Amla vs. Diabetes

Amla vs. Diabetes


“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer
cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods
on whole people. Another amla study published recently,
though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar
is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called
pre-diabetes, and over 125, you are, essentially,
by definition, diabetic. So, they took people with diabetes
and put them on a diabetes medication like glyburide, sold
as Diabeta or Micronase. It brings down their blood sugars. Then, researchers compared that leading
diabetes drug to a just three-quarters of a teaspoon a day of dried powdered amla —
that’s less than 2 berries a day worth. They just gave them a tiny bit of
this fruit, and it worked even better than the leading drug. So they tried half a teaspoon
a day of gooseberry powder; a quarter teaspoon a day. That’s less; that’s not even one
berry, and it still brought their sugars down into
the normal range. Here are the potential side effects
of the drug, glyburide: most commonly weight gain, feeling like you’re going
to throw up, or (rarely), your skin starts to fall off, or your liver fails,
or it poisons your bone marrow. Side effects of gooseberries? Well, I don’t know, they
taste kind of sour. Amla has been used safely for centuries,
but these researchers did actually find three dramatic side effects. In addition to bringing their blood
sugars down, amla lowered their bad cholesterol straight from
the danger zone into the happy zone. One gooseberry a day cut their bad
cholesterol in half in three weeks. Boosted their good cholesterol, and
cut their triglycerides in half! Yeah, but how expensive
is this amla stuff? How expensive are
Indian gooseberries? Most of the diabetes
drugs are generic now. You can get a three months’
supply for only like $50. So I biked over to an Indian spice store
I actually have in my neighborhood to see if they had amla,
Indian gooseberries. I was afraid they’d be like, uh, what? Instead, they were like, uh, do you
want frozen, dried, sweetened, salted, pickled, packed in syrup,
packed in nitrogen? I bought all these in a tiny
little store in a strip mall a couple blocks away
from where I live. You can tell I liked
the sweet the best. And yes, they had powdered too. A three months’ supply — three dollars! Am I recommending people treat their
diabetes with gooseberry powder? No, I recommend curing your
diabetes with a plant-based diet. Why treat anything when you can get
at the root cause and reverse it, in the first place?

35 Replies to “Amla vs. Diabetes”

  1. Great and informative video on this great and amazing fruit that conventional doctors and pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about. Keep up the great work!

  2. OK, amla lowers blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, boosted good cholesterol, but triglycerides and is cheap …. but, do you have anything natural for Blood Pressure?  😉

  3. Well, I just ordered a pound of it from Amazon to put in my Hibiscus tea when the 5 pounds of those petals get here and the alma cost $16 including shipping.  So, we'll see.

    Thanks

  4. but the powder herbs could be contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens. Once some cook told me not to eat raw curry or turmeric powder. 

  5. Hi, I've heard about the benefits of Amla (indian gooseberry) since some time back, but am unable to get them in Malaysia.  Anybody know where I can get some Amla powder from India in Malaysia?  Been to some indian grocery shops, but no luck!  Thank you.

  6. lol, I called around to my local Indian stores and they were like, what???  They had never heard of it and the few that did, did not sell any!

  7. My mom's pre-diabetic, so what I got out of the video was eat amla. But my mom's Indian, so we have tons of that stuff around the house. I prefer the LIGHTLY sweetened ones, though. Stay away from the powdered stuff, you have no idea what's in it, get the slices. 

    I'd love for a video on pomegranates, not the arils, but the yellow stuff between the seeds. Apparently that's supposed to help with diabetes also, but EWWWWW,

  8. I want to give you a big THANK YOU!  Several years ago I read a study about diabetes getting better when becoming a vegetarian and this research finally brought me to you.  Thank you for putting things in an easy to understand way.  I am still working on reversing my diabetes but I am so close now.  I do go thru short periods of eating meat.  The AMLA has been the most help thing. My blood tests are almost completely normal and I no longer have to take my metformin.

  9. I soak three tablespoon of amla powder at night in a jar of water, drink the water several times on the next day. It has helped tremendously with my sleep.

  10. Important : Amla is not a gooseberry !! Amla grows on a tree that belongs to the family Phyllanthaceae. Gooseberries grow on a bush of the Ribes family. Amla is called a gooseberry because it looks like one, but it is not. This said, gooseberries are probably also very healthy, but not like amla.

  11. If Amla is so popular in India, why is Diabetes so prevalent in India? Why is India considered the diabetes capital of the world? https://www.indiatimes.com/health/buzz/diabetes-prevalence-has-increased-64-over-a-quarter-of-a-century-in-india-and-costs-31-billion-354256.html (2018) and https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/India-is-the-diabetes-capital-of-the-world/articleshow/50753461.cms (2016). Sounds like the doc is a snake oil salesman on this one, which brings up the question, can other things he discusses by inaccurate too?

  12. I'm going to look for some of the other forms of amla, because the powdered form that I got on Amazon is disgusting. Until then I have been taking one teaspoon of amla per day. I will report back the next time I go in to have my A1c tested which will probably be in March or April. My last A1c was 5.7

  13. I was laughing so hard about his unexpected find of the huge variety of gooseberry products, because I happen to have also an Indian Food Store in my close neighborhood, where I shop for many years, and was surprised about the choice they provide in a fairly small store. Amla powder, fresh turmeric, ginger, and all the wonderful spices, and more. So also BULK BARN. Nutritional yeast, 100% Vital Whole Wheat Gluten (for Seitan), blanched ground almonds, buckwheat, all kinds of whole wheat flour (making bread), etc. etc. I LOVE grocery shopping in my favorite stores

  14. My dad ships Amla powder to me from India and now I’m addicted to it.I dissolve 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of warm water and that’s my go to energy drink.My blood sugar and pressure levels would challenge the best of drugs 🙂 And the price I pay for it
    is $7 per kg !

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