Diabetic Ulcers

Sugar Dressings for Diabetic Ulcers

…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…

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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…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…variety of diabetic complications. But, as I will explain, this devastation is largely preventable. Nutrient Losses Cause Diabetic Complications Diabetes is a nutritional wasting disease. The elevated blood sugar levels that characterize diabetes cause excessive urination. In fact, diabetes mellitus…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

…“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…

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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…

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Tips for Treating Bedsores

…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…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

ulcers on their feet, which are very slow to heal and prone to serious infection, diabetic neuropathy is a leading cause of lower-extremity amputations. Thankfully, adjustments to your diet and lifestyle are just a few of the effective natural treatments for diabetes that can help prevent diabetic

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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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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…obesity. * Diabetes. Supplemental probiotics have been shown to delay the onset of glucose intolerance in animals, and, in a 2010 human study, L. acidophilus supplements had a positive effect on insulin sensitivity. Furthermore, some researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes have different…

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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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Preventing Heart Disease With 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,…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…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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