Natural Remedies for Diabetes Type II

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Diabetes type II rates are increasing worldwide at alarming rates. Diabetes is a serious health problem and can cause multiple secondary health problems. Natural remedies for diabetes type II include dietary changes, nutritional supplements, apple cider vinegar, milk kefir and exercise. Diabetes responds well to natural treatments for diabetes. Your health is worth making the effort to getting your diabetes under control.

Type II diabetes, sometimes known as adult onset diabetes, can usually be controlled with diet. Those with type II diabetes are not insulin dependent like those with type I diabetes. With type II diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or isn't using it properly.

Symptoms of type II diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue, and visual problems.

Left untreated, type II diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, nerve problems and even death.

What Causes Diabetes Type II?

Diabetes type II is usually connected to a poor diet and lack of exercise. It has also been linked to genetics.  Other things that may cause diabetes are infection, vaccinations and nutritional deficiencies.

Upon request from one of  our contributors, Earth Clinic has created a one question online survey regarding the causes of type II diabetes. If you have diabetes type II and would like to participate, you please use this link to get to the survey.

Natural Treatment of Diabetes Type II

Dietary Changes

A poor diet is usually a precursor to diabetes. Improving the quality of the diet will improve blood sugar levels and provide important nutrients needed for healing. Because each person is different, there may not be a "perfect" diabetes diet. You will need to work on improving your diet and watching your sugar levels to see how your own body handles different foods. For example, honey and blackstrap molasses are healthy sweeteners that seem to benefit some diabetics. Yet, other diabetics cannot tolerate them.

To begin with, diabetics need to reduce sugar and simple carbohydrate intake. If you consume a lot of sugar and carbs, you will need to dramatically reduce the sugar intake. Artificial sweeteners are not a good substitute for sugar as they bring a whole host of health issues with them. Switch to whole grain foods like brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal. Whole grains should be part of the diet but not the bulk of it. Good proteins and good fats are important, too.

Good protein sources include beans, legumes, lean meats, tuna, salmon and cottage cheese.

Good fats include olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados.

Fruits and vegetables are important, too. Too much fruit can have a bad effect on blood sugar. Leafy greens, green beans, okra, broccoli and sweet potato are some great vegetables. Starchy vegetables like white potato should be eaten more moderately.

Fiber is also an important component to a healing diet. Flax seeds and chia seeds are good sources and can be added to a bowl of oatmeal or to  salads.


A number of supplements have been found helpful for diabetics. Supplements help to provide nutrients to the body to make it work better. If you have had a poor diet or poor quality of food, your body is likely low in important nutrients. Supplements will do just that - supplement your diet.

  • Vitamin C
  • Chromium
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • B Complex
  • Selenium

Apple Cider Vinegar for Diabetes

Apple cider vinegar is a simple natural treatment for diabetes. Apple cider vinegar contains trace nutrients and helps to alkalize the body. It improves digestion and metabolism for many people.

Milk Kefir 

The positive effect that milk kefir has had for some with diabetes would implicate that bacteria may be the cause of diabetes, at least for some. Milk kefir contains many probiotics which help to improve the bacterial balance in the system.


Ceylon cinnamon has improved blood sugar levels for many diabetics. Ceylon cinnamon can be added to food or taken in capsules with meals. It helps the body to regulate blood sugar.


A number of herbs may be helpful to diabetics. Herbs can help supply nutrients to the body, improve metabolism, and help regulate blood sugar.

  • Chanca Piedra
  • Banaba Leaf
  • Berberine
  • Turmeric
  • Yellow Dock
  • Ginger
  • Prickly Pear Cactus


Exercise is helpful to most health conditions. Regular exercise is important for those with diabetes as well. Regular exercise helps to reduce glucose in the blood. It improves metabolism and circulation. If you are not used to exercise, start slowly. Begin with a couple of five minute walks each day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Try to increase the amount of activity you get each day until you are getting 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 days a week.


There is no "one size fits all" solution for type II diabetes. When you are making changes to your diet and supplement routines, you will likely experience changes in your blood sugar. Carefully monitor your blood sugar levels so you will learn how the changes you are making affect you. Make changes one at a time. Ideally you will be working with your health care professional as well.

It is likely that you will need to make several changes to improve your diabetes. One supplement is not usually enough. Improving your diet, getting some exercise and taking herbs or supplements will work together to bring you back to good health.

Have you tried natural remedies for diabetes? We would love to hear from you! Continue reading for interesting feedback from our readers on the most effective natural remedies for diabetes!

