100 yr. old recipe to lower Level

By Family_Man Latest Reply 2014-08-13 18:24:55 -0500
Started 2011-05-19 11:29:15 -0500


A few weeks ago, someone in my family gave me a recipe of a drink that has lowered the sugar level dramatically after only a couple of weeks. This drink is a smoothie type of drink consisting of pineapple, celery, cactus, honey, and other stuff. It has "cured" according to family members many relatives…I am going to try it out and see what happens…If anyone wants to try it with me, let me know. BTW, I have tried the drink and it's not bad, the only thing is, you're suppose to drink it as soon as you wake up, then continue your day as you wish…I'll let you know…Thanks for reading this.

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Family_Man 2013-02-04 10:53:49 -0600 Report

First I want to apologize for not returning…after 2 computers, 1 house, and many days of my life…I now have time to share what happened to me with this recipe. This recipe was given to me by my grandparents…it was old when they were young so it is probably older than the 100 yrs. When I was diagnosed with Type 2, I started the medication 3 times a day. When I got my hands on this recipe, I didn't know what to expect. Well, I drank this shake for 4 weeks (no medication, lost 28 lbs…went from a level 11 to a 6…that is it…I drank this shake in the morning…no diet, no exercise, period…I felt great…I had medication once a day for a full year and a half without the shake…no I have to drink 2 pills, so I will start with the shake again cause I don't want pills…but this time I am sharing it for you…I will post my results…The shake allowed me to lose 28 lbs and had only 1 pill…

The simple recipe goes like this…
1 cup of cactus
2 cups of grapefruit juice
1 slice of pineapple
1 tablespoon of honey
1/3 to 1/4 of a celery stick

Put it on the blender and that is it…the main ingredient is the cactus and the grapefruit juice…grandma said as long as you don't change those 2…everything is fine…

Let me know if you try it or any other questions…
Sincerely…your friend

jayabee52 2014-08-13 03:00:09 -0500 Report

Howdy Family Man
Have you added this to the recipe section? It may get lost here with all the activity with new discussions. It may be easier to find in the recipe section.

God's best to you

castlewood senior community
castlewood senior community 2012-04-10 11:51:29 -0500 Report

I have tried this recipe. it works good. it is a replacement meal on an empty stomach. i use it for breakfast every morning . I got it from a friend of mine and have used it off and on but have passed it on to friends and family. Ive seen major changes in the health of those that use it regularly. You can feel its effect within days. it gives you a boost of energy. recipe buy a bag of chopped up cactus found in mexican food stores celery and a sweet pineapple . put 1/4 of the bag or a giant handfull, two celery sticks chopped up and one slice of pineapple . I slice up my pineapples ,cut them into 4 pieces and put them in a bag then freeze them . once you use your four pieces place the pineapple last into the blender so its chopped up better then add water to the top of the blender . it makes it cooler . i dont use any honey or anything else but i do use big slices of pinapple. I drink a full glass in the morning and put the rest in a container and drink it throught the day . I eat a regular lunch and something light for dinner. I hope this is of help to all of you. recipes for good health should not be a secret!

jayabee52 2012-04-10 19:36:18 -0500 Report

Could you please post this receipe in the recipe section? (see the link on the left) It would be much appreciated.

buasu 2011-05-24 20:43:31 -0500 Report

I see pineapple, celery, cactus, honey, and other stuff. What is the other stuff you need to add to this drink?

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2011-05-24 08:34:43 -0500 Report

"Cured" is doubtful, but manage it may for some. This would have to be considered a meal replacement as pineapple is high in sugar/carbs. Celery is very low in calories and high in fiber and I'm guessing cactus would be a no calorie filller as well. I'm not so much into drinking calories as actually eating them so this does not interest me. As we all have different likes this drink would probably work for many here.

GabbyPA 2011-05-24 17:38:10 -0500 Report

The cactus is pretty hard to eat...easier to juice is similar to aloe juice. So that is why it is in a smoothie form.

Hopieland 2011-05-24 02:14:27 -0500 Report

I went to www.sparkpeople.com …in the middle column on the home page is recipies, click it and search for cactus. That's as far a I got, but they have lots of healthy recipes. Check it out. Cactus seems to be growing in popularity. Ask your produce manager at your local store if he'd order some. Jay mentioned stores catering to Hispanics, too.

re1ndeer 2011-05-23 22:54:37 -0500 Report

I think I've found the recipe that family man is talking about, it has all of the ingredients he's posted. I found this recipe at sparkpeople.
Take a look at the recipe posted and you will see it is the same.

