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A New Healing Perspective

Diabetes and Disease: A New Healing Perspective

By Jai Kannan

Ask anyone what Diabetes is, the response is well-known. That it is caused by insulin deficiency or insulin resistance. That there are 2 prominent types and it is only a condition and not a disease.

Diets, Exercise and medicines are what traditional therapists provide for living with this condition. Look closer at why we have this condition? Is it genetic alone or are caused by other factors? Let us investigate, together.

The Diabetes could hit us right from our birth or make its way after some years of our existence. Whether it is type 1 or type 2 Diabetes, one thing is common. Your gene expression was corrupt or has been corrupted. As a result your cell functions become abnormal. This either results in non-release of insulin, like in the case of type 1. Or, it could cause insulin resistance. This means, the cells wouldn’t be open to the sugar molecules even if insulin is available. This results in multiple organ damage and eventually would lead to a difficult death.

So, in both cases or in every possible Diabetes, it is our genes which are the saviors or destroyers. What then influences our genes to malfunction? Is there a way out? The answer is “No” in regular western therapy. Yes, in new forms of innovative healing methods which recognize the inclusiveness of the subtle body and physical body when treating patients.

What do I mean by innovative healing methods? Am I referring to Yoga, Qi-Gong or even Tai-Chi?

Though these practices harness Chi and provide good benefits, they can’t be prescribed. The quantum of energy for a treatment can’t be measured. You would only hope to do few things and trust that it would work out.There is still uncertainty with respect to the dosage of treatment and the results. You could hurt yourself, if you overdo it.

What if there is a healing method that would prescribe like Western medicine and provide profound healing like Eastern?

It looks like a good marriage and exists not only for diabetic treatment but for other diseases too. This is an acoustic healing method known by our Ancients and is making its way back. It is based on the understanding of the subtle structures surrounding our human body. Our Human body is surrounded by many unseen layers which were known by our seers. Prescribing precise sounds to heal these envelopes and planes provides quantum results. That is it gives miraculous results from a physical perspective. This provides immense benefit to set right our genes and our well-being.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Likewise, the therapy results have been very good. You would be listening to sounds directed precisely to different planes of your subtle body. This isn’t the same as tranquilizing your brain with certain tones. This treatment considers every cell in our body to be possessing its own brain and a corresponding control center in our subtle body. It could take many thousands of years for us to decode the layers of this subtle body. But with intuition this has been known already and treating the subtle treats the physical.

Jai is the founder of PhoneAuric™ Meditation ( Pronounced Fen’auric). This is a gift from his deepest self. It has been given to heal as many people as possible. This would increase the consciousness levels of our Earth Plane and provide immense fillip to our evolution.

Just imagine our earth, free of disease and afflictions. It isn’t a dream anymore. Come and experience the life changing PhoneAuric™ meditation.

Accu Check

When Accu Check Becomes a Necessity

By Danny Sibbai

As one gets older, it is only normal for him to experience some changes in his body. Apparently, such changes may not be welcome at all, especially if he is turning 60 or older. The reason behind this is that it is also at that point in time that one’s immune system gets weak and he becomes more vulnerable to a number of diseases. Among the most common issues that may confront an old individual is diabetes. It is when one’s blood sugar level is abnormally high when he may need a gadget like Accu Check.

Since it may be considered as part of the aging process, having a high blood sugar level may be something that is unavoidable. There could be many factors surrounding this though. It is not just aging that actually triggers diabetes. There are already a lot of people who are affected with such condition even while they are still in their twenties or thirties. High levels in blood sugar could be attributed to the kind of food that one eats regularly. Of course, if one is a sweet-tooth and could not say no to sugar-laden food, then there is high probability of diabetes.

It is may be almost impossible for one to totally avoid sweet and sugary food items. This is because nearly every food sold on the supermarket shelves has sugar in them. Aside from this, there are also certain food items that may not have sugar but still the same effects when digested. These include those food items that are rich in carbohydrates. It is a fact that there are so many staple foods that are loaded with carbohydrates, such as cereals and bread. Under this circumstance, it is quite obvious that totally shunning food that triggers high sugar levels would mean avoiding eating.

