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Living With Type 2 Diabetes

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago, and I've had to make considerable changes to my lifestyle to maintain my health since I was diagnosed. I started this blog to share my experience of coming to terms with having type 2 diabetes and what I've learned on my personal journey. I share details of the lifestyle changes I've made, including giving up smoking and eating more wholefoods, and my personal experience of using alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. I also post about new treatments that are becoming available for type 2 diabetes. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.

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How Spinal Health Affects Your Mental Health

If you have a bad back that is proving hard to fix, it can be a good idea to look widely for solutions. Many people do not realise how much mental state can affect your spinal health. Here are some of the ways that mental health can affect your back pain and some tips on how to resolve the issue.  Stress In many cases, stress is expressed physically through tensed muscles and poor posture.

Family Friendly Dental Tips

Whilst having access to a good quality dental hospital will ensure your family has the best chance of maintaining their oral hygiene, there are many additional things you can do to keep the build-up of bacteria at bay. Bacteria can cause a whole host of different problems in both children and adults alike; however combating these effects is quick and easy if you follow these simple but effective tips. More Than Just Brushing

Prostate Cancer: 3 Books to Add to Your Reading List

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's logical that you would want to learn as much as you can about the disease. While your doctor and healthcare team will be able to answer any questions you might have, you might also benefit from some independent research that looks at the issues you're facing from a variety of angles. With that in mind, here are three books to add to your reading list:

Two ways to prevent a depression relapse

If you have suffered from bouts of depression in the past, you might be concerned about the possibility of a relapse occurring in the future. Here are two steps you can take to reduce the chances of this happening: Exercise regularly Regular exercise has been shown to help people to manage the symptoms of mild to moderate depression. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, vigorous exercise releases chemicals called endorphins; these are hormones which are known to improve a person's mood.

Doctor Visits | 3 Clever Tips To Maximise Limited Time With Your GP

A visit to the GP isn't always fun because it means that something is wrong with you. But with appointments getting shorter and more rushed, patients need to know how to get your value from these visits. Bear in mind that your appointment time will be short, so follow these clever tips to maximise the limited time you have with your GP. Make Notes Of Your Symptoms To Avoid Forgetting Them Inside The GP's Office