Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome (Oxidative Stress and Disease)

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Characterized by obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, metabolic syndrome is associated with the risks of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Obesity, which increases the incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and subsequently leads to increased stress and inflammation, appears to play a central role in the progression of the syndrome. Evidence of inflammatory processes in accumulated fat appears to be an early initiator of metabolic syndrome. Likewise, the more active angiotensin system in obesity may contribute to even greater oxidative stress that serves as a key signaling event in vascular remodeling. These factors strengthen obesity’s association with oxidative stress.

Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Obesity, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome is designed to encourage the development of evidence-based nutritional and pharmacological therapies that can attenuate the impact of obesity-induced insulin resistance and ensuing metabolic syndrome. The book offers a deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the process. Edited by leading authorities on oxidative stress, the book’s chapters report on cutting-edge research that explores intracellular events mediating or preventing oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory processes in obesity and type 2 diabetes. It also brings together research on the molecular mechanisms inherent in the progression of metabolic stress, includes phenotypic perspectives, and discusses dietary factors, including the role of micronutrients.

The chapter authors, each a leading expert in his or her field, discuss different components of metabolic stress and obesity and their associations with oxidative stress and inflammation. The book fills a unique role as a base of knowledge for researchers seeking to develop nutritional and or pharmacological therapies, as well as clinicians seeking a better understanding of this increasingly common disease process.

 

The “12 Items or Less” Diabetes Meal Planner: Fast, Delicious Meals that Save You Money, Time, and Stress

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Planning meals for a hectic schedule is hard enough; planning meals for diabetes can be downright torture. The “12 Items or Less” Diabetes Meal Planner is here to help. This contemporary collection of recipes is based on a simple concept—let fresh packaged and minimally processed foods, such as those found in the deli or salad bar sections of the grocery store, do the work for you. To simplify meal planning even more, all of the 125 recipes have been organized into thorough menus that show which recipes can be combined or swapped with other recipes in the book to meet certain nutritional recommendations. Perfect for people looking to control calories or keep carbs consistent. Now, with one small shopping basket, one local grocery store, and a quick pass through the express checkout, people with diabetes can have a complete healthy, delicious, and hassle-free meal planning solution.

 

The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution: The Proven Way to Control Your Blood Sugar by Managing Stress, Depression, Anger and Other Emotions (Marlowe Diabetes Library)

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the world’s most serious health epidemics, and researchers are continually searching for new ways to manage the condition beyond the traditional realms of diet, exercise, and medication. Now, Dr. Richard S. Surwit, a leader in the field of the psychology of diabetes, adds the vital fourth component to treating diabetes: a revolutionary mind-body program that lowers blood sugar levels and dramatically reduces diabetes’ serious and damaging side effects. In The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution, Dr. Surwit reveals how stress, depression, and anger affect blood sugar levels and offers a step-by-step six-week program—based on twenty years of study—to help the millions of people with diabetes effectively manage their condition. He clearly explains how our moods and emotions can translate into chronic anger, anxiety, and depression—all of which increase blood sugar levels. He provides compelling case studies and a powerfully effective six-week program designed to teach patients how to manage emotions and stress, as well as self-tests and reflective quizzes to help patients determine the best and easiest psychological techniques to help keep blood sugar levels down. By bringing the powers of mind and body together, this is a powerful—and unprecedented—tool for effective diabetes control.
The idea of stress contributing to poor health is an old one, but often patients are simply told to “relax”–and it’s even rarer that researchers take the time to carefully study how relaxation can improve physical conditions. Tackling both these issues, Dr. Richard Surwit combines specific relaxation techniques with a solid research background in an effort to help control blood sugar levels. The first few chapters are rather technical but are explained in an approachable manner. He identifies several chemicals such as cortisol and growth hormone that are related to blood sugar management and discusses how depression, hostility, and anxiety can affect these chemicals. He refers to specific research, both with mice and with humans, and includes simple tests to help you analyze these problems and develop a combination of techniques to combat them. Later chapters explain these techniques in detail, particularly progressive relaxation therapy (similar to biofeedback, but without the machine) and cognitive behavior therapy. Each routine is broken down into simple daily steps, and pages can be used as workbook sheets –much of the daily effort involved is simply tracking your progress. While nowhere does Dr. Surwit suggest these as a total replacement for diet control and insulin treatments, the specific steps aren’t difficult to add to your daily routine and may make just the difference you’ve been hoping for. –Jill Lightner

