Perhaps the most effective method of diabetes and pre-diabetes (Metabolic Syndrome) prevention is a healthy, low-glycemic index diet combined with regular exercise, stress relief and supplementation with a variety of natural compounds.
These supplements are aimed at balancing blood sugar, increasing your cell’s insulin uptake and reducing inflammation, which can contribute to a cluster of conditions such as high cholesterol, hypertension and elevated blood sugar levels. In many cases, Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes) is completely preventable and the earliest signs can almost always be reversed if you take the proper precautionary steps.
In today’s environment, many drug companies offer a different story – promoting a variety of different drugs in an effort to “manage” this shockingly common condition. However, ongoing research has shown that there are a number of safe, natural botanicals that can help you control your blood sugar levels without suffering from the numerous side effects of popular medications.
Potent Indian herb could help reverse diabetes
An isolate from one powerful Indian botanical – Gymnema sylvestre (GS) – was tested on mouse and human beta cells, which are the pancreatic cells that are responsible for producing insulin in the body. The findings showed that increased exposure lead to a significant rise in insulin secretion in-vitro—meaning that this unique natural compound could play an important role in the clinical treatment of type 2 diabetes.
These results confirm that this powerful botanical has distinguished Gymnema as an essential addition to any natural protocol for diabetes prevention. Centuries of use in Ayurvedic medicine also support its safety and effectiveness as a potent blood sugar-reducer.
It is important to remember, however, that while supplements can make a major difference in your fight against diabetes, they cannot take you all the way. The most effective prevention methods include a combination of a balanced, whole foods diet and regular moderate activity to reduce inflammation and help you manage a healthy body weight.
These positive lifestyle adjustments will help to keep you healthy in the long-run without requiring a lifetime of dependence on statins, metformin, and other drugs to achieve real, lasting results.
Dr. Isaac Eliaz, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980's, is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator and clinical practitioner.
Since 1991 Dr. Eliaz has maintained a busy private practice in northern California that focuses primarily on integrative, holistic protocols for cancer patients. He leads an integrative medical team at Amitabha Clinic in Sebastopol, California with focus on cancer and other chronic ailments.
To learn more, please visit www.dreliaz.org.
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