From Ronit's Desk...
“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
Russell Skinner, MD
Are you constantly struck down by colds, flu and other infections – no matter how well you look after yourself?
If yes, then perhaps your stress levels are to blame.
Stress is the body’s reaction to a physical, mental or emotional strain or tension. It is brought upon by physiological, psychological and environmental events that the body perceives as challenging, threatening or demanding. These events are called stressors.
When stressors are present, your body’s “fight-or-flight” reaction gets turned on. Your brain sends defense signals to the endocrine system resulting in an onslaught of stress hormones being pumped around the body. While these hormones are useful in acute situations, their ability to interfere with the immune system can result in inflammation, reduced white blood cells, and a higher susceptibility to infection and tissue damage.
Ronit Mor, ND
Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is a condition in the body that causes the levels of glucose (a type of sugar made from the carbohydrates in the diet) to rise higher than normal.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes, sometimes called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a metabolic disorder that affects the way the body handles glucose. If someone is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it means their body doesn’t use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. The root causes which could trigger type 2 diabetes are lifestyle related, usually developing because of several factors, including: