Vegetarian and Blood Sugar
Posted by charlie636 at 02/08/2010
Hi everyone. I am new to the site and to vegetarianism. I have been in good health most of my life, but recently my doctor told me I was border line diabetic. I know how terrible this disease can be and it scares me to death. Right now I am own a brown rice diet. This is my 2nd day. I have used this diet occasionally to loose weight and clean my system. I read a book years ago titled:
You Are All Sanpanku by George Osaka. It is a macrobiotic approach to general good health, and this diet has always been helpful to me. My question is; do you think this diet will lower by blood sugar levels? Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you so much,
Not sure about blood sugar levels but I have been following parts of it since the early 80's & it works for me!
Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
from the album Mind Games
When I'm down really yin
And I don't know what I'm doing Aisumasen Yoko All I had to do was call your name
And when I hurt you and cause you pain Darling I promise I won't do it again
Aisumasen Yoko It's hard enough I know just to feel your own pain
All that I know is just what you tell me All that I know is just what you show me
When I'm down real sanpaku
And I don't know what to do
Aisumasen Yoko san All I had to do was call your name Yes, all I had to do was call your name
Some other options to consider:-
* Gymnema Sylvestre and Banaba Tea can help lower blood sugars as they have insulin-like effects
* Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements can regulate BSL, and prevent some diabetic complications like diabetic polyneuropathy. They are available in capsule form.
* Supplements like bilberry or eye complex (Zinc, Vit E etc.) to ward off eye complications
* Vit B1 supplements may be a good idea too since levels are very low in diabetics
* Hawthorn is very good for peripheral circulation (available as tablets), it opens up the blood vessels, also acts as a tonic for the heart
There are numerous health benefits of being a vegetarian, here you can find information and articles about both vegan and vegetarian benefits….
I hope this site give you more help…
So I did something. I went vegan. I had to quit ice cream and cheese cold turkey. My addiction was so strong that just a sip of a shake or slice of cheese would send me right back to the starting line. In two weeks I suffered through the dairy withdrawal symptoms and was fine. There was no going back. Almost immediately I felt the benefits. It was like having your shackles taken off. It was so freeing. I have never felt such an extraordinary feeling of health before. I've done triathlons. They didn't compare. This was the ultimate feeling of health.
After just three months of being vegan I went in for another blood test. MY A1C LEVELS WERE COMPLETELY NORMAL. I WAS A NON-DIABETIC. After 6 months I went in for another blood test. My A1C levels are now on the low side in the normal range! My doctor said, "If I just looked at your profile I would have no idea you have such a strong family history of diabetes. Keep doing what you're doing and you will never have diabetes."
So to all my animal-loving friends reading this, my advice is to just eliminate dairy. If you need motivation, read my other posts about the horrible lives of dairy cows, how they are constantly kept pregnant and what happens to their babies. Go vegan, my friends. See if you have the incredibe luck that I did.
Helen Woodard10/20/2014 14:38:25
A healthy body weight can improve blood sugar control and reduce your risk of diabetes complications.