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Aug
2017

How To Manage And Reverse Diabetes Naturally - Nutritional Remedies

August 3rd, 2017 | in Nutrition Blog, Hormone Reset

How To Manage and Reverse Diabetes Naturally- Nutritional Remedies

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn't produce or can’t use the hormone insulin properly. Diabetes can be reversed by changing lifestyle without medications except Diabetes type 1 which is an autoimmune disease that the body’s immune system attacks and destroys beta cells that produce, store, and release the hormone insulin in the pancreas. 

In order to manage and reverse Diabetes, first and foremost, you need to understand how does the hormone insulin work in your body and how does it cause diabetes. 

How Does The Hormone Insulin Work In The Body?

The hormone insulin is produced by beta cells in pancreas. A normal blood sugar level in humans is between 72 mg/dL (3.8 to 4 mmol/L) - 108 mg/dL (5.8 to 6 mmol/L). After eating carbohydrate or protein, the blood sugar level raises between 120-130 mg/dL. Once your blood sugar level raises, beta cells release insulin. Then insulin takes glucose to enter the cells and use the glucose as an energy and the blood sugar level falls back to normal until you eat the next meal. usually it takes about 2-3 hours to fall back to normal blood sugar level after eating. If the blood sugar level is too high constantly and glucose builds up in the blood stream, it leads to hyperglycaemia. 

Hyperglycaemia VS Hypoglycaemia

Causes

Symptoms

Hyperglycaemia

  • Too high blood glucose in the blood 
  • Fatigue, blurry vision, constantly feeling of hunger, experience of hypoglycemia after skipping meals or over exercising or too much insulin 

Hypoglycaemia

  • Too low blood glucose in the blood 
  • Hunger, dizziness, numbness or tingling of the lips, legs, feet, and fingers, sweating, double vision, disorientation.

Types Of Diabetes 

Types of Diabetes

     Causes

Diabetes Type 1

  • Autoimmune Disease - No insulin Production

Diabetes Type 2

  • Not enough insulin to fuel the cells/ insulin resistance

Diabetes Type 3

  • Insulin Resistance in the brain - Alzherimer

Gestational Diabetes

  • During pregnancy 
  • Hormonal changes/ likely Develop Diabetes type 2 

PreDiabetes

  • Insulin Resistance 

What Is Insulin Resistance (Metabolic Syndrome)

Insulin resistance (IR) is regarded as a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin. As more carbohydrate are consumed, more insulin is produced If you are in condition of insulin resistance, the cells are resistant to the insulin and aren’t able to use it as effectively, leading to high blood sugar. The high blood sugar demands higher insulin secretion in the pancreas. Further more the condition of insulin resistance can develop PreDiabetes or Diabetes Type 2 or Diabetes Type 1. 

Signs And Symptoms Of Insulin Resistance

  • High blood sugar level
  • Excess belly fat
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain or hard to lose weight
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Fatty liver
  • Low in HDL  / High in LDL 
  • Mood swing
  • Craving Carbohydrate (sweet)/ Addicted to sweet
  • Poor sleep
  • Low energy
  • Snacking at night 
  • Feeling sluggish after meals
  • IBS/ bloating/ gas
  • Frequent urination
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Hypoglycaemia symptoms ( low blood sugar ) - When you skip meals
  • PCOS

Complications 

Diabetes can lead to heart disease, atherosclerosis, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, edema, limb amputations, and infections of gums, lungs, mouths, bladders, skins, and feet.

Take Away: How To Overcome Diabetes Naturally - Nutritional Remedies

Diabetes can be managed by controlling insulin levels and increasing insulin sensitivities. The major danger with diabetes isn’t the disease itself, but the complications that can lead to cause of diabetes - related death. People with Diabetes type 2 and PreDiabetes can be reversed by nutrition and exercise. It isn’t easy to change lifestyle, but it is the only way to manage Diabetes naturally. 

A Guideline To Control Insulin Levels 

    Macronutrients (Protein/Carb/Lipid)

    Herbs & Spices

 NutritionalSupplements 

  (Vitamins & minerals)

    Activities

  • Cruciferous vegetables, leafy green, moderate portion of fruit ( Berries)
  • Kidney/ Black/ Pinto
  • Kelp
  • Fish
  • Egg yolks
  • Hemp/Chia/Flaxseeds 
  • Olive oil/ Coconut oil
  • Avocado
  • Walnut
  • Lemon/Lime
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • Psyllium Husk 
  • Sauerkraut 
  • Fermented soybeans

  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Beanpod tea-pancreas
  • Dandelion root -liver
  • Cedar berries-pancreas
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Ginseng tea
  • Bitten melon
  • Gudmar
  • Gulvel
  • Juniper berries 
  • Spirulina

  • Chromium picolinate
  • Magnesium
  • L-carnitine
  • L-glutamine w/taurine 
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Vanadyl sulfate
  • Adrenal support
  • Sea kelp
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B12 w/ folic acid
  • Vitamin D3 /K2
  • Vitamin C w/ bioflavonoids 
  • Vitamin E 
  • Swimming 
  • Cycling
  • Resistance training
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Outdoor activities
  • 30 minutes to 60 minutes daily

What you should AVOID to control insulin levels

  1. Starch Carbohydrate, starch vegetable, and white flour products such as white potatoes, white rice, bread, pasta, biscuit, baked good, chips, candies, pops, etc.
  2. Eating large portions of animal protein with starch carbohydrates 
  3. Any form of artificial sweetener 
  4. Hydrogenated oil, trans - saturated fat, and simple sugar (except fruits & honey)
  5. Alcohols and tabacco
  6. Eating every 2-3 hours.
  7. Snacking at night 
  8. Lack of sleeping 
  9. Vitamin B3 (niacin) and fish oil capsules that contain large amount of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
  10. Amino acid cysteine - Interferes with absorption of insulin by the cells.

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