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Change Your Lifestyle to Beat Diabetes

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Overview, Symptoms and Causes
Diabetes is a chronic illness that occurs when the body is unable to provide enough insulin for cells to function. This lack of insulin triggers excess sugar production in the blood, which is known as glycosuria and hyperglycemia. This means that the body has way too much glucose, which can obstruct the regular functioning of the nervous system, heart, eyes, blood vessels and kidneys..

THE FIRST QUESTION MOST PEOPLE ASK IS:
CAN DIABETES BE TREATED BY AYURVEDA? THE SIMPLE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS, YES. BUT MORE ON THAT LATER.

Some common symptoms of diabetes are:
. Rapid weight loss
. Blurred vision
. Skin infections
. Increased thirst
. Excessive hunger pangs
. Wounds heal slowly
. Extreme fatigue
. Frequent urination

Diabetes has been termed as more of a lifestyle disease than something that occurs due to old age. It occurs due to an affluent lifestyle where the person incurs a sedentary work life, minimal physical exercise, and excessive consumption of processed foods.

When you detect diabetes in its earliest stages, then treating it can be fairly easy. This can be done by checking your blood glucose levels and the hormones produced by the pancreas.

Diabetes and Ayurveda

Most people are usually skeptical about an Ayurvedic cure for diabetes, and they typically pose the question, “Can diabetes be cured completely by Ayurveda?”

This query arises due to the rapid advancements in science and technology and its contribution to instant gratification and comforts for humans. What people fail to understand is that Ayurveda is a holistic healing approach, that may not provide immediate results, but it does give out effective management and long term results for patients with uncontrolled diabetes (even with regular consumption of insulin and tablets). Another primary reason patients tend to turn to Ayurveda is because of insulin resistance.

Ayurveda defines each person as a unique combination of three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is dry and airy dosha, Pitta is fiery and Kapha is cold, slimy and heavy. The imbalance of each Dosha causes health issues that are linked to the imbalance. Diabetes is a Kapha Dosha imbalance. When the Kapha dominance is not counterbalanced with a balanced diet and lifestyle, it can manifest as diabetes. When the Kapha Dosha is imbalanced and it is compounded with a weak Agni, it slows metabolism. This causes problems with excessive sugar levels in the body.  A Kapha dominant person should ensure that there are enough air and fire elements in their food and habits.

Ayurveda classifies diabetes into two types: Avarana and Dhatuksyaya. The first type is caused when the channels of the body are blocked by the aggravated Kapha Dosha or other tissues of the body. This is the usual cause of adult-onset diabetes. Ayurveda defines the bodily tissues as Dhatus. When these tissues are affected or depleted it causes the second type of diabetes. This is usually the cause of juvenile diabetes.

While some cases of diabetes are hereditary, most are caused by the stresses and habits of modern life.

One of the best known natural remedies for diabetes is ‘Nellikai Saru’ or Amla juice, known to cure Diabetes in 7 days. 

Amla or the Indian gooseberry is known to be the most potent Ayurveda herb, and it’s rich in vitamin C and antioxidants; this makes it perfect for treating and keeping diabetes under control. Amla also has chromium, which is a mineral that enables proper carbohydrate metabolism. Chromium also allows your body to respond to insulin, which keeps the blood sugar under control as well. Other minerals that are present in this wonder fruit are calcium, phosphorus, and iron; they help the body absorb insulin and regulate blood sugar levels.

Amla is well known as one of the three fruits that compose Triphala. It is used in Ayurveda to eliminate toxins and nourish the tissues. It has the property of reducing excessive Pitta in the gastrointestinal tract. At the same time, it supports the Agni or digestive fire without aggravating the Pitta. This makes the digestive process and metabolism stronger without throwing the Doshas out of balance. It is defined as fruit that stimulates microcirculation as per Ayurveda.

If you plan on taking amla supplements to regulate your diabetes, then ensure that you consult with an Ayurveda expert before you do, so that they can provide you with a proper dose that doesn’t interfere with your current medical plan.

With foods that lower blood sugar instantly and an Ayurvedic cure for diabetes, you reverse the adverse effects of this lifestyle disease.

Here are some natural ways you can control diabetes:

  • Drink water from a copper vessel.
  • Maintain a healthy diet.
  • Maintain a meal schedule
  • Hydrate yourself regularly
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Get proper sleep
  • Keep active, embrace yoga and meditation 

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