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Okra Cures Diabetes?

Okra Cures Diabetes?

Claim: Drinking water in which okra has been soaked overnight will make “diabetes go away.” TRUE: Okra may have some beneficial effect in helping to regulate blood sugar levels. FALSE: Okra can “cure diabetes” or eliminate the need for diabetics to take insulin. Examples: [Collected via Facebook, January 2014] Someone posted that soaking okra ends in water over night and drinking the water next day helps cure blood sugar levels in diabetics, is this true. Origins: An item widely circulated via social media in January 2014 (shown above) advocated cutting the ends off a few okra slices, soaking the slices in water overnight, then drinking the water the following morning as a way of making “diabetes go away” and eliminating the need for diabetics to take insulin shots. There is a bit of truth to this claim in the sense that okra (also known as lady’s finger, bendi, and gombo) does possess some anti-diabetic properties, namely that the viscosity of okra’s carbohydrates helps to slow the uptake of sugar into the blood by reducing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing the glycemic load of glucose in the blood that can disrupt the body’s ability to properly process the sugars (and that in some cases can lead to the onset of diabetes): Soluble fiber, found in porridge oats, okra, strawberries and aubergines among other foods, forms a kind of gel inside the bowels. This slows down the absorption of food from the gut, evening out the peaks in blood glucose that occur after meals. Soluble fiber also draws in bile acids that contribute to raised cholesterol, allowing the body to pass the acids out of the system rather than reabsorbing them into the blood. Soluble fiber therefore offers the double potential benefits o Continue reading >>

Does Water Therapy Cure Diabetes?

Does Water Therapy Cure Diabetes?

(OMAN) DOES WATER THERAPY CURE DIABETES? I drink six glasses of water early in the morning. Please help me with full details. 3 Foods to Remove from - The Fridge Forever Ad Cut a bit of belly bloat each day, by avoiding these 3 foods nucific.com Learn more Answer Water is very healthy, especially when the source is of natural mineral water. It is good that you start your day by drinking water. This is the best way of giving your body freshness, cleaning it from wastes. Water has no calorie, no fat, no cholesterol, low in sodium; so a perfect way to keep your blood sugar balances. Pure water is the best. However, if you use bottled water, go for natural mineral water. Try to avoid soft drinks (that contain sodium, artificial sweeteners, etc). To change the flavoring of water you drink, squeeze one or two fresh lemon in a bottle of 1.5 l of water (do not use sugar or soda) and drink it. Lemon is a source of antioxidants, of vitamin C and helps in urinary and kidney problems (especially kidney stones). One last thing: do not depend on drinking water only. You should consider other (lifestyle) steps such as diet, physical activity, no smoking or alcohol, etc. All the best! DIABETES CAN BE CURED BY WATER THERAPY by: ASSAM. Diabetes is mainly a lack of water, salt, magnesium (found in dark greens) and Tryptophan, an amino acid found in eggs, beans, cottage cheese 4% (cheeses) and nuts. The sequence is drinking water, 1/2 liter and taking .75 grams of salt. You start the salt at .75 grams and after a couple days you increase it to 1.5 grams per 1/2 liter. If the persons eyelids swell or ankles and possibly their fingers, then they would drink water and take no salt until the swelling is gone. When the swelling is gone, they would start the salt again but cut back on the amount Continue reading >>

5 Common Food Myths For People With Diabetes Debunked

5 Common Food Myths For People With Diabetes Debunked

There are many misconceptions that people with diabetes must follow a strict diet, when in reality they can eat anything a person without diabetes eats. Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, nutritionist at Joslin Diabetes Center and co-author of 16 Myths of a "Diabetic Diet," debunks some common food myths for people with diabetes. 1. People with diabetes have to eat different foods from the rest of the family. People with diabetes can eat the same foods as the rest of their family. Current nutrition guidelines for diabetes are very flexible and offer many choices, allowing people with diabetes to fit in favorite or special-occasion foods. Everyone, whether they have diabetes or not, should eat a healthful diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein foods, and heart-healthy fats. So, if you have diabetes, there's no need to cook separately from your family. 2. People with diabetes should never give in to food cravings. Almost everyone has food cravings at some point, and people with diabetes are no exception. It's not uncommon for people with diabetes to cut out all sweets or even cut way back on food portions in order to lose weight. In turn, your body often responds to these drastic changes by creating cravings. Nine times out of ten, your food choices in these situations tend to be high in fat and/or sugar, too. The best way to deal with food cravings is to try to prevent them by following a healthy eating plan that lets you occasionally fit sweets into your diabetes meal plan. If a craving does occur, let yourself have a small taste of whatever it is you want. By doing so, you can enjoy the flavor and avoid overeating later on. 3. People with diabetes shouldn't eat too many starchy foods, even if they contain fiber, because starch raises your blo Continue reading >>

