Social Links

Follow on Facebook Follow on TwitterFollow EiR on PinterestFollow EiR on Instagram

Xpert Access

×

Login To Get Involved!


Forgot your username?


Forgot your password?

×

Join Us At EiR Now!

DNRS Roof Banner

 

DNRS Interactive DVD Series & Seminars

Treating Diabetes Naturally - Part 1

 

 

 

 

 
Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum's Column

...expert advice on CFS, Fibromyalgia and other Health Topics.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Teitelbaum MD is Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers
( www.fibroandfatigue.com ). Senior author of the landmark studies "Effective Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia -- a Placebo-controlled Study" & “Effective Treatment of CFS & Fibromyalgia with D-Ribose”. Author of the best-selling book” From Fatigued to Fantastic!”(3rd ed-Penguin/Avery Oct 4, 2007) , " Three Steps to Happiness! Healing through Joy", and “Pain Free 1-2-3- A Proven Program to Get YOU Pain Free! “(McGraw Hill, 2006). He does numerous media appearances, including CNN and FOX National News and is a frequent guest on Oprah and Friends with Dr. Oz.. He lives in Kona, Hawaii. Visit his web site at www.Vitality101.com

 

 

You can benefit from Dr. Teitelbaum's wisdom and experience by visiting us at The Environmental Illness Resource regularly to read articles from his latest newsletter!

 

 

 

Monday, November 10th, 2008:

 

Treating Diabetes Naturally - Part 1

 

by Jacob Teitelbaum MD

 

 

Diabetes is when the level of sugar in your blood is too high. Your body makes insulin to carry sugar from the blood into your cells where it can be burned as fuel.

 

In Type 1 diabetes (most often in younger people), there is too little insulin. This occurs because the cells making insulin were destroyed by your body when it confused parts of those cells with an outside infection and attacked them. Taking insulin is usually necessary, but we will talk about how to prevent complications of the diabetes. Avoiding both sugar and dehydration (drink water) are critical here. The good news is that there will likely be alternatives to insulin shots and we are even creating the ability to put new insulin creating cells back into your body in the future. For now though, frustrating and annoying as it is, please stay with your medical program of insulin and monitoring your blood sugar. Instead of sugars, use Stevia and use sugar free candies, ice cream, chocolate, etc. Enjoy your pleasure, but since the Atkins diet came through, there are sugar free ways to do it.

 

In Type 2 diabetes (usually in overweight adults) there is plenty of insulin, but the insulin does not work (called "insulin resistance"). This is triggered by being overweight and genetics. In men, if associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, it is called "metabolic syndrome" and is often caused by testosterone deficiency (a blood level under ~ 450 should be treated). In women, paradoxically, an elevated testosterone can cause diabetes.

 

When blood sugar goes too high, it spills into the urine, pulling water with it. This causes increased urination and thirst. When this happens in Type 1 diabetes, dehydration can cause your blood sugar to skyrocket and put you in the hospital. Stay hydrated!

 

Complications of diabetes (heart, vessel and nerve) can often be prevented naturally.

 

 

Treatments:

 

1. Lose weight if you are overweight. This restores your own insulin's effectiveness and is often enough to make the diabetes go away—especially if you add regular exercise to your regimen.

2. Avoid sweets (Stevia, artificial sweeteners, and sugar free chocolate with maltitol like the "Russell Stover" sugar free brand are OK).

3. Increase fiber intake.

4. In men, if the blood testosterone level is under 450, consider bioidentical testosterone hormone by prescription.

5. For Type 2 diabetes, I prefer the above recommendations, and the medication metformin to insulin. Though you may need insulin, it simply causes more weight gain and more insulin resistance in the long term. Because of these, use these other treatments so your doctor can get you off your insulin.

6. Take the Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder. The vitamins B12, B6 and Inositol can help prevent (or heal) diabetic nerve injury. Treating the magnesium deficiency routinely caused by the diabetes helps decrease the risk of heart disease (do not take if you have kidney failure without your doctor's OK though). The antioxidants may decrease the damage from the high sugar, and other components may help increase insulin sensitivity. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased diabetes risk as well.

7. Take the supplement lipoic acid 300 mg 2x day to prevent and treat diabetic nerve pain.

8. If you have diabetic nerve injury, add Acetyl-L-Carnitine 2,000 mg a day. Early research suggests that Coenzyme Q10 200 mg a day may help.

9. If you develop heart problems, see "Treating Heart Disease Naturally."

 

 

 

 


 

Used with permission from Dr Jacob Teitelbaum's free newsletters-available at www.Vitality101.com

 

 

Learn more from Dr. Teitelbaum's books:

 

 

From Fatigued To Fantastic

 

From Fatigued to Fantastic!: A Proven Program to Regain Vibrant Health, Based on a New Scientific Study Showing Effective Treatment for Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia


Buy from Amazon.com

Buy From Amazon.co.ukTreating Diabetes Naturally - Part 1

Pain Free 1-2-3

 

Pain Free 1-2-3: A Proven Program for Eliminating Chronic Pain Now!


Buy from Amazon.com

Buy From Amazon.co.ukTreating Diabetes Naturally - Part 1

 

 

 

{mos_sb_discuss:21}

 

 


 

 

Related Articles:

 

  • No comments found

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 25 characters
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.

Adsense Responsive BottomBanner