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon

Posted by Dr Choudry (Piscataway, Nj) on 01/31/2012
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ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon heart disease tonic:

I'm an internist in NJ. I've tried this concoction on a limited number of patients and found that it did not reduce their cholesterol levels, but it does reduce glucose levels.

So now I am suggesting this to my diabetic or borderline diabetic patients. Will have more experience and results in a few months.

Replied by Tina
Houston, Us

Dr Choudry from Piscataway, Nj

Will you be willing to share the amounts in the ingredients of this concoction? I am having issues maintaining stable blood sugar levels despite low-gi diet, exercise and green veggie juice.


Replied by Abaid
Piscataway, New Jersey

Tina, some of my patients have used a premixed concoction they purchased overseas, but the correct home remedy (based upon direct interviews with several people who regularly make this concoction) appears to be to cook the 4 cups of ingredients (1 cup each of ACV, lemon juice, ginger juice and garlic juice) on medium flame down to 3 cups (which usually takes 30 minutes), then add 2-3 cups of organic honey (some have mentioned 1 cup).

3-4 tablespoons need to be taken in the morning on an empty stomach. About 15-30 minutes should pass before eating anything else, depending upon how fast one's digestion and metabolism is.

Hope that helps.

Dr Choudry

Replied by Dreamerbob
Chula Vista, California

Would it work as well to use the raw juices and not cook them down? The cooking kills the enzymes. It seems logical that raw would work better, to me. Am I missing something?

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
512 posts

To Diane wanting to find a prickly pear cactus: Diane, I have never heard of the Asian name you gave for this cactus, and I don't know whether they grow wild where you live, but in Tennessee, just go walking barefoot and you are most likely to find one which will be most willing to share its spines (big & little brown ones) with your bare feet. At least this is the one we call the prickly pear cactus here. If you are ever that hungry, it is also edible, said to taste like a tart green bean. It also has medicinal value as well as nutritional value.

Chromium and Vanadium Supplements

Posted by Bill Thompson (Philippines) on 05/23/2018

In response to Mark's post on the Food Grade Peroxide page:

Posted by Mark (Rancho Cucamonga, California) on 03/14/2018

Hello to all of the Healthy family, I started Monday 3/12/2018 with 3 drops in 6 ounces of DISTILLED WATER 3 times on the FIRST day and I feel much better after just 3 days. No more diabetes pain in my arms and shoulders. A1C dropping with each drink. I am living proof HP works, I'm starting my wife and daughters on it next week because I have more problems than they do and I wanted to see if woks or not. Two thumbs up is what I'm giving it.

Hi Mark...There was some major research breakthroughs on diabetes and blood sugar problems in the 1950s. This research has been successfully surpressed for decades. What they found was that both vanadium and chromium, as essential trace minerals in your diet, are necessary to maintain proper insulin sensitivity, which means that both these minerals act together with insulin to help escort the glucose from the blood into the cells. If there is a lack of chromium in the diet and too much unmanaged sugar in the blood longterm then this will cause serious peripheral blood flow problems and heart problems.

The research I read showed that when people who had pre-diabetes or diabetes conditions took either chromium or vanadium then they were either outright cured or, at least, were able to greatly reduced their diabetes meds.

Clinical studies on chromium picolinate supplementation in diabetes mellitus--a review.

The chromium picolinate dosage recommended by The US Institute of Medicine is only 25 to 30 mcg per day which is way too small. According to the successful older research, men can safely take up to 2000 mcg of chromium per day whereas women must take no more than 1000 mcgs per day.

Since you also have constant high blood sugar(ie you have insulin sensitivity issues) which is dangerous, I would recommend that you take the above protocol. Take 1000 mcg chromium per day with meals. I would also take Chanca piedra tea or Chanc piedra extract (500mg) twice a day which will also help to balance your blood minerals properly.

As a matter of interest, I've managed to lose alot of weight in the last year without having to exercise vigorously. I was 190 lbs and have dropped my weight down to below 170 lbs with little effort. The herbs I was taking which had the best weight-loss effect were milk thistle (500 mgs once a day after a meal), alpha lipoic acid (600mgs/day), chromium (800 mcgs once a day after a meal), resveratrol (150mgs - japanese knotweed form as recommended by John Buhner) and B100 complex once every 3 days taken with a meal. So don't be too surprised if you start losing some weight when you start taking the chromium.

EC: For those who don't know much about Vanadium,

Vanadium is a mineral. It was named for the Norse goddess of beauty, Vanadis, because of its beautiful colors... 

Vanadium is used for treating prediabetes and diabetes, low blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, tuberculosis, syphilis, a form of "tired blood" (anemia), and water retention (edema); for improving athletic performance in weight training; and for preventing cancer.

