Seid (Bracknell, UK) on 01/06/2023
I am in my mid fifties male, otherwise healthy but for the last few years I have been afflicted by digestive problems esp bloating, I have tried everything there is to try! With minimal results but as soon as I tried the mung beans soaked water, it worked straight away! I am absolutely gobsmacked such a simple addition to my routine made such a difference even within 3 days,
Also a big thank you to all those working hard to keep Earth Clinic going, it is been my go to reference for many years! Absolute goldmine for health.
Keep up the good work,
Seid in the UK.
Usman N. (Columbia) on 08/19/2022
My Health background: I take Metformin 500mg twice a day for Diabetes, I take heart medicine after a Cardiac Arrest due to a choked artery in April 2022, I take ACV for controlling Uric Acid along with anti-inflammation medicine Cholchicine 0.6 mg twice a day. Age 65 yrs old.
Improvement in Diabetes discovered by accident:
Before starting this alternate treatment, my morning fasting sugar reading was 125-130mg/dL for the last 3 1/2 years. Started taking Fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon soaked in water equivalent to 1 glass of water put in a regular basic clay container/cup/jar for 24 hour (If prefer to keep it for 48 hours before consuming. I found it to be more effective) . This quantity I take just before each meal( that is 3 times a day). I bought my clay container from a Pakistani Halal grocery store here in the USA. The way I consume is to drink the water which will have a golden color. Then chew the seeds and chase it with some regular water. The taste is like eating celery (like raw vegetable with a slight bitter taste).
Diabetes morning fasting 1st week came down to 103mg/dL. 2nd week 95mg/dL.
I am in my 2nd week now. After 2 hours of consuming afternoon meals, it has dropped from a range of 180-200mg/dL to 140-150mg/dL after consuming fenugreek seeds. This is only taking Fenugreek seeds and no medicine (metformin).
By the way, I have added about a pinch of Black seeds in my Fenugreek seeds drink for overall health. I hope this info is helpful.
Gracie (UK) on 08/16/2022
I think he is right that we must eat more healthily, and perhaps this is the answer to a lot of our ills. But by adding fruits, high carb vegetables, am I doing myself harm?
Karen (West Australia) on 04/26/2022
My late partner had type two for like over 20 yrs before we got together. In 2015 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer, but I'd like to share a part of our story with the hope that it helps you too.
We heard about black seed oil (nigella sativa), so I started to do some research and we both started taking it. I took maintenance dose and he slowly increased to a higher dose.
The black seed oil (BSO) helped a lot, at times he could go without his insulin. If he wasn't on chemo, he could have controlled it a lot easier. It also helped with his liver and immune.
Black seed oil has the potential to cure everything they say. It's proven to help me in my digestive problems, OA pain, sinuses, dry eyes and prevents colds and flu's and keeps my immune strong.
There are plenty of studies and articles on BSO.
WHAT IS THE BEST BSO?
Hope this helps you.
Wanda (Spring Texas) on 04/16/2022
I tried every diet to no avail. Then I started eating fruit (I never would because it raised my sugars so high! ) To my surprise, I started monitoring my blood sugar. The insulin indeed did spike (which is normal when you eat), but the difference was, it came right back down quickly! When I ate meat or fats, it would stay elevated longer (which is NOT what you want)!
Then started listening to Dr John McDougall who believes you should eat potatoes, rice, corn, and barley (to which I thought he had to be crazy). Well, I wasn't consistent with the eating at first because it's so hard to change, but after three weeks of eating a lot of fruit in the mornings, and potatoes (who doesn't love potatoes???) my fasting blood sugar is down to 105 in the mornings! It was 157-179 before. I'm so excited!
P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, TN, India) on 03/24/2022
There are about 300 to 500 different kinds of bacteria in our digestive systems. There is a video available on the net from the Diabetic research center at the University of Copenhagen titled ?Type 2 diabetes may be caused by gut bacteria?. This research center is one of the top diabetic research centers in the world. According to this research center, the probiotic imbalance problem is common to all diabetes 2.
Probiotic imbalance implies the percentage of bad bacteria in the digestive system is high compared to that of non-diabetes.. There are two ways to correct this probiotic imbalance problem in Diabetes 2:
1) Reduce the count of bad bacteria in the digestive system. This can be done by consuming anti bacterial substances ( e.g. black cumin seeds, Hydrogen Peroxide, etc). But they will kill bad bacteria as well as probiotic bacteria. But one has to adjust the dosage so that it will kill the maximum number of bad bacteria and low number of probiotic bacteria.
2) Increase the count of probiotic (good) bacteria in the digestive system. This can be done by consuming probiotic substances (e.g. Kefir, Probiotic capsules, etc). There is no need to adjust the dosage. This is the one I like since it is very simple.
Probiotics like Kefir, probiotic capsules, are not available in many rural parts of Asia and Africa. But Mung beans are available in those areas. I am suggesting a simple way to produce probiotic water using Mung beans. It is as follows:
1) Take one third cup (75cc) of Mung beans and wash thoroughly with clean water at night. Drain and add about one and a half cup (300cc) of fresh water.
