Modality Pic
Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions Newsletter   Providing Natural Health Care for the Entire Family
Issue #2015-11a

 Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

2 in 5 Americans have pre-diabetic symptoms. Pre-diabetes
is associated with a variety of serious medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and, of course, diabetes. It's 
vital to know the symptoms of pre-diabetes and always watch 
for their development. If you catch the symptoms early on, 
you can drastically reduce your chances of reaching 
pre-diabetes and eventually diabetes. Failure to do so, 
however, has major consequences.

In this article, we outline the key signs of pre-diabetes that you must not ignore. Let's walk through a list of them so that you can do a self-check right now and then keep on the lookout for any of them developing.

Feeling Tired After Eating
The first symptom to be on the lookout for is if you start to feel very tired and sluggish after a meal containing carbohydrates. If you eat carbs and your body isn't processing them correctly, this can lead to ongoing fatigue and muscle weakness.

While most people will feel tired if they eat a very high carb meal or simply too many calories at once, if you are noticing this even after a lighter meal containing 25-50 grams of carbohydrates, it could be a sign that something's up.

High Cravings For Carbohydrates
At the same time, if you often find yourself craving carbohydrates or sugar foods for that matter, this too can be a sign of diabetes. Realize that there is a difference though between a psychological craving because you simply have come to love sugar-dense foods and a feeling like you must eat carbohydrates because your blood sugar is low.

If you feel shaky, jittery, anxious, or like you might faint, these are all classic signs of low blood glucose levels and could indicate your body isn't responding to insulin as it should.

Excess Body Weight Focused Around The Stomach
The next symptom to be aware of is excess fat, 
particularly focused around the midsection. If you have 
more of an apple shape to your body than a pear, you are 
holding your fat in areas that are particularly dangerous for
 those who are trying to fend off diabetes.

Apple shapes store fat in central locations around the organs, which can cause a higher likelihood of insulin resistance developing, which will then lead to full blown diabetes.
Not to mention fat in this region is also far more dangerous as far as heart disease is concerned, so that's yet another reason to be aiming to lose weight if this is where you're storing it.

High Blood Pressure
Finally, if you have high blood pressure levels, this should not go ignored. Many people tend to think of high blood pressure as being a sign for heart disease, but in addition to that, it's also a sure-fire sign diabetes could be right around the corner.
High blood pressure levels along with elevated triglycerides and cholesterol are also all a sign of pre-diabetes.

So keep these warning symptoms in mind and be on the lookout for them at all times. If you notice any appearing, take action immediately to reverse them so that you don't become impacted by type 2 diabetes.

In addition, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have many treatment options to get blood sugar under control.

For additional information, click the following links: 



Diabetes & Diet

It is important to maintain normal sugar levels 
in the body through diet.
* Eating a balanced diet that contains complex carbohydrates, protein (organic sources if possible), and healthy fats can help regulate normal sugar levels in your body.

* Eat smaller meals at regular times throughout the day.

* Avoid spicy and heat producing foods such as lamb, ginger, 
   hot pepper, cinnamon and red/Korean Ginseng.

* Drink Tea: Add 1/4 oz of green tea leaves to 1 cup of cold   
   water and soak for 5 hours. Sip throughout the day.

* Add 1 whole, diced onion to 500 ML of red wine. 
   After it soaks for 10 days, you can drink 
   30 ML before each meal, twice per day.

Veg Pic

Foods Commonly Used in the Treatment of Diabetes

Grains & Legumes:  Amaranth, Bran, Millet, Quinoa, Rice, Sweet Rice, Fresh Corn, Black Bean, Lentils, Mung Bean, Garbanzo Bean 
Chlorophyll Foods:  Wheat Grass or Barley Grass, Spirulina
Chlorella, Liquid Chlorophyll
E3 Live (klamath lake blue green algae) 
Fruits & Veggies:  String Beans, Peas, Carrots, Celery
Radish, Jerusalem artichoke, Daikon Root
Turnip, Asparagus, Yams, Pumpkin,
Spinach, Avocado, Pear, Plum, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Blueberry (frozen and
then thawed), Huckleberry 
Fats/Oils: Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Nuts, Seeds  
Animal Products:   Organic, Free Range Beef in small amounts
Organic Beef Broth, Chicken, Fish, Turkey  
 Sweeteners: Licorice Tea or Powder (contraindicated in high blood pressure),
Stevia Powder or Extract  
Health Tips for Diabetics

 * Maintain a positive attitude *
Stress and anxiety can affect your physiological function, and emotional upset will raise your blood sugar levels.

* Exercise *
Staying active is one of the best ways to lower your blood sugar levels. Try to get in a daily walk, swim or yoga class. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are also wonderful to add to your daily routine.

* Take care of your feet and ankles *
You may want to see a podiatrist to make sure you have the proper footwear to avoid any problems to your feet that can occur if you have diabetes.

* Take warm epsom salt baths (not hot) *
Take warm epsom salt baths a few times per week.
Recipe Corner

Key West Black Beans & Rice

* This recipe comes from the Diabetes Cookbook
and is a recipe to keep blood sugar levels stable. * 

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium, 5 ounces (150 g), yellow onion, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-ounce (450 g) can black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) crushed dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (350 g) hot cooked rice

Makes 6 servings.


  1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic. SauteĢ, stirring often, until onion is soft but not browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except cooked rice. Simmer for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  1. To serve, divide beans and sauce between 6 heated serving plates. Pack 1/3 cup of the hot cooked rice into a mold. Unmold onto the beans and serve at once.
Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1/2 fat

Per serving:
140 calories (18% calories from fat),
5 g protein,
3 g total fat (0.4 g saturated fat),
24 g carbohdyrate,
4 g dietary fiber,
0 cholesterol,
162 mg sodium.

The information contained within the  newsletter is only used to educate 
and inform. This newsletter is  not a substitute for the advice of a licensed 
and registered health  care provider. Seek prompt attention for emergencies. Consult  a health care provider for specific health concerns, and before 
starting a diet, cleanse or exercise routine.
Monthly Acupuncture Column Featured in SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine 

Toni Eatros, AP,
Acupuncture Physician, 
is the  featured acupuncture columnist in the popular SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine.
Be sure to check out the November issue, on stands now, entitled Ladies... It is Time to Reclaim Your Goddess Within.... Including Your Sexual Desire

Click the link below 
to view October's Article, entitled 
Acupressure Points

Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 
30 - 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.
Conception Vessel 12
(CV 12)
Chinese Name:
Zhong Wan
English Name:
Central Venter


On the center line of the body, halfway between the navel and the place where the ribs come together. 

Regulates the Stomach Qi and tonifies Spleen deficiency. Affects the face, throat, chest, lungs and digestive system. 
Research Update:

Qigong Helps Balance Body Weight for Diabetics 

Among the many Traditional Chinese Medicines is a movement oriented practice called Qigong which involves movement exercises and breathing control.

Acupuncture is another Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM.

A recent study at Bastyr University
in Washington tested the results of having type 2 diabetics do Qigong
in groups on
a regular basis as well as on their own at home.

The results were very intriguing as
not only did overweight patients lose weight while performing Qigong but dangerously underweight patients actually gained

These results are preliminary but seem to suggest that Qigong exhibits a sort of homeostatic effect on patients where their bodies respond by balancing out their body mass to a healthier level.

This type of research lends a lot of credence to Qigong and TCM in general which until recently was shunned by the mainstream medical community.

The advent of intense acupuncture research has also brought TCM into the mainstream.

Reference Article:
Qigong helps weight Loss for Diabetics
Thrive Market

Shop the best online non-GMO, organic, vegan, raw, Paleo, gluten-free,
and non-toxic items from the top-selling brands. 
Thrive Market, only sells the highest quality products from the brands you know and love. 
Each item has been hand selected and categorized so you can find exactly what you want - we're taking the guesswork out of healthy living! 


Thrive Market was created because they believe that EVERYONE should have access to healthy products at affordable prices.
 When you join Thrive Market as a paying member, they donate a free membership to a family who wouldn't otherwise have access to healthier alternatives to conventional, highly-processed and artificial foods.

We hope you will join them in their mission to make healthy living affordable and easy for everyone so we can all thrive together.

Enjoy fast shipping nationwide, with orders over $49 shipping for free!

Click this link ,  
or  use
, and save 25% on your first order when you become a member.  
Reference Books

The Guide to Healthy Eating, by M.D. David Brownstein

Shop Amazon Now



Diabetes & Hypoglycemia: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, an d Other Natural Methods (Getting Well Naturally)





Feel free to forward our newsletter to any friends or family that you think may be interested in its content.
Follow me on Twitter 

Like me on Facebook

View my profile on LinkedIn

Visit my blog