Did you know that you could control your diabetes using some natural plant based remedies?
Here are some natural and unusual ways to control blood sugar levels.
Note: Please consult your doctor if you have arthritis or if you are on any kind of medication
1.Okra- take 2-3 okra and slit them from the center. Soak them in a glass full of water overnight. Next morning, drink this water before breakfast. You may throw away the soaked ladyfingers or eat them. If you do this everyday you will notice remarkable results within two weeks.
2.Withania coagulans- this is a plant native to Afghanistan and Indian subcontinent. It is easily available in dried form online and in some health stores. Withania Coagulans is used for controlling diabetes and high blood pressure. Soak 5-6 pieces of this herb in warm water overnight. Next morning, discard the herbs and drink the water in which they were soaked. The herbs are edible and if you are okay with the smell and taste of it, consuming them is totally acceptable and beneficial.
3.Bitter gourd- remove the seeds of 2-3 bitter gourds and juice them. Drink this juice every morning to keep blood sugar levels under control.
4.Fenugreek seeds- soak 1 tablespoon of seeds in water overnight. Next day, drink the water and chew the seeds as well. The seeds are bitter but they do give amazing results.
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If you decide to give any of these methods a try, please do not eat anything else for at least 30 minutes. As you might already know, any treatment for diabetes needs to be combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet. There is no magic pill and you have to be consistent with anything you try. Also, there are a couple of other plant based treatments that you can easily find online but these are the ones that have been used by either me or my family members and have shown wonderful results. A good research based on your overall health condition is always a good way to start. Alternatively, consult a natural health care professional.
Including it daily is good.
There is a side effect and it's only of you eat too much of it and that you might have a hypo rather than a hyper.
For those reading and thinking what is a hypo and to remember the difference is
Hypo with the letter O after the P = Low blood sugar levels = hypoglycemia. Therefore if you find you can't remember just remember the O.
Hyper = hyperglycemia = high blood sugar levels.
Just add the turmeric as it helps a lot too plus with the other healthy advantages, even for animals too.
Kabhi, his sugars must good.
Bitter melon and the gourd and Warty melon and Karela are all the same thing but with different names commonly known as Bitter Melon. For years I got confused over the names till I did some research. You can make it into a juice too. I just mixed it in with the rest of my vegetables.
It works very well for him. He is happy with the results, it's almost a part of daily routine now for him. There are no side effects of bitter melon as far as I am aware of this. I usually make stir fry out of it but I am sure juice of raw bitter melon yields more benefits .
Here is some info for you all to read in which I found on a website with a link to that page.
Risks, Side Effects and Interactions:
Curcumin is considered to be a safe supplement, food additive and spice (by the U.S. FDA.) That said, there are still potential side effects, drug interactions and contraindications that you should know about:
Doses up to 10g daily of curcumin have not been found to be associated with any signs of toxicity.
Curcumin may cause an upset stomach. Dosages of 6g daily have been associated with minor flatulence and a yellowing of the stool.
There is a risk of exacerbating existing gallbladder disease.
May cause uterine stimulation (caution is recommended during pregnancy)
May increase the risk of bleeding (due to platelet inhibition) when combined with other medications or botanicals such as, aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners), antiplatelet drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Gingko biloba, garlic, saw palmetto.
May decrease the effectiveness of cyclophosphamide and camptothecin.
Curcumin may also interact with drugs that are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 enzymes. Check this list of drugs that are also metabolized by cytochrome P450 enzymes.
Patients with gastrointestinal disorders or predisposed to kidney stone formation should also use this supplement with caution.
How Do You Take It?
Oral curcumin is poorly absorbed from the bowel. However, the absorption of curcumin can be increased when administered with piperine (an extract from black pepper.) Simply adding piperine to curcumin has been shown to increase curcumin absorption by 2000%!
Newer formulations of curcumin are available with greater absorption characteristics (i.e. complexed with piperine, nanoparticles, liposomal formulations, etc.)
Taking curcumin with meals can increase its absorption (especially fatty/oily foods: olive oil, avocado, fish oil, milk, seeds, etc.)
Curcumin is rapidly cleared from the blood (within 1-4 hours of ingestion, most of it is cleared.) To maintain blood levels of curcumin, it is best to take it in divided doses throughout the day. Dr Andrew Weil recommends taking it three times per day.
Dosage: Unfortunately, we don’t know the optimal dosing. That said, doses from 500-3600 mg of curcumin per day have been used in recent studies. For cancer prevention: 400-500 mg per day (The “Curcumin Guru,” Dr Bharat Aggarwal, says he takes 500 mg per day.) During and after cancer treatment: 800-3000 mg per day (divided dose, with meals.)
If you want to take turmeric instead of curcumin, how much turmeric powder would you need to take per day? 1 tablespoon of dried turmeric powder weighs 6.8 grams. The average amount of curcumin (by weight) in turmeric powder is 3.4%. So, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder is equal to 6.8 grams x 3.4% = 0.231 grams or 231 milligrams. Therefore, if you want to take 500 milligram of curcumin per day, you will need to consume approximately 2 tablespoons of dried turmeric powder.
As with any supplement, please first discuss your interest in using curcumin with your oncology team before you start taking it.
