Curing Diabetes Naturally
Categories: Food & Nutrition Health & Healing
More than 25 million Americans contend with the management of Type 2 diabetes. Though for many years it was referred to as a lifelong chronic disease, recent studies have proven that, with the proper combination of diet and lifestyle choices, Type 2 diabetes can go into remission.
There Is a Cure for Diabetes offers an innovative approach to the prevention and healing of what Dr. Gabriel Cousens calls chronic diabetes degenerative syndrome. A leading medical authority in the world of live-food nutrition, and with more than 35 years of experience of treating diabetes naturally, Dr. Cousens exposes the dangers of excess glucose and fructose as the key causes of the diabetes epidemic.
His 21-Day Diabetes Recovery Program offers a plan that focuses on a moderate-to-low complex carbohydrate, live food, plant-source-only diet that reverses diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being by resetting the genetic expression of a person’s DNA. The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels, and the diabetic shifts into a nondiabetic physiology within two weeks.
Dr. Cousens’s research shows that this diet creates significant anti-aging and revitalizing energies for people of all ages. Part of the program outlined in There Is a Cure for Diabetes is eating a diet rich in foods that help protect the body against the disease. Here are nine of them:
Bitter melon, also known as Momordica charantia or balsam pear, is made of several compounds that have antidiabetic properties, including charantin, which has been shown to be more powerful than the hypoglycemic drug tolbutamide, and an insulin-like polypeptide called polypeptide-P, which lowers blood sugar when injected into Type-1 diabetics.
Celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system, due to its high concentration of organic alkaline minerals, especially sodium. Minerals contained in celery juice make the body’s use of calcium more effective, balancing the blood’s pH.
Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the beta cells of the pancreas to produce insulin. The enzyme erepsin in cucumbers works toward breaking down excessive protein in the kidneys.
Garlic & Onions
Garlic and onions contain sulfur compounds that are believed to be responsible for their antidiabetic qualities. S-allyl cysteine sulphoxide in garlic has been reported to decrease fasting blood glucose and lower cholesterol levels in diabetic rats.
Grains & Beans
Grains and beans are high-fiber complex carbohydrates that help prevent diabetes for some and maintain remission for others. Particularly beneficial are:
- Brown rice
- Garbanzo beans
- Green beans
- Mung beans
- Pinto beans
Herbs such as gymnema sylvestre, turmeric, fenugreek, cinnamon, cayenne, holy basil, parsley, banaba, shilajit, goat’s rue, and bilberry have been used for centuries for the amelioration of diabetes and decreasing blood sugar.
Huckleberry juice compounds may offer significant protection against diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts and seeds provide healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats, such as those in olive oil, almonds, and avocados, improve insulin sensitivity. Nuts and seeds are also high in plant sterols (phytosterols), which decrease cholesterol and improve heart health.
Sea vegetables, gram for gram, are higher in minerals and vitamins than any other class of food. Kelp contains more than 60 minerals and elements, 21 amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, and several essential plant growth hormones. Algaes such as chlorella and spirulina are two of the most nutrient-dense foods available and are whole, perfect superfoods.