cinnamin here an artilce on different kinds of it

berrykins0
By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2012-01-17 07:44:19 -0600
Started 2012-01-03 09:03:20 -0600

altmedicine.about.com/od/cinnamon/a/cinnamon.htm

heres a artilce about it


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mbueno
mbueno 2012-01-09 09:53:01 -0600 Report

Something new I learned today. I did not know Cinnamon was this good. I am going to start taking it and I will tell my parents about this also. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

redorangedog
redorangedog 2012-01-07 18:25:33 -0600 Report

Redorangedog, Hi berrykinsO, In traditional Chinese medicine, Cassia Cinnamon is used for colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual periods. It's also believed to improve energy, vitality, and circulation and be useful for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet. In Ayurvededa, cinnamon is used as a remedy for diabetes, indigestion, and colds. It's a common ingredient in chai tea, and it is believed to improve the digestion of fruit, milk and other dairy products. Recent studies have found that cinnamon may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar. In a study published in 2003 cinnamon reduced fasting blood glucose by 18 to 29%, triglycerides by 23 to 30%, LDL by 7 to 27%, and total cholesterol by 12 to 26%. Cinnamon may have antibacterial and antifungal properties. It's active against Candida Albicans, the fungus that causes yeast infections and thrush, and Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers. Cinnamon has a lowering effect on blood sugar levels. Cassia cinnamon contains a compound called coumarin which has a blood-thinning effect. People on prescription Warfarin, should not use cinnamon. Cinnamon can be used as an oil in aromatherapy essential oils. Pregnant women should avoid exposure to excessive amounts of cinnamon. about.com Alternative Medicine Red

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-01-03 21:12:43 -0600 Report

berry,

Yes, cinnamon has always enjoyed a good reputation for lowering blood sugar. Hey, finally something that tastes good and is good for you!

HH

berrykins0
berrykins0 2012-01-04 12:28:36 -0600 Report

right about that

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-01-04 15:30:22 -0600 Report

When I was in the hosp in 8/2001 my blood sugar was 7.6 when I was rechecked in Nov my bloood sugar was 6.7 it came down a entire point. I was in the hosp for dilated cardio myopathy and the only change I did was take cinnamin and omegas 3,6, and 9. I have been so tired and did not feel up to even walking on my treadmill at home. So yes I think cinnamin works. I take two capsules every morning.Cinnamon capsules from Walmart.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2012-01-04 19:03:11 -0600 Report

i do too. i think they work i have been taking cinnamin pills for 3 yrs sense i been told i have diabetes

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-01-04 20:30:02 -0600 Report

They must be making a difference for you if you also think they work. I just started to use them in late Aug and I could not believe they brought me down a entire pt without me exercising. Once I get some energy and find out how much I am aloud to exercise with this defibrillator then I want to start a walking regimen for half hour after each meal and see what it does. I need to get better and back to work. It is taking too long for my liking. I don't like to sit. My butt gets sore and my back from laying. I need to be active and out with people. I am great customer service person. I love to help others. Oh well enough of me. Glad the cinnamon is working for you too. Have a good day!

berrykins0
berrykins0 2012-01-05 09:10:11 -0600 Report

sounds like me i don't like to sit around gets boring to. i usally exersise 5 times a week 30 minutes a week.i do take 1 metforin a day for my diabetes i used to take 2 of themi have been off 2 of them for 1yr 1/2. i think between the 2 of they keep my blood sugars leveled off. my ac1 started out at 8.2. within 5 months i had mine down to 5.6 between weight loss and exerise and diet meds and cinnimin pills. my ac1 has stayed at 5.6 ever sense sept 2009.but i still belive the cinnamin pills do help me out though.my job gives me extra exersise i clean rooms at a hotel always something to do were i work.

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-01-05 11:52:30 -0600 Report

I am trying to figure out this defibrillator thing and how I can exercise. They say if you exercise you can get shocked. I don't want that. So if your A1C is down to 5.6 do you still have to take BS meds? That is great. I got laid off as a secretary at a accounting office in June and then was diagnosed with all this the last week of Aug. I got up this morning and I cleaned my house and started laundry and helped my hubby take down the xmas tree. I petered out at 9am and laid down it is now 12:30 noon. I was going really strong this morning. My old cardiac doc said I could do whatever I wanted as long as I listen to my body. I feel like I could still sleep. I live in PA and today it is so cold. I can't get warm. I can't sleep all day. I slept late yesterday then I could not go to sleep last night till midnight or so. I get up at 5am in the morning my son needs to catch a 700 bus. He does pretty well on his own but you know kids occassionally they need that little bit of kick from mom. lol He drives me nuts 16 and walks out the door at the last min. I guess I did say it is cold here. Just got my box of gadgets to hook up to my phone so they monitor my defib by phone. I will have to get lunch and then scope that out. Might knit and finish up my nieces scarf I am making her too and get it in the mail she is studying to be a nurse anthesist in Greenville, NC. Hope you have a nice day! Going to call and ask doc how much I can walk on my treadmill.

redorangedog
redorangedog 2012-01-10 13:25:41 -0600 Report

Redorangedog, I think that you are amazing. I need a nap when I wake up. One of my best friends is my heating pad. My husband likes to keep the house very cool for sleeping, but his cool is my cold. He bought me a heating pad for Christmas and it works wonders at keeping me warm at night when he fails to do so. I keep it on my abdomen and it reaches down to each thigh ( it is very big ). It warms my whole body with the exception of my nose. The pad has an automatic turn off. It can be set for increments of 15 minutes up to an hour and then shuts off. Have a wonderful time knitting. I used to love knitting but with this flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis, knitting is an aerobic sport. It must be frightening to exercise when you don't know how much will cause a shock. With your energy, I am confident that you will be back at your executive desk sooner than you think and shock everyone. My best wishes, Red

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-01-06 00:40:27 -0600 Report

Maja,

If you can hit 5.6 without drugs you are in good shape. The most rigorous guidelines put the cut-off at 5.5 so you are in pretty good shape.

HH

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-01-06 04:27:17 -0600 Report

I am at 5.6 with two metforman a day. But that is also good to know. That was without exercising etc. I read if you exercise with the defib that you can get shocked. I need to call the doc and get his recommendations. Don't know why but my neck on my left side the side where the pacemaker is is sore this morning. It was last night too. I am going to ask the doc.

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-01-10 04:33:36 -0600 Report

No made a mistake I am at 6.5 from 7.6 came down a whole point. I got mixed up there for some reason.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-01-09 23:16:52 -0600 Report

Maja,

Remember exercise is the best prescription for almost everything - especially diabetes. Get your exercise clearances from your doc first but almost everyone can do something. The key is to establish your safe limits - then do it!

HH

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-01-10 22:48:40 -0600 Report

berry,

How has your HbA1c responded to taking metformin? I am considering adding metformin to my regimen.

HH

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