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Preventing or Delaying Diabetes - Is it Possible

Preventing or Delaying Diabetes - Is it PossibleBy Dr. Dao Shing Ni

According to the leading national public health institute, the CDC, more than 50 million people in the USA are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and sadly many pre-diabetics will progress to full-blown diabetes within five years. So how did this happen?

At least half of pre-diabetics are smokers or were former smokers, and nine out of ten are overweight or obese. Nearly half exercise less than 10 minutes per week and 75% have elevated blood pressure and cholesterol. More...

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Are You Skinny Fat?

Are You Skinny Fat?By Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

"Skinny Fat" is an epidemic. And while yes, those words are technically an oxymoron—you did read that correctly. You may appear to be within a normal weight range for your height, looking thin and not in any health distress. However, what's happening on the inside tells a very different story. In fact, on the inside, you're metabolically obese. The reasons vary. Lack of exercise, poor diet, and even genetics can be contributors. Being "skinny fat," despite not exhibiting any extra body or belly fat, is detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing. More...

 

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Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial Studying Changes in Clinical Symptoms and Electrodiagnostic Tests

Rhodiola/Cordyceps-Based Herbal Supplement Promotes Endurance Training-Improved Body Composition But Not Oxidative Stress and Metabolic Biomarkers

Q: What can I do to get better sleep?

A: 1. Set a timer for one hour before bedtime—every night! Let this be your reminder to turn off the television, turn down the lights and start getting yourself ready for a restful night of sleep. Put your phone or tablet away too and cover any blue lights from electronic devices that might tell your body to wake up, not settle down, and inhibit melatonin, a hormone that helps trigger sleep. You’re better off with reading a book before it’s time for “lights out.”

2. Take a warm bath before bed with magnesium or epsom salts. Add in an essential oil such as lavender to calm the senses, decrease cortisol and reduce inflammation.

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