#DiabetesDrug Prevents #MemoryLoss Oh My!

DiabetesDrug2Does anybody else see the serendipity of this news? I say that with tongue-in-cheek but diabetes has the dubious distinction of speeding the aging process. As we age, our memory gets weaker, naturally. So it makes complete sense that diabetes combined with memory loss treatments make more sense than we realized. This diabetes drug not only manages blood sugar but it also reverses memory loss. Is this gift too good to be true? As neurologists confirm, this diabetes drug has been used to effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease. The drug decreases the production of a nerve-killing protein that impairs memory growth as well as suppressing inflammation and minimizing oxidation. So by what name do we know this diabetes drug? It’s a formula of GLP-1 and GIP that is proving to be hopeful in neurodegeneration for patients stricken with dementia. Hold on, it’s coming. At this time, it’s the mice that are benefiting the most in this memory restoration magic but soon, it will be available to people. Never fear, our cheese is coming. In the meantime, let the jellyfish protect your memories.

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, fox news, google news, health news | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#LifeHack of Keeping #2018 #Resolutions

NYEWhether you’ve committed yourself to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, or (fill in the blank), the trick to it all is persistence. The whole reason those behaviors started was to alleviate a situation that was less than satisfying. Eating, smoking, or spending money are 3 quick ways to flood the brain with dopamine. The aftermath adds-up over time. Obesity, difficulty breathing, debt – they all take shape to show you these habits cannot be sustained. That being said, here’s the best advice for the 2018 resolve to improve the status quo. Make goals you can reach. Nothing is more self defeating than failing before you even begin the task at hand. Instead of losing 20-pounds, make a goal like going for a walk. Little steps lead to big results, over time. A weight loss patch is a great idea, if you’re already primed with a healthy lifestyle. Make it a sustainable change! #babysteps

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, fox news, google news, health news, nonprofit, water | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#NYE #Hangover Helper

DnDThe truth behind a hangover is more than just dehydration. When you’re stricken with a hangover, drinking a bottle of water doesn’t help you bounce back to sobriety. For this reason, we know it’s deeper than meets the eye. If you’re waiting on a cure for hangovers – don’t hold your breath. Alcohol diminishes with time. However you can lessen the blow with these tricks. Eat, especially a meal of protein and fat. It’ll effectively absorb the alcohol and lessen the assault to your temple. As you continue drinking, snack so that you keep the blood sugar level. If you don’t consume food with alcohol, you’ll be dealing with glucose level instability along with the alcohol. Not fun. So the darker the alcohol, the greater the risk of a hangover. No tips here if you’re a ride-or-die for dark booze. It’s an FYI, you’re welcome. To alleviate the hangover headache, take an aspirin, Advil, or Aleve before bed. You won’t endure such pain if you can dodge the punch. You may get hit but it’ll soften the blow. Consider staggering one alcoholic beverage and one non-alcoholic beverage. It’s an even smarter plan if you make the nonalcoholic one a Gatorade or Powerade. It’l help restore your electrolytes. Lastly, Sprite may help mitigate a hangover headache. It contains taurine. I wonder if that means a 7 and 7 might be a safe bet for a hangover-free New Year? Probably not but now you know. By the way,caffeine is dehydrating. But for the record, it always helps kick-start anything in life. It doesn’t take a Cabernet to  get me to the drive-though. It just takes my unrelenting quest to earn points toward a free beverage. Dunkin’ you play me like a fiddle.

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, fox news, google news, health news, nonprofit, technology, water | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Fasting Is Not #Starving

Hand holding fork and knifeNow that The Complete Guide to Fasting has come out, people are taking a look and fasting with a different perspective. Throughout the years, many of us have been led to believe that fasting is completely bad for the body. However as Dr. Fung points out – fasting is quite beneficial to a broken body. It helps re-balance when things have gone  awry. And to explain why nobody is in grave danger of starving to death from fasting, consider there are 3500-calories per pound. If a person burns 1700-calories per day on a fast, it’ll take 2 days to lose 1-pound. Most people 20-pounds overweight are good for 40-days and 40-nights. Go figure. The video speaks volumes on the highlights of why we should do it, why we needn’t be scared to do it, and what we have to gain from fasting. What have you got to lose? If you hit the ‘reset’ button on your health – how would you feel?

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, cancer health, consulting, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, eating habits, fox news, google news, health news, insulin, mental health, nonprofit, water, weight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Ban These #Foods From Schools

SavetheKidsWhen you file a petition to ban junk food from schools in an effort to prevent innocent kids from being victimized by the circumstances of bad choices, you’re a true Indian hero. Indians are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. When one man saw that the food and drink choices available in schools were freckled with bad choices – he took a stand and drafted a petition to ban these foods from schools. Circumstantial misfortune like Type 1 diabetes is arguably an unforeseen attack that still cannot be traced to its roots. However, the dominant form of diabetes, Type 2, is very much influenced  by food choices. The foods we eat cultivate the biome in our gut. As little as they may be, our gut bacteria are the silent workers in our body that can make-or-break the system. Starting with an easy step like limiting the ‘junk foods’ available to kids is a noble way to protect them from diabetes. You may not guard everything they put into their bodies during the day but surely you can give them a probiotic gummy before the day starts. Knowing is half the battle.

