Beat DiabetesKathy Carr
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and we take a closer look at stress!
According to the International Diabetes Federation, 12% of the South African adult population is known to have diabetes. This figure is highly understated, as up to half of people who suffer from the disease, don’t know they have it and have not yet been diagnosed.
Rooibos is perfect for people suffering from diabetes. It is calorie-free and naturally sweet and contains active compounds that can help control blood glucose while lowering inflammation. Additionally, Rooibos lowers the production of cortisol and, by doing so, also lowers the body’s response to stress.
WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes develops when the body does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that enables cells to absorb glucose from the blood and convert it into energy. The disease can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves.
In the global climate we find ourselves, another precursor to the disease is stress. Researchers have been discussing the potential link between diabetes and stress since the 17th century.
More recent research suggests that people with depression and anxiety stress, or a combination have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The scientists found that various stressors can increase a person’s risk of developing diabetes, including:
- Stressful life events or traumatic experiences
- General emotional stress
- Anger and hostility
- Work stress
- Distressed sleep
By actively following the Annique Lifestyle Programme, using Annique products and supplementing the body with specific micronutrient and herb formulations such as Forever Healthy vitamin and mineral supplementation, Lifestyle Shakes and Herbal Teas, anyone can manage diabetes better.
Annique recommends the following Annique lifestyle products to help support diabetes and stress:
Natural ingredients, like pine bark and cinnamon extract and minerals like chromium picolinate are highly beneficial for diabetics and people at risk of developing diabetes. Annique’s Forever Healthy Diabetes Support supplement helps reduce insulin resistance with cinnamon, alpha lipoic acid and chromium picolinate. It helps lower blood sugar with selenium and Green Rooibos and is anti-inflammatory.
NAD is an essential coenzyme that is found in every living cell in our body and plays a vital role in energy metabolism and maintaining proper cell functioning – particularly the functioning of our mitochondria, the power plants in our cells that turn our food and oxygen into energy. Annique’s Forever Healthy NAD supplement helps support the body.
B vitamins are essential for brain function and blood sugar regulation, as well as for dopamine and serotonin production to improve mood. B vitamins are water-soluble, so daily supplementation is crucial. Annique’s Forever Healthy OptiCalm supplement aids in improving memory, mood and your ability to cope with stress CBD is a natural supplement to help support anxiety, stress and depression. Annique’s Forever Healthy CBD helps manage stress, insomnia and chronic aches and pains.
“I struggle with sleeplessness, anxiety and headache. After drinking the CBD capsules, all of this has improved, including my concentration.” – Zandre van Aardt
In today’s modern society, everyone leads busy and stressful lives rushing around, skipping meals, making poor food choices, and eating processed foods high in sugar, that contain ‘bad’ carbohydrates, which can result in the development of diabetes. If you are currently a diabetic and want to prevent the onset of diabetes or simply want to maintain optimum health, implement the Annique Lifestyle Programme, and use the above-mentioned products