Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live”
Many preppers are stockpiling pet meds, bulk over the counter medications, and asking their doctors for an extra refill or two on their normal prescriptions. Some are also stocking up on herbal remedies and essential oils. More medical, first aid, and herbal books are being written with preppers in mind, which is an encouraging trend.
Still, several conditions present such difficulty that many preppers accept defeat, in this herbalist’s opinion, prematurely. Diabetesis one such condition.
This is completely understandable, as diabetes can be a challenging illness to face in even the best of times with the best of resources at your fingertips. Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, impact approximately 26 million Americans Without an alternative, facing a future with the potential for access to insulin and other diabetes medications to be cut off is a terrifying reality that many people may face.
In addition to the current diabetic population among preppers is the future population of preppers who will develop diabetes. In addition to the common risk factors, many preppers have another risk factor that they may not even be aware- the high carbohydrate loads in their long term food storage.
There are, however, herbal and nutritional options that can make surviving a collapse or calamity a whole lot easier, and open up the door to surviving with type 1 diabetes. There are solid studies showing the efficacy of herbs long-known in both Traditional Western Herbalism and Ayurvedic Herbalism which have blood-glucose lowering abilities. And with a few very special herbs, there is evidence that with prolonged use, they help to regenerate the beta cells in the pancreas, so that the pancreas begins to make it’s own insulin.
In this episode, you will learn:
• What is Diabetes
• What are the differences between types, and which type is most prevalent
• How many people in the US are diabetic
• Risk factors that may lead to diabetes
• Risk factors from having the disease
• How does disease impact food storage strategies
• Learn the herbal origins of Metformin
• How to address diabetics, both type 1 and type 2 with herbs that you can grow/produce yourself.
This is not to suggest that herbs will magically make diabetes go away, or to imply that you can simply swap an herb out for a pharmaceutical. What herbs can do, however, is provide a lifeline where they may not be any others available. Be sure to tune in to this important episode.
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