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, allies voice about diabetes, brain health, consulting, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, eating habits, google news, health news, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eating #Fish Is Funny to the #Chinese

FishEver try to feed your kids fish? Some parents pull it off like a champ while others tap-out before the meal hits the table. But here’s a story that touts fish as a child prodigy food, especially if eaten once a week.  Of interest, China saw this new story and almost lost their guppies. So why are the Chinese laughing at the study? It sounds like sour grapes to me but it makes sense in the big picture. In defense of the Chinese laughing at the study – it is somewhat ridiculous to think that eating one thing would “beef up” your intelligence. According to common knowledge –  a well balanced diet, exercise, and plenty of water helps to keep the body healthy. What you do with your mind beyond that is completely of your decision. No when food is going to make you strong like Popeye but Genetics do you play a role but even genetics can’t prevent someone from learning something they set their mind learning.

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, consulting, depression, diabetes, diabetes consulting, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, mental health, nonprofit, technology, water | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Effective Is the #FluShot This Year?

FluShotLong story short – we’re looking at a 10% efficacy rate with the flu vaccine this year. Oh man, oh man. Currently there are 12-states spiking with the flu. This year, we all need to be super vigilant about preventing contact with the flu. It starts with your hands. Keep them clean. Keep them away from your face, nose, eyes and any orifices that can allow easy entry into your body. Short of carrying a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol you’d have to  remained quarantined for the next 5-months. . It may not be socially acceptable but neither is getting your coworkers and friends sick. It could be an exciting social experiment on some levels but it’s completely unrealistic. Minimize exposure by maximizing cleanliness and keeping your hands off everything.  Good luck with that Herculean feat.

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

Is #Gaming a #MentalHealth Concern?

GamingThe WHO just ruined Christmas. Yes. You’re getting ample warning of this party foul. The World Health Organization is going to be reclassifying  gaming disorder to be a mental health condition. I can’t. Millions of us, at one point or another, may have tried gaming. Who didn’t hold a Gameboy? Perhaps you still lovre Super Mario or Legend of Zelda to this day. Here’s the snocker. The World Health Organization will be listing video gaming addiction as a mental disorder in 2018. Gaming has been a beloved pastime for generations. Throughout the years we’ve lived with Atari, Nintendo, Sega, then we progressed to Xbox and PlayStation. Some left the couch to foster the habit online with Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, or the love of Steam . Whatever you fancy, if you so choose it, beware that the WHO may label you with a mental health condition. Their criteria for considering it a “disorder” includes prioritizing leveling-up on your game to forgo other interest in life. Do you identify with this person? Game on.

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, fox news, google news, health news, look younger, mental health, nonprofit, technology, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crackdown on #Homeopathy

HomeopathyThe FDA is cracking down on certain homeopathic remedies. For people who aren’t over-the-moon for prescribed medications, homeopathy has been a “go to” for their wellness. In an effort to ensure some of the homeopathic remedies are  not selling baloney or causing injury, this new aggressive campaign is investigating certain homeopathic remedies like zinc-based cold remedies or those claiming to be “natural”.  It’s especially alarming when these products are marketed for children and do not have  scientific proof to substantiate the claims. First and foremost, it’s always advised that you seek a health professional when you’re ill. But leaning on medication is a necessary evil, at times. If you opt for the ride on the homeopathy train  -  be sure that if things aren’t feeling better 24-hours after the train leaves the station, you might need the turbo boost of the Rx type. Too bad, so sad.  But sad is so much worse when you’re in a holding pattern of sick.

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, mental health, nonprofit | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#Pentagon Tells US #UFOs Exist

ALFThe cat’s out of the bag! Little did we know the Pentagon spent billions of dollars nearly 10-years ago to begin investigating Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). As it turns-out, the money may have been well spent. There truly may be smarter organisms somewhere out there in the multiverse. Well…that may be taking it a little too far but there’s definitely proof that something’s out there. Quite interestingly, military forces have formally mentioned coming to contact with unknown objects. Plenty of people have claimed to have encountered aliens or mysterious visitors to Earth.  In fact, a former Pentagon official involved with the UFO division believes we’re not alone. This is beyond our comprehension at this point. Someday we’ll be in a different boat. Look how far we’ve come with medical advancements and wireless connectivity. The sky’s the limit and the possibilities are only limited to our imagination.

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, American Diabetes Association, depression, diabetes, Dip a Stick for Diabetes, fox news, google news, health news, nonprofit | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment