Diabetes affects over 170 million people world wide and that figure is expected to double by the year 2030 – according to the World Health Organization. Left untreated, it leads to cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, blindness and joint problems. In extreme cases, as you lose circulation to the peripheral tissues, amputations may become necessary.
You can do something about this with a diabetes natural remedy involving changes to your diet, losing weight and supplementation – all of these together will allow you to control your diabetes and lead a normal life.
Type 2 Adult Diabetes
Type 2 Adult Diabetes really shouldn’t be called ‘Adult’ diabetes, since the majority of new diagnoses are in children; the blame for this lies fairly and squarely with the modern ‘fast food’ and soft drink diet.
Risk factors for diabetes include:
o High intake of sugar, refined and processed flour, caffeine, and soft drinks
o Lack of exercise – sitting around playing computer games, for example
Symptoms are varied and may include: sudden weight gain or extreme weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination and chronic thirst – these are warning signs (amongst others) which should be checked out.
A positive test showing sugar in the urine and blood is another test. The blood of a diabetic becomes thicker and stickier and the person can be more prone to blood clots which leads to stroke or heart disease.
In Type 2 diabetes, you’re actually producing plenty of insulin – in fact maybe too much because of the high sugar intake. The job of insulin is to carry sugar to the cells where it’s used to make energy.
In a diabetic, two things can happen: 1) The cells become resistant to insulin – in this case the cell membrane which is made up of goods fats and protein doesn’t function correctly and 2) The insulin becomes less effective – this is caused by excess intake of sugar, alcohol, refined flour etc depleting the minerals (particularly chromium) required to make the insulin work. Caffeine will severely aggravate the condition.
A diabetes natural remedy involves taking control of the disease, which is really nothing more than a nutritional deficiency and lifestyle disease.
To get the disease under control it’s a matter of losing weight, exercising, having a good diet and using the right supplements.
Steps to take for a Diabetes Natural Remedy
o Increase your protein intake – this repairs the cell membrane.
o Reduce your intake of sugar and increase your intake of complex carbohydrates.
o Lose weight and exercise – reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease
o Eat frequently – have 6 meals a day – this helps keep your blood sugar more constant.
o Completely avoid milk and alcohol.
o Drink plenty of fresh, filtered water (8-10 glasses per day) and no pop or soft drinks.
o Supplementation is essential – use all 90 essential nutrients and additional antioxidants.