When first diagnosed, one of the first websites I found was by Julia Hanf. She sells a supplement that she claims to cure diabetes. Or at least, to get it under control. She claims she cured her husband. She also sells some e-books. I almost bought her e-books but didn’t. I was desperate and looking for information. I signed up for her e-mails. It didn’t cost anything for the e-mails. There free. I don’t like buying on the Internet. If I seen her books in a store, I may have bought them.
The only book I have bought to date was Diabetes for Dummies. Pocket Edition. I bought it in Wal-Mart for $4.24. I was desperate and bought the book. I read and referred to the book a lot when first diagnosed. It was a lot cheaper than what Julia was selling.
For over a year I have been getting her e-mails. I get about 3 a week. They’re all about buying her supplements, but she does give lots of information about diabetes and the nutrients in her supplements. Well after going to her website, I got the idea to make a list of all the ingredients or nutrients in her supplements. I Googled them one at a time. I made a list of the nutrients and wrote what foods contained them. I decided I would eat the foods that contained them nutrients. I don’t eat everything here. There’s lots of food here I don’t like. But there are lots I do like and some I force myself to eat.
The Vitamin K wasn’t in her supplements. A while ago, when I joined Diabetic Diet Secrets I viewed a video about the benefits of Vitamin K and added it to this list.
She recently began selling a supplement for Diabetic Neuropathy. I made a list of the Vitamins and nutrients in that also. I haven’t completed it yet. It’s still a work in progress. She also wrote an e-book she gives away for free. Click on the colored text. How To Reduce And Eliminate Your Neuropathy. I have a copy on my computer. I read the book and thought it was well done. You may have to find some way of getting rid of her e-mails. I don’t mind her sending them to me. I like reading them sometimes. It’s my way of saying thank you for the info. Some day I plan on sending her an e-mail thanking her for all that she has done for me.
Nutrients & Foods
Alpha Lipoid Acid
A) Foods containing alpha lipoid acid are spinach, broccoli, peas, brussel sprouts and rice bran.
A) Few foods are rich sources of chromium in the Western diet, the best being organ meats, mushrooms, wheat germ, broccoli and processed meats.
A) Your body absorbs 20 – 40% of the zinc present in food. Zinc from animal foods like red meat, fish, and poultry, is more readily absorbed by the body than zinc from plant foods. Zinc is best absorbed when taken with a meal that contains protein. The best sources of zinc are oysters (richest source), red meats, poultry, cheese (ricotta, Swiss, gouda), shrimp, crab, and other shellfish. Other good, though less easily absorbed, sources of zinc include legumes (especially lima beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, soybeans, peanuts), whole grains, miso, tofu, brewer’s yeast, cooked greens, mushrooms, green beans, tahini, and pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.
A)Biotin can be found in brewer’s yeast; cooked eggs, especially egg yolk; sardines; nuts (almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts) and nut butters; soybeans; other legumes (beans, black-eyed peas, peanuts); whole grains; cauliflower; bananas; and mushrooms. Raw egg whites contain a protein called Avidin that interferes with the body’s absorption of biotin. Food-processing techniques can destroy biotin. Less-processed versions of the foods listed above will contain more biotin.
A) Bought 5 pounds when I bought the TVP. Got it cheap. Use it a lot in my cakes and TVP oatmeal. I added ½ teaspoon to my protein drink in the morning for about 2 months. Didn’t see any benefit to my blood sugar reading so now I just use it as a spice when called for in a recipe.
A) Bought five pounds of it when I bought the TVP. Got it cheap. I add a little to my chana dal. Recently have been making tea out of it. It’s the first thing I added to my diet in a long time, that I have noticed improved blood sugar results after using. I grind in a coffee grinder several times and mix about 20 grams of fenugreek seed to 2 quarts of boiling water. Strain it and store in the refrigerator. I have been adding the leftover seeds to my chocolate soy cake and pancakes. I mix it with regular or green tea. Sometimes I add a teaspoon to my tea at work. When I finish my tea, I get to eat the seeds.
Banaba, also known as Crepe Myrtle, Queen’s Flower and Pride of India
A) Haven’t found it yet. The wife is from the Philippines. She said it’s cheap there. She was on vacation when I was diagnosed. I didn’t say anything to her when she was over there. She said she could of brought it home with her. She went back there again and is due to come home in July. She said she is going to buy some. Said she is buying some bitter melon tea also. Can’t wait. I’m also getting tired of the doing the dishes and laundry.
A) The wife uses it all the time. Buys it at the oriental store. She made me some. It’s hard to eat. I was thinking about dehydrating it and making a tea out of it. Found some bitter melon tea in a Philippine store while on vacation. Tasted pretty good. Not sure if it did anything for my blood sugar. Recently found some dehydrated in a Vietnamese store. Been making tea out of it. I have been mixing it with my fenugreek tea.
A) Haven’t found it yet
A) Haven’t found it yet.
A)Excellent sources of vitamin K include: spinach, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale and mustard greens. Very good sources include green peas and carrots.