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Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Diabetes and pre-diabetes are huge and growing issues in our country. Many times people get their blood sugar checked and it’s in the pre-diabetic range, and nothing is done!

Have you ever wanted just a little bite of chocolate or another sweet after a meal? Do you have a harder time controlling your appetite in the evening? If you answered yes to either of these questions, or if your belly hits the wall before the rest of you does, chances are you have something called insulin resistance. This means that your body doesn’t process sugar well, and it just gets stored as fat. The problem is that unless you’re diagnosed with diabetes, there’s not a drug that you’ll get prescribed. Fortunately, there are many non-prescription options. Did you know that nutrients called vanadium and chromium actually work like insulin to help your sugar get processed? Also, fiber also helps stabilize blood sugar. At our office we have a special type of fiber that has been shown to help really stabilize even the most variable blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and assist with weight loss.

Skin and vitamin D absorption

Help your skin heal!
Other factors for healing include making sure that you are giving your skin foods that your body tolerates and that aren’t causing inflammation in your skin or elsewhere in your body. You also want to make sure that your vitamin D level is adequate. Vitamin D lowers inflammation and actually prevents sunburn. Did you know that vitamin D is washed off with soap, because it takes time for your skin to make vitamin D when exposed to sun?

Need help boosting your vitamin D levels? I have 3 great all natural vitamin D supplements available for you to try.

Show your skin! Dermapen is here.

Our clinic’s medical provider has the newest device for skin health, called the Dermapen. This device helps stimulate collagen growth in your skin, which important for reversing wrinkles and giving your skin firmness. It can also be used to help scars, whether they are from surgery, burns, acne, or other trauma. If you have a scar from a Cesarian section, Dermapen can help! Our medical provider will meet with you and see what type of procedure is best. Dermapen is a natural tool that can be used with different skin products, to help them penetrate the skin much better than when just used topically. Dermapen can also be used with PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma, which is all the rage in the cosmetic industry! PRP contains natural anti-inflammatory, growth, and healing factors to stimulate your own skin. The before and after photos are amazing. Learn more here:

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High blood pressure, known as hypertention

Also balancing circulation is very important for blood pressure. With dehydration, aging, and nutrient deficiency, our blood vessels can become harder. This means that the heart has to pump harder to maintain circulation. Fortunately, there is a safe, natural way to improve circulation and that is sauna. Infrared saunas are not as oppressively hot as dry saunas and have significant benefits to blood pressure. For example, in a study of people who were obese and had high blood pressure, those who added sauna 3 times weekly to their mild exercise routine lowered their blood pressure by 20 points for the top number (systolic) and 10 points for the bottom number. They also lost almost twice as much weight as those who did not receive sauna treatment.

Check out more about sauna treatments here:

High Blood Pressure, known as Hypertention 1

For high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is medication your only option? Have you noticed that ever since your diagnosis you’ve had a cough, problems with your blood sugar, or lowered exercise tolerance? You know you need to control your blood pressure, but has anyone helped you find out why it’s been so high? High blood pressure is a significant cause of preventable deaths, so it’s really important to get checked and treated. Fortunately, there are a few things to look into. The first is nutrient deficiency. Magnesium is a nutrient in nuts, leafy green vegetables, beans, and to a lesser extent in fish and meat. Not only does magnesium help with your muscles and bones, but it regulates calcium and blood pressure. A special blood test can test your magnesium levels. Fiber, fish oil and potassium have also been shown to lower blood pressure. We can actually test your blood for good oils to see if you need supplementation. Secondly, hormones can play a role in blood pressure. If your hypertension started at menopause, for example, that is a factor that would need to be taken into consideration.