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Preventing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes (and Type II Diabetes Too!)

Last article, I warned you of the dangers of pre-diabetes and discussed its risk factors, as well as tests you can have your Health Coach perform to determine if you have or are at risk for developing pre-diabetes. This week, I'm sharing self-care measures you can take to prevent and often reverse pre-diabetes. In many cases, these self-care tips will also benefit people suffering from type II diabetes.
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Health Tip of the Day

Are your nasal tissues abnormally dry? If so, here's a tip to quickly relief this problem. Massage the insides of your nostrils with pure sesame oil. Doing so is usually more effective than the use of nasal sprays and nose drops. For best results, choose a brand of sesame oil that is pharmaceutical grade quality.

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Besides adding zest to meals, ginger is also an herb that is effective for promoting good health. Among its many benefits is its ability to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and to help prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). If your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are above normal, trying supplementing with 250 mg of ginger root extract for two to three months. Most likely you will experience a noticeable improvement within that time period. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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