Managing diabetes naturally
According to WHO, 422 million people worldwide had diabetes in 2014, becoming one of the most common diseases of our age. The condition is a result of excess sugar in the bloodstream which further poses risk of damaging vital organs. The excess of sugar in the bloodstream is a result of decreased production of the hormone, insulin.
The trigger factors for diabetes seem to be:
- Genetic factors
- Unhealthy lifestyle
Natural home remedies for diabetes
Diabetes can be managed by ayurvedic home remedies and lifestyle changes. Following are some ayurvedic home remedies to your aid:
Bitter gourd is the best remedy for diabetes. Drink at least one tablespoon of bitter gourd juice daily. This will reduce blood sugar levels in the blood and urine.
Drink a glass of water with ten tulsi leaves, ten neem leaves, and ten belpatras. Consume this juice early morning on an empty stomach. It helps in keeping sugar levels under control.
Have a tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter-gourd juice. Take daily for two months to help the pancreas secrete insulin.
Have a grounded mixture of fenugreek seeds (100 gm), turmeric (50gm) and white pepper. Take one teaspoon of the powder with a glass of milk twice daily.
These are simple and effective home remedies to control diabetes. Learn more about food for diabetics as guided in Ayurveda. Consult a professional Ayurvedic doctor for a detailed guide on food for diabetes.
Include other lifestyle changes
A holistic approach combines not only a few remedies but also some lifestyle changes. Below are some of the ways to better handle diabetes:
- Practice yoga daily: There are specific yoga postures that help in keeping the blood-sugar level in control. To get best results, practice them daily under the supervision of a trained yoga expert. Know how yoga helps in battling diabetes.
- Meditate: Meditation helps ease triggers of diabetes like stress and anxiety. Meditating on a regular basis can ease tensions in mind as well as the body. You can start with a guided meditation.
- Learn Sudarshan Kriya: Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique has healing effect at the DNA level. Learn more about the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya.
Positive lifestyle changes go a long way in improving health and also heal the body and mind. Especially those changes that involve making yoga and meditation or any suitable fitness regime a part of our daily life. The Art of Living offers Living Well programs which can be a great start to a healthy beginning.
With inputs from Vivek Shenoy, Faculty, The Art of Living.