The modern world has seen a traumatic increase in the number of people with diabetes, especially preventable type 2 diabetes. To combat this, there’s a lesson we need to learn from the ancient world. Nomadic people’s have long relied on camel milk as a source of nutrition, and recent evidence has shown that it has unique healing properties. Many diabetics have realized that camel milk can be used as a treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Camel milk contains a large amount of insulin and can reduce a diabetic’s reliance on injections. It also has components that benefit the pancreas.
Camel Milk For Diabetes Treatment
Though type 1 and type 2 diabetes have different causes, camel milk is able to treat both. Camel milk contains a protein which, at the molecular level, is similar to insulin. Camel milk contains around 52 micro units per liter of insulin, almost 3 times as much as cow milk. But what really benefits diabetes sufferers is that it doesn’t coagulate in the stomach, allowing it to pass through the stomach quickly so that the insulin can be absorbed into the body through the intestines. This helps to regulate blood sugar in the body and reduces the amount of insulin injections needed by diabetes sufferers.
Camel Milk Use Among the Raika
A few weeks ago, in an article we published on the benefits of camel milk for men, we mentioned that in India’s Rajasthan region it is believed that camel milk increases male potency. A recent article about the camel herding Raika people in Rajasthan states that until recently, the Raika have had a near-zero instance of diabetes in their community. However, modernization and new laws have made it difficult for many to make a living off camel herding, and as a result many have changed to a modern diet. This has lead to a higher instance of diabetes. Among those who still drink milk daily, there have been no cases of diabetes. But among those who do not, diabetes appears in 5% to 6% of the population. The fact that those not drinking camel milk are getting diabetes shows that the Raika are not less inclined genetically to get diabetes. Instead, it is their diet that was protecting them. This shows that regular consumption of camel milk dramatically lowers one’s chances of developing the disease.
The Science of Camel Milk and Diabetes
Camel milk is not accepted as medicine in Western countries, but there is growing evidence that camel milk is beneficial for diabetics. Here are some samples of the research.
J Med Food – This 16-week study in 2009 demonstrated that camel milk regulates the blood sugar level in diabetics.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice – This 52-week study showed that fewer insulin injections were needed by those regularly drinking camel milk.
International Journal of Animal Science – This study tested the effect of milk and colostrum and found that not only does camel milk have a high content of insulin, it passes quickly through the stomach so that it can be absorbed into the body.