Replied by Christine
Virginia , USA

Hello again, Metformin hydrochloride is the chemical name for Glucophage, whose principal side effet is death. Meformin is also found in Glucovance, another diabetic drug. Glucotrol is a diabetic drug with the same effect as metformin.


Posted by Chrystal (Brisbane, Australia.) on 03/22/2020
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Fenbenzanole destroyed my parasite problem which then destroyed my diabetes problem, its all to do with the bowels. Now I need to clean out my liver and internal organs struggling to filter years of debris. So will put food grade H202 and magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) in my water jug for the fridge to flush out my internal organs.

Replied by Tonya
United States

How did you administer the Fenbenzanole?

Metformin and Berberine

Posted by Donz (Malibu, California ) on 06/13/2020
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Metformin and Berberine for Type II:

Metformin and berberine are great regulators. They won't cure but will keep u happy. Metformin is officially a prescription drug BUT according to Life (which is by far the leading science-based magazine and supplement maker in the world) have hundreds of pages and reference hundreds of studies demonstrating the health producing and life extending properties of metformin even though this Rx competes with their products!!

Replied by Jane
Columbus, Ohio

On the topic of amputation. If one has gangrene, see Dr Christopher's (John) website herballegacy or his book school of natural healing to fnd many ways of using herbs to save one's legs. If approaching this, gather the needed things in advance so you can start right on them if need be.

the book has some formulas not found on the website but just type gangrene and amputation into the search. Also one can make his blood sugar formula butknow that 16 parts of it is cedar berries contact me on curezone under name knowledge seeker and I will look up the proortions needed. Also be sure you get cedar berries and not juniper berris, . an herb company once gave me juniper berries when I ordered cedar berries. To tell the difference, cedar berries have just one seed while juniper berries have several.

When taking herbs by mouth use an herbal tincture as this is best way to take herbs. 2nd best is tea made using distilled water as being empty it absorbs more of the healing phytochemicals and plant chemicals. Capsules are the worst way to take herbs as rarely absorbed and can be burned in powdering process.

Be sure to get whenever possible organic or wildcrafted herbs as these contain 7 to 10 times the healing chemicals over conventional herbs and thus are much more effective.

If you need to know how to make a tincture go to curezone and type words making tinctures webpages into search..there will be a post by tharrels1 foll wed by post by knowledge seeker post (me)

Read both of these posts. Making tinctures is very easy and when you make them they are stronger than most of the herbs and tinctures out there if you use organic. I do a mixture about 1/3 to 1/2 liquid and the rest herbs when it settles, . If there is not this much vodka on top then add more..if too much add more herbs.

I like mountainroseherbs for bulk herbs as they have a large selection, all organic or wildcrafted and only slightly more for 4 ounces than many companies charge for two.

Christopher also has case histories on his site regarding curing gangrene. he is called the father of modern herbology and many of the formula sin health food stores, he designed. He has cured incurable illnesses as has his predecessor Dr Richard Schulze.

But I wanted to post this to help diabetics avoid amputations.

Replied by Cjuan

I read that cedar berries should not be used long term owing to toxicity to liver. So, give this some thought before you consider dosing on it long term.

Two Step Protocol for Diabetes

Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 06/23/2017
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The root cause of Diabetes Type II problem is the probiotic imbalance in the digestive system. Bad bacteria associated with Diabetes Type II is S. Aureus which reside on the skin and nose. It can enter our digestive system through our mouth. If a person has no probiotic imbalance problem, S. Aureus will be eliminated by the probiotic bacteria in the digestive system. But if there is probiotic imbalance, there will be a fight between S. Aureus and probiotic bacteria. This is called pre-diabetic stage. If the bad bacteria win the battle, the person will become Diabetes Type II.

S. Aureus infection will increase blood sugar level. High blood sugar will cause damages to normal cells and convert normal cells into damaged cells. The damaged cells will not use insulin efficiently and they cause insulin-resistance. In order to solve Diabetes Type II problem, one has to eliminate S. Aureus infection and also convert damaged cells in the body into normal cells. Researchers identified two probiotic strains L. Casei and L. Achidophilus to eliminate S. Aureus.

I am proposing a unified protocol with two steps to solve Diabetes Type II problem in 8 weeks. It is as follows:


Take probiotic food (e.g., Kefir, Mung Bean Soaked Fermented Water ) or probiotic capsules containing L. Casei and L. Achidophilus in the morning on empty stomach. If it is kefir, dosage has to be one cup of kefir. If it is mung bean soaked fermented water, see the relevant section in EC for dosage. If it is probiotic capsule, one probiotic capsule has to taken one half hour before breakfast. Finally once the infection is cleared, fasting blood sugar level will return to normal level (less than 100).


