Type II diabetes is a metabolic disorder whereby there are elevated sugar levels in the blood. For a time period, the body is able to keep producing more insulin, however, eventually; the insulin receptor sites stop working. Diabetes can also affect every system in the body thus impacting your weight, energy, sleep, digestion, vision and more.
The underlying causes of type II diabetes include:
High levels of stress sustained over a long period of time.
- Family history of diabetes.
- High blood pressure or history of heart disease.
- Being overweight.
- Living a sedentary lifestyle.
- Poor diet.
- High levels of inflammation.
- Hormonal conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Exposure to harmful chemicals, toxins or viruses.
- Certain medications that disrupt insulin production.
Steps to reverse Type II Diabetes Naturally
Step 1: Remove harmful foods
There are certain foods that negatively affect blood sugar levels by causing inflammation and triggering immune responses. These foods should be removed from your diet immediately:
Refined sugars such sugar beverages, soda and fruit juice.
Gluten-containing grains such as wheat contain high amounts of carbohydrates which are typically broken down into sugar in a few minutes after consumption. Gluten also leads to intestinal inflammation causing blood sugar spikes.
GMO foods which have been linked to kidney and liver disease.
Step 2: Incorporate these foods
Foods high in fiber such vegetables, nuts and seeds, avocados, berries that support detoxification and regulate blood sugar levels.
Foods high in chromium such as broccoli, raw cheese and green beans which balance out blood glucose levels naturally.
Clean protein food such as wild fish, organic chicken, eggs and lentils which contain omega 3 fats that reduce inflammation and slow down the absorption of sugar.
Magnesium-rich foods that help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Healthy fats such as red palm oil and coconut oil that help balance out blood sugar levels.
Step 3: Take these supplements
Fish oil – Fish oil supplements help to improve type II diabetes by raising HDL cholesterol levels and reducing triglyceride levels. Omega 3 fatty acids also help in preventing insulin tolerance, reducing inflammation and improving proper insulin function.
Alpha lipoic acid – This is an antioxidant that reduces symptoms of diabetic neuropathy such as pain, numbness, and weakness caused by nerve damage and also improves insulin sensitivity. Alpha lipoic acid helps convert glucose into body fuel.
Cinnamon – The consumption of cinnamon helps to lower harmful cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. This is easily done by adding one teaspoon to your tea, smoothies or food or combining a few drops of cinnamon oil with half a teaspoon of coconut oil and massaging onto abdomen and wrists.
Step 4: Exercise
Regular exercise helps to balance out blood sugar levels and prevent or delay the development of type II diabetes. Regular exercise supports your metabolism by burning fat and building lean muscle, improving your heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and overall quality of life.