Your #Personality Affects Your #Lifespan

AAALike it or not, your personality influences health. Anxiety-prone personalities wear their heart on their sleeve and their cardiac health suffers for it. Extrovert personalities tend to exhibit inflammatory reactions and the aftermath takes shape in the same way like diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Personalities who stress more are likely to be less effective at fighting infections. This is because stress naturally suppresses the immune system. A robust immune system is better able to fight infections. What can you do to mitigate the risk of these health maladies due to your personality? Changing your personality is unrealistic. However trying to adopt little changes can go a long way in improving health outcomes. High conscientiousness, extroversion, openness, agreeableness, and low neuroticism were associated with better health or absence of disease. Nobody expects you to change your personality but little tweaks can go a long way. Listen to your gut. If something (or someone) makes you uneasy, take a few steps back and collect your thoughts. Your body speaks to you. You just need to quiet yourself enough to listen to it.

The Dip a Stick Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization campaign. It’s a needle-free way for people without diabetes to see high sugar early and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon or donating on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, consulting, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, google news, health news, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The #ManFlu Is Real!

ManFluSo this “man flu” is real. Blame it on the testosterone. No seriously men have a lower threshold for pain and there’s a biological reason for it. But it’s their testosterone levels  that weakens their immune systems, which is why it’s now clinically shown that men get the flu worse than women. One might think it’s because they wait till the 25th hour to get help for their situation and that’s a valid argument. However it really does go back to the usual suspect for a man’s rise and downfall – testosterone.  So the strange yet obvious reality here is that men and women get the same flu. We get the same flu shot. Yet somehow, some way, men are predisposed to being weaker defenders of their health when the immune system is called to task. I’m a sucker for underdogs and it seems this flu season, like all others, men are the B-team. Like they say, behind every good man is a better woman. Did that saying hatch from the flu season?

The Dip a Stick Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization campaign. It’s a needle-free way for people without diabetes to see high sugar early and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon or donating on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, consulting, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, google news, health news, men, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Research Links #Genes to #Gay Men

GuyMenGenesWill this new finding of genes linked to homosexuality in males be enough evidence to hop the fence on the nature versus nurture debate on sexuality? For the record, more studies have been done on homosexual men than homosexual women, which is why these 2 genes are linked to male homosexuals. It’s not to say that it’s not true for women – it just hasn’t been verified. The hypothalamus is 2x bigger in heterosexual men. The main function of the hypothalamus is responsible for autonomic reactions to our environment for survival.  A professor discussed how this correlated in male, female, and homosexual reactions of the hypothalamus. And yet another finding in the genetic variations shows that there is a clinical link for an overactive thyroid in gay men.   These 2 genes found in gay men add another tier of influence to the nature versus nurture debate. This is genetic proof, ladies and gentleman. Survival is a remarkable thing that is tailored to each one of us, based on our blueprint for life.

The Dip a Stick Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization campaign. It’s a needle-free way for people without diabetes to see high sugar early and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon or donating on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, baby health, brain health, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, men, nonprofit, sexual health | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Is Your #Brain on #Giving

DonateIt’s that time of year again! It’s the season for giving to others, whether it’s a platter of fresh baked cookies for your neighbor, a montage of pictures you took with your BFF, or a token of generosity to help a nonprofit organization move forward with its mission – giving impacts the brain in a wonderful way. What distinguishes us from other animals in the kingdom is that our mind and the behaviors we choose to display have a great influence on our health. Diet and exercise go a long way but there’s a reason the saying mind over matter has stuck throughout time. The term for people who gain from giving is called a ‘helpers high‘.  This high is from giving what you can afford to give: time, emotional support, food, unused items, or money. The benefit to the charity to which you donate is greatly appreciated but the benefits you receive transcend the value on a spreadsheet. How beneficial is lower blood pressure, higher self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels for you? A longer a more satisfying life is not something you can pick-up at the local bodega. Give to Dip a Stick to help others avoid diabetes complications by detecting high sugar early. Help others. Enjoy the health benefits. Get a tax deduction doing it! That’s the ‘helpers high’ feeling you can get from giving this season.

The Dip a Stick Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization campaign. It’s a needle-free way for people without diabetes to see high sugar early and reduce the risk of diabetes complications. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon or donating on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, consulting, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, health news, mental health, nonprofit, water | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cold Winter Bitter #Flu Season

