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#1 Rustling Leaves

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:56 PM

My wife has recently been diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes (non insulin). I have read that cinamon and raw onion are good for aiding the reduction of blood sugar, but, I can't find a good way of combining them and making them pallatable. I have tried putting the cinamon in a normal cup of tea, which she didn't over like and now I am pondering on the possibilities of mixing this with Cayenne and Garlic as she is starting to get some minor circulation issues...

I have seen the Sore throat remedy and I guess I am wondering if Cinamon would substitute weel for the ginger, and I'll giver her a raw onion to chew when she has the munchies... lol...


If anyone has got a better idea or knows of something better, please let me know...

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:04 PM

I have a friend that takes cinnamon pills. Onion she just adds to her cooking when she can. Seems to work for her.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:13 PM

To regulate the body's glucose and insulin, make sure fiber is a big part of the diet. Consume 25-30 grams of fiber in a day- stay away from flours, white bread baked goods etc. Coming from the medical field, I can say, that if there is any extra weight, that trying to lose it will help get rid of diabetes. Not all the time does it work, but more often than not it does. The extra fat stored over the stomach area is where the blood will circulate and pick up extra sugar from the fat storage- so, the less fat stored there, the less blood sugar upset. If she is thin already, then it may be due to over processed food consumption- balogna, breads, hot dogs, fast food, baked things etc- these things (nitrates, food preservatives, petrochemicals etc) stay in our system and block the normal functions of our metabolism.
Everything we eat has sugar in it. And chemicals. If you want to cure her- look into making your own condiments, breads, butter etc. It's honestly not that time consuming, if you spent one day a week canning and creating your own concoctions, you would be eating better. I have a bunch of links if you are interested in knowing more. I am a homesteader myself and I make it all myself- if I have the tools and supplies, I refuse to buy it from the store. Anyways, I digress from my anti establishment rant...


Try some cinnamon and cayenne mixed with avocado and onion, tomatoes and lime juice, and salt- like a little salsa/guacamole with a kick.

Also look into seaweed, green tea, garlic, grapefruit- all good for circulation and metabolic processes.

There is a spot behind the ears, in line with the temple that you can press and massage to stimulate circulation. There are many other points on the body that can help too. I wish my scanner was up and running, I would post the points, but you can find a lot on the meridians and neurovascular points. I recommend "Energy Medicine" by Donna Eden.

Pm me if you'd like more info, I could go on for days! lol
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:29 PM

My sister's gf has diabetes (and takes insulin shots) and she had a bad ulcer on her leg. The drs were looking at addressing it surgicaly. She put Manuka Honey on it, and it gt rid of it. I haven't looked into the honey, but you may want to. Also, there is a cinnamon tea sold over here as a detox tea which tastes quite nice.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:04 AM

Dear Michele,

Please describe Manuka honey (?) and the process by which your sister's girlfriend used it to help her wound. I have a family member who suffers from the same infliction and the doctor's bills are becoming a bit much for him. Any little bit helps.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:14 PM

Once a diabetic always a diabetic. It's a progessive disease which will get worse over the years but you can certainly help stave that off. I take oral meds(metformin) for it and also garlic and cinnamon capsules which are much more palatable. Be very careful of the amount of carbohydrate(bread, rice, pasta, potatoes etc) consumed daily as this is of course turned into suger in the body and puts on weight too. Low to med fat foods, low salt, low to med carbs and a little protein...lots of green veg but be careful with all root veg as they have more sugar...a little fruit but not much and steer clear of fruit juices etc...natural sugar is just as bad for you. Anything with over five grms sugar in (ready made foods, yoghurts etc) is a no no. Best thing is to buy a tester...and test the blood several times a day until your wife finds out which foods put her blood sugars up...an appointment with a diabetic specialist would be good too.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:16 PM

You can buy manuka honey of varying strengths in health food shops. It is very good for healing, as all honey is, but not to be eaten if you are a diabetic
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

Hmmm... Diabetic Specialist would be a great idea, if our doctors surgery had one.... The best they can do is refer her to a group session which really isn't the right thing for her....