2) Allow about 6 to 8 hours of fermentation. Separate the fermented water.
3) Drink this fermented probiotic water in the morning on empty stomach for 8 to 12 weeks.
4) If a person is taking blood sugar lowering drugs, dizziness may be experienced by the person indicating low blood sugar. He should stop taking blood sugar lowering drugs and consult your doctor to find out whether the drugs are needed for you.
People who tried this simple protocol came out of Diabetes 2 after the treatment.
merry (canada) on 02/01/2022
Dee (Florida) on 12/27/2021
In the evening I drink 1 cup of organic red Rooibos tea. I buy it on Amazon.com, get a 80 tea bag box. I also like the taste of the Red So. African Rooibos tea.
Emersyn (Virginia) on 09/16/2021
Michael (New Zealand) on 09/01/2021
Do I hear groaning in the background - tut tut?
Would you like the bad news first?
If you do nothing else for your good self to-day, you really ought to listen to this lady-she has an important message to deliver.
If you sincerely believe that your health's future and that of your family is in your hands, then at least listen to what she has to say on the subject of early-onset diabetes or type 2 diabetes or whatever you choose to call it. Apparently, it is something that doesn't just affect other people! There's a surprise!
I have mentioned before on this Site that I struggle with an over-fondness for bread, which I find is hard to deal with, even though I am just a teeny weeny bit overweight (and certainly not obese). I just want to be pro-active with this issue before it gets on top of me. I need more won't power obviously! Obesity leads to a whole host of other health problems.
At the risk of sounding like a cracked, old gramophone record, as we get older we have more such issues to deal with (increased tendency to put on the pounds etc). Like the old adage "Until you are forty, your liver looks after you: after forty, you need to look after your liver". After all, who else will do so?
I think Dr. Grundy has a lot to say on this subject and would also be worth tuning into for additional information.
We all like our carbs I guess but perhaps we should start treating them with more respect or maybe a jaundiced eye?
Anyway, it's not all Doom, Gloom and Despondency, the Good Doctor Sarah Hallberg has a hopeful and encouraging message at the end, which I will leave for her to articulate.
Cheers and Good Health to you from Down Under
ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 08/30/2021
Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/18/2021
70% Fats (good fats) or 113 grams
20% Protein or 73 grams
10% Carbs or 36 grams (I usually just keep this below 50 grams)
I am way not perfect, but I try to be in the ball-park and one thing I do is weigh my foods, I know my BMI, and my Total Daily Energy Expenditure. Mine is about 1450. Another story if anyone wants to know.
So my numbers were pretty high on the diagnosis in January, 7.4 mmol/l or 134 mg/dl. Maybe to some of you that is low but it is considered Diabetic so I hit the ground running. I was scared. My numbers gradually decreased, and my last HbA1c was very good at 6.2 mmol/l (safe range is 4.2 to 5.7). Today I'm getting numbers no higher than 6.0, and recently numbers like 5.4 and 5.2.
As a side benefit, I've lost 16 lbs. I don't miss the sugar at all, have learned to bake with Almond Flour, and I like Stevia as a sweetner in my coffee. Real Stevia by Purisure. Dr. Berg's videos have helped me the most, and also, Dr. Benjamin Bikman on Insulin Resistance which I'm convinced I had long before the T2 came along.
I so hope someone else is helped by this, Denise
PS I really don't exercise enough, but as my energy increases due to diet changes I've already made, and my body rejuvenates itself through those changes, I expect to be doing more. I am 68 and headed for a camping trip (tent-camping) with a friend to one of our Oregon lakes for a week of kayaking and just enjoying the outdoors with some friends, and my little dog Mimmie ;)
PSS forgot to mention my supplements: Magnesium, B Vitamins, C, D3, E, ALA, Taurine, Zinc
Goldengirl52 (USA) on 06/14/2021
IR is something I am learning more about now, and realize I have probably had it for maybe, most of my life. I am 68 now. The doctors I've had over the years never once told me I was pre-diabetic, maybe because they never checked, and I've never been told I need an Insulin lab done. Conventional medicine does not usually call for that as far as I know. I believe Insulin Resistance is the beginning, and Type 2 Diabetes is one result of having it.
More later if anyone is interested.
Jackie (Ojai, CA) on 06/12/2021
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ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 05/18/2021
I asked about Jardiance because my Nurse Practitioner had not seen me in a year and just learned that I am in CHF. She said to get off ACTOS for my diabetes because it helps cause CHF by accumulating fluid around your heart.
I have lost 26 # in a month by using a stronger diuretic and sleeping in a new bed where I can elevate my feet and head. I also use a professional vibrator from head to toe every morning. I only use gold toe socks and not my medical leggings to keep my lymph system flowing and legs skinny. If anyone has a tale to tell about the effectiveness of Jardiance, I am all ears. Want to hang around long enough to see if the white hats or black hats win in this good vs evil thing.
This year we have the garden of all gardens. A retired Pharmacist is helping us as she is gung ho Organic and does not trust the system. She is 66 and is like us working a young kid. She just has never been down this trail, but is a delight. Today, she learned how to side dress corn. She and my Tractor Driver bond.
