5 Ways to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and 9 out of 10 people re pre-diabetic but unaware of it. That’s a scary statistic, because if not managed well, diabetes can eventually lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage.

Is it any wonder that diabetes is one of the top 10 public health issues in America!

That’s’ the bad news.

The good news is, there are simple and natural ways you can effectively manage your diabetes if you commit to making some necessary lifestyle changes.

  1. Eat Right

Most of us know that person with diabetes that still shovels pounds of unhealthy, processed foods laden with sugar into their mouth. Many people think, “I’ll just take more insulin.”

This isn’t the right mindset to have when it comes to properly managing your diabetes. If you want to ensure that you stay healthy and don’t develop any health complications, it’s important you take nutrition seriously and eat a diet that focuses on getting adequate amounts of protein each day and plenty of healthy fats, while keeping your carbohydrate intake low. The keto diet is a great diet for people with diabetes.

However you choose to clean up your diet, here are a few musts you must do:

  • Cut out sugar and refined carbohydrates. This includes packaged foods, fruit juices, white bread, pasta, etc.
  • Stop eating fast foods
  • Stop drinking soda and alcoholic beverages
  1. Exercise

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay fit and healthy. In fact, exercise has been shown to be effective at managing blood glucose in diabetics.

Unfortunately, many people don’t like to exercise. But the thing is, any exercise is better than none, so pick things you like to do. If you don’t like going to the gym, then do something else. Go for a walk around the block. Ride your bike to work if you can manage it. Go hiking. Take a dance class.

Weightlifting is really great for your overall health and has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels.

  1. Try Intermittent Fasting

If you’re like most people, you think that in order to be healthy you’ve got to eat 3 square meals a day and some snacks. You may have even heard it’s better for you to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day.

But is this really true?

No, it’s not. The research is showing that skipping meals, also known as fasting, can do wonders for your health. Intermittent fasting, or IF, is when you have a small window of eating followed by a large window of not eating. So you may eat your first meal at noon and another meal around 5pm, and then not eat again until noon the next day.

Many doctors, like Dr. Jason Fung, are big proponents of IF and use it to treat their diabetic patients.

  1. De-Stress

When we are under stress our bodies go into “fight or flight” response mode. This is what helped our ancestors fight enemy invaders and run from hungry bears. This response is great when the stress is short-lived.

But in our modern society, stress is chronic. We’re all stressed by work, taxes, that BIG mortgage payment, bad relationships and nasty commutes. This chemical response in our body can end up wreaking havoc. In fact, when under stress, your body is unable to process glucose correctly. The result? Your blood glucose can raise to dangerous levels.

While it’s not easy staying completely away from stress, you need to find healthy ways to destress. Exercise is one of the best, and meditation has also been shown to be effective at fighting the effects of stress.

  1. Take Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a sticky substance made by worker bees and there is some evidence that royal jelly may help people with type 2 diabetes. In one study, 50 female participants with type 2 diabetes received either a 1-gram dose of royal jelly gel or a placebo once a day for 8 weeks.

The results indicated that taking royal jelly may lead to a reduction in the level of blood glucose. While more research will be needed to conclusively state royal jelly can help lower blood glucose, the results so far are promising.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly and may be a beneficial addition to your daily diet to help you manage your diabetes. As an added bonus, our honey helps men achieve strong erections and both men and women to get their libido back. Not too shabby bonuses!

Along with taking our honey,  we encourage you to make these other lifestyle changes as well so that you can be as healthy as possible and live your best life.

 

How to Have Less Wrinkles in 2021

The new year is here! Many of us have committed to improving ourselves in some way or another. For some that may be losing weight and gaining muscle. For others, it may be learning a new skill or language. And still for others, the resolution may be to look and feel younger!

Wrinkles are definitely a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, our skin becomes drier, thinner and less elastic. All of this results in fine lines, creases, jowls and wrinkles.

Common Causes of Wrinkles

As I said, aging is what ultimately causes wrinkles to develop. But have you ever wondered why some people have few wrinkles and some people have a TON of them? It’s because there are a variety of factors that contribute to the breakdown of our skin.

Many factors affect the development of wrinkles, including:

  • sun exposure (UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin)
  • smoking (reduces blood supply to the skin)
  • dehydration
  • certain medications
  • environmental and genetic factors

Are There Any Effective Treatments for Wrinkles?

There are a variety of treatments available that can help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. Let’s take a look at some of these:

Medications

You’ve probably seen ads for what are called topical retinoids, which are derived from vitamin A. These products aim to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation and skin roughness by increasing collagen production in the skin.

Sounds great, but there is a definite downside to using these topical creams and lotions. They can cause the skin to easily burn in the sunlight, so it’s very important to use sunscreen.

Topical retinoids can also cause adverse effects such as:

  • dryness
  • itching
  • a burning sensation
  • tingling
  • discolored areas

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a procedure where the upper layer of skin is gently worn away with a rapidly rotating device. Dermabrasion is effective at removing fine lines, moles, tattoos, acne scars and other types of scars.

