Diabetes Sleep

To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…irritability—that lack of sleep can also lead to diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry studied 245 high school teenagers for one week. They measured both the length of time the teenagers slept and their insulin resistance, an indicator of pre-diabetes. During the study…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…if you have blood sugar or sleep problems—and that’s the interrelationship between blood sugar and sleep. Inadequate Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes First of all, research has shown that inadequate sleep increases risk of diabetes. One study found that after sleeping only four hours a night for…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

Chances are you know that melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland, is an effective natural sleep aid, but that’s not all it is. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and anti-aging therapy that has been shown to help prevent or treat multiple medical conditions. Let’s take a closer look at…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…reveals 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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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…cutting down on blood sugar swings that cause food cravings. * Get more sleep. People who get inadequate sleep tend to be heavier. Furthermore, untreated sleep apnea is clearly linked with obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. If you’re struggling with any of these conditions…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…in chronically high levels of both insulin and blood sugar. It’s obvious that this would take a toll on the pancreas and increase the risk of diabetes, but what about the other aspects of insulin resistance and symptoms of metabolic syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…particularly 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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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…accidents, 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. Experts…

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Treatments for Depression

…his 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 depressed…

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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 syndrome…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…That’s because it’s packed within the abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…provides 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 function…

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Stepping Toward Weight Loss and Better Health

…improves 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 helps…

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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: stop eating…

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