Natural Diabetes remedies have gotten a lot of press lately. Especially now in the information age we live in, knowledge is now the new currency. So how can we use this knowledge when it comes to type 2 diabetes for reversing or controlling it?
Well, before I get into two good remedies, it goes without saying, but it’s up to you to take action and take control of your own health. And while these two may work for some people, no remedy is right for everyone.
Natural Diabetes Remedies Explained
The first natural remedy for type 2 diabetes I want to mention involves, you guessed it, exercise. Exercise is perhaps the best way to control or reverse type 2 diabetes.
But the type of exercise, really doesn’t have to be grueling physical activity. My physical activity and natural remedy of choice is Bikram Yoga.
I have heard countless stories of people using Bikram Yoga to control type 2 diabetes. Bikram is different than other types of yoga. Many refer to it as hot yoga.
Two reasons why I like Bikram Yoga are because it helps with muscle tone and flexibility. I have also seen people reduce their required daily insulin units as a result of Bikram Yoga. And I’ve seen people lose weight and find better blood sugar control came almost effortlessly. Many swear by it.
Yoga is different. Plus it’s fun. I’m not a runner, and I find it quite boring. If you like running, more power to you. But if you are having trouble being consistent with an exercise, you might want to give Bikram Yoga a try. There may be some soreness that may take some getting used to at first. But you might want to give it a try and hang in there. The soreness goes away with time. You’ll thank me later.
The next natural remedy for type 2 diabetes, is Alfalfa. The research has shown that this herb can help to control blood sugar. The leaves of this herb have been shown to be quite powerful. Alfalfa can also be found in other formulations such as the sprouts, seeds, or in tablet form.
Alfalfa has been linked to reducing, preventing or improving conditions such as cholesterol, heart disease, ulcers, arthritis, cancer and risk to stroke in addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals. You can drink alfalfa in the tea form daily to benefit from its blood sugar lowering effects.
What was taken from the clinical research on alfalfa was that the high the high amount of manganese found in alfalfa was responsible for the blood sugar lowering effect. Other studies have shown that it was more effective when there was less insulin being produced by your body.
So while some may find good results and others may not, it is important that you try for yourself and test to see if it works well for you. No two people are alike.
I’m a firm believer in nutrition being the name of the game in diabetes management. And when you combine exercise and nutrition, you have the best one-two punch there is.
Prior to using this material, please consult with your physician.