Who doesn’t hate Diabetes? It keeps you from enjoying the sweetness of life, or at least the sugary delectable in it. It’s not just a health condition; it is also considered a disease wherein your blood sugar levels are too high. If you don’t get rid of it, it might get rid of you.
According to statistics, more than 29 million in the U.S. have diabetes, and about 28%, or 8 million of that diabetic population, don’t know they have it. Type 1 Diabetes means there is an insufficient production of insulin, while Type 2 Diabetes has a steady and constant decline of beta cells which contributes to the process of “elevated” blood glucose.
You may be asking, “What’s the cure for Diabetes?” Sadly, even with all the advancements in the medical field, in reality, there is no definite cure for Diabetes — neither Type 1 nor Type 2. The best action to do then is to practice and apply an effective therapy that could really make a big difference.
Prescription medicine is given by doctors to help with the disease. But since it is expensive, and its effectiveness is in question, why not try alternative medicine? This alternative is not the “cheaper version” of the medication. Go for natural supplements that are organically safe, easier on the pocket, and good for the body and mind.
Here are some natural remedies for Diabetes:
If you’re looking for something that rivals your prescription drug but is much more effective, try this! Oregano is one of the most effective herbs to lower one’s blood sugar levels. In fact, you don’t need to worry about munching on just natural oregano all day long. Prepare a diabetic oregano recipe like chicken wraps, tortilla soup, or cheese pizza! It doesn’t sound too boring now, does it?
Another one of the cooking staples. Garlic actually has significant impacts on decreasing serum glucose, total cholesterol, urea, uric acid, and AST and ALT levels! Kill diabetes with a raw, cooked, or aged garlic extract. You’ll see its effects on reducing and eliminating complications, as well as fighting infections.
Are you all about this ancient and vibrant yellow-orange Indian spice? This ingredient is said to be an ideal drug that can prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and mitigate the characteristic pathophysiological hallmarks of the disease (elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance). Try a cup or two of the natural turmeric tea every day, or cook up a diabetic turmeric recipe if you prefer it that way.
A variety of different plant species! Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng, American ginseng, or Japanese ginseng. This one is considered and believed to be a “cure-all” herb that could also treat Diabetes. To be specific, the root of Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) has been used as a tonic to clinically treat Type 2 Diabetes because it reduces insulin resistance and lowers HbA1C levels.
Known as the aromatic herb that can add flavor and fragrance to different dishes, Rosemary is also an excellent herb that could help normalize one’s blood sugar levels. In a 2012 research, it was discovered that rosemary was a better inhibitor of a diabetes-related enzyme than greenhouse-grown herbs. It means that it works the same way as a Diabetes prescription drug works, and maybe better!
There is always the notion that going green can help you naturally heal yourself, prevent diseases, and make you stronger. That’s because it works most of the time!
Use these spices and herbs in your everyday recipes, and wait for its therapeutic wonder in helping you with your Diabetes problem. Remember – believe!