Herbs and vitamins controlling my blood sugar
I run high levels of blood sugar sometimes. I check my blood sugar before I eat breakfast and two hours after. Sometimes I will check it randomly throughout the day.
I use a simple blood glucose monitor I purchased on E-Bay. It was inexpensive and pretty accurate. I workout at least two hrs at a time, 5 times a week in the gym.
My diet consists of organic greens, vegetables, berries(strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) green apples, sprouted seeds (sprouted is best and soaking them overnight is best to bring out the nutrients) bitter apricot seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, flax and hemp cold pressed oils) raw coconut oil, brazil, walnuts, cultured dairy (raw if possible), organic carrot, beets from a juicer(try and use a slow juicer verses a centrifugal one, it produces more nutrients).
I have red meat once a week (grass fed only, high in omega 3s) and soy free range eggs. I also have a raw protein smoothie in the morning before my workout.
The supplements I use to deal with my blood sugar issues are: apple cider vinegar, peppermint, acetyl l carnitine, biotin, ivy gourd, agaricus blazei, alpha lipoic acid, chromium polynicotinate(yeast free), juniper berries, bitter melon, cinnamon, gymnema & banaba, raw pancreas, and benfotiamine.
I use a pancreatin, and a betaine hcl with pepsin enzyme for good digestion(takes the load off of the pancreas also). I came across another product that most people haven't heard about that will lower blood sugar..its modified potatoe starch. I put a teaspoon in my protein shakes.
I don't use all of these supplements at once.
I might use two or three at a time or even more depending on my blood sugar levels for the day. I like to rotate them before and after meals, and checking what effect they have on my blood sugar.
I think a person has to do his own research if you want to go the natural alternative way and get to the root of the problem instead of just dealing with the symptoms with drugs that cause bad side effects and eventually cause deterioration of the liver and other organs.
I hope this will help some of you in your quest to cure and manage your diabetes.