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#Bulimic: What Causes #Bulimia


There's no single cause of bulimia. While low self-regard and worries about weight and body image play huge roles, there are a lot of additional contributing causes.

Give Yourself A Deeper Understanding

In many cases, individuals suffering with bulimia—and eating
disorders as a whole—have trouble managing emotions in a sound way. Eating may be an emotional release so it’s not amazing that
individuals binge and purge if feeling angry, blue, strained, or
anxious.
One thing is sure. Bulimia is a complex emotional problem. Major causes and risk factors for bulimia include:
Pitiful body image: Our culture’s accent on thinness and beauty may lead to body dissatisfaction, especially in young women bombarded with mass medium images of an unrealistic physical ideal.

The idealization of slenderness has resulted in a malformed body
image and unrealistic measures of beauty and success. Cultural and
mass medium influences, like television, magazines, and movies,
reinforce the notion that women ought to be more concerned with
their appearance than with their own ideas or accomplishments.

Body dissatisfaction, feelings of fatness, and a drive for slenderness
have led a lot of women to become overly concerned about their
looks. Research has demonstrated that many normal-weight and even skinny girls are dissatisfied with their body and are selecting
inappropriate behaviors to control their appetite and food
consumption.

The American Association of University Women discovered that
adolescent girls trust that physical appearance is a major part of their
self-esteem and that their body image is a huge part of their sense of
self.
Low self-regard: individuals who think of themselves as worthless, useless, and unattractive are at risk for bulimia. Things that may contribute to low self-regard include depression, perfectionism, childhood abuse, and a critical home environment.

Most individuals with bulimia share particular personality traits: low
self-respect, feelings of helplessness, and a fear of becoming fat. In
bulimia, eating behaviors appear to develop as a way of handling
tension.
History of trauma or ill-treatment: people with bulimia seem to have a larger incidence of sexual abuse. Individuals with bulimia are in addition to that more likely than average to have parents with a substance abuse issue or psychological disorder.


Bulimia seems to run in families, with female relatives most often
affected. All the same, there's growing evidence that a girl's
immediate social environment, including her loved ones and friends, may emphasize the importance of thinness and weight control.


Benefits of Detoxing for #Fitness and #Health #longevity



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It seems to be a little disgusting when you are detoxing or cleansing. Your body shows some signs that you have built up toxins. These toxins can affect your whole body fitness and health.

There are times that you feel sluggish and feel the stressful. Your body may experience continuous aching, diarrhea, constipation, and feeling of clumsiness. Rapid weight gain and the incapacity to lose the excess weight can also be signs of having toxins in the body.

Moreover, the toxins found in the body are found and stored on your fat cells. For Americans who are taking the usual American diet, a person may consume 70 trillion garbage cans for each cell. In detoxing your body and cleaning that unwanted garbage in your cells, you should pay attention on your elimination organs.

There are particular organs in your body that deal on cell waste management. These organs play a major role in the detoxing process for a fit and healthy body.

1.    Your liver is the organ that recycles the unwanted chemicals in the body. It sorts out the toxins and places them to the organ for elimination during the process of circulation. The principal elimination organs will back up the liver on where these toxins will be stored and then eliminated.

2.    The lymph glands also play an important role in eliminating the toxins. A network of tubing brings out the excess waste of the cells from the body and to the final eliminating organs. The appendix, thymus, tonsil, and spleens are major lymphatic glands that help the major organs of the body in cleansing and detoxing.

3.    The kidneys help in the water management of the body. They are the ones that keep the good chemistry of the blood alkaline by eliminating the dissolved acid waste. You can help your kidney to function very well by drinking plenty of water. It is much better if you drink fresh alkaline juices and purified water. You may take ½ ounce of alkaline everyday to see positive results on your body weight.

4.    The lungs are the organs that keep the blood air purified. They allow the oxygen to go directly to the bloodstream. It is also responsible in removing waste gases that are found in every cell of the body. Deep breathing and fresh air is very helpful in keeping the lungs healthy and free from toxins. If you are in the urban area, it is recommended that you find an oxygen rich area where you can perform deep breathing.


