The best recognized sign of diabetes is an abnormality in using and storing glucose (the major form of sugar in the blood). This causes abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood, which can lead to complications.
Warning Signs and Symptoms
DIABETES — REVERSING THE RISKS
As the population is eating more and exercising less, increasing numbers of adults and children are developing the syndrome, which results when a person loses the ability to use insulin effectively.
Many studies have established that obesity and physical inactivity are risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus and that weight loss and exercise improve insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in the short term.
Long term, there are a number of lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments and nutritional supplements that go a long way to prevent rises in blood sugar levels that can, over time increase a person's risk of developing heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage and blindness.
PREVENTION — YOUR BEST BET
One of the most important research findings of the past year is that development of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, or at least significantly delayed, with relatively simple and safe approaches. A multi-site landmark study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demonstrated that modest changes in diet and exercise - when sustained over time - could substantially lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who lowered their body weight by an average of 5 to 7 percent and exercised by brisk walking 30 minutes five times a week lowered their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by almost 60 percent.
Staying Physical (love to dance, swim and work in the garden)
Stimulating My Brain (read a variety of materials, regularly)
Cultivating Healthy Relationships
Enjoying my Passions
Healthy Living is the steps, actions and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health.
CHANGE IS DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO GET DIFFERENT RESULTS; MAKE A CHANGE, EAT FRESH, EXERCISE AND SOCIALIZE FOR HEALTHY LIVING.
CULTIVATE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
JOIN AN ORGANIZATION, PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIVES, ATTEND CONVENTIONS, BE AN EXAMPLE.
Enjoy that home that you have invested in, host a party!
It is important to maintain cholesterol levels, whether or not you currently have high cholesterol. Many doctors prescribe cholesterol medications called statins, but these could some very serious side effects. Also, although they can lower LDL cholesterol, they do nothing to increase HDL, and actually deplete the body's levels of a very important heart nutrient called CoEnzyme Q10. Therefore, natural alternatives may be a better option.
I am encouraging everyone to dance, for your health. Most of us can dance but don't dance. I am not a great dancer, I just love dancing and have fun when I dance. In order to get in shape for dances such as the 2-step swing-out, or ballroom dancing, I recommend that you start with line dancing. It is great for your heart, muscles, legs, mind, and soul! Dance my friends, dance.
The health benefits of dancing is best described by the narrator in this ballroom dancing video. If you are in Mamaroneck, visit the FredStaire Dance Studio. Of course, you should check with your doctor before starting any exercise plan.
Health Benefits of EPSON SALT
Ease stress and improves sleep and concentration
Help muscles and nerves function properly
Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots
Make insulin more effective
Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
Onions and garlic are my favorite seasonings. Technically, they are herbs with healing powers.
Numbers 11:5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
Cancer Fighting –
“one of the top cancer research centers in the world, have identified a substance in onions called propylsulfide…..experts report, squelch those enzymes in the body that may spark out -of-control cancer growth.”
Another research “onion extract stopped the spread of oral cancer cells or destroyed them entirely in animal test”
Helps Diabetics –
“studies reported that the onion extract was about 77 percent more effective a lowering blood sugar in test animals than some of the drugs commonly pre-scribed for the treatment of diabetes.
“.. (in addition to regulating blood sugar, breaking up bronchial congestion..”
o“Onions have a profound effect on Blood cholesterol by raising the good HDLs and lowering the bad LDLs.
o“also slow blood clotting”
oOnions are effective against several dangerous bacteria including the deadly E. coli and salmonella…..also possess a strong antibiotic that kills a variety of bacteria …..