After discovering this website and reading all the benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar has. I've been taken apple cider vinegar for about 3 weeks now (3 tbls. with 8 ounces of water three times a day) and I have noticed that it has kept my sugar and my blood pressure in normal ranges, it has also lowered my body fat percentage, I'm losing weight and it has also cured my sore throat and I feel more energetic. I love your website. Keep up the good work.
I would like to let everybody know apple cider vinegar is great, since I started taking it a few months ago, my blood sugar and high blood pressure is much lower than I expected.
I am a 57 year old prediabetic male and have had FBS readings as high as 120 for quite some time. I recently began using 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil 20 minutes before meals and was astonished to see my blood sugar level drop to normal range and stay there within days. Nothing else in my daily routine was changed but I did also add one hour of exercise per day. Both of my parents died from complications of diabetes; I am determined to avoid that fate and I believe the ACV and CO have the power to do this.
I tried taking the vinegar in water and was disappointed as I had no change in my glucose reading. Yesterday I made a salad for lunch and dinner and added shredded Chicken, garlic and Ginger, with a dressing of Olive Oil and ACV. This morning my glucose was down from 11.5 to 7.8 [Canadian]. I haven't had a reading that low for many months. I hope this will continure. Oh, and in between meals I drank 1 cup of Fenugreek tea, and 2 glasses of water with Husks.
Hope this helps you,
Avocado helps level your blood sugar for longer periods of time.
Oak Ridge, Tn
Artificial Sweetners send blood sugar sky high. I have had diabetes for a few years. I control my diabetes with excercise and diet. In order to find out which things have an effect on my blood sugar, I test my blood often and I have noted that the only time it goes way higher than it should is when I drink diet soda or when I eat anything with artificial sweetners.
Sodas are made with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Corn is a GRAIN NOT a veg. They give corn to cows before slaughter to fatten them up. HFCS turns directly into fat, NOT energy like normal sugar. HFCS not only makes you fat it damages the liver and pancreas. It was linked to mine and 3-4 other friends' diabetes. I stopped all sodas diet or HFCS and my fasting sugar has went from 130 to 90.
EC: Sodas imported from Mexico (as well as many other countries) are made with sugar, so check your labels!
I have Type 2 Diabetics and using metformin which is causing me nerve pains. I have been searching for natural supplements to lower my blood sugar, but can't get anything that works. I have bought berberine but is not working. I am not sure if I bought the right thing. Can somebody help me with something that works because I want to be off Metformin as urgent as possible.
Researchers have shown that bitter melon extract can reduce blood sugar levels in animals and humans - important in the control of diabetes, where blood sugar levels can get dangerously high.
Link for more info..http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/23040802.asp
I have used ACV for thh past 4 weeks and it is providing some help with my bp readings.I also contacted others from this site who were quite helpful. Now I want to suggest additional help ina book called "Good Calories Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. The book provides an excellent explanation of how insulin effects the body metabolism. It also offers extensiive information about research sugar, obesity, and high carbo diets. Based on his research high carb diets are directly linked to obesity. The book provides an excellent explanation of hypertension, how it effects the body and also presents research on salt and hypertension. There are so many myths surrounding nutrition and heart disease that we all should spend time reading this book. No doctor will ever be so thorough in their explanation of how our liver handles fat and sugar. By reading this book I was able to create a diet which is helping to bring down my hypertension. I am/was insuline resistent.
I really like Chromium polynicotinate. I take 100mg, twice a day with meals.
It is helping to reduce my sugar levels.
Chromium is enhances the effectiveness of insulin, needed to process sugars (glucose). Supplemental chromium reduces blood glucose levels.
I read somewhere that it's estimated that more than 90% of U.S. adults have a deficiency of the mineral chromium.
Make sure you take chromium polynicotinate, and NOT chromium picolinate!
"Nobody should take chromium picolinate."
Chromium polynicotinate is much more safe and effective.
Research has found large amounts of chromium picolinate cause chromosome damage, whereas chromium polynicotinate did not.
Since this mineral assists in the production of insulin, it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and can be beneficial both for people with hypoglycemia and diabetes. It is also critical to the synthesis of cholesterol, fats, and proteins.
Chromium Polynicotinateis more effective than any other type of chromium, as it binds the elemental chromium to niacin (vitamin B-3). This provides a biologically active form of chromium, which is safe and more absorbable in the body.
Consumers are urged to switch to a nontoxic form of chromium, such as niacinbound chromium, also known as chromium polynicotinate. Niacin-bound chromium is the safest and most bioavailable form of chromium. Most health food stores carry niacin-bound chromium polynicotinate.
Using Cinnamon to reduce Glucose Levels.
I have read much research on the internet that shows 3-6 grams per day of Cinnamon included in the daily diet will reduce Glucose levels. It consistently states that regular, daily intake of cinnamon improves glucose control and cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. 3-6 grams of Cinnamon would be approximately the tip of a teaspoon.
I also saw that other factors can also raise or lower your Blood Glucose levels.
FOOD: Bread, pasta, rice, pastry, and some types of fruits and vegetables can all contribute to a rise in blood sugar. Research this on the internet to see what works for best you.
EXERCISE: Even the smallest amount of daily exercise can help to lower blood glucose levels. I suggest that you work a little exercise into your daily schedule - walk more, park your car a little further away from the store, use the stairs instead of the elevator.
SUNLIGHT: Low levels of vitamin D in the body have been linked to insulin insensitivity and lowered glucose tolerance. Sitting in full sunlight for 20 to 30 minutes, at least three times a week, can help maintain calcium levels and help lower blood glucose levels.
Hopefully one or two of these will appeal to you and you will use them.
My blood sugar was consistantly 126, which is high pre- diabetic. I read the results of several cinnamon trials and began taking three 500 mg. capsules of it around two years ago. My fasting blood sugar dropped to between 89 -103, and has remained at that level. I am tested at a local senior citizens center once a month. It is a finger-stick test. A serum test once was 106.
I have been a type one diabetic for around 7 years and most of the knowledge I have about it has come from my curiosity about my ailment. I read an article about cinnamon in a diabetes magazine that suggested it helped blood sugar control, and I have been using about a table spoon in a half cup of apple sauce, and I have been finding that my waking blood sugars and throughout the day have become much tighter and I have lowered my insulin levels slightly because I simply don't need as much. I am still tinkering with the mix, but my blood sugar has definitely seen change for the better since I added some cinnamon
I also know that a sliced apple eaten, as well as green tea with a stick of cinnamon to brew and a dash of black pepper lowers blood sugar. It worked with my elderly mother and some of her friends. Also fenugreek, available in Pharmacies, eg. CVS, works well.
Brooklyn, New York