Take one cup of chlorophyll-rich foods ( e.g., cilantro, parsley, spinach, wheatgrass, etc. ) and one cup of drinking water. Extract green juice using a blender. Add lemon juice from one lemon and a pinch of sea salt. If one cannot take lemon juice, one fourth teaspoon of baking soda can be substituted for lemon juice. Take this drink in the evening. Also, take 500 mg Vitamin C tablet thrice a day.

I believe this is a simple and effective treatment for Diabetes Type II. Probiotic imbalance which is the root cause of Diabetes Type II problem may be due to one or more following reasons:

1) Antibiotic / Steroid treatment.

2) Stress.

3) High fat diet (Vegetable fat and animal fat).

4) Sedentary life style.

5) Smoking.

6) Exposure to toxic chemicals.

7) Alcohol, etc.

It will be useful to identify the cause of probiotic imbalance problem so that one can take preventive measures to avoid this problem in the future. If one thinks that probiotic imbalance occurred immediately after an antibiotic / steroid treatment, one should make a habit of taking probiotic kefir or multi-strain probiotic capsules immediately after the treatment for about 15 days. Also, if one can solve a medical problem using either probiotics or antibiotics, choose probiotics. If one thinks that the probiotic imbalance problem is due to stress, one has to take steps to reduce stress levels.

Best Wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Shifra


Does one just put the chlorophyll rich food in blender w water, or shld I use my juicer?

I just got the a1c test and it was 5.8. The test has a range of 4 to 6. I have to speak w the med person, but looks prediabetic to me.

Dad had diabetis, I eat 0 sugar, but had been drinking fruit juice, and eating fair amount of grains and whole grain non Gluten pasta.

Am cutting back on grain and no more fruit juice, also Will be doing exercise.

Recently put some weight on need to lose about 8 lbs, it all goes to my belly.

Prior, I had trouble maintaining weight, was often under weight, changed recently.

I am peeing a ton and also very thirsty. Lots of gas bloating reflux in a etc

I take Apple Cider Vinegar w honey 2nd meals, and juicing for stomache problems. No relief.

Also absolutely exhausted, very poor sleep, hungry even after eating and very bad neck pain, I believe I hv bone spurs. So far Apple Cider Vinegar cat or oil packs massage chiro Epsom salt baths hv not helped.

6 and half months ago got off traxodine. Had been on psyche meds for 27 and a half years. Drug free for 6 and half months. Yeah!!!

Any suggestions and help appreciated.



Replied by Rathna

Hi P.Raghavan

Can I drink Liquid Chlorophyll which is available in health food stores.

I do eat Cilantro Parseley and Spinach very often.

Should I still make a juice of it and drink?

Replied by P. Raghavan
Virudhunagar, Tn, India

Hi Rathna,

You can take probiotic foods like kefir, mung bean soaked fermented water or multi-strain probiotic capsules for about 8 weeks in the morning to clear any infection in the body. If your fasting blood sugar returns to normal, that basically indicates the infection is cleared. If the blood sugar level 2 hours after eating is also normal, you are cured. If this is not normal, this indicates that your body has a large number of damaged cells due to high blood sugar. Then you have to convert damaged cells to normal cells by consuming chlorophyll, antioxidants like carrot juice, Alpha Lipoic Acid, etc and keep the body alkaline by consuming spinach juice, etc. You may also drink chlorophyll ( 10 mg per day)

Best Wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Janm
North Dakota

I am currently on DesBios candida cleanse and for the first time in my life my fasting blood sugar is high--I drink a cup of coffee and maybe a little something to eat and it goes down--I just read the comments on the infection and it dawned on me that maybe my body is throwing out and getting rid of candida and that is screwing up the blood sugar--does this sound like something possible? Blood sugar previously has always been great-

Replied by Timh
2111 posts

Candida die-off produces lots of toxic byproducts, so it very important to provide extra support in the area of metabolism, detoxification, and elimination.

A high quality multivitamin/mineral supplement will normalize blood sugar levels as all those nutrients enhance metabolism and also enhance detoxification.

Cranberry soft-gels and/or D-Mannose remove infection from ut & kidneys. Eating lots of Watermelon also help kidney function.

Also to help in energy production aka metabolism, consider supplementing Quercetin, DMG, CoQ10, and NADH.

Replied by Sam

Is the Kefir that is sold in the yogurt section already made and ready to drink in stores like Trader Joe's effective for Diabetes?