Diabetes / 24 posts found

Holistic Practitioners For The Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Diabetes has been around for millennia and it has only been recently that doctors and scientists have been able to develop medications to control the symptoms by lowering the average blood sugar.  Before that, those with symptoms of diabetes needed to rely on holistic practitioners to help them stay healthy.  Nowadays, people with type 2 diabetes have a choice between conventional medicine and holistic medicine to manage the symptoms and complications of this complex disease. Holistic practitioners take a holistic approach in treating patients, and in a partnership fashion with those patients attempt to use any and all available and […]

Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
It is well known that obesity contributes to the development of diabetes and that losing weight can improve your blood sugar numbers and the outcome of your diabetes. The Centers For Disease Control report that even a 5% to 7% loss in bodyweight can yield significant improvements in insulin sensitivity, decrease the need for diabetes medications, and actually delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. While armed with this knowledge, it may still be difficult for some to lose enough weight to make any difference to diabetes. In fact, contrary to misconceptions about the obese, for many of […]

The Role Of Stress In Diabetes And Natural Remedies

by Ross Bryant
Stress happens to everyone. We all experience it. At one time or another, physical or mental circumstances which we perceive as a threat affect us. This triggers our fight or flight response, and a cascade of physical responses follow. Muscles tighten and engage to prepare for action.  Hormones are released, among them adrenaline to lend us speed and strength, and cortisol which boosts blood pressure and blood sugar, for increased circulation and energy. Cortisol is what poses a serious thread for people with diabetes. Stress and Blood Sugar Ideally, diabetics keep their blood sugar levels fairly balanced. For a diabetic  […]

Meditation: Can It Help Diabetes?

by Ross Bryant
Diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism and is based on complex, fundamental changes in the cells of the body. Fortunately, the body is intricately connected with the brain so that, through practices like transcendental meditation, the brain can influence the way the body responds to sugar. The term holistic medicine refers to treating the person as a whole instead of simply focusing on a disease they may have or its symptoms, as is typical in western medicine. You go to the doctor and he or she prescribes some medication or possibly surgery, but a holistic practitioner will investigate all […]