Can anyone suggest to me any normal way to lower blood sugar and cholesterol?

@pahak627 (4558)
Philippines
January 8, 2013 2:44pm CST
I had my laboratory tests read by my doctor yesterday. But there was still another test which I am going to get today to determine whether I am diabetic or not. My blood sugar level went up to 138 which is above normal level. Whereas my cholesterol is still the same, high as ever. I have 5 medicines prescribed by my doctor which will be taken daily. Now, I wish I could naturally find a way to lower them in the natural way. Thanks for your suggestions.
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@deazil (4723)
• United States
8 Jan 13
Here are some links that should help. Before trying natural supplements you should do proper research. http://earthclinic.com/CURES/cholesterol.html www.livestrong.com/supplements-for-high-cholesterol/ http://healthy-ojas.com/diabetes/gymnema-diabetes-natural.html and www.earthclinic.com/CURES/diabetes.html any remedies that use apple cider vinegar usually mean organic ACV. Organic works better because the natural enzymes have not been removed through pasteurization. There are many other sites listing helpful natural remedies for your two conditions. Also listed in other sites are the proven dangerous side effects of some medications. Research carefully before you embark on any regimen, be it natural or doctor prescribed.
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@Mavic123456 (21898)
• Thailand
9 Jan 13
Wow... You are really a health buff miss deazil. Those links are Helpful. Hmmm even if i feel ok now, i will get older too so eventually my health may be depleted (is it the right word? ). I also believe that prevention is better than cure.
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I agree with you miss mavic, miss deazil is really knowledgeable when it comes to health conditions. I'll check on those links later.
@deazil (4723)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Hi Mavic! Well I'm 65 and still kickin' so I must be doing something right. I don't get the flu, never catch a cold, and my arthritis and bronchitis have been gone for about 4 years. All I take are vitamins and herbal supplements. No prescription medications and I feel pretty good. So far. Depleted? Yes, you could use that. But depleted (I think) would be more in use for seriously decreasing a supply of something . For instance "Our natural resources are being depleted." Your health may diminish (lessen, reduce) as you age. According to thesaurus.com. English 101 for today. pahak, as you get older you start worrying. I don't like doctors and I don't like all the side effects that medications can cause. I believe in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Both have been around for thousands of years and have been proven to work. In Germany use of this type of medicine is widespread and is used hand in hand with modern medicine. For myself, if I need a doctor, I know of a Holistic Practitioner who is also a licensed M.D. That is who I would prefer to go to if I needed medical attention. Good luck!
@urbandekay (18278)
8 Jan 13
Here is the very best way; fast for one day, drinking only, next day start you day with porridge made with rolled oats and water only, eat what you like for the rest of the day but try to include some oily fish, like mackerel or herrings, next day fast again. This alternate day fasting reduces ILGF which reduces the incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular problems and other complaints. Short bursts of intense exercises for about 30 seconds, repeated say 5-10 times with a rest between will also prove effective all the best, urban
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@vandana7 (98187)
• India
9 Jan 13
I think playing with babies...under one year ...lifting them and roaming with them does a great job of reducing both blood pressure as well as sugar..lol
@urbandekay (18278)
9 Jan 13
And having a pet dog or cat does the same, I am told all the best, urban
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
All that you advised are good and can be applied easily. I started doing zumba every night but what happened is that I got muscle pains and got a fever last night so I have not done it last night. We got 3 pet dogs and taking care of them can make us move often.
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@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
9 Jan 13
I just listened to some health advice. Low glycemic index foods like beans, yogurt, cheese, fish etc. Fresh veggies.. No processed sugar - the sugar in fresh fruits is better. Then comes the Big C - Cinnamon - can be used in many places. After meal drink: Hot water with cinnamon sprinkled in it. I like it in coffee and tea too. On yogurt and yes, almost everywhere... Chromium is also a popular mineral that can regulate blood sugar.. Here is some info: http://adam.about.net/encyclopedia/nutrition/Chromium-in-diet.htm I hope this helps a bit, and there is more on the net..
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
14 Jan 13
I am also doing that listening to health advice. I'll check your link later after I can comment on all the responses here. Thanks.
@JamesKYTan (1605)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 13
To lower blood sugar level you have to cut down the consumption of sugar. Reduce your carbohydrates intake as carbohydrate digested will breakdown to simple sugars in your body. To reduce your low density lipoproteins( bad cholesterol)you need to reduce your intake of saturated fats. Take less beef, and red meat and fats. You want to increase your high density lipoproteins (good Cholesterol)? Then eat more omega rich food like cod, salmon, mackerel, sardines and other deep sea fish. Don't forget to exercise for exercise also increases your good cholesterol. Fast at least once a month. Hope you can stick to this routine. God bless you.
