Yoga and Naturopathy for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or
blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from
the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the
glucose gets into your cells to give them energy. With
type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With
type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does
not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin,
the glucose stays in your blood. Over time, having
too much glucose in your blood can cause serious
problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and
nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke
and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women
can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.
Satkarma: Kunjal after clearing mation (or after taking
enema) daily. Do Shankprakshlana daily. Do vastra
dahuti and Purna-shankhprakshlana once in a month.
Kunjal, vastra dhauti, Shankhaprakshalan and Nauli
Pranayama: Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Bahiya, Anulan
vilom (Alternate breathing), Suryabhedi, Uddiyan
Bandha, Agnishar Kriya, Bhramari
Asanas: Mandukasana, Bhujangasana(Cobra Pose),
Paschimotasana (forward seated bend), Mayurasana
(The peacock pose), Shalabhasana (The Locust), Half
Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana), Matsyasana,
Naukasana, Halasana, Chakrasana, Dhanurasana,
Mandukasana, Kumrasana, urdhahastotanasana,
Padhastasana, Katichakrasana, Garbhasana,
Bhunamanasana, Uttanpadasana and Surya Namaskar.
Meditation: Contemplation Meditation with
autosuggestion of healing.
While treating diabetes it should be kept in mind that
the patient is made to do adequate physical labor;
his diet is controlled; he is kept free from stress,
his digestive system is tackled to work properly
and diabetic complications are also controlled. The
diseases i.e. Retinopathy, Neuropathy, Nephropathy,
etc are common complications of diabetes. Lemon
water and coconut water is good for diabetic people.
Eat blackberry (Jamun) in its season or take blackberry
seed powder in the evening. Take 15gm of bitter gourd
(Karela) juice with 100gm of water daily for thrice a
day. Wheat grass juice also helps in great deal. Soak 1
teaspoon full of methi seeds overnight, eat the seeds
in the morning and drink the water. Eat 5-10 leaves of
bel/ sadabahar/jamun/ margosa leaves daily.
Take sun bath on bare body. Drink water processed in
orange colored bottle in sun rays after meal. Take mud
pack/ hot & cold fomentation for 10-20min on abdomen
and take enema then hip bath for 20 minutes. Daily
walk for 4-5 km in the morning/evening with deep
Foods beneficial in diabetes: Soybean, Cucumber,
garlic, Lauki, Bitter guard, Spinach, Bethu, Fenugreek,
Amala, Jamun, Bel, Moong Soup, Jau, Kodo, Maiz,
Chana, Bitter vegetables prepared in mustard oil, Til,
Parval, Dates, Water melon.
Food to avoid by diabetic: All the sweet products,
vanaspati ghee, too sweet fruits, fine flour (Maida)
and its product, preserved and packed food products,
smoking, chewing of jarda, gutkha, consumption of
alcohol is completely prohibited for diabetic patients.
Sample diet plan for a diabetic patient:
Morning: A cup of bitter guard juice or sprouted
methi or one teaspoon of its powder or Jamun power
or neem powder.
Breakfast: Skimmed milk or Amritahar - sprouted
grain, gram, moong, methi etc. + amala or fruit seasonal.
Lunch: Rice, Roti (mixed with wheat (75%) 15%, soya
bean 9% and methi 1%) plenty of vegetables, salads,
moong dal and curd.
Evening: Vegetable soup or one glass of milk.
Dinner: As in lunch but use of curd is not advisable
in night.
Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki
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