Safe for a Diabetic?

Posted by Mayra (Rydal, GA) on 03/05/2007

I wanted to know if it's ok for me to take Black Strap Molasses, I'm borderline diabetic 2, and I have hemorrhoids, i always have to take a stool softener, and i was told that this would help. Is this true? I started to take it today, 1 teaspoon a day.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Hemorrhoids will be helped with the stool softener, but this won't solve the real cause. While hemorrhoids cause constipation, constipation is caused by excess acidity from eating too much white bread, white flour, coke, coffee, tea, cakes, sugar, pastries.

I'm borderline diabetic 2

Blackstrap molasses would not help that much. Taking granulated powdered lecithin 1 tablespoon along with food or on empty stomach as well as completely avoid all fried foods, and stir fried and oil foods would help the diabetic problems mostly by restoring the body's hormone to function normally without excess oils blocking the functions. It is well known fact that excess fatty acid blocks normal hormone function which can in turn effect the body's homeostasis, which also includes diabetes. The lecithin a granulated fat emulsifier will remove excess fats in the liver restoring the liver's normal function. Vitamin B complex taken now and then will also help in glucose metabolism. There are many ways to treat diabetes, the best way is to avoid sugar and use sugar substitutes of xylitol and stevia. Aspartame and other artificial sugar not stevia or xylitol are generally not safe.

'>i always have to take a stool softener,

Not really. The cause of constipation is excess acidity in the body from eating too much acid forming food with the lack of bicarbonates in the diet. Just add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day on an empty stomach. Ideally most people need to take more, but since most people do not have a pocket pH meter to find the proper dose, the dose given is the absolute minimum dose. Ideally three times a day is best, but many find it inconvenient to take it during the early afternoon also. So therefore it is taken only in the morning and before bedtime hours.