7 steps to health and the big diabetes lie

7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie Review – If you are not cut out to use such drugs as insulin and/or metformin, then trying to beat your diabetes using natural means can be somewhat tasking. However, there’s a game changer. There’s a diabetes treatment guide which should come in very handy to you. Having used, and achieved tremendous success with the guide – 7 steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie – I believe you can do same, and maybe live even healthier than I am with flexible diet choices exposed in Dr Sidorov’s book. You can head over to their official site and have a look around if you please.

Website: www.theictm.org/big-diabetes-lie


The book 7 Steps to Health and the Big Diabetes Lie was created by Dr. Max Sidorov. Dr Sidorov uses his book to discuss getting rid of diabetes completely without the use of any drugs and/or pills. This he portrays using a standard hypothesis, while advancing to a compiled list of scientifically supported data gotten from researchers the world over.


Dr Sidorov’s book which includes a healthy number of pages about nutrition and facts you should be educated about if you are interested in completely beating the menace that is diabetes without medication (The book consists of about 20 chapters, which translates to a bumper 540 pages).



Dr Max Sidorov is a nutritionist as well as head researcher. His areas of specialty include; diabetes, insulin and blood sugar.

Dr Sidorov believes that we (the readers) are part of few who are now exposed to the truth which is heavily being sat on by pharmaceutical companies in a quest to generate huge dollars from the expensive variables which they readily sell.

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Tinnitus – A review. A SYMPTOM

man with tinnitus


Have you ever had a buzzing or a ringing sound in your ears? It must be an irritating; it affects a majority of people who really can’t describe it.

Many scientists have come up with many descriptions to make it easier for those affected to understand it better. First, tinnitus come from a Latin word ‘tinnire’ which means to ring (“Action on Hearing Loss”, n.d.). Tinnitus has been described as a physical condition that causes ringing in the ears and other sounds such as buzzing, roaring, hissing, whistling, clicking or chirping.

Tinnitus is believed to be a symptom rather than a condition which occur as a result of ear injury, hearing loss due to old age or a disorder of the circulatory system (“Overview – Tinnitus – Mayo Clinic”, 2016). Mayo clinic claim that it is not a serious condition but can worsen as the victim grows older but if treated earlier it can reduce. Some programs, such as the Tinnitus Miracle, treat this.

tinnitus pain

The U.S. center of Disease Control has given an approximation of 15% of the 50 million Americans to be suffering from tinnitus (“Understanding the Facts | American Tinnitus Association”, 2015). The association further states that there are two types of tinnitus:

  1. Subjective tinnitus which is characterized by noises that is only noticeable by the affected victim. It is the common one. It could be as a result of a problem in the auditory nerve or pathways.
  2. Objective tinnitus which is characterized by noises that can be heard by the affected victim and other people around him. Mostly as a result of a problem in a blood vessel or muscle contractions.

Causes of Tinnitus

As said before, tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom a condition which could either is acute or chronic. There are a number of factors that can lead to development of tinnitus, they include:

  1. Earwax build-up-The earwax is meant to protect the ear canal by trapping dirt but when in excess it becomes hard to clean the ear leading to temporary hear loss which can cause tinnitus.
  2. Age-related ear loss– As people grows old, most of their organs start malfunctioning, the hearing organ being one of them. This condition is mostly referred as presbycusis. Aging causes damage to the cochlea (“The Basics of Tinnitus”, 2016).It mostly occurs at 60.The cochlea is the part of the inner ear that transforms the sounds into impulses for the brain to interpret the neural message.
  3. Exposures to sudden or frequent loud noises-Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) like ear muffs are very essential during work especially in industries. Exposure to such noise either for a long time or a onetime experience can lead to impairment of the auditory system and hence heating loss. Music players are also another major cause of tinnitus if used for a lengthy period.
  4. Head or brain injury-severe head injury can lead to damage of the auditory nerve or the muscles responsible for hearing causing tinnitus to either one ear or both.
  5. Meniere’s disease and otosclerosis-Meniere’s disease affects the inner part of the ear while otosclerosis is a hereditary condition which causes an abnormal growth of the bone in the middle ear and therefore hearing loss.
  6. Medications– Some of the medication are believed to be the cause of tinnitus or worsen an existing symptom. The named medications include: aspirin, some of the cancer medications and antibiotics, water pills, quinine and anti-depressants.
  7. Temporomandibular Joint (TMK) disorder-This is the joint in front of the ears where the lower jaw bone connects with the skull. Damage to any muscle or ligament found at that point leads to hearing loss.

