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How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes the Natural Way

Diet for treating Type 2 Diabetes the natural way

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes the Natural Way

At Novis Health Salt Lake City, we use functional medicine to treat several “complex” conditions – Type 2 Diabetes being one of them. We always aim to recommend natural treatments when possible. These treatments often include organic foods, natural supplements, and lifestyle changes you can make at home.


If you’re struggling with Type 2 Diabetes, you’re probably tired of spending money on costly pharmaceuticals. Thankfully, many inexpensive remedies will help treat your Type 2 Diabetes naturally. Depending on the severity of your diabetes, you may even notice that your condition reverses over time.


Before starting on a natural Type 2 Diabetes treatment plan, we recommend you set up a consultation with a certified health coach. We want to make sure your lifestyle changes don’t have adverse side effects, which can be serious when dealing with blood sugar. 


1. Consider the Foods You Eat

The most important part of treating diabetes naturally is what you eat. We split foods into two categories: foods that help diabetes treatment and foods that hinder diabetes treatment.


Foods that help diabetes treatment

To treat diabetes naturally, consider eating more foods high in fiber, chromium, magnesium, and healthy fats. What you need to know about these foods is that they regulate blood sugar and metabolism. Eating these foods makes your body respond better to carbs and sugars. 


Some diabetes-friendly foods include:

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Flax seed and nuts
  • Coconut milk
  • Salmon

Foods that hinder diabetes treatment

There are many foods out there that may cause unwanted blood sugar spikes. Try to be mindful of these foods if you plan to treat diabetes the natural way:


  • Candies
  • Alcohol
  • Pastries
  • Wheat-based bread
  • Cows milk
  • High fructose corn syrup


The goal isn’t to make food “off limits” and lead you to binge eat. Simply work on increasing awareness around the foods you eat and how they make you feel. 


2. Supplements

Adding supplements to your daily diet can boost your body’s ability to process sugars. A quick capsule or teaspoon of these supplements can set you up for success. Again we’re looking for supplements that impact your body’s metabolism and insulin sensitivity.


Consider these supplements with the guidance of a functional medicine doctor:


  • Chromium picolinate 
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Zinc
  • Nopal
  • Fenugreek


Questions about supplements that treat diabetes the natural way? Ask one of our health coaches!


3. Exercise

Finally, exercise has been shown to reverse the effects of Type II Diabetes naturally. Studies show that exercise improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay Type II Diabetes while positively affecting your blood pressure, heart health, cholesterol levels, and quality of life.


You don’t need to become a marathon runner or bodybuilder. Simple activities are enough to boost your diabetes efforts. Taking a short walk in the afternoon, performing a quick yoga routine in the morning, or playing a round of pickleball will help your body regulate blood glucose.


4. Managing Stress & Toxins

Research has shown that some alternative therapies help treat diabetes the natural way. Most chronic conditions are exacerbated by stress, so finding relaxing ways to soothe the body can lead to better blood glucose regulation. 


For example, massage seems like a promising way to manage diabetes. Far infrared sauna sessions are also excellent ways to rest the body and eliminate unwanted toxins. Patients have noticed decreased fatigue, blood pressure, weight gain, and cholesterol and sugar levels.


Novis Health Utah offers a wide variety of advanced healing technologies. Talk to a health coach to learn more!


Treat Your Diabetes the Natural Way with Novis Health

Every person with Type II Diabetes has a different story. Each body is unique, and each person’s condition is in a different stage of advancement. That said, do you think it makes sense to recommend the same treatment plan to everyone?


No. While some conventional doctors might paint with broad brush strokes and give everyone the same treatment plan, our team takes a different approach. At Novis Health Utah, we believe in customized treatment plans. We take the time to get to know you: we ask questions and conduct tests to see how your genetics, lifestyle, and health history affect your diabetes management.


If you haven’t seen progress in your diabetes treatment, it’s time to try Novis Health Salt Lake City and functional medicine. We’ve seen success after success when it comes to complex chronic illnesses. From diabetes to thyroid issues, we treat all sorts of chronic conditions in Salt Lake City. We do this through personalized, natural medicine. 


Sign up for a complimentary consultation to see how you can treat your diabetes naturally.