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PREGNANCY SERIES: DE-STRESS TO AVOID DIABETES

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Growing sugar consumption, larger portion size, chemicals and other factors are increasing childhood rates of diabetes – a lifelong punishment.

German researchers analyzed glucose-insulin metabolism in 36 healthy young adults whose mothers experienced stressful “negative life events” (divorce, infidelity, a breakup, death of a loved one, severe financial problems, a father in denial, being involved in a car crash etc) while pregnant.

Being stressed-out during pregnancy has been associated with a number of problems, like lower birth weight and premature birth.

But this research concluded that

Stress could give birth to children with diabetes in early adulthood.

De-Stress:

· Engage in mindfulness living: Mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment, without judgment, to avoid stressing over the future.

· Try the Yoga Alliance to find experienced instructors in your area.

· Try handful of almonds, pistachios, walnuts; a cup of skim milk; or old-fashioned oatmeal to distress.

If you like more of these, let me know and I will continue them.

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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