Category: Natural Diabetes Alternatives

Chilean Maqui Berries To Help Lower Blood Sugar?

| October 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with diabetes are sometimes wary of eating fruit because they think it is too sweet and high in sugar. But, although all fruits do contain natural sugars, they also contain essential vitamins, minerals (especially magnesium) and a good mix of soluble and insoluble kinds of fibre. Eating fruit can help to lower the risks […]

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Simple Steps To Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

| October 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

My last blog post was about a breakthrough technology using silver nanoparticles, which helps heal diabetic foot ulcers and to potentially avoid amputations. It is a sad fact that many diabetic ulcers are allowed to get to an advanced stage before being treated, with the result that every single day almost 3000 people around the […]

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Silver Nanoparticles Could Help Foot Ulcers Heal

| October 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the nastiest complications of diabetes and cause more hospitalisations than any other. They can take a long time to heal with conventional treatment and in some cases they could lead to the foot having to be amputated. But now researchers have discovered that a solution containing microscopic particles of […]

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Drug-Free Ways To Help Avoid Diabetic Complications?

| September 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post I told you about a new study that shows blood sugar-lowering drugs actually do little to help prevent the common diabetic complications of type 2 diabetes. These include heart attack and stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and damage to nerves and blood vessels that could lead to amputation. The good […]

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Could Caralluma Help You Lose Potentially Dangerous Belly Fat?

| September 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how animal studies suggest a herb called Caralluma fimbriata could help protect your kidneys and may also aid blood sugar control. So far, there have been only a few human clinical trials of this herb – but what they show is that it could help weight loss […]

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An Indian Herb That Could Protect Your Kidneys

| September 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last couple of blog posts, I have been talking about potential problems that diabetics may experience with their kidneys, like chronic kidney disease, which is often a complication of type 2 diabetes. But high blood pressure and being overweight can also cause this kind of kidney problem – so it is important to […]

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Herbs That Help Protect Kidney Function In Diabetes

| June 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Long-standing diabetes is a major cause of kidney disease, called diabetic nephropathy, as explained in my last blog post. This condition is often symptomless in the early stages, so it’s important to get your kidney function tested regularly, in order to pick up any changes. If your kidneys show signs of stress or damage, your […]

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Curcumin: Natural “Wonder Drug” For Diabetes Complications

| May 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how curcumin, a compound extracted from the spice turmeric, could help to reverse insulin resistance in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. But turmeric’s benefits don’t end there. It could help people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes by preventing or reducing many of […]

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Curcumin Could Overcome Insulin Resistance Naturally

| May 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Insulin resistance is a condition where the body cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin and so are unable (or less able) to take up glucose from the blood stream. It results in poor blood sugar control and is a factor in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually treated […]

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Berberine Could Help In The Fight Against Diabetes

| May 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about yet another risk that taking DPP-4 inhibitor diabetes drugs (gliptins) may raise – fuelling the spread of cancerous tumours. This dangerous class of drugs, which includes Januvia, Onglyza and Galvus, makes huge profits for Big Pharma, which continues to sweep their dangers under the carpet. But […]

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The Benefits Of Chromium In Diabetes

| January 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my previous post, I told you how media scare stories about chromium supplements were a load of hogwash. Chromium has been used safely for decades to aid blood sugar control. And for people with diabetes it can help to reduce reliance on the really dangerous remedies – prescription drugs. This trace element is absolutely essential […]

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Don’t Stop Taking That Chromium Supplement

| January 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

I was intending to write this blog post on the subject of drug interactions, but instead I want to set straight the recent scare stories about chromium supplements that have appeared in the press. Many people use this essential mineral to help with blood sugar control and weight loss. So it was alarming to see […]

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Cinnamon: The Christmas Spice That Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

| November 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become damagingly high because the hormone insulin is not regulating it properly. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood when the pancreas (a gland situated behind your stomach) is found to produce little or no insulin, and as a result type 1 diabetics require daily injections of insulin. […]

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How Goldilocks Can Help In The Fight Against Diabetes

| June 23, 2015 | Comments (3)

Israeli researchers are certainly not allowing mainstream scepticism to hold them back in their search for an effective natural alternative in the battle against diabetes. Earlier this year, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that cannabidiol, a chemical compound from the cannabis plant, could treat diabetes through its anti-inflammatory properties. As expected, the […]

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