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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Permanent CURE of Diabetes is possible......................

According to nature therapy, diabetes is the result of a problem in the
digestive system. This can be overcome easily, and within a short
duration of time, with regular practice of yoga, change in life style,
daily routine and diet control. Generally, people engaged in sedentary
work suffer from this disease. The insulin produced from the pancreas
reduces both in quality and quantity, resulting in a high sugar level,
and the excess glucose flows out through the urine.
Cure for diabetes:
The patient should be given proper rest and should take a controlled
diet. The following should be kept in mind at the time of treating
diabetes. The patient should be stress free. The digestive system should
function normally and the secondary diseases caused due to diabetes
should also be treated and controlled.


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Yogic cure for diabetes:

* Practice of Kunjal Kriya, Naouli, and Shankh Prakshalan is
beneficial in this case. (For detailed instructions of these practices
please see seperate articles on these topics.)
* Uddiyan Bandh cures digestion related problems.
* Practice of Kati Chakrasana, Ardhamatysendrasana, Vajrasana,
Bhujangasana, Paschimottasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Mandookasana
and Padahastasana are very beneficial for diabetes.
* Bhastrika Pranayama, Ujjayi Pranayama, Nadi Shodhan Pranayama and
Brahmari Pranayama are very beneficial in the case of diabetes.

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* The patient should practice all the steps of Surya Namaskar daily.
Diet control for diabetes:
Proper diet control is necessary depending upon the age, work and
condition of the patient.
A person of normal weight who does not do any physical work should take
2000 calories; person involved in medium physical work should take 2500
calories and in case of excessive physical work the calorie intake
should be 3000 calories.
The diabetics with low weight need more calories compared to other
Overweight people should eat less than 2000 calories to prevent fat.
The best way to fix the calorie intake is to get the urine tested.
Diabetics can eat curd (yogurt) to maintain their physical strength.


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Take one to two ounces of bitter gourd juice in the morning to control
Take fat free milk (250-400 ml) or buttermilk or sprouted moong gram

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Take 30 mg fenugreek seeds or 50 gm fresh myrobalan juice.

Eat chapattis made with wheat and gram, 250 gm of green vegetables, 25
to 50 gm of salad, 25 gm of lentil (kidney beans), 150 gm of curd
(yogurt) or diluted curd.
Take 30 gm roasted gram in the evening along with a glassful of

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vegetable soup or diluted curd (yogurt).

Avoid curd (yogurt) at night.
Important tips for diabetics:
* Mix soybean, fenugreek and gram flour in wheat flour and eat

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chapattis made out of this flour. Mix the flours in the following
proportions: Wheat flour-7.5 kg, Gram flour-1.5 kg, Soybean flour- 0.9
kg, Fenugreek- 0.1 kg
* Avoid all types of sweets and sweet food, clarified butter, refined
flour and food made with it, and processed food. Smoking, gutka, and
alcohol are completely prohibited.
* Bitter gourd, wood apple, black plum, and neem leaves are
beneficial in controlling diabetes.
* Green leafy vegetables, cholai, bathua, coriander, mint leaves,
cabbage, cucumber, gourd, wood apple leaves, coconut, radish, tomato,


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lemon, carrot, ginger, onion, butter milk, and soaked almond are also
* Avoid intake of starch and rice. Avoid excessive mental work and
indigestion. Do not sleep during the daytime, drink water in gulps.
* Barley is also beneficial for diabetes patients. Mix barley flour
and gram flour in 5:1 ration and eat regularly for eight to ten days.
The glucose does not pass out through urine.
* Roast barley and make a fine powder, make chapatti and eat it for
* A diabetes patient should walk and jog regularly to control sugar
level naturally. Brisk walk is beneficial if the person cannot run due
to some reasons.

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* Practice Agnisar, Dhouti, Bhastrika Pranayama, Uddiyan Bandh along

with Paschimottasana to strengthen the lungs and other Pranayama for
permanent relief.
Home remedies for diabetes:
Grind six-gram fenugreek seeds coarsely and soak in 250 gm water. Crush
it nicely in the morning, sieve it with a cloth, and drink it. Follow
this remedy for two months regularly in order to overcome diabetes
completely. Those who suffer from excess heat due to fenugreek, and
ulcer patients, should take fenugreek with aniseeds. Mix a spoonful of
aniseed and two spoonfuls fenugreek seeds and soak them in a ceramic
bowl in 200 ml water. Sieve with a cloth in the morning.
Chop four leaves of black plum and grind. Sieve the juice in eight grams
water and drink regularly for ten days. Take it every two months for ten
days. This juice is very beneficial in case of sugar passing out through
urine. Chew four leaves of black plum twice daily in the beginning
stages of diabetes to give relief from the third day itself.


