Let’s Balance Blood Sugar With Cinnamon!


Much to my delight it actually felt like fall yesterday! Right at the beginning of what is supposed to be one of the hottest months of the year! After weeks of unbearable heat here in the Midwest, it was a welcome relief. I pulled out my Doctor Cinnamon Tea and made a whole pitcher of it for us to enjoy. Something about cooler weather puts me in the mood for warming herbs, and cinnamon is definitely one of those! 

As I made the tea I was reminded of how you can balance blood sugar with cinnamon! In fact, just 1/2 teaspoon a day can help! However, if you actually struggle with blood sugar balance or diabetes, a slightly larger amount would likely be necessary. [1]
Most people enjoy the taste of cinnamon, so it’s easy to use it to lower blood sugar. You can take cinnamon before eating that sugary dessert, and not suffer as much from the side effects! Research shows that cinnamon improves those with type 2 diabetes by helping them respond to insulin, which helps normalize blood sugar levels. [1] It stimulates insulin receptors, thus improving the cell’s ability to use glucose. It also lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.

One study was conducted using apple pie. The scientists expected the pie to have an adverse affect on sugar levels, but found the blood glucose levels to be actually lower! Why? Because the pie contained cinnamon! [2]

Another study was conducted with 60 patients that had type 2 adult diabetes for several years and were taking anti-diabetic drugs. They were given cinnamon for 40 days. They found that the cinnamon reduced blood sugar levels and increased the natural production of insulin.  It also lowered their blood cholesterol. [3]

Cinnamon also helps boost brain function by boosting brain activity. [1]

You want to buy quality cinnamon – not the seasoning at the store for 50 cents. ūüôā  Fresh, good quality cinnamon is the best way to go if you want to help your sugar levels.

How much cinnamon to take?

It’s recommended to take 1/2 tsp. – 2 tsp. a day.  Start out with the smallest amount and increase if needed.

Are you looking for a safe and easy way to help balance blood sugar? Here are 4 ways you can balance blood sugar with cinnamon!

4 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar With Cinnamon

1. Powdered Cinnamon

Buy it in powdered form to use in foods or sprinkle on oatmeal, cereal, applesauce, toast, etc.  A yummy toast is to put butter, honey and cinnamon on whole wheat bread!  Buy organic powdered cinnamon here.

2. Cinnamon Sticks

Buy cinnamon sticks to stir hot chocolate (YUM) or tea with.  The hot beverage will pull the properties out of the cinnamon stick for your benefit. Kids can also chew on cinnamon sticks or use them for straws to get healthy benefits including manganese, iron, calcium and dietary fiber. Buy organic cinnamon sticks here.

3. Cinnamon Tea

Buy a tea mixture like Dr. Cinnamon Tea that contains not only cinnamon, but also orange peel, red raspberry leaf, ginkgo and green tea for extra health benefits.  This is the tea I made just yesterday and we love it! The herbs in this tea will help blood sugar levels, and also varicose veins, inflammation, fight cancer, plus many other benefits!  Drink 2-3 glasses a day.  Buy organic Doctor Cinnamon Tea here.

4. Cinnamon Capsules

Take in capsule form. If you don’t care for the taste of cinnamon or you would like the convenience of a pill, you can buy the cinnamon in capsules or buy powdered cinnamon and put them in your own capsules to save money and to be sure that you’re using a capsule without any added fillers (that a lot of companies use). Buy the capsules and capsule machine here.  

I personally struggle with blood sugar problems from time to time, and greatly enjoy the benefits of cinnamon!  Cinnamon is good for those who are pre-diabetic too.  It will reduce your chances of becoming a diabetic.

So, whether you have blood sugar problems or would like to prevent them, start making cinnamon a part of your diet, and live a better quality of life!

Do you struggle with blood sugar problems? How do you control it naturally?


  1. Axe, J., Dr. (2017, July 07). 13 Health Benefits of Cinnamon & Nutrition Facts. Retrieved August 05, 2017, from https://draxe.com/health-benefits-cinnamon/
  2. Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood. (n.d.). Retrieved August 05, 2017, from https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4413-cinnamon-spice-produces-healthier-blood/
  3. (n.d.). Retrieved August 05, 2017, from http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/cinnamon.htm

This post has been updated from its original publishing on May 23, 2011.

