Diabetes is caused by a problem with the production of insulin, a hormone that is naturally present in our bodies. Secreted by the pancreas, this protein’s main role is to regulate blood sugar levels. But when the body attacks insulin in the body (in type 1 diabetes) or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin (type 2 diabetes), the blood sugar levels become too high. Here are some natural remedies to replace or complement your medication. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication.
Berberine: 90% effective for type 2 diabetes
Berberine is a biologically active compound extracted from citrus plants called Berberis. Berberine has been used for centuries in ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, because it is known for its stimulant, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Furthermore, scientific studies have shown that berberine is 90% effective for regulating blood sugar levels in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and it is even more effective than the main diabetes medication (metformin).
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In type 2 diabetes, berberine can reactivate the secretion of insulin by the pancreas.
Be sure to respect the recommended doses and instructions for use.
Bitter melon is a tropical species of squash which is generally consumed as a tea.
According to several scientific studies, it is nicknamed “vegetable insulin”, because regular consumption can reduce blood sugar levels in people affected by diabetes.
Cinnamon has numerous health benefits, and in the case of diabetes, it can help regulate blood sugar levels and protect the kidneys from diabetic vascular lesions.
Ideally, choose real Ceylan cinnamon (which is yellow) and avoid red coloured cinnamon, which comes from China, Indonesia or Vietnam.
Mix a ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a thermos flask containing 2 to 3 cups of tea or coffee, in order to take cinnamon 2 or 3 times throughout the day.
You can also add it to sweet or savoury dishes.
Caution: cinnamon essential oil is not recommended in the case of diabetes.
This spice contains incredible benefits in terms of both health and beauty, but it is also naturally effective for stimulating insulin in diabetics.
Turmeric is used in India for fighting against diabetes, and studies have shown its efficacy in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. It stimulates the secretion of insulin in the pancreas and prevents type 2 diabetes in people with a predisposition (who are overweight).
Take ½ to 1 teaspoon of turmeric per day (around 60 mg to 200 mg), added to your sweet or savoury dishes.