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Put 60 gm ripe black plums in 300 gm of hot boiling water. Cover the
vessel with lid. Crush them nicely after 30 minutes and divide into

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three portions. Take one portion three times during the day to reduce
sugar level.
Dry the black plum seeds in the shade and prepare a powder. Take three
grams twice daily with fresh water to overcome diabetes. Continue this
medicine for 21 days regularly.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disorder characterized by excess amount of blood glucose or blood sugar. This occurs due to
lack of the hormone insulin in the body or because the insulin that is present in the body is not absorbed by

the body. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes called insulin dependent diabetes that usually
affects children and teenagers and Type 2 that was previously called non-insulin dependent diabetes and
usually affects adults. If left untreated, high glucose levels can damage blood vessels, posing great health
problems in the long run.

Common Causes of Diabetes

High blood pressure


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Insulin deficiency

S High cholesterol

Insulin resistance
Rarely due to pancreatitis

Home Remedies for Diabetes
Tip 1:
Boil 15 fresh Mango leaves in 1 glass of water. Leave overnight. Filter this water and drink first thing in the
morning. Tender mango leaves are very effective to treat diabetes by regulating insulin levels in the blood.


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Tip 2:

S Basil leaves (tulsi) are packed with antioxidants that relieve oxidative stress and have essential oils that s
help in lowering blood sugar levels in the body. Take 2 tablespoons of juice extracted from basil leaves and
drink on an empty stomach in the morning.

Tip 3:
Indian blackberry (Jambul) is considered to be an effective medicine for treating diabetes. The leaves,
berries and seeds of the Indian blackberry (Jambul) plant help in balancing the glucose level in blood and
prevent insulin spikes. Powder the dried seeds or leaves of the plant and drink it with water twice a day.


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Tip 4:

S Drink a cup of green tea on an empty stomach daily in the morning before your breakfast; is good for overall s
health. Green tea has polyphenol content, a strong antioxidant compound that is helpful in reducing the blood
sugar insulin level in the body.

Tip 5:
The Vitamin C present in Indian gooseberry (Amla) promotes proper functioning of the pancreas. Extract
the juice from the fruit and take 2 teaspoons of the juice mixed with a glass of water. Consume this drink daily
in the morning on an empty stomach to keep your blood sugar level in control.


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Tip 6:

S Eating a healthy diet that contains vitamins and minerals like fruits such as apples, apricots, and berries, s
and vegetables like carrots, beet and bitter gourd is essential for keeping your body healthy and in balancing
blood sugar levels.

Tip 7:
Drumstick (Moringa) leaves are high in fiber content best known for their ability to boost ones energy. The
leaf increases satiety and helps in slowing the breakdown of food and also in lowering blood pressure.


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Tip 8:

S Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of fiber useful for controlling diabetes. The fenugreek seeds can be s
soaked in water overnight and should be taken early in the morning before your breakfast. The seeds can also
be powdered and mixed with milk. This can enhance the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Repeat this

remedy daily for few months to control blood sugar levels.









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Some fruits are better than others for diabetics. Moreover, diabetics also need to consider factors like glycemic index
and glycemic load as they offer information on how different foods affect blood sugar and insulin levels.
Low glycemic index foods are believed to have a beneficial effect on blood glucose control as they do not significantly
impact blood sugar levels. Usually, foods with a glycemic index score of 55 and below are classified as low
glycemic index foods. Those with a glycemic index score of 70 and above are considered high glycemic index foods.

Here are the top 10 fruits for diabetics.


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1. Apples
The crunchy, juicy and sweet apples may offer protection against diabetes. Apples are high in soluble fiber, vitamin C
and antioxidants. They also contain pectin that helps detoxify the body and remove harmful waste products as well as
lowers the insulin requirements of diabetics by up to 35%.
Plus, apples help prevent heart attacks, reduce the risk of cancer and ward off eye diseases among diabetic people.
Glycemic index: ranges from 30 to 50
Suggested serving size: One small to medium-sized apple daily is recommended.

2. Cherries
Cherries have one of the lowest ratings of any fruit on the glycemic index at 22. Cherries contain antioxidants, betacarotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber and folate.
Plus, cherries contain anthocyanins that are known to help lower blood sugar by increasing insulin production by up to
50 percent. They also help fight heart disease, cancer and other diseases that are common among diabetic people.
Suggested serving size: Cherries can be eaten fresh, canned, frozen or dried. One-half cup of cherries a day is a
good option.

