DO YOU CRAVE SUGAR?

DO YOU CRAVE SUGAR?

DO YOU CRAVE SUGAR? THIS IS… “NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH” Can this be possible?.. Recent statistics have shown that 2/3rds of Americans are overweight or obese and that 30% of American children are obese. In addition, millions of us are in a state of insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes, that could progress into diabetes. According to the latest research out of the University of Missouri, one in four Americans are struggling with diabetes with the majority of them as type 2. Haven’t you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Now imagine how you feel when you skip breakfast. Your body begins to run low on energy, and your fuel supply, like the engine in your car, begins to slow down thereby causing you to run on fumes. So, by mid morning, you grab a high-calorie food item like a muffin or donut to relieve your hunger. What happens next? This high calorie, sugary snack causes insulin to be released out of the pancreas into the bloodstream, while the body is trying to adapt to the surge in blood glucose from the snack just eaten. When this pattern is repeated throughout the day, blood sugar levels show sharp spikes-both highs and lows. Over time, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas wear out leading to high levels of blood glucose which is called diabetes. Normal fasting blood sugar should be less than 100mg/dl. Diabetes can cause many serious health issues and is associated with obesity, heart disease, and increased mortality. It is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States. A preventative approach would be to make sure...
Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation

Don’t Let Back Pain Ruin Your Vacation Follow these 12 easy suggestions: While in the Car Stretch before long periods of sitting. This will improve circulation and make positioning yourself easier. Support your spine. Bring small pillows or specially designed back or neck pillows to give extra support as needed. Shift positions and stretch often. When you stretch or vary your position, muscle pain will decrease. Stop the car to fully stretch whenever muscles feel exceptionally tight or fatigued. Squeeze the steering wheel when stopped. When at a red light or stopped in traffic, squeeze and release your hands around your steering wheel to decrease tension in your arms, neck and shoulders. On the Plane Exercise before you board. Simply walk in the terminal prior to boarding to keep your muscles from becoming too tense early into the flight. Use pillows to support the natural curvature of your spine. Vary positions, move, and stretch. Stand up in your seat, stretch, and walk about the aisles as needed can prevent strain. A few easy stretches, like lifting your arms over your head and reaching up toward the ceiling or bending forward to touch your toes, can do the trick. Place a book or luggage under your feet. Relieve the pressure in your back by keeping your feet raised about 1 foot off the floor while sitting. Handling Luggage Check bags. The American Chiropractic Association suggests checking all bags that weigh more than five to ten percent of your total body weight. Lifting heavy carryon items above your head can be an invitation to injury. Lift smart. When bending to pick...
Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week

Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week

Declare Your Independence From Pain This Week! Does Pain Wake You Up At Night? Is Pain Taking the Fun Out of Life?   Only on July 3rd and 5th FREE 15 minute Massage FREE Consultation with Dr Iris FREE Spinal Decompression/Traction Session FREE 15 minute Acupressure or Coaching Call Judi (949) 290-0324   4 Easy Steps: Declare Your Independence From Pain Go to: www.driris.com and read this blog  (one time only opportunity) Iris Rosenfeld,DC 25255 Cabot Rd Ste 110 Laguna Hills, Ca 92653 949-380-7215 driris@driris.com...

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