Your Health Online | Dealing with Diabetes

Back when you were young, diabetes was just a word. You didn’t really think that you could suffer from it. But as you get older and as your lifestyle worsens, the word becomes more of a reality. In truth, there are ways to avoid this debilitating disease. You need to know what you can take to avoid diabetes, even if the problem runs in your family. No, you don’t have to take medicines to do this. Mother Nature has supplied you with more than enough herbs to protect your body and ensure its health even in old age.

Moreover, if your endocrinologist frowns on dietary supplements, you may to turn to what everybody, diabetic or not, turn to for a healthy body: a good diet. The American Diabetes Association builds up the benefits of low fat vegan diet: it improves glycemic control, decreases cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes, and reduces body weight.

For the overweight and obese:
• Try to get into a diet low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories
• Modify the things you do and the types of exercise you get into
• Adjust your behavior and see it as a way to live a better life

To prevent the disease:
• You must decrease calorie intake of dietary fat
• Increase the amount of foods high in fiber for your meals

To manage the disease:
• Include carbohydrates found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and low fat milk in your daily diet
• Consume a variety of foods high in fiber so that you improve your sensitivity to insulin and ability to secrete it as well

People have also looked into plants that could help control your blood sugar levels. Among which are aloe vera, holy basil, leaves of the fig tree, garlic, onion, and milk thistle. Also know that despite the relatively low cost, many doctors still prefer to go slow on any herb or dietary supplement touted today as beneficial to diabetes. There is no specific plant that medical societies are worried about. To date, all herbs and supplements being marketed have inadequate scientific data on their efficacy and safety. These supplements have not been subjected to long-term studies on safety for human use. Just because a product is all-natural does not mean that it is okay for long-term consumption.

This is why it is imperative to consult your doctor before starting any supplemental regimen. He might endorse your intake as long as he can recommend a safe dosage, and steer clear from any drug interactions that can do more damage than good. For instance, garlic and warfarin, both blood thinners, may cause bleeding when combined. Bitter gourd, when taken with laxatives and diuretics may cause potassium-depletion. Asian ginseng and antidepressants can induce feelings of euphoria and may even aggravate hypertension or hypotension.

Once you are diagnosed with diabetes, seek professional help, particularly an endocrinologist, to stop the further progress of your condition and avoid its possible life-threatening complications. People considering herbal treatments should always speak to an expert before anything. Those who work closely with their physician gain the benefits of this knowledge.

Further reading through our articles on health issues will give you a body of information that will help you decide what options you have to deal with the underlying causes of your problem through giving your body the nutrition products that will assist you body to heal from the inside out.

You can visit our health food products page here: Herbalife Health Nutrition Supplements and learn more about our core nutrition program, the Cellular Nutrition Advanced Program and also check out these targeted products, Florafiber to replace your healthy flora and Aloe Vera Juice to help cleanse your system.

We wish you well in your search for solutions to this problem and your movement towards better health in all areas.


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