Jumat, 25 September 2009

Combating Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common potentially life threatening diseases of our time affecting close to 20 million people in the United States alone. Type 2 diabetes is an inability of the body to utilize blood sugar and is caused by environmental issues and more commonly by genetic disposition.

Under normal circumstances our bodies react to blood sugar by producing insulin which acts as a trigger to cause our cells to absorb the sugar. It is an amazingly effective system when it is working properly, sensing what the bodys energy requirements are and releasing insulin accordingly.

There are only two parts of the body that absorb sugar from the blood spontaneously without an insulin trigger, the heart and the brain. The rest of your body, however, needs the insulin the kick start the process or it wont absorb the sugar it needs. In type 2 diabetes, the body develops a resistance to the insulin trigger and the blood sugar absorption process is impaired. This results in the body being starved of energy causing lack of concentration, fatigue and eventual damage to the body, in particular the kidneys, eyes and nervous system as a result of the constantly elevated glucose levels.

The body as natural reaction to the lack of sugar uptake is to flood itself with more insulin. This not only taxes the pancreas but exacerbates the problem of fatigue as insulin tends to make you lethargic. You feel constantly tired and tend to exercise less as a result causing you to burn less energy and a deadly cycle is set in motion. The excess, un-utilized sugar is converted to fat, obesity usually results and the cycle just gains momentum with time. Resultant secondary conditions of type 2 diabetes are elevated cholesterol levels, heart disease, retinopathy, circulatory problems, kidney failure, hypertension, susceptibility to infections and depression.

All of these factors make type 2 diabetes a particularly insidious disease that requires constant monitoring and control. In addition to many prescription medications to control type 2 diabetes, there are natural supplements that are also effective in aiding in the control of the disease. From a general health, drug free perspective these are particularly attractive options. A couple of these natural supplements are listed below.

Cinnamon:
Cinnamon lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Apple Cider Vinegar:
ACV is believed to be highly effective in combating insulin resistance.

Chromium:
Chromium improves insulin efficacy and reduces sugar craving. Chromium polynicotinate is a particularly powerful type of chromium.

Magnesium and Potassium:
These elements are usually lacking in diabetics
and so should be supplemented.

Vanadium:
Vanadium imitates the effects of insulin and reduces the amount of insulin you body has to produce.

Garcinia cambogia:
Hydroxycitrate contained in garcinia cambogia signals the body to store excess glucose in your liver as opposed to packing it into your fat stores. There it can be
utilized as an energy source far better if your blood glucose levels become depleted.

Ginseng:
North American Ginseng has been shown to help control blood sugar levels.

Zinc:
Zinc plays an essential role in the production and stockpiling of insulin and is often lacking in those suffering from type 2 diabetes. Common zinc rich foods are fresh oysters, ginger root, lamb, pecan nuts, egg yolk, almonds and chicken.

Aloe Vera Gel:
Although not conclusive, tests indicate that Aloe Vera gel may reduce glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin levels.
These natural remedies should not be considered as a sole treatment regimen for type 2 diabetes, but rather as a supplement to existing medication. Type 2 diabetes is an extremely serious disease and any deviation from or supplementation of existing treatment should be discussed with your doctor.

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