5.    The colon is a solid waste management organ in your body. Medical practitioners have found many people that may have an 80-pound mucus and rubber like solid waste that are found on the walls of the colon. Detoxing and cleaning the colon can be a real tough thing to do. However, having a free waste colon can certainly provide you good benefits of having a clean and healthy body.

If you are experiencing some signs of detoxification, you may try doing a regular walking exercise. Exercise is a good key in having a fit and healthy body. Many diet doctors also suggest that you drink plenty of lemon water. This is an effective way of maintaining a very good circulation and can increase the rate of detoxification inside the body.

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#Bulimic: #Bulimia's Destructive Cycle of Binging and Purging

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The binge and purge cycle goes like this:
Dieting triggers bulimia’s destructive cycle of binging and purging. The satire is that the sterner and rigid the diet, the more likely it is that you’ll get preoccupied, even haunted, by food.

If you starve yourself, your body reacts with powerful cravings—its way of asking for required sustenance.


Understand How It Works

As the stress, hunger, and feelings of want build, the compulsion to eat gets too powerful to resist: a “taboo” food is eaten; a dietary rule is gone against. With an all-or-nothing mentality, you feel any diet trip up is a complete failure. After consuming a bite of ice cream, you may think, “I’ve already wasted it, so I may as well go all out.”

Regrettably, the relief that binging bestows is exceedingly transitory. Soon following, guilt and self-loathing kick in. And so you purge to make up for gorging and regain control.
Regrettably, purging simply reinforces binge eating. Although you might tell yourself, as you launch into a fresh diet, that this is the last time, in the back of your brain there’s a voice telling you that you are able to always throw up or utilize laxatives if you lose command again. What you might not recognize is that purging doesn’t come close to wiping the slate clean following a binge. 


Purging doesn't forestall weight gain
Purging isn’t effective at doing away with calories, which is why most
individuals suffering with bulimia wind up gaining weight over time.
Vomiting directly after eating will only do away with  50% of the
calories consumed at the best—and commonly much less. This is
because calorie absorption starts the moment you place food in the
mouth.
Laxatives and diuretic drugs are even less effective. Laxatives do away
with only 10% of the calories consumed, and diuretics do nothing in
the least. You might weigh less after taking them, however that lower number on the scale is due to water loss, not real weight loss.

Signs and symptoms of bulimia

If you have been living with bulimia awhile, you’ve likely “done it all” to hide your binging and purging habits. It’s only human to feel ashamed about having a difficult time controlling yourself with food, so you most probably binge alone.
If you consume a box of doughnuts, then you will replace them so your acquaintances or loved ones won’t notice. When purchasing food for a binge, you may shop at 4 separate markets so the checker won’t guess. However in spite of your secret life, those closest to you likely have a sense that something isn't correct.

Binge eating signs and symptoms

•  Lack of command over eating - Inability to quit eating. Eating till the point of physical uncomfortableness and pain.
•  Secretiveness surrounding eating - Going to the kitchen after everybody else has gone to bed. Going out alone on unforeseen food runs. Wanting to eat in privacy.
•  Eating remarkably large amounts of food with no visible change in weight.
•  Disappearing  of  food,  numerous  empty  wrappers  or  food containers in the trash, or hidden hoards of junk food.
•  Flip-flopping   between   overeating   and   fasting - 
 Rarely consumes normal meals. It’s all-or-nothing once it comes to food.

Purging signs and symptoms

•  Going to the bath after meals - often disappears after meals or
    takes a trip to the bath to throw up. Might run the water to
    camouflage sounds of vomiting.
•  Utilizing laxatives, diuretics, or enemas following eating. Might
    likewise take diet pills to curtail appetite or utilize the sauna to
    “sweat out” water weight.
•  Scent of vomit - The bath or the individual might smell like
    vomit. They might try to cover up the scent with mouthwash,
    perfume, air freshener, gum, or mints.
•  Unreasonable exercising - Works out strenuously, particularly
    after eating. Distinctive activities include high-intensity calorie
    burners like running or aerobics.