Why Too Much Salt Could Be Extra Harmful For Diabetics

Why Too Much Salt Could Be Extra Harmful For Diabetics

A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports. The study found that people with diabetes who consumed an average of 5.9 grams of sodium daily had double the risk of developing heart disease than those who consumed, on average, 2.8 grams of sodium daily. In addition, heart disease risk jumped nearly 10-fold for people with poorly managed type 2 diabetes and a diet with excess salt. However, it's important to note that this study only found an association between salt intake and increased heart disease; the study wasn't designed to prove that the increased salt intake actually caused heart disease. Still, experts believe it's important to limit salt in the diet. "The findings are very important from a public health point of view," said Dr. Prakash Deedwania, chief of cardiology for the Veterans Administration Central California Health Care System and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. "Everyone's focused on controlling glucose [blood sugar] to prevent diabetes complications. Salt intake is not as well emphasized, but this shows it should be reduced as well," said Deedwania, a member of the American College of Cardiology's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee. The study highlights the need for people with diabetes to track more than just carbohydrates when managing their daily diet, said Deedwania. Public health officials previously have established a link between diab Continue reading >>

What Factors Can Raise Your Blood Pressure?

What Factors Can Raise Your Blood Pressure?

There's no way of telling from the outside if you have high blood pressure. You can feel perfectly well and yet the force of blood pressing against the walls of your arteries can be high enough to be slowly causing damage that increases your risk of heart disease, strokes and kidney failure. That's why you're encouraged to get your doctor to regularly check your blood pressure at age 45 (or earlier if you have other risk factors like diabetes, smoking, overweight or a family history of early heart disease or kidney disease). After the initial check, it's a good idea to get your GP to take your blood pressure every year. But there are also some known key factors that increase your risk: Age For many people, the most significant contributor to high blood pressure is age. Our arteries stiffen with age. This means the same volume of blood is forced into a smaller area and so your blood pressure may rise, sometimes dramatically. To imagine the strain this puts on your heart, think of the pressure you need when you blow up a round balloon compared to how much you need to blow up one of those long skinny balloons used to make balloon animals. Sixty per cent of people aged 60 or older have high blood pressure. But age doesn't have to be a factor. Experts point to traditional populations, such as indigenous people in Brazil, where there is no significant rise in blood pressure with age. This suggests our Western lifestyle, particularly salt intake, is the major factor. Family history You are at higher risk of having high blood pressure if you have a close relative with it. Most of us have at least family member with a chronic health condition. But do you know what these diagnoses mean for you? But genetics may only be responsible for about one third of the cases of high blood pr Continue reading >>

Water Therapy To Fight Diabetes

Water Therapy To Fight Diabetes

Doctors tell us that once a diabetic, always a diabetic. There is no cure for it. We should be prepared to take medicines for life long. The problem with diabetes is – it doesn’t come alone. It starts affecting each part gradually, causing other diseases. Finally we become dejected and frustrated in life. If you have been diagnosed as borderline diabetes fear not. Good news is that there may be many natural ways to cure diabetes. The first and most important one is water. We can fight diabetes with water and natural life style. Natural Life Style guides us how to lead our life all the 24 hours of the day. CAUSE OF DIABETES What is the reason for becoming a diabetic? Is it not because we drifted away from Nature? How do we mend it? Only by following Natural methods. We commit many mistakes in mattes of our body right from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed. WATER THERAPY TO FIGHT DIABETES If we wish to avert these mistakes we should refine some of our habits like drinking water, eating food, cooking food, excretory action, doing exercise or taking rest. Diabetes can be brought under control just by following Natural Life Style. We don’t have to take medicines or take any treatment, as long as we follow this good life style. We will not be affected by diabetes again. We have observed remarkable improvement in the conditions of diabetic patients. We ourselves are astonished at the easy way the diabetes is cured totally. But the tragedy is people are unaware of such an easy treatment for diabetes. If all of us make this Natural Life Style as our life style, we can totally eradicate diabetes. We can drive it away from the world completely. The good news for the diabetic patients is – you can cure diabetes yourself, sitting at home and at no expense. So don Continue reading >>