Dermabrasion is considered a surgical procedure and would be performed by a licensed plastic surgeon. The procedure will cause swelling and scabbing, which will take roughly 2 weeks to fade. However, for some people, it can take several months to fade.

A less invasive procedure is called microdermabrasion. It involves spraying microcrystals of aluminum oxide across the surface of the skin. Some practitioners use a handheld device that contains fine diamond crystals and a very strong vacuum to remove the particles and skin debris.

RF Treatment

Radiofrequency (RF) treatments heat the underlying dermis and stimulate the development of new collagen fibers. This tightens skin and decreases fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox

Botulinum toxin type A, or Botox, blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. When the muscles can no longer contract in a certain area, the skin flattens giving a smoother and less wrinkled appearance.

Botox is typically used to treat the lines on the forehead and the frown lines between the eyes and the crows feet at the corners of the eyes.

Changes are temporary and most people will require new injections a few times a year.

Facelift

For those people looking to get rid of deeper wrinkles, you’ll have to look to more aggressive treatments such as cosmetic surgery. Healing times from plastic surgery can be lengthy and you will most likely experience bruising and swelling for a few weeks.

Eat Your Way to Younger Skin

If you’re someone that appreciates all-natural treatments and keeping life simple, then you might want to choose to eat your way to a more youthful appearance. Studies have shown that royal jelly, a substance made by honey bees, is effective not only at supporting wound healing and decreasing inflammatory skin conditions, but also at significantly increasing collagen production.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Royal Jelly. Our honey also contains ginseng, which has been shown to effectively increase blood circulation. The more blood supply gets to your skin, the healthier and more glowing it will be.

If you want to look younger this year, we encourage you to try our Golden Royal Honey for yourself. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you start to feel more… in the mood, as our honey has been shown to help people get their libido back. Younger skin and a better libido? That’s a win/win in 2021. And really, after 2020, couldn’t we all use more wins?

 

How To Choose the Right Multivitamin

It’s a new year, and that means many of us have committed to getting into the best shape of our lives. We’ll be drinking more water, eating right, and hitting the gym 3-5 times per week.

While all of these actions are important, we also need to focus our attention on making sure our body gets all of the vitamins it requires for optimal health. Unfortunately, eating right doesn’t always guarantee we’ll get the proper nutrition. And that’s for two reasons:

Reason #1: We all have different definitions of what “proper nutrition” means. One person may believe proper nutrition hinges on eating whole foods like meats, eggs and dairy while another person may think protein bars and diet foods are the healthier option.

Reason #2: Over the last 100 years, our soil has been depleted of vital minerals, which means you can eat pounds and pounds of organic produce every day, but that produce doesn’t have the nutrition you think it does.

What’s the solution? Taking the right supplements to ensure your body gets everything it needs.

Of course, one of the most important supplements to take each day is a multivitamin. But with so many multivitamins on the market, how do you know which are the best ones?

Here are some buying guidelines to help you choose the right multivitamin for you in 2021.

Safety

The FDA considers multivitamins dietary supplements, which means they don’t have to approve or even inspect them. For this reason, it’s important that you look for a third-party seal, like USP or NSF, that verifies that what is on the label is actually in the pill.

CGMP

Also look for “CGMP” on the label. This stamp means the multivitamin abides by the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices — guidelines that ensure quality production, accurate labeling and the absence of contaminants.

Do Some Research

It’s always a good idea to do your due diligence to determine which companies are known for creating high-quality supplements. Spend some time online researching companies, Check out their bio, consumer reports, customer reviews and their social media pages.

Look for Active Ingredients

Always go for those supplements that offer the most active form of ingredients instead of synthetic forms. For instance, look for methylated B vitamins instead of synthentic; methylfolate rather than folic acid; active D3 (cholecalciferol) instead of inactive D2 (ergocaliferol); active E (d-alpha) rather than undesirable dl-alpha; and K2 (menaquinone) versus K1 (phylloquinone).

Also important, check to make sure that minerals are in their chelated form, as these are easiest to absorb by the body.

Avoid

Be sure to read those labels and avoid multivitamins that contain any artificial flavors and sweeteners, as well as binders, fillers and other unnecessary ingredients.

Also, it’s best to avoid getting your multivitamins in gummy or chewable forms. While they may taste more like candy, their dosage and quality is going to be considerably lower. And capsules are easiest to digest over tablets.

Multivitamins for Men

Men and women have their own specific nutrient needs. An ideal multivitamin for a man should contain vitamin E to support prostate health, extra magnesium to boost energy levels, and the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, as well as selenium and zinc to support heart health. The vitamin should also contain nutrients that support healthy bones, namely calcium and vitamin D. The carotenoids, often found in vitamin A, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, to support eye health.

Multivitamins for Women

Women should also look for these ingredient, but also focus on a multivitamin that offers adequate amounts of folic acid or folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and iron.

Make 2021 your best year yet. If you follow these guidelines, you should be able to select a quality multivitamin that will help you reach optimal health.

Give Your Body an Extra Boost!

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Try some for yourself today!