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Holistic Treatment for Adult-Onset Diabetes

By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D.N.c.

There are two types of diabetes. The cause of Type I (or juvenile) diabetes is the inability of the pancreas to produce ample insulin. The function of insulin is to carry blood sugar into cells. Thus, our cells have an energy source. Type I (juvenile) diabetes is usually developed during childhood.

Another type is adult-onset Type II diabetes. This type usually produces sufficient insulin. However, this insulin does not function properly in transporting glucose (blood sugar) and nutrients into cells. In other words, the quality of insulin is the issue in adult-onset diabetes. The focus of discussion in this article is Type II diabetes.

In 1997, more than 10 million Americans had diabetes. In 2011, however, this figure has increased to 18.8 million, according to American Diabetes Association. Diabetes ATLAS has revealed even more scary figures: globally there are 382 million people with diabetes in 2013, and this figure will rise to 592 million in 2035!

Diabetes is a life-limiting disease. Symptoms of diabetes include: thirst, excessive hunger, and urination, dry mouth, generalized malaise, drowsiness, tingling and numbness in hands and feet, headaches, blurred vision, skin infections, elevated blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure, overweight, slow healing of cuts and impotence. Diabetes mellitus can manifest a cluster of symptoms. Two of five people who have diabetes don’t even realize that they have the disease!

Holistic Treatment for Diabetes:

The bottom line is to nourish the body, so that the quality of insulin production will be improved! The combination of an anti-yeast nutritional program, herbal therapy, exercise, stress management, and deep emotional releasing usually works wonders for adult-onset diabetes.

Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program:

As discussed in previous articles, sugar is a favorite food of yeasts. Yeasts thrive instant-ly in the presence of sugar! Unused blood sugar in the body will certainly give yeasts a big feast! On top of that, if you put more yeast-favorite foods (including dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, and caffeine) into your body, can you imagine what a wonderful party they are going to have! An anti-yeast nutritional program is thus essential to control the overgrowth of yeasts in your body when you have diabetes!

Herbal Therapy:

When the pancreas, adrenal glands, liver, and thyroid are nourished by high-quality herbal nutrients, they work together harmoniously to release various hormones to maintain a steady blood sugar level. The process of sugar metabolism is very complicated and delicate. If any part of the function is impaired, the chain operation can become inefficient. Herbal formulas geared toward the restoration of the function of the pancreas, adrenal glands, liver, thyroid, and the entire digestive system are therefore essential.

Exercise:

It is common sense that exercise burns the excess sugar in the body, and thus reduces the amount of insulin required to lower the blood sugar level. Excess blood sugar can result in ketosis and coma. It is a life-threatening condition! Regular exercise also facilitates blood circulation. This, in turn, can prevent gangrene in the lower extremities. Gangrene is a condition in which tissue starves to death because of a poor supply of blood that transports oxygen and nutrients. On top of that, opportunistic yeasts will take advantage of the situation and cause stubborn infections of the skin. This is not uncommon among severe cases of diabetes.

As mentioned in previous articles, slow walking is an excellent type of exercise for all ages, and free of charge! You do not have to go to the gym if you don’t have the money or time. Thirty minutes of slow walking around the block daily will improve your circulation, digestive function, energy and mental clarity. The more tired you feel, the more necessary it is for you to start with low-impact exercise, such as slow walking.

Stress Management:

Stress plays an important role in every aspect of your health. Since diabetes is a condition which requires constant “watch,” a regular stress-management technique such as meditation is very helpful. Especially those of you who have hypertension in addition to diabetes, stress management can do wonders to lower your blood pressure as well.                  

Releasing Deep Negative Emotions:

Based on my several decades of clinical experience, the diabetics usually have some regrets in intergenerational relationships, and/or unaccomplished life goals. It’s important that these deep emotional issues are identified and worked through, so that they will not continue to haunt you! Seeking professional help from an experienced spiritual psychotherapist is one of great steps!

Diabetes involves the deterioration of multiple glands, organs and emotional state; therefore, you will need an “overhaul”! Don’t wait until you need amputation or are completely impotent to start taking care of yourself. Drop your denial mechanism and start a new lifestyle now!

Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a leading expert in treating yeast and parasitic infections and related illnesses. She is the author of books, and was a radio and TV personality in her specialty area. Recently she became the co-owner of the Dr. J’s Vibrant Café in downtown Los Angeles (at corner of the Main and 4th St.) — A vegan and Anti-Yeast Nutritional Restaurant, the first of its kind!

For more information, please contact: Academy of Vibrant Health, 541 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Tel. (213) 489-1712 or visit: www.drjsbest.com. Like our fan page on Facebook: www.fb.com/drjsbest.