Natural Treatments

Here you will find all the posts on this site that deal with alternative medicine and natural treatments for diabetes.

By Charlie G ❘ 2008

It seems that finally we can buy and take stevia as it is: a natural sweetener with beneficial properties, not something labeled as a dietary supplement or an additive for the bath (which was required by producers or distributors of stevia so far, since authorities did not allow it to be sold as a sweetener). I just read a story in an spanish online newspaper entitled “The ka’a he’ê is a drug that can fight diabetes and hypertension,” which in fact is an interview with medical researcher Dr. Luis A. Barriocanal Perasso. To date, stevia or ka’a he’ê (its original name) was only allowed for sale as a sweetener in a few countries, while in others like the U.S. and Europe could only be sold as a dietary supplement (many believe that this was due to multinational companies’ that produce artificial sweeteners, who feared for their business). Some institutions allowed […]

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This time I am going to talk about broccoli as an ally against the consequences of diabetes. Eating broccoli could reverse the damage that diabetes inflicts on heart blood vessels. The key is most likely a compound in the vegetable called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes that protect the blood vessels, and reduces the number of molecules that cause cell damage by up to 73%. People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, both of which are linked to damaged blood vessels. Keeping your heart healthy is extremely important if you have diabetes. Heart disease is actually the most common side effect of the condition, and 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart attack or stroke. If diabetes is not controlled, it can damage blood vessels, including those leading to the brain and heart. This […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Well, it seems that finally the film/documentary “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” is available. This documentary shows a group of 6 people who were chosen to spend a month among experts in natural medicine and raw foods to try to improve or reverse the diabetes that each of them had been suffering for years. To do this, they had to completely change their diets. Some went from eating just hamburgers to a completely vegan diet, organic and raw, to reverse diabetes without drugs. In this film, 91 minutes long, you can see how each of the participants transforms, both physically and emotionally, a transformation that is closely followed and monitored by Dr. Gabriel Cousens (known holistic physician and authority in alternative healing) in the Tree of Life Center in Arizona. The film’s message is that this diet (the original medicine of nature) may reverse diabetes and improve the […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

This time I would like to clarify something I’ve been receiving comments about. Attached is my answer to some of the people in this regard: “I’m not telling anyone to follow me in what I am doing to cure my diabetes. I’m just looking for the best methodology to give my body what it needs to recover, and I’m publicizing it through this website. Whatever I do, I do it because I research a lot about this subject (from many points of view, including the allopathic) and have found reliable sources of information that make sense to me. But that does not mean that it makes sense to others. And if this website has an effect on other people, I hope it is the effect of being more critical about traditional medicine and investigating in all possible directions to find an alternative to the one offered by the mainstream health […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Today I found an article on the internet that can give a bit of hope to those who suffer from diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, about a possible future treatment of this disease. It’s an investigation being carried out in Mexico (9th city in the world with the highest rate of diabetes), by a group of Cuban specialists to find a definitive cure for diabetes. According to the article, the treatment uses hemotherapy, a modern technique developed after almost half a century of research, which involves repeated use of a vaccine made with the patient’s own blood, designed to cure this and other autoimmune diseases. This vaccine stimulates the patient’s immune system, producing normal antibodies that block and destroy permanently and definitively abnormal antibodies that cause diabetes. Although I am not very fond of vaccines personally, and it is yet to be seen how this research evolves, according […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Hello again. Those of you who have been following this blog for a while may wonder where I’ve been over the past months, since I haven’t written again about how the healing of my type 1 diabetes is going. The truth is that it’s been a few tough weeks, because I had to make a very hard decision. But as they say, better to make a decision (even a wrong one) than no decision at all. After a week drinking only vegetable juice, one day came when I could no longer even stand the smell of juice. My body reacted negatively to just the idea of drinking another glass of juice. I decided to listen to my body and went back to eating salads. Only this time nothing but salads. Another week went by and I was feeling increasingly weak, so it was time to make the tough decision. I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Today I want to catch up and write about the most current events that I have experienced on the subject of the healing of my diabetes. Two weeks ago I decided to make a “juice fasting” for my body to focus even more on the task of cleaning, removing, regenerating and healing. The idea is that so the body can use all the energy saved for digestion to heal and purify. I started with a lot of energy, bought tons of vegetables to make juice and started to make combinations of vegetables. At first it is hard to get used to it, especially in the morning, to have vegetable juice for breakfast. The following days my body seemed to tolerate it better and it needed less insulin. Even some days I didn’t need fast acting insulin with my meals (or rather, drinks). But after a week, my body started giving […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Here I am again after one more day drinking just vegetable juices in order to cure my diabetes. First of all, thanks a lot for the comments I am receiving supporting or encouraging my will to get rid of the diabetes. I am learning from those comments as well and trying to “take it easy“. This third day was one of those where I had to apply that suggestion. Since the day before I had my blood sugar levels quite low (specially when I woke up), with no fast-acting insulin during the day, I decided to put 4 units less of slow-acting insulin for the night (that is, instead of 8 units, 4 units). Although when I woke up the glucose level was ok, afterwards it kept increasing until dinner time (150), having put 2 units of fast-acting insulin for lunch and 1 for dinner again. I don’t complain about […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Wow! What amazing results did I get on my second day with the juice feasting!! My blood sugar levels kept dropping down and I was able to eliminate the fast-acting insulin intake on each meal (juice). That’s right, zero units of insulin and my blood sugar level was ok, between 65 and 95. I am thrilled and motivated! Now I have to lower the slow-acting insulin at night as well. As I mentioned on my post two days ago, I am giving a try to this juice feasting concept to help my body heal itself the type 1 diabetes I’ve had for almost 10 years now. After the first day juicing, I got more experienced and was able to prepare more tasting juices. Now, I even enjoy them. And I take one liter three times a day, so I am not feeling hungry. Let’s see what other news do I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Beating type 1 diabetes is a tough thing (specially after almost 10 years taking shots of insulin), but not impossible. As I already said in different points of this blog, I am healing diabetes myself through natural means, specially foods. After 7 months eating a 100% vegan raw food diet I’ve been able to reduce the insulin intake 60-70%. These last months my blood sugar has stabilized with 2 or 3 units of insulin per meal and 11 units at night. Not happy enough with that, since my goal is to be healed before June 20th 2008, yesterday I began a Juice Feasting period. That means that all that I take during the day are about 4 litres of vegetable juices. The difference between Juice Fasting and Juice Feasting is that with the second one, the body still gets the calories and nutrients needed to keep a normal energy level, […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