Physical signs and symptoms of bulimia

•  Calluses or scars on the knuckles or hands from sticking fingers
    down the throat to bring on regurgitation.
•  Swollen “chipmunk” cheeks caused by recurrent vomiting.
•  Discolored teeth from exposure to stomach acid when vomiting.
    Might look yellow, ragged, or clear.
•  Not skinny  - Men and women with bulimia are commonly
    normal weight or somewhat overweight. Being skinny while
    purging might indicate a purging sort of anorexia.
•  Frequent variations in weight  - Weight might waver by ten
    pounds or more due to alternating sequences of bingeing and  purging.



Two Common Eating Disorders #Anorexia and #Bulimia




New series: bulimia and anorexia.
Lets get to it.
Millions of teenage girls and women all around the world are recorded to have eating disorders. As defined in medical terminology, an eating disorder is a disturbing drive or obsession to eat or not eat that greatly affects one’s mental as well as physical health and condition.

Today, eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia, are commonly associated to Hollywood female celebrities, for it has somehow became a trend among stars that a thin physique is sexier and more attractive. Famous female celebrities who are rumored to have eating disorders are Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen, and Britney Spears.

There are different types of eating disorders, and anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are two of the most common cases. These two types of eating problems can result to serious and grave effects to one’s health.

Anorexia and bulimia are two different cases of eating disorder. In order to identify them properly, the following are the characteristics of anorexia and bulimia:

Defining anorexia

Anorexia is characterized as a psychological eating problem, wherein one possesses a very thin physique because she refuses to eat or drink anything, thus, causing the lack of nutrients absorbed in her body. A teenage girl or a woman refuses to eat anything because of an extreme fear and anxiety of becoming fat. Another cause of this type of eating disorder is a woman’s wrong perception of her body weight and shape, thinking that she is still fat and big even though she is not consuming any food at all. 


Common symptoms of anorexia are:

1. Extreme of excessive consciousness on one’s body or figure.

2. Irregular menstrual cycle.

3. Selective eating habit; preferring meals that are low in calories and fat.

4. Prefers to wear baggy clothes to hide thin physique.

5. Regularly skips or avoids meals.

6. Maintains a strict and strong exercise routine.

Physical and emotional effects of anorexia:

1. Exhaustion and fatigue

2. Less immunity to other diseases

3. Always irritable

4. Depressed

5. Isolates self from friends and family members

Defining bulimia

Bulimia is different from anorexia in the sense that a bulimic person eats too much food, then eventually gets rid of extra calories by means of vomiting, extreme fasting, or too much exercise. The known cause of this type of eating disorder is binge eating. Bulimia is basically attributed to the binge-and-purging cycle.


Common Symptoms of bulimia are:

1. Irregular eating patterns

2. Too much or abnormal consumption of food

3. Over-conscious of body weight and physical appearance

4. Constant vomiting

Physical and emotional effects of Bulimia:

1. Malnourished physical appearance

2. Brittle nails and dry skin

3. Self-esteem issues

4. Always stressed out and depressed

Although anorexia and bulimia are generally treatable, these types of eating disorders require support and help from family and friends in order for one to effectively break the habit of zero food consumption, binge eating, as well as the purging cycles. However, if the anorexic or bulimic condition is already beyond serious, treatment becomes more difficult and may even be useless.

#Diabetic: First Aid for #Diabetes #insulin

There are two types of diabetic emergencies:  Insulin Shock and Diabetic Coma.  The best and easiest way (besides asking the conscious casualty) to determine if the casualty has diabetes is to check to see if they have a medic alert bracelet.  This will guide you in determining what first aid you may have to do.

In insulin shock the diabetic casualty needs sugar because they have not ingested enough food to keep their sugar levels up or they have taken too much insulin.  Some of the signs of insulin shock are the casualty having a strong and rapid pulse and having shallow breathing.  Insulin shock develops very quickly and need medical attention right away.  Call 911!!!

