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The Diabetes Diary: Commemorating The Longest Walk 2011, Reversing Diabetes

Authored by Dr Gayle Eversole

List Price: $12.00
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
206 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1475027518 (CreateSpace-Assigned) 
ISBN-10: 1475027516 
BISAC: Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues
2011 marked The Longest Walk 3, Reversing Diabetes. While the focus of the cross country walk was to bring attention to the issues surrounding diabetes in Indian Country, the effort was for all fighting in this battle to overcome the diabetes epidemic. The "diary" commemorates the walk and all those affected by this dis-ease and includes natural health information to help you with your walk to prevent and reverse diabetes.


Supplements Help Diabetes       Avandia Risks     WHITE FLOUR and DIABETES

Taoist Herbal Formula for Diabetes      Helpful product for people with diabetes   

According to the results of a study, two tablespoons of vinegar taken prior to eating dramatically reduced insulin and glucose spikes in the blood that occur after meals. In people with type 2 diabetes, these spikes can cause major complications, including heart disease.  Vinegar's effects were comparable to those from anti-diabetes drugs like Metformin, researchers said.  Use organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, and we believe only 1 teaspoon is necessary.

18 Feb. 04 - Magnesium levels are strongly associated with metabolic syndrome, even in the absence of overt diabetes, according to recent Mexican research. The mean serum magnesium in metabolic syndrome subjects was significantly lower and the strongest associations between low serum magnesium and individual components of metabolic syndrome were with hyperlipidaemia and hypertension. 
References: 1. Swiss Med Wkly. 2003 May 17; 133(19-20): 289-92. 2. Clin Chim Acta. 2000 Apr; 294(1-2): 1-26. 3. Neth J Med. 1999 Apr; 54(4): 139-46. 4. Am J Hypertens. 1997 Mar; 10(3): 346-55. 5. Ann Pharmacother. 1993 Jun; 27(6): 775-80. 6. South Med J. 2001 Dec; 94(12): 1195-201. 7. Diabetes Metab. 2002 Jun; 28(3): 201-7. 

Magnesium is Anti-diabetic: Helps release insulin, maintenance of pancreatic insulin production cells, and maintenance of affinity and number of insulin receptors 

Nutritional Remedy for Retinopathy Developed by NorthCreek Herbal, this formula is based on medical studies in the 1960s.

Vision problems and deterioration of sight are commonly associated with diabetes. Specific foods and herbs are very helpful in the process of blood sugar balancing. Specific vitamin supplementation also provides protection from complications associated with this dis-order. Based on the concepts of orthomolecular medicine, a combination of vitamins, B complex and C complex vitamins, specific digestive enzymes, and thyroid supporting herbs can be used in combination to successfully treat diabetic retinopathy. 

Diabetic Footwear: SOLE Nation, Made in the USA

Helpful Foods, Herbs, and Supplements for People with Diabetes

Foods - String beans, Cucumber, Jerusalem artichoke, Garlic, Celery, Parsley, Dark green lettuce, Watercress, Sauerkraut juice, Onions, Citrus, Kelp, Nopal cactus pads, Avocado, Yoghurt and Kefir, Homemade cottage cheese, raw nuts (I suggest ¼ cup raw walnuts), Natural unrefined, slow-digesting carbohydrates like Buckwheat, Millet, and Oats.

String Bean pod tea - 1 cup = 1 unit of insulin Read more

String Bean Pod from the leaflady (currently unavailable)  We now are offering an alternative to String Bean Pod tea to help with blood sugar balance, since we can not locate a consistent organic supply of the beans.

Cucumber helps the pancreas make insulin

Herbs - Blueberry leaves, Dandelion root, Alfalfa, Red Raspberry leaves, Juniper berry.

Herbal Help Tips - Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp. daily) or Roasted Dandelion Root tea may be of help for blood sugar balancing.

Richard Anderson, a nutritionist well known for his work with chromium, has found that cinnamon might prevent or delay type II diabetes. Dr. Anderson found that cinnamon can improve glucose metabolism in fat cells by twenty-fold. To achieve those effects, you need to take between 1/4 and 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon a day.

Other Tips

* Drink Hard, Heavy Mineralized water, with a high concentration of trace minerals, especially chromium and manganese.

*Eat small frequent meals

*Avoid all processed carbohydrates, and ALL Artificial Sweeteners

*Exercise daily 

According to research by biochemist Dr. Ray Peat, persons with diabetes should take 1600 to 2000 IU vitamin E daily to off-set the ravages of diabetic retinopathy and circulatory restriction leading to loss of toes, et al.

We now offer Saprox from the European tradition for fungus, psoriasis, eczema.

Research results have shown for over twenty five years that increasing carbohydrate intake in diabetics lowers their blood sugar levels. Medicine in general remains oblivious to this simple concept: that diabetes is a form of starvation for sugar and carbohydrates, and that is the reason that the body goes into a neuro-endocrine crisis to break down proteins to force blood sugars up. JDB, MD.

People with Diabetes have an increased need for cysteine and taurine. In ketosis excess sulfur amino acids are excreted. Cysteine and methionine are involved in the synthesis of lipoic acid from linoleic acid. Lipoic acid can reduce the need for insulin. These factors may help reduce kidney damage in diabetics. A Review, Brown WV. Postgraduate Medicine. 98(2):185-9, 192-3, 1995 Aug.

Reduce Your Sweet Cravings - Amino Acids may be of help.  Ask about this

Try Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Neuropathy

Niacin for lipid dis-orders - Abstract: Niacin can be very effective and safe in lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels and also in increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. In combination with other lipid-lowering drugs (eg, bile acid sequestrants), it has reduced the incidence of cardiovascular events and stopped the progression of coronary artery lesions. It may be the most cost-effective lipid-lowering agent currently available. At lower doses, sustained-release forms of niacin may also improve patient compliance.

Type I diabetes, sometimes referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), has both similar and dissimilar manifestations as compared to Type II diabetes mellitus. Although both Type I and Type II diabetes often result in similar disabilities, that is, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, and sometimes organ failure, the causal factors are quite different. For example, Type I diabetes reflects an inability to metabolize carbohydrates caused by an absolute insulin deficiency. This type of diabetes occurs most often in children and young adults as a result of inadequate insulin production in the beta cells of the pancreas.

Type II diabetes generally occurs because of a metabolic failure at the cellular level, a condition spurred by poor diet, obesity, environmental factors, and genetics. Body tissues, such as cell receptor sites, lose their sensitivity. As insulin attempts to deliver glucose into the cell, the "key no longer fits the lock." Blood glucose, barricaded from the cell, accumulates in the bloodstream. Unlike Type I diabetes, insulin therapy is usually not indicated in Type II diabetes because typically these individuals already have too much insulin in their bloodstream. However, after an extended period of excess insulin secretion, the pancreas may lose its ability to produce insulin and a Type II diabetic may then become insulin dependent.

A Massage Technique - U.S. physician, Dr. J. B. Dawson, has discovered a simple massaging technique that can restore blood flow to skin ulcers and speed the healing process. Skin ulcerations develop in a circular pattern that resembles a three-layered bull's eye. At the center of the circle is a red, inflamed area where tissue destruction has taken place. Just around the outside of that red center, you'll usually find an area of pus formation. This area is surrounded by a rim of swollen tissue, which forms the outer boundary. To promote healing in the ulcer, Dr. Dawson gently and carefully massages the red center of the ulceration in a circular manner once a day. To block the pain of the massage, he uses a mixture of 2 percent lidocaine and an antibacterial ointment. This gentle method of massage increases circulation to the infected area. After a few days, Dr. Dawson begins to massage the area more firmly and gradually expands the massage to include the outer rim of the circle. Within a few days, if the pain caused by massaging the ulceration starts to subside, there is no longer any need to use the lidocaine and the ointment. When the infection begins to clear, you can substitute vegetable (olive oil) oil for the antibiotic ointment. As treatment continues, the increase in circulation slowly destroys the outer rim of the ulcer. The destruction of the border appears to be the key to healing diabetic lesions. Dr. Dawson reports that, with his technique, ulcers as large as 3 centimeters (a little over an inch) heal completely in one to two weeks. He has found that they heal even better if they are left exposed to the air with a thin covering of lubrication. If you can't find lidocaine, Solarcaine (the sunburn ointment containing lidocaine) should work just as well. Dr. Dawson mixes an over-the-counter antibacterial ointment with the lidocaine.


