Diabetic Ulcers

Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

…thanks to a diabetic ulcer that didn’t respond to intravenous antibiotics. Five hours before his surgery, someone told J.J. about the Whitaker Wellness Institute, so J.J. checked out of the hospital against medical advice and came to see us. Like all of our patients dealing with diabetes, J.J. was started…

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Heal Diabetic Ulcers With Sugar

If diabetes were simply a matter of controlling blood sugar, that would be one thing. But this condition is often accompanied by other troublesome complications, one of them being wounds that heal slowly or not at all. The good news is that there’s a far better solution for persistent sores than today’s…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…type 2 diabetes, as well as impaired insulin secretion. This vitamin also turns on genes that boost production of antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins, which destroy viruses, bacteria, and other germs. Since people managing diabetes are more prone to infections due to diabetic ulcers and periodontal…

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Diabetes Complication #2: Foot Problems

…one of the most common diabetes complications is problems with the feet. For people with diabetic neuropathy, diminished sensation in the feet can lead to a host of problems, including an underestimation of wound severity. At the same time, impaired circulation makes diabetics more susceptible to infection…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…other) diabetic complications. Let’s examine some of the nutrient losses and their consequences. * Magnesium. Excessive urination washes out magnesium. Low magnesium levels are present in 25 percent of people with diabetes, and even those with levels considered to be “high” for diabetics don’t…

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A Sweet Solution for Treating Diabetes Complications

…with diabetes, came to the Whitaker Wellness Institute a few years ago—against his doctors’ orders. You see, Jerome was in the hospital awaiting amputation of his left leg as a result of a non-healing diabetic ulcer. When a friend told him about me and my alternative treatments for diabetes, Jerome…

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Tips for Treating Bedsores

…bedsore treatments work best if you already have these lesions? A Sweet Solution for Bedsores The best way to heal any open wound, from bedsores to diabetic ulcers, is sugar. When sugar—or honey—is packed in a wound, it creates a highly concentrated medium where bacteria cannot survive. It also reduces…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

…oxygen and “wakes up” damaged nerves. Because many bacteria cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment, HBOT also facilitates the healing of diabetic ulcers. EECP increases oxygen delivery as well, but by a different mechanism. It rhythmically squeezes the lower extremities, which dramatically improves…

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…water- and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals to virtually all of our patients. However, for our patients living with diabetes, we bump up those amounts by at least 50 percent. The diabetic condition causes increased urination and essentially acts as a diuretic, washing away magnesium, zinc, folic acid,…

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A Diabetes Success Story

R.B., a type 2 diabetic, had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina, high blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…aspirin, including the fact that some individuals may be allergic to aspirin, and it can cause (potentially severe) gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and ulcers. But let’s set the record straight. Large clinical trials spanning many years have found that: 1. For people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…process. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage, heart failure and diabetes. Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally * Fight high cholesterol with fiber. Fiber binds to bile acids in the intestines and reduces reabsorption of…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…weight. As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and more, all I can say is that I can find no scientific data to justify a lot of the claims made about these health…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…only reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea, they’re helpful for diarrhea and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and other inflammatory bowel diseases. * Obesity. Research suggests that probiotics may help fight the battle of the bulge. The…

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