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If we could guarantee you improved health, less disease and a better aging process by taking CoQ10, would you do it? When we ask questions like these, it’s always amazing the types of answers we get. Here are just a few responses we’ve heard over the years.
- How are you going to guarantee that?
- Why should I trust you?
- Can you prove it?
- Is it free?
Now, those may sound like funny answers, but trust us, we’ve heard many of them. So, here we’ll try to give you a hint of how we answer these types of questions. Then, we’ll give you a little background on what CoQ10 is, where it comes from and why it’s beneficial.
Answering the Questions about CoQ10
How are you going to guarantee that?
We’re going to be perfectly honest here. We can’t guarantee that CoQ10 will beyond the shadow of a doubt help every person. We wish! If it were that simple, we’d be handing this stuff out like sugar cubes. After all, our main goal is to help you become as healthy as you can be.
We can tell you, however, that CoQ10 has been studied for its benefits for many years and has shown definite correlation to improved health status. Some individuals have seen their health status improve immensely and others have felt and seen the difference in a worn-out body headed for disease turn around.
So, though we can’t offer a 100% guarantee of effectiveness on all people, we can promise you the likelihood of improved functionality is far greater than doing nothing at all. Also, here’s a last food for thought.
When you take a new pill or a handful, do you have a guarantee then?
Why should I trust you?
We have proven ourselves to you over the years. Our information and education is solid and substantiated in proof throughout our website. Also, the evidence we present can be researched, just like we have done, and is backed up by solid research. We stand behind our recommendations and our word.
Can you prove it?
Yes. We can prove that CoQ10 has helped thousands of people in a variety of ways. Everyone may not be affected the same because each person is looking for a different success. If we are asked does it help everyone, our answer would likely be no because a 100% is seldom true.
What we can tell you is that CoQ10 has great potential to make a significant improvement in your life. There have been hundreds of studies over decades that show many benefits. If you are in your middle years and beyond, you stand a good chance of seeing even greater benefits.
Is it free?
Yes, believe it or not, we do get this question. So we say, “Are most things?” Would you ask a car dealer if that cherry red convertible is free? No, it’s not free, but it is cheaper than being sick and it’s often cheaper than having to buy medications. Besides, you don’t know if those are going to work either.
Now let’s take a quick look at the potential of CoQ10 in your life.
What can CoQ10 do for You?
This is a natural occurring compound in your body. It helps many important functions. The easiest way to understand it is like this:
- We have little mitochondria in our cells (a bunch of them).
- Mitochondria help with respiration and energy. (Kind of important).
- CoQ10 is stored in these little mitochondria.
Now here’s what CoQ10 does:
- Helps generate energy for our cells (without this we’re in trouble).
- It’s an antioxidant that protects cells against toxins and other damage like oxidative damage (superhero).
- If this doesn’t work, disease can easily set appear.
- Believed to help your body in many ways:
- Fertility (protects eggs)
- Skin (protects against internal and external damage)
- Lessen migraine/headache potency (helps decrease inflammation)
- Exercise (improved energy and respiration means improved performance)
- Diabetes (may help with insulin resistance)
- Heart (protects against oxidative damage and decreases inflammation)
- Cancer (protects against oxidative damage which causes cancer)
- Pain (maybe, since it decreases inflammation)
Is CoQ10 for You?
Honestly, this is a question only you can answer. Is it worth it to you so you can feel better, maybe prevent disease and have a better life?
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One key to avoiding stress is knowing that it’s okay just to say, “No, I’m not participating.”
It is long been known that on the scale of psychological stresses, the holidays rank near number one.
Why is that?
As you probably guessed, there are many reasons—who can’t name a few? Finances, our and our spouses’ expectations, and—often the biggest—family.
It could be this has been a physically or financially difficult year for you. If so, the holidays might bring dread rather than joy.
One of the most important things to understand is that it’s okay just to say, “No, I’m not participating.” Seriously, I read this many years ago in one of my favorite life simplification books.
Yes, this could be the right solution for you. Sometimes one of the healthiest things we can do is just choose not to participate in chosen—or all—holiday activities.
Psychologists will be the first to tell us that, as adults, the most stressful things the holidays bring are our own expectations that they will miraculously do something for us that they can’t.
So, some people will choose travel, go away for the day, or simply be by themselves. What keeps you happy and healthy is exactly what you should do!
Others seemingly will suffer through anything, and complain about it all the while. This is how you stress yourself out!
