Diabetes is life-long health condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is not able to use it properly. Left untreated, the high blood glucose levels affect many different organs and tissue consequently resulting in serious health complications. Blood glucose levels are regulated by a hormone known
Electroacupuncture (EA) may be the answer to improving regulation of blood sugar levels in overweight and obese women. New research published in the FASEB Journal reported that scientists found that a single bout of (EA) activated the sympathetic and partly the parasympatheric nervous system which increased whole-body glucose uptake, an important consideration
It’s not uncommon for the proponents of conventional and of holistic systems of medicine to feel that they inhabit competing camps in the war to alleviate human suffering. In fact, Western and Eastern medicine are essential branches on the great tree of scientific knowledge. Many of us are working towards the ideal of a continuum
From the seemingly innocent to the definitely ominous, additives are everywhere. Even if you cook or bake everything you consume from scratch, you’re still adding substances to food that aren’t naturally found in the raw ingredients. And even if you buy products marked “organic” or “all natural,” they are likely to have added preservatives such
A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of healing therapy in a gastroenterology outpatient setting
R.T. Lee, T. Kingstone, L. Roberts, S. Edwards, A. Soundy, P.R. Shah, M.S. Haque, S. Singh
To determine the benefits of healing therapy (spiritual healing) as an adjunct to conventional management in
Artificial sweeteners are non-nutritive, manufactured chemicals with few or no calories. In the UK permitted sweeteners include; aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame potassium (known as acesulfame K), cyclamate and sucralose. We are addicted to the taste of sweetness and the widespread use of sweetener substitutes in food and drink has made our sweet tooth even worse.
Birchfied Big Local recently conducted video interviews of clients and their views on the service.
A ‘trapped nerve’ describes compression on the nerve, usually due to pressure applied by the surrounding tissue, muscle, tendon or bone. This can present as pain in the neck and shoulder, back, legs, arms and wrists. Common examples include; bulging of the spinal discs and carpel tunnel syndrome. In other less serious causes
If you are struggling with your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms (IBS), don’t give up just yet instead, Take back control !
IBS is a functional disorder athat affects the colon and causes irritable of the lining of the colon. Symptoms can include; diarrhea and/or constipation, bloating, gas and abdominal cramps. Whilst a small
What are FODMAPs?
FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols naturally occurring in foods or as an additive. As a group they are known as FODMAPs (Fermentable Oliogosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols). Not all carbohydrates are considered FODMAPs and the content level also varies.
Collectively they have three common properties:
Five signs that can benefit from Acupuncture. derrynow.com/features/five-…
‘Spring’ into action: Act on Allergies