Research has shown the Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) has a hypoglycemic effect and may be beneficial for the management of diabetes. Maitake lowers blood sugar because the mushroom naturally acts as an alpha glucosidase inhibitor. Other mushrooms like Reishi, Agaricus blazei, Agrocybe cylindracea and Cordyceps have been noted to lower blood sugar levels to a certain extent, although the mechanism is currently unknown.
Cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and improve your sensitivity to insulin. A study conducted at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. found that the consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in plasma glucose levels, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Cinnamon consumption also helped increase HDL cholesterol levels. (13)
Brenda, I’m so thrilled to have found you, where have you been all my life? I’m so into healthy everything, and really tired of going to web sites thinking we are of like minds…BOOM! NOT…you’re the real deal, thank you for all you do, for those of us who walk the walk, but still need to milk(non-dairy of course) the brains of precious angels like you! I’ve been on a lifestyle program for over 13yrs & have lost 150 lbs, I went through all the BS “diet” plans, loss 60, gain 80 back…finally the light dawned! I’ve been a model & actress, had been anorexic, so NOT eating was/is a place I’ve visited many times. Part of my crazy diet mania was a fast that was 3 weeks, I lasted 2, it was only 3 protein smoothies a day, zero solid food, water/herb tea…I was working 6 nights a week & had a 3yr old & a teen! OMG what could I have been thinking of? Your detox/cleanse is so doable, and yes I Tivo Dr OZ everyday, no I don’t need to lose any more weight, but I totally believe in cleansing our bodies…it’s like what we do for our car, a little tune up. I went away from dairy milk only because Almond was less calories, then I ran out for a few days & my tummy was upset,(we had fat free in for hubs & kids) I was what’s different? DUH…Who knew? Not me, it also tastes so much better, I mean come on, blind taste test dairy tastes like nothing! Also adore coconut, soy…so much out there, I’m stunned by how many people don’t GET IT? This is 2014 my goodness, I have recipes emailed to me that are freakishly scary…like “Weekend Casserole” over the moon fat/carbs/SODIUM unbelievable…one had, I swear over 6,800mg of sodium per serving…just dial 911 before you take the 1st bite! Honey, I get my herbs/vities/organic stuff, from Swanson.com they have a great selection of almost everything. I usually buy my fish oil locally because I get a better deal…I’ve got nothing to do with them except I’ve been shopping there quit awhile now & they’re prices are good & fast S&H. I brought them up cause I just got a high protein & fiber hemp from them, I’m big on meal replacement smoothies just whenever I feel like it…this stuff is terrible! Holy cow, I tried everything to make it look & taste better…YUCK! What was I thinking of, miss know-it-all, blew it… looks & tastes like dirt (poop)! I actually love green juice and/or smoothies…this is so not that, HELP! When I stumbled upon your perfect web post I was/am in heaven, I’ve been here for like 2hrs, I have been up & down, but yup…you had me at your crustless coconut custard…Bless you and your family, Andrea
Eat organic whenever you can. When you can, avoid the Dirty Dozen, or the most contaminated fruits and vegetables: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers, summer squash and leafy greens, including spinach, kale and collard greens.
I recently sat in on a lecture (The Diet Cure) by Dr. Julia Ross (author of the book). In the course of the lecture, she let slip the most useful bit of information — how to conquer sugar cravings with a simple, affordable amino acid supplement.
I’m super appreciative of your comment, Gary! Thank you for watching and I’m elated to hear about you kicking the prescription drugs to better yourself. I’ll tell you the same…keep it up! You are doing all the right things to bring back your vibrant health.
I know that one diabetic cleanse I will be able to gradually add more solid plant based foods to my diet but for now as I allow my body to heal (and it is healing) I need to honor it by consuming mild liquid vegtable green drinks. I also take vitamins and herbs.
After completing the 3 day cleanse I learned, as you did, that I am not interested in becoming a vegetarian because by day three I was thinking about what meat I was going to have the next day. 🙂 Other than that, it went very smoothly and I feel wonderful. Thanks to your site and some others, I feel I have been detoxing my body over the last couple of months which made this 3 day cleanse much easier. I didn’t have cravings because I haven’t been eating those things for awhile anyway. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, your recipes, and your knowledge with all of us! I did the evening detox baths that were on Dr. Oz’s sight, and those were wonderful. The lavender made my skin so soft!
Consult a physician regarding the applicability of the 3 Day Cleanse and Detox with respect to your individual health. If you are nursing or diabetic please consult your physician prior to starting any cleanse.
Soluble fiber supplements, such as those that contain psyllium or glucomannan, may be beneficial. Psyllium is taken from the husk of a seed. It is found in laxatives (Metamucil), breakfast cereals (Bran Buds), and other products. Soluble fiber requires water to help dissolve, so people who increase their levels of soluble fiber should drink more water.
A number of research studies show that it can and this is also our experience with clients. A period of fasting or very low calorie diet increases insulin sensitivity. When insulin levels are kept low, it improves insulin sensitivity.
Raw Foods Cleanse: This is a temporary cleanse that advocates eating uncooked vegetables combined with smaller amounts of raw nuts, seeds, and sprouts. It’s an excellent way to detoxify the colon, liver, and other systems in the body. It alleviates the body’s need to alkalize the acidic nature of blood that results from a modern, non-alkaline diet.
In addition, this program addresses how to detox your mind and handle your self-esteem, emotions, attitude, internal talk-track, self-motivation, and negative people. Again, this is an area that most detox programs ignore! If your mind is full of negative thoughts and full of hopelessness, you are not going to be motivated to change and stick with those changes to your diet and lifestyle.
This nonstarchy vegetable makes just about every superfood list, and it’s easy to see why. For starters, it has more vitamin C per 100 grams than an orange, plus it’s high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A. This dark green vegetable’s vitamin A power promotes healthy vision, teeth, bones, and skin. It is also rich in folate and fiber, all with minimal calories and carbs.
So do you choose green or black? According to the ADA, while green tea has been the darling in the tea world, the health benefits of green and black teas are similar, says Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., FACN, director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. In the ADA article on tea, Mayer recommends drinking four to five cups of strong tea daily. But beware: Bottled teas don’t count, because the beneficial catechins begin degrading once tea has been brewed, and the drinks could be hiding added sugars. Also, too much ice may dilute tea and its healthy compounds. Tea has only about half the caffeine of coffee.
Illness can strike without a warning. This fat detox drink can help cleanse your body of toxins, naturally speed up metabolism, burn extra fat, lower blood pressure and most importantly, fight diabetes.
Horsetail: contains potassium and manganese along with several bioflavonoids, which cause the diuretic action, while the silicon content exerts a connective tissue strengthening and anti-arthritic action.