Natural Remedies for Diabetes Type II

Apr 20, 2018

Natural Remedies for Diabetes Type II

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!

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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

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.