Strata citu v koncatinach v dosledku diabetickej neuropatie alebo celkove periferalnej neuropatie sa da adresovat vysokymi davkami vitaminu B1 vo forme benfothiamine(az vyse 1000 mg denne) a vitaminu B-3 , najlepsie vo forme inositol hexaniacinate, ktory je uzitocny aj na rozne ine problemy od cirkulacie po ine nervove.
Ulohu hraju aj niektore antioxidanty, najma alfa lipoicka kyselina. Pripajam clanok znameho lekara, v anglictine, nemam cas prekladat, ktory tam pise, ze je dobre doplnat si ALA .

Republished with permission from Dr. Patrick Massey, MD, PhD, Daily Herald columnist, May 17, 2010

Imagine having a constant burning feeling in your hands and feet with an associated feeling of numbness. You cannot do the simplest of activities like walking or shaking hands without pain and, over time, these symptoms only get worse. This is a medical condition called neuropathy. It affects 60 percent to 70 percent of diabetics and traditional medical therapy, quite frankly, is limited.  Fortunately, recent medical research may have an answer and it is alpha lipoic acid.

In diabetics, neuropathy may occur when the small blood vessels that feed the nerves are damaged by chronically elevated blood sugar levels. All types of nerves are affected, including those associated with pain, sensation and muscle function. The decreased blood supply causes the nerves to misfire, resulting in a feeling of pain, burning and numbness. Traditional medical therapies include the use of specific anti-seizure medications and antidepressants. In addition, topical pain medications and stimulating blood flow in the tissues with infrared heat are commonly used. Unfortunately, none of these therapies can boast genuine success. The dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid may be a real addition to the medical options.

Alpha lipoic acid is a compound that is essential for human life. One of its functions is as an antioxidant. It also regenerates other antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E. It was first used as a therapeutic agent in the mid-1950s by Franz Rausch M.D., who used it to bring patients out of comas related to liver failure. Since that time, alpha lipoic acid has been shown to be beneficial for many diseases including diabetic neuropathy, liver disease, improving memory and cognition, accelerating wound healing, preventing migraines and even preventing cell damage due to various types of poisoning. As far as memory and cognition, I have several Alzheimer's disease patients who have improved with alpha lipoic acid therapy.

Recently, a report published in the Netherlands Journal of Medicine summarized years of research on alpha lipoic acid and diabetic neuropathy. The researchers did a systematic review of all the publications and clinical trials with alpha lipoic acid and diabetic neuropathy. This type of data collection is powerful because it combines the results of many studies. What they found was that alpha lipoic acid could reduce the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy by 50 percent. Although taking alpha lipoic acid by mouth was beneficial, weekly intravenous infusions of alpha lipoic acid significantly improved the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.

Alpha lipoic acid is present in most foods but in very small amounts. In early alpha lipoic acid research, it took 10 tons of liver to isolate only 30 mg of alpha lipoic acid. Today, alpha lipoic acid is chemically synthesized and health benefits are associated with the concentrations found in specific dietary supplements (200 mg to 600mg).

Generally, alpha lipoic acid is safe. Side effects include stomach upset and at high doses, alpha lipoic acid may lower blood sugar. Head-to-head clinical trials with alpha lipoic acid and current medications for diabetic neuropathy have not been done, so it is difficult to compare overall effectiveness. However, for those with diabetic neuropathy, alpha lipoic acid may be a real option.

About the Author:  Patrick B. Massey M.D., Ph.D., is Medical Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network and President, ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Program, 1544 Nerge Road, Elk Grove Village IL 60007 USA, 847-923-0046, web site:, email:

Using Herbs
for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Type 1 diabetes, mostly shows up in childhood or early teens often after an illness, virus or injury. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes are often not obvious and you may think they are due to aging or obesity.

Diabetes remedies
Diabetes Remedies

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Bitter melon improves the body's
ability to use blood sugar

Aside from diabetes, the many other causes of high blood sugar include just eating more sugar (or food) than usual, the presence of an infection or another illness, an injury and the stress of surgery. High blood sugar may produce few or no symptoms. When there are symptoms, they may be dry mouth, thirst, frequent urination, urination during the night, blurry vision, fatigue or drowsiness, weight loss, or increased appetite.

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Herbs for :Diabetes

Alfalfa * Bitter Melon * Burdock * Carob * Cinnamon * Comfrey * Dandelion * Eucalyptus * Fenugreek * Gurmar * Jambul * Juniper * Lady's Mantle * Mallow, Marsh * Milk Thistle * Stevia * White Kidney Bean *

Alfalfa For: Diabetes
The condition of people with diabetes who fail to respond to insulin greatly improves when they take alfalfa plus manganese.

Phyllis A. Balch, Prescription for Herbal Healing (2002)

Almond flour For: Diabetes, Heartburn
Almond flour
Almonds have a special dietetic value, for besides containing about 20 per cent of proteids, they contain practically no starch, and are therefore often made into flour for cakes and biscuits for patients suffering from diabetes.

