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Learn How to Live Healthy with Diabetes

Across the United States, around 29 million people suffer from diabetes, and another 8 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Modern medicine says there’s no cure, but what most people want when they hope for a cure, is to be free from the debilitating symptoms that can control their lives. For Dr Nicola Siso, that was definitely the case.

Nicola was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 29-years-old – far later than the usual discovery of the autoimmune illness in childhood. After struggling for years with exhaustion that left her spending whole afternoons in bed, she was crushed to learn this would be a lifelong condition.

“I just wanted to be productive again,” says Nicola. “I wanted to lose the 25 pounds I’d gained because I was too tired to exercise, or control my cravings for high-sugar and high-fat foods. And I wanted to be able to enjoy food without worrying about how much insulin I’d need to take.”

Nicola says that once she was diagnosed, she felt like she’d never have the life she wanted again, and that every day she couldn’t control her blood sugars felt like a failure. On the days when she’d eat perfectly and complete intense work outs, her blood sugars were still through the roof, and it was on those days she felt completely defeated.

But Nicola was tenacious, and rather than sit back and accept that this was how her life would be, after a decade of struggling with a whole range of debilitating symptoms, she decided to take her life back. When she could find the energy, she started researching nutrition courses, and eventually stumbled across a PhD in Holistic Nutrition.

Nicola describes this discovery as a light-bulb moment, where something inside her said yes, this is what I need – and she couldn’t have been more right.

During her studies, she discovered that her diet hadn’t been anywhere near as healthy as she’d thought, and as she learnt more, she began to make simple changes to her nutrition in line with what her course advised. Shockingly, Nicola says she saw amazing improvements in her symptoms within only a few days.

“Suddenly I started to have energy throughout the day, and started to crave even more of the healthier options. Incredibly quickly I lost the excess weight I’d gained, and my confidence sky-rocketed.

“Finally, I was getting my life back.”

Now, having reversed many of her symptoms through a tried-and-tested holistic diet, Nicola has created her nutrition course specifically for the sufferers of diabetes, entitled Feed A Diabetic. As part of this course, Nicola includes information on the optimal diet for diabetes, tips and tricks to de-toxify your body, and in-depth diet plans crafted for pre-diabetics, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, and children with juvenile diabetes.

“After completing my PhD, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to decipher the conflicting nutritional information about what’s now considered healthy,” Nicola says.

“But now, after many years and a lot of heartache, I can say I finally look and feel so much healthier, and I want to help other diabetics to do the same!”

You can learn more about Nicola’s journey and her course, here. Feed a Diabetic

Using hair straighteners is an effective method of styling your hair. The only downside of it is that the heat from it can cause hair damage.

There are a simple things you can do  to keep your hair healthy even if you use straighteners every day. Your goal is to straighten your hair without damaging it.

1.Eat foods that supply your hair with nutrients.

This includes protein, minerals and vitamins that will keep your hair healthy. Make sure you get protein, iron, Vitamin C, zinc, selenium, biotin, Omega 3 oils and Vitamin E in your diet. This will help not just your hair, but your overall wellbeing.

2. Give your hair a boost with a hair mask

Once a week, set aside 45 minutes dedicated to your hair. You can buy ready made hair masks that will nourish your hair or you can make one at home by mixing 2 egg yolks, 1/2 avocado and a spoonful of honey. Simply massage the well mixed mixture into clean damp hair and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse and let your hair dry naturally.

3. Use straighteners with ceramic blades

This is vital for maintaining healthy hair. Ceramic blades distribute the heat evenly and are less likely to burn your hair. Choose fully ceramic plates because they perform well and provide good value for money.

4. Use your straighteners on dry and untangled hair

Make sure your hair is completely dry and tangle free to avoid heat damage. Brush it throughout and remove all tangled parts if there are any.

5. Use the right products for your hair. 

Invest in a good quality heat protectant. Shop around for a good shampoo and conditioner that will keep your hair moisturized and light.  Hairdressers recommend that you change your products often, and remember not to use too much shampoo. This might cause dryness and if this happens it may cause further damage when you straighten your hair.

6. Let your hair cool down before you style it

Once you have straighten your hair it is better to let it cool down before you style it into a ponytail. This will protect your hair and will also ensure it has a healthy shine.

7. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet.

Brushing your hair while it’s wet may cause breakage. Wet hair is fragile and weak and it breaks easily. Gently press the water out and instead of using a brush use a wide toothed comb. This is a great habit to have in order to keep your hair shiny and reduce the appearance of split ends.

Bonus tip: Straighteners are not only for strengthening

With your hair straighteners you can create waves and curls. Some straighteners are designed to deliver amazing results and it’s worth investing in one.

You wash it, brush it, dry it and put all sorts of products on it. Your hair is also exposed to all the elements daily. You can have healthy shiny hair and yes, you can straighten your hair every day. Just be smart about it. iPersonalcare (https://www.ipersonalcare.com/best-hair-straightener/) explained  where you can find a wonderful selection and reviews with some of the best selling hair straighteners. 

 

In the beginning there were just plants and herbs. There was no Big Pharma to control what you are given when you feel unwell, there was no side effects, prescription drugs, overdoses and white mouse tests. There was just Mother Nature and you. Traditional medicines  understood the incredible value of herbs and spices. There was a potent natural remedy for every  ailment .Now most of the hers and spices are used for cooking , not so much as a remedy. I believe in preventive natural everyday nourishment for the body and the mind.
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So let’s go back to the start. I am starting a little series of posts where I would like to share most of the herbs and spices and their benefits to you and your well being. I will include a simple and easy recipe , that might give you an idea to make something, that you will enjoy.

I decided to start with Cinnamon because is one of my favourite spices .It is also one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder.

So here there are 7  health benefits of cinnamon.

1.Cinnamon  is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

2. Several studies suggest that cinnamon regulates  blood sugar. This makes it beneficial for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. You can also benefit if you want to stable your energy levels and mood.

3.It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain .  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.How good is that!

4.Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells . This is a very promising study for anybody .

5. Consuming cinnamon improves  the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!

6.Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties  that helps those suffering from stomach ulcers .This also makes cinnamon beneficial in preventing   heart disease, heart attacks and  strokes .

7.Cinnamon possesses anti-fungal properties, making it an excellent option for those suffering from yeast infections.

Cinnamon can be used all year around in the variety of dishes and teas.

Recently I have been Loving my own combination.It is a perfect drink before bed time-soothing, aromatic and tasty.

So here is what you need for Mother Nature Cinnamon TeaMother Nature Cinnamon Tea

1 cinnamon stick

7-8 fennel seeds

2-3 cardamon pods

3-4 cloves

hot water

Manuka honey(optional)

Make sure that you cover the dish, that you are brewing it in to keep all the essential oils.

Enjoy!

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