What is really important is for the individual to be always aware of the amount of sugar he has already taken into his body. This means that he should be able to determine whether the kinds of food he has eaten has actually triggered a rise in the blood sugar level. If he finds out that it did, he should be quick enough to take the necessary medication. Of course, he also has to immediately stop the intake of sweet foods. This may be a bit difficult though because one could not easily tell how much blood sugar he has.

There are already devices though that allows the individual to check the level of sugar he has in his blood. Accu Check is one such device that does this task. If one already finds out that he is diabetic, it is highly recommended that he considers buying such devices. Such blood glucose meter could save his life.

Lower or Stabilize Your Blood Sugar

Type 2 Diabetes – Wraps Done Right Can Help Lower or Stabilize Your Blood Sugar

By Beverleigh H Piepers | Submitted On June 18, 2014

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Expert Author Beverleigh H Piepers
Many Type 2 diabetics have a problem with eating bread. A nutritious and fast meal to serve up for your lunchtime meal that replaces the classic sandwich… is a wrap. Wraps are great because they’ll allow you to pack them with more vegetables than you would a regular sandwich, getting your nutrition up.

That said, you need to know how to build your wrap right. Unfortunately, there are too many wraps gone wrong out there that are just as unhealthy as a burger would be.

Here’s how to make sure you are preparing yours correctly…

The Wrap. First, you’ll want to make sure you choose your wrap properly. Opt for a whole wheat wrap over a white flour wrap to maintain a lower GI value.

Or, better yet, you can cut the carb count down significantly by using a lettuce wrap instead. This will also lower the calorie content, so is a great option if you’re currently on a fat loss diet as well.

The Protein Source. As far as protein goes for your wrap, choose lean sources such as…

turkey breast,
diced chicken breast, or
shrimp.
Some people also like to use hard-boiled eggs in their wraps. This can be a good choice, but beware of using too many egg yolks. Opt for one whole egg and then use egg whites for the remainder.

If you are a vegetarian, you might fill your wrap with beans instead, which will give you some protein along with complex carbohydrates.

If going this route, you will really want to consider the lettuce wrap instead to balance out the carbs in this meal or you may surpass your quota for what a blood sugar balancing meal should contain.

The Filling. Finally, when filling your wrap, think vegetables and healthy fats…

lettuce,
cucumbers,
broccoli florets,
mushrooms,
carrots,
spinach, and
peppers
- all are excellent choices.

You can also add in some sliced avocado or even a few nuts for healthy fats. Just avoid creamy salad dressings as these will add the wrong type of fats into your wrap.

Another great idea for carb sources in wraps, is mixing in some kernel or baby corn. These add a hint of sweetness many really enjoy and will also boost your dietary fiber intake as well.

So as you prepare your next wrap, keep these tips in mind. This can be a great way to add more nutrition to your day if prepared properly.

Foods For Beating Diabetes

Foods For Beating Diabetes

By Paul D Kennedy

Expert Author Paul D Kennedy
To beat your diabetes you need to eat unprocessed food that is low in sugar, low in fat, low in salt, high in fibre and that has low GI (glycemic index) values, ie is digested slowly.

You should eat mainly plants and avoid eggs and dairy products. Every day you should also take a comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement and wash your food down with plenty of water.

All very good in theory, you might say. The real question is: what foods should you actually eat?

Here are a few foods you can eat to fight your diabetes. This list is not at all exhaustive and there are hundreds more you can discover by doing your own research.

Porridge (oatmeal)

The perfect breakfast, porridge is made from whole-grain oats that are full of fibre using lots of water. It is also served hot so it will take longer to eat and, as it is made from whole-grains, it will be digested slowly.

All that fibre and liquid means you will feel full for longer and energy will be released slower, giving a lower spike in your blood glucose.

Crisp-breads

Crisps-breads are whole-grain crackers made from rye. They are packed full of fibre and are very low in fat, making them a great alternative to traditional crackers.

Whole-grains contain more plant nutrients than refined grains. They also have lower GI values ie they take longer to digest so they release glucose into your bloodstream at a more moderate rate than refined grains. Research suggests that persons who eat whole-grains tend to have less fat around their stomachs than people who eat refined grains.

The benefits of whole-grains don’t just apply to crackers. Switching from refined-grains to whole-grain cereals, breads, and pastas is also crucial for beating your diabetes.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a pseudo-cereal, ie it is not actually a cereal but it is cooked and eaten in the same way as cereals. Unlike wheat or rice, it contains eight of the essential amino acids and so it is a complete protein (8 grams per cup). It is packed with dietary fibre (5g per cup), phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest.