Yet others embrace the season with joy.
Whatever it is for you, start by making a healthy choice.
Like everything, keep in mind it is a choice.
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Pay particular attention to your body during the holidays, especially if you have neuropathy or chronic pain!
Even for the healthy, the holidays can be incredibly stressful.
Some surveys have even found that people are more stressed by the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas than by asking the boss for a raise!
But when you have:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Post-Chemotherapy neuropathy
Since you now have the stress of the holidays to deal with too, your health could take a serious beating—that will take you months to recover from.
Here are some steps you can take to make the holidays (and the months following them) a little easier to deal with:
1. Understand How Stress Affects Your Body
Stress (both mental and physical) causes the body to release hormones that prompt the liver to secrete glucose. That can wreak havoc on your blood glucose levels if you suffer from diabetes. In Type 2 diabetics, stress can also block the release of insulin from the pancreas and leave that extra insulin floating around in the bloodstream. In Type 1 diabetes, the effects are a little different. Some Type 1 diabetics say that stress drives their glucose up, while others maintain that stress drives their glucose down. Either way, your energy levels are wrecked. On a good day, that can be difficult to deal with. At the holidays, it can be pure misery.
If you are feeling stressed and your energy is especially low, you are less likely to pay attention to your glucose levels, or eat as you know you should. Pay particular attention to your body during the holidays, and Handling The Holiday “Stress-a-Thon”
2. Do What You Can To Reduce Mental Stress
Many of the things that stress us at the holidays are easy to manage or control. Make your life as easy as possible during this trying time.
If traffic really works your nerves, leave home a little earlier or try getting to work by a different route and avoid the areas that are particularly congested.
If your boss is a nightmare, plan to take vacation around the holidays if at all possible, and give yourself a mental break.
Volunteer to help with the holiday activities of a local charity. Doing something good for someone else is a wonderful way to make someone else’s life better and make you feel good at the same time.
Resolve to start a new exercise program, learn a new skill, or start a hobby as soon as the holidays are over. Enlist a friend to do it with you so you can encourage each other. Giving yourself a goal and something to look forward to after the grind of the holidays is over will do wonders for your state of mind.
3. How Do You Cope?
Everyone has a coping style. Some people are the take-charge type and take steps immediately to solve their problems. Other people just accept the problem, recognize that they can’t fix it, acknowledge that it’s probably not as bad as it could be, and go their merry way. Still, others are hand wringers and feel perpetually out of control.
The take-chargers and accepters have less problems with stress, both at the holidays and on a daily basis—as a result, their blood glucose levels don’t become elevated.
One of the most useful things you will ever learn (diabetic or not) is to relax. For many, the ability to relax is not natural, but it can be learned. Some ways to help you relax are:
Sit down or lie down without your arms or legs crossed. Inhale deeply. Push as much air as possible out of your lungs. Repeat the process but , this time, relax your muscles while you exhale. Start with this exercise for 5 minutes at a time and increase your time until you’re practicing breathing at least 20 minutes at a time, once a day.
Progressive Relaxation Therapy
Tense your muscles then relax them. Lie still and repeat the process for 5 minutes at a time, at least once a day.
We can’t say enough about the benefits of exercise. As we’ve said before, you don’t have to run a marathon to get the stress-reducing benefits of exercise. You can walk or stretch, too.
Watch Your Mindset
When it comes to reducing stress, a lot can be said for the power of positive thinking. It’s really easy to let your mind overwhelm you this time of year…
“I’ll never get it all done…”
“What if they don’t like what I give them?”
“Oh man, I have to spend time with my brother again this year…”
Just watch your mindset and you can eliminate much of the stress of the holiday season. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Say a prayer or recite a poem or a quote that makes you feel good. Think of something that makes you happy. It may sound trite, but go to your happy place.
Choose one or more of these methods to relax and do it daily. Relaxing doesn’t come naturally to us, but we can definitely learn to do it with practice, and the health benefits are beyond measure.
Face the fact that many holiday stressors are not going away. The relative you don’t get along with, the traffic, the never-ending list of things to do will always be there.
But you can learn to manage the holiday stress. And if you can learn to manage holiday stress, just think of what you can do the rest of the year.
Talk to your local NeuropathyDR™ doctor or physical therapist to explore ways to handle the holiday stress-a-thon and make it a healthier and more enjoyable experience this—and every—year, even with neuropathy or chronic pain!
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