How to Treat Diabetes Naturally With Your Diet
With the reliance many Americans have on the Standard American Diet (SAD), there is a tendency now to also go the easy route with diabetes and just take pills or insulin.
For those truly committed to improving their overall health, there may be some alternative natural treatments to diabetes that may be effective in holding off the need for insulin or oral diabetes medications.
A Type 1 diabetic who does not produce sufficient endogenous insulin made by their own pancreas will have to take medication no matter what diet they follow. Type 2 diabetics who do not produce sufficient insulin or are extremely insulin resistant will also have to take medications to stay alive.
Some diabetics report not needing their oral diabetes medications when they take cinnamon supplements. How to treat diabetes naturally is a top question for those who may have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when the doctor wants to try diet and exercise to control the disease first.
Real cinnamon has long been known to be natural means of helping the body to properly maintain optimal blood glucose levels. There are many cinnamon supplements available. Try one that is just cinnamon without anything else along with it to be sure that it is the cinnamon that is lowering blood sugar levels and not any other ingredient.
Chromium Picolinate is another natural method of treating diabetes. There are different ways to get chromium, a needed element, into the body but Chromium Picolinate has been proven to be the best. The problem is that chromium can be toxic when it reaches high levels so supplement manufacturers have for years only mad tiny dosage amounts of chromium.
Chromium Picolinate is actually a government patented product licensed to companies for manufacturer. The body only needs it in trace amounts, but the US Government going back to 1928 has been concerned about the lack of chromium in commercially grown crops.
The effectiveness of Chromium Picolinate in helping to build and maintain lean muscle mass, which is great for burning Glucose, has been compared to how well anabolic steroids work. They are by no means similar in structure or method of action, but the comparison is just to make a point in how well Chromium Picolinate works.
In addition to helping to build and maintain muscle, Chromium Picolinate does very well for lowering blood glucose levels. For some it works so well as to cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).
Some have found that they need a higher daily dose of chromium to see any benefit. However, do not exceed a doctor recommended daily dose of chromium as it can accumulate to toxic levels. Some others have only found that chromium in liquid solution will work, and unfortunately there are some who notice no benefit of blood sugar lowering at all.
Too little will not work at all, and too much is dangerous. It is best to seek the advice of a physician who is also a nutritional expert. Some physicians are misinformed and teaching patients that chromium can wholly be obtained in the diet. That would be true if our soils have not already been depleted of this trace mineral.
There is also just cutting out the junk food and eating more fruits and vegetables accompanied with daily exercise. By far this approach can do more to treat symptoms of diabetes and to protect from complications more than anything else. Eat less and move more. Eat less junk food and more good food. That is the real formula for success in how to treat diabetes naturally.
You should check your blood sugar level at least once a day. Try a diabetic meter and make sure your glucose is on the right track.
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