Did You Know…
…that a powerful new answer to diabetes may be found in the ancient, exotic remedy of camel’s milk?
In the Middle and Far East, the benefits of camel’s milk have been long recognized. But recently, this exotic milk has begun to be showcased in the Western world as well, for its ability to help treat…
Immune system health
In the past, camel’s milk was consumed primarily by Bedouins and others in the Middle East and Africa. However, it may soon—due to its health-enhancing capabilities—become far more widely available elsewhere, including the U.S., where the FDA has already approved it for sale.
Camel’s Milk Helps Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
According to an extraordinary study recently completed by Dr. Rajendra Agrawal at the Diabetes Care and Research Centre in Bikaner, India, camel milk may offer powerful new hope for the millions affected by the worldwide diabetes epidemic.
The study showed reduced blood sugars in type 2 diabetes among participants.
Dr. Agrawal’s study caught the attention of researchers at Cairo University, Egypt, and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
At Cairo University, a 4-month follow-up trial was conducted with 54 insulin-dependent subjects, 27 of whom drank 500 ml. of camel milk every day. Those 27 subjects who drank camel milk had significantly reduced blood sugar and higher C-peptide levels, indicating improved insulin function.
Dr. Agrawal then conducted his own 2-year follow-up study, at the end of which 3 participants in the camel’s milk group no longer needed insulin.
How Does Camel’s Milk Fight Diabetes?
Dr. Agrawal explains that camel milk passes into the bloodstream quickly because it has low coagulum. Coagulum is a substance that creates curds in the stomach.
With no digestive solids to impede quick assimilation, the high-insulin milk enters the bloodstream immediately, benefiting those whose own insulin secretions are inadequate. According to Dr. Agrawal, camel’s milk also “benefits cell function of the pancreas, another important benefit to diabetics.”
Camel’s Milk: A Nutritional Powerhouse
The National Nutrition Institute in Cairo analyzed the nutritional profile of camel milk, finding it to be high in…
- And especially high in Vitamin C
According to an article in The Washington Post, Camel’s milk is 3 times higher in vitamin C than cow’s milk and 10 times higher in iron. Camel’s milk is also lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk or goat’s milk, and higher in levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium, and zinc.
Health experts tout camel’s milk as an immune system rehabilitator. Researchers speculate that it may also calm down the immune response to food allergens in individuals who have multiple allergies.
Finally, camel’s milk is low in lactose and very well tolerated by those who react to the lactose in cow’s milk.
Where to Find Camel Milk
It’s currently somewhat of a challenge and an expense to obtain camel’s milk in the U.S., but hope is on the horizon. The American Camel Coalition, a group of camel’s milk producers, has recently obtained permission from the FDA to sell camel milk. And apparently approval is pending from the European Commission for the sale of powdered camel milk there.
The camel’s milk that can currently be found in the U.S. is highly regulated and rather expensive, but may, according to health experts, be worth a try—especially if you have diabetes. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that the drink is already being prescribed to sick people in various countries.
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