In diabetic coma the casualty needs insulin because their body does not produce enough insulin to convert their ingested sugar to energy.  Some of the signs of diabetic coma are a weak and rapid pulse and very deep breathing.  The effects of diabetic coma take several hours or days to develop and are therefore not as concerning as insulin shock.

Since it can be difficult to determine what kind of diabetic emergency you are encountered with the first aid for both will be the same.  Give sugar!!  Either some sweet candy, table sugar or orange juice.  This will help the casualty in insulin shock immediately but not the casualty in diabetic coma.  Since diabetic coma takes hours or days, they have sufficient time to get to a hospital for treatment.

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#Wellness Benefits of #Cardio Interval Training #Longevity



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In a long-term study of the health of the people of in the United States, the U.S. Public Health Service documented the chances of developing heart disease among various groups in the population. Long before the any symptoms appeared, epidemiological research could identify high-risk groups.

Among the highest risk factors are male sex, age over 35, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high levels of certain blood fats, and a family history of cardiovascular disorders.

Other researchers have added to this list another risk factor: the compulsive, hard-driving, highly anxious personality. The greater the number of severity, the greater the person’s overall risk.

These threats to the heart can be divided into two main categories: those beyond individual control, such as age, sex, and heredity, and those that can be controlled, avoided, or even eliminated. Among those in the second category are what cardiologists call “the triple threat.” These are the high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, and high cholesterol levels in the blood.

If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, your risk of having a heart attack is twice that of a nonsmoker. If you smoke, have hypertension, and eat a diet high in fats without any exercise at all, your risk is five times greater than normal.

The Healthy Heart

If these risk factors endanger the heart’s health, what enhances its well-being and improves its odds of working long and well?

Obviously, quitting cigarettes and eating a low-fat diet will help. The next best thing you can do for your heart’s sake is to give it what it needs: regular exercise or a complete cardio interval training.

The heart is a muscle, or, more accurately, a group or “package” of muscles, similar in many ways to the muscles of the arms and legs. And just as exercise strengthens and improves limb muscles, it enhances the health of the heart muscles as well.

Since World War II, several large-scale statistical studies have evaluated the relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease. One well-known survey compared 31,000 drivers and conductors of some bus companies. The more sedentary drivers had a significantly higher rate of heart disease than the conductors, who walked around the buses and climbed stairs to the upper level.

The why and how behind these statistics were bet explained by classic experiments with dogs whose coronary arteries were surgically narrowed to resemble those of humans with arteriosclerosis. Dogs who were exercised were had much better blood flow than those kept inactive.

The exercise seemed to stimulate the development of new connections between the impaired and the nearly normal blood vessels, so exercised dogs had a better blood supply to all the muscle tissue of the heart. The human heart reacts in the same way to provide blood to the portion that was damaged by the heart attack.

To enable the damaged heart muscle to heal, the heart relies on new small blood vessels for what is called collateral circulation. These new branches on the arterial tress can develop long before a heart attack — and can prevent a heart attack if the new network takes on enough of the function of the narrowed vessels.

With all these facts, it is now boiled down to a single question: What should be done in order to prevent such dilemmas?

Some studies showed that moderate exercise several times a week is more effective in building up these auxiliary pathways than extremely vigorous exercise done twice often.

The general rule is that exercise helps reduce the risk of harm to the heart. Some researches further attested the link between exercise and healthy heart based from the findings that the non-exercisers had a 49% greater risk of heart attack than the other people included in the study. The study attributed a third of that risk to sedentary lifestyle alone.

Hence, with employing the cardio interval training, you can absolutely expect positive results not only on areas that concerns your cardiovascular system but on the overall status of your health as well.


This particular activity that is definitely good for the heart is a cycle of “repeated segments” that is of intense nature. In this process, there is an interchange periods of recuperation. It can both be comprehensive activity and moderate motion.