The only drawback with quinoa is that it contains more fat than wheat or rice. However these are mainly heart-healthy fats such as monounsaturated fat (in the form of oleic acid). Quinoa can also provide small amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). In addition, it contains a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients (plant chemicals).

Though it is relatively unknown in the many parts of the world, quinoa is as easy to cook as any true grain. Mixed with vegetables and some lean protein, it can make for some interesting dinners.

Bulgur wheat

Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been parboiled (partially pre-cooked) and dried. It is usually ground into particles which are sifted and sold in various sizes. As only a small amount of bran is removed during processing, it is considered a whole grain. It has a pleasant, nutty flavour, and can be stored for long periods.

Bulgur is highly nutritious. A 100gm contains nearly 16g of carbohydrates (of which less than half a gram are sugars), 12.29g of protein, and only 1.33g of fat. Just 3.5% of the energy in bulgur comes from fat.

Bulgur is also high in dietary fibre (more than 18%) and rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese. Indeed this grain has more nutritional impact than rice or couscous. It also requires very little cooking and can be mixed with other ingredients without being cooked. Bulgur shines in Middle Eastern dishes such as tabbouleh salad and kibbeh.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods on Earth. They are excellent sources of carotenes, and the darker they are, the more carotenes they contain. They also contain plenty of vitamins and dietary minerals.

Sweet potatoes contain glutathione, an antioxidant that can enhance the metabolism of nutrients and the health of the immune-system, and also protect against a wide range of diseases.

Unlike many other starchy vegetables, their low GI value ensures that sweet potatoes are a great diabetes beater and a wondrous substitute for ordinary potatoes.

Soy milk

Many non-dairy milk alternatives are available. Made from plants, each has a different nutritional profile, flavour, colour and texture.

Soy milk is one of the most popular substitutes for dairy milk. Made from soybeans, its nutritional profile is the most similar to cow’s milk compared to other non-dairy alternatives.

It contains 8 to 10 grams of protein per serving. The isoflavones in soy milk have been shown to be beneficial in preventing heart disease.

Soy milk can be sweetened or unsweetened, fortified with calcium vitamins A and D and riboflavin. You can also get flavoured varieties such as chocolate and vanilla. Good though it is, you need to be cautious when buying soy milk and read the labels thoroughly.

Casein, the protein found in milk, and caseinate derivatives are sometimes added, along with sugar and fat to enhance the taste. Ensure that soy milk contains less than 3% fat and that only 10% of its energy comes from fat.

Non-dairy yoghurts

Several non-dairy yoghurts are available in most markets. These are made from various milks including rice, soy, and coconut milk. One of the most popular is yoghurt made from soy milk.

You can make soy yoghurt at home just by adding yoghurt bacteria to soy milk, using the same method as you would use for dairy yoghurt. However you need to add one tablespoon of sugar for each litre of unsweetened soy milk in order to promote bacterial fermentation. This is because soy milk on its own lacks the lactose (milk sugar) that is the basic food for the yogurt bacteria.

Soy yogurt contains less fat (about 2.7%) than yogurt made with whole milk (3.5% fat). Soy yogurt can also be made from reduced-fat soy milk. However you need to check labels carefully for taste-enhancing added ingredients that can boost sugar or fat levels dramatically.

Beans

Beans are high in protein but very low in fat and have no cholesterol. They are full of complex carbohydrates, yet have a low GI value, which means they are very helpful for controlling your glucose and cholesterol levels.

Beans have high levels of vitamins and dietary minerals. They also contain significant amounts of insoluble and soluble fibre. One cup of cooked beans has between 9 and 13 grams of fibre. This is one reason why people who eat beans often weight less than those who don’t.

Adding low-calorie beans to your diet will help you lose weight and control your blood glucose levels.

Lean meat and fish

Protein can keep you full longer and digesting it burns more calories than digesting other foods. Meat and fish contain more protein than most other foodstuffs.

However, if you must eat meat, make sure it is as lean as possible. Dark meat tends to be high in fat. Skinless chicken breast contains less fat. Some cuts of beef have less than four grams of saturated fat per serving, so you can eat them provided you stick to 4-ounce servings.

One of the best sources of protein is fish and most fish are low in fat. In addition, the fats found in salmon, herring and other fatty fish are usually omega-3 fatty acids, healthy forms of fat that are said to protect against heart disease and other chronic conditions. Moderately-sized servings of fish should not impede you from controlling your blood glucose and beating your diabetes.

Broths

A broth is water in which vegetables or meats have been boiled and which is used as a soup. Broths help you beat your diabetes by helping you to lose or maintain your weight. Soups are full of water (by definition!) and tend to fill you up while only delivering a minimal amount of calories.

Soup is also hot, which prevents you from guzzling it down too quickly, which allows the feeling of satiation to kick in before you have eaten too much. When eaten as a first course, a broth will take up space in your stomach that might have gone to foods with higher calories.

You can make a satisfying low-calorie meal out of a broth by adding chopped up chunky vegetables, beans or cubes of lean meat, chicken or fish.

Salads

Eating salads is a great way for beating diabetes. The vegetables found in salads are nearly always high in vitamins, minerals and fibre. In addition, ingredients such as lettuce contain plenty of water which will take up space in your stomach (provided they are eaten as a starter), leaving less room for fattier foods later in your meal.

You can make your salads more interesting by making sure they contain a variety of vegetables and fruits. But be cautious with vinaigrettes, which can add satisfying flavours, as some contain excessive amounts of oil.

Chilli or hot peppers

Chilli or hot peppers, such as habaneros or jalapeños, contain a flavourless compound called capsaicin, an irritant that produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact.

Capsaicin seems to curb the appetite and speed up the metabolism slightly, but only for a short time. However, because people tend to eat less when their food is spicy, it can be helpful in reducing the amount of food you eat and thus your weight, which will help you control your blood sugar.

You can’t eat spicy foods, of course, if you have acid reflux or other digestive problems.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a stabilising effect on blood sugar. Studies indicate that it can cut fasting glucose levels by up to 30%. My own experience suggests that, about a teaspoon sprinkled on my porridge (oatmeal) in the mornings reduces my average glucose levels on awaking by nearly 0.5mmol/l (9mg/l) or about 8%, a significant drop. Half a teaspoon has little effect.

It seems to me that this spice, in the form of ground powder, can help control your blood glucose. However a Cochrane review (a meta-analysis summarising and interpreting the results of many trials) published in 2012 found that cinnamon was no more effective than a placebo in reducing haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a long-term measurement of blood glucose control. Nevertheless I continue to use cinnamon it every morning.

You can also stir it into your coffee, tea or yoghurt to add flavour without adding calories.

These are just a few of the foods you can eat to beat your diabetes. There are hundreds more.

Paul D Kennedy is a type 2 diabetic. He used his skills as an international consultant and researcher to find a way to control his diabetes using diet alone and, about five years ago, he stopped taking medications to control his blood glucose levels. You can find out more from beating-diabetes.com or by contacting Paul at paul@beating-diabetes.com. His book Beating Diabetes is available for download from Amazon or as a printed edition from Create Space online book store.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Topical Pain Creams Can Relieve Bodily Pains Associated With Diabetic Neuropathy

By T.J. Palmieri

Expert Author T.J. Palmieri
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic Neuropathy is a medical term used to describe nerve sensitivity brought on by the diabetes disease. People who suffer with diabetes can develop this type of nerve damage anywhere on their body. Some of the symptoms of neuropathy are: Bodily aches and pains, tingling of the skin, numbness in the hands, feet, arms and legs. Diabetic neuropathy affects people in different ways. Some sufferers experience only mild pain or numbness in their legs and feet, while others experience high levels of pain that disrupts their daily activities. Leaving the condition untreated can eventually lead to heart problems, failure of the digestive system and other medical conditions.

Remedies for Pain:

Those looking for ways to treat their diabetic nerve pain at home can try some these alternative remedies:

Eating a Balanced Diet:

1. Lowering Carbohydrate intake (white pasta, white sugar, white potatoes are high in carbs)

2. Increasing your daily intake of healthy grains, fruits and vegetables. (Bran cereal, whole wheats)

3. Lowering your blood pressure (Reduce your stress level) Medical experts recommend that diabetics maintain blood pressure levels no higher than 130 over 80.

