George, a 45-year-old man and a veteran had a near-death encounter during a fishing trip. He suddenly felt dizzy, and his vision turned blurry. George fell off the boat and was rushed to the hospital. Just like that, his hopes of having a fun sunday with his beloved son turned into a nightmare as he was hospitalized and is at the verge of losing his eyesight forever.
However, by the grace of God, George proved his doctors wrong as his elevated blood sugar levels dropped to normal levels, his brain fog cleared, his vision improved, and his weight saw a significant reduction. Now, George is diabetes-free and reunited with his family, due to a research unleashed by a researcher from the Hui clan that enabled him to live his best life.
The endocrine cells of the pancreas produce hormones, which are chemical compounds that govern the stimulation of normal bodily processes. The Endocrine component that secretes hormones is the Islets of Langerhans. It releases two major pancreatic hormones: insulin, which lowers blood glucose levels, and glucagon, which raises sugar levels. These two hormones maintain balance through sugar regulation, allowing organs that require glucose for proper functioning to work effectively and fulfill their responsibility to the body.
Diabetes was ranked as the eighth leading cause of death worldwide in 2019. It is common in all ages of people who have taken a particular liking for glucose-rich foods and lead a sedentary lifestyle. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and amputation of lower limbs.
Diabetes occurs due to a constantly elevated blood glucose level in the blood. High glucose levels in the blood are due to the cell's inability to absorb sugar and utilize it for energy. As a result, an abnormal amount of free glucose circulates in the bloodstream, which accumulates, leading to detrimental effects. Persistently elevated blood glucose causes irreversible damage to body organs, including large and small vessels, that may result in a heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems.
Weight gain can be caused by elevated free insulin levels in the blood, resulting from the cell's inability to respond to insulin. This would signal the pancreas to produce and release more insulin into the bloodstream to stimulate the cells.
As a result, there is an excessive amount of insulin and glucose within the blood, which leads to enhanced insulin resistance and weight gain since the body stores unutilized glucose in tissues as fats. Weight gain can also occur with diabetes insulin therapy, even when the body begins to absorb glucose again because the body still hasn't converted the excess sugar before treatment.
Diabetes is characterized by insufficient insulin production or by the body's inability to use insulin. Inadequate insulin production prevents cells from responding to insulin. As a result, broken-down sugar remains in the bloodstream.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is an autoimmune disease. Type 1 diabetes is most common in children and young adults, but it can impact individuals of any age. People with this type of diabetes are insulin-dependent, which means they will need insulin every day for the rest of their lives to keep their blood glucose levels stable.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus occurs when there is insufficient free insulin in the blood to stimulate the cells to respond, or the cells lack normal insulin response. This is the most common type of diabetes, which primarily affects people in their forties and fifties but it can affect anyone at any age. It has a delayed onset, occurs later in life, and develops over time. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by lifestyle modifications such as losing weight, healthy eating habits, and an active lifestyle.
Diabetic patients may experience excessive thirst, frequent urination, weakness, fatigue, blurred vision, numbness, slow-healing sores or cuts, unexpected weight loss, bouts of infection, dry mouth, and irritability. Diabetes has no known cure, but it can be managed by keeping and monitoring your blood sugar levels within the recommended range, practicing healthy eating habits, taking insulin regularly, and leading an active lifestyle.
Figure: Image of Astragalus membranaceous
Astragalus membranaceous is a key component of most Chinese herbal anti-diabetic formulas. It works by suppressing macrophage- and cytokine-induced inflammatory responses, stimulating insulin signal transduction, and lowering the hyperglycemic effects of glucagon. Studies have also shown that the astragalus root can improve the pathological damage to the kidneys that occurs in diabetes while it works on reducing blood glucose.
Figure: Image of Rhemannia (Rehmannia glutinosa)
Rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosais) is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat diabetes patients. It has a beneficial effect on invigorating the kidney and reducing blood glucose levels, The oligosaccharide of Rehmannia produces a substantial hypoglycemic effect, which is efficient in managing diabetes.
Figure: Image of Coptis chinensis
Coptis chinensis, the Chinese goldthread, is a species of goldthread flowering plant native to China. It contains a water-soluble polysaccharide called CCPW-1, which reduces Fasting Blood Glucose. It suppresses the rise in blood glucose after 30 min in OGT and contains an anti-oxidant effect, capable of cleansing the pancreas.
Figure: Image of Red Peony root
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) blocks chemicals that can cause pain and swelling. It might also prevent blood clotting, kill cancer cells, and act as an antioxidant. Its antioxidant effect helps remove excess sugar in the blood, helping to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of blood clotting.
Nick is a 35-year-old Pastry chef. He began using traditional herbs after experiencing fatigue, frequent urination and thirst, an unexplained urinary tract infection, and a wound that wouldn't heal.
Nick had previously enjoyed eating and discovering a variety of foods prior to using Traditional herbs. He enjoyed fast food and cakes even more. Nick has a weakness for pastries due to his occupation. Nick would tell people that his eating habits fuel his creativity, making his pastries sweeter and tastier, and that he wouldn't function without either. Nick was enormous. He was no longer able to use public transportation. He could barely move and refused to go outside for fear of being judged by others. He had to rely on his elderly parents for everything. They had to request a home service doctor consultation because he had frequent bouts of infection, frequent urination, fatigue, double vision, elevated blood pressure, and polydipsia.
He is now the heaviest that he has ever been in his entire life. He lay motionless in bed, reflecting on every life choice he'd ever made. Nick is embarrassed that his parents are still supporting him. He was remorseful for all the difficulties he had put them through. Big, ugly tears streamed through his eyes, fearing he would never recover. Nick is irritable due to the bed sores he acquired from his sedentary lifestyle. Nick noticed a substantial weight loss after only five days of using traditional herbs. The weight loss enabled him to move from one position to another more effortlessly. His blood glucose levels returned to normal, and he started to lose interest in unhealthy food and sugary baked goods. Olly's parents were overjoyed with his accomplishment and continued to support him throughout his treatment regimen.
Nick is finally at the weight that he could only dream of. His bladder infection has cleared up, and he can now support himself instead of relying on his parents. He established a nutritious diet and went to the gym regularly. His double vision had vanished, and he was no longer fatigued. Nick is doing well for the first time in years.
Nick's weight has returned to normal. He is now lean and fit, and he eats healthily. He goes to work out every day, his hypertension is resolved, his bed sores have healed completely, his blood glucose levels are normal, and he no longer has an infection or slow-healing wounds. He is brimming with life and energy. He has established pastry shops that have received positive reviews from critics and the masses for their unique and diabetic-friendly pastries. His shop has been listed in the top 101 shops in the world.
"Traditional Herbs made me evolve into the best version of myself. It compelled me to delve into the brutal truth that overabundance is detrimental to health, urging me to grow and be self-reliant. The experience left a deep lesson I will surely remember for the remainder of my life. These traditional herbs gave me another life, a life without late-night meltdowns, a life without shame, and a life without the burden of my weight. I'm in a much better mental state now. I was able to establish my brand of pastry shops all around the world. My pastries have been well-received by critics and the public for their unique and diabetic-friendly components. My shop is acknowledged as one of the 101 must-try shops all around the world"