Just Add Water: Instant Diabetes Reversal

Just Add Water: Instant Diabetes Reversal

Teresa posted this wonderful comment of diabetes reversed within 48 hours of losing the wheat: I just recently started this new lifestyle after reading the book about 12 days ago. I was a type 2 diabetic on Metformin and Byetta [injections]. I am now down 12 pounds (yes, 12 pounds), COMPLETELY off my medication (as of day TWO) because my blood sugars are that of a normal person (between 74 and 86 fasting and under 120 after meals). I never thought that possible. Every time I went to the doctors, they never asked how I was eating, just how the medicine was working. Also, I know it may be TMI, but I hadn’t had a NORMAL bowel movement in a long time. It was always on the runny side (I know gross, but I chalked it up to my medicine). I can think more clearly, my mood is more stabilized and the biggest thing is, for the FIRST time in my life, I actually KNOW when I am hungry and when I am not hungry. I was about to speak to my doctor about appetite suppressants because no matter what I did, I was constantly hungry. This is not just a diet, it is a new way of life and if you don’t look at it that way and think you can just do this for a little while, you are WRONG. Admittedly, Teresa’s experience proceeded faster than usual. But her story is a wonderful example of just how powerful this approach can be. Eat the wheat with its gliadin protein and experience incessant, around-the-clock hunger. Eat the wheat with its amylopectin A and experience sky-high blood sugars. Eat the wheat with its gliadin and experience body-wide inflammation that, among many other consequences, causes water retention. Eat the wheat with the gliadin that “unlocks” the normal intestinal barriers, allowing foreign substances into the bloodstream, while also allowing water to leak into the bowel Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Cure: Man Discovers Natural Way To Rid Himself Of Dangerous Condition

Type 2 Diabetes Cure: Man Discovers Natural Way To Rid Himself Of Dangerous Condition

Keith Dawson has type 2 diabetes, a potentially lifelong condition which affects millions of people and can dramatically reduce life expectancy. However, the Manchester businessman put the condition into remission after just 10 weeks of training under the expert guidance of a personal trainer from UP Fitness. Keith was overweight, constantly tired and taking medication for the condition. He would eat ready meals and takeaways and regularly eat out before he started the diet. If diabetes is not properly managed it can lead to serious consequences such as sight loss, limb amputation, kidney failure and stroke. However, Keith has reduced his blood sugar levels and is now off medication. “You get around 60 and you tend to think you can put it off until tomorrow. If that was to continue then my life was going to go nowhere,” he said. “I had diabetes - at the time on tablets my blood sugar levels were around 11.6. “After a couple of weeks I came off the tablets and for the past eight weeks the levels have been below six. Fri, August 19, 2016 Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 500,000 who are living undiagnosed with the condition. “Last Friday when I went for my diabetic blood sugar test I am now medically in remission as far as diabetes is concerned. He said there is now no need for the tablets any more, and has realised he can monitor his blood sugar by controlling his eating habits, exercising, and monitoring how much he drinks. Keith said: “Now I would say I feel fitter and more energetic then I did twenty years ago. “I suppose socially I am feeling the benefits. I am finding that I am walking more and I’m caring for my body a lot more. “I’m sleeping better. Be Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes And The Diet That Cured Me

Type 2 Diabetes And The Diet That Cured Me

Why me? At 59 I was 10st 7lb, 5ft 7in, and had never been overweight. I ran and played cricket regularly and didn't drink alcohol excessively. Yet at a routine check-up I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. In 10 years I could be dependent on insulin, it could affect my sight, feet, ears, heart and I had a 36% greater chance of dying early. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces none of the insulin that regulates our blood sugar levels. Very high glucose levels can damage the body's organs. Patients with type 2 diabetes, however, do produce insulin - just not enough to keep their glucose levels normal. Because I was fit and not overweight (obesity is a major risk factor in type 2 diabetes; however, a number of non-obese people, particularly members of south Asian communities, are also prone to it), my doctor told me I could control my condition with diet alone. Desperate for information, I headed to the web, where I found a report about a research trial at Newcastle University led by Professor Roy Taylor. His research suggested type 2 diabetes could be reversed by following a daily 800-calorie diet for eight weeks. When our bodies are deprived of normal amounts of food they consume their own fat reserves, with the fat inside organs used up first. The idea of Taylor's diet is to use up the fat that is clogging up the pancreas and preventing it from creating insulin, until normal glucose levels return. With my GP's blessing and a home glucose-testing kit, I began my experiment. The diet was strict: three litres of water a day, three 200-calorie food supplements (soups and shakes) and 200 calories of green vegetables. Thanks to my doctor's dietary guidance, and running three times a week, I had already lost a stone. Yet my glucose levels were still above 6mmol/L (millimols Continue reading >>

