Adult-Onset Diabetes (Type II) Natural Remedies

Adult-onset diabetes is a dysfunction of sugar metabolism, contributing to weight gain, high blood pressure, and cholesterol and triglyceride deregulation. The body can no longer utilize sugar (glucose) to feed the cells and the pancreas cannot secrete enough insulin.

From the natural perspective, excessive refined carbohydrates in the diet contribute to insulin resistance, ultimately resulting in endocrine problems affecting the whole body.

As a diabetic, in addition to your medical care, there are natural steps you can take to support your body.  First, consider your overall health. Maintaining a healthy weight and diet are very important.

Choose a low-carbohydrate diet to reduce the need for insulin, giving the body a chance to regenerate with the help of natural supplements.

Cleanse with a gentle herbal cleanse for a week or two. No need for diarrhea or radical flushing. This type of cleansing rids your system of mucus and other toxins that burden the body so your organs function better. I recommend Nature’s Way Mineral Sweep

Exercise. Keeping your body in shape and maintaining it takes time and effort.  Work with your health provider to set up a schedule of regular exercise. Start slowly and work up to a moderate level of exercise 5 days a week. If overweight, you need to develop a plan to lose those extra pounds. Remember, this is a lifestyle change. Losing weight takes the burden off the body’s organs.

Eat fiber-rich foods such as apples and vegetables, especially raw vegetables. These carbohydrates are absorbed slower into the blood stream than processed foods, like white flours, white sugars, sweeteners, and fruit juices. Fiber-rich foods relieve pressure on the pancreas and rest overworked organs.

Eat frequently. Small meals 6 times a day keep blood sugar from spiking. Large meals tend to spike blood sugar. Include brown rice in your daily diet. It is rich in fiber (slowing the absorption of sugars into the blood) and B vitamins that reduce everyday stress.

Use of Artificial Sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are chemicals that need to be detoxified by the liver. Natural sweeteners such as stevia support the pancreas health. NOW Brand Stevia has some great flavors that help to satisfy sweet cravings

Ask your doctor about these natural supplements to support your body’s ability to better handle blood sugar: GTF Chromium (Brown rice is a good food source for chromium.), Alpha Lipoic Acid which has been shown to reduce blood sugars ans has anti-oxidant effect, and Vanadium, a trace mineral that lowers blood sugar.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Diabetes Type II

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Nature’s Way Blood Sugar – Includes GTF Chromium, with other vitamins and herbs, part of the glucose tolerance molecule that is an important cofactor for insulin. Formula: Vitamin A, Chromium, Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Nopal Opuntia, Bitter extract, Gymnema Sylvestre extract, Gymnemic Acids, Bilberry.

Combine New Chapter Cinnamonforce with Dr. Christopher’s Pancreas formula to help sensitize the cells of the body to accept chromium and glucose.

A traditional ayurvedic formula is one capsule each of Neem and Turmeric threee times a day to normalize blood sugars.

Gymnema is known as the “sugar destroyer” herb.


Cell Salts to Help Type II Diabetes

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr Phos 6X – inflammation, stress on the pancreas
#10 Nat Phos 6X – blood sugar balance, over acidity
#11 Nat Sulph 6X – liver, pancreas support


Type II Diabetes Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Bovista – with circulatory problems, bloated conditions, puffiness, and acne. Predisposition to hemorrhaging. Stammering, drops things, clumsiness. Colic better from eating. Better bending double, hot food; worse getting warm, cold food.

Carcinosinum – perfectionists  and overextended persons. Changing symptoms and states. Multiple allergies and chronic fatigue. Desires chocolate and food that makes person worse. Aversion to bathing. Better in open air; worse closed warm room and weather extremes.

Helonias – exhausted women with female problems, uterine prolapse, prostration, of heavy and frequent periods. Better when kept busy; worse fatigue, motion, touch.

Lycopodium – liver and digestive problems with gas, bloating right after meals. All is worse between 4 and 8 pm. Domineering, spells or writes wrong words, indecision and low self esteem. Better by motion, warm food and drink; worse pressure of clothes, warm room.