The 5grms of sugar bit is that per 100grms???

So, the internet has been used to try to "research" it, but, has kind of been a very blind search... She does have a monitor, which is giving an idea...


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:44 PM

Ok don't shoot the messenger on this one, but....................

Type 2 Diabetes can be cured, yes you read that right, not postponed, not reduced, but Cured completely.

How? follow this link Raw for Thirty and watch the video.

Researchers Reluctantly Admit Mediterranean Diet Beats Diabetes Drugs for Controlling Blood Sugar
by David Gutierrez, staff writer

(NaturalNews) For the first time, a long-term health study has demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet may help diabetes patients control their blood sugar without the use of medication.

"A Mediterranean-style diet is a very important part in the treatment of diabetes," said endocrinologist Loren Greene of New York University Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. "We knew that, but there just hasn't been a good study to confirm this before."

In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers assigned 215 overweight, adult residents of Naples, Italy, to adhere to one of two diets. Participants in one group were assigned to follow a Mediterranean diet -- eating large quantities of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and certain healthy fats such as olive oil; favoring lean protein sources such as nuts, poultry and fish; and gaining no more than half their daily calories from carbohydrates. Participants in the other group were assigned to follow a low-fat diet similar to that recommended by the American Heart Association -- with no more than 30 percent of its daily calories from fat and 10 percent from saturated fat; low in sweets and high-fat snacks; and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

All participants were instructed to limit their caloric intake to 1,800 calories per day for men and 1,500 per day for women. They were given regular nutrition counseling and urged to exercise regularly.

After four years, 56 percent of the participants in the Mediterranean diet group were able to manage their diabetes without drugs, compared with only 30 percent of those in the low-fat group. Participants eating a Mediterranean diet also maintained more weight loss and more improvement in levels of HDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides.

Greene noted that as most patients dislike taking medication, the new study might provide an incentive for more diabetics to watch their diets.

"If you are told, 'If you don't want to go on medicine, stick to this diet,' then that's a pretty valuable tool at least for patient compliance," she said.

Sources for this story include: www.time.com.


.........And as for manuka honey

Manuka Honey is a premium medical-grade honey, exclusively found in the New Zealand region. It has been discovered that this unique type of honey contains extraordinary healing properties that are capable of treating a wide spectrum of health conditions such as ulcers, acid reflux, gastritis, strep throat, acne, wounds, burns, eczema, ringworm, wrinkles, MRSA Staph infections, etc.
Honey has been used for medical purposes by the ancient Egyptians for thousands of years. However, with the advent of antibiotics, most people began to regard honey as merely a home remedy. Recent studies are now indicating that a special type of honey only found in the New Zealand region called, Manuka Honey actually has more healing properties than antibiotics and has been effective in treating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. This is a major breakthrough in the medical industry as Manuka Honey is now being recognized by medical professionals as an viable alternative to conventional forms of medicine.

Based on recent studies, Manuka Honey has been known to effectively treat the following symptoms and health conditions:
Athlete's Foot
Ring Worm
Insect Bites
Cold & Flu Symptoms
Arthritis
Wrinkles
Acid Reflux
Eczema & Dermatitis
Sore Throat
Rashes
IBS
Wounds & Abrasions
Acne
Burns
Nail Fungus
Aches & Pains
Blisters
Ulcers
Gastritis
Staph Infections
Cold Sores Infections
MRSA
Psoriasis

1. Manuka Honey has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties;

2. Manuka Honey creates a moist healing environment that allows new skin cells to grow across a healing wound flush with the surface of the wound, preventing deformity of the skin and scaring;

