Healthy Herbs Help Manage And Prevent Diabetes
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Dandelion Root *
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Yacon Root *
The ravages of diabetes effect on our health are well documented. The good news
is that type II diabetes is the result od bad health and lifestyle decisions
and can be turned around by making good ones. The bad news is it is easier said
than done. Bad habits like drinking too much alcohol and eating too much sugar
are both addictive and hard to overcome. Herbs can be great allies in this fight,
even if you are not currently suffering from diabetes, almost everyone can benefit
from using herbs to curb sugar intake and encourage home cooking of flavorful
Baked goods are more diabetic friendly with spices like cinnamon and stevia which
lessen the need for sugar. Botanicals like bitter melon and fenugreek can be used along with modern medicinal
therapy with managing diabetes, both as medicinal foods and supplements.
If you are currently taking insulin
or hypoglycemic drugs monitor your blood sugar levels closely and always confer
with your doctor about any new herbal treatment.
See Also :
- Cancer Prevention :There are many nourishing herbs that have anti-tumor properties which can and should be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
- Cholesterol : High cholesterol is directly linked to diet and lifestyle and as such,
using herbs as medicinal foods should be a first line defense and treatment.
- Culinary/Kitchen :You already have a powerful natural home health remedies in your kitchen. Culinary
herbs like rosemary, sage and thyme not only add taste to foods, they make the
food you eat better for you.
- Diet/weight Loss :Herbal remedies for weight loss are one of the most popular uses for herbs
and also the most misused and misunderstood.
- Hypertension :A holistic approach combining the use of carefully chosen herbal remedies,
along with lifestyle changes can go a long way to improve the overall cardiovascular
health and lower
- Longevity Tonics :Tonic herbs for longevity can be taken in small amounts over a long period of
time, and are not meant to "alter" or effect any one symptom of disease.
- Nutrition :The line between food and medicine is an artificial one. Debilitating, preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease and directly related to our diet and
it is no coincidence that so many healing herbs and plants are also foods,
- Stop Smoking :Lobelia and other herbs can help you to ease off nicotine and stop smoking tobacco.
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