Smoking:

STOP. Right now. Smoking clogs arteries and prevents blood flow to the veins. Smokers who suffer neuropathy are typically the more severe cases.

Exercise:

Like the commercial say’s “Just Do It”. Getting more exercise every day and spending more time moving can dramatically reduce your pain. Research has proven those who sit for extended periods of time and those who rarely exercise often feel more pain than those who live an active lifestyle..

If these methods fail to reduce your pain, consider talking to your doctor. Doctors can recommend other treatments for nerve pain, including acupuncture or the use of a prescription grade topical pain cream.

How a Topical Pain Cream Works:

Studies found that topical pain creams containing capsaicin and lidocaine can significantly reduce the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. In one study, more than half of those suffering from nerve pain found significant relief when using the topical cream once a day. Prescription grade topical pain creams are a good choice for those dealing with diabetic neuropathy and most insurance companies cover the entire cost while others may charge a co-pay.

Simple to Use:

Apply a small dab of the topical pain cream to your skin and use your hands to rub it into your skin. Concentrate on the areas where you experience the highest levels of pain. The pain cream penetrates deep into the skin and changes the way the blood vessels and cells respond to pain. Using the cream one or more times every day will help you lead a healthy and active life without your diabetic neuropathy getting in your way.

Yoga

Yoga For Better Diabetes Regulation
By Monica Garcia

Expert Author Monica Garcia
Diabetes manifesting itself in numerous forms is present in as much as 5 percent of the earth’s population.

Yoga, among the planet’s oldest types of exercise, has proven a few helpful results in treating diabetic issues. The yoga exercises which are usually prescribed for curing diabetes are generally different from Hatha yoga exercises simply because it involves positions tailored to treat certain conditions, in addition to meditation, relaxation and stretching exercises.

Yoga is now encountering a rebirth inside our demanding modern day society. You would not consider that a 3,000-year-old form of exercise can increase its popularity. However yoga is now becoming prescribed actually by a number of doctors for a range of health illnesses and ailments and as a highly effective stress reliever.

One of the test experiments carried out to manage diabetes discovered that performing yoga for thirty minutes a day for one month helped lessen blood glucose levels in several diabetic patients.

The yoga practitioners did one or two 90-minute sessions per week and had been asked to exercise at home. The classes incorporated the specific yoga exercises of the spinal twist, the bow as well as abdominal breathing.

After the 3 months blood sugar levels dropped considerably within almost all patients in the group and had been somewhat raised in a control group which had not taken part within the yoga exercises. Three of the yoga students had been able to reduce their daily medicine intake, including one guy who hadn’t changed his drug regimen for twenty years.

A common noted fact for a lengthy time is that exercise is actually ideal for people with diabetes. Yoga therapy might assist to reduce levels of stress that could play a role in adult onset diabetes. But, one drawback is the fact that several patients would find it hard to keep up the regular sessions needed to sustain the benefit.

Almost all the patients stated they would like to see these kinds of classes set up upon a long term basis but they do not have enough cash.

It is not necessarily the exercise element of the yoga therapy package which is most crucial, because of the fact that there is not necessarily sufficient physical activity to account for the modifications, however reducing stress has a lot to do with it.

Stress hormones boost blood sugar levels. Individuals additionally benefit from the stabilization of their moods which performing yoga brings, a boosted sense of well-being and a feeling of being much more in control, that might help with their diet control.

For folks worried about heart disease, it has been demonstrated that a vegetarian diet, reasonable exercise and 1 hour a day of yoga and meditation might cause a reversal of atherosclerosis, a blockage of the arteries which can result in a heart attack, in men and women that were strict in following the daily regimen.

Certainly one of my personal favorite yoga movements is actually this one: raise your arms to the side along with fingers pointed. Relax and take a large step to the side, with your right foot out as well as knee bent, your left foot planted firmly, left leg in a straight line. Keep your torso straight and stable, with your shoulders relaxed. Relax going into the stretch, do not hold your breath. Return to a standing position, switch sides then do it again as many times as desired.

Boosting Your Metabolism

Lose Weight By Boosting Your Metabolism
By Paul D Kennedy

Expert Author Paul D Kennedy
Losing weight is one of the vital things you need to do in order to control your diabetes. Some people, however, find it easier to lose weight than other. Such people are said to have a ‘faster metabolism’.

