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Turmeric May Help You Fight Diabetes

Researchers have long been excited over the health benefits of curcumin, an antioxidant compound found in the spice turmeric. And now, researchers in Thailand have found that consuming curcumin daily may cut the risk of type 2 diabetes for those who have high blood sugar levels. Those involved in the study took 250 milligrams of curcuminoids every day.

“Because of its benefits and safety, we propose that curcumin extract may be used for an intervention therapy for the prediabetes population,” says researcher Somlak Chuengsamarn of Srinakharinwirot University in Nakomnayok, Thailand.

However, other diabetes experts caution that moderate exercise, weight control and a whole foods diet are still necessary to reduce the risk of diabetes.

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About the Author: Bryan Nash Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • Kailasam

    Being a TypeII diabetics I consume daily in the morning about 10gms of fenugreek soaked overnight in water &turmeric(about 1teaspoon)in milk which has reduced my blood sugar level to 130-140 over the last 2 years.

  • Jill

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 in August of 2010. I am 62 yrs,, 175#, 5’3″, female. I took glucophage for several months at first but I DO NOT want to take meds. I receive a number of “health newsletter” and they all recommend various supplement recipes for treatment instead of metphormin and glucophage. I cannot waste years trying each one for a matter of months to a year to see what works for me. Of course, they all say “______ MAY help you fight diabetes” Why do they all say “may” or “might”. Why not they do or don’t fight diabetes? I keep track of my sugar numbers and without taking anything my numbers average 236 – 263 even in the morning fasting. The dr. I first saw said I should keep my number around 140. What should a person do? Granted, I’m not big on exercise, but I don’t pig out on food that is bad for me either.

    • flo c.

      join the club and i am 45 & due to a job injury 5yrs back i had my leg amputated so i was limited on what i could do now i just became lazysome mornings my sugar checks are good but at night i feel so dehydrated nothing kills my thirst so i drink tea all night long then insomia to boot ive tried using biotene but it doesnt work for me…just saring your not totally
      alone.hang in there.

  • victor hugo

    I am a diabetes type 2 person for about two years now, and I have been diagnosed now with neuropathy, affecting me on both legs, feet and both arms and hands, I have tried various medicines both alternative and traditional, but so far no results, some times the pain and discomfort, is unbearable does any one have any suggestion?

  • vera holman

    I take Alpha Lipoic acid, Resveratrol, Chromium Picolinate .Olive
    Leaf extract, Grape Leaf extract, plus, Fenugreek, and a few other things,

    For my leg pains, since taking Choline Inositol, has my legs with less pain, etc.
    I listen to “”Your Health at a Glance””, Dr. Richard Becker , TX cancer survivor, has helped me with controlling my blood sugar, and blood pressure.
    He is on TV 372 in NV at 10am , and also on at 11am 376