Diabetes

September 22, 2007 RENU

  • Diabetes is a condition that makes it hard for body to turn food into energy.
  • After we eat, a hormone called insulin is released by body that causes blood sugar to enter cells.
  • Main cause–Stress & lack of exercise. Anxiety created due to stress sends damaging hormones racing through system. Do exercise to control stress as well as diabetes.

12 Foods that fight against diabetes —-

1. Fiber(oats, legumes, vegs, dr’d & fresh fruit, whole grains, berries)
2. Antioxidants(fruts, vegs, nuts, veg o’s, w.germ, fish, seafood)
3. Plant sterols reduce cholestrol(nuts, seeds, corn, soybean o)
4. Low fat prot(legumes, nonveg, low fat milk)
5. Omega 3fatty acids(salmon, sardines, meckerel, herring, flaxseed, o)
6. Folic acid(dark green vegs, fruits, legumes, w.germ, whole grains)
7. Allicin reduces cholestrol, b.clot, b.p(on, gar, chives, shallots, leeks)
8. Ca(dairy, fortified j’s, fortified b.fast cereal, legumes)
9. Chromium increases insulins effect in converting sugar(bran cereal, whole grains, beans, broccoli, spices, processed meats)
10. Mg reduces b.p, irregular h.beat, more needed when blood sugar high, when taking diuretics(palak, beet greens, nuts, w.grains, legumes, dairy, nonveg)
11. Vanadium promotes insulin production, increases body’s sensitivity to insulin(w.grain, s.fl seeds, oysters, gelatin, veg o, corn, parsley, beans, soy)
12. Zn helps in breakdown of cho, prot, fat, make insulin, prot.(shell fish, red meat, legumes, nuts, egg, tofu, w.germ).

Eat more —

  • Greens- organically grown Swiss chard, mustard greens & kale
  • Citrus fruits & red capsicum
  • Red & purple fruits, like cherries, blueberries
  • Nuts- especially almond, cashew.
  • Cold water fish like salmon, cod, herring, mackerel & halibut.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Legumes & whole grains, especially buckwheat & barley
  • Soy foods
  • Tomatoes
  • Chilli peppers
  • Celery, cucumber, string beans, onion, garlic, bitter gourd. 1c string bean tea=1unit of insulin. Cucumbers contain a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin. Onion & garlic reduce blood sugar. Bitter gourd contains insulin like principle, known as plant insulin.
  • Mineral manganese is vital in the production of natural insulin. It is found in citrus fruits, outer covering of nuts, grains, green leaves.

Avoid —

  • Concentrated sugars
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit juices
  • Saturated fats
  • Trans fats
  • Excessive total fats
  • Excessive iron, particularly from red meat

Homeopathy–

  • Acid phos Q: For 1st stage of diabetes best. Go to urine at night many times.
  • Aceti acidum: More thirst, weak, go to urine many times.
  • Arg nit: Go to urine many times, sometimes go on bed. May or may not have sugar in urine. Best medicine for excess urine problem.
  • Murex perp: Go to urine many times at night, urine smells strong.
  • Cephalandra Q: for 2kinds of diabetes.

Natural remedies —

  • Eat bitter gourd as often as you can or drink or take 1T juice everyday. Bitter melon’s several compounds have confirmed anti-diabetic properties. Add powdered gourd seeds to food. Or boil gourd pieces in water & take decoction.
  • Jambul fruit known as jamun effects pancreas. Fruits/seeds/juices are all useful. Seeds contain a glucoside “jamboline’ which is believed to have the power to check the conversion of starch into sugar in cases of increased production of glucose. They shd be dried & powdered. Take powder mixed in milk, curd, or water.
  • Take 1Tamla juice+1c fresh bitter gourd juice daily for 2mths, so will secrete the pancreas & enable it to secrete insulin.
  • Early morning, on empty stomach take 10basil leaves+10neem leaves+10belpatras+1gl h20, works wonders.
  • Take 2t fenugreek powder+milk daily. It also improves levels of good cholesterol.
  • To prevent diabetes due to hereditary factors/obesity, eat 1o fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for 3mths.

Ideal menu–

  • Upon rising- 1gl lukewarm water+lemon j
  • B.fast- Any fruit (except bananas), soaked prunes, 2whole meal bread slices with butter, milk.
  • Lunch- Steamed/lightly cooked vegetables(like cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, spinach, turnip, asparagus, mushrooms), 2-3whole wheat chapatis.
  • Mid-afternoon- 1gl fruit j
  • Dinner- 1large bowl salad(of all raw vegetables in season), fresh home made cottage cheese, hot course.
  • Bed time- 1gl milk.
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