Help Treat Diabetes with Magnesium and Cannabidiol

Diabetes is a huge problem we’re currently facing with levels increasing every year. In the near future, the long term effects of diabetes are going to be one of the major health concerns of the western world. While diabetes itself isn’t often attributed to the death of people, it is directly linked to cancer, heart disease and strokes which do eventually kill people. Luckily it is avoidable and treatable for most people through proper diet and exercise.

Now understanding that diabetes can be caused by excess carbohydrates over time as well as heavy metals, radiation exposure, chemical exposure and nutritional deficiencies, we are more likely to come across better treatments that actually work. Aside from deadly diseases, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blindness, amputation, nerve damage, and cause complications in pregnancy.

In terms of avoiding or treating diabetes, nothing can come close to regular exercise and healthy eating but there is one important mineral, amongst others that is especially useful. Magnesium deficiency induces insulin resistance and is pro-inflammatory. We highlight this problem because such a large percent of the population is magnesium deficient, making them more susceptible to developing diabetes if they have a poor diet and aren’t engaging in regular exercise. Magnesium helps our body to control inflammatory responses and is needed for certain enzymes to allow insulin to do its job and lower blood sugar levels.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is one of the reasons there has been so much attention directed at the cannabis plant over the last few years and why you may see many countries start to loosen the laws around cannabis. CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory that lacks the side effects of many pharmaceutical drugs. In multiple mice studies, CBD reduced the onset of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes while lowering the levels of inflammatory proteins.

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Ron Goedeke

Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine. Read more

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