FluNot only did the Farmer’s Almanac predict that this winter will be an especially brutally cold one  but the Center for Disease Control is warning us about the flu season being especially bitter this year. The reason for the flu season being a difficult one is based on two factors. One reason is due to an early regional outbreak of the flu. Early appearance of influenza indicates that more people will ultimately be infected by the flu and the season will last longer. The second reason is because Australia is  getting over a bad flu season. Typically the flu season in that part of the world is indicative of what we can expect here in the US. CDC has already confirmed that cases of the flu here in the US are derived from the same strain that was in Australia this season. Here we go, folks. Rather than being the messenger of bad news, I’d like to strongly urge you to get a flu shot early in the season. The next step for mitigating the pain and duress of being hit with the symptoms, try turning the oral agent for toothache gel into a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to alleviate any pain from a sore through. Prepare yourself before the season hits so when you feel the first scratchy swallow, you’re ready to spray for relief.. It all starts with a cough and cold-like symptoms until you erupt like  a biological volcano with a fever and aches. Keep your body protected this flu season. Watch your step and mind your surroundings. The flu can be lurking around any corner. The CDC is not a fortune teller. They reserve the right to be wrong about the flu season but they’d rather put people on notice and be right about prevention.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, consulting, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, lung health, nonprofit, water | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Abusive #Partners May Have Been #Spanked As #Kids

AbuseI wonder if Ike was spanked as a kid. By no means does this excuse his violence toward Tina but it may explain why he had an inclination for abusive behavior. A study found that kids who were spanked are more likely to be abusive toward their partners. In all fairness, this study was done with people between the ages of 18 to 35. It’s not to agitate people but the truth remains that had this study been conducted 30-years ago, it’s likely most of the participants wouldn’t have admitted to having violent tendencies in their relationships. Kids and teens today are way more aware and sensitive than teens of yesteryear. However, there are adults who’ve been in the study since their late teens. The data did show that a consistent stream of corporal punishment in kids brewing abusive adults. Communication is a powerful tool. When used correctly – it has an ever-lasting legacy. Violence is the lowest form of communication. Don’t your kids deserve the best you can give them at any age? You reap what you sew. Plant a seed of powerful communication and watch the forest grow beyond your imagination.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, baby health, brain health, consulting, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, mental health, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Cheese Everyday Maybe OK?

CheeseChristmas came early this year for me as I read the headline Eating Cheese Every Day Might Actually Be HealthyResearchers found that people who ate a square of cheese the size of a matchbox had a lower risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke than those who never eat cheese. Don’t snuggle-up with a wheel of Gouda just yet. The findings are not to champion the need for a sliver of cheese in everybody’s day but to consider the opportunity cost of including it but not intentionally staying away from it, especially if you’re a fan of the creamy goodness of the bite-sized comfort food. After all, cheese does possess a soft opioid from the high concentration of opiates. How addicted can a baby get to its mothers milk? These highly concentrated elements of dairy are called casomorphins. For the record, cheese contains an amphetamine-like chemical so it feels relaxing and indulge. If nature can create a soft drugs that’s good for bodies at any age, what is that tell us?

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Stress Can Show Us How to #Grow

SeedlingResearch has revealed that we have 7 types of stress. If you are perpetually uneasy about Trump and the current news, you’re an’ambient stress’ doll. Avoid negative people. Avoid the need to be unnecessarily involved in events that you cannot change. Focus on the things that you can control like your response to these events and people. This is my Achilles heel. The rest of the list rounds-out with work stress, parenting stress, urban living stress, childhood trauma, money woes, and life changes. Each type of stress has a specific cause and the ways to ease tension are different. The more we cling to a negative feeling about anything, the more intensified it becomes. The more intensified a negative feeling becomes, the more it controls us. Nobody outside of the organization knows how to control it. You are the organization. Let the seed grow in a safe environment. Keep the negative thoughts away from the vulnerable little plant. It’s not about the tree you want it to be tomorrow. It’s about providing the best environment for growth today.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, mental health, technology, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early #HairLoss Later #Heart Problems?

ShavingHeadI read a study that says premature balding has a loose link to the likelihood of heart disease later in life. Here’s an example of why I am unabashedly socially awkward. I started asking my guy friends with intentionally shaved heads how long have you been shaving your head? They tell me they either started doing it when they realized they didn’t want to pay good money for a trim or they bit the bullet when they started noticing the depletion of follicle funds. This study is by no stretch of the imagination conclusive so don’t throw-out the baby with the bathwater, so to speak. In the meantime, watch your heart health, keep your lifestyle healthy and rock that premature balding head of yours. It’s not your exterior that people buy for the long haul in life. It’s all about these surprising 4-strategies, as per Psychology Today.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, consulting, depression, diabetes, diet, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, google news, health news, mental health, nonprofit, sexual health, technology, water, weight, weight loss | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Drinking for the #Cause of #AlgaeBloomBeer

GreenBerrWhen you want to start a viral campaign for a great cause, you deliver the message to barflies in their beer! Introducing the clean-water movement in the form of Algae Bloom Beer. It kicked-off in a bar serving the green-colored beer flavored with kiwi and made with clean clean. The underlying message in this beer is raising awareness of the importance of clean water. Hops and barley can be sourced in a specific region but clean-water is something vitally necessary in all regions. Support the cause and tickle your adult-beverage fancy with the tart taste of Algae Blood Beer. Cheers to a great cause!

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



Posted in allie beatty, allie's voice, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, cancer health, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment