Cinnamon and Type 2 Diabetes 101

Cinnamon Sticks and Powder

The connection between the names, cinnamon and Type 2 diabetes is not strange in the health arena.  For some time now, we have been hearing that cinnamon is effective in lowering blood glucose readings.  I am sure you need some more information on cinnamon.  Here we go.

 What is Cinnamon? Respect Seniority

Do you remember I told you that it has been around for a long time?  Cinnamon is one of the oldest herbs in the world.  It was commonly used in Egypt and has been mentioned in the bible a few times.  See?  I told you there was nothing new about cinnamon!

Then, it was used to flavor drinks, for medicine and embalming the Pharaohs.   Stay with me, I know you probably don’t like the last point.  You see, it was used because of the sweet aroma, fitting for kings, queens, and Pharaohs.  Stay with me.

Cinnamon was traded and was seen as more important than gold.  Yes, you heard me correctly….GOLD.

Gold BarHealth Benefits of Cinnamon, Stay Tuned

Cinnamon is used for a number of health-related issues and has been found guilty of being effective.

Controls Blood Sugar

Cinnamon is effective for insulin resistance.  This is where the insulin is produced by the body but is not used effectively.  This then results in too much glucose in the blood because enough is not being used by the cells.

When you go to buy cinnamon, look for the one that has “Ceylon” written on the container.  There is another type called “Cassia,” but, this one has more “coumarin,” a substance when taken in large doses, can damage your liver.

Let me, however, add, that the Cassia Cinnamon has been found more effective for diabetics.  It, however, makes no sense to be diabetic free with a failing liver, which will eventually lead to your untimely death.  Brick by brick, we will rid ourselves of diabetes.

Brick Laying

Remember, the aim is to control or eliminate diabetes and have a new, healthy lifestyle.  You can’t be healthy with a damaged liver, so I caution you to exercise wisdom and patience.  You will get the desired results.

Studies done revealed that if we take 1/2 teaspoon daily, our blood glucose will be reduced.

I always bring you gifts. Gift Wrapping  It will also lower your cholesterol, particularly, your LDL.  Please accept this gift, no strings are attached.  A little cinnamon tea or some cinnamon sprinkled on your fruits will be beneficial for your blood glucose level and your cholesterol.  This lifestyle change is easy to do.  Go ahead, make the change and be happier and healthier.

Cinnamon helps with other illnesses too.  Let’s take a look below.

Arthritis and Cinnamon, No Kidding!

Cinnamon has some anti-inflammatory compounds which help it to relieve the pain associated with arthritis.  For the same reason, it helps other inflammatory illnesses.  See, you are getting another gift.  There is always a bonus or two when we use a natural, God-given food/herb to heal our illnesses.

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Tell those joints to look out, cinnamon is on the way.  Joint pain and muscle stiffness will be relieved when you take cinnamon in a prescribed manner.

Go ahead, what do you have to lose?

Intestinal Help, The Verdict   Gavel

Cinnamon has been found guilty of helping persons with digestion issues.  When you consume that 1/2 teaspoon per day, it improves digestion, reduces intestinal discomfort, reduces stomach cramps, reduces irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea is also reduced.  The oil from the bark breaks down the fat during digestion.

Stomach

Cinnamon is also good for vomiting, colic, and griping.  I have been using cinnamon for some time now.  Again in moderation.  I sometimes mix a tea with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and water.  I rarely add some evaporated milk, but never sugar.  Remember, we are avoiding sugar and other processed foods in order to be diabetic free, healthy and happy.

I am sure you will agree with me that this lifestyle change is easy to do.  Just start today and start reaping the benefits within two (2) hours.

Menstrual Cramping

A long time ago, when cinnamon was more precious than gold and was considered the “King of the Spices,” it was used to relieve menstrual cramps and other similar discomforts.  At that time, cinnamon was used for so many issues, the thought of not having this precious spice in the pantry was unheard of and plain irresponsible.

Other uses:

  • Circulation, due to its blood thinning properties which are a little less than garlic
  • Kills harmful bacteria (the ones that are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease)
  • Destroys E-Coli

As you embark on this journey to change your lifestyle, I wish for you a healthy and happier life.  Walk Good.

 

 

Medical Disclaimer

8 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Thank you for this post it was very helpful. I do not have diabetes, but I do have high cholesterol. I will keep this in mind and try to add more cinnamon with Ceylon to my diet. I may also have my daughter try it for cramps. I do not have that problem, but would like to see if this helps her. I always prefer natural ways to eliminate pain and anything else medical over taking medication.

    Thank you again for the read,

    Brandy


    1. // Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Brandy. Bitter melon is also good for cramps. Just remember moderation in everything that you do. A whole food diet will take care of your cholesterol issue and do more baking and steaming of your meats. Eat mostly vegetables and decrease your meat in-take. I am not a doctor, just a person fighting some lifestyle illnesses and having some great successes. All the best and continue to visit my site for updates.


  2. // Reply

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information. I’m sure a lot of people will benefit from this .


  3. // Reply

    Hi Josephine. Thanks for this great info on cinnamon. I could never imagine of so many benefits by taking cinnamon as a supplement. I have a good friend with diabetes I will definitely have him read your post.


    1. // Reply

      Vasiliy, I do thank you for the time taken to read and comment. Yes, let your friend read the post and follow the site for new information. Remember, it will not hurt you to take a bit of cinnamon occasionally.


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    Josephine, thank you for such an educational and thought/provoking site on how to better control diabetes with diet. I am particularly intrigued about the benefits of cinnamon and and started this morning and the 1/2 tsp to my tea. I will let know how this goes. I am also ordering the cinnamon you feature above.

    Thank you,
    Barbara


    1. // Reply

      Barbara, thanks for heeding the call and also for being brave and honest to inform us in Cyberworld. I would personally like to encourage you to continue and if you need help, please give me a shout. Yes, I would love to know how you are doing with the changes. All the best.

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