Consequently, the benefits of merely engaging into this kind of activity can bring you more results that you have ever expected. These are:

1. The threats of heart attack are lessened, if not eliminated

2. Enhanced heart task

3. Increase metabolism, increase the chance of burning calories, therefore, assist you in losing weight

4. Improves lung capacity

5. Helps lessen or eliminate the cases of stress

Indeed, cardio interval training is the modern way of creating a healthy, happy heart and body.

Benefits of #Boxing Training for #Longevity #Fitness


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You may improve your health and have a physically fit body by getting into boxing training fitness programs. This is the best way for you to have a stronger body and gain confidence. Boxing workouts can help you to be at your best fighting form as well.

Many people see positive results from boxing trainings. You may build stronger and more defined arms and legs. These programs and classes also help you to gain a sense of inner strength and emotional balance.

Boxing training classes got across to the mainstream of physical fitness training a few years back. They have seen the benefits on the cardiovascular and toning of the muscles by these boxing training workouts. Tae bo work out videos also popularized these boxing and kickboxing exercises.

Cardio boxing training classes and the innovative variations of the sparring jabs, power punches, defense, and fitness has all blends of aerobics exercises. You will learn the proper execution of the punch and kick combinations for a more intensive workout that can help you become stronger and more confident.

The combinations you perform on the blocks, jabs, and kicks are executed to an imagined opponent. You may see classes where participants throw punches and kicks on the air. You will also find training camps that have quality equipment such as punching bags and you may also have the option of getting a partner that has padded hands.

You may also enjoy more benefits aside from the physical aspects of boxing trainings. Cardio kick boxing workouts allow you to burn out 350 to 500 calories in just an hour. It also helps maintaining the heart rate at 75 percent to 85 percent regular beat. This has been proven to be good and is the recommended range if you are exercising or into training.

Moreover, these boxing training classes improve your speed, resistance, and strength. Flexibility and the reflexes of the muscles are also enhanced. Repetitive motion on arms by sparring and jogging while you punch helps your arms and legs gain strength and power.

These workouts also enable your joint movements to build very efficient fitness results.
These movements require you to develop balance and coordination that enables your body to be stable and maintain a good form.

These physical benefits you gain from boxing and kickboxing are just few of the many benefits that they can provide. You will be able to learn more about defense mechanism skills, which you may use in case of unwanted instances. You will also feel the satisfaction when you punch or kick. Relaxation and self-motivation is also developed.

You will feel a sigh of relief and feel that you are released from stressed. It also helps you to get rid of that anger that is inside of you. Once these things are releases, you may feel lightness into your body and peace of mind as well.


Many aerobic and fitness experts recommend boxing training lessons for beginners. It allows you to workout on your desired pace and body condition. Boxing classes let you to push yourself to the limit as long as you are safe and well conditioned.

Positive results await you with boxing training. You will enjoy a physically fit body and will keep you in better shape. You have the option working out and exercising at your preferred level and skill. Enjoy the fun of these boxing training programs.  

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Benefits of Liquid #Vitamins



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Vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by the body in a number of ways. They first enter our body through the food we eat. Secondly, we can take vitamin supplements to increase the amount of pertinent vitamins and minerals. There are different methods of taking medication and one of the most common methods is absorbing it in its liquid form. Do the advantages of liquid vitamins far outweigh its disadvantages – if there are any? Read on and find out.

Better or Easier Absorption for Kids
Although liquid vitamins may taste worse than vitamins in flavored, chewable tablet forms, they are however easier to absorb. There are numerous cases in which children have problems with choking, breathing and swallowing simply because of their inability to absorb medication or vitamins in this form.

This is the same problem as well for adults who have lost their ability to control their jaws or are unable to digest anything that is not in liquid form.

Liquid Vitamins are More Effective
Because of its form, liquid vitamins can be assimilated immediately into the blood stream for a more systemic administration of the vitamin and its average absorption rate is approximately 90 to 98%. It is also three to five times more concentrated than vitamin pills and this lead to higher bio-activity and greater therapeutic benefits.

