Your Food, Your Medicine: Diabetes (2009)
“The life is disgusting and painful; thirst unquenchable; excessive drinking, which however is disproportionate to the large quantity of urine ... for more urine is passed; and one cannot stop them either from drinking or making water. Or if for a time they abstain from drinking, their mouth becomes parched and their body dry; the viscera seem as if scorched up; they are affected with nausea, restlessness, and a burning thirst; and at no distant term they expire.” – Areteus the Cappadocian (2nd Century AD).
In Oriental medicine, diabetes is called “wasting and thirsting” syndrome. The core of the problem is a deficiency of yin, or water.
Food Fact: Diabetes prevalence has more than doubled over the past two decades and is estimated to affect around 1 million adult Australians.
Set of Four Medicinal Dishes to Treat Diabetes: Sweet Pumpkin Stew; Miso and Red Beans; Chinese Yam and Goji Berry Soup; Couscous Cake.