This time I have a recommendation for everyone! I’m talking about the Raw For Life DVDs. If you have heard about the Raw For 30 Days film documentary that is comming up in Spring 2008, you probably know that these guys have just (in November) lounched a 2 DVD pack where they gather lots of information about the Raw Food. I bought the DVDs from their website, I received it three days ago, and I watched them all in once one night. Wow, they have done a great job! In the DVDs they present the raw food diet as the healthiest of choices if you have consideration about your body and your health. Since I have been on a raw food diet for 5 months now, I can tell you that it has helped a lot reducing the amount of insulin needed due to my diabetes type I. As I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Four months have passed since I started the treatment that is helping me cure my diabetes and the results are quite positive. The insulin that I inject has stabilized at 2 units of rapid-acting insulin per meal and lately I’ve gotten off one unit of long-acting insulin at night, injecting now just 11 units. That is, during the day the need for insulin has decreased by 75%. The blood sugar has stabilized (no strong peaks or downs), except in periods when I have a cold, allergies or a stomach ache that raises blood sugar and insulin requirements as well. It’s interesting to see how the body responds when we are sick. But those of you having had diabetes for many years already know that. I’m proud to have remained faithful to this diet for four months, since it is a quite radical change to what we’re used to concerning eating. […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

Today I want to talk about another ally I’m using to cure my diabetes. Although brewer’s yeast (like other plants, herbs …) do not cure diabetes by itself, I consider it an important aid and support. Brewer’s yeast is extracted from the fermentation of beer (as its name suggests), and has a bitter taste. It is a rich source of B vitamins, protein (providing all essential amino acids, so very suitable for vegetarian diets) and minerals, including a biologically active form of chromium known as Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). If the yeast that you buy do not have a bitter taste, it’s probably not real brewer’s yeast and therefore it doesn’t contain biologically active chromium. It’s usually eaten in powder (I take it this way in salads and I love it!) alone, juices, yogurt, tablets or capsules. Described by Abderhalden as vegetable insulin, ie it stimulates the functioning of the […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

I guess that those of you who are reading this article, or this blog in general, have heard these two names: stevia and aspartame. Since lately I’ve been researching about it, I would like to use this article to write about what I found on the subject. On the one hand we have aspartame, a sweetener massively used in the low calorie industry, Light products, diet … that is the focus point of many critics. In fact, there are already several scientific studies that reveal the dangers of this substance. For example, a study by the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center has confirmed that this artificial sweetener causes cancer and leukemia in rats. Other studies relate aspartame to brain tumors, ovaries, uterus, breast, testicles, thyroid and pancreas, multiple sclerosis, lupus … Why is Aspartame dangerous? When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86°F degrees the alcohol of the aspartame transforms […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

If you are type II diabetic you’ll find this link interesting (death to diabetes). It’s a website of an engineer who got a diabetic coma with a blood glucose level 1337 and 4 months later he was healed! It is encouraging and can help you to really understand your illness condition and probably cure it naturally as well. Here you have a video presentation about it: Update May 2011: I found a new resource to cure diabetes that has impressed me. You can read the review I wrote about “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” here.

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