According to Wikipedia, metabolism is a set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms in order to maintain life. In humans, these chemical reactions are fueled by the food we eat.

So when people refer to a fast or slow metabolism they are generally referring to the average amount of calories their body burns in a day.

Speeding up this average will obviously help you lose weight. But how can you do that?

To answer this question we need to consider the three main factors that affect metabolism:

Basal metabolic rate
Physical activity
Thermic effect of food
Basal metabolic rate

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy you use to perform the basic functions that keep you alive and ticking over. For example, if you were to burn 900 calories by lying in bed all day, your BMR would be 900 calories a day.

You can estimate your BMR roughly by multiplying your weight in pounds by 14 if you are male and by 12 if you are female. For example, if you are male and weigh 150lbs your BMR will be about 2,100 calories. If you only know your weight in kilograms, first multiply it by 2.2 to convert it to pounds.

Of course you do a lot more than just ticking over. You walk, run, talk, argue, and lift things, and so on all day long. Your BMR usually accounts for about two-thirds of the calories you consume.

Your BMR is something you inherit from your ancestors so there is not much you can do to change it. However it is affected by a number of factors:

Your muscles-building up your muscles can increase your BMR because maintaining muscles uses up more energy than maintaining fat.

Dehydration-can lower you BMR a bit because dehydration can prevent your body from performing some basic functions.

Weather-can influence your BMR as your body will use up additional calories warming you up or cooling you down.

Vitamin or mineral deficiencies-can lower your BMR if the deficiencies are severe enough to stop your body from performing basic functions properly.

Illnesses-some illnesses, such as thyroid problems, can significantly affect the way your body works and therefore influence your BMR.
Physical activity

The more physically active you are, the more calories you will burn. Physical activity accounts for at least a quarter of the calories you burn.

Thermic effect of food

The process of digestion uses energy. The thermic effect of food is the energy you use to digest, absorb and distribute nutrients.

Digestion uses up an average of about 10 percent of the calories you consume. However the thermic effect varies significantly depending on the component of food that is being digested.

For example, dietary fat is easy to process and has a low thermic effect, while protein is hard to process and has a much higher thermic effect. Foods that are high in fibre or that are spicy also have higher thermic effects.

Boosting your metabolism

Losing weight by boosting your metabolism is not the most effective way to control your diabetes. What and how much you eat would have a much greater influence over how much weight you gain or lose.

Your genes determine whether you have a fast or slow BMR. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even when resting. And your metabolism usually begins to slow down as you enter your fifth decade.

Even though the speed with which your body burns calories depends on your genetics, gender and age, there are several ways in which you can give your metabolism a bit of a boost:

Strength training

The more muscles you have, the higher your BMR will be. This is because a pound of muscles uses about six calories a day just to maintain itself, while a pound of fat only burns two calories a day. Thus building up your muscles through strength training can boost your average metabolic rate.

Note that if you go on a crash diet, you will probably lose muscle weight so the BMR boost you get from having plenty of muscles may be lost.

Aerobic exercise

Though it does not build muscles, aerobic exercise can rev up your metabolism temporarily. High-intensity exercise delivers a bigger, longer rise in your resting metabolic rate than lower-intensity workouts. Why not try a bit of jogging during your regular daily walks?

Keep hydrated

Your body needs water to process calories. Studies have shown that adults who drink eight glasses of water a day burn more calories than those who drink only four glasses. So drink plenty of water.

You can ensure the adequacy of your intake of water by drinking water or another unsweetened drink before your meals, and by snacking on fresh fruit and vegetables which contain plenty of water.

Caffeine and other kickers

Caffeine increases the amount of energy your body uses. It can increase your endurance while you are exercising, help your concentration and make you feel less tired.

So sipping black coffee in moderation may give you a short-term boost to your metabolic rate, though I have not found any clinical evidence to support this suggestion.

You can combine caffeine with catechins by drinking green or oolong tea instead of coffee. Catechins are substances that have been shown to boost metabolism for a few hours. There is research that suggests that drinking two to four cups of tea a day makes the body burn 17% more calories during moderately-intense exercise.

Energy drinks can undoubtedly give your metabolism a boost as they contain caffeine. Some energy drinks also contain taurine, an amino acid that can speed up your metabolism and help you burn fat.

