Diabetes - Type 2
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Sicelile
Posted on: November 22, 2007

Herbs for people with diabetes 2?

Type 2 diabetes needs to be viewed as a symptom and not a disorder as it occurs from unregulated stress, poor eating habits, poor food choices and a lack of exercise. As such, more than herbs are needed to control this "symptom".

Diet is, of course, the most important aspect for dealing with this symptom. Diet should be focused on vegetables, good proteins and good fats such as flax seed oil, fish oils, olive oil and other nut and seed oils. Avoid al the "whites (white flour, white rice, white potatoes, white sugar) and all refined foods. Cinnamon and blueberries can be eaten on a daily bases to naturally help to regular blood sugar levels. Lemon juice added to a glass of water and drank freely throughout the day will also help with blood sugar regulation.

Stress management is a major factor for controlling this symptom. Nervine herbal teas such as lemon balm, valerian, catnip and lavender can help to reduce the sense of stress. Adaptogenic herbs such as nettle seed, ginseng root and Ganoderma mushrooms are important for helping the body cope with the effects of stress. Exercise is an excellent way to reduce the effect of stress on the body by reducing elevated cortisol levels in the body that raises blood sugar levels.

Please go to http://www.richters.com/qa-search.cgi?search=diabetes more information on herbs for diabetes.

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