Search for silver bullet medicine
Since diabetes is a significant concern throughout the world – many people are looking for silver bullet medicines. From what I have learned so far, there are none, quick fixes to reverse diabetes. But there are steps that people with diabetes must consider – this is what is increasingly popular.
The University of Maryland Medical Center recently posted this: Alpha-Lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant made by the body and found in every cell, where it helps convert glucose into energy. Antioxidants are substances that attack “free radicals,” waste products that are made when the body converts food into energy. Free radicals … damage cells in the body, making it more difficult for the body to fight infection.
Alpha-lipoic acid is unique because both are fat and dissolve in water, which means that it does not only benefit specific body cells – it works in all of them. And ALA is thought to help in converting sugar to glucose.
Diabetes and Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Although much more dedicated research is needed, it is possible that these antioxidants, when taken in supplement form can help reduce pain, which is associated with nerve damage – a complication of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy also includes burning, itching, and numbness that is often experienced by people with diabetes. But as usual, too many good things can cause other problems. Therefore it is a wise step to consult with your health care provider before taking ALA supplements.
Human Immune System
If the disease has not attacked your body, it will allow the body to produce enough ALA to maintain good health. You see – the human body is blessed with an immune system – the goal is to ward off invaders who infiltrate the bloodstream and make us sick. Some studies show that the current Western Diet, with its high acid content, slowly damages the body’s ability to heal itself.
It is common knowledge in the health care industry that the body is alkaline and eating and drinking highly acidic foods disturbs this natural balance.
Source for ALA
As mentioned earlier, a healthy body makes enough ALA to provide the necessary benefits. External sources include red meat and organ meats (such as the liver and kidneys). All is good and good if you really can eat organ meat (yuk).
Brewer’s yeast will also supply a little ALA – but that doesn’t mean you have to run out of six beers! Included in the list of sources of ALA are spinach, peas, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts.
If you decide to try supplements, you are advised to consult with your health care provider first – because ALA can cause unwanted reactions to drugs that you may have taken.