Type II Diabetes: Or, What Have the Holidays Done to Me?

Did you eat too much of the wrong thing again this year? Please do not beat yourself up. There are a lot of us who did the same thing. Unfortunately, the data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet indicates that 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. More than ninety percent of these have Type II Diabetes. In this article I will talk about how to beat this problem using techniques learned as a Master Herbalist student in Dr. John Christopher’s School of Natural Healing.

This form of diabetes is largely the result of perverted eating habits. Most of us in the USA have grown up with these perverted eating habits so it is VERY tough to find sympathy within our families and friends. This one may require prayer and developing a network of support around us.

More and more, medical scientists associate malnutrition and malfunction in connection with a bad pancreatic condition as the cause of Type II diabetes.

Because Diabetes Mellitus involves a metabolism that has become loaded up with toxins it is overworking the pancreas and the mechanisms of handling Glucofort sugar in our body. This means there is much to eliminate. We start with the bowel cleansing, the liver cleanse, and the kidney cleanse. One gallon of distilled water daily is important to provide the body with the fluid to absorb these toxins and flush them through the routes of elimination. After two weeks it is good to add a cleansing herbal combination that includes Red Clover.

It is absolutely essential that a proper diet is maintained. The Mucusless Diet with the supplements of cayenne, apple cider vinegar, sorghum, and kelp is the way to get this. Using the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. as a model for this diet has been the method that turned the diet for many with type II diabetes. This diet combined with supplements provides the nutrition needed for those with diabetes to recover. No soda pop. No dairy products.

It is definitely a learning curve to quit eating quickie high-starch TV dinners and replace them with nutrient-dense wholesome foods that are seasoned to taste good. This is where the support group comes in. A group with like interest can meet every couple of weeks to have a pitch-in and exchange recipes and tips. This helps to keep everyone on track as well make it easier to learn how to actually prepare the food.

Another factor that is essential is exercise and deep breathing. The exercise itself can help to lower the blood sugar. This will short-circuit one of the mechanisms by which damage occurs in the body – simply do not allow that blood sugar to get that high.

Along with diet, some herbal aids have proven themselves helpful in the healing that must take place. Frequently diabetes involves the immune system. In many cases there is damage to the nerves, muscles, pancreas, and other tissues.

For these reason the following supplements are helpful:
• A one-to-one combination of astragalus and marshmallow root to strengthen and calm the immune system to stop the damage to the pancreas
• A commercial blend of herbs to accelerate healing to accelerate the healing of the nerves, muscles, pancreas, and various tissues that have already been damaged. Something with Oak Bark, Marshmallow Root, Mullein Leaves, Black Walnut Leaves, Gravel Root, Wormwood Herb, Lobelia Herb, Skullcap Herb, Lungwort herb, Slippery Elm bark and Aloe Vera would be ideal.
• A pancreas formula containing Golden Seal, Uva ursi, Cayenne, Cedar berries, Licorice root and Mullein
• These formulae may seem daunting, but they can be obtained commercially. If you go to my blog site I will be glad to name a supplier.

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