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Vata in Madhumeha

When Ayurveda describe that Vata and Kapha are predominant factors of Madhumeha pathogenesis, it is not understood to the modern physicians. The school of Ayurveda affirms the Vata at present context as neural and the Kapha as the structural integrity. Now Ayurveda community has support from modern scientists. Most of the diabetics are found first in dental but not in medical clinics or some times accidentally. The Madhumeha vis-à-vis is an Amashaya samuthana (develops from stomach), Under the influence of acha Pitta (Pancreatic fluid), Rasagni (carbohydrate metabolism) and Mootra Vaha srotas (defective re-absorption of glucose at Kidneys). All these areas neural connections are suceptable for damage due to genetically involved factors. So the Vata as nervous system or neural implications in action is necessary to prove.

Recent researches of 37 scientists along with Dwaipyan Bharadwaj (IGIB) and Nihil Tandan (AIMS) as a team made a remarkable research. The type-2 diabetes has a relation to a center of neural activity creating genes TMEM163 and AB3GAP1. These two genes are responsible for type 2 diabetes to develop.

With this research the scientific attitudes of Ayurveda is known and it is necessary to establish the rest of facts hand in hand with the contemporary science.

Clean off Madhumeha vis-à-vis Diabetes with Sadabahar

Ayurveda classified a Sweet disease in the Urinary syndrome of Prameha along with 20 more conditions. The precursor of this Madhumeha were told as the Obesity i.e. Sthoulya. As stated by Charaka – “Urbanization is the root cause of all diseases”, the civilized stress has its role in causing the metabolic disturbances resultant into an out come of Sweet Urine – “Diabetes”.

Diabetes usually found in the Dental clinics or examined specifically with a Family history. The phases of Madumeha are wide and its treatment more or less is regulation of stress and food habits.

Stage-1/ Agni disturbances: Disturbances of the oral hygiene and getting foul smell refer to the poor digestion and the formation of Ama in the body. Along with foul smell he may even get the referral symptoms of heaviness of body, salivation, over weight, belching, bloating, problems of teeth, pain in abdomen, etc. . . . . [Read more]

100Q Diabetes

Michael Bryer-Ash, “100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes”
2009 | ISBN-10: 0763755397 | 160 Pages | PDF | 1,3 MB

Whether you re a newly diagnosed patient, or a friend or relative of someone suffering with diabetes, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this condition to help patients and families achieve a greater understanding of all aspects of dealing with diabetes including treatment options, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

Available in the Net as Free Book – Use Search engines to get it

Diabetes Cookbook

Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies (For Dummies (Cooking))
Publisher: For Dummies | ISBN: 0764584502 | edition 2005 | PDF | 410 pages | 11,9 mb

These recipes transform the typical diabetic diet from bland and blah to “Mmmmmm!” and “Ahhhhh!” Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is extensively updated with more than 100 new recipes from great restaurants and great chefs. You’ll discover taste-tempting dishes like Blueberry Almond Pancakes, BBQ Chicken Potato Hash, Beer Braised Pork, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Chocolate Almond Biscotti. There’s loads of new information about diabetes and the role of diet in managing it, plus:
* Tips on how to fare well with restaurant or fast food fare
* Coverage of ethnic foods, including African-American, Chinese, Italian, French, Indian, Thai, and Mexican
* Info on popular diets, including South Beach, Atkins, Ornish, and others….

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Diabetes Defeated by Ayurveda

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Ayurvedic medicine (the ancient tradition of India), for example, offers 44 different natural remedies for diabetes. Other traditions offer dozens more. After much study, Barron narrowed the menu down to six that had the best chance of creating a thorough, root-cause approach to maximizing the body’s  ability to metabolize sugar.

You may have heard of the first two ingredients below from other sources, but the rest are new.
The first ingredient is fenugreek. In a recent study, researchers saw a 54% drop in urinary glucose levels—the test doctors often use to identify diabetics. But to get the most benefit, patients had to eat a huge amount of fenugreek––a pretty unpleasant undertaking. The stuff tastes terrible (it’s extremely bitter), and comes with some pretty unpleasant side effects (like foul-smelling sweat and urine) when you eat a lot of it.
Now a new extract concentrates the active ingredient in fenugreek, making much smaller doses possible and getting rid of those smelly side effects. In India they call gymnema sylvestre, a traditional Ayurvedic diabetes remedy, “the sugar destroyer.” Here’s why: A protein in the plant makes you lose your craving for sugar and may actually prevent you from digesting some of the sugar you DO eat. Plus, gymnema seems to regenerate pancreas cells, allowing your body to produce more insulin. Inan 18-month gymnema study, most test subjects were able to reduce their medication… and some were able to get rid of drugs altogether. Best of all, no one has reported any adverse side effects of gymnema.
Not one.
Konjac mannan is a potent herb [wikipedia] you’ve probably never heard of, but it’s been proven effective in clinical trials. In fact, in a 65-day trial, 72 patients with adult-onset diabetes who took konjac saw their fasting blood sugar levels drop an average of 51.8 percent and their levels after eating drop 84.6 percent! The nopal cactus (a.k.a. the prickly pear cactus) is just gaining recognition in the natural medicine world. There’s not a lot of clinical research into its medicinal benefits yet, but several small studies suggest that eating nopal leaves with a meal can help contain —even reduce — serum glucose levels. Individuals with type 2 diabetes have experienced a 10 to 20 percent reduction in blood sugar levels after eating nopal.

Banaba leaf extract has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes by up to 30%. It also helped the people in the trial keep tighter control over glucose fluctuations. Best of all, banaba appears to encourage weight loss…without any major dietary changes.

Bitter melon contains at least three components that act on blood sugar – and clinical trials confirm its effectiveness for managing glucose levels.
The final ingredient is a patented cinnamon extract called Cinnulin PF™ which ramps up the overall effectiveness of the supplement. In fact, Cinnulin PF actually works to make the insulin receptor sites on your individual body cells more receptive…and that means your body can use its own insulin more efficiently.