Apart from the causes stated above there are some risk factors associated with tinnitus symptom:

  • Stress and fatigue
  • Smoking
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Anaemia
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Tumors especially in the brain

For many of the patients with tinnitus the symptom is more severe at night compared to during the day because of quiet surrounding. Sounds made during the day make it less detectable.

Diagnosis of Tinnitus

Before tinnitus is can be treated a diagnosis has to be done by an audiologist- ‘is a health-care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory and vestibular system portions of the ear. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus, or balance problems’ (“Audiology”, n.d.).

This examination will assist in finding the cause of the tinnitus. The audiologist might decide first to ask questions touching on the ear affected, the nature of the sound, if the patient is on any medication or if the patient has had long exposure to loud noise. The tests then to be done include:

  1. Hearing examination- this is done on both ears to check if they are affected with hearing loss.
  2. Imaging examinations-Imaging tests include MRI and CT scan. Imaging tests can be done on the head depending on the cause of tinnitus.
  3. Physical examinations-Involves checking the inside and outside of the ear to detect any problem that could be causing hear loss.
  4. Medication-The patient may have to give an account of the drugs used during that period to determine if they could be the cause.
  5. Exposure to sounds-the patient may be exposed to different types of noise with different frequencies and monitored if the effect is continuous or comes and goes.

Treatment of Tinnitus

In many instances it might be easy to get the root cause of tinnitus so for some they may be given medication and others advised on what to avoid.

From the causes and risk factors there are some remedies the affected persons can put in place like

  • Using hearing aids
  • Earwax removal
  • Consult a physician on alternative medication
  • Sound therapies
  • Counseling patients with tinnitus on how learn to live with the condition
  • Cochlear implants that are used in sending signals stimulating the auditor nerve.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy to deal with anxiety and depression

Every person is therefore being encouraged to avoid the factors that could lead to tinnitus or making it to be worse.

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Kayla Itsines’ BIkini Body Guide

Get to Know Kayla Itsines – Creator of BBG

Kayla Itsines was always active when she was growing up. She notes that she was and still is impatient and so she always has to be doing something with her time. She notes she has always wanted to be a part of the fitness industry and after completing 12th grade she went directly into her personal training course. Right out of her certification she began working at an all-female fitness center.

bikini body guidee

When asked about her 12 week Bikini Body Guide, Itsines notes that it is not simply a weight loss guide but it is more about boosting happiness and confidence in those that partake in the program. She notes the program is more about becoming lean and losing fat rather than about large amounts of weight loss. She notes that her favorite part of her guide are the ab workouts since that is an area that she loves to train and her favorite part of the body. She loves moves like the weighted jackknife and considers this her favorite.

As it relates to the nutrition guide, Itsines notes that her guide is all about eating more wholesome foods. She promotes a diet that does not restrict and starve the user but instead to teach them to make better choices for the rest of their lives and not just now when they are trying to lose weight. Her nutrition guide does include space for cake but not for a night of binge drinking or eating.

For Kayla Itsines a typical day from her food diary would reflect something of this sort;

Breakfast:     Poached Eggs ϟ Toast ϟ Spinach ϟ Avocado ϟ Cup of Berry Tea

Snack:          A piece of fruit

Lunch:          Chick wrap with lettuce, tomato and Greek garlic sauce

Snack:          Tuna Salad ϟ Piece of fruit

Dinner:         Avgolemono (Greek Soup)

Kayla Itsines and Instagram

When asked how she was able to amass such a huge following on social media she attributes it to her ability to understand how women feel. She notes that she wanted to help women feel more comfortable with their bodies. Sharing their progress pictures helps them to boost their confidence and improves their resolve to continue their health journey when they see the positive feedback they get from women around the world. She notes that none of this is about her, and her social media following is there because she shows results that every woman can relate to. She notes that we all look as good as we feel and when we can feel confident no matter what we look like then we can be truly happy. For herself though Itsine says she uses herself for motivation and tries not to idolize other women.

Itsines notes that it is very important to change things up. Instead of going to the gym and using the step bench – go the park and use a park bench. She notes that in her guide she encourages this type of behavior allowing persons to substitute benches for chairs. She also notes that most of the exercises in her program are weighted all depending on your body weight for resistance.

And for those of us too busy to get with the half hour the BBG program requires she has some advice for you. If you only have 10 to 15 minutes per day available to exercise she directs you to head on over to her website where you will find 4 different exercises that will allow you to burn 200 calories in just 15 minutes. What’s great about these workouts is that you can do them anywhere so at the end of your shift when everyone has left the office or at the end of the meeting when everyone has left the boardroom. Kick your butt into gear!

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