Conventional medicine attempts to treat diabetes by managing the symptoms. This approach, more often than not, causes complications while never actually addressing the root problem or cause of type 2 diabetes.
With almost 1 out of every 4 Americans currently either pre-diabetic or diabetic, with no end in sight, something must be done.
Good news! Preventing or reversing diabetes can be accomplished. There is hope. If you are currently engaged in a diabetic management program, it is certainly not recommended that you stop taking your insulin or other prescribed medication. Instead, read the following helpful information about preventing or reversing type 2 diabetes through natural methods and discuss these facts with a licensed medical professional:
5 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Prevent or Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
1. Begin an Exercise Regimen Today! – Starting tomorrow isn’t going to work. You’ve tried that before. Instead of planning an all out exercise boot camp that you won’t be able to stick to, take things one step at a time. Begin by making small changes in the way you perform daily tasks in order to work in some much needed exercise. Park further away from the office and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take your pooch for a walk instead of just letting him out back and waiting for him. These small changes will lead to bigger changes. Reversing your type 2 diabetes is going to involve a complete life change and you can do it, as long as you take it one step at a time. After a week or two, try some light cardio. Swimming or bicycling are wonderful, full body exercises. Start with short distances and work your way up to longer time periods of exercise.
2. Eliminate Sugars From Your Diet – Your current blood sugar levels (and your current weight) don’t need the additional sugar. The worst offender is High Fructose Corn Syrup. This is found in sodas, energy drinks, and many condiments. High Fructose Corn Syrup isn’t processed the same as natural sugar (which should also be avoided right now) and can be damaging to your health.
3. Eliminate Processed, Packaged and Frozen Foods – Today’s grocery shelves are lined with canned stews and soups, frozen entrees, and packaged snacks that boast a shelf life of up to a year. If you take the time to read the ingredient label, you will see that the list is lengthy and usually includes sucrose, glucose, fructose, dextrin, or dextrose. These ingredients are actually sugar so should be avoided.
4. Eat as Close to Nature as Possible – When choosing foods that will help your body’s own natural healing processes, you’ll want to say as close to natural as possible. The organic fruit and vegetable section of your grocery store or market is a perfect place to start. Unsalted nuts are also excellent for quick snacks on the go. Don’t forget your protein. The best meats are lean poultry and fish.