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Diabetes Positive Approach, Issue #1101-- Cope with Diabetes; Live Healthy
January 04, 2011

Diabetes Positive Approach Newsletter # 1101

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Welcome to this month's issue where I will share with you more about the Law of Attraction in conjunction with health issues. Think and imagine yourself as healthy and this is the vibration you send out which the Law of Attraction gives to you if you allow it.

This is the only hard part for it means that we should not be resisting what we are transmitting. This is the trouble it is so easy to resist it when we do not feel good. But we will do some exercises to ensure that we will bring down the resistance. Meantime, you must have ways of your own to feel good. This issue will start a three-part series on Natural Cures for Diabetes.

In This Issue:

  • What's new at
  • Life-Changing Discovery for Blood Sugar
  • Natural Cures - Part 1
  • Dessert Recipe
  • Some Humor
  • Q&A

1. What's new at Let's tackle the newsalert section first:

359 Million Test Strips Recalled - What To Do

All your questions regarding the recall are answered - questions like What products are affected?, How can I tell which lots of glucose test strips are being recalled?, Why is Abbott recalling the test strips?, What risk is associated with using the recalled test strips?

Information for patients using test strips at home: What should I do if I have affected test strips?, What should I do if I cannot immediately replace my test strips?

Information for Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers, and Other Health Care Facilities: What should facilities with these test strips do?, What should facilities that do not have access to unaffected lots do?, Will there be a shortage of Abbott glucose test strips?, Where can I get additional information on this recall?

7 Tips to Maintain Your Health in Winter

Winter blahs, let's overcome them and look at the bright side. It kills the germs, doesn't it? So don't feel rundown. After all, it could be worse. We could be living in the land of the midnight sun. Norway, I think it is. Watch for Seasonal Affective Disorder or what one doctor called the PMS of the annual calendar though.

Beating Boredom with Type 2 Diabetes

There are strategies you probably know already but worth repeating like varying meals and trying new recipes, eating the best food you can afford like small portions of excellent fish and steak, spicing up the exercise program to include not only riding the bike but doing tai-chi and avoiding white foods.

Diabetes and Gout Pain

It is good to watch for symptoms of gout as it has been associated with diabetes. Usually, you get toe pain but sometimes you could have gout without it. The symptoms for gout differ and the other parts of the body may feel the pain. This can cause confusion. The trouble is by the time you feel the symptoms, the uric acid has already been building up in the blood

Here are the new additions at our sister site at Blogging for Diabetes and You You may be able to hit control and click to follow the link:

Diabetes Care - What Do the Egg Nutrition Center and American Egg Board Say on Egg Consumption?

Health Insurance for Kids Passed

Diabetes and Peanut Allergy Compared

Exercise Improves Quality of Life

Article Published:

Diabetes in Children - Part 2 When at First the Child is Diagnosed

Healthy Living, Healthy Life

Natural Cures - Part 1

Type I diabetes is so often due to hereditary factors making it not easy to think of ways to prevent it. It is different with type 2 diabetes which is the more common of the two. Those who are at risk can prevent it or delay its coming through lifestyle changes of eating healthy and exercising, taking nutritional supplements, and reducing stress. After diet improvement, detoxification and cleansing techniques can be used for better health.

1. Aromatherapy: Millions suffer from diabetes and though essential oils cannot stabilize blood sugar levels, they say the Blood Sugar Balance Wellness Oils

One diabetes side effect is poor circulation and Aromatherapy massage can be of great help to improve circulation. Do not use angelica oil in any form though. Instead use Blood Sugar Balance Wellness Oils.

Oils that are beneficial in helping with improved circulation include:

  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Black pepper essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil

Last but not least, the essential oils of olive, juniper and cedar provide symptom relief when rubbed into the lower left side of the body, where the pancreas and spleen are located.

2. Ayurvedic Medicine: Ayurvedic approaches to diabetes control include diet change with simple carbohydrates, fat reduction, sugar elimination, and overall reduction of protein consumption. This helps avoid damage to the kidney. Some other key factors in the Ayurvedic approach are herbal medicine, exercise, and cleansing programs. Ayurvedic herbs used are bitter melon and neem both of which stimulate the pancreas and lower blood sugar level.

Pancha karma is one such Ayurvedic method. It involves herbal massages and steam saunas using, you guess it herbs. Then to cleanse the body, fasting is implemented, not for the diabetics. Colonics and herbal enemas are sometimes used. Cleansing programs are helpful especially for diabetes.

3. Chelation Therapy: American College of Advancement in Medicine co-founder Garry F. Gordon, M.D., D. O. said that Chelation therapy is frequently very useful to prevent diabetes complications. They say the benefits of chelation therapy are fewer instances of kidney dialysis, blindness, amputations and other complications.

4. Diet: Another natural cure for diabetes is diet which has been proven to treat diabetes and also of preventing it especially type 2 diabetes. Precautions one must heed is to eliminate refined sugar and sugar products from the diet. Some of these are cornstarch, cornsyrup, dextrine, dextrose, fruit juice concentrates, fructose, malt, lactose, maltose, mannitol, maltodextrine, sorghum, sorbitol, xylitol and sucrose.

Both diabetic and pre-diabetic should also avoid honey, maple syrup, chicory syrup and agaves. There is also a need to eliminate or reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption. Remove from the diet all food containing white flour, fried foods, soda, processed junk foods, fast and refined foods. For snacks, opt for quality protein foods like soaked nuts and fresh vegetables.

To regulate the blood sugar levels, lessen the carbohydrate consumption and replace simple carbohydrates with complex ones. You can do this by using whole flours, beans, grains, legumes and fresh vegetables that are rich in fiber instead of eating refined foods.

Having five to six meals instead of three larger ones can also help with blood sugar control. This will also prevent too high insulin spikes after a meal. Eating a vegetarian diet that is high in complex whole grains and organic vegetables has also been found to help. The Jerusalem artichoke, for example, has been known to regulate the blood sugar level. So does a diet that is rich in healthy fats like nuts, seeds, extra virgin oil, avocados, raw virgin coconut butter and flax seed oil.

Type 2 diabetics have been known to do well with a diet that consists of 55% to 60% complex carbohydrates, 20% to 25% of healthy fats, and 15% to 20% protein with a minimum of 45 grams each day of this nutrient. Fiber consumption should be increased to 40 to 50 grams per day. Check with your diabetes educator and nutritionist.

5. Glycemic Index Will Be Helpful: Consuming foods that have insignificant impact on insulin levels can be particularly important for the diabetics. This is where the glycemic index, developed by the University of Toronto researchers, will be helpful. Foods that lead to the spikes in insulin levels have a high glycemic rating so the choices that are appropriate are foods with a low glycemic index. Eating meals that consist of low-glycemic foods can significantly improve the body's ability to maintain insulin and blood sugar levels.

What foods belong to the low-glycemic group? They include raw, organic leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes, fruits with seeds, yams, organic whole-grains and whole grain breads, most nuts and legumes, yogurt, poultry, buttermilk, lean cuts of bison, beef or lamb, and many kinds of fish. Cooked foods generally have a higher glycemic rating than raw foods.

Here are the foods with a high-glycemic rating: bagels, white breads, English muffins, commercially packed up cereals, pastries, cookies, and most other desserts, dried fruits, raisins, white potatoes, cheeses and whole milk, peanuts, peanut butter, and all processed flesh foods such as luncheon meats and hot dogs.

3. A Success Quotation of the Month

"Affirm it, visualize it, believe it and it will actualize itself." Norman Vincent Peale

You can create your own experience, your own reality through sending out your thoughts with power and intensity. Then visualize it by imagining that you already received it. Believe it without any doubt and think of what you want to have and it should actualize or happen.

4. And here’s the dessert recipe we promised you.

Healthy Recipe: Cran-Fruit Coffeecake with Crumb Topping

Cran-Fruit Coffeecake with Crumb Topping

5. Let's laugh together at this joke even if it's not funny. Laughing will help get us healthy.

A man likes going out with his friends once a week. His wife does not mind as long as he comes home at a decent hour. So everyone is happy. One day, however he got carried away talking with his friends until the wee hours of the morning. He hurried home at 5 am texting his wife saying: Don't pay ransom I escaped, coming home now.

6. Do you have a question or comment for the team?

Drop us a line at our contact form and write your questions or comment there.

You may see your question answered in an upcoming issue of Diabetes Positive Approach like this one below.

Question: Is hoodia good for diabetics?

Answer:If you and your doctor decide for you to try hoodia, use the one from Africa as this cactus-like plant thrive in the African deserts because of its ideal climate. Hoodia is reported to help suppress appetite that leads to weight loss. Make sure all members of your health care team know all the treatments you're taking including hoodia.

There is no scientific evidence to support the use of hoodia. There has not been any published study on this and the FDA does not regulate supplements and herbs.. Tell your doctor for sure as you may have medical conditions contrary to the use of other supplements.

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We will try to answer your questions in the next issue. Just go to the contact form and write your questions there.

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Warm Regards,

Roger and Evelyn Guzman

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