Keeping your blood sugar at the right levels can be very important. Especially when you are spending time with your love ones, or with people that you do not know very well. It’s very important to not only know your body, but also how to give your system a kick in the right direction so you can always be on top of your game, and live a happier and healthier life. Here are some of the things that doctor’s have recommended to help you keep your blood sugar in check. I am not a doctor, so please, always be cautious taking anyone’s advice about your health over the internet, even me. I only say that because I care about you.
But more and more of us in this modern age suffer blood sugar dysregulation in its various forms: hypoglycemia (blood sugar crashing) hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) insulinemia (high blood insulin levels), diabetes, and insulin resistance, to name a few.
Yet the basic design of your body is self-governing. In other words, your body is designed to automatically correct imbalances and heal itself. And a steady blood sugar throughout the day and night is central to that process. How can you support that innate process of self-regulation, and promote your better overall health and well-being?
Here are a few tips to aid you:
1. The more protein and vegetables you eat, and the fewer carbohydrates, the better of you'll be in supporting your body's blood sugar self regulation.
2. In choosing the carbohydrates you will consume, stick to those with a low glycemic index. A glycemic index is a number assigned to a food that measures how fast any particular carbohydrate increases the sugar (glucose) circulating in your blood. Want to check the glycemic index of foods you eat? Search the internet for 'glycemic index of foods'.
3. When you do eat carbohydrates, combine them with fiber or other foods that slow down the rate of absorption. This helps prevent those damaging blood sugar spikes.
4. Engage in regular, intense exercise. This is especially important if you don't want to take the drug Metformin, the only drug that the American Diabetes Association recommends for the 'prevention' of type 2 diabetes. As reported at medicine.net, while it is true that studies have shown that "Metformin reduced the development of type 2 diabetes by 31%", it is also important to understand that the benefit was not as great as with diet and intense exercise.
The side effects of this drug are many - among the more common, according to drug.com, are abdominal or stomach discomfort/ cough or hoarseness/decreased appetite/diarrhea/ fast or shallow breathing/fever or chills/general feeling of discomfort/ lower back or side pain/muscle pain or cramping/painful or difficult urination/ sleepiness
And, of course, diet and exercise have no side effects.
5. Never never, never consume anything with corn syrup in it. Why? Because corn syrup (regardless of the name by which it is called) kills the beta cells of the pancreas. These are the insulin producing cells that are key to regulating blood, which are currently being used instead of 'high fructose corn sugar. So read every label to check for the following names, which, as reported byhsionline.com are now being substituted for high fructose corn syrup, the label consumers have learned to recognize:
maize syrup /
glucose syrup /
glucose/fructose syrup /
tapioca syrup /
dahlia syrup /
fruit fructose /
crystalline fructose /
glucose-fructose (in Canada) and
isoglucose (in Europe).
6. Many blood sugar problems are caused by parasites, so consider a parasite-cleansing protocol with the help of a qualified health professional.
7. Increase your raw food consumption. Many experts recommend that you consume a minimum of 30% of your diet from raw foods. Why? Because, among other things, they supply the enzymes your body - and especially your pancreas - needs to function well.
8. If you need more than that to get your body's inherent self-regulatory mechanisms working, use the assistance of a holistic health practitioner who can recommend specific strategies for your particular body. In addition to checking for parasites, they can recommend which dietary strategies are best to you. They also know a variety of whole food concentrates and herbal supplements that can return your body's power to regulate itself back where it belongs.
For example, out of three people with basically the same blood sugar dysregulation symptoms and diagnosis, one may need GTF Chromium (GTF stands for 'glucose tolerance factor'), a second may have that aforementioned parasite issue, while the third may need the herb Gymnema ( used for over 3000 years and called the 'sugar destroyer' in Aurvedic medicine). Modern science has now demonstrated that taking Gymnema over 18 months can actually help regenerate the beta (insulin-producing) cells of the pancreas.
The point is, blood sugar problems are symptoms, not causes. Getting to the cause (or causes) not only can resolve them, it can also sidestep that long list of downstream health problems and set you on the road to better health all around. Leave a comment below and let me know how you are making sure you always have the right level of sugar in your blood. Thank you for reading, and share the article with everyone you know! Knowledge is power! Don’t forget to like our group page on Facebook, I will link it on the column in the right.