Understanding Stress-Induced Ailments with Diabetes: Holistic Solutions for Well-Being

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I've witnessed the profound impact stress can have on people with diabetes. 

Stress often gets brushed aside, mainly because its effects on our diabetes are not immediately visible. Unlike high blood sugar levels or physical symptoms, the impact of stress on diabetes can be subtle and easily overlooked. Yet, stress has a profound influence on our body's ability to manage blood sugar levels effectively.

Let's explore the various ailments induced or intensified by stress and discuss a holistic solution that’s proven to promote overall well-being.

How Stress Effects People Living with Diabetes

Impact on Gut Health: Stress disrupts the balance of gut bacteria, leading to gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or exacerbating existing digestive conditions.

Memory Impairment: Chronic stress affects the hippocampus, impairing memory and cognitive function crucial for learning and memory formation.

Hair Loss: Stress-induced hormonal changes can trigger telogen effluvium, causing excessive shedding of hair.

Accelerated Aging: Prolonged stress accelerates cellular aging, with telomeres shortening more rapidly in individuals experiencing chronic stress.

Immune System Changes: Stress suppresses the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections and delaying wound healing.

Impact on Fertility: Chronic stress disrupts reproductive hormones and menstrual cycles in women, while reducing sperm quality and motility in men.

Skin Conditions: Stress exacerbates skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis by triggering inflammation and hormonal changes affecting skin health.

Impact on Vision: Stress can cause temporary changes in vision, such as blurred vision or eye strain, due to muscle tension in the eyes and altered blood flow to ocular structures.

Holistic Solutions for Eliminating Stress

To combat the effects of stress, incorporate these simple holistic self-care practices into your daily routine.

Use Grounding Equipment: Invest in grounding mats, sheets, or patches designed for indoor use to experience the benefits of grounding while indoors.  Of course, you can always ground yourself by walking on the ground with bare feet.

Open Windows or Doors: Allow fresh air to circulate indoors by opening windows or doors when weather permits. This simple act promotes a sense of grounding and connection to the natural environment.

By weaving practices like grounding and spending time in nature into your life, you can ease the burden of stress. 

Make your well-being a priority by embracing these natural remedies and striving for balance and reducing your risk being affected by these ailments.

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Cheryl Ivaniski, D. Ac., C.H., RDH is a beacon of hope for countless women and men across the globe. With her unique and effective Holistic Approach to Diabetes Wellness, she seamlessly merges traditional wisdom with contemporary practices, mindset transformations, and the finest holistic self-care practices. Dr. Cheryl's signature 4-Step proprietary process, the "Diabetes Success System," is revolutionizing how people confidently embracing life, enjoying peace of mind and consistently stable blood sugars. With an unwavering commitment, Dr. Cheryl's mission is to empower millions worldwide, guiding them towards unparalleled health and well-being through her transformative education and methods.



The material and content contained in this platform is for overall general diabetes health and education information only. It is not intended to constitute medical advice or to be a substitution for professional medical recommendations, diagnosis or treatment. All specific medical questions or changes you make to your medication and/or lifestyle should be discussed and addressed with your primary healthcare provider. Having the right mindset, doing the right movements at the right times of day, and eating foods that help keep blood sugar, insulin, and inflammation manageable can dramatically reduce your risk of the all-too-common complications of Diabetes, increase your energy levels and have you feeling your best every day.

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