Articles on Diabetes:

Emotional factors, and lifestyle changes that can help:

What You Stand to Lose when You Give Up Exercising

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When we are very busy, it is often easy to neglect our workouts. It takes a lot of motivation for one to start and remain in a fitness program- either by exercising on your own or going to the gym. I will not talk about the obvious here- that is weight gain. Let’s deal with [...]

When Treating an Illness, Treat the Mind as Well

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Believe it or not, most illness first arise in the mind. It could be due to stress or repressed feelings like anger, sorrow and grief and other negative emotions and experiences. When these feelings and emotions goes unacknowledged and not dealt with, it eventually manifest into an illness or disease. When opting for treatment, most [...]

Care for the Feet

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There is quite an interesting article in Yahoo Health that talks about the common myths and truths about our feet. Example, wearing flip flops may not be the best option. Well, all podiatrists will surely agree that high heels are bad for your feet, knees, back and posture especially if typically worn for long hours. [...]

Diabetes Type 2- it can be reversed

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Diabetes, relatively unknown 100 years ago, is now becoming so common. In 2005, it is estimated that 7% of the American population (20.8 million people) have diabetes. Diabetes used to occur in older adults but now is getting common in teenagers and people in their 20s. The main cause of it is due to sedentary [...]

Low Sugar Attack/ Hypoglycemia

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Yesterday morning to afternoon, I had to sit for an external paper. In the morning, I took coffee and a sandwich made from Gardenia’s Toast ‘Em bread. It’s high in G.I. Halfway through the exam I made myself a cup of Milo (mixed with coffee) because I was getting hungry and a bit tired (as [...]

How Processed Foods Affect Us

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Normally, I don’t watch the show Downsize Me- I prefer the show ‘How to Live Longer’ which was previously shown on Discovery DH&H. But today, the show “Downsize Me” caught my eye. The participate in the show was someone who is addicted to sugary treats and fat foods. She does lots of binge eating- eating [...]

It’s NOT entirely your fault when you can’t lose weight

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It’s not entirely your fault if you are overweight and have problem keeping it off. Eating the wrong type of food will trigger your cravings and hunger pangs. And most of the time, you do not realise it. Once, there was a woman who was was overweight all her life. When she was 40years old, [...]

Life is Short- Does that mean we eat what we want?

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I was having lunch with my colleague a few days ago and as we were walking back to the office, he told me he had suddenly craved for Burger King the evening before. So he stopped at Burger King and enjoyed a nice burger. So me being me, I was just about to venture into [...]

Exercise Without Losing Weight

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Today, an article in Sunday Star is quite interesting: it talks about a study conducted to find out the effects of exercising without losing weight. Subjects (slim, obese & diabetic men) were given an exercise program but with a twist- they have to eat more to compensate for the extra calories lost. The results: even [...]