Asian Diets: Health Benefits And Risks

Asian Diets: Health Benefits And Risks

Asian Diet Benefits: •Green tea •Rich variety of vegetables and fruits •Spices •Low red meat consumption •Beans and nuts •Fish and seafood •Fruits as dessert •Whole grains •Tradition of controlling portion size •Soy consumption Research has supported beneficial aspects of traditional Asian diets. Studies in Japan have associated unsweetened green tea with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes.1 Traditional Asian dishes include many “cruciferous” vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, and broccoli, which are associated with a reduced risk of various diseases.2 In one study in India, even eating 3 more servings of green leafy vegetables a week was associated with substantially lower risk of heart disease.3 Soybeans are also prevalent in Asian diets, whether in soymilk, soup, or tofu, and they can, in part, replace red and processed meats as a source of protein. Whole grains such as brown rice and barley, which were more prevalent in Asian diets a century ago, also offer health benefits and a lower glycemic load. According to one meta-analysis summarizing all available studies, an increase of two servings a day of whole grain intake is associated with a 21 percent lower risk of diabetes.4 Asian Diet Risks: •Unhealthy trans fats (in snacks, butter, etc.) are not labeled on packages5 Unfortunately, current Asian diets have white rice as a main staple. White rice contributes approximately 30 percent of energy to diets in Asia.5 In studies in China and Japan, a high intake of foods with a high glycemic index or load, such as white rice, doubled the risk of type 2 diabetes.6 Brown rice should be an easy and healthy substitute, but trials have shown that some people perceive brown rice as rougher and less tasty than white rice,7 despite br Continue reading >>

Salt, Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

Salt, Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

Author Sidebar: I loved salty foods, especially potato chips and pretzels. But, because of my diabetes, I realized that I had to stop eating these foods. :-) During my research, I also found out that I had to stop eating ham, lunch meats, salted peanuts, pizza, fried chicken, chicken wings, Campbell's chicken soup,and bacon. Man! It was difficult giving up all of these foods, but, the only one that I really miss is the bacon! :-) More than 70% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure. More than 85% of people with Type 2 diabetes consume too much salt on a daily basis. Coincidence? Is there a connection? From a physiological perspective, Type 2 diabetics have high blood glucose levels, which thickens the blood and requires the heart muscle to work harder to push the thicker blood throughout the body, causing blood pressure to rise. If you have been diabetic for many years or if you have the early stages of heart disease, this may cause damage to the inner linings of the arteries (endothelium). This damage prevents the production of nitric oxide (NO), which is responsible for relaxing your artery walls. As a result, this causes high blood pressure. In addition, high blood glucose levels damage the kidneys, which can also cause blood pressure to rise. These are just a few of the ways that diabetes can lead to high blood pressure. So, as you can see, it's easy to see why so many diabetics have high blood pressure. From a diet perspective, Type 2 diabetics eat more processed "dead" foods, fast foods, and junk foods that contain a lot of salt. So, it appears that salt could also cause high blood pressure. But, when the majority of Type 2 diabetics go on a low-salt diet, their blood pressure doesn't go down! Why? Because the problem is not the salt! The real pro Continue reading >>

30 Days To Eliminate Diabetes No Matter How Long You’ve Had It

30 Days To Eliminate Diabetes No Matter How Long You’ve Had It

Good day! Another dose of truth is what I have for you: the diabetes diet. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, there is a simple and easy fix to cure (not treat) your “disease”. If you are pre-diabetic, your condition can go away in 3 days. If you have full-blown diabetes mellitus (type 1 or 2), your condition can be reversed in 7 days. If you are in the final degenerative stages of diabetes, this same regiment will take about 2 weeks to a month until you are fully and completely cured (not treated). Now, don’t come back to blame me if you don’t follow all the steps. I’m NOT a doctor, and am not giving you medical advice, but the sh*t works! I only provide information I’ve done extensive research on, talked to real-life case studies, or things I’ve tried on myself. Cleanse your colon FIRST! There are a couple of healthy methods you can use to cleanse the colon. The colon is vital to our blood levels. This may also be responsible for a 5 to 10 pound weight loss…maybe more. Method #1: Saline wash. WARNING: THIS MUST BE DONE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH! Prepare 1 liter of very warm water. With purified water, heat on the stove just until bubbles start to appear…THAT’S ENOUGH. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of uniodized sea salt (sold at Walmart). Stir the mixture until the salt is completely dissolved, then drink whole. EFFECT: Immediate. Don’t leave the house for a couple hours, you’ll make a “mess” in public! WARNING: Drinking this solution in sections will not cleanse your colon. You must drink the entire salty mixture all at once! This step is NOT completely necessary, but it get’s your liver jump started without all the “gunk” in the way.] Method #2: Use natural roughage to pull “gunk” out of your system. This will remove the bits of heavy tra Continue reading >>

