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Anxiety, Antidepressants, Pre-Diabetes and the Running Itch

Share Anxiety was the real catalyst for my interest in running after the birth of my daughter in 2010 – when I was told I was pre-diabetic – and decided to run the Marathon! I set myself that goal partly to get rid of the baby weight, but mainly for the mental benefits. I was taking mild antidepressants pretty much continuously …

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Acid Reflux and Heartburn, a Duty of Care


Share Lifestyle changes can usually neutralise this unpleasant condition. Heartburn has become almost an international epidemic – a third of us now suffer regularly. This burning pain behind the breastbone is usually caused by stomach acid flowing up into the gullet (oesophagus) and burning its delicate lining (oesophagitis). As well as aiming to relieve the discomfort, heartburn should be taken …

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How to Lose Weight AND Keep it Off Forever

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Share Reaching your ideal weight can be tricky, but the hardest part can be staying there. Here’s what science and research tells us really works best for diabetics and longer life expectancy. Lose Weight Slow and Steady Don’t lose weight too quickly. If your body spots a sudden drop in calories, it thinks a famine is approaching and will do …

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Antibiotics: The Latest Advice for Diabetics

Share Used carefully, these drugs will still be there and effective when we need them. Antibiotics save millions of lives, but excessive and inappropriate use has allowed some bacteria to mutate (change their genes) and become resistant to our most powerful antibiotics. We’re using 5% more than just five years ago, although use in animals has reached its lowest ever …

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Hack Your Diabetes with these Super Herbs – Adaptogens


Share Adaptogens are herbs that support and rebalance the body, helping us adapt to life’s stresses. Here’s general guidance to help diabetics. Turmeric is an adaptogen for your immune system, PLUS inflammation and digestion. When cooking with turmeric, add a good pinch of black pepper, too. Piperine, an active ingredient in black pepper, has been found to be a ‘bio-enhancer’, …

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