2 diabetics. Dr. Fung has written several books on the subject of intermittent fasting he also helped in the founding of the intensive dietary management program. If, you go to his site Here you will see he has a community that you can join. You can also go to The Diet Doctor where you will see that he has lots of videos .
Dr. Eric Berg
Dr Berg is from the US and he is a Chiropractor that specializes in Ketosis if you go to his Bio Page you will see all of his accomplishments. Dr. Berg also has a very robust You Tube channel that has quite the following. Dr berg also manufactures his own line of heath products.
My take away
Type 2 diabetes days are numbered. When you first consult your doctor and make a plan to beat this condition into submission with one or a combination of strategies listed above I think you will find a new lease on life and not look back. In the end you do not a have to be a slave to medication. I hope that I have provided you with some great usable information.
Please visit one or both of the good doctors web sites I don’t think that you will be disappointed.
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