Effect Of Coptic Orthodox Christian Church Fasting On Healthy And Diabetic Subjects

Effect Of Coptic Orthodox Christian Church Fasting On Healthy And Diabetic Subjects

Background and Aim: Coptic Orthodox Christian (COC) diet is unique in that it regularly interchanges between an omnivorous to a vegetarian type of diet, through four fasting periods over the course of the ecclesiastical year. Several studies have described its dietary regulations, however, its possible involvement in health is lacking. The aim of the present study is to detect the metabolic changes during COC fasting. Subjects and Methods: Seventy two devout Orthodox Christian fasters, 25 of whom were diabetics and 40 matched controls, of whom 10 were diabetics, voluntarily participated in this study. A total of 240 blood samples were taken after at least 2 weeks before and during the different fasting periods. The fasting schedule was identified as either vegan (no sea food) or vegetarian (with sea food). Serum glucose (Glu), lipid profile, renal markers and hepatic enzymes, were measured and their within-subject biological variation was calculated. Results: The within-subject biological change due to fasting differed among subjects of the same group, gender and diet. Still, generally healthy subjects showed a decrease in Glu, triglycerides (TG) and TG/ high-density lipoprotein while the diabetics had a decline in blood urea nitrogen (BUN), BUN/creatinine ratio and uric acid. Conclusion: The effect of fasting differs among subjects and we cannot generalize its effect on all people. The strong individuality observed supports the preferential use of within-subjects biological variations and the reference change values rather than population-based reference intervals. Continue reading >>

Scientists Reverse Type 2 Diabetes With Intensive Medical Treatment

Scientists Reverse Type 2 Diabetes With Intensive Medical Treatment

Scientists have reversed Type 2 diabetes in a study of patients who underwent intensive medical treatment to control their blood sugar levels. By following a regimen of strict diet, exercise and medications, up to 40 percent of the participants managed to stay in remission for three months after stopping their medication. The research was conducted by investigators at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Researchers divided 83 individuals with Type 2 diabetes into three groups. Two of the groups received intensive metabolic intervention that included a personalized meal plan that cut their daily caloric intake by 500 to 750 calories per day. They were also given an individualized exercise plan, met with a dietitian regularly and took medication and insulin at bedtime to help control blood glucose. The only difference is one group was intensively treated for 16 weeks while the other group received the same intervention for just eight weeks. They were compared to a third group of participants that was given standard diabetic management information from a health care provider, including lifestyle advice. All of the participants had their blood glucose measured at 20, 28 and 52 weeks to see how well their blood sugar was controlled. After eight and 16 weeks of the intensive intervention, medication was stopped in both groups. In the 16-week group, 11 of 27 participants met the criteria for complete or partial remission of their diabetes for a period of three months after the trial. In the eight-week intensive therapy group, six out of 28 individuals were in remission for three months after the intervention was completed. Only four out of 28 patients in the control group showed remission. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Continue reading >>

Diabetes Natural Remedy

Diabetes Natural Remedy

How to Cure Diabetes Naturally Julie from upstate New York discovered that the water cures is a Diabetes Natural Remedy. She started the water cures protocol a few weeks before contacting us and sharing her story. She tells how the water cures protocol turned out to be a diabetes natural remedy for her. Here is her story. Julie's Story A diabetic, in spite all she did, Julie's blood sugars were not under control. She knew that her next visit to the doctor would result in prescription medication to manage her blood sugar. She was aware that a life of medications begets even more medications. Prior to this, her blood sugar was in the 170's to 180's and twice it went over 200. She had tried everything to get the blood sugars down. Strict dieting and carefully watching what she ate, nothing would bring her numbers down. Even when she cut all carbohydrates from her diet, there was still no change. She did not know what to do or where to turn to avoid the inevitable. Then she remembered a book she had obtained four years earlier. The book sat on her shelf but was not used. It was Dr. Batmanghelidj's book, Your Bodies Many Cries for Water. The thought occurred to her to check it out once again. Now, using the salt and water as prescribed, she also takes orange juice as well as an occasional bagel with butter and jelly. If there is a need for energy, she has some Haagen Dazs Ice Cream. The variety of foods she can eat include baked beans, potatoes, fruit, and things that she previously would have avoided. After two weeks on the water cures protocols, her blood sugar readings are 125,120, 116, 112. She says, "I am not all done yet. I have a way to go to get my body healthy. But I can see I am getting there one day at a time." Note: For those who are resistant to change, let alon Continue reading >>

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