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Homemade Bitter Melon Juice To Lose Weight
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp If i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more
Can help treat it: I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html it will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp if i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more
Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl.com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to. The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl.com/h8h29fj ...Read more
Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?
Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more
Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?
Nope: no. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more