Again....... out of spit.......====ORH====
Arn (Kenmore, Wa) on 04/21/2021
They all took 10mg or more per day. They also changed their diets to lots of raw foods, no refined carbs.
Caution: Vanadium can directly affect your insulin need. Start with small doses and monitor your blood sugar closely at first.
Pacific Coast Lady (USA) on 03/13/2021
I got my lowest reading yesterday after Fast, which my fasting is from after dinner at no later than 6pm, until 9 or 10 a.m. next morning. I also have dropped a real meal for lunch, and instead, eat some snacks like a little cottage cheese, black olives, almond flour bread I make myself (with cream cheese), walnuts, or macadamia, Two Good Yogurt w/only 2 g of carbs (with blueberries or strawberries).
For foods, I eat lean meats, healthy fats, and veggies (almost 100% "above" ground types). As much Salmon and Shrimp I can afford to. Oh, my best reading was 98 yesterday on the Fasting bg.
My numbers got as high as 168 mg/dl until I got off the doctor-recommended (and dieticians) amount of carbs, figured it out for myself. In all fairness, everybody is different and unique so I believe we have to find our own way that works for us. I also live alone which I know makes things much easier.
I didn't have a huge withdrawal thing, but it wasn't easy. I am feeling more energetic, less depressed and really, even with Covid surrounding us, I am very hopeful for my quality of life-improving at age 68 :)
Marsh (Colorado) on 02/10/2021
P. Raghavan. (Virudhunagar, TN, India.) on 09/15/2019
The human body is home of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other tiny organisms. They are called microbes. An average healthy adult has about 15 % bad microbes and 85 % good (probiotic) microbes in the digestive system. This can be determined by stool testing. When the gut flora contains too many harmful (bad) microbes and not enough good microbes, an imbalance can occur. This is known as probiotic imbalance or dysbiosis.
There is a video available in the net titled ?Type 2 Diabetes may be caused by gut bacteria? from diabetes research centre at The Netherland. This top research centre is supported by both The Netherland and China. According to researchers at that centre, Type 2 Diabetes have probiotic imbalance in their digestive system. Probiotic imbalance problem can be corrected by one of the four ways:
1) Increase the count of probiotic microbes directly by consuming probiotics. Probiotis can be kefir (one cup per day in the morning on empty stomach) , multi-strain probiotic capsule / tablet ( one per day in the morning before breakfast), mung bean soaked fermented water ( soak 1/3 cup of mung bean in 1 ? cup of water for 12 hours; drink this fermented water in the morning on empty stomach), etc.
2) Increase the count of probiotic microbes indirectly by consuming fibre-rich foods like flax seed (27 % fibre) , cinnamon powder (53 % fibre), etc. Fibres are foods for probiotic microbes and they will help to multiply very fast. Recently, I met a person who was Diabetes 2. He took flax seed regularly at night for about 6 months. He is no longer Diabetes 2.
3) Decrease the count of bad microbes directly by consuming hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar, colloidal silver, etc. at proper concentration. It requires about 5 times more energy to kill probiotic microbes than the energy required to kill bad microbes.
4) Decrease the count of bad microbes indirectly by reducing the consumption of sugar or increasing consumption of probiotics. Sugar is the food for bad microbes. Probiotic microbes can prevent growth of harmful microbes by secreting toxins and antibodies that inhibit growth of bad microbes.
Once the probiotic imbalance problem is corrected, fasting blood sugar level will come to normal level since fasting blood sugar is mostly due to bad microbes in the digestive system. One may also take fibre-rich foods at night to reduce treatment time.
If a person is suffering from diabetes 2 for a long time, it is possible to have a large number of damaged cells in the body due to high blood sugar. When a person eats food, the blood sugar will go up. Normal cells will store sugar and release sugar when the body needs sugar. Damaged cells will not store any sugar. If the body has a large number of damaged cells, blood sugar level 2 hours after eating will be high. There is a need to convert damaged cells into normal cells. For that, one has to take nutrtious foods containing antioxidants, alkalizing minerals (magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium), chlorophyll, etc. I am suggesting one of the following two simple ways for this:
1) Take one or two cups of broccoli sprouts per day. Broccoli sprouts are rich in sulphur -based antioxidant, alkalizing minerals and chlorophyll.
2) Take one or two cups of green drinks extracted from spinach, cilantro, wheatgrass, etc. Add antioxidants like turmeric and black pepper, cinnamon powder, grape seeds, etc. to this green drink.
It will take about 2 to 3 months to see improvements.
Beryl (Nottingham UK) on 04/09/2019
Hello, I'm pre diabetic and recently my blood sugar readings have gone up which has naturally worried me, so I've been looking into taking cinnamon to bring the levels down. And it has disturbed me greatly to discover that a lot of the suppliers are not ruthlessly honest about their source of cinnamon, and are indeed selling cinnamon cassia which contains high levels of coumarin which can potentially harm the liver and cause cancer. One company usually known for the quality and reliability of their products, supplies capsules of cinnamon burmanni to their customers and apparently this contains the highest amount of coumarin. So, if you're taking cinnamon please check that you're not taking the harmful variety.