By Natural Advocate | September 21, 2012 - 7:26 am - Posted in Natural and Herbal Treatments

Many people afflicted by diabetes search for an herbal remedy to help them control this life threatening and life changing condition.  Diabetes is unfortunately more common now than it was just a mere few decades ago.

There are reasons that we cannot control such as genetically inherited diabetes. But there are also many more cases that can be avoided, and controlled through the utilization of diet and lifestyle choices and that may also be helped by certain herbal diabetes remedies.

Before searching out herbal supplements that can help control your diabetes though, it’s important to make sure your lifestyle and diet choices are conducive to regulating insulin levels.Diet is the single most important part of maintaining healthy blood sugar.

Blood sugar spikes and dives cause a great many problems in the human body.  They can range from overeating and out of control cravings to blindness and pancreatic dysfunction.  When our blood sugar levels are out of control, it can even cause heart palpitations and issues with circulation, which is why diabetics often have to wear special shoes.

The best diabetes remedy is really a combination of lifestyle and diet changes.  Then, there is the choice of also adding an herbal diabetes remedy to help regulate insulin further to ensure you have the best control. Some of the natural supplements that can help regulate blood sugar are cinnamon and one called alpha lipoic acid. These two together help support healthy pancreatic function as well as support healthy secretion of insulin at normal levels to keep everything running smoothly and keep you balanced and even throughout the day.

You may have seen chromium picolinate added as an ingredient in some OTC diet supplements for weight loss because of it’s ability to regulate blood sugar. Remedies which regulate blood sugar also are good for weight loss because they stabilize appetite, which is closely linked to insulin levels in the blood stream.

Alpha lipoic acid is actually often used as a skin care supplement because of it’s great antioxidant quality and ability to help destroy free radicals. This is why it was surprising when studies showed it also helped to regulate insulin levels when taken regularly throughout the day .The only drawback is that when taken in larger doses like this, this herbal remedy for diabetes and blood sugar control may actually dry out the skin.

It also can burn the back of the throat if not thoroughly washed down with water, but other than that I’m not sure of any other side effects.  Cinnamon, preferably fresh and organic ground cinnamon is another commonly used herb to help treat diabetes symptoms by regulating blood sugar.

About one teaspoon of cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels for hours longer and also to help control cravings for sweets.  The two really go hand in hand, because when your blood sugar levels go down, you naturally may crave a refined sugar sweet food to help get it back up.

Regular exercise is also an excellent way to control and help naturally treat diabetes.  Why?  Exercise helps promote the body’s proper use of insulin. It also helps promote hormonal balance, which reduces spikes and drops in sugar levels, and helps reduce body fat. Reduced body fat is excellent for diabetics because it helps minimize improper insulin production and utilization.

The proper lifestyle and diet choices as well as the added benefit of diabetes herbal remedies which help balance out your blood sugar levels using various natural chemical properties is an excellent overall approach to helping control this condition.


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