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Diabetics and the Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm

ShareOur bodies are governed by genetically-determined biological clocks that are vital for our wellbeing. Our bodies’ natural cycles are controlled by a master clock in the brain which connects to the pineal gland behind the eyes. Incoming light switches off melatonin, the sleep hormone that governs our best known circadian (around 24 hours) rhythm. This makes us more active during daylight …

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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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Hack Your Diabetes with these Super Herbs – Adaptogens

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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Animal Inspirations for a Better Back and Ache Free Muscles

better back

Share  A better back and ache-free muscles are just two things we can gain from moves inspired by creatures. Here are the best ones to try… Stretch Like a Cat WHY? For muscles to be healthy and perform well, they need to be able to lengthen and shorten that’s why stretching is essential if you want to move as nature …

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Diabetes and Wu Wei Wisdom

Wu Wei

ShareThere are many integrative health practitioners, who are combining traditional Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture and Qigong meditation, with ‘Wu Wei Wisdom’ therapy. ‘Wu Wei’ (pronounced ‘woo-way’) the ancient Chinese Taoist principle of creating balance and harmony is believed to be the secret to lasting health and happiness. Many patients engrossed by Eastern wellbeing practices when meditating say it …

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