How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally
Diabetes: a common word, and a fairly common diagnosis. In fact, this disease is one of the most common in American society. But did you know that diabetes and hormones are related—and that you can reverse diabetes naturally?
Here’s how diabetes and hormones are directly related—how you can reverse diabetes naturally.
The Root Cause of Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diabetes that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). The root cause of diabetes is different depending on the type, but all types of diabetes can lead to excess sugar in the blood, which results in serious health problems.
Chronic diabetes conditions are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes often starts during childhood or teen years, while type 2 can develop at any age.
Diabetes symptoms include:
- Feeling more thirsty than normal
- Urinating often
- Unintentionally lose weight
- Ketones in the urine (a byproduct of the muscle breakdown and fat due to insufficient insulin)
- Being tired and weak
- Irritability or other mood changes
- Blurry vision
- Sores healing slowly
- Frequent infections such as gum, skin, and vaginal infections
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call a doctor right away.
Insulin is a type of hormone that allows our bodies to use glucose for energy. Ultimately, diabetes is a hormone issue.
Why Are Hormones Important?
Hormones are chemical messengers responsible for many functions in your organs, skin, muscles, and other tissues. Scientists have identified over 50 hormones in the body. There’s not much activity in your body that operates without hormones. Minor changes in your hormones can cause significant changes to your body and lead to conditions that require medical treatment.
Hormones provide two types of communication: between two endocrine glands or between one endocrine gland and a target organ.
It’s easy for hormones to cause seemingly unrelated issues—at least at the surface level. This is why identifying the root issue of surface-level symptoms is important.
Many doctors don’t focus on reversing diabetes; instead, they provide temporary relief for external symptoms and don’t treat the root issue.
Diabetes and Hormones
Diabetes happens when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin hormone or the body can’t use insulin properly. Insulin helps carry sugar from our bloodstream into the cells, where it’s converted into energy for immediate use or storage.
When your body doesn’t process sugar properly, it gets stored in the bloodstream. This causes potential complications including:
- Kidney disease and failure
- Nerve damage and pain
- Heart attacks (with or without symptoms)
Diabetes obviously has to do with what food we consume, but it has more to do with how our body processes specific hormones and communicates correctly.
How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally
Since we see that hormones are a huge factor in maintaining our overall health, it’s no surprise that in order to reverse diabetes naturally you must be able to maintain balanced hormones.
Practically speaking, people have been able to reverse their diabetes naturally by:
- Eating a diet without processed foods
- Incorporating organic foods
- Avoiding toxins
- Exercising regularly
- Eating fewer carbs
- Drinking more water
- Reducing alcohol and smoking habits
Hormones affect your entire body, which is why small imbalances in your body affect your hormones.
With guidance from a functional medicine provider, making such lifestyle habits will improve hormonal function—and therefore improve your overall health. While these are options that have provided success to patients in reversing their diabetes naturally, you should always consult a doctor to find out the best plan for you.
Work with a Functional Medicine Provider
At True Life Medicine, we have a specific process for helping our patients reach their most vibrant selves. Here’s what it looks like:
A free discovery call. Taking the first step with True Life Medicine is completely free and only requires 15 minutes of your time. This helps us to get to know you and allows you to ask questions and understand more about our practice.
An appointment with Dr. James. Next, our head doctor will meet with you to get to know you better. He’ll dive into your current health goals, past health history, and current lifestyle habits. Also, Dr. James will identify health “markers” with you to track your progress.
An in-depth analysis. With comprehensive technology, we take the time to conduct adequate testing. That way, we can fully understand the root cause of your health situation. In the case of diabetes, we’ll specifically address your current hormone health.
A custom healthcare plan. Using information from your consultation with Dr. James and your test results, we’ll craft a treatment plan that’s unique to your body.
A partnership for life. As you take steps toward a more healthy, energetic, and vibrant life, we’re here with you every step of the way. Our doctor-patient partnership sets True Life Medicine apart and deserves credit for our patient success stories.
Schedule a Hormone Consultation with True Life Medicine
At True Life Medicine we don’t treat symptoms—we treat people. We want you to enjoy your life to the fullest, so we take our time to get to know you and provide you with a thorough examination. This gives us a holistic picture of who you are and your current health situation.
If you are interested in reversing your diabetes naturally, then we will find the appropriate path forward to help you reach your health goals. Schedule your free consultation today.