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Diabetes Treatment: Natural Remedies

Diabetes is a disease that is not to be taken lightly. A blood sugar level that’s too high is one of the causes of Diabetes. And, let’s not forget, diabetes is not only a genetic disease, but a lifestyle disease as well. Once a person has diabetes, it usually results in anti-diabetic medicines for life, which makes it a chronic disease. The truth is that it is very difficult to stop taking anti-diabetic medicine completely, which can make diabetes treatment expensive.

Because of stress, lack of physical or mental exercise and an unhealthy lifestyle, more and more people suffer from diabetes. If you don’t obtain diabetes treatment, it will slowly deteriorate your overall health and life span.

Please note: This diabetes treatment list is not medical advice and should not be your only way of coping with diabetes unless you have consulted with your doctor first. Below I have a list of natural remedies that help those living with type 2 diabetes.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Acetic acid, the main compound in apple cider vinegar, has many health benefits – at least, that’s what most people believe. There are a lot of evidence-based articles and research that talk about using apple cider vinegar as an alternative diabetes treatment.

  • Reduce your morning fasting sugar levels by taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime.
  • Decrease the glycemic load of a carbohydrate rich meal by taking 1 to 2 tablespoons with meals.

I generally recommend either consuming apple cider vinegar alone, before a meal, or using it as part of your salad dressing.

Fibre and Barley

Many people are unaware that fibre decreases blood sugar and insulin concentrations in the body. If you are wondering what the recommended daily intake amount of fibre is, it’s 30 grams per day.

  • Fibre: Most people eat only 6 – 8 grams a day, which is not nearly enough. The recommended amount of fibre is around 30 grams per day. For me, personally, the best way to reach my goal is to eat vegetables!
  • Barley: There’s a lot of data indicating that barley helps improve blood sugar, insulin levels, cholesterol and reducing general inflammation because of a high-fibre, high-protein grain. Barley can cook in less than 15 minutes. Add some salt and water on a stove top to cook it – barley does not require soaking.

Chromium

Chromium is mainly found in brewer’s yeast. If your body has a chromium deficiency it impairs the metabolizing of glucose. There is evidence that support the use of chromium can lower blood sugar levels.

NOTE: Be careful, consult with your doctor if you have kidney disease before using this supplement.

Zinc

People that are, and have been, living with diabetes commonly have a zinc deficiency. Research have shown that, by using a zinc supplement, you can reduce blood sugar level. It also has an antioxidant effect, lowering blood sugar levels and can even help treat some of the complications related to diabetes.

Note: Be wary that large doses of zinc can inhibit the absorption of other minerals, so be sure to ask your doctor for guidance on the appropriate dosing.

Aloe Vera

The sap found in Aloe Vera leaves are known for its laxative effect. Make sure to get the juice of the gel inside the leaves. More research is being done and there is an increasing amount of evidence for use of the gel.

Note: Make 100% sure that any Aloe Vera product you buy is free of aloin or anthraquinones to avoid running to the bathroom every 5 seconds!

Cinnamon

Although studies are still in the preliminary stages, results look positive. It indicates that cinnamon may be able to help counter some of the effects of diabetes.

Note: There are some side effects to using too much cinnamon – consult with your doctor beforehand to be on the safe side.

Fenugreek

Most people use this seed as a food spice. It’s actually been used for centuries, although few people know that. That’s because its medicinal benefits include lowering cholesterol and your average blood glucose (sugar) levels.

Note: If you urinate and it smells like maple syrup, don’t panic, it is a known side effect and is completely harmless.

I hope that you found this article helpful. As I mentioned in the beginning of the article, this diabetes treatment list is not medical advice but an alternative and should not be taken unless you have consulted with your doctor first.

If you are currently diagnosed with, or are at risk of Diabetes, Ozone Therapy could be a good fit for you. At Organies Genoeg, we administer Ozone Steam Therapy – a relaxing sauna experience that has many additional positive effects.

If you’re interested in booking your Ozone session, contact us today for a consultation and improve your quality of life.