 

Understanding Why Stress Can Negatively Impact Diabetes And The Best Ways For Managing It

Monday, November 19th, 2012

 

Family stress and resources: potential areas of intervention in children recently diagnosed with diabetes.: An article from: Health and Social Work

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

This digital document is an article from Health and Social Work, published by National Association of Social Workers on May 1, 1993. The length of the article is 6850 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

From the author: This article examines the relationships among family stress, family capabilities, and the health status of 53 children diagnosed with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Assessments were done at an outpatient diabetes clinic of family coping, resources, and stress; disease-related knowledge; metabolic control (Hb|A.sub.1~); and endogenous insulin (C peptide). Results indicated that higher levels of family stress and lower levels of family resources as reported by fathers were significantly associated with poor metabolic control. Multiple regression analyses revealed that levels of family stress and resources were more strongly related to metabolic control than were disease variables such as C peptide levels. Moreover, family stress was directly associated with metabolic control, and family resources showed indirect linkages. Findings suggest that family stress and resources are potential areas for social work intervention in children recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Citation Details
Title: Family stress and resources: potential areas of intervention in children recently diagnosed with diabetes.
Author: Wendy F. Auslander
Publication: Health and Social Work (Refereed)
Date: May 1, 1993
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers
Volume: v18 Issue: n2 Page: p101(13)

Distributed by Thomson Gale

 

Glyco Stress: High Potency B-Complex for Blood Sugar Metabolism and Stress. 180 Tablets

Friday, September 28th, 2012

High Potency B-Complex for Blood Sugar Metabolism Glyco Stress is a unique formula providing Vitamins, Minerals and specific Herbs to nutritionally support the metabolism of all major macronutrients and promote healthy glucose levels. ? Provides the trace mineral Chromium to assist the movement of glucose into cells. ? Helps optimize the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. ? Therapeutic levels of all B-Vitamins plus Vitamin C.

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  • ? Glyco Stress provides Vitamins, Minerals and specific Herbs to support healthy glucose levels.
  • ? Helps optimize the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • ? Therapeutic levels of all B-Vitamins plus Vitamin C.

 

RoC Multi Correxion Stress Repair Night Cream, 1.7 Ounce

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

RoC multi correxion stress repair night cream is specifically designed to fight the accelerated signs of aging caused by a stressful lifestyle, while saturating skin with moisture.

Product Features

  • Fights the sign of stress-related aging
  • Nourishes dehydrated skin
  • With restorexyl technology

 

Stress Cure Now-A Powerful 3-Step Plan to Manage Stress Without Medications

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Stress is the at the root of all illnesses- physical as well as psychological. Medications, various escapes and even positive thinking work only as a bandage, while the volcano of stress continues to burn. Sooner or later, it erupts through these paper thin layers of temporary fixes.

In “Stress Cure Now,” Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi, MD describes a 3-step plan to get rid of stress at its roots, once and for all. This ground breaking approach is based on his personal awakening, deep medical insight and vast clinical experience. Dr. Zaidi uses the sword of logic to pierce through the layers of stress.

In easy to understand language, Dr. Zaidi describes:

The harmful effects of stress on your body

How the Mind-Body connection works

Stress appears to be due to external factors, but actually, its true root cause resides inside you. Hence, the solution must also be inside you. You don’t need to attend a workshop, learn special techniques or spend a lot of money. In fact, you can be free of all of your stress right Now.

What really is the root cause of the Stress of Daily living, Insomnia, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Anger, Hate, Depression, Guilt, Loneliness, Selfishness, Ego, Greed, Prejudice, Bias, Lying, Complaining, Embarrassment, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Addictions including Stress Eating.

We all live in a Conceptual world. How you can be free of the Conceptual world and start to live in the Real world.

What prevents you from living in the Now? How you can start living in the Now, right now.

How to deal with stressful situations without causing any stress for yourself or others.

