Diabetes

Natural and herbal remedy recipes for preventing and treating diabetes


Diabetes 

 

Diabetes is a chronic disease due to improper functioning of insulin, the hormone that converts blood sugar into energy and stores excess energy (glucose) away as fat. The symptoms of diabetes are extreme thirst and an enormous amount of urine. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to properly control blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is insensitive to insulin and is marked by high levels of insulin in the blood. Any time your cell is exposed to insulin it is going to become more insulin resistant. That is inevitable; we cannot stop that, but the rate we can control.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Over time, Type 2 diabetes can become Type 1 when the pancreas is exhausted and can no longer produce insulin.

Whether it is Type 1 diabetes (insulin deficiency) or Type 2 diabetes (insulin resistance) will end up having too much sugar going around in the body. The excessive sugar will pass through to the kidneys and urine. The excessive insulin will create a lot of damages to cellular function creating problems such as blood clot, cardiovascular disease, plague build-up, cancer growth, osteoporosis, thyroid deficiency and early aging. 

Some researchers have found that type 1 diabetes in children is most likely due to high consumption of milk. Milk  today is highly processed and is full of chemicals, growth hormones and additives. Cow milk has over 3 times the concentration of protein than human milk and is not designed for human body to consume and process. Commercial cows being heavily medicated to abnormally produce large quantity of milk continuously is in high inflammatory condition and is affecting people who are drinking the milk. Milk can increase the chance of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis and colon cancer. Cheese is the most concentrated form of milk is much worse for our body than milk.  Many people are becoming allergic to milk and milk products and cannot breakdown the protein molecules in them. These protein molecules will build up in the body and the immune system will launch its attack to destroy these molecules. Unfortunately, our pancreas has similar protein structure as milk so the auto-immune response is actually destroying the pancreas as well. To prevent diabetes and most modern diseases due to inflammation, it is best to cut out milk in our diet. 

A diet high in sugar, meat and fat creates insulin insensitivity.  A diet high in fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, such as vegetables, grains and fiber-containing fruits, beans and peas, provide calories over a long period of time, therefore keeping blood sugar at normal levels. This diet also lowers glucose and insulin concentration and lowers total cholesterol level.

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The latest research on the causes of diabetes revealed that people who seldom exercise outdoor and has low level of vitamin D is most likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Diet for diabetics should be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates such as noodles, pasta and bread which will produce rapid sugar surge and slump. Eating three meals at fixed time intervals can help to regulate blood sugar level. Too low blood sugar level can damage the brain and bring about a hypoglycemia attack.

For diabetics, be sure to count the grams of fructose and keep your total fructose from fruit below 15 grams per day as you are sure to consume plenty of "hidden" fructose in the other foods you will be eating. You can use the fructose table below to help you count your fructose grams.

Chinese medicine regards diabetes as excessive lung and stomach fire and kidney yin deficiency, a result of improper diet and emotional distress. Treatments include removing heat, nourishing yin, moistening the lungs and promoting the production of body fluids to quench thirst. Chinese medicine uses sour, bitter and tart tastes to counter the imbalance of excessive sugar. Effective sour foods are lime, tomato, star fruit, vinegar and sour plum. Bitter melon is bitter and has excellent detoxification properties. Tart foods include guava fruit, emblica officinalis or gooseberry and persimmon. lo-han fruit, ly-chee, longan fruit and cinnamon bark are used sparingly to fight sweet with sweet by activating the insulin receptors. Chinese herbs such as ginseng, Chinese yam and astragalus are commonly used to regulate blood sugar. Chinese wolf-berry / goji-berry  is used to strengthen kidney and lung. Watermelon, winter melon and mung beans are used to reduce heat and replenish body fluids. Pumpkin, spinach, job's tears, chive, yam and sliver-ear mushroom are used to reverse diabetes.

The Super foods that help to regulate blood sugar level:

Bitter melon

It is cold in nature and has strong blood sugar regulating properties. When it is ripe and turn slightly yellow with seeds inside turning red, it nourishes liver and spleen and strengthens kidney functions.

Guava fruit

It contains 868,576 ppm of anti-diabetic phytochemicals and 9 different chemicals.

Onion and Chinese celery

They have sugar-lowering chemicals similar to anti-diabetic drugs.

Raspberries

Raspberries contain anthocyanins, which boost insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, providing a strong defense against diabetes.

Beans

Kidney, pinto, navy or black beans, you can’t find better nutrition than that provided by beans. They are very high in fiber giving you about 1/3 of your daily requirement in just a ½ cup and are also good sources of magnesium and Potassium. They are considered starchy vegetables but a ½ cup provides as much protein as an ounce of meat without the saturated fat.

Dark green leafy vegetables

Such as spinach, collards, kale – these powerhouse foods are so low in calories and carbohydrates, you can’t eat too much.

Citrus fruits 

Such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes - with good source of soluble fiber and vitamin C.

Cinnamon

Compounds in cinnamon may activate enzymes that stimulate insulin receptors. The sweet spice has also been shown to help lower cholesterol and triglycerides, blood fats that may contribute to diabetes risk.

Sweet potatoes

Packed with vitamin A and fiber and low in GI.

Animal's pancreas 

They can increase insulin level to regulate sugar metabolism.

Eel

Eel is also effective in regulating blood sugar.

