Stinging Nettle and Diabetes

I once thought diabetes was limited to the obese until a thin and fit friend confided that she suffers from it. In it nutshell, it is a condition where the hormone insulin runs amok. If left untreated, it can damage the kidneys, heart, skin, eyes, and ears. It is even linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, well over a million adults and children in America suffer from it. Medical treatments are intended to manage the disease and are not a cure. The damage caused by diabetes is considered irreversible.

One of the things I noticed when I began looking at wild plants as an alternative to expensive medical treatments was the confusing amount of information offering opposite opinions about their safety and effectiveness. One group praises a plant as a miracle cure, while the other tells you it is useless and dangerous. You would think that somebody is right and the other wrong, but like most debates, the truth usually resides somewhere near the middle.

To begin with, you heal yourself. This isn’t a new concept, “Heal Thyself” is an ancient proverb that our ancestors knew well. Never forget that your health and your life is your responsibility. It is more about what you do for yourself than getting the right mix of medication or seeing the best specialist.

So, what can you do for yourself? Begin with an open mind by allowing yourself to consider all of the possibilities, not just the limited options offered by the experts. Do your homework, but think for yourself. Rarely are the risks of herbal remedies as severe as pharmaceuticals.

Stinging Nettle is another one of those wild plants that seemingly grows everywhere. It has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Herbalists use Stinging Nettle to balance hormones, prevent diabetes, increase energy levels, detox the kidneys, etc. It is worth a try, my friends.

Here’s to your good health, my friends.

Peace out,
Robert

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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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