Natural Remedies for Diabetes


According to the Washington Post, diabetes has reached epidemic numbers in the US.  If we continue at this rate of diabetes, it is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.

That’s alarming.

These statistics have to make us stop and think about why so many have diabetes and why the numbers are increasing.  We must be doing something wrong.

And we are.

The poor diet and lifestyle of our country is evident in the health of our society.

Can we stop diabetes?  Can we even reverse it?

Yes!  The evidence is in the number of people doing just that.

Causes of Diabetes

What exactly contributes to diabetes?  Prevention is always the best thing!

  • Poor diet – A diet high in sugar (and especially fructose) is a contributing factor to diabetes. ¬†Processed foods are also a contributor with their high amounts of sugar and other unhealthy toxic ingredients.
  • Inactivity – you have to stay active!
  • Vaccines – if you vaccinate, make sure the injections are limited and spread apart as a safer option. (Source)
  • Genetics – diabetes tend to run in the family, which can be prevented through a change in diet. (outlined below)

Natural Remedies For Diabetes

Diabetes can be healed and completely reversed. ¬†It takes discipline and consistency, but it can be done. ¬†Our bodies get used to us eating unhealthy, so unhealthy becomes what we crave. ¬†It may take a while, but with effort, you can train your body to like healthy foods and dislike the unhealthy stuff. ¬†I’ve finally broken my sugar addiction. ¬†It’s been hard to do, but I have! ¬†I am now satisfied with only eating stevia sweetened foods on occasion. (The actual good¬†stevia¬†too. :))

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which pancreatic cells than produce insulin are destroyed by the immune system.  People with this type of diabetes must inject insulin several times a day to stay alive.  Type 1 is more uncommon than Type 2 diabetes.

Home Remedy

It has been thought by many (even among the natural world) that Type 1 Diabetes had no cure at all.  But I recently read in this article that it has been healed with raw living foods.  Read about it here.  Type 1 is not as simple to cure as Type 2, but it can be done!

Type 2 Diabetes

With Type 2 Diabetes, the pancreas is producing insulin (normally too much), but it is not able to recognize and use the insulin properly.

Home Remedies (Source)

  • Stop eating all refined sugars. ¬†That means fructose, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, desserts-you name it. ¬†Sodas and HFCS has caused a huge amount of diabetes. (Source)¬† It’s just NOT worth it! ¬†Visit your local health food store for healthy stevia sweetened goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Exercise every day. ¬†Do some type of exercise-walking, lifting weights, rebounding, etc.
  • Be in the sun at least 30 minutes a day, and take a good vitamin D supplement in the winter months. ¬†This one is my favorite.
  • Avoid all processed foods. ¬†This means no fast food, processed meats, frozen meals, boxed and canned stuff. ¬†Feed your body real foods the way it was created.
  • Eat a ton of super foods every day. ¬†Filling your diet daily with healthy foods will go a long way to changing your health completely around. ¬†Eat lots of greens, like kale. ¬†Eat homemade fermented foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut. ¬†This is my favorite resource for cultured foods. ¬†Eat raw nuts, seeds, avocados, organic unrefined coconut oil, blueberries. ¬†Take healthy herb mixes found here.
  • Eat lots of probiotic foods for optimal gut health-like the fermented foods mentioned above.

This list may be overwhelming to think about since our society is so used to eating a certain way. ¬†I know-I’ve been there. ¬†I’m still slowly trying to change my eating habits. ¬†If we really think about it, though, this is the way many people eat from all over the world-foods the way they are created.

Paper bag with the word diabetes filled with healthy foods

Do you suffer from diabetes?  Have you treated it naturally?


 5 Reasons Why Diabetes is on the Rise. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2015, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/13/5-reasons-why-diabetes-is-on-the-rise.aspx 
 How to Reverse Diabetes, and How Insulin May Accelerate Death. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2015, from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/14/type-2-diabetes-insulin-leptin.aspx