Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot utilize all the sugar which enters the bloodstream from digested food. It is a digestive disorder resulting from a deficiency of pan creative juice. When the secretion of insulin by the pancreas is inhibited, diabetes results. It has been suggested that the liver may be to blame for a breakdown of the pancreas.
The early symptoms are weakness, fatigue, loss in weight in spite of a good appetite, increase of thirst and frequent urination. Carbuncles on the shoulders or scapular region frequently accompany diabetes.
Doctors are content to control diabetes with insulin rather than attempt to cure it.
A careful diet is better and more effective than inorganic insulin or any of the oral drugs which are harmful. With orinase, a sulpha drug, there is kidney involvement. Diabinese, even more potent, caused at least forty –three deaths before it was withdrawn from the market.
Dr. Somogyi, in his article in American Diabetes Association journal, stated that by avoiding low blood-sugar, diabetes can be controlled without insulin or drugs.
Insulin is now known to be a zinc molecule. Diabetics may be generally deficient in zinc. Zinc is one of the trace minerals found in herb teas.
Insulin (not insulin) is a carbohydrate which diabetics may eat. It occurs in artichokes, dahlia bulbs and elecampane. Potatoes do not contain insulin.
To assist the pancreas in the manufacture of insulin, the body requires organic Sulphur. The fruits and vegetables which are rich in sulphur are cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels-sprouts, kale, broccoli, collards, onions, leeks, horseradish, watercress, kale, broccoli, collards, onions, leeks, horseradish, watercress, chives, garlic, raspberries, pineapple, currants and apples. These should be eaten raw. Beverage herbs that are rich in sulphur are stinging nettle and fennel seed. It is necessary to balance sulphur herbs with phosphorus herbs. Liquorices root, caraway seed and marigold flowers are some of the phosphorus herbs. Apples contain more phosphorus than any other fruit.
Pine nuts contain no starch and with other nuts make a good source of easily digested protein. All green vegetables may be eaten freely. The early, fresh, succulent vegetables of spring, served raw, are the best remedy for ridding the system of hyperacidity and excess sugar.
Potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron are the recommended minerals. Beverage herbs containing these minerals are black walnut leaves, camomile flowers, eyebright, stinging nettle, comfrey, fennel seeds and strawberry leaves. Dandelion greens in early spring are also good.
There have been cases where, after drinking a tea of huckleberry leaves for several months instead of water, there was no trace of sugar in the urine. The same effect was obtained after drinking a tea of crawl grass for several months
Roots of the devil’s club, a prickly shrub, were used by American Indians for diabetes.
A tea made of soy bean pods, oat straw and wild carrot tops has also proven effective. Soy bean pod tea seems to successfully lower the sugar level of the blood.
A vitamin C deficiency may be the underlying cause of diabetes. Vitamin B helps to cut down on insulin intake. Lemon juice, unsweetened and diluted, oxidizes excess blood sugar.
The brain depends upon the moment to moment blood-sugar level for its functioning. This may be attributed to the blackouts that occur in diabetes.
Diabetes may return if you go on a cake and candy binger! Persevere in an intelligent diet including beverage herbs if you wish to be free from diabetes.