My diabetes is currently managed with prescription medications.
Q. Dear Terry, “My diabetes is currently managed with prescription medications. I’ve also been taking steps to naturally control my blood sugar with the foods I eat and trying to walk every day. I’m really interested in learning more about natural things to lower my blood sugar. What do you suggest for people with diabetes?” — Jennifer W., Grand Island, NE
A. Dear Jennifer, I think diet is incredibly important for improving overall health, especially when it comes to blood sugar management. I recommend restricting all sugar and foods made with sugar, refined flour, and carbohydrates. That means soft drinks, sweetened and diet, crackers, candy, cookies, bread, pasta, cakes, and ice cream. While I understand this takes a huge effort, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan for more information or watch the “Breakthrough Botanicals for Diabetes” on the Terry Talks Nutrition YouTube page. For additional information, I also recommend visiting the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
My favorite botanical ingredient for controlling blood sugar is Hintonia latiflora. This botanical is great for prevention and treatment of blood sugar issues. Research has shown it can also help prevent people with pre-diabetes from developing type 2 diabetes.
Hintonia latiflora has been studied in Europe for over 60 years. In clinical studies, Hintonia latiflora was combined with synergistic ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and chromium. Combined with Hintonia, these ingredients were shown to lower A1C levels by 10%, improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24% respectively, balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels, prevent hypoglycemia, and reduce medication use. I always encourage people to discuss supplementation with their healthcare practitioner before making any changes in medication usage.
Sensible adjustments to diet and exercise can go a long way towards regulating blood sugar levels, but in addition, I would strongly urge you to add a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen. The form I recommend is combined with trace amounts of B vitamins, folic acid, chromium, zinc, and vitamins C and E. These ingredients help protect against oxidative damage to blood vessels, stop nerve damage, and keep metabolism functioning well. I would take this combination with every meal.
Terry . . . Naturally