Here it is : http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail....

GabbyPA 2011-05-24 17:40:44 -0500 Report

Prickly pear is not the same thing at all. That is a sweet fruit from the cactus. What the poster is talking about is the actual cactus pad. That is a bitter flavored ingredient. I have asked him to post his recipe to give it a try. Cactus pads, cucumber and celery are all blood sugar lowering types of ingredients. So the one you have listed is more like a fruit smoothie.

re1ndeer 2011-05-24 18:42:43 -0500 Report

I never saw anything posted about a cactus pad in his discription of his drink.
It just says cactus.

GabbyPA 2011-05-24 20:56:06 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, that is my assumption and that is my bad. Usually Napol Cactus is used and is a south west cactus pad that has been known to reduce glucose levels. I presumed that was the one he was talking about, but you are right. He didn't specify which one. I know that prickly pear is the very wonderfully red fruit that grows on certain cacti. I am sure it is sweet and loaded with carbs, thus not really that good of a choice for this recipe. Though this article says he eats it pickled. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/5502-cinnamon-and-cactus

I wish he would post his recipe so we could try it.

Nick1962 2014-08-13 11:54:30 -0500 Report

I suspect there’s a bit of “lore” behind this 100 year old recipe. Considering pineapple was only grown in south America up until it’s large scale plantation introduction in the early 1900’s on Hawaii, I suspect that the “family” recipe was not of United States origin, or from some “health spa” of the time. While you may have had fresh cactus in the southwest US, in 1914 at best you had canned pineapple. We northerners would have had no access to cactus (nor would we have wanted it) and any type of fresh grapefruit would have been terribly expensive.
Also thinking that most didn’t even consider blood sugar levels back that far.
Also important to mention that while a juicer was available back then, most who owned one were using it for canning and probably not for such esoteric concoctions.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-05-22 18:33:00 -0500 Report

POST THE RECIPE!!!!! We r all jumping out of our skin, waiting. Thanks so much,

jayabee52 2011-05-23 09:50:56 -0500 Report

CARI, I've been following this discussion almost from the time he started it. He hasn't posted it here, nor has he seemed to post it in the recipes.

I'm beginning to wonder if FAMILY MAN is harvesting all the emails he's getting in this discussion from people wanting the recipe. I can think of no other reason he wouldn't post the recipe in a place where we could ALL read it.

Has anyone else gotten the recipe from Family Man?

Hopieland 2011-05-24 02:07:22 -0500 Report

Jay, How can we report this if he's abusing the system? This is a great family but we shouldn't be too quick to give out our personal emails to someone we haven't gotten to know at bit.

jayabee52 2011-05-24 20:55:28 -0500 Report

Hopie, You can click on the red flag beneth the original post. When you do you then type the reason why you think it should be red-flagged. In this case, the original poster may be "harvesting" email addresses. That is against the Terms of Use to which we ALL agreed when we signed up to DC.

To anyone who has posted their email address here or anywhere else in the discussion boards, please see my new discussion topic about sharing personal information on DC here:

Blessings to all'yall!

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-05-23 19:34:55 -0500 Report

I just read most of the other posts and didn't find anyone who has heard from him either. Also looked in Recipes. NOTHING. Strange, huh? Oh well!!!…

honeybee59 2011-05-23 10:36:08 -0500 Report

Nope, unfortunately I have not found it on here anywhere! I am really looking forward to checking out this RECIPE! But if it doesn't get posted,
well Dog Gone It! :-(

wandoolie 2011-05-22 16:54:46 -0500 Report

Hi new here and would also love to try this recipe … my e- mail is omafrognv@yahoo.com small THANK YOU so much for offering this recipe to all of us ! Blessings and Lasting Good Health to you and your loved ones <3 Wanda

re1ndeer 2011-05-22 05:25:37 -0500 Report

Look at this article it is from Natural news about the effects of catus and lowering blood sugar. This product comes in powder and pill form , so you don't need to drink it if you don't want to.

