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.
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.
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.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card