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• Malaysia
3 Mar 13
Sliced lemon and cucumber as a drink is also good for you. Even Alternative medicines recommend it. If have to cut down on your consumption of bad food to reduce cholesterol. There is no other choice or else whatever measure you take will be futile. This work hand in hand together with food to avoid and food to encourage coupled with routine exercise. Take a good look at super models. They regularly exercise to maintain their good looks and slim bodies.
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
2 Mar 13
I'm trying to do what you're telling me here. But sometimes I'm tempted to eat a little more than what should be. However, I have a new drink for myself, sliced lemon and cucumber soaked in water. I drink the water and replace when drank. I guess it's cleansing because I discharge more liquid from my body thru urine and sweat.
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
3 Mar 13
Yes, I admire their self discipline.
@allknowing (130109)
• India
9 Jan 13
There are already good suggestions here given by other users. For reducing Cholesterol besides the oatmeal porridge you could take cod pearls atleast 6 a day two each after every meal. A teaspoon of roasted and powdered flax seeds do help.
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
Yes there are lots of them. What's cod ? Do you mean cod liver oil.? Well, I remember my sister who is a cancer survivor, she told me that according to a her doctors these cod liver oil, flax seed, and another one which I could remember now are the only food supplements that can help us.
@allknowing (130109)
• India
12 Jan 13
Yes cod liver oil. I take those pearls every day. They are sure to reduce triglycerides. Flax seeds somehow got me a bloated stomach and that is one of the side effects that I read about on the Net. But many I know have no problem with them.
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I plan to take flax seeds but I'm afraid of the side effects.
@blummus (451)
• United States
9 Jan 13
When I started having problems with blood pressure and blood sugar, my doctor put me on a diet and exercise program: 1500 calories and a half hour of walking each day. It's not complicated, but it was enough to make me lose 10 lbs a month, got me so I could walk without assistance for the entire time and brought both my blood sugar and blood pressure under control. I still have to take HCTZ for blood pressure and to keep swelling down, but it's a lot less problem than I was dealing with before.
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
That's great. It's good to know that you lost weight. Hope all your tests will be normal and maintain as it is.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
8 Jan 13
Diet and exercise they tell me. I also have high cholestrol and am taking meds for it...just started but I am determined to lower it somewhat myself...by eating better!
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Yes diet and exercise are the common advice that I got from the responses here. I'll follow what you are doing now and hope both of us will be healthier. Good luck to both of us.
• United States
8 Jan 13
Eating healthfully and getting proper exercise will help with your sugar and cholesterol levels. Your diet should be rich in fresh vegetables, and you should consider eating foods such as oatmeal (which will help lower your cholesterol). How you season your food can also make a difference. Cinnamon is a good spice to help with your sugar levels.
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I'm beginning to have my diet with healthy foods and proper exercise. No more meat for me.
@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
9 Jan 13
Hi pahak, the best thing to do obviously is to become more active.Going for a daily brisk walk has immense all round benefits for the health and also drinking 8 - 10 glasses of water each day.other than that cut down on fats and eat lots of vegetables and fiber, am sure if you d this you will see everything stabilising...all the best
@lelin1123 (15595)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jan 13
My hubby has diabeties 2 so this is what he has to do to keep his sugar level normal, low carb diet. First of all you need to stop eating things that are white. Such as, white rice, bread, potatoes, sugar and flour. If you like any of these things eat only a small portion and definitely not daily. You also need to exercise or keep busy daily. Eat plenty of veggies and protein helps also. Drinking plenty of water and grapefruit juice is very good too. Hope this helps you. Good luck!
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I'm beginning to stay away from meat and other foods that may cause increase in sugar and cholesterol levels. I was thankful that the test that was done to me after my fbs showed that my pancreas are still normal and I'm not diabetic though my sugar level reached 138. God is really good giving me a warning for this. I'll do whatever advice and suggestions that I can read from your responses.
@marguicha (213269)
• Chile
8 Jan 13
You must take your pills. But diabetes is something you can help with a reasonable diet. Refined sugar is a no-ono. But you can, and must, eat a little bit of something every three hours or so. You may eat a cookie (special ones with no sugar and you can bake them yourself), or carrots or something to munch. You can eat carbs, but it is much better if you eat legumes instead of rice, pasta or potatoes. As for cholesterol, forget about fried food, butter and too much egg yolk. Prefer white meat and fish over red meat. Use olive oil and avocado instead or butter or cheese. I hope it works.