New insight into the evolution of the human mind. Never before has Dr. Zaidi’s amazing discovery been revealed.

You are ageless. The true “Fountain of Youth” lies inside you. How to tap into this endless source of true Love, Peace and Joy. Discover how the source of all true healing lies inside you.

 

The Stress Free Diabetes Kitchen: Over 150 Easy and Delicious Diabetes Recipes Designed for No-Hassle Cooking

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Author Barbara Seelig-Brown has spent the last decade creating and expanding the Stress Free Cooking® brand. Now she wants to bring this quick, easy, hassle-free method of cooking to people with diabetes. Just as she does with her general audience, Barbara aims to reshape the perception that cooking is time-consuming, boring, and unpleasant. She asks, “Which is more relaxing, standing in a take-out line waiting for bland food or standing over a warm stove in your slippers, sipping on a glass of wine?”

In this new book, Barbara takes the ingredients that have made her television shows and cooking classes so popular and reshapes them for those with diabetes. In addition to 150 diabetes-friendly recipes, The Stress Free Diabetes Kitchen includes pantry-stocking tips, suggestions for finding fresh ingredients, menu suggestions, and dozens of strategies for keeping the cooking process stress free.

The book also features eight pages of full-color custom photography featuring recipes from the book.

 

Fresh Medium Potted Miracle Fruit Plant 20-34″ (Ready to Fruit) – Turn Sour Exquisitely Sweet! Highest Quality – Superior Soil Mix! – Tropical Plant – Great Gift for Diabetics! (No Shipping Stress)

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Own Your own Miracle Fruit Plant 20-34″ (3 Years Old+, The Plant has Already beared Fruit) and Join The taste sensation that is sweeping the nation, Experience something truly amazing…The Miracle Fruit transforms ordinary foods into something extraordinary. What is the miracle berry? Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a fruit native to West Africa. It is also known as Miracle Fruit or Miraculous Fruit. The berry is approximately the size of a cranberry and it contains the glycoprotein, Miraculin, which modifies taste perception. Once Miraculin binds to the taste buds, lemons will taste like lemonade and beer like chocolate thanks to the temporary altered state of the taste receptors on your tongue. These Plants can Yield 100’s of berries Fully grown and can be enjoyed with friends and family. Make your own “flavor tripping” parties. Suggested uses: Dieting. Miracle berry can be helpful to people who want to limit their sugar intake and enhance their lifestyles by eating a healthier diet. Recovery. Cancer patients undergoing treatments may also benefit from using Miracle Berry. The berry acts as an appetite stimulant. Here are some suggestions of foods to eat with the miracle berry: Lemons and Limes (Lemons squeezed into water), Oranges, Tomatoes, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Pineapple, Granny Smith Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Grapes, Watermelon, Blackberries, Blueberries, Rhubarb, Mustard, Ketchup, Salt & Vinegar chips, Pickles, Sour Cream, Tabasco, Balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, Guinness, Tequila, Goat and Bleu Cheese, Hot sauce, Even Sugarless Desserts but which taste beautifully Sweet! The Plants are shipped safely to your Destination, Plant may take 1-2 and a half Years before bearing fruit see our other listings for a Larger plant already bearing Fruit! – If your destination is below 40F currently please Select Expedited for Overnight Shipping. We have been selling Miracle Fruit Plants online for 5 Years + Buy with Confidence.

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  • A Plant Which Produces Little Red Berries that turns Sour and Acidic Fantastically Sweet! Even Making Bitter Palatable!
  • A Flavour Tripping Experience Unlike Any Other – Lemons Like Lemonade, Grapefruit & Other Fruits Like Candy, Strawberries as if coated in Sugar, Guinness Like Chocolate Milkshake, Goats Cheese Like Cheese Cake & much much More!
  • 20-34″ Approximately in Size – 3 Years + In age – We Believe your Plant Will bear Fruit The Same Season you receive it! Highest Quality Plants! – 20% More Leaves & Branches than Miracle berry Plants Elsewhere!
  • The Best way to Enjoy Miracle Fruit right from your Home – (Plant Pot Different to pictured)
  • U.S Shipping – Grown In The USA by Experienced Miracle Fruit Growers – Caresheet Instructions Included