3. Manuka Honey rapidly clears infection by destroying bacteria;

4. Manuka Honey repairs damaged skin and regenerates new skin growth;

5. Manuka Honey hastens the healing process;

6. Manuka Honey eliminates malodor by destroying the bacteria that cause it;

7. Manuka Honey can heal Staph infections and destroy antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA and VRE;

8. The viscosity of Manuka Honey provides a protective barrier to prevent wounds from becoming infected;

9. Manuka Honey causes scabs and dead skin cells to lift off the surface of the wound, leaving a clean healthy wound bed in which the regeneration of skin tissue can occur;

10. Manuka Honey stimulates the growth of tissue involved in the healing process;

11. Manuka Honey stimulates the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of fibroblasts that replace the connective tissue of the deeper layer of the skin and produce the collagen fibers that give strength to the repair;

12. Manuka Honey has an anti-inflammatory action that relieves pain;

13. Manuka Honey has antifungal properties that can cure ringworm and other fungal conditions such as athlete's foot, jock itch and nail fungus;

14. Manuka Honey is all-natural and organic;

15. Manuka Honey has no known side effects.

Manuka Honey has an antibacterial activity, due primarily to hydrogen peroxide formed in a "slow-release" manner by the enzyme glucose oxidase present. Some honeys are no more antibacterial than sugar, while others can be diluted more than 100-fold and still halt the growth of bacteria. The difference in potency of antibacterial activity found among the different honeys is more than 100-fold. Manuka Honey is the only honey available that is tested for its antibacterial activity. It contains an additional antibacterial component found only in honey produced from Leptospermum plants: what has been called the "Unique Manuka Factor" (UMF). There is evidence that the two antibacterial components may have a synergistic action.


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Edited by Russell, 09 January 2010 - 11:38 PM.

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#10 bewilderbeast

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

Yes Russel, I concur-

I have seen so much before my very own eyes, my own patients-

But you have to be willing to try something "out of the box" and stay away from crazy prescriptions and a lot of commercialized medicines. They don't offer cures, they offer a never ending circle of shit.

Do as much research as you can. Do what feels right in your gut. Legally I suppose I should not say go against your doctor, but it's not just the conspirator in me saying these things are possible. I saw things with my own two eyes that made me sick to my stomach in the "real" medical world. They don't even teach doctors correct procedures sometimes- it all goes back to who's writing the texts books, and it's not always in "the peoples" best interest. Most of modern medicine isn't made to cure, it's made to numb us of our "ailments".
Again, I digress. But please, just don't let them talk you down!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:08 AM

oh, and just as an emergency precaution- if she ever starts to get faint, sweats, low bp, low sugar, give her a cup of orange juice, and she'll come too pretty quickly. We used that for our pts and it was always a blessing.
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

Won't shoot the messenger Michele....but... i have to disagree with respect. Diabetes cannot be cured...it can as I stated be halted in it's progress by a very strict diet regime and possibly with the use of meds depending on what the persons medical state is when diagnose and medical history. If there was a cure...we would all be free of it... it's a bit like alcoholism...you can get your blood sugars so good that you don't need your meds anymore or maybe not even go on them, but if you don't stick to the regime...you are right back in there. I speak not only as a diabetic but also as a health professional with an obvious interest.
What you are aiming for with testing is to have a fasting (1st thing in morning) BG of under 6.5 mmol (117 mg/dl) ... 8.5mmol (153 mg/dl) two hours after a meal and under 6.5 again one hour after meals. If anyone shows signs of a hypo attack (low blood sugar...usually only happens under 4mmol (72 mg/dl) a small amount of juice is ok follwed quickly by a sandwich but better to have glucoze tabs in your purse, they are faster. If you give too much sugar too quickly they will quite possibly go into hyperglycaemia which isn't nice either.
Hypo's are rare if on diet only control

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#13 Wyrd

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

Respectfully LadyHawk; did you watch the video through to the end? it seems that you are approaching this from a conventional medicine mindset and from your own beliefs.

Once cured, a sensible traditional diet is all that is required to sustain. Not a strict regimen.