In some people, however, energy drinks can cause high blood pressure, anxiety and disrupt sleep. In addition, they usually contain ingredients, such as sugar, that you should avoid in order to control your diabetes. Thus you should treat them with extreme caution and read the labels thoroughly before drinking them.

Smart eating

When you eat large meals with many hours in between, your metabolism slows during the interim. Having smaller meals every three or four hours or so keep your metabolism cranked up so you burn more calories over the day. In addition, several studies suggest that people who eat regular snacks eat less at formal mealtimes, thus reducing their overall intake.

Your body burns much more calories digesting protein than it does when you eat carbohydrates or fat. Thus eating protein-rich foods can thus boost your metabolism. In fact, a study some years ago showed that, when eating a meal of pure protein, up to 25 percent of the calories consumed can be used during digestion and absorption.

Dietary fibre also has a high thermic effect. Eating foods high in fibre, such as whole-grains, means you are eating foods with a high glycemic index value, ie food that takes longer to digest, which reduces the spikes in blood glucose you experience after a meal. Digesting fibre also uses up a lot of calories and can help boost your metabolism.

Spicy foods contain natural chemicals that can boost your metabolism, so eating foods containing added chilli pepper can boost your metabolic rate. However, the effect is probably only temporary.

Conclusion

While boosting your metabolism is possible, it does take some time and effort. But before you resort to the tricks mentioned in this article, you need to ensure that your basic diet has been designed to beat your diabetes.

Such a diet means focusing on natural, unprocessed food that is low in sugar, low in fat, low in salt, high in fibre and that has low GI (glycemic index) values. You must also avoid dairy products and eggs. In addition, you should take a comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement every day and drink plenty of water.

Ways To Fend Off A Food Craving

Type 2 Diabetes – Four Ways To Fend Off A Food Craving
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Expert Author Beverleigh H Piepers
Food cravings. We all get them from time to time, but for some of us, they are stronger and more frequent than for others. If you are just starting a new program to get onto the healthy eating bandwagon, there’s a good chance that you will experience more food cravings than someone who’s been eating this way for quite some time.

Your taste buds need some time to get used to the new eating style you’re adopting and, as such, needs to re-learn how great natural food tastes.

This can take some time, so in the meanwhile, you’ll need to learn how to combat those food cravings whenever they strike.

Here are four quick tips to help get you through…

1. Drink A Glass Of Lemon Water. First, consider downing a glass of ice-cold lemon water. Very often food cravings are thirst in disguise, so this will eliminate that from being a potential problem. The added lemon as well will give just enough flavor to possibly put you off wanting the food you were craving in the first place.

2. Go For A Brisk Walk. Sometimes a little physical activity is the perfect cure to help banish your food cravings. A brisk walk is a great way to get the blood circulating and reduce your desire to eat.

In addition to that, it’ll also distract you from the thought of eating long enough for that craving to pass. Plus, you’ll burn calories while you do it. It’s a win-win.

3. Check Your Diet Plan Set-Up. One thing you will want to look at if you find that your food cravings are occurring on a very regular basis is what your diet plan set-up currently is…

Are you eating regularly enough?
Are you taking in enough calories overall?
If either of these is not quite as it should be, this could be the reason the food cravings are starting in the first place. Make a few adjustments to your diet and that could resolve things for you.

4. Get Busy. Finally, last but not least, simply get busy. Go out and do something. Call a friend. Read a book. Just get yourself away from the kitchen. Sometimes it just boils down to removing yourself from the situation so that you can’t eat.

So next time you feel a food craving coming on, consider these quick tips and you can ensure you stay on track with your eating plan.

Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. By making simple changes to your daily routine, its possible to protect your heart, kidneys, eyes and limbs from the damage often caused by high blood sugar, and eliminate some of the complications you may already experience.

Not Difficult to Live With It

Diabetes: It’s Not Difficult to Live With It!
By Vaishnav Yadav

Expert Author Vaishnav Yadav
Diabetes is the condition where the level of blood glucose increases. This rise in blood glucose level is caused either because of the inadequate insulin production or because of the reason that the body’s cells do not respond to insulin properly, and sometimes both the reasons are responsible for this. Basically, there are three types of diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes.

