Warning Signs For Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

0 December 3, 2017

Type 1 and Type 2 and both are chronic diseases which have a bad impact on the way your body produces and controls glucose or blood sugar.

Glucose is the fuel which feeds the cells of your body but in order to enter the cells, it needs insulin. People who are suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin and it can be said that they don’t produce the key ingredient which takes glucose into your body cells. On the other hand, people with Type 2 diabetes lose the ability to respond to insulin in a way they should and eventually they even don’t make enough insulin. So, they have a broken key. Both kinds of diabetes can lead to high levels of blood sugar and this boosts the risk of complications related to diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes  + what you should be aware of 

If you don’t control it, both kinds of diabetes have similar symptoms which might include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling extremely hungry
  • Feeling thirsty and drinking
  • Feeling tired
  • Sores or cuts which don’t heal properly
  • Blurred vision

People who are suffering from mood swings and irritability can be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and they can even lose weight unintentionally. Type 2 diabetes can show symptoms like tingling in their feet and hands and numbness. Though there are some common symptoms relat

0 October 27, 2017

Some people think twice about getting a flu shot.

This article will explain the pros and cons of getting a flu shot, how effective a flu vaccine is, and what happens if you decide to skip it. Here are some pros and cons of flu shots,

Pros

  • A flu shot protects you for around a year against the strain of the flu added to your shot.
  • Even if you contract a different strain of the flu, a flu shot still makes your case less severe.
  • 50-60% of the population are less likely to develop flu shot if they get the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Getting flu shots doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually get infected with the flu virus,  they use a dead flu virus.
  • If you get sick after getting a flu shot, that could mean that your body already had it before you received the vaccine as flu viruses can live in the body for up to a week before you start feeling the symptoms.
  • You can lessen the possibility of flu-related hospitalization and even death.

Cons

  • Flu shots may have side effects, like a low-grade fever, aches, redness, and soreness, especially at the injection site.
  • Some allergic reactions could happen although very rarely.
  • If you’re getting the intradermal flu shot, the injection site may experience itching and toughness.
  • The flu s

0 August 1, 2017

Is there really such a thing as gluten-free benefits? Or could all of the gluten talk just be a myth?

Let’s get some things straight first; gluten is just another term used to describe the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. If you suffer from the following,

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Migraines
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
  • Reproductive Health Issues
  • Weight Gain or Weight Loss

Then cutting gluten back from your diet may alleviate or eliminate these symptoms. To be gluten-free is a choice, but individuals who suffer from Celiac Disease will only get better by being on a gluten-free diet. Why is that? Well, Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that leads the body’s immune system to attack the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Only 1% of the population has celiac disease AND, is 4X’s more common today than 60 years ago. This is because so many foods nowadays are being produced more processed than ever beforewhich is extremely unhealthy for your body. Processed foods contain chemicals, artificial flavors, etc. The food industry is doing this, to help pus

0 June 9, 2017

Have you heard about fat burner supplements? Or maybe you’ve heard about Thermogenics?

What exactly are fat burner supplements?

Fat burners: are a fitness supplement designed to increase metabolism, increase energy, and reduce appetite; by doing so the supplement increases the number of calories your body burns. Over time, after body is affected by the supplement and it can translate into weight loss. There are also other ingredients in fat burners that can signal certain hormones, like epinephrine, to break down fats and make them ready for the body to use as a fuel source. It’s important to understand that fat burners are supplements. They are not sugar, or even a daily multivitamin, they are to be taken with caution and awareness. Fat burners are designed with ingredients that can really give you an extra boost to help burn fat, they cannot replace a solid diet and exercise plan.

The difference between Fat Burners and Thermogenics

#1. Thermogenic Means to produce heat, and the term is commonly applied to drugs that increase heat through metabolic stimulation, or to microorganisms which create heat within organic waste. A thermogenic raises your body temperature, so you can burn more fat. #2. Fat Burner Is an over-

0 April 21, 2017

Have you cleaned out your medicine cabinet lately? It’s not common for most people to be conscious of cleaning out their medicine cabinet.

What if we told you that only 19% had cleaned out their medicine cabinet in the past 3 years… Would you believe it?

Well the statistics are true, only 19 percent of people hadn’t cleaned out their medicine cabinet in over 3 years! Whether it’s Tylenol, cough syrup, or some prescribed medicine that your doctor gave to you for fighting a sickness you caught 12 months ago, it’s important to take extra precautions when storing medicine in your home. Expired prescriptions and medicines can be harmful to our bodies and if those substances get in the hands of the wrong people, it can result in serious results. All residents like to store their medicine in different locations. The bather mirror, above the fridge, or in a closet that you can store your medicine’s way up high. For items kept inside and close reach should be those that you use daily, or at least on a regular schedule. Other substances like prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, hydrogen peroxide, and bandages, are things that we like to consider that you place in your “essentials” zone. But still making sure that young children or un responsibilities aren’t getting into. Make sure that you are keeping these substances up to date and are disposing the

0 March 31, 2017

Did you know that using headphones regularly can increase your risk at becoming deaf?

