Diabetes week- It’s time to look after ourselves.

Diabetes week-time to look after ourselves.

Diabetes week- It’s time to look after ourselves.

It’s Diabetes week and it’s time to look after ourselves and our loved ones.

I wanted to chat to you a bit about what Diabetes is and how we can help our friends and family.

Every year we shine the light on Diabetes for the week.   It’s time to look after ourselves not just during this week, but every week.

I see a lot of my clients from my Hypnotherapy clinic who talk about their family who suffer from Diabetes.

Firstly, our modern “Western Diet” may be the greatest global health concern facing our current and future generations.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough insulin.  This is important to regulate blood glucose levels or becomes resistant.

This can result in the body having a greater risk for heart attack.  For instance, kidney failure, a host of circulation issues, and even premature death.

The incidence of diabetes will triple within the next three decades

Secondly, at the current growth rates, it is estimated  that the incidence of diabetes will triple within the next three decades. As a result, this will affect more than 1 in 5 adults.

A recent study found that eating too much “junk food”  may have a similar effect on blood sugar levels.

What researchers discovered!

Researchers have studied how insulin resistance and junk food influenced the glucose  in the kidney.

The experimental group was fed a diet that included common junk food. these items included potato chips, cheese, pancakes, crackers, and muffins.

They monitored this over an 8-week period.

The experimental group experienced similar increases in  glucose as seen in type 2 diabetics.

The daily consumption of highly-processed, sugar, and fat-laden foods may be prematurely altering blood glucose regulation.  This is acutely stressing your kidneys and endocrine system in the same manner as chronic illness.

This is  even more evidence that the numbers on the scales in your bathroom. This isn’t the only reason to focus your diet around whole nutrient-dense foods.

Can Essential oils support your health?

Thirdly, Essential oils are concentrated versions of certain compounds in plant matter.

A person can easily find an essential oil in the peel of a citrus fruit. Peeling an orange, for example, releases the essential oil, spreading the scent of fresh oranges.

Aromatherapy involves inhaling or otherwise absorbing compounds from these oils

The body can readily use many of these compounds. Since ancient times, people have used essential oils in various ways.

Coriander — or cilantro — the coriander seed grows all over the world. In many traditions, coriander seed is used to compliment  your  digestive health..

Black pepper

A 2013 study found that essential oil from a common kitchen spice. Black pepper might help invigorate circulatory systems.

The researchers noted that the oil contains a lot of antioxidants. This  is highly supportive.


Maintaining a healthy weight plan is a key factor in complimenting your heath.

Supporting a healthy weight is a first-line treatment for many people.

This involves exercise and changes to the diet and essential oils may assist.

For example, after a workout, a massage with a base oil that contains  grapefruit essential oils may  promote relaxation and maintain your ideal body.


Cinnamon is a popular spice in desserts and other aromatic dishes. Its flavor seems to boost sweetness without adding more sugar.

Researchers know that  this may help people with lowering their sugar intake.

Regularly consuming cinnamon and using the essential oil may help support healthy insulin.

Cinnamon bark is one of the most antimicrobial essential oils that exist.

Steam distilled from cinnamon bark is reddish/ brown in color.

Add 1 or 2 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil to all your recipes to gain its benefits.


Lavender Oil

It is one of the most common essential oils used across the world.

Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties. These properties  provide relief and support healthy skin

It also keeps us relaxed which is also great for skin health and wounds.

It’s Diabetes week and it’s time to look after ourselves and our loved ones.

If this article can help someone you love, come and see me in my Hypnotherapy clinic in Adelaide for more information.