How effective is Alternative Natural Cures for Diabetes?

By dougz Latest Reply 2010-10-26 23:22:22 -0500
Started 2010-10-26 04:40:17 -0500

We've known that many conventional drugs actually contain extracts from botanicals, and scientists search for new cures from Nature.

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jayabee52 2010-10-26 16:19:18 -0500 Report

First, perhaps, we have to define what it means to "cure" DM before we go further in this discussion.

If we're not all using the same definition of "cure" people could very well could be talking past on another.

For me, cure means that I can eat what I want when I want without fear that DM will come back.

So far that I've seen the so called "cures" offered in books and various products, both "alternative" or mainstream, have fallen short of what I would define as a cure.

dougz 2010-10-26 23:22:22 -0500 Report

Thanks for the feedback! It’s always best to ask if in doubts (especially with new things) - that’s the value of having counsel.

Galen the Greek
Galen the Greek 2010-10-26 11:58:32 -0500 Report

All illness starts in the gut. ALL, as in every, disease starts in the gut. Diebetes is no different. I have studied diebetes and cancer for over 30 years and have traced most diseases to Corn Syrup. It sounds wierd, but if you follow the increase of corn syrup introduced since 1971 into our diet, the cancer rate and DIEBETES rate of increase follow it identicaly. Corn syrup is now in every processed food you can find. Corn syrup (a sugar) triggers responses from your Liver and Pancreas (sp) that effect people in many ways. Depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, and yes diebetes. There are several ways to deal with this. The first is to cleanse, many teas and drinks available for that, get off all sugars, BREADS, pasta, yeast, SOY, and Glutens. start a PRO BIOTIC regimine. Many available, but don't be cheap, as the cheap ones are crap. Understand, we have all gotten ANTIBIOTIC shots at one time or another, so our gut cannot function properly, so we get sick. We have never replaced the good bacteria in our gut after the antibiotics. So we need to do that. A good book to read is by Doug Kaufman- "Fungis Link". So much has not been said yet. i'll continue if you want, let me know. galen

kdroberts 2010-10-26 12:13:27 -0500 Report

What do you say to the increase in all the referenced diseases in countries that don't use corn sugar? The US is one of the few that use it so much, most other countries don't. I would really like to see some of the sources of your research.

RAYT721 2010-10-26 11:11:12 -0500 Report

Ironically I asked my doctor last night if cinnamon was influencing my glucose or fish oil helping or not helping with cholesterol. There are no scientific studies of either supplement doing anything either way. You will always hear pros and cons, success and horror stories, and whatever but I take medication as prescribed as though my life depends on it… because it does!!!

kdroberts 2010-10-26 11:27:39 -0500 Report

There are many, many scientific studies regarding cinnamon and fish oil. Trouble is that the cinnamon ones are pretty much split between it does nothing and it does something. The fish oil ones showed promise, but nothing concrete for the majority, so GlaxoSmithKline took it, researched it an made a drug from it, Lovaza. You can find some of the study data on by searching for either cinnamon or fish oil.

Harlen 2010-10-26 10:16:29 -0500 Report

I have tried some and they didnt work even a little for me .
From all the frends I chat with that have tried things we came to the same thing It's mostly a rip off.
But thats just me.
Try what you like
Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-10-26 09:18:14 -0500 Report

I'd be real surprised if a cure is found in drugs, either derived from plants or manufactured in the lab. I think the long-term solution is going to come from isolating the cause(s) and preventing it. And there could very well be a drug method for preventing it or helping to prevent it. I think any real cures will need to depend on either transplants or actual repair or replenishing the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Although I'd love to be wrong, wrong, wrong and have a pill to take to get rid of it!

jayabee52 2010-10-26 16:07:45 -0500 Report

They're finding many genetic factors for t2.

Perhaps there could be found a way to switch those factors off.

But then, there's the "law of unintended consequences" to consider. If we can mess with our genetic material, what may happen down the road and we get things happening to our bodies that were not forseen.

Our scientific abilities as a culture often races ahead of the ethicists' ability to decide whether a course of intervention science makes possible is actually wise to pursue.

I'd love to find something which would make me no longer diabetic. Maybe eventually it will happen, but probably not in my lifetime.

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