Yoga For Busy Moms

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise and the food you choose to eat is a contributing factor. With care and your doctor’s support, it is possible to cure diabetes naturally, by following the right diet.

Here are some things you can try to cure or alleviate the symptoms of type-2 diabetes:

1. Raw food diet. Evidence has shown this low-sugar, high enzyme diet to help people with diabetes tremendously.

2. Cinnamon is a good source for the treatment of diabetes. Cinnamon mimics insulin, so it may lower your need for insulin immediately. In a study done in 2003 by Khan and associates cinnamon has shown impressive results:  overall health of the group, taking it was increased and glucose was down 18 percent; LDL cholesterol and triglycerides also showed reduced levels. After consulting with your doctor, consider taking  at least 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon a day, to soften the cell membranes.

3. Grape seed Extract

Grape seed performed greatly in studies conducted in 2006 in Toyama Japan, in 2009 in Romania and also in Portsmouth UK, proving itself to be helpful in improving the conditions associated with type 2 diabetes. Grape seed was successful in protecting the liver cells. It was also successful in setting up defense mechanisms against reactive oxygen produced by hyperglycemic conditions.  After asking your doctor, it is usually a good idea to take 50mg per 50 lbs of weight and not to exceed 300mg per day. 

4. Vitamin C 

Researchers have found that using from 100-600mg of vitamin C daily can cause you to normalize your sugar levels, in just one month.

5. Bitter Melon

Researchers have shown that bitter melon, which contains insulin like properties works great with the treatment of diabetes.  The bitter melon can be juiced and then taken on an empty stomach. The seeds can be ground to a powder and eaten. You can also drink a  bitter melon tea.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is great for treatment of type 2 diabetes. In a study from Arizona State University, subjects took a drink of 20 grams of apple cider vinegar, 40 grams of water, and 1 teaspoon of saccharine with each meal.  Those with insulin resistance who drank the vinegar had 34% lower postprandial (after-meal) glucose compared to controls. Other studies have found that vinegar at bedtime reduces fasting blood glucose in the morning, indicating that vinegar might promote insulin production, like nateglinide (Starlix.)

7. Sign up for a professional program to manage your diabetes. This program will most likely include all of the above and more: nutritional advice, diet changes and the right kind of exercise, uniquely tailored to your needs, so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Ducan diet, for example is an easy-to-follow all inclusive diet for diabetes  which includes low carbohydrate intake, exercise and more.


About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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