DIABETES

ESSENTIAL OILS

Cinnamon. Helps lower blood sugar levels; can improve sensitivity to insulin.

Coriander. Works with your liver to help balance blood sugar levels.

Ginger. Contains compounds that may help support insulin response.

Lavender. Reduces stress and supports cortisol levels.

 

Research
A 2009 study concluded that cinnamon is a viable anti- diabetic therapy, as it possesses anti-hyperglycaemic properties and the potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose levels.

Home Remedy
Diabetes Foot Rub. Take 2 drops of both coriander oil and cinnamon oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Vigorously rub the mixture on the soles of your feet to support healthy blood glucose levels. Alternatively, add 1 drop of cinnamon oil to a smoothie or coconut oil and take with meals.

Background
Diabetes has grown to “epidemic” proportions since the latest statistics state that 25.8 million Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. It is also the seventh leading cause of death in America. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the insulin- producing cells in the pancreas. Some of the causes that trigger this response may include exposure to a virus, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), heavy metals, vaccines or foods such as wheat, milk and soy. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is caused by insulin resistance; it is generally caused by genetics and unhealthy lifestyle habits. The most common complications from diabetes include high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy, Alzheimer’s disease and in extreme cases, amputations. With the right diet and supplementation, type 2 diabetes is reversible; and essential oils can support the fight to reverse this terrible disease.

Suggested Supplements

» Chromium. Can decrease cholesterol levels in individuals being treated for type 2 diabetes. Take 200 micrograms, one to three times daily with meals.

» Fish Oil. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes) as well as raise HDL.