The Link between Antioxidants and Liquid Vitamins
Have you ever wondered whether or not liquid vitamins contained oxidants as well? Vitamins E, C and A are examples of antioxidants and they are commonly found in vitamin supplements but what about liquid vitamins?

And the answer is an absolute YES. Liquid vitamins must in fact contain such antioxidants or they’ll prove to be ineffective compared to other vitamins. Remember that the most important of all antioxidants – Vitamins A, C and E – are not internally produced by the body so they must be a regular fixture in our diet. Antioxidants are our main defense against effects of damaging oxidation reactions. Antioxidants are our best weapons against suffering from any form of cancer. Without it, we are basically weaker and less healthy.

Liquid Vitamins versus Digestive Acids
One reason why people refuse to acknowledge the benefits of liquid vitamins is because of the supposed destruction by digestive acids of any vitamin or mineral that it does not recognize as part of the process of digestion. The opposite is, in fact true. Our digestive system actually prefers or is able to better absorb liquid vitamins and minerals rather than those made in pill or capsule form.

A vitamin pill or tablet has to be digested completely before it can benefit the human body. It must be broken down into absorbable nutrients or only up to thirty percent of it will be absorbed by the human body. Liquid vitamins however provide a better and easier solution for the digestive system. Because it does not depend in any way on mechanical digestion, an estimated 90% of it can be absorbed directly by the body.

It’s vital to remember that digestion does not mainly function to destroy vitamins and minerals but rather to transform them into substances it can use to improve the general constitution of the body.

Liquid Vitamins: Toxic or Not?
Another problem posed is the amount of colloidal minerals found in liquid vitamins. Are they harmful or not?

In truth, even plants and fruits contain a trace of such minerals in them. Apples, for instance, contain 3-5 mg of aluminum as it’s one of the most abundant elements that can be found in the surface of the Earth. But do you hear anyone telling you that apples are dangerous to your health? On the contrary, what we are more likely to hear is that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

And so it must be with liquid vitamins as well. Containing a slight amount of colloidal mineral doesn’t mean it’s bad for our health right away. Colloidal minerals, are above all else, naturally occurring elements and can not therefore be avoided.

You Have a Choice
At the end of the day, however, it’s still up to you whether or not you wish to take vitamin supplements in liquid or solid form. What really matters is what you prefer and which will ultimately work better for you.

#Diabetic:Root Causes of Type 1 #Diabetes #insulin



    Contrary to type 2 diabetes, type 1 is not may not be rooted in insulin and leptin dysfunction caused by excessive sugar (and carbohydrate) consumption. However, over the past several years, research has given us important clues about its predisposing conditions. Two important ones that you have more or less complete control over are:

        Vitamin D deficiency.
 Research suggests that sun avoidance may play a major role in the development of insulin dependent diabetes. The further you move away from the equator the greater your risk of being born with, or developing type 1 diabetes. A major key to preventing type 1 diabetes in children is to ensure that pregnant mothers have optimal vitamin D stores. There is also strong evidence that this can decrease your child's risk of autism. Once your child is born, ensuring he or she gets optimal sun exposure (and/or wise use of oral vitamin D supplementation) could virtually eliminate the risk for type 1 diabetes.
        Abnormal gut flora. An excessive focus on a germ-free environment is another potential contributing factor that impairs immune function. In 2008, animal research13 suggested that beneficial bacteria could protect against the development of type 1 diabetes. There is a good deal of evidence that a contributor to the rising rates of type 1 diabetes is raising our children in too sterile an environment. Many parents religiously use antibacterial soaps and keep their children away from the natural dirt, germs, viruses and other grime of childhood.14



        Antibiotics, which kill all of the good and bad bacteria in the gut, are also overused in childhood. The lesson here is, it's okay to let your child get dirty. Use plain soap and water for washing. Avoid antibiotics unless absolutely necessary, and feed them naturally fermented foods such as yogurt, pickles and sauerkraut.