Maud Grieve, Modern Herbal Vol 1 (1931)

Bitter Melon For: Lower Blood Sugar
Bitter Melon
Several clinical trials have shown that bitter melon extract and juice lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. One of the phytochemicals, charantin is said to be more potent than tolbutamide, and has fewer side effects. If you can find the melons at an Asian market try eating one small one each day

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

Bitter Melon For: Diabetes
Bitter Melon
It contains several phytochemicals that appear to act in ways similar to sulfonyurea drugs, without the side effects. Bitter melon also contains compounds that are close chemical relatives of insulin.

Linda B. White, M.D., The Herbal Drugstore (2003)

Bitter Melon For: Diabetes
Bitter Melon
Bitter melon has been used to treat diabetes, cancer, viral infections, and immune disorders. Data suggest that a significant hypoglycemic effect occurs in both healthy and diabetic patients. However, bitter melon should not be used in place of mainstream therapies. In vitro and animal studies indicate antiviral activity against HIV and herpes, cytotoxic effects against leukemic cells, and cytostatic effects in breast cancer, but related human studies have not been conducted.

. Bitter Melon. (), Sloan-Kettering

Burdock For: Blood Sugar, Bacteria
Fresh burdock roots contain phytochemcials called polyacetylenes, which destroy certain bacteria and fungi - in one study an extract reduced blood sugar in rats

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

Burdock For: Diabetes
Research has shown that the seeds can lower blood sugar in rats. In France, the fresh root is also used for lowering blood sugar, its inulin content making it particularly suitable for diabetes.

Richard Mabey, The New Age Herbalist (1988)

Burdock extract For: Blood sugar and diabetes
Burdock extract
Burdock seeds are a valuable supplemental food for people with diabetes. An extract made from burdock has shown prolonged blood-sugar-lowering effects in animal tests. It works by filling the intestines with fiber, which prevents the absorption of sugars. Burdock fibers also prevent the absorption of toxic compounds from food. These fibers are digested in the intestine with the help of bacteria, but only after they have passed into the large intestine. Since absorption of most substances in the digestive tract occurs in the small intestine, this makes it less likely that toxic compounds will enter the body. Burdock's chromium content also helps regulate blood-sugar levels.

Phyllis A. Balch, Prescription for Herbal Healing (2002)

Cinnamon For: Regulate insulin
Research shows that cinnamon can aid in regulating the activity of insulin, cinnamon does not stimulate the release of insulin, but it helps insulin work more effectively.

Coffee and Tea For: Type 2 diabetes
Coffee and Tea
A new study published by American Medical Association shows a strong relationship between drinking coffee and tea and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. People who drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day were found to have a 25 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who drank zero to two cups a day. On average, people's risk decreased by 7 percent with each additional cup of coffee they drank a day. There is good news for tea drinkers as well, those drinking three to four cups daily were found to having an 18 percent lower risk than those who drank none. No firm conclusions could be drawn as to why coffee and tea had a protective effect, though they both contain antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds that be be of benefit.

Huxley R, Man Ying Lee C, Barzi F, et al.. Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea consumption in relation to incident type 2 diabetes mellitus.. (12-2009), Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009; 169: 2053-2063

Comfrey cream For: Diabetic sores
Comfrey cream
Comfrey's astringent tannins form a protective surface over wounds that promotes healing.You may want to try comfrey or allantoin skin creams for diabetic sores.

Dandelion For: Diabetes
Dandelion root has been used in European herbal medicine for centuries to treat diabetes. In the spring, dandelion root contains levulose, a sugar easily assimilated by diabetics. By fall, this sugar has changed to inulin, a starch also easily assimilated by diabetics.

Weiss, Gaea and Shandor, The Healing Herbs (1985)

Fenugreek For: Diabetes
In both laboratory studies on animals and clinical research involving people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, fenugreek has significantly lowered blood sugar, thanks to some six different phytochemical compounds.

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

Garlic For: Diabetes
Garlic can lower blood-sugar levels in people with diabetes. It ties up chemical receptors that otherwise would deactivate insulin, the hormone that controls sugar usage, and also stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin. It does this without stimulating weight gain, a common side effect of many diabetes medications.

Phyllis A. Balch, Prescription for Herbal Healing (2002)

Gymnema For: Diabetes
The plant holds it true medicinal value for those who shouldn't be consuming sugar in the first place. It might be one of the best herbal therapies for people with diabetes.

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

Jambul For: Blood sugar and diabetes
Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine report that jambul fruit pulp lowers blood-sugar levels in approximately thirty minutes, while jambul seed lowers blood-sugar levels in about twenty-four hours. The maximum hypoglycemic effect of the herb requires ten days of treatment.

