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Discover Natural Ways to Manage Diabetes

smiling person drinking coffeeDid you know that Type 2 Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases, with 1.5 million new cases per year? Even more alarming, for the first time in a century, today’s children are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

There is some good news: diabetes is nearly always preventable, almost always controllable, often curable, and always treatable. In fact, 60-93% of chronic disease can be corrected by diet and lifestyle!

Getting to the Root Cause

The first step in managing diabetes naturally is to identify the root causes:

Insulin resistance: Type-2 diabetes occurs when a person’s tissues become progressively resistant to insulin, a hormone required for the body to properly metabolize dietary glucose.

Immune system: Type-2 diabetes is being redefined as an autoimmune disease, rather than just a metabolic disorder, said an author of a new study published in Nature Medicine.

Natural and Effective Ways to Manage Diabetes:

Alkalinity: Drink Well

Your body is over 60% water and must be constantly replenished. Drinking enough water (filtered, not bottled) helps flush toxins to maintain blood volume and prevent body salts from getting too concentrated.

Did you know that many people often mistake hunger for thirst? So the next time you’re feeling hungry, ask yourself if you’re drinking enough water.
Also, if you’re feeling fatigued, you may be dehydrated. Not only does lack of water cause fatigue, but it can also affect your thinking process.

Reduce Toxins

While it’s impossible to completely avoid all toxins, it’s important to reduce your exposure as much as possible. Such toxins include preservatives and hormones in food, chemicals, pesticides, parasites, herbicides, steroids, and antibiotics.

Manage What You Eat

You have a say in what goes into your body. Here are some tips to nourish your body well:

  • Cut out all refined sugar – cakes, pies, candy, cookies
  • Avoid foods high in natural sugar – bananas, raisins, potatoes, fruit juices
  • Limit foods that quickly digest into sugar – breads, pastas, rice
  • Limit foods high in calories, i.e. avoid fats
  • Eat 5-9 servings of organic fruits and vegetables a day

Keep Your Spine Healthy

The nerve system controls blood sugar and the pancreas, and keeps it healthy. Good brain-to-body connections are necessary for optimal health. It’s important not to overlook or minimize this area.

While chiropractic care doesn’t treat diabetes or cure anything, the nerve system’s relationship between stress and hormones is vital. Drs. Richelle and Daniel Knowles always recommend having your spine checked regularly, getting it corrected when necessary, and maintaining it for a lifetime to stay well.

Other Ways to Optimize Your Immune Response

Here are some other ways to build your immune system: exercise daily, take nutritional supplements, lower your stress levels, and stop smoking.

If you have diabetes and are looking for a natural way to manage your condition, contact us today to book an appointment.

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