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How to Live with Adult Onset Diabetes

We live in a time of the 8-5 career, commutes, rush hour traffic, and an absolute lack of free time. Unfortunately, this also means that most of us have become dependent on the quick and easy ‘Fast Food’ dinner, and the ‘no time, gym next week’ excuse. As a result, adult onset diabetes, or Type 2 Diabetes, have become a near pandemic. But because it develops due to lifestyle habits, for people who have to live with adult onset diabetes, it’s often a very difficult adjustment to make.

how to live with adult onset diabetes

According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 552 million people could have diabetes by 2030. On top of that, at least 1 in every 10 adults will develop Type 2 Diabetes. They even predict that the numbers in Africa will jump by 90%! As a rather morbid cherry on the off-limits cake, diabetes deaths are expected to double in the next 10 years.

With figures like these, you’d think that discovering a cure would have become a priority. But, in reality, there is no cure for Diabetes Type 1. (Diabetes Type 1 means insulin dependent). However, by making significant lifestyle changes, Diabetes Type 2 may go into remission. In fact, even little daily things you do can make a big difference in how diabetes affect your life.

It’s important to understand what can and what can’t help to improve your life. For example, most supplements don’t only NOT cure diabetes, but they may react negatively with any medication you’re currently taking. Natural exercises, such as abdominal breathing, muscle relaxation, etc, can relieve stress. Less stress can lower your blood sugar levels, and help you manage your diabetes.

What lifestyle changes can help manage Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Manage your blood sugar levels: You can do this by monitoring your glucose levels closely.
  • Take your prescribed medicine: Your doctor will have prescribed medicine that can help.
  • Balance your food intake: Planning your meals and eating healthy snacks will help keep your blood sugar levels regulated.
  • Exercise: It will help keep you fit, normalize your blood sugar levels, and burns calories.
  • Manage your stress: Breathing exercises and muscle relaxation can regulate your glucose levels.
  • Develop good sleeping habits: Sleep is very important to help your body function as well as possible.

Other, more advanced technological advances have been looked into as possible treatment for diabetes. Weight loss surgery is one of these – however, if the weight is regained, the diabetes may return as well. Stem cell research has also been considered an option, and so has islet cell transplants. However, both are very expensive procedures, and neither are considered cures at all. The cost-benefit trade off are just not worth it for most people.

Is Ozone Therapy an option for people who live with Adult Onset Diabetes, or Diabetes in General?

Yes. Now, you wouldn’t normally think of it as a treatment for diabetes, but according to Dr. Frank Shallenberger of the Nevada Centre of Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine; “…ozone (a less stable, more reactive form of oxygen) can produce remarkable improvements in both the major and secondary symptoms of adult- onset diabetes.”

The secret, according to Dr. Shallenberger, is blood circulation. With several test cases of patients who had experienced success, it’s hard to argue. Here is one of the testimonials of a 51 year old patient:

Virginia has been diabetic for five years and was taking Glucotrol. When she originally came to the doctor, it was for a possible breast cancer treatment. She did daily ozone treatments, and the breast cancer responded to the treatment by starting to dissolve. But what was interesting, and surprising, about her treatment was that her sugar levels began dropping too low. As a result, Virginia was starting to suffer from hypoglycaemia – the combination of her medication and ozone therapy was controlling her blood sugar levels too well!

Dr. Shallenberger reduced her medication dosage, and soon enough, eliminated the use of the drug completely. “Practically speaking, Virginia didn’t have diabetes any longer,” notes Dr. Shallenberger.

This is not the only case where Ozone Therapy has made an impact for people living with Diabetes. In fact, studies on Ozone Therapy and Diabetes have even become more common, and all show positive results. In fact, it’s been stated that Ozone Therapy is a very good complimentary therapy to any medication for either type of diabetes.

How can I get Ozone Therapy?

If you are currently diagnosed with, or are at risk of Diabetes, Ozone Therapy could be a good fit for you. At Organies Genoeg, we administer Ozone Steam Therapy – a relaxing sauna experience that have many additional positive effects.

If you’re interested in booking your ozone session, contact us today for a consultation and improve your quality of life. You can reach us via our contact page, e-mail us directly at info@organiesgenoeg.co.za, or call +27 82 322 5911.