Nutritional supplements: B complex, with additional B 12*, Niacin, B 6; C complex; Nutritional Yeast; Vitamins A, D, and E; Potassium; Chromium, Manganese, Amino Acids, CoQ 10, Lipoic acid**, Lecithin, Magnesium, Vanadium; Unsaturated Fatty Acids. 

*Vitamin B12 and vitamin E are important in the care of people with neuropathy.

** For some Lipoic acid suppresses thyroid function, so use with care.

note from the LeafladyYou might want to try honey for wound care.  In studies conducted at the VA it was found that honey healed bedsores and wounds.  Honey is a naturally sterile fluid full of healing properties.

More About Honey

Niacin Found Effective in Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus response to 10 grams ascorbic acid by mouth.

Over the past 17 years we have studied the effect of 10 grams by mouth, in patients with diabetes mellitus. We found that every diabetic not taking supplemental vitamin C could be classified as having sub-clinical scurvy. For this reason they find it difficult to heal wounds. The diabetic patient will use the supplemental vitamin C for better utilization of his insulin. It will assist the liver in the metabolism of carbohydrates and to re-instate his body to heal wounds like normal individuals. We found that 60% of all diabetics could be controlled with diet and 10 grams ascorbic acid daily. The other 40% will need much less needle insulin and less oral medication.

Contrary to what Medical News Letter, (Vol. 12 # 26, Dec. 25 1970) carried to physicians, Tes-Tape is accurate in testing urine samples.

Tagatose and Diabetes


Aspartame connected with Pulmonary Hypertension

Aspartame is a serotonin suppressor, a reason why it can be addictive. Another reason so many diabetics may be receiving Rx for SSRI antidepressants. 

Brain Cell Damage from Amino Acid Isolates: A Primary Concern from Aspartame-Based Products and Artificial Sweetening Agents.

" Aspartame destroys Diabetics:  The American Diabetes Association recommends aspartame to diabetics.  H.J. Roberts, MD has exhaustively reviewed the metabolic mechanisms of aspartame and the effect on diabetics.  He has concluded that the artificial sweetener is extremely destructive.  He sates that in his experience and research over the past 20 years, numerous patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia have suffered serious metabolic, neurologic, eye, allergic and other complications that could be specifically attributed to using aspartame products.  These include the loss of control, precipitation of diabetes, aggravation and simulation of diabetic complications ( especially neuropathy and retinopathy), the intensification of hypoglycemia and profound weight gain."  All symptomatology disappeared with cessation of aspartame - from the BMJ (British Medical Journal)

Stay Sweet and Healthy

High Fructose Corn Syrup  

more on HFCS 

Double Danger

The Artificially Sweetened Times

Natural Healing for Diabetes, Diabetes Talk from a workshop presented in 1998 in Browning MT. 
in process of an update: this soon will be published as the second in our ROAD TO HEALTH NATURAL CARE series)


Renin-Angiotensin System in the Pancreas

Calcium Arginate is highly absorbable and is easily absorbed by the cells. It helps stabilize blood sugar, and is used in Germany to reverse type II diabetes.

European doctors often use vanadium salts to treat diabetes - Vanadium mimics the effects of insulin in the body, thereby lowering serum glucose levels. This enables some diabetics to use less insulin, or stop taking insulin altogether. The form of vanadium used by most doctors to lower serum glucose levels is vanadyl sulfate which is well assimilated by the digestive system. Body builders have also found that vanadium has an anabolic effect by improving the muscle to fat ratio.

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