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Getting a Better Handle on Your Job Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

Left untreated, emotions can be the root of countless health issues you may be experiencing, and can even shorten your life if you let them. Based on a study of some 700 primarily male Israeli workers who complained of job burnout, add type 2 diabetes to that list.

Patients who experienced job problems were almost twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even after researchers took gender, age and body weight into account. Here's the really crushing number for those who somehow have managed to avoid developing hypertension along the way: After filtering out those with high blood pressure, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among patients grew four-fold.

No doubt, job stress, especially involving unemployment, can be a huge problem, but there's no reason to fall back on a worthless, health-harming drug to tame the tangle of emotions and elevate your diabetes risks, after learning how to master the Emotional Freedom Technique, the energy psychology tool used daily in my practice.

Also, diabetes is an artifact of poor lifestyle choices, meaning you can completely eliminate your risk by getting the right amount of exercise daily and eating the right foods based on your body's unique nutritional type, while avoiding grains and sugars.

Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 68, No. 6, November-December 2006: 863-869

BBC News February 24, 2007