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Diabetes diet could worsen diabetes and Hashimoto’s

If you have diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2, your doctor likely recommended a diet endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. But did you know the diabetic diet recommends foods that could be slowly worsening your diabetes condition? And your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

605 is diabetic diet worsening diabetesTurns out there is more to a diabetic diet than grams of carbs and sugar, although those are vitally important.

For people with type 1 diabetes and for an estimated 20 percent of people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes is an autoimmune disease.

This means the immune system is attacking and destroying the parts of the pancreas involved in insulin production and regulation. Over time destruction is severe enough the body can no longer adequately regulate blood sugar.

The same is true with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and destruction of the thyroid gland.

Certain foods on the diabetic diet, such as gluten and dairy, have been shown to both trigger autoimmunity and make it worse.

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Embrace aging to stay younger if you have Hashimoto’s

Aging can cause us to feel invisible and unwanted in a society that worships youth. However, the key to staying youthful into your latter years doesn’t lay in the hands of your hair stylist or medical spa, but instead in your attitude. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a positive approach to aging will also help you better manage your autoimmune thyroid condition.

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Research shows internalizing negative stereotypes about aging harms your health, which speeds up aging. However, having a positive attitude toward aging can boost immune function, promote healthy behaviors, and help you feel in control of your life — factors that can help you tame your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism symptoms.

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Hashimoto’s and low libido? Functional medicine tips

We often think of good Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism health in terms of TSH and antibody levels, but your libido is also an important indicator. If yours has gone missing, it could be a red flag that important underlying health issues still need to be addressed.

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People who use functional medicine for health issues, such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, another autoimmune disorder, or depression, often report a boost in their libido thanks to their protocol.

Of course, it’s natural to expect low libido following a major stressor or during an unhealthy relationship, but if it’s chronically absent, investigate why.

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What is Asthma?

Asthma, according to some recent estimates, affects more than 300 million people worldwide and 22 million people in the United States. It does affect those of all ages and mostly begins in childhood.

Some possible factors linked to Asthma are allergies, environmental (pollution) and tobacco smoke. Asthma, in spite of all the research, the exact cause(s) may still be unknown. What is a definite is that asthma is characterized by a set of symptoms. These symptoms may be:

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Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Racquet Sports Anymore

Do you have pain in your arm, even when you don’t go to the gym? Does your elbow hurt even if you don’t play tennis? Even when you rest do these pains stay with you?

This condition is common in people who play racquet sports and you may even be living a lifestyle that worsens this condition, even if you don’t play these sports. Many people think that tennis elbow is just for those who play tennis. Not so. Since more people are doing desk jobs, especially computer work, or any task that requires repetitive strain; tiny tears in your tendon can be created, causing pain, are more common than you might think.

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Upper Back Pain Relief

“My neck is hurting again!?” Do you ever find yourself thinking this? Did you know that neck pain often comes from tension in the upper shoulders? Unlike our cars, our bodies are an interconnected network of physiological processes. One area does effect another.

When you have tension in your upper back, it can sometimes cut off necessary blood and nerve supply to your head and neck. And, as we know, a steady, free-flowing supply of oxygen, carried by our blood supply is necessary for clear thinking. Our brains are the command and control center of our bodies, needed that immediate feedback loop to stay open.

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Relief from Neck Pain and Shoulder Pain, at last!

How often do you feel pain when you turn your neck? Do you even feel pain in your shoulders? Becoming even more common is the stress generated by desk and computer work. Let’s face it, that’s our modern culture. It’s inspiring we can touch the world by a keyboard.

What isn’t inspiriting is when pain interferes with your daily life. How often does this happen to you? Neck and shoulder pain are very common in our modern world. This is where we hold our tension. Let’s do a little test to see how you hold your tension? Focus on your neck and upper shoulder area? Close your eyes, if even for a few seconds, and feel that area. Are your muscles are tight or relaxed?

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Allergies

Chiropractic can help reduce the severity and the frequency of your allergies. Chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies.

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Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.

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