Diabetes – Do You Have To Live With It?
Considering how rapidly diabetes is increasing in the western world today, isn't there something that can be done about it besides taking insulin?
Insulin certainly controls diabetes, but it leaves the patient dependent upon always having to have the insulin with him, no matter where they go, for the rest of their life. This can be a big problem when traveling or in times of natural disaster when supplies can be disrupted (something we are all seeing more of these days).
Is there anything that can be done?
Prevention is the first and most obvious solution. Adult onset diabetes is on the rise largely because of dietary factors like too much soda and sugar from an early age, too many food additives and not enough exercise. Diabetes is occurring in children younger than ever before.
But diabetes can also occur for many other reasons, and if you're past the point of prevention, is there anything natural that can help?
Perhaps there is…
A few years ago, I was talking to a wheelchair-bound diabetic woman who had cut down her need for insulin to less than half of what she had been taking.
"How did you do that?" I asked.
Her answer surprised me. She explained that she was part of a group of about 25 people in a neighboring town who were doing an unofficial study on the effects of coriander, fennel and dill essential oils on lowering glucose and insulin levels and supporting the pancreas.
The group of diabetics had been experimenting for many months and had settled on a simple protocol:
Coriander, Fennel, Dill Protocol:
Layer, one after the other, the following oils (to layer means to rub the oil into the skin until dry)…
2 drops of each of the following essential oils on each foot in morning:
At night, just before bed, apply the same oils again, but this time over the Pancreas - the area just above the waistline and below the sternum.
The idea is to alternate – in the morning apply the oils to the feet; in the evening – apply them to the pancreas (or vice versa, just alternate).
Grapefruit essential oil lowered blood sugar spikes
If one of the diabetics' blood sugar spiked, they would immediately apply 2 drops Grapefruit oil on or under their tongue. They would hold the oil in their mouth for a few minutes and swallow. They had discovered grapefruit oil lowered the blood sugar within 20 minutes to an hour.
I told a diabetic friend about grapefruit essential oil, and it worked for her. She used it regularly from then on.
Many of the diabetics in the group were able to decrease their need for insulin entirely over the course of six months or so to the point where they could control their diabetes with diet. Others were able to lower the amounts they needed.
Only therapeutic-grade essential oils were used. I doubt you'd see the same results from lesser grade oils.
Of course, this was an unscientific study, so I can't say anyone's results will be the same. Nonetheless, it provides food for thought.
I have also read about many official studies which show that cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels. So, maybe adding cinnamon essential oil to the above protocol could be helpful.
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