Natural Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes

About Type II Diabetes

Diabetes doesn't just happen over night. It takes years, even decades for type II diabetes to develop.

During this time, warning signs will show, which include:

Causes of type II diabetes

Note that although genetics may be a factor, type II diabetes is basically cause by lifestyle

 

Natural health and type II diabetes

Conventional treatment for diabetes such as Metformin and insulin has it's place. However, since diabetes if primary caused by diet and lifestyle, there is much that can be done in natural health.

Changing diet

Most people know that they need change their diets and eat better. There is a strong association between obesity and diabetes. However, people still have a lot of trouble doing this for several reasons.

For these reasons, it can be helpful to have someone help guide you through the necessary changes you need to make, instead of just trying to eat healthy. The same could be said about exercise, which many people don't have the time to easily fit into their daily routines.

Stress reduction

We all have heard that stress is bad for your health. One of the ways stress is bad is causes the adrenal glands to produce too much of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is our survival hormone. It's just is to get the body ready to survive emergencies, such as getting attacked by a saber toothed tiger in prehistoric times. Part of the way cortisol does this is by raising blood sugar, in order to get more energy to the heart, lungs and brain.

This is good if you're facing a life or death situation, but not good if the stress is from daily things like sitting in traffic. In fact, cortisol has such a powerful affect on blood sugar, that it can cause diabetes in some people regardless of diet.

Therefore, reducing stress should be a part of any plan for preventing diabetes.

Correcting poor nutritional status

Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and chromium are often low in diabetics and pre-diabetes. Also, in addition to normal levels of nutrients found in food, it's often best for diabetes to supplement with anti-oxidants, to counter the oxidizing effects of high blood sugar.

Detoxification

Research has shown that environmental toxins can down regulate insulin receptors, and contribute to diabetes.

Reduce inflammation

Type II diabetes is just one of other chronic diseases which is very closely linked to inflammation. Other diseases of inflammation include:

Improving health and reducing inflammation can improve blood sugar and diabetes. However, there may be additional benefits in improving other diseases since a major root cause (inflammation) is the same.

In conclusion

There is a lot more that can be done for diabetes than slowly monitoring it's progression, and taking more powerful diabetes drugs when things get bad enough. Although there is a genetic component to developing type II diabetes, most of the factors are that of lifestyle.

natural help for diabetes

By taking the appropriate steps to eat right, control weight, reduce stress, balance hormones, exercise, detoxify the body from toxins, and reduce inflammation there may be no need for diabetes drugs, and this disease need not be inevitable.