Phyllis A. Balch, Prescription for Herbal Healing (2002)

Jambul For: Blood Sugar and Diabetes
This Ayurvedic herb has long been used to reduce the level of sugar in the blood and urine. Over a period of several weeks it can diminish the thirst associated with diabetes and decrease the quantity of urine output, and in some cases can lower the need for medical insulin. Also is a mild astringent, stomachic and pungent carminative.

Ed Smith. Single Herb Extracts. (2006), Therapeutic Herb Manual

Lady's Mantle tea For: Diabetes
Lady's Mantle tea
Lady's mantle tea has also been used to treat heavy menstruation, menstrual cramps, and disagreeable symptoms of menopause. Some modern herbalists recommend lady's mantle as a treatment for diabetes, it may help prevent circulatory problems in diabetics.

Mountain Rose Herbs. . (), Moutain Rose Herbs

Mallow For: Gastrointestinal tract, Blood sugar
Most of the therapeutic ability comes from the large concentration of mucilage and pectin. Pectin is a soluble fiber that keeps the gastrointestinal system running smoothly and helps tame blood sugar.

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

Stevia For: Diabetes, lower blood sugar
In a small study conducted on stevioside, the active component of stevia, markedly lowered blood sugar levels in 16 healthy adults, suggesting a possible therapeutic use for diabetes

James Duke, The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook (2000)

White Kidney bean For: Hypoglycemia, insulin resistance
White Kidney bean
In addition to lowering cholesterol, kidney beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia
Po rokoch nizkosacharidovej diety a ciastocnych uspechoch prechadzam z nej na rady dr Juliana Whittakera, ktory ma so svojou metodou uspechy uz vyse desat rokov a napisal o tom zopar knih na nizsie bielkovinnu(proteinovu) dietu.
Totiz za dlhe roky,m hoci sa mi cukor postupne znizoval som nikdy nevedel dostat cukor pod 6.5 mmol/lityer(117 mg na dl) a ako to dr Whittaker vysvetluje, je to tym, ze sa mi v peceni tvoria z bielkovin velke mnozstva cukrov(neoglukogeneza).

Nie vsetky zo sacharidov  su rovnake z hladiska skodlivej glykacie(navazovanie cukrov na bielkoviny) a tym poskodzujuce telo. Takze miesto nizkosacharidovej diety treba vyberat sacharidy ktore nesposobuju natolko glykaciu. V prvom rade sa teda treba vyhybat fruktoze najma, tiez glukoze, ale komplexne sacharidy nam skodia menej.

Dr Whittaker(Reversing Diabetes) odporuca kaloricky 20 % kalorii z bielkovin, 20 % z tukov(orechy a olejnate semena a ryby) a ostatne z komplexnych sacharidov, najma z tych , co maju nizky glycemicky index.
Takze sa jedna najma o zelene zeleniny, paradajky, papriky,tekvicovite, mnohe z korenovych zelenin, jablka, bobulove ovocia, citrusove plodiny(tym som sa dlho vyhybal...)drveny ovos, celozrnne cestoviny, naolejovane alebo namastene(tym sa znizuje glycemicky index znacne).
Dlhsie uz pridavam do potravy mensie mnozstva varenej quinoy a surovych zrn chia(salvia hispanica) ktore su velmi cenne obsahom, cele zrna, s velkym obsahom roznych zivin, bez lepky a s vysokym obsahom rozpustnej celulozy(mikrovlakniny), najma chia(salba) je v tom mimoriadne hpodnotna.
Tiez je velmi bohata na omega 3 kyseliny, bohatsia ako lanove semeno, tiez mnohonasobne bohatsia na mineraly, najma vapnik a horcik, ako mlieko.
Pridavam ju do polievok na zahustenie, este za horuca, ale nevarim.

Obe su povodne pestovane rastliny Inkov a inych Andskych civilizacii.
Hodnotný prispievateľ RNG
03/01/2008 16:48
Ohlásiť adminovi Senovka grecka je vyborny prostriedok, je liek aj na cukrovku2. ake treba ho brat vela(2 lyzice semena povarit v o vode a vypit vodu a zjest varene semena) a clovek po nej smrdi ako MAGGI korenie.
Takze mam preferenciu na dobre vyskusany a ucinny mexicky yam.

Hodnotný prispievateľ RNG
08/01/2008 14:45
Ohlásiť adminovi Senovka grecka je fenugreek, ja som ju za cas pouzival na cukrovku, ale prestal som, lebo clovek od nej smrdi ako korenie Maggi.
Yam obsahuje aj tak ovela viac Diosgeninu, takze zatial fenugreek nemam dovod dovazat.
Na upravu cyklu by som ti skor poradil pupalkovu alebo borakovy olej a damianu, ked chces brat nieco extra okrem yamu. Ale aj sam yam by mal stacit. Len v pripade, ze mas bolestivu periodu alebo prilisne hromadenie vody,by som bral extra spomenute.
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