Category: Natural Diabetes Alternatives

An Early Check For Gestational Diabetes – And Help From Green Tea

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Between five and ten per cent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, which increases their risks of stillbirth, pre-eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure) or a Caesarean delivery. As I mentioned here, while gestational diabetes usually goes away immediately after the pregnancy, that isn’t the end of the story. Around half the women who suffer from gestational […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics­ And Now, Postbiotics Could Aid Blood Sugar Control

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Probiotics – supplements of live, beneficial bacteria that help to boost or balance your natural “microbiome” – have become a big success story. They not only help improve digestion and gut health but can also regulate the immune system and support physical and mental health in numerous ways. They may even help to prevent type […]

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Insulin Pumps Could Benefit More People With Diabetes

| April 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

For people with type 1 diabetes and, increasingly, those with type 2 as well, daily multiple injections of insulin are a constant reminder of their condition and can restrict social or work-related activities. But there is another option. Insulin pumps, which regularly measure blood glucose levels and automatically deliver the right dose have been available […]

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More Great Herbs For Diabetic Blood Sugar Control

| March 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

I wrote in my last blog post about the antidiabetic properties of Glucevia, a patented extract from seeds of the European ash tree. When used together with a low-GL (glycaemic load) diet, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, herbal medicines like Glucevia could offer a safe, natural alternative to prescription drugs. Here are five more […]

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Ash Tree Extract Could Lower Blood Sugar in Obese Adults

| February 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

I probably don’t need to remind you of the unpleasant and often dangerous side effects of prescription diabetes drugs. I have written about them often enough in previous posts, for instance here, here and here. So, I am always keen to bring you news of non-drug approaches for controlling blood sugar levels and dealing with […]

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Could Moringa Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease and Cancer?

| January 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about some recent human and animal studies showing that the herb Moringa oleifera could help to reduce body weight, lower blood sugar levels, and possibly regenerate the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. But Moringa also appears to have heart health benefits, by lowering high blood pressure and […]

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Could Moringa Leaf Help Defeat Diabetes?

| January 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in earlier posts here and here, certain herbs have powerful antidiabetic properties. If used under the direction of an experienced practitioner, they can be just as effective as prescription medications in lowering blood sugar levels, but they don’t have the unpleasant and often dangerous side effects associated with these drugs. One herb […]

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Why It Pays To Up Your Intake Of Zinc

| December 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how zinc is important for preventing insulin resistance, ensuring insulin production and storage, and reducing cardiovascular risks in people with type 2 diabetes. But zinc’s health benefits don’t stop there. Here are six more reasons why you need to get an adequate daily intake of this essential […]

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Zinc could cut cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetes

| December 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

It is quite common for people with diabetes to be deficient in the mineral zinc. It has been known for many years that high blood sugar causes more zinc to be lost in the urine. And low zinc status can increase insulin resistance, since zinc helps insulin bind to cells and move glucose from the […]

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Prevent Heart Failure – But Not This Way

| December 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, heart failure can be a serious complication of type 2 diabetes and some antidiabetic drugs could increase the risk of it. So, when I noticed the headline “How to prevent heart failure in type 2 diabetes” on the Science Daily website, it sounded like great news. That […]

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Bitter Melon Compound Could Help Reverse Insulin Resistance

| October 29, 2016 | Comments (2)

In earlier posts here and here, I have written about the incredible benefits that certain herbs can have on controlling blood-sugar levels. One of the best natural remedies for diabetes is the bitter melon (Momordica charantia), which has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective antidiabetic agent and – unlike standard drugs – […]

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Chemical Pollutants Can Reduce Levels Of Vitamin D

| October 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, we all need extra vitamin D, particularly through the winter period. But it isn’t only the lack of sunshine that can deplete your body’s stores of vitamin D, it’s also the chemical pollution we are all exposed to. Scientists have recently shown that higher levels of endocrine-disrupting […]

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Time To Start Taking A Vitamin D Supplement

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Now that those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere have waved goodbye to the summer sunshine for another year, it is a good time to think about our vitamin D intake. This “sunshine vitamin” is made in our skin in the presence of strong sunlight, which means that for the six months from October […]

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Could Prickly Pear Help Combat Diabetes?

| October 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

I mentioned in my last blog post how an extract of Chilean maqui berries could help control blood sugar spikes after a meal. Another fruit with antidiabetic properties comes from the prickly pear cactus, or Opuntia. This desert plant has been cultivated for centuries in arid areas of the world, both as a food crop […]

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