Phosphoric acid – apathetic, indifferent to everything. Weakness and debility. Desires soda pop. Night sweats. Exhaustion, emotional flatness from grief or loss. Better from warmth and after short sleep; worse from loss of vital fluids or grief.

Phosphorus – exhaustion from overstimulation. Afraid of the dark, thunderstorms. Open and friendly, impressionable. Better cold food, cold, open air; worse change of weather, emotions. Craves ice cold food and drinks.

Plumbum met – progressive muscular atrophy, nerve damage, affects walking and muscular coordination. Gout. Mental depression.

Tarentula hispanica – nerve damage, twitching, jerking. Constriction sensation. Extreme restlessness and hyperactive behaviors, lacks control. Better open air, music; worse at the same hour, touch, cold, damp.

Terebinthina – kidney problems from excess sugar damage. Enormous distention in abdomen, gas. Tired and difficult concentration of thoughts. Better belching, passing gas; worse dampness, night (1-3am), cold.

Uranium nit – emaciation, swelling of tissues of the body and the abdomen, bloating and gas. Better deep breathing; worse night.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Hypoglycemia Natural Remedies

Hypoglycemia includes symptoms of irritability, anger, dizziness and blurred vision, depression, weakness, and sugar cravings from excess insulin production which causes blood sugar levels to drop below normal. There are 3 types of hypoglycemia but we we’ll talk about functional hypoglycemia because the causes are fairly simple. Rarer types of hypoglycemia can stem from liver failure or tumors of the liver or pancreas. Causes of functional hypoglycemia are often poor diet choices (high in fat and sugar – low in nutrients) and stress conditions.

Modern medicine rarely recognizes hypoglycemia as a condition or disease as it may mimic other diseases or conditions. As a functional hypoglycemic they usually offer orange juice or sugar for reactions, but this hurts in the long term.

Naturally, we want to what is causing the symptoms of hypoglycemia. First, look at a diet. If it is rich in fast foods, sugar, coffee, caffeine, alcohol and sodas, these are the main culprit. Change to a protein-rich diet and fresh whole fruits and vegetables – this is to stop an overproduction of insulin. Also see insulin resistance. If the symptoms are still there after a diet correction we think of stress and fatigue from adrenal exhaustion as a common cause. A weak thyroid can also be a cause to a hypothyroid condition.

Natural supplements for hypoglycemia include Chromium taken 2 times a day (GTF Chromium is most effective); B vitamins are also important to reduce stress.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Hypoglycemia

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use these as single herbs or make a combination.

Artichoke leaves –bitter, improves digestion and liver function.

Dandelion root – for liver support and repair as the liver is responsible to store glycogen (a form of quick-release sugar) to compensate for excess insulin production.

Eleutherococcus – very effective as an adaptogen to strengthen the endocrine system as well as the immune system.

Schizandra – an adaptogen for the endocrine system specifically for the adrenals and especially for the liver and also for the respiratory system.

Suma – hormonal issues in menopause, strengthen endocrine system including adrenals, adaptogen.


Cell Salts to Help with Hypoglycemia

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc phos 6X – improves digestion, calcium absorption
#9 Nat mur 6X – improves digestion, symptoms from grief
#12 Silicea 6X – weak and delicate constitution (lacking grit) with feeling cold, shy person


Hypoglycemia Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Graphites – hypoglycemia with tendency toward obesity; skin problems eczema with yellow sticky discharges; scars easily (Silica is a thin person who scars easily).

Iodium – fast metabolism, emaciation; feels hot; ravenous appetite; irritable, impulsive, restless; worse with heat, better from cold.

Kali carb – extremely sensitive to pain, noise and touch; black and white thinking; weak lower back; cant tolerate cold weather; feels hypoglycemic at 2 am to 4 am (during sleep).

Lycopodium – hypoglycemia reactions seen especially from 4 pm to 8 pm; digestive problems; weak liver; self esteem issues; right-sided problems.

Phosphorus – weakness with oversensitivity; fears of the dark; respiratory issues; frequent bleeding or nosebleeds.

