Managing Diabetes the Natural Way

Diabetes is considered a lifestyle disease that is very prevalent nowadays. It is usually caused by either infection of the pancreases, inability to metabolize glucose in you cells, resistance to insulin or pituitary gland problems. Some of the symptoms include tingling, extreme thirst, sores that do not heal and frequent urination.


Getting started

Your journey to a diabetes-free life starts with the proper diagnosis of your condition with an emphasis on the triggers of the condition. The management of the condition is dependent on the root cause of the problem. The health official has to conduct diagnostic tests and a background research to know if anyone in your family has ever suffered from the disease. This information will help him or her come up with a disease management plan that best suits you.

Nutritional approach

Monitoring of the blood sugar is key to the management of all types of diabetes. Moreover, it is important to replenish nutrients that may be deficient in the body.

If you are diabetic, ensure that you take a daily regimen of animal proteins such as eggs, chicken, lamb, and unprocessed beef. You should avoid pig, soy and wheat products. Limit your intake of starchy products such as millet, quinoa, and brown rice to not more than thrice a week.

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require some nutritional supplements. Some common supplements include Vitamin C, A, and D. It is also recommendable to take fish oils to increase your omega-3 intake. Other important supplements that will promote your health include zinc, kelp, magnesium, and calcium.

Additional measures

It is also important to take lots of water and enjoy good rest after work. Furthermore, ensure that you cut down on your weight if you are overweight. This can be done through exercising and controlled food intake.

Control stress and bouts of anger by taking part in physical exercises such as yoga, running, weight lifting, and swimming.  Further, ensure that you keep your toes clean and dry to keep away fungi and bacteria.

Final Thought

Diabetes can be managed without the use of drugs or insulin injections by following a healthy lifestyle and good dietary plans. However, one need to go for check ups regularly to uncover any secondary complication that may arise in the process.

A Breath Easier Recipe


In these blogs I will be giving advice on things I have researched and used. Also of them can be used on most human members of your family. If there is something that cannot be used on a member of the family due to age I will note this in the section heading or close to it so that you will know. Since its starting to get cold out let’s start off with a recipe to help fight sickness. Last blog post I really dived deep into type of carrier oils, big passion of mine. Now onto the recipes… yay

Now most of my recipes have carrier oils in them, this means that the oil is used to help dilute the essential oils that are being used and will help make the things you make last longer or to get more uses out of.

If anyone has any nut allergies (peanut, almond or any other nuts) then stay away from all oils contain nuts. To make sure something does not have nuts just read the ingredients, now if it say may contain or is also done where any nut oils are done then stay away from it. I have found that Olive Oil to be a good carrier oil in a lot of my stuff as well as Jojoba oil (which is kind of expensive). Also if anyone is allergic to anything in the recipes then substitute the ingredient for something else they are not allergic to.

I used it to help my allergies and help me breath better during last summer when I was working for Wilmington Tree Service company, oh lord was it helpful. Cutting down trees all day and being in the pollen air all day was so bad for my allergies.

Now you can change this recipe up some but never use more than 14 drops in 3 cups of carrier oil. If you do you or your family members may have a reaction as essential oils needs to be diluted in order to be used on the skin. Also before using on anyone in the family, take a small dab of the recipe after it is made and put it on the inside of the wrist on near the back of the ear on the neck. Wait about an hour to see if anyone has a reaction, if no reaction then its good to use. Also be sure to keep essential oils and all made up recipes out of the reach of small children as ingestion can be poisonous, unless otherwise stated in the heading of the recipe.

A Breath Easier Recipe – Topical Use Only

There are a few things I use to help my family fight off or to recover from being sick. This recipe is one of the more common ones my family and I use when we are sick or stuffed up. Also be sure to wash your hands really well before touching anywhere near your eyes, as the mint will injure your eye if not careful.

3 cups Olive Oil

4 drops Lavender essential Oil

3 drops chamomile essential oil

5 drops of any of the Mint essential oil (Spearmint, Peppermint or Wintergreen are good)

2 drops Echinacea essential oil

Mix into a small dark glass bottle that has a lid. Make sure you make what it is that is in the container. After it is in the container, put the lid on the container and lightly switch the contents. Do not shake hard or anything as this will not do well to actually mix the ingredients together.  Once the contents of the container is mixed, you will then apply it to whoever is sick.

You will massage for about 5 minutes in each area that is listed and use as much as you need, but make sure that it’s not too much or the skin will not absorb it all. For this recipe you will need to put it on: the chest and back area that is over the lungs.

The mint in the mixer will help with clearing the nasal passages to help for breathing. The rest of the ingredients will help in other was such as relaxing (you or your family member) for resting and boosting the immune system to help fight off the sickness.

This is just one of the many recipes I use for my family and I will keep us healthy. For more helpful recipe and hints come back and read more.

Stay tuned for more.

Carrier Oils are Fun & Healthy

Today I will be talking more about carrier oils, essential oils and how to combine the two properly. I have also included a YouTube video a friend of mine made to help with this as well. I will be discussing three different carrier oils (that most people are not allergic to) in this post and how to shop for a good carrier oil.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are made from vegetable or other plant based ingredients (like grapes, nuts, etc.). It is then processed in many different ways, the one we are looking for when thinking of using as a carrier oil is you want one that says “cold pressed” on the label. This is because of the way it was made and it helps with length of shelf life the carrier oil has.

Another thing about carrier oils is that you can refrigerate or freeze them, this will help extend their shelf life and make them not go bad as quickly.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil is one of the more well knows carrier oil that we know of and if also able to be consumed. It has a strong aroma and is thicker than a lot of the other carrier oils, so it will leave an oily residue behind if you use too much (sometimes even if you use a little). Be cautious of this if you do not want to have oil marks or stains on anything, if your worries about that then use one of the other carrier oils I will be talking about in a few minutes. Another thing about olive oil is that it has a short shelf life so it will go bad sooner than most, but since it’s an easier carrier oil to find and use its usually ok. This oil lasts for about 6-8 months without being refrigerated, if it is put in the refrigerator it can last up to 1 year.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is made from the seeds of the Jojoba plant which grows in Arizona, southern California and in northwest Mexico. It has a bit of a smell that reminds me of nuts. It is a great carrier oils and one of my all-time favorite ones out there. It does really well with the essential oils and is really good for your skin and hair. The consistency is not really heave like Olive oil, it’s more of a medium base. Meaning that the body absorbs it easier and quicker than it would with Olive Oil, this means it does not leave an oily residue behind. Jojoba oil is the closest oil we have found that is so similar to the human skin natural oil, so it makes it one of the best carrier oils out there (or at least I think so anyways). It also has a longer shelf life them most oils out there. This oil lasts for about 9-12 months without being refrigerated, if it is put in the refrigerator it can last up to 16-18 months.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is made from seed of grapes, because of this I know at least two wine makers how make grapeseed oil. It is a great by product from wine making and helps my friends with addition income if the wine making that year has been low or not that great. It has a lighter consistency then either of the two oils I have already covered but unlike the Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil does leave behind a little bit of residue. This is still ok since Grapeseed oil is one of the main carrier oils used in Massage oils and does not ruin cloths (or at least it has not damages any of mine). It does how ever have a short shelf life (shorter then even Olive Oil) so keeping this in the refrigerator is probably the only way you will get it to last longer (maybe an extra month or two). This oil lasts for about 5 months without being refrigerated, if it is put in the refrigerator it can last up to 6-7 months.

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