Hair loss is normal. We lose between 50 to 100 hairs daily, often without noticing. Severe hair loss or alopecia however, can be distressing. It can be caused by chemotherapy or other cancer treatments, an illness, stress or iron deficiency. Alopecia is a disorder caused by an interruption in the body’s natural cycle of hair production. It commonly affects the scalp. This results in patches of baldness which can be embarrasing, especially for women.
Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease that is characterised by elevated levels of blood sugar or blood glucose. Over time, this leads to serious damage to blood vessels, eyes, heary, kidneys, nerves and even hair. Over 415 Million people worldwide are living with Diabetes. It is estimated that over half a billion will have Diabetes within the next 20 years! It is therefore so important for us to learn how to prevent and treat Diabetes naturally.
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When we eat, most of the food is broken down into sugar or glucose and released into our bloodstream. When our blood sugar increases, our pancreas releases insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into our body’s celles for use as energy. When you have Diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use it as effectively. Lack of nutrients that is required for healthy hair is caused by poor lifestyles including poor eating habits. Many of us reach out for fast convenience foods that are not healthy.
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The most common forms of Diabetes is Type 1 Diabetes. This is caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body from making insulin. Those with this form of Diabetes are normally born with it. Type 2 Diabetes is normally developed due to unhealthy lifestyle and at least 90% of those with Diabetes have this form of Diabetes. Diabetes that is not managed can lead to blindness, kidney failure, amputations and heart disease.
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Prediabetes is the period before Diabetes is diagnosed. This is the stage where the blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as Diabetes. Certain factors such as your genes, past behaviours or age are beyond your control. However there are many actions you can take going forward, to prevent Diabetes. Below are some actions you can implement to prevent and treat Diabetes naturally.
Abstaining from processed sugars and foods.
Most processed foods are high in refined carbohydrates and processed sugars. Consuming these regularly will put you at risk of developing Diabetes and also result in hair loss. These include fizzy drinks, pizzas, cakes, bread and biscuits. Red and processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs and deli meats are high in sodium and nitrates and must be avoided.
Physical activity on a regular basis will reduce the potential of being overweight or obese, which plays a significant role in preventing Diabetes. Exercises could include brisk walks, dancing, swimming or strength training. You should allocate at least 30 minutes several times a week, if not daily to exercise.
Keeping Adequately Hydrated.
This means drinking at least 2 litres of liquids daily, which should include alkaline water and fruit juice. Abstain from alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks. You will need more liquids in warmer and more humid climates. You will also need to increase your liquid intake when you do high intensity work or exercise. This is because your body sweats more. Our body sweats to expel toxins when we sleep. This is why we may feel thirsty when we wake up. It is important to keep yourself adequately hydrated after a nap or waking up from sleep.
Eating Sufficient Fiber.
Adequate daily intake of fiber is beneficial for gut health and weight management. Fiber is divided into soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs water and dissolves with time, whereas insoluble fiber does not. Consuming a good fiber source at each meal can help prevent spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels, which may help reduce your risk of developing Diabetes.
Sufficient Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin D.
These vitamins and minerals are important for blood sugar control and efficient bowel movement. This reduces the risk of developing Diabetes. These Vitamins and Minerals also help promote deep sleep which enables your body to repair itself.
Minimise intake of processed foods.
These include white bread, white pasta, white rice and white sugar. Many of these foods contain processed sugar, despite not tasting sweet. This is what misleads most people as they think they should only avoid very sweet tasting foods.
Consumption of natural herbs and vegetables.
These include curcumin, fenugreek, cinnamon and bitter melon. These foods have natural properties that help strengthen our pancreas, liver and other key organs that work together in preventing or treating Diabetes.
Your circle of friends.
Be mindful of who you spend your time with. If your main circle of family and friends are Diabetics or those who are not health conscious, they are more likely to encourage you to be like them and follow their unhealthier lifestyle. Are you mixing regularly with those who are naturally bald, going bald or suffering from alopecia?
Do also keep up to date with reliable health related information, such as from our blogs and website so that you are aware of the direction you need to follow to maintain great health and be free from Diabetes.
In our free Best Ways To Treat Diabetes Guide, we share the key organs and areas of your body, apart from your Pancreas that you need to look after in order to treat or prevent Diabetes. Do download our free Best Ways To Treat Diabetes Guide and also check out our 2 Diabetes courses for more guidance on how to deal with Diabetes or prevent it. Do also order and read our latest book, The Diabetes Solution where we share Diabetic friendly recipes, cover the importance of lifestyle and mindset, amongst other useful information.
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