Sulphur – feels hot; intellectual and messy person; must stick feet out of the covers at night.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Insulin Resistance and Adult-Onset Diabetes

Download Dave’s Low-carb diet in .pdf

Adult-onset Diabetes is the disease that most adults can heal without using medications. This is a stunning statement considering billions of dollars that are spent by Americans every year on diabetic medications. Drug companies assume that Americans are unwilling to change their diets and therefore have developed drugs to relieve symptoms; but they never cure the problem. I believe that Americans can turn this epidemic around and find tremendous health.

It is a dysfunction of sugar metabolism, contributing to weight gain, high blood pressure, and cholesterol and triglyceride deregulation. Most commonly we see the accumulation of fat on the belly. This big belly or fat on the abdomen is a very good sign of insulin resistance and pre-diabetes, but it can be taken care of rather quickly, and naturally, without the use of medication.

While insulin resistance is a recognized condition in the medical field, medication is generally all that’s prescribed. Most of these medications serve to cause problems with the liver and may even burn out the pancreas insulin-producing function. Remember, these drugs were brought about to satisfy Americans’ needs for relief of symptoms without actually changing their lifestyle.

My Experience

A new revelation started for me early this summer as I attended an herbal symposium in Ashville, North Carolina. Paul Bergner was teaching a class on insulin resistance. As an herbalist and a nutritionist, he presented countless articles and research studies showing how this problem is killing Americans.

After taking the class on insulin resistance, I then decided to take the entire course, and with it came almost 300 pages of notes and scientific articles showing how to reverse this condition in 3 to 6 months, naturally. If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a skeptic. Before I would share this information, I decided to go on the program he recommended, and see for myself how it would work.

Much to my surprise, he advocated a low-carb diet similar to Atkins and South Beach, with a few simple changes. The benefits, all based on scientific researched, show that a low carb diet will increase cardiovascular health, normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, uterine fibroids, cancer prevention, and mental well-being, just to name a few.

As I am in good health, I started on the program wanting to gain more mental clarity. Within a few days I was thinking clearer and feeling better. To everyone’s surprise, I have now lost 25 pounds, not restricting my calorie intake, but carbohydrate intake. Basically, I just eliminated any kind of grain, and fruit out of my diet. The amazing part was how easy it was to do. While over the last fifty years I’ve had hypoglycemic tendencies, I no longer have that as a result of this. I was very pleased to lose belly fat accumulated over the past few years. Some men consider it a badge of honor, not me.

Since then, I have introduced this low-carb diet to many of my clients, and about 50% of them reported much success. I mention all these things because one of the biggest barriers of insulin resistance and diabetes is obesity, especially belly fat.

Just recently, a couple experiencing a myriad of health issues decided to go on the low-carb diet together. In 3 weeks the husband lost 10 pounds and the wife lost 7 pounds. All of this came off around the belly. He had been experiencing severe headaches over the last several months, and remarked since he had been on the diet he hadn’t had any. The wife remarked on her conditions that had disappeared since she had started the diet. So, there main health problems were resolved without any other intervention, only using the diet.

See my healing protocol for Type II Diabetes. And remember to consult with your doctor when making any change in exercise or using supplements, and check your blood sugar twice a day. These natural solutions will not only help lower blood sugar, you’ll have a clearer mind, more energy, and better health.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

5 Keys for Successful Weight Loss

We had a great turnout for Dave’s live class on weight loss. In case you missed it, we’ve included some highlights below.

happy healthy womanFor a full printable copy of the class notes click the link below to download the free PDF Class Notes for 5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss.