Root Causes of #Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes involves loss of insulin and leptin sensitivity. This makes it easily preventable and nearly 100 percent reversible without drugs. One of the driving forces behind type 2 diabetes is excessive dietary fructose, which has adverse effects on all of metabolic hormones—including two key players: insulin and leptin.

    There is no question in my mind that regularly consuming more than 25 grams of fructose per day will dramatically increase your risk of insulin/leptin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and chronic diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer's. It's important to realize that even though fructose is relatively "low glycemic" on the front end, it actually reduces the receptor's affinity for insulin, leading to chronic insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar on the back end. So, while you may not notice a steep increase in blood sugar immediately following fructose consumption, it is likely changing your entire endocrine system's ability to function properly behind the scenes...
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#Diabetic: When you are Hungry in Between Meals #diabetics


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There are going to be times when you have finished your meal or snack and you are
hungry again long before your next meal is scheduled or right before bed.  Depending on
how much time you have to go before you are supposed to eat again and what your blood
sugar levels are at you may want to move your meal time up or indulge in some free
food.

If this happens frequently it is time look at your eating schedule and meal plan.  If you
have recently added more physical activity to your daily routine, you will also have to
increase your food intake to compensate for the extra energy your are using up.  If this
isn’t the case and you are unsure why your appetite has increased or your current meal
plan is no longer working, speak to your dietician to see if there are some revisions that
can be made to prevent this from happening.

When you have gestational diabetes, it is recommended that you have a snack before
bedtime to tide you over until the morning.  It will also be important to have a bedtime
snack if you are taking an insulin injection prior to bed so that your blood sugar does not
become too low overnight.  If neither of these scenarios applies to you, you can have
some free food before bed if you are finding that you are hungry at night time.  A
bouillon (beef or chicken broth) might stave off hunger pangs and allow you to fall
asleep.

If you are hungry at night time and your blood sugars are low, do have something to eat
to raise your glucose level.  If this is a frequent occurrence, you may not be eating
enough food at dinner time.  Try adding a protein or carbohydrate to see if this makes a
difference.

#Diabetic: Common Knowledge About #Gestational #Diabetes


I did not become familiar with gestational diabetes until recently when my sister-in-law and my best friend were both diagnosed with it within a week. Many women I know, myself included, have made it through pregnancies without having any serious problems like gestational diabetes.

Basically, gestational diabetes is a disease that can come on during pregnancy but that usually disappears once the baby has been born. In some women, pregnancy results in their blood sugar levels getting out of balance. A pregnant woman might realize that she is having blood sugar problems on her own or it might take a doctor to determine that her levels are not normal. Regardless of how it is discovered, gestational diabetes is a serious issue that needs to be handled with caution and care throughout a woman’s pregnancy and after.

When my sister-in-law and my closest friend were struggling with feeling abnormally up and down during their pregnancies, their doctor took blood tests and determined that their blood sugar levels were being affected by their pregnancies and their food choices. They were both diagnosed simply by having this blood work done. At first they were hesitant and scared because gestational diabetes sounded huge and they didn’t know how relatively simple the treatment process could be.

Gestational diabetes, because it is primarily an imbalance of blood sugar, can often be regulated by changes in diet and levels of exercise. The amount of changes that are necessary are dependant upon how poor of habits the women have to begin with. My sister-in-law and my friend had to make different levels of changes to their diets, but neither had to make such significant changes that their lifestyle was radically altered. Mostly their changes consisted of going on a low-sugar and low-carb eating plan. Gestational diabetes brings a risk of the baby getting to large during its gestational period and needing to be delivered early or by c-section. The more the pregnant mother cuts down on sugar intake, the less likely it is that the baby will get too large to be delivered vaginally.


If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant in the near future, take some time and learn about ways to prevent gestational diabetes. It is the best for you and your baby. Prevention is always a better option than having to find a solution to high blood sugar levels. Be wise with your food and exercise choices from the start and you should be able to avoid dealing with gestational diabetes in your pregnancies. Talk with your doctor and take every possible precaution.
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