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Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes

A survey conducted in 2001 evaluated the most frequently recommended and practiced alternative therapies for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The results of that survey included solutions such as physical activities, self-help groups, lifestyle, diet, laughter and humor, relaxation therapy, prayer, imagery, visualization, meditation, massage, and music therapy. But one thing that wasn’t included in the survey was botanical medicine. Based on the results of this survey, botanical products are not a frequently recommended solution by diabetes educators, but they have been shown to be quite effective.

Several botanical solutions have been shown to be effective in treating patients with metabolic syndrome, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Some of the most common botanicals used in these conditions include: cinnamon, fenugreek, bitter melon, gymnema, curcumin, and bilberry.

The webinar and white paper below discuss the chemical constituents and properties of these botanicals, information about reported side effects and the recommended dosing amounts. These materials also cite research study results, indicating the effectiveness of these botanical solutions in treating patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Webinar - Botanical Strategies for Metabolic Syndrome & T2 Diabetes

Botanical medicines have been increasingly researched in relationship to their influence on lowering and stabilizing serum glucose, improving insulin sensitivity as well as reducing the impact of diabetes on risk factors for cardiovascular disease and its consequences. This presentation will discuss the evidence for the use of botanicals with clinical guidance for indications, dosing and side effects.

Download webinar Recorded January 11, 2012. Presented by Dr. Tori Hudson, ND