Here is the article: http://www.naturalnews.com/021626.html

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-22 13:44:47 -0500 Report

I take the capsule. I really believe it has helped. thanks for the site on natural news, it has a lot of information on the Napol cactus capsule that I am taking.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2011-05-24 08:42:20 -0500 Report

Can you say how it has helped? Have you found it has lowered your blood sugar? If so by how much? As I am taking Emulin perhaps I should see what my doctor says about this. Thank you

kparks417 2011-05-23 09:06:25 -0500 Report

Where can u buy them. Trying to stay off insullin

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-23 13:58:30 -0500 Report

I was getting them at CVS pharmacy, but they couldn't seem to keep them, Now I go to Walgreens to get them. You can also google and get them mail order. Thats what I did before I found them at the drug stores

Hopieland 2011-05-24 02:11:28 -0500 Report

This is so good to know! I've heard cactus is very medicinal. It cooks well, too. The taste cooked is different, but not bad…just a "acquired" taste I guess. Do you know about cinnamon?

azdutchman 2011-05-21 10:58:29 -0500 Report

I am always interested in trying anything that will help normalize my blood sugar. I would love to have this recipe.

SlatonLeo 2011-05-21 09:53:45 -0500 Report

I agree, I would like to know the recipe, this may be the answer to my prayer of restoring normal levels and having the energy needed to get through the day. Thank you in advance for recipe. Oops, I forgot my e-mail address, it's omypoppa@hotmail.com small. Once again thank you, plese send asap.

GabbyPA 2011-05-20 16:59:45 -0500 Report

This combination is very old indeed. Many people in the SW of the US are using cactus. I have found some sites that sell it in the pads. Do you have it already in a juice or gel form similar to aloe vera juice?

Did you post the recipe? What did you call it or can you post a link to it in this discussion? I am curious as well.

helen7898 2011-05-20 00:48:11 -0500 Report

Is this a prebottled stuff or do you make it yourself? I will try it out to . Make sure you post it or send it to me. Thanks

majikinfl 2011-05-19 21:45:17 -0500 Report

I too would like the recipe, by any chance does it have Aloe Vera juice? I will check the recipe folder to see if you have already placed it there. Thanks for sharing.

sNerTs1 2011-05-19 17:43:56 -0500 Report

Im very interested in this and would appreciate you sending it on my way please.

Thank you and Hugs ~ Cheryl

edvel54 2011-05-19 16:47:30 -0500 Report

I also would like to try it..it sounds interesting. Probably should put it in the recipe folder, that way you don't have to send it everybody separate
Thanks .

honeybee59 2011-05-19 15:24:11 -0500 Report

I also would be interested in the recipe, I know that it is not a cure, but anything that could lower my BG dramatically…hey I'm apt to try!! Let us know something soon, okay Family_Man? :->

honeybee59 2011-05-19 20:09:43 -0500 Report

Family_Man I am really looking forward to this Recipe and looking forward to hearing about results from different Friends! I'll let y'all know something as soon as I can. I'm sure that it will take some to get into the system, etc. :-)

Family_Man 2011-05-19 15:24:02 -0500 Report

I will add the recipe tonight…if you have any questions, just let me know…the reason I haven't tried it is cause I my level is 5.7…I am taking Metmorfin pills and eating healthy stuff…I am going to try it to get rid of some medication.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-19 14:59:26 -0500 Report

I'm verryyyyy interested. I knew that Napol Cactus, and cinnamon was good in lowering BS but I would love to know all of your ingredients. Do you just use a blender or do you use a juicer? PLEASE send me the info. and the recipe.

Family_Man 2011-05-19 15:11:43 -0500 Report

Sure, I'll send you the recipe tonight…the blender will do the job…I'll send it to you…

RC357 2011-05-19 15:53:29 -0500 Report

my DR took me off of Metmorfin yesterday my sl was 88/77/75/ but today i did not take the pill and it got to 129 i guess i have to let the DR know

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-19 16:07:10 -0500 Report

I hear that 150 is the bad high, but you should keep your BS checked and discuss any changes with your DR. Good luck RC357. : )

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-19 14:09:42 -0500 Report

I'd be interested in this recipe also as well as the amounts, etc. Thing is I'm on mobile only and can't get to that part of DC.
I will say I'm always a little leery when someone claims something us a 'cure" but I'm certainly willing to see if it might be helpful.

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