Maintain Blood Sugar With Diet And Portion Control
Author: Carol J.
Word Count: 577
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10481-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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My husband developed type 2 diabetes several years ago. He usually can maintain his sugar levels with diet and the use of Ocotea essential oil.
A little over a week ago his sugar level Rose, and he couldn't seem to get it down to a manageable number. He really increased the Ocotea which did help, but it hasn't completely gotten it down. He started controlling portion sizes on his meals (he had gotten a little lax in that area), but it was still higher that what we like.
I was on Pinterest and read one woman's thoughts on essential oils and weight loss. She mentioned Bergamot essential oil, which is extracted from various Italian citrus fruits. It contains exceptionally large amounts of polyphenols (one of the main components in green tea), which helps halt the production of fat in your blood cells, increase your metabolism, and prevent the absorption of bad cholesterol.
Bergamot also contains an enzyme that activates when your blood sugar is higher than it should be, which promotes the decomposition of sugar as well as fat. But that's not all. Bergamot oil even has sedative properties, which helps control stress eating and fight stress-related weight gain. (So as you can see, there's definitely more than one use for Bergamot, and it's absolutely worth the investment.)
Bergamot oil can be used by putting a few drops onto a cloth or piece of material and inhaling, massaging into your neck and/or feet with a carrier oil, or taking internally with honey or coconut milk. It can even be put into your bathwater to help you relax and regroup.
So... I decided that I would try Bergamot essential oil on my husband in addition to the Ocotea.
Meanwhile, we usually go out to dinner on Tuesday evenings, and I tried to come up with a place that would be fairly easy on my husband's sugar levels. He decided to get ribs (which had a slightly sweet sauce) and cole slaw, which I tasted and thought it tasted sweet as well!
When we got home his sugar level was over 200. And it usually climbs for a couple of hours after eating. So I put 6 drops of Ocotea and 6 drops of Bergamot in a capsule and had him take it. He checked his sugar level 2 hours later, and it had dropped 60 points!
My husband's sugar levels usually rise during the night, but since adding Bergamot to the Ocotea, things are looking much better. We are down to 4 drops of each essential oil about 3 times a day now.
I'm glad that Shanda shared what she did about the oil of Bergamot. She did list other essential oils too, but that is the one that stuck out to me. Although Bergamot oil was mentioned for weight loss, I thought I'd try it for diabetes, and so far it is doing a great job.
The sugar level was still a bit high this morning (130), but in the last 15 years it has only been that low in the morning 3-4 times. We will keep experimenting to see what is the best dosage for my husband. We are not medical professionals; we cannot say this regimen will work for everyone, but this is what is working for my husband.
I am so thankful to have found these essential oils 5 years ago! I am grateful to the company founder and his willingness to share his knowledge of what God has supplied for us.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: prediabetes, prediabetic, diabetes, diabetic, diabetics, insulin, hyperglycemia, hyperglycemic, glucose.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."||Link|
|2.||"Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."||Link|
|3.||"D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."||Link|
|4.||"Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."||Link|
|5.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
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