10 Substances That Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes Naturally


Diabetes has grown to “epidemic” proportions and the latest statistics revealed by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Also, research from the ADA shows that 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, which is 25% of the US population!

The cost of diabetes to our nation is a staggering $245 billion dollars a year as of 2012. That’s $176 billion in direct medical costs and another $69 billion loss in productivity.

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The damage to the pancreatic cells leads to reduced ability or complete inability to create insulin. Some of the common causes that trigger this autoimmune response may include a virus, GMO organisms, heavy metals, vaccines, or foods like wheat, cows milk, and soy.
10 Substances That Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes Naturally


This superfood is not only great for heart health and weight loss: a study using avocado seed extract on laboratory rats found that it was able to reduce their blood sugar levels and also had a positive effect on the islet cells of the pancreas where insulin is produced.


Berberine is a bioactive compound found in many plants such as goldenseal and barberry and has a history of medicinal use going back at least 1400 years. In one study in 2009, it was found the berberine was able to regenerate beta cells in the pancreas of laboratory animals.


This leafy green vegetable is, like avocado, also considered a superfood because of its high nutrient value and when its extract was given to rats with injured beta cells, it was able to spur on their recovery.


This compound, found in soy and red clover among other things, activates multiple pathways by which beta cells can proliferate in the pancreas and has also been shown to help prevent diabetes in laboratory animals.


While it sounds strange that a natural sweetener like honey could help with diabetes, it has been found that long-term consumption of honey may help Type 1 diabetics with their metabolic problems and also help regenerate beta cells.


L-arginine is an amino acid and a popular supplement that is widely available in health food stores. In a 2007 study, it was found that this amino acid was capable of helping beta cells to regenerate in laboratory animals.


In addition to its many other health benefits, research has also shown that curcumin helps improve the survival of islet cells in the pancreas and another study found that it also can aid the regeneration of pancreatic beta cells.

Corn Silk

Most people simply throw corn silk away after shucking an ear of corn, but it too has medicinal and nutritional value. In a 2009 study, it was found that the corn silk helped to promote the regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas and normalize the blood sugar of mice with Type 1 diabetes.

Nigella Sativa

A human study from 2010 found that Type 1 diabetics who consumed one gram of black seed daily for three months showed increased beta cells function.


This natural sweetener was the subject of a human study done 2011 which found that stevia has many anti-diabetic properties, including the apparent ability to help repair damaged beta cells.

While more research needs to be done on several of the potential natural therapies, preliminary results are at least hopeful and there is a good possibility that one or more of the line of inquiry discussed above might yield nature-based Type 1 diabetes treatments in the future.


Reference And Sources:

draxe.com foods like wheat and cows milk have been linked to diabetes is because they contain the proteins gluten and A1 casein


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