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@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I'm taking my pills for hypertension and cholesterol daily. I was having fbs test and my sugar level was 138, then the doctor referred me to another blood test. I forgot the name of the test and I was told by the doctor that I am not diabetic though I have that sugar level. Now, I am relieved. What I'm doing now is to take my medicines daily and do some exercise. I'll also follow what you advice.
@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
Regular exercise is a great help. By sweating off toxins in our body will reduce all the bad effects in our system. Most people who suffer from diabetis are those fat or chubby people- therefore, losing weight is very essential to lower cholesterol and sugar level. Proper diet and exercise is the best combination for natural way of maintaining good health.
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@vandana7 (98187)
• India
9 Jan 13
As I mentioned above, I prefer the simpler way...if you are constantly with a baby...running about with the child, you cant possibly eating much coz the baby wont allow you to. If the child sleeps you feel great coz you feel this is the only time you get to relax...you tend to eat a small meal and take a nap before the task master wakes you up again. Trust me, this is a tried and tested recipe, and it works.
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@Bhebelen14 (5194)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Taking you medications on time, proper exercise and watch out for your food in take helps you to normalized your blood sugar and cholesterol level.
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@KrauseHome (36449)
• United States
2 Mar 13
Personally this could be part of the issue within itself is mixing all these meds like this without really taking the time to see which one will work best for you. I have known Doctors to do this for Blood pressure as well. As for blood sugars, how is this determined, and are these both Fasting levels? 138 is considered Pre Diabetic and needs to be closely monitored. Watching some of the foods like Rice especially, and maybe even the way you eat your potatoes could help some for this. I know for me, I am drinking a protein shake which helps with my Blood Sugar some, weight loss, and has stabilized my cholesterol, etc. more.
@silverfox09 (4708)
• United States
8 Jan 13
I think garlic can definitely help with lowering your cholesterol . Taking garlic in its raw form are you could maybe fry it and then eat it . I would suggest crush it and then dice it and take it with some water . I dont know if that help with blood sugar also , do a search and see ok good luck .
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I'll search on it. I really don't eat garlic but for the sake of lowering my cholesterol level I'll try to do it. Thanks.
@TheCatLady (4691)
• Israel
9 Jan 13
First all take your pills as proscribed by your doctor. Always follow a doctors orders. How is your weight? If overweight, however slightly,loosing the excess weight helps both sugar and cholesterol. Get your BMI down to the lower end of healthy. Do you get enough exercise? Exercise will help you in so many ways. I wish I could take a nice walk with my dogs for exercise today but it is cold and raining so I'm stuck in the house. I'll do housework instead. Not as fun but... Diet? How is your diet? Do you eat a high fiber diet? High fiber diets help lower cholesterol. Oatmeal is proven to lower cholesterol. It also fills you up and helps with weight loss and elimination. Cinnamon also helps lower cholesterol. If you like the taste, sprinkle some on your oatmeal. Apart from lowering cholesterol oatmeal is a cheap healthy food. Eat mote whole grains and natural foods. Not only are they yummy, they are the best way to keep your weight down. Keep your diet healthy. If you can go vegetarian or even vegan it will help weight loss, sugar, diabetes and cholesterol. Also animals won't suffer. Keep away from fats and sugars. Once you get used to it, you will be able to use put fat on your food with an eyedropper and sugar by a pinch instead of spoon full. You need a bit of fat in your diet for fat soluble vitamins, but nothing like what humans eat these days. Many foods have hidden fat in them. Wheat and grains and many vegetable have fat in them. You don't need to add any. If you make major healthy changes in your diet, your doctor may decide to cut your medications down.
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• India
14 Jan 13
You say-NORMAL WAY-Do you mean no medicines of any kind, i too have diabetes, i was advised to walk 10 kilometers daily, that too briskly, i admit i can't do it; well if possible you run, walk, go up/down on stairs , hope it may help lol
• Israel
14 Jan 13
10 kilometers is way to much to walk. 5 maybe, but 10 is ridiculous. I used to walk 5 every evening with my dogs and it was 2 hours.
@prashu228 (37524)
• India
8 Jan 13
Hi pahak One way to lower your blood sugar levels is by eating the right foods.The foods that digest slower help to maintain sugar levels such as fruits ( apples ,oranges , peers) vegetables ( peas,grains) as well as oat meals , barely etc.
@pahak627 (4558)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I'll follow what you said and I already listed the food that you suggested me to eat. Thanks.
@roshigo58 (4859)
• Pune, India
3 Mar 13
Hi, Walking more and more as you can is the best exercise for diabetes. My uncle has diabetes but he go for walk two time daily for two hours. thus he brings his diabetes in control. He had to inject two times for insulin. But now he has to take only tablets. He avoids eating more rice, obviously sweets, oily food etc. He looks very healthy.Take care.