Some of the causes of Diabetes are as follows:

· Obesity

· Physical inactivity

· Abnormal glucose production by the liver

· Age, 45 or older

· Stress and depression

· History of diabetes in family, especially parents or siblings

· High blood pressure-140/90 or above

People suffering from the problem of Diabetes need to introduce certain changes in their diet or food to improve their health status. Diabetics are advised to avoid sugary and fried food items, but can consume sometimes in moderation. It is very important for the people suffering from this disease to take nutritious food in right proportions. Moreover, they need to involve exercise, jogging or other type of physical activities in their daily life to remain healthy. It is crucial to keep a check on the blood glucose level. Regular tests help in keeping a check on low or high blood glucose level, which helps in avoiding any kind of fatal condition.

If Diabetes is not controlled, then it may cause several risks to the lives of the person suffering from this disease. Diabetes, when not controlled properly, may affect almost every organ of the body. Heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth are the ones that get adversely affected by the problem of Diabetes. Moreover, the sex life of a person gets affected by Diabetes as it causes serious sex related problems such as, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. It is quite essential for the affected people to start taking medication and adopting healthy lifestyle to keep a control on Diabetes.

Herbal medication is the best answer to control Diabetes. Herbs and natural ingredients have the power to treat or control Diabetes and give you a healthy lifestyle. One of the most important reasons to adopt herbal medication is that it treats problems or diseases without causing any type of harmful effects to the health of the user. D-Diabetes is a type of herbal medication, which is highly effective in the treatment of Diabetes. The unique formulation of D-Diabetes is composed of various herbs, like Indrajav, Kamarkas, Vijaysar, Babul, Chirata, Gokhru, Jamun, Amla, Chandan, Shilajit, Gurmar etc. that show effective results in the treatment of this problem. D-Diabetes is a powder, which is carefully formulated with the guidelines of Ayurveda, an age old system of medicine. You can completely rely on herbal medication like D-Diabetes to treat this problem, without worrying about any kind of adverse effects on the health.

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What Are The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

By Jon Allo

There are several important factors that must be taken into consideration with intermittent fasting. To begin with, intermittent fasting is not a starvation practice or some type of a diet. It is a healthy eating plan. There are many advantages to intermittent fasting. When somebody fasts and lowers their daily calorie intake, it helps towards a more healthy lifestyle. Keep in mind, this is not like starvation, so it has to be implemented properly.

The human body is designed to remain fully functional for periods of time without any food intake. In fact, it can easily last without taking three meals a day. Looking back over time, our ancestors were basically hunters and gatherers. They didn’t always have food to eat, and whatever they ate was totally dependent on food that was available to them.

Intermittent Fasting Benefits.

Some people tend to have this misconception that the effects of intermittent fasting are somewhat similar to starvation, but this in not correct. In fact, it keeps you full. The benefits of intermittent fasting are that a hormone called Ghrelin, which is an enzyme produced by stomach lining cells that stimulates appetite, makes adjustments to the new style of eating, thereby relieving you from those hunger pangs.

One of the benefits of intermittent fasting is that it helps to lower the risk of developing diabetes. By following this eating plan, you will get more energy and your blood sugar levels will be more stable. While fasting, you do have to continue to exercise on regular basis, as it will boost your body’s capabilities to burn off more fats. Your body produces a growth hormone throughout the fasting period, which helps your body to use up more calories.

Intermittent Fasting And Weight Loss.

Your weight will begin to drop as you burn more fat. As you are eating fewer calories, your body will start consuming your excess body fat, rather than taking energy from the food that you eat while on an ordinary eating plan. Your body will already be working to get rid of your excess body fat and producing more lean muscle mass if you are fasting for 12 hours or more.

The other positive aspects of intermittent fasting include less glucose in your blood and enhanced insulin levels, less inflammation and safety against diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

If you are looking to start intermittent fasting, you need to discuss it with your doctor so that you can decide on the safest types of intermittent fasting to suit you. But, you can begin by not eating any breakfast for a day and just drink tea or water instead. So, for example, if you stop eating after dinner at 7pm and you wake up the next day at 7am, it means that you would have fasted for 12 hours. If you then wait to eat your first meal at 1pm, you will have successfully completed an 18-hour fast. When you move ahead, try skipping lunch. If you need to eat more, then you can have a full size meal.

Intermittent fasting is a different style of eating that is safe, effective and comes with many health benefits, including fat loss, when done the right way.