- See more at: http://www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com/2013/03/is-there-any-other-anti-cancer-botanical-compound-as-exciting-as-curcumin/#sthash.bopyJvYi.dpuf
Oh thanks and thanks for the suggestion too. I belong to a large website and not FB where we are all trying to make a difference in the world in someway. Anyway they have interesting articles to read and post in like here and there was a few articles on Turmeric with active Curcumin in the discussion. I had back in January/February read about Turmeric back then and being very very interested in alternative health did quite a lot of research in Turmeric. I of course knew about Turmeric for cooking in curries but what i had no clue about was its amazing miraculous properties. Since then and going into hospital those many times and my cancer operation, it gave me a huge amount of time doing nothing much, or being in hospital or recuperating and to read everything about the marvels of Turmeric and then when well enough go in search of the fresh 'finger' turmeric and ask a lot of questions to those selling it. it also impacted on me as to how I felt after the operation and as i said that helped me no end. and Im so grateful. However I was in pain here and there and in the end the time was nigh for me to start on Turmeric. To have pain one day and none the next was astounding because those who suffer from all forms of pain as in arthritis and osteo as well as joint pain and stiffness plus perhaps not being able to walk easily or using a stick or a wheelie walker or even a wheelchair. seriously I couldn't believe it. Gone are those meds and my stick too. Im power walking locally and id use a trolley to I could walk and hang on. Not any more. Its 8 weeks of pain free.
the list is endless.
For your pinch of turmeric in things. Id up it somehow or way to more as you don't really know just how much you are eating/ingesting. You need black cracked pepper for Turmeric to work along with ginger too as well as an oil. Now on most websites they suggest Coconut oil. Or take it in heating up water and adding it or adding it to milk when cooking on the stove as turmeric is a powder and it isn't easily dissolved with rather it sitting on the surface on cold milk. So warm it up and the dosage is at least one heaped teaspoon.
** remember if you have a liver problem then id suggest you not take it
If you have gall bladder problems then not to take it
Also people who take blood thinners like Warfarin, aspirin etc. shouldn't take it continually like we are discussing but to speak to ones Dr b/c Turmeric is a blood thinner. Its the Curcumin which is the active ingredient in it.
If you are pregnant a tiny bit ie in a curry is fine. Its the concentrated amount that one might take over a day or consecutive days that's a worry. A baby is precious.
Men too.. avoid it if you and your partner are trying to start a family etc.
Then there are diabetics type 1 and 2. Easy does it. Its not forbidden but with anything such as this, a little goes a long way. Do a blood test to see and if in doubt ask your Dr. Remember a little will not hurt you or effect you but taking in a lot the first time might. So Id say tiny amounts included in food you cook.
Remember you can add it to any food from milk, warm water, stir fries, vegies, yoghurt, something on toast like I do as in tomato's and feta or eggs. Meat too. So much b/c its tasteless and its not spicy either.
Do your research and if in doubt leave out and then ask your Dr/Physician.
The other thing is that its non toxic and i doubt very much if one would ingest heaps and heaps and heaps of it b/c Im sure you couldn't or wouldn't and if you did, you'd be running to the toilet.
so thanks for your encouragement. I like writing and about something Im passionate about and especially with the amazing results I have witnessed not on others but me.
On the next post I ll let you see info that i didn't write btw. but want to share it with you.
Wow Summe, it has been lovely talking to you. I am glad you are doing better now. I can easily tolerate 1-2 spoons of turmeric as I usually take them with hot milk when in any kind of pain or when suffering from cold ( for atleast 4-5 days). But I usually use the fresh turmeric and it works really well. Your experience with arthritis makes me want to share this with my mom and MIL who suffer from joint pain. I truly appreciate the time you spent in writing everything in detail and being so wonderful with all your responses. I would love to know what group are you a part of and where can I read more of your contributions.
Thank you Kabhi.
Not withstanding my major operation helped. But I was fill to the brim with inflammation. Inflammation leads to cancer if not addressed quickly. That was my operation. I'd read and went in a research binge if you like before I had my 3 operations in as many weeks just recently.
So my findings hands on has been an astonishing realization.
No more inflammation.
Digest is working a treat
Ive lost weight
Floaters in my eyes have nearly hone and my eyesight has improved.
No arthritis etc or joint pain any more. I can now sustain time in power walking.
I sleep now very soundly and wake up refreshed.
Sugar readings are good too as well as my BP readings.
My skin although is very good it's just so much better.
It killed of the rare staph infection with I created a paste using the honey I mentioned but you could I guess use good raw honey.
I'm sure my kidneys have improved in functioning a though I didn't before.
Seriously the list is located get but the realization is incredulous. I'm astonished.
I hope along with you too, have helped others include this amazing spice.
It was so good to read your experience. I cook almost everything with pinch of turmeric and then I enjoy turmeric tea sometimes. How much do you think you consume in a day? You should write an article about your experience. I am sure it will inspire a lot of people.
Also turmeric is excellent too to add to all your cooking or on toast with tomatoes with crumbled feta. Turmeric is sensation for easing arthritis just about instantly. I've been off pain meds now for 8 weeks now and will never go back.
No pain now whatsoever!
The turmeric benefits to your health list is astounding.