Obesity and Type II Diabetes Doesn’t Have to Be a Life Sentence

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Obesity and type 2 diabetes can be fought

The incidence of obesity throughout the United States has been climbing in the past decade. This is not just in adults but more alarmingly in children and teenagers as well.

According to the National Institute of Health, as many as 65 percent of adults in the United States are defined as being overweight or obese.

Walking hand in hand with carrying excess pounds are many major health issues such as heart disease, cancer, type II diabetes and stroke.

The rise in type II diabetes walks parallel with the rise in obesity. Type II diabetes is connected to insulin resistance. Insulin is a critical hormone in the human body. It’s responsible for delivering glucose (or sugar) to the cells throughout the body.

Play around with the insulin mechanism for long enough and you can spark off the onset of diabetes.

In an individual who is overweight or obese the body’s cells become less sensitive to the insulin when it’s released into the bloodstream from the pancreas. Research studies point to the fact that fat cells tend to be even more resistant to insulin than are muscle cells. If an individual has more fat cells than muscle cells then this renders the insulin less effective at doing what it’s supposed to do.

What ends up happening is the glucose doesn’t find its way to the cells for energy but instead it continues to circulate in the blood and can cause problems to take root.

It’s critical for those who suffer from both obesity and type II diabetes to modify their eating habits as a means of improving the quality of their lives. When you drop the fat this helps to cut the risk of harming your body and your overall level of health even more.

Studies have pointed to the fact that even losing five to seven percent of the extra weight can be very beneficial. For most individuals this averages approximately seven to 10 pounds. This works not only for those who are obese and have pre-diabetes but also for those who have already been diagnosed with type II diabetes.

In fact losing a moderate amount of body weight has been shown to slow the progression of the disease. This is promising for those who are on the borderline of developing type II diabetes. This can also have a positive effect on the individual’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Changing one’s eating habits especially those in place for many years is easier said than done – I know from personal experience. And this is where hypnosis can help. Many people develop negative habits over time and this is what hypnotherapy can help address. Many people walking the obese or type II diabetes trial consider weight loss surgery such as Gastric Band or Gastric Bypass. Yes, it sounds dratsic, but for many there seems no alternative.

But today there are alternatives. You should discuss these with your Doctor.  One to consider is the Virtual Gastric Band procedure which simulates Gastric Band Surgery without having any surgery and the risks of an operation. More information can be found here.

Weight loss hypnosis can benefit an individual by developing new and healthier habits and attitudes towards food. Not only that but the hypnotherapy treatments can help the person to begin to heal themselves emotionally.  By so doing they’ll work from the inside out to improve their health and their life in general.

Erika Slater, CH
Director
Free At Last Hypnosis
Hypnosis Services for Worcester Massachusetts
Stop Smoking Hypnosis Boston Resources

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About the Author

Erika Slater is Director of Free At Last Hypnosis and Smoke Free At Last and based in the metro-west Boston and Worcester Massachusetts region. Erika is a Certified Hypnotherapist and writes articles and books on the subject of hypnosis and alternative health. Erika has been a professional hypnotist since 2004 and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Erika has her office in North Grafton, Massachusetts where to spends most of her clinic hours helping people quit smoking and losing weight.

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