Any headphone user is at risk of becoming deaf and should learn how to lower that risk.

Headphones (and electronics) have become a normal necessary item for our everyday life. Our children use them at school, we use them at the gym, while we’re at the office working, at home listening to music, or listening along to a book. Everyone owns headphones and everyone uses headphones, which is all the more reason to learn how to use our headphones safely. According to doctor Natalie Johnson, she states that, “Very loud sounds, such as a gunshot, can damage hearing instantaneously,” says Johnson. “But listening to your iPod at moderately loud levels for a long time can do just as much damage.” There are a couple of things to keep in mind when listening with your headphones and that is: 1). Duration 2). Volume When thinking about duration it’s important to remember that if you participate in daily noise intake, that you should always try to give your ears a break periodically throughout the day and be cautious of not listening to anything too loud, for too long. Now think about volume. Most audiologist recommend that the sounds you are listening to should not go higher than 55 to 65 dBHL (decibels hearing level)

0 February 24, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times, but the truth is that the best thing you can do is kick your day off with a breakfast of champions.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give your body more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will improve your brain and body’s daily performance.

Breakfast provides your body and brain with the power and fuel it needs after a long night of rest. Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the day off with no gas in your car’s tank.

Tips for thought:

  • Breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours of waking up
  • Healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your daily calorie allowance.

Aren’t sure what’s considered “A Breakfast of Champions”?? Here’s some healthy foods to start your day off right with.

1.Oatmeal

Oatmeal contains beta-glucan- a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Oatmeal is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

2. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of protein (twice as much as regular yogurt). Protein helps keep you feeling full longer throughout your busy day.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruits are hydrating, filli

0 February 17, 2017

Stress. We all have it and we deal with it daily, but do you know about what the effects of stress can actually do to your body?

You might want to start thinking about the things in your life that are causing you mass amounts of stress and start to either lighten your load, or learn how to handle your stress more effectively so that stress does not affect your health.

So what exactly can stress really do to you? Healthline.com has a really great illustration and list showing what parts of your body become highly exposed when stress is taking place.     There are 20 different things that can happen,    

1- Central Nervous System

This system in your body is in charge of telling the rest of your body what to do. When your central nervous system is stressed or confused and can’t return back to its normal state, it takes huge effects on your body like:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches

0 February 2, 2017

Ditch the Diet Coke runs… and DRINK WATER.

Are you getting the daily water intake that your body needs?

Most people can go an entire day only drinking one glass of water, or no water at all. If you are a victim of not drinking water, do you know how big of an impact this is having on your body? We need water to stay hydrated, have energy, get our body moving, flush out sickness, and keep our digestive system running regularly. So stop. Take a moment. And think about how much water you are really drinking everyday?  

Are you curious about how much water your body actually needs?

Find out how much water your body needs with these simple steps:

  1. Start with your current weight
  2.  Multiply your weight by ⅔ (67%)
  3. Figure out how many ounces you should be drinking

For example. If you weighed 175 lbs, you would multiply 175 X ⅔ and learn that you should be drinking 117 ounces of water a day, which is about 3.5 liters, just shy of a gallon of water a day. That’s right, almost a gallon of water a day!  

So why should we drink this much water?

  • Drinking water can help maintain the body fluids.

After all, our bodies are composed of 60% water.

  • Drinking water can help control calories.

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0 December 29, 2016

Are you one of those people who believe that having good skin care starts with your Genes?

Some people believe that good skin is all gene related, which does play a big part in your skin care. But what if we told you that by making a few changes to your diet, it can result in better looking, healthy skin.

Have you ever heard that by eating carrots, you will have improved eyesight? Or have you ever heard that if you eat a walnut a day it is good for your brains? Take the phrase, “beauty comes from within”. This statement can literally be applied to having a healthy diet and maybe what we should be saying is, “beauty comes from within- your food!” The American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that higher intake of vitamin C was associated with lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance among middle aged American women. The good news is, vitamin C is found in more foods that you might actually think. Keep reading, we’ve got a list of Vitamin rich foods that you’ll want to start implementing into your diet for healthier, fresh looking skin.

1. Strawberries

One cup of strawberries contains 140% of vitamin C, which is more than eating an orange. Not only is vitamin C key to a healthy immune system, but it does amazing things for our skin. Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which keeps skin tight and smooths fine lines.

2. Lentils

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