Unfortunately, having diabetes is becoming a common occurrence in the United States, with 1.5 million Americans diagnosed every single year.
According to the CDC, over 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and more alarming, “newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased among US youth.”
Diabetes is also very prevalent amongst Senior Citizens. 25% of people 65 and older have diabetes – and this means almost 14 million people!
The numbers are overwhelming, and diabetes can be a scary diagnosis. Diabetes starts with high blood sugar and insulin levels. It then can affect your heart and whole circulatory system. It can lead to damage to your kidneys, hearts, nerves, eyes, and brain.
Additionally, diabetes is one of the top dangerous preexisting conditions for Covid-19
But this is important to remember: just because you have a Diabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean that you should give up on your health.
If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, there are still many things you can do to positively impact your health and reduce the ill-effects from your Diabetes:
- Drink Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera is amazing for both your outside and inside. You most likely know about putting aloe vera on your skin when it’s dry or if you have a sunburn.
However, when you add water and drink undiluted aloe vera juice, it has so many other amazing benefits, such as improving eye function, relieving heartburn, treating constipation, and giving you a variety of nutrients, vitamins, and extreme antioxidants.
For your diabetes, aloe vera juice may improve the ability of your pancreas to produce more insulin. *Always make sure to adjust your insulin medication by checking your blood sugar levels and consulting your healthcare provider.*
Wondering how to make your aloe vera juice, or want to learn more about the benefits? Click here.
- Eliminate Animal Protein Consumption
Often, Type-2 Diabetes is brought on by lifestyle. Some of the causes of Diabetes are from animal protein consumption. There is a consensus in both traditional and non-traditional health care providers that when you eliminate your animal proteins and fats, and instead, eat a whole-food, plant-based diet, you will dramatically reduce your cardiovascular issues, weight, and risks of diabetes.
If you want to learn more about what a whole-food, plant-based diet (WFPB diet) is or looks like, click here:
- Reduce your refined sugar and artificial sweeteners
Everyone knows that reducing sugar intake is an important part of managing Diabetes. But while artificial sweeteners help you decrease your intake, they come with their own set of problems. You can read about the dangers of artificial sweeteners in my recent blog.
- Consider your Medication.
Medications like Statin can impact your ability to develop Diabetes. According to a new Harvard Medical School report, women over the age of 45 are 50% are more likely to develop diabetes if they are taking a statin (Cholesterol Medication) drug.
In a large study done by the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs), some of the other side effects of statins are cognitive loss, neuropathy, muscle destruction, pancreatic and hepatic dysfunctions, and sexual dysfunction; yet these are rarely talked about.
- Cleanse and Detox your Liver and Gallbladder
Gallstones in the liver and gallbladder may also be partly responsible for both types of diabetes. Each liver and gallbladder cleanse of gallstones further improves a person’s diabetic condition, provided that it is followed by a healthy daily diet void of animal products and refined sugar.
You can read more about this in a book called The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz.
I personally have helped my clients with detoxing and cleansing of the liver and gallbladder, and they have experienced great benefits. In my article, Why You Should Detox and Cleanse, I talk about this in more detail and tell you how often this should be done and why.
I firmly believe diabetes is often a lifestyle-induced problem that can be easily handled in three steps:
- Eat a proper diet that nourishes your body – a diet based on real food.
- Remove foods in your diet that are hurting you.
- Incorporate a DEEP detox and cleanse program that functions at a fundamental cellular level.