Wellness Wednesday Quick Tips

Posted 02/05/2014 | By HealthCorps

Adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, who took 250 milligrams of resveratrol daily, along with their regular diabetes medication, had significant improvements in their systolic blood pressure (that’s the top number), blood glucose levels, and cholesterol levels, compared to another group that took only their regular medications.  The findings of the study were considered significant.  Remember to always check with your doctor before beginning any new supplements, vitamins or over-the-counter medications,  especially  if you have a chronic condition like diabetes.

If you regularly take NSAIDS (like Motrin) you may be at risk of developing a folate deficiency.  If you regularly take a statin drug (to treat high LDL levels), you may be depleting your coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 levels.  If you regularly take antacids, you may be depleting your body’s levels of B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.  If you take anti-depressants regularly, you may need to monitor your iodine level.  You can discuss this with your prescribing physician or your local pharmacist.

Want to look better as in “less facial bloat?”  Then work on sleeping better.  Quality sleep supports optimal circulation and heart health, which in turn helps to support proper fluid management in your body.  Poor sleep might raise the risk of facial puffiness due to poor circulation.  And dermatologists and plastic surgeons recommend sleeping on your back or using silk pillowcases to minimize facial wrinkles.

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