Conquering Diabetes Naturally (Healthy Options • Effective Solutions)

Conquering Diabetes Naturally (Healthy Options • Effective Solutions)

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Item Code: IDE981
Author: H.K. Bakhru
Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
Language: English
Edition: 2004
Pages: 176
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.4"
From the Jacket :

There are simple, natural alternatives to allopathic medicines that can effectively reduce the risks of diabetes and help you lead a healthier and a more productive life.

This book, by one of India's best known experts on natural healing, guides you on a course of healthful living. The approach and the treatments reflect the tenor of our time - high regard for good nutrition, healthy living habits, sensible use of modern diagnostic tools, and appreciation or the importance of individual differences.

This compact up-to-date book is designed to put you in total control of your health. Within these pages you will find fundamental explanations for most everyday problems of living with diabetes. You will find practical advice to successfully manage your diabetes and reduce risk of serious complications.

If, at first, some suggestions seem like restrictions, you will soon find that your body responds positively. The most important factor in controlling diabetes is you.

Help Yourself. You have a choice.

About the Author :

H.K. Bakru enjoys a countrywide reputation as an expert naturopath and a prolific writer. His well-researched articles on nature cure, health, nutrition and herbalism appear regularly in various newspapers.

He began his career with the Indian Railways after a first class first postgraduate degree from Lucknow University and retired as a chief PRO, Central Railways, after 35 years of distinguished service.

A member of the Nature Cure Practitioners' Guild in Bombay, he has made extensive studies of natural methods of treating diseases and herbalism. He has been honoured with 'Gem of Alternative Medicines' award and a gold medal by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Calcutta, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of alternative medicines. He is also the recipient of Nature Cure Appreciation Award of the Nature Care Practitioners Guild for his services to naturopathy.

In addition to propagating naturopathy, much of his time is devoted to charitable activities under the auspices of D.H. Bakhru Foundation, a charitable trust founded and funded by him. He lives in Mumbai.

CONTENTS

Preface
1.Understanding Diabetes
 
What is Insulin?
 The Role of Insulin in Our Body
 incidence of Diabetes
11-16
2.Types of Diabetes17-22
3.Symptoms of Diabetes23-26
4.Diagnosing Diabetes
 Uring Tests
 Blood Tests
 Glycated Haemoglobin Test
27-31
5.Causes of Diabetes
 Is Diabetes Inherited?
 Diet: A Self-Inflicted Cause
 The Obesity Trigger
 Virus Infections
 The Lifestyle Risk
 Smoking: An Important Risk Factor
 Age Increases Risk
 Stress, Tension and Diabetes
 Organic Disorders and Diabetes
33-38
6.Short-Term Complications & Their Natural Treatment
 Hypoglycaemia or Low Blood Sugar
 Ketoacidosis and Diabetic Coma
 Skin Infections
 Urinary Tract Infections
39-47
7.Long-Term Complications & Their Natural Treatment
 Heart Disease and Stroke
 Eye Damage or Diabetic Retinopathy
 Neuropathy
 Diabetic Foot
 Kidney Disease
 Respiratory System Complications
 Hypertension
 Diabetes and Pregnancy
48-63
8.Diabetes in Children
 Causes
 Treating Diabetic Children
 How Much Should A Child Eat?
 Exercise Helps
64-68
9.Food and Diabetes: You are What You Eat
 The Diabetes Food Pyramid
 Carbohydrates
 Fibre
 Protein
 Fat
 Calories, Diet and Diabetes
69-76
10.Fighting Diabetes
 Glycaemic Index of Selected Foods
 Proportion of Main Nutrients
 Foods Exchange List
 Vegetables The More the Better
 Are Fruits Safe
 Eat More Dietary Fibre
 Food High in Antioxidants
 Importance of Alkaline Foods
 Foods Rich in Potassium
 Benefits of Raw Foods
 Healthy Way to Cook Vegetables
 Eating Rules
77-94
11.Foods That Control Diabetes95-105
12.Foods to be Avoided106-112
13.Vitamins and Minerals that Lower Blood Sugar113-122
14.Herbal Remedies for Diabetes123-128
15.Weight Control to Prevent and Treat Diabetes
 Why is Weight Control Important in Diabetes
 Healthy Weight: How it Checks Diabetes
 Your Ideas Height / Weight Ratio
 Your Body Mass Index
 Eating Sensibly for Healthy Weight Loss
 Weight Loss Home Remedies
 Fletcherism
129-138
16.Importance of Exercise in Controlling Diabetes
 How Regular Exercise Controls blood Sugar
 Exercise, Hypertension and Diabetes
 Exercise, Cholesterol and Diabetes
 Selecting Your Exercise
 Why Walking Wins
 Frequency of Exercise
 How Much Exercise
 Precautions
 Listen to your Body: When Not to Exercise
139-174
17.Benefits of Yoga148-159
18.Other Natural Methods of Treatment
 Hydrotherapy
 Massage
 Mudtherapy
 Chromotherapy
160-168
Sample Menu
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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