Conventional medicine wants you to believe the only thing you can do about diabetes is to take pills Big Pharma or insulin injections for the rest of your life.
Even if you are not diabetic, all carbohydrates in your diet – cereals, pasta, potatoes, bread and sugary drinks – means that your body is getting a dangerous overload of sugar. And it may be only a matter of time before becoming a statistic in the health epidemic fastest growing US.
For decades, I have been helping my patients not only manage their symptoms of diabetes, also for reverse forever.
And I’ve been helping them preventing diabetes first, using natural healing herbs that manage carbohydrates and massive bombardment we face today sugar.
One of the most effective herbs that have found in the battle against diabetes is guava . In fact, guava is such an important healing plant, I have included in my new book – healing herbs Paradise -., Which will be available next month
When you think of guava, you probably think of it as gelatin in sweets tasty cakes. But certainly not something that your doctor is likely to prescribe for any ailment.
I’ve been recommending for years as guava rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, folic acid, potassium, copper and manganese . It is also a powerful antioxidant. This is just enough of a profit, and to feed your immune system.
However, speaking with traditional healers in the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali, I have learned that there is much more to guava.
Ironically, guava is not native to Bali – or anywhere else in Asia for that matter. It is native to the tropics of the Western Hemisphere. But traders and missionaries brought to Southeast Asia, where local healers quickly recognized its medicinal value.
In Bali, guava is regularly used to alleviate
- stomach pain diarrhea;1,2,3,4
- stomach flu;
- Ulcers in the mouth;
- Gum disease;
- Fungal infections;
- – Virus. It even works against the virus strain of “bird flu” H1N1 5
- Chronic inflammation.
Scientists have also studied more than 60 compounds guava for their potential anti-cancer effects. And studies also show that guava has anti-cancer properties. Its extracts have been shown to suppress tumor growth and kill cancer cells in the prostate, breast and colon.6,7,8,9
However, guava is especially effective in controlling blood sugar and diabetes – when you eat without skins.
The stems, leaves and fruit block the digestion of carbohydrates. So you have fewer sugar spikes and needs less insulin, which makes you less likely to develop insulin resistance.10,11,12,13
And if you have diabetes, guava also strengthen the heart and kidneys to resist damage from the disease. 14 15 >
In the US, guava season runs from September to December. You can find this product simply stroll through your local green market or farmer’s market.
But it is always guava season somewhere in the world. So this fruit you can order via the Internet at sites like amazon.com, massspectrumbotanicals.com, specialtyproduce.com, localharvest.org, and farmersmarketonline.com.
You may have to search a little leaves. Occasionally, you will see the fresh leaves in a health food store, but is more likely to find dry leaves. That’s fine, because they make more powerful teas, infusions and decoctions anyway.
fresh leaves contain more water, so they need to use almost double. And the most powerful leaves, which have the highest antioxidant power, are harvested just before the fruit is ripe. 16
Here is a recipe that taught me in Bali for a decoction of guava leaves, traditional healers used to treat a number of diseases, including diabetes.
- You need water and guava leaves in a ratio of 8 ounces of water can one ounce of dried leaves or 2 ounces of fresh leaves.
- Place the water in a pot made of non-reactive material such as stainless steel or enamel. Do not use aluminum.
- Shred the leaves and add them to the water. Soak for 30 minutes.
- Bring the water to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off for 30 to 60 minutes or until a quarter of the water has evaporated.
- Cool and strain the liquid. Then use a spoon to press the leaves against the strainer so you can squeeze the last liquid. You can store the decoction in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours. But the best thing is to do what you need every day.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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The Fruit reversing diabetes naturally first appeared in Dr. Al Sears, MD Anti Aging Pioneer Alternative Health Newsletter .