*disclaimer* I'm not a doctor, I'm just sharing my experiences. Please consult a medical or herbal doctor to verify usage and if any of the ingredients may affect drugs you are already taking.
Lowering blood sugar in 3 days. These are results from my experiment. Your results may vary.
I created this recipe after being on business travel for 3 consecutive weeks filled with sitting, rich food, and poor sleep (I don't seem well in unfamiliar beds). My fasting sugar results had crept up to 110 (Pre-diabetic). This was my 3 day cleanse in bringing it back to normal. I'm writing this down to 1) share with others and 2) to rinse and repeat when it goes up again.
Keys: Diet of vegetables, meat, and fruit only. Exercise 1-1.5 hours per day. 8 -9 hours of sleep per night. 6 or more cups of Diabetes Tea (recipe below). After 3 days of this regiment, my fasting blood sugar dropped to 93.
Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Both dark chocolate and almonds have been shown to reduce type 2 diabetes (just google both online). I allow myself one cluster after each meal for dessert.
Breakfast -High Protein and Flavonoids /Antioxidants
I use 1/3 cup of egg white, add tomatoes or mushrooms, and sprinkle some cheddar cheese (or whatever you have in your fridge). Fruit cup - half cup of yogurt, red raspberry, blueberry (any berries will work). 1-2 cup of Diabetes Tea
Lunch - salad.
I put whatever I have in the fridge (no croutons, no bread) plus a form of protein. Be mindful of serving size. Eat slowly and eat until you are no longer hungry, not full. 1-2 cups of Diabetes Tea. 1 dark chocolate almond for dessert.
Dinner - Veggies and Protein (soup, stir fry, or baked)
Soup is a great way to stay well hydrated and full. Add most vegetables to organic chicken or beef broth and you'll have a yummy soup. Bone broth are my favorite. 1-2 cups of Diabetes Tea. 1 dark chocolate almond cluster.
Exercise 1-1.5 hours (5 mile walk or 10,000 steps)
I walked on my treadmill while binge watching a Netflix series. When I can't find an hour, I try to walk around in the office while on the phone or walk in place. Just have move, raise my heart rate, work off the glucose. If I can do a 10 min walk right after a meal, I see an impact on the numbers.
Stay hydrated with the Diabete Tea (no sugary drinks)
I drank either my Diabetes Tea or water for the 3 days. No other drinks.
Sleep is crucial!
Sleep seems to have as much impact on my blood sugar as an hour of exercise. I need at least 7-8 hours of sleep to feel rested. 8-9 hours is best. I often have trouble sleeping if I don't exercise and stay hydrated during the day.
This recipe makes a very strong herbal tea. The longer you cook it, the stronger it gets. I usually make about 5 cups and put it in the refrigerator. I would pour 1/4 cup and dilute it with boiling water for a tasty tea.
Hibiscus - 6 flowers
Chamomile - 1/4 cup
Heal All - 7 to 10 flowers (dried tea flowers)
Ginseng root - 8 to 10 thin slices
Cinnamon - 3 to 4 sticks
Lemon - 3 slices
Artichoke tea - 1 tea bag
Water - 5 cups (more or less depending on how diluted you want the tea)