Bottom line "You are what you eat"

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#14 LadyHawk

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

With respect....I have seen this and similar and although it has merit....it is no cure! Fact! There is a genetic element in diabetes and similar diseases which cannot be altered by diet....healthy eaters who are not overweight develop diabetes.
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#15 Rustling Leaves

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:18 PM

I have to respectfully agree with Ladyhawk, with regard to there being no cure for Diabetes... I have read the tetimony on the site, which left me with the feeling that it is just an alternative diet, which heavily broken will put your blood back to massive levels.

I really do appreciate advise and will follow it where appropriate...


Thanks...


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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:12 PM

With respect....I have seen this and similar and although it has merit....it is no cure! Fact! There is a genetic element in diabetes and similar diseases which cannot be altered by diet....healthy eaters who are not overweight develop diabetes.


A genetic element would be there from the start i.e from birth. anyone who develops diabetes later in life must attribute it to the environment or nutrition (or lack of thereof) and poor nutrition doesn't necessarily mean overweight (just look to many third world countries for that) and a short quote from this SITE follows, click to read it in full.

WARNING

If you are already on insulin, absolutely do not stop taking insulin, and do not stop measuring your glucose levels, without your doctor's permission.

What Causes Type II Diabetes

Before understanding the cure, it is first necessary to understand the cause of type 2 diabetes.

First of all, being overweight does NOT cause type 2 diabetes!!! Scientists generate a lot of data, but frequently have no clue how to interpret the data.

The reason there is a high statistical correlation between being overweight and having type 2 diabetes is that the same thing that causes type 2 diabetes also causes some people to be overweight. For example, bad fats (such as in margarine) are what cause type 2 diabetes, and bad fats can also cause a person to be overweight.

Thus the statistical coorelation is not a "causal" relationship, but rater a "common cause" relationship. It is extremely rare when a scientist discusses "common cause" statistical coorelations because they get paid to sell drugs. Let me repeat: being overweight does NOT cause type 2 diabetes.



It is a proven fact that when indigenous peoples adopt a western diet (Standard American Diet; SAD) diabetes soon follows, and at epidemic levels.

A cure it most defiantly is, as evident from the six participants, and you could also use google to investigate. For example follow these two links;

cure diabetes with diet

Natural Cure for Diabetes

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#17 Wyrd

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

I have to respectfully agree with Ladyhawk, with regard to there being no cure for Diabetes... I have read the tetimony on the site, which left me with the feeling that it is just an alternative diet, which heavily broken will put your blood back to massive levels.

I really do appreciate advise and will follow it where appropriate...


Thanks...


You are entitled to your opinion, as is your wife. you asked for help and that is all that I have provided, along with supporting evidence for anyone who cares to check, it may not be the cure that your looking for, dismiss the information if you like, but please do not prematurely declare that there is no cure, the evidence stands for itself.

I wish you both the very best of luck, and hope that you find the answers that you are looking for.

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#18 bewilderbeast

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:39 PM

"First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident"

I think your quote says it best Russel!


Rustling leaves- hope you can find the best options for her. Once you can get an idea of her ups and downs, you can decide what treatment is best. It can be very scary at times, so just follow your gut. Best of health to you & yours.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 04:55 AM

Thank all of you for the information in this post!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

My father has type one diabetis and has to have insulin shots every time before he eats. Ive seen him enter a hypo phase and he quickly eats a chocolate bar to sort his levels out. He is very fit and healthy thank god however he doesnt look after himself very well. He only drinks coffee during the day, no breakfast, drinks scotch everyday and then has his dinner before falling asleep and then the whole cycle starts again. I have rowed and rowed with him about the fact that he doesnt look after himself especially as he has children but he has the attitude that evveryone has to die of something.

I think for him after being in the police force all his life, seeing such henious things that he has decided that he will live his life the way he wants. I wish he would look after hiself properly but i guess its his life.

I know that type two can be managed , and managed well but everyones body is different and reacts differently to treatments and food. Finding what suits and helps your wife is the key and i wish you luck with that.