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October 6, 2017



Diabetes I – There is hope

Yesterday I had a patient come in crying because the doctor told her that she was diabetic and that her foot, which has several sores that are being stubborn to heal, may have to come off. When we looked at, we saw that there was slow healing going on. We had seen her before so we did know what the situation was. Because she did not know what was really going on, she was very frightened.

This happens because people don’t understand their own bodies, nor do they have the knowledge as what to do next. It is with knowledge that we are empowered and have the freedom of choice. What she was feeling was fear, the opposite of love, and feeling as though she were a victim.

Most people with diabetes feel this way – helpless, hopeless. With a bit of research what these people can find is an alternative way of handling their situation. So let us begin with the following information.

Type I diabetes, though similar to Type II diabetes, is also very different in a crucial way. While Type II diabetes involves the body’s inability to utilize its own insulin properly, Type I diabetes occurs when the body cannot make enough natural insulin on its own. This happens when the beta cells that lie within the pancreas are not able to produce a sufficient amount of insulin.

A few of the known triggers for Type I diabetes include chemical exposure, incompatible choice in foods, bacterial infections, autoimmune issues and viral infections. There have been a number of studies whose results point to the effectiveness of certain elements when it comes to providing a cure for Type I diabetes. These foods and compounds all share one exciting characteristic: their potential to provide beta cell regeneration. A few of the compounds that have been shown to help cure Type I diabetes follows:

Corn Silk: Vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, flavanoids and other compounds that make up corn silk stimulate the regeneration of beta cells while also reducing blood sugar in Type I diabetes.

Avocado: Avocado seed extract is responsible for the reduction of blood sugar in diabetic rats. The pancreatic islet cells show protective and restorative improvements.

Honey: A study conducted in 2010 gives promise to the effects of long-term consumption of honey when it comes to the regeneration of beta cells as indicated by the levels of fasting C-peptide.

Stevia: A substance whose properties compare favorably with glibenclamide, a popular medication often prescribed to people with Type I diabetes, stevia has been shown to provide revitalization to beta cells that have been damaged.

Nigella Sativa: Also widely known as black seed, this plant can lead to a partial regeneration of beta cells. During a human study, undertaken in 2010, diabetics who consumed 1 gram of black seed for a period of up to 12 weeks showed a wide range of benefits including an increase in the function of beta cells.

Chard: When diabetic rats were fed chard extract, their injured beta cells began to recover.

The above list is just the beginning of the many natural elements and compounds that show great promise in relieving Type I diabetes. This can lead to a better quality of life for those people who have the disease.

What is the state of your health? Find a traditional naturopath to assist in bringing your body to a state of wholeness and wellness.

For comments and questions e-mail: [email protected] Susan (a nationally certified tui-na practitioner and instructor, and certified by ANCB as a Certified Traditional Naturopath) lives in Belize, Central America.Naturop

 

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