For years, I’ve traveled the world to bring you many natural treatments for your ailments… but sometimes, the best remedy is the one that’s right under your nose. That’s the case with this new amazing natural alternative I want to share with you, because you may already have it in your bathroom medicine cabinet – or on your kitchen windowsill!
I’m talking about aloe vera, a plant that’s often used for skin irritations, which can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where it was called the “plant of immortality” and placed with the bodies of deceased pharaohs as a gift.
Cleopatra even used it to prevent the signs of ageing!
A natural antiseptic, aloe vera kills bacteria, viruses, and mold – and now, the latest research shows that it may also help in the fight against type 2 diabetes.
A new study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, showed that both type 2 diabetics and prediabetics who took aloe vera supplements were able to lower their blood sugar by two different measures, fasting blood glucose (FBG) and A1c.
And type 2 diabetics who needed the help the most – with the highest FBG at the beginning of the study – also benefited from the aloe supplements the most, slashing their FBG by more than HALF.
FBG is the most accurate measure of blood sugar at any given time, while A1c is an average measurement of blood sugar over the course of time. The most severe cases of type 2 diabetes are those with which these blood glucose measurements are high even without the “spikes” that may occur after eating a meal.
But it wasn’t just severe cases of diabetes that showed improvement after the aloe vera therapy. On average, the patients who took aloe vera capsules during the study lowered their FBG by an astounding 46.6 mg/dl – and, for some of the prediabetics, that was enough to prevent the development of full-blown type 2 diabetes altogether.
Imagine – this miracle cure has been just sitting there, staring at you this whole time!
We’ve known for a while how useful aloe can be for personal care and around the house. Mothers, grandmothers, and wives everywhere use this super plant to relieve everything from sunburns and psoriasis to dandruff and warts. It can also take the sting out of insect bites and help eliminate the black and blue marks from a bruise.
You can get aloe in the form of aloe leaf concentrate
Aloe juices and gels can also be soothing to an inflamed gut, just as long as you don’t take too much of it.
We also know that aloe vera can boost immunity, but I suspect we’ve only scratched the surface as to what aloe can do for our health. Other studies are currently testing its ability to fight cancer.
But as far as type 2 diabetes treatment and prevention, this plant won’t save the day if you don’t pair it with a low- or zero-sugar diet, a moderate amount of activity, and a consistent amount of good sleep.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says, medicalnewstoday.com/articles/311305.php
Reduction of Fasting Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c Using Oral Aloe Vera: A Meta-Analysis, online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2015.0122
40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera, health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/amazing-aloe-vera.htm
Aloe Vera, nccih.nih.gov/health/aloevera