Included with each key you’ll find the What To Do section. Then, at the conclusion Dave gives his recommendations for Optimal Supplementation to support Weight Loss. Here are some excerpts and what you’ll learn:

1-Move More—Exercise

In reality, it takes moderate exercise (and moderate reduction of calories) to lose weight – Energy in, energy out. Perhaps the best method is…

2-Give Your Body the Right Nutrition

One of the biggest challenges to weight loss is how we eat. I have countless women complain of eating less and less calories and not losing any weight. It may be simpler than you think to reduce your…

3-Get Good Sleep

Sleep plays an important part in weight gain and loss. To maximize weight loss, sleep 7 ½ to 8 hours at night. Our body uses the sleep time to detoxify and..

customer comments on weight loss issues

4-Address Emotional Issues & Stress

Emotional issues may cause the majority of weight loss problems for people. Stress and other negative emotions can alter the body’s chemistry…

5-Balance Your Hormones and Endocrine System

Metabolism control is one of the keys to a healthy weight loss. Keep your endocrine system healthy. This system is often out of balance in obese people. Fortunately there are natural ways to…

Learn which supplements strengthen the endocrine system, along with herbs specific for male and female issues.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Healing Adult-onset Diabetes Naturally

Adult-onset Diabetes is the disease that most adults can heal without using medications. This is a stunning statement considering billions of dollars that are spent by Americans every year on diabetic medications. Drug companies assume that Americans are unwilling to change their diets and therefore have developed drugs to relieve symptoms; but they never cure the problem. I believe that Americans can turn this epidemic around and find tremendous health.

It is a dysfunction of sugar metabolism, contributing to weight gain, high blood pressure, and cholesterol and triglyceride deregulation. Most commonly we see the accumulation of fat on the belly. This big belly or fat on the abdomen is a very good sign of insulin resistance and pre-diabetes, but it can be taken care of rather quickly, and naturally, without the use of medication.

While insulin resistance is a recognized condition in the medical field, medication is generally all that’s prescribed. Most of these medications serve to cause problems with the liver and may even burn out the pancreas insulin-producing function. Remember, these drugs were brought about to satisfy Americans’ needs for relief of symptoms without actually changing their lifestyle.

A new revelation started for me early this summer as I attended an herbal symposium in Ashville, North Carolina. Paul Bergner was teaching a class on insulin resistance. As an herbalist and a nutritionist, he presented countless articles and research studies showing how this problem is killing Americans.

After taking the class on insulin resistance, I then decided to take the entire course, and with it came almost 300 pages of notes and scientific articles showing how to reverse this condition in 3 to 6 months, naturally. If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a skeptic. Before I would share this information, I decided to go on the program he recommended, and see for myself how it would work.

Much to my surprise, he advocated a low-carb diet similar to Atkins and South Beach, with a few simple changes. The benefits, all based on scientific researched, show that a low carb diet will increase cardiovascular health, normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, uterine fibroids, cancer prevention, and mental well-being, just to name a few.

As I am in good health, I started on the program wanting to gain more mental clarity. Within a few days I was thinking clearer and feeling better. To everyone’s surprise, I have now lost 25 pounds, not restricting my calorie intake, but carbohydrate intake. Basically, I just eliminated any kind of grain, and fruit out of my diet. The amazing part was how easy it was to do. While over the last fifty years I’ve had hypoglycemic tendencies, I no longer have that as a result of this. I was very pleased to lose belly fat accumulated over the past few years. Some men consider it a badge of honor, not me.

Since then, I have introduced this low-carb diet to many of my clients, and about 50% of them reported much success. I mention all these things because one of the biggest barriers of insulin resistance and diabetes is obesity, especially belly fat.

Just recently, a couple experiencing a myriad of health issues decided to go on the low-carb diet together. In 3 weeks the husband lost 10 pounds and the wife lost 7 pounds. All of this came off around the belly. He had been experiencing severe headaches over the last several months, and remarked since he had been on the diet he hadn’t had any. The wife remarked on her conditions that had disappeared since she had started the diet. So, there main health problems were resolved without any other intervention, only using the diet.

I challenge you, the reader, if you have these types of problems, to come to one of our stores and pick up a free packet, or download The Low Carb Diet; Overcoming Insulin Resistance. Find for yourself how good you can feel without becoming dependent on medications.

Remember to consult with your doctor when making any change in exercise or using supplements, and check your blood sugar twice a day. These natural solutions will not only help lower blood sugar, you’ll have a clearer mind, more energy, and better health.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card