Diabetes Type II Treating Naturally (Including Medical Marijuana)

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Natural Remedies


What is diabetes and why do some people struggle with it, while some other people who seem like they should struggle and struggle to keep diabetes under control, have no problem with the disease. It all boils down to genetics, don’t get me wrong, we play a role in whether we develop this illness to, but some people have a genetic predisposition to get thing like diabetes, heat disease, or high cholesterol. We can only fight our genetics for so long. Diabetes is a disease where the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.

So what do you need to do to help your body fight diabetes? There are some things you can take and do to help you control, prevent, or even avoid the disease.

Focus your diet on:

Healthy carbohydrates:

During digestion, sugars and starches break down into blood glucose. Focus your diet on the healthiest carbohydrates, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy products.

Fiber-rich foods:

Dietary fiber includes all the parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. Fiber changes how your body digests foods, it slows digestion down and that helps control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, (with the skin) raw nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran.

Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. For example, cod, tuna and halibut have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides.

Good Fats Foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help lower your cholesterol levels. These include avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils. But don’t overdo it, as all fats are high in calories.

Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke by accelerating the development of clogged and hardened arteries. Foods containing the following can work against your goal of a heart-healthy diet.

Foods to avoid:

Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke by accelerating the development of clogged and hardened arteries. Foods containing the following can work against your goal of a heart-healthy diet.

Saturated Fats:

High-fat dairy products and animal proteins including beef, hot dogs, sausage and bacon contain saturated fats.
Trans fats. These types of fats are found in processed snacks, baked goods, shortening and stick margarines. Avoid them!

Cholesterol:

Sources of cholesterol include high-fat dairy products and high-fat animal proteins, egg yolks, liver, and other organ meats. Aim for no more than 200 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day.

Sodium:

Aim for less than 2,300 mg of sodium a day. However, if you also have high blood pressure, you should aim for less than 1,500 mg of sodium a day.

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Supplement, Vitamins, herbal Supplements:

There are Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbal supplements you can take to not only support the systems of the body that are affected by having diabetes but also they can actually bring your blood sugar levels down, so you may have to go on medication.

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is great for the treatment of peripheral nerve damage. Also, helps control blood sugar.

GlucoCare by Himalaya is a combination of herbs shown to lower blood sugar.

Garlic is great for the blood! It decreases and stabilizes your blood sugar, enhances immunity and improves circulation.

B Vitamin Complex with Biotin and Insositol- B Vitamins work best when taken together. Biotin and Insoltil supplements improves the metabolism of glucose and are important for circulation and prevention of clogged arteries in the heart.

Zinc is another important mineral, it boosts the immune system. Deficiency has been associated with the development of diabetes.

Some other important supplements you may want to add CoQ10, Magnesium, Manganese, and Calcium.

CBD is a Natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory. People commonly use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain and stiffness, including chronic pain, but CBD Oil offers a more natural way to lower your pain. Researchers believe the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, including CBD, could be a new treatment for chronic pain and Diabetes. Those of us who live with Chronic Pain know how effective it is in relieving pain without all the negative side effects. CBD is presently used for some conditions that cause chronic pain, like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

CAUTION!! If you have a job or other circumstance that requires you to drug test use CBD Oil with little to no THC! THC will show on a drug test. This CBD Oil however, does NOT contain any THC!! This makes it the perfect choice for those who want to give it try to see if it’s healing benefits work for them (I’ve never had anyone that did not see positive benefits), without the risk of showing positive for Marijuana on a drug screen. Article on CBD Oil. Where to purchase this CBD Oil.

Don’t make any changes to your current program without contacting your doctor for advice on what changes to make and when and how to adjust medications.

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Treating Diabetes with Medical Marijuana:

Researches are seeing great results from studies that show medical marijuana helps improve blood sugar control and boost weight loss. It seems that even though marijuana causes the munchies it also positively affects metabolism helping with weight loss. Marijuana appears to improve carbohydrate metabolism and block cannabinoid receptors which appears to have a positive impact on carbohydrate metabolism. Even when researchers excluded diabetics, current medical marijuana users were found to have lower fasting insulin and insulin resistance levels. This indicates that medical marijuana can help prevent the diabetes, as well as control the symptoms in diagnosed cases.

May lower insulin resistance:

Insulin resistance is a condition that causes the bodies cells to reject insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas and is fundamental to the regulation of glucose metabolism. Current medical marijuana users were also found to have lower levels of blood glucose compared to past users and non-users.

Medical Marijuana and Neuropathy:

Of course the medical community has conflicting studies about use of medical marijuana in treating neuropathic pain. There is evidence, however that medical marijuana increases nerve growth and has antioxidant properties that may help with pain relief. People with diabetes often experience nerve pain due to their disease. Nerve damage often affects the hands and feet, but may occur in any organ or region of the body. The damage may be symptomless, but in many cases, pain, tingling and numbness accompany the disorder. As with many types of nerve pain, diabetic neuropathy can be hard to treat with conventional medications, however, there is evidence that medical marijuana may improve neuropathy. Article Natural Pain Relief (Including Medical Marijuana).

In treating diabetic retinopathy:

Up to 80% of diabetes, that have had the disease for over a decade, get a complication known as diabetic retinopathy. This condition affects the cells of the retina and they are progressively damaged as the condition continues. Diabetic retinopathy is responsible for approximately 12% of new cases of blindness each year in the USA. There is however evidence that cannabidiol, with its known ability to combat both oxidative stress and inflammation, may also be helpful in treating the retinopathy. Studies have shown that treatment with CBD significantly reduced oxidative stress and neurotoxicity.

DISCLAIMER:

The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider.

DISCLAIMER:
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