Diabetes And Paleo Diet – What You Should Know?


Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of concern in both developed and developing countries. Despite many diet regimes to control diabetes, the Paleo diet is trending not just for controlling the disease but also helping in losing weight healthily. Paleo diet was followed in the Paleolithic era. It has beneficial effects on those suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Does the diet have a promising effect on the health, see what the University of Melbourne, Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos has to say about Paleo diet.

The conversation with Norman Swan with Sof Andrikopoulos goes as follows: Paleo diet is all about avoiding processed food and opting for high protein wild food. This is what the hunter-gatherers did in the past and there is nothing wrong in following the diet that is dense in energy and low in sugar informs Sof. To be more precise Paleo diet is high in fat, low on carb and medium on protein. Well, the studies are still in progress and the results of the jury are awaited.

The Professors says that Kerin O’Dea on his work with the indigenous Australians said that hunter-gatherers lived on high protein and carbs and low on fat but the social media has it as high fat and low carb. Again it depends on which part of the world the Paleolithic man lived and how he hunted or ate his food. Sof says that he found two studies on the paleo diet. Both the studies published revealed that none of the two comparative diets are any better in controlling blood sugar and weight loss. The two comparisons are one from the American Diabetes Association and the other is the diabetes diet.

According to the Paleo people, it is the high fat that keeps you full and the ketosis that suppresses the craving for more food. Here fat is used for energy instead of sugar and fat produces more ketones resulting in eating fewer calories.

Sleep Apnea Made Easy With Breathing Machine


Breathing machines can make life easier for those with sleep apnea. Doctors suggest CPAP machine for a peaceful sleep. Many people are worried about the noisy machine buzzing all night with tubes and mask all over. Speaking on this Dr. David Rapoport, MD, Director NYU Sleep Disorder Center says that patients are being educated on the breathing machines and those who try it are appreciative of it. Though, there is no denying the fact that some hurdles do occur in the beginning but this should not stop from opting for CPAP.

Understanding the gear can help improve the experience. People with sleep apnea could stop breathing while in sleep up to 30 times or even more in an hour when the airways get blocked. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) pushes air ensuring it is kept open. The machine comes with a pump control, a tube carrying air to the patient from the machine. The mask is used to cover the mouth and the nose.

There are three types of breathing machines, the nasal mask on the face, nasal pillow mask under the nose and a full mask over the nose and the mouth. Among these, you have the full face mask that can be pulled over the eye and a nose mask supported by prongs that move right into the nose. The CPAP is uncomplicated and will do its job without any hindrance as long as the tube is in its place.

Among the different types given above, it is for the patient to find out which type is suitable for their face type. Not every type will be comfortable for everyone. You can find out through trial and error methods which trap holds to its position, before making an investment on the CPAP. There is evidential proof that CPAP can improve the quality of life in a person suffering from Sleep Apnea. After using the device their mood is improved, their work performance is enhanced and they fall less sleepy. Though, there is no proof that the treatment can reduce cardiovascular events.