3. Black Plums
Black plums, also known as Jambul or Jamun, can help a lot in controlling blood sugar. Researchers from the Father
Muller Medical College in India looked at the effects of black plums in the treatment of diabetes. The presence of
anthocyanins, ellagic acid and hydrolysable tannins in black plums makes this fruit extremely beneficial for diabetic


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The fruit helps control the conversion of carbohydrates into blood sugar. The excessive thirst and frequent urination
problems common among diabetic people can also be controlled by this fruit. Along with the fruit, the leaves, berry and
seeds of the black plum tree can be used to control blood sugar level.
Suggested serving size: One-half cup of black plums daily is recommended, when the fruit is available in the market.
You can also make a powder of dried seeds and eat one teaspoon of the powder with water twice a day.

4. Guava
Guava has a high concentration of lycopene, a high amount of dietary fiber and a good amount of vitamin C and
potassium. All these nutrients are helpful in maintaining the blood sugar level.
Those who are at a risk of developing diabetes can help prevent it by drinking guava leaf tea. Dry the guava leaves
and crush them. Boil one tablespoon of crushed guava leaves in hot water. Let it steep for five minutes, and then strain
it. Drink this tea once daily.
Suggested serving size: Eat one whole or sliced guava without the peel daily. Alternatively, you can drink a small
glass of guava juice.

5. Grapefruit
Grapefruit is one of the American Diabetes Associations recommended superfoods for diabetes. It is high in soluble
fiber and vitamin C, and has a low glycemic index at 25.
Plus, grapefruit contains the flavonoid known as naringenin that increases the bodys sensitivity to insulin and also
helps you maintain a healthy weight, which is an important factor in preventing and controlling diabetes.
Suggested serving size: Half of a large grapefruit (about three-quarters of a cup) daily will help manage your blood
sugar level. Eating the fruit, rather than drinking the juice, provides the most benefits related to diabetes.


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Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, has become a very common heath
problem. There are two main types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes in which the
body does not produce insulin and type 2 diabetes in which the body does
not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work


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Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss

(even though you are eating more), excessive thirst, increased urination, cut
and bruises that are slow to heal and blurred vision.
While there is no cure for diabetes, with your blood sugar level under control
you can live a totally normal life. There are various natural remedies for
diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level.
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Here are the top 10 home remedies for diabetes. Needless to say, you also
need to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.


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(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this
video as well.)

1. Bitter Gourd
Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon, can be helpful for controlling
diabetes due to its blood glucose lowering effects. It tends to influence the
glucose metabolism all over your body rather than a particular organ or
It helps increase pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance.
Thus, bitter gourd is beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However,
it cannot be used to entirely replace insulin treatment.
Drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove
the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add
some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at
least two months.
Also, you can include one dish made of bitter gourd daily in your diet.

2. Cinnamon
Powdered cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels by
stimulating insulin activity. It contains bioactive components that can help
prevent and fight diabetes.
Certain trials have shown that it can work as an effective option to lower
blood sugar levels in cases of uncontrolled type-2 diabetes.
Cinnamon, however, should not be taken in excess because we commonly
use Cassia cinnamon (found in most grocery stores) which contains a
compound called coumarin. It is a toxic compound that increases the risk of
liver damage.
There is another variety of this herb known as Ceylon cinnamon or true
cinnamon. It is considered safer for health but its effects on blood glucose
levels have not been studied adequately.
Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of warm water. Drink it daily.
Another option is to boil two to four cinnamon sticks in one cup of water and
allow it to steep for 20 minutes. Drink this solution daily until you see
You can also add cinnamon to warm beverages, smoothies and baked goods.


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3. Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an herb that can also be used to control diabetes, improve
glucose tolerance and lower blood sugar levels due to its hypoglycaemic
activity. It also stimulates the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin. Being
high in fiber, it slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and sugars.
Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Drink the water
along with the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. Follow this remedy
without fail for a few months to bring down your glucose level.
Another option is to eat two tablespoons of powdered fenugreek seeds daily with

4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian gooseberry, also known as Amla, is rich in vitamin C and Indian
gooseberry juice promotes proper functioning of your pancreas.
Take two to three Indian gooseberries, remove the seeds and grind it into a fine
paste. Put the paste in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. Mix two tablespoon of
the juice in one cup of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.
Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter
gourd juice and drink it daily for a few months.

5. Black Plum or Indian Black Berry (Jambul)

Black plum or jambul, also known as jamun can help a lot in controlling
blood sugar level because it contains anthocyanins, ellagic acid,
hydrolysable tannins etc.
Each part of the Jambul plant such as the leaves, berry and seeds can be
used by those suffering from diabetes. In fact, research has shown that the
fruits and seeds of this plant have hypoglycemic effects as they help reduce
blood and urine sugar levels rapidly.
The seeds, in particular, contain glycoside jamboline and alkaloid jambosine
that regulate control blood sugar levels.
Whenever this seasonal fruit is available in the market, try to include it in
your diet as it can be very effective for the pancreas. Else you can make a
powder of dried seeds of Jambul fruit and eat this powder with water twice a
day. This fruit is native to India and its neighboring countries but you can find
it at Asian markets and herbal shops.


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6. Mango Leaves
The delicate and tender mango leaves can be used to treat diabetes by
regulating insulin levels in the blood. They can also help improve blood lipid
Soak 10 to 15 tender mango leaves in a glass of water overnight. In the morning,
filter the water and drink it on an empty stomach.
You can also dry the leaves in the shade and grind them. Eat one-half teaspoon
of powdered mango leaves two times daily.

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The aromatic seeds of cumin are a popular ingredient in North African,

Middle Eastern, Western Chinese, Indian and Northern Mexican cuisine. The
seeds closely resemble caraway seeds in appearance, but have a different
flavor and aroma.
Apart from adding flavor to a dish, cumin boasts health benefits, too. It has
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiflatulent, carminative, stimulant, and
antispasmodic properties.
It is an excellent source of dietary fiber and minerals, such as iron, copper,
calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc and magnesium. It also has
E, A, C and several B-complex vitamins.
You can use both ground and whole cumin seeds to season curries, soups
and stews. Even the powder of dry-roasted cumin seeds can be added to
salads, yogurt, smoothies and juices.
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Here are the top 10 health benefits of cumin.

1. Aids Digestion
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It stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes that support digestion. It

even works as a great acid neutralizer to fight stomach acidity. Plus, being
carminative in nature, it reduces gas-related problems.
A 2008 study published in Food Chemistry highlighted the digestive benefits
of cumin.
Mix 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin seed powder in a glass of water. Drink it once
or twice daily.
You can even add teaspoon each of roasted cumin seed powder and black
pepper to a glass of buttermilk and drink it once daily.

2. Cures Bloating
Abdominal bloating makes the stomach feel full and tight due to gas buildup
in the small intestine. This can lead to stomach pain and abdominal
Bloating can occur due to a number of factors, such as constipation,
indigestion, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and irritable bowel syndrome
A 2013 study published in the Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
says that cumin extract is effective in improving all IBS symptoms, including
1. Bring 1 cup of water to boil.
2. Add 1 pinch each of ground cumin, ginger powder and sea salt along with
teaspoon of fennel seeds.
3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Strain, allow it to cool and drink it.
5. Repeat as needed.

3. Eases Colic Pain

Due to its carminative and wind-relieving qualities, cumin is also good for
relieving colic pain, which is a common problem in babies.
1. Put 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup.
2. Pour hot water over it and cover it.
3. Allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
4. Strain the solution.
5. Give 1 or 2 teaspoons of this cumin water to your child once a day to soothe colic
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4. Treats Anemia
Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of anemia. Being a good source of
iron, cumin can help treat this condition. Iron aids the production of
hemoglobin, a substance in your blood that transports oxygen throughout
your body. Iron also aids in energy production and metabolism.
In fact, 1 tablespoon of cumin provides 4 milligrams of iron.
Include ground cumin in your cooking to prevent iron deficiency and treat
anemia while easing symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety, cognitive
malfunction and digestive issues.

5. Induces Lactation
As cumin is rich in iron and calcium, it is very good for lactating mothers as
well as pregnant women. It increases secretions from the mammary glands
to stimulate milk production.
Furthermore, it provides strength and energy to new mothers after delivery.
1. Mix 1 teaspoon of cumin powder in a glass of warm milk.
2. Add some honey for taste
3. Drink it daily at night (after dinner) for several weeks.

6. Aids Weight Loss

Cumin is an effective addition to any weight-loss diet. A 2014 study
published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice noted the positive
effect of cumin powder on the body composition and lipid profiles of
overweight and obese women.
It even helps reduce body fat percentage, fasting cholesterol, triglycerides
and low-density lipoproteins (LDL or the bad cholesterol).
Furthermore, it makes your metabolism work harder and also cuts down food
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