Diabetes Sleep

To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…evidence which shows a lack of sleep decreases levels of the satiety chemical leptin, which leads to overeating and obesity, it makes good sense to add sleep to the list of ways to prevent diabetes. So, how can both adults and teens get a better night’s sleep? * With teenagers, it’s…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…melatonin used in most of the studies was 3 mg, taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. Benefits of Melatonin: Diabetes Prevention You’re probably familiar with most type 2 diabetes risk factors and causes: excess weight, family history, poor diet, and inactivity. But researchers have uncovered…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…links between sleep deprivation and a broad range of health concerns. In addition to making you tired and cranky, poor sleep can wreck your memory and mood, make you fat, raise your blood pressure and blood sugar, stress your immune system, and increase your risk of diabetes, stroke, heart attack,…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…syndrome to determine if they have sleep apnea, and it’s truly shocking how often the two conditions go hand in hand—and how seldom sleep apnea is diagnosed or treated. If you snore or have daytime sleepiness, talk to your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea. To learn more about…

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Acupuncture Benefits: The List Goes On and On

…also used to alleviate migraines and tension headaches, lessen the severity of PMS and menopausal symptoms, reduce anxiety and stress, and stamp out sleep problems. In addition to the conditions listed above, acupuncture benefits many other health concerns, including addiction control, carpal tunnel…

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Treatments for Depression

…obsessive behaviors begin to creep up again. Another patient is T.M., who first came to the clinic 15 years ago. He’d been diagnosed with diabetes and Tourette syndrome. Due to his medical problems, he’d been laid off work, his wife was on the verge of leaving him, and he was seriously…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

diabetes, and even infections. Three or more cups per day conferred a 10–15 percent lower risk of death. The bottom line: Drinking 3–6 cups of coffee per day is safe and beneficial for most people. Too much caffeine, however, makes some individuals jittery and can interfere with sleep.

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…prevalent in the lower extremities of people with diabetes—improving sensation, mobility, and quality of life. I had a patient with severe diabetic neuropathy who hobbled into the clinic on a cane. After treatment with infrared light plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the cane was history and he…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…a plethora of benefits, including better sleep and a brighter mood. Most importantly, it also gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D, also called the “sunshine vitamin,” helps build stronger bones and decreases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. Plus, it improves…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives than automobile accidents, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, diabetes, and breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined! That’s why it’s important to know what measures are effective at preventing…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…nutritional supplements such as antioxidants, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10. * Dark circles under the eyes may be indicative of poor sleep, but they are also common in people with food allergies. The easiest way to detect hidden food allergies is with a modified elimination diet:…

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Stepping Toward Weight Loss and Better Health

…mood and sleep, and helps lower blood sugar and triglycerides—all at minimal risk of injury. Exercise such as walking can even prevent cancer. At the clinic, we take our patients on a 10-minute walk after each meal. This is particularly important for people living with diabetes, because it…

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