Berries

Blueberries, strawberries or other variety - packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber.

Tomato

With vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron, vitamin E and regulate blood sugar.

Salmon

Or fish high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Vinegar

Inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates, thereby decreasing the blood glucose spikes that occur in people with diabetes.

Black Tea

The researchers found that of the polysaccharides in black tea had the most glucose-inhibiting properties. The black tea polysaccharides also showed the highest scavenging effect on free radicals, which are involved in the onset of diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Whole grains

Pearl barley, oatmeal and wheat. They are good sources of fiber, potassium, magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate. It’s the germ and bran of the whole grain that contain all the nutrients but not bread or pasta made from flour.

Nuts and Seeds

Walnut, almond, peanut and flax seeds. They are high in magnesium and fiber, and provide key healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with hunger management. Flax seed oil do not have the same benefits.


Fructose Table

Limes  1 medium – 0
Lemons 1 medium - 0.6
Cranberries 1 cup - 0.7
Passion fruit 1 medium - 0.9
Prune 1 medium - 1.2
Apricot 1 medium - 1.3
Guava 2 medium - 2.2
Date  1 medium - 2.6
Cantaloupe 1/8 med. - 2.8
Raspberries 1 cup - 3.0
Clementine 1 medium - 3.4
Kiwifruit 1 medium - 3.4
Blackberries 1 cup - 3.5
Star fruit 1 medium - 3.6
Cherries, sweet 10 - 3.8
Strawberries 1 cup - 3.8
Cherries, sour 1 cup -4.0
Pineapple 1 slice (3.5" x .75") - 4.0
Grapefruit  1/2 medium -4.3
Boysenberries 1 cup - 4.6
Tangerine/mandarin orange 1 med.- 4.8
Nectarine 1 medium - 5.4
Peach 1 medium - 5.9
Orange (navel) 1 medium - 6.1
Papaya ½ medium - 6.3
Honeydew 1/8 of medium - 6.7
Banana 1 medium - 7.1
Blueberries 1 cup - 7.4
Date (Honey) 1 medium - 7.7
Apple (composite) 1 medium - 9.5
Persimmon 1 medium - 10.6
Watermelon 1/16 of med. - 11.3
Pear 1 medium - 11.8
Raisins ¼ cup - 12.3
Grapes, seedless 1 cup - 12.4
Mango ½ medium - 16.2
Apricot, dried 1 cup - 16.4
Figs, dried  1 cup - 23

 

All Diabetes Recipes:

Three Easy Daily Tea (4101)

Regulate blood sugar

Lo-han Fruit Tea (4102)

Prevent and treat diabetes. Regulate blood sugar, promote production of insulin

4 Herbs Tea (4103)

Prevent and treat diabetes

Winter Melon and Corn Silk Drink (4104)

Cool internal system, replenish water lost and regulate blood sugar

Hollow Vegetable and Corn Silk Drink (4105)

Clear blood and detoxify. Prevent and treat diabetes

Melons Peel and Trichosanthis Drink (4106)

Treat diabetes with constant thirst, milky urine

Chinese Celery Juice (4107)

Regulate blood sugar.

Bitter Melon Stir-fry (4108)

Regulate blood sugar

Guava Fruit Stir-fry (4109)

Regulate blood sugar

Pig Pancreas Stew (4110)

Regulate blood sugar. Promote proper functions of pancreas

Bitter Melon & Pork Ribs Stew (4111)

Regulate blood sugar

Fresh Chinese Yam, Glenhnia and Pork Congee (4112)

Regulate blood sugar, promote blood circulation and digestion

Lime, Chinese Yam and Chicken Soup (4113)

Regulate blood sugar

Corn Silk and Pig Pancreas Soup (4114)

Treat all symptoms of diabetes and high blood pressure

Bitter Melon & Corn Soup (4115)

Regulate blood sugar and benefit liver, spleen and kidney

Bitter Melon and Pig Pancreas Soup (4116)

Diuretic to relieve edema, lower blood pressure and blood sugar

Bitter Melon, Guava Fruit and Pork Soup (4117)

Using bitter, sour and tart tastes to balance blood sugar

Bitter Melon and Fresh Water Clam Soup (4118)

Treat always thirsty and frequent urination, unstable mood

Pumpkin, Tomato and Cashew Soup (4119)

Promote insulin production, lower blood sugar and blood pressure

Hawthorn Pancreas Soup (4120)

Regulate blood sugar

Hawthorn, Corn Silk and Bitter Melon Soup (4121)

Regulate blood sugar to prevent and treat diabetes

Lo-han Fruit, Water Cress and Pork Soup (4122)

Regulate blood sugar, promote fluid to quench thirst

Lime, Pork and Dried Scallop Soup (4123)

Regulate blood sugar and benefit yin energy

4 Herbs and Pig Pancreas Soup (4124)

Treat advance stage of diabetes with lots of urine

Abalone and White Turnip Soup (4125)

Treat diabetes symptoms of requent urination, dry stool, dizziness and ringing in the ears

Black Bean and Pig Pancreas Soup (4126)

Treat advance diabetes symptoms of dizziness, tinnitus, and hardening of arteries and neurasthenia

Corn and Oyster Shell Soup (4127)

Treat diabetes with low blood pressure