I use turmeric in my kitchen a lot. I do so for a few reasons. The main one is that it is seen as a natural way to possibly reverse diabetes, or, at least to help me to control this lifestyle illness. I am also a lover of most things cooked with curry and since turmeric contains the substance used to make curry, then I am sure you can understand why I love to use this Indian spice at home.
This post will be brief. I will be sharing with you a research about turmeric as a natural remedy for diabetes. Let me first point you to an earlier article I wrote on said matters. Please click Turmeric for Diabetes – The Cure.
Turmeric is popular in India because of the spice it contains – curcumin. It is said to:
- Reduces diabetic complications
- Prevents diabetic complications
- Regulates blood sugar
- Aid in digestion
- Ease the discomforts associated with ulcerative colitis
- Protect us against cancer
According to the review which was published in the Evidenced – Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, curcumin could:
- help with insulin resistance
- organ failure
- reduce/prevent diabetic complications
Please note that thus far curcumin is being used to effectively treat eye conditions associated with diabetes. It is also worth knowing that there is a cry for further research as it relates to turmeric and curcumin.
The biggest win for this century is that we are now embracing and proving that diabetes can be effectively controlled via lifestyle changes involving our diet and activity levels. Yes, we can significantly reduce our blood sugar levels and possibly stop taking our medication, if, and only if we maintain a certain lifestyle.
This lifestyle dictates that we lose weight, eat whole foods which are rich in fiber, reduce our carbohydrate intake, eat healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, olive and coconut oils, exercise and be happy, thereby reducing our stress level and sleeping for the required time.
Yes, becoming diabetic-free is that natural and doable. Please read this article for some recipes using turmeric. I trust that you will both enjoy your meals with turmeric and that, like me, you will experience the joys of seeing your numbers reduced, including your complications (blurred vision, nerve pains, etc.).
Please click below for some further readings:
- EmaxHealth (How Turmeric Shows Great Promise…)
- NCBI (Curcumin and Diabetes: A Systematic Review)
- NCBI (…Turmeric and its [Principal] Constituent Curcumin)
Here are some other articles of interest: