Issues with Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar Issues

Are you someone who is constantly tired, fatigued, or complaining of low energy? Often crave sweets or carbs? Do you crash mid way through the day?

If you said yes to these questions you may have blood sugar issues.

If you control your blood sugar issues it can help with the problems described earlier. Also, it can help make you healthier and prevent health problems you may encounter in the future.

Blood Sugar Regulation:

Glucose, or blood sugar, is one of the main fuels of the body. We need it to function, but not in the excess amounts some diets may contain. The pancreas helps regulate blood sugar levels by releasing insulin. Once insulin is released it tells the body to take up glucose.

When glucose levels in the body are too HIGH, it can lead to serious health issues if it goes on for a long period of time (diabetes, atherosclerosis, circulation problems, etc.).

Standard American Diet (SAD):

 The American diet contains high levels of sugars, carbohydrates, and processed foods. Simple Carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, candy, soft drinks) are digested quickly and used for a quick burst of energy by the body. As the body adapts to this quick increased blood sugar by releasing insulin it can lead to sugar cravings.

What To Do:

  1. A good diet high in fiber & more complex carbohydrates will help keep you full & avoid these spikes in blood sugar that lead to cravings. Try a healthier diet that includes whole grains, vegetables, sweet potatoes, lentils, and turning to fruits when you have sweet cravings.
  2. Supplements: Chromium is said to help in carbohydrate metabolism. Fiber can help regulate the bowels & keep you feeling full.
  3. Exercise: Because it’s good for you!
  4. Hydrate: Be sure to get enough water!

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Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

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REF: November Monthly Health Focus: Blood Sugar Support, Fall 2017 Standard Process

THAW Challenge June 2017!

True Health And Wellness (THAW) Challenge:

Food Prep & MACros tracking

June THAW is going to be huge for keeping track of diet & nutrition. We want to food prep for 4 weeks and also follow our Macro intake during that time. It is almost beach season & getting in shape means watching what you eat.

We hope these challenges will give us first hand insights about how to bring a better, healthier lifestyle to our patients and ourselves. We want to be walking the walk & talking the talk of a true health and wellness lifestyle.

Here is a breakdown of this month’s challenge:

What: Food Prep & Macro Tracking!

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Tustin, CA

When: The month of June!

 

We will be documenting the struggles, successes, and insights we experience while striving to live the true health and wellness lifestyle. We will be posting all the latest updates on our blog, YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for our next challenge!

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Detox: Processed Food

Dawn of the Detox: Processed Food 

Today we are plagued by a nutrition deficiency in the food we eat. It seems that companies have made the simple task of eating healthy an impossible feat to accomplish. There is a reason they call it the SAD diet (Standard American Diet). We are overfed & undernourished.

Processed food first became a massive industry in the 1920s, for a variety of reasons. Processed food is cheaper, it tastes great (usually because of added fat, sugar, or salt, etc.), and the convenience makes it easy to obtain and eat without much time spent prepping, cooking, or buying. It is estimated that processed food makes up more than 70% of the US diet today!

The FDA does not know how many additives go into the food we eat. One such additive is refined sugar. We all know that large intakes of sugar can lead to metabolic problems, and sugar is believed to be the driving force behind many common diseases like diabetes, and heart disease.

The problem with Processed Food is that it has become the norm, and no one bats an eye before mindlessly consuming these food-like products. More than one-third of Americans are obese, and one in four die from heart disease. This is an epidemic, and it can be quelled through a healthy diet & lifestyle.

Changing these bad eating habits is by no means easy. You have to want to change and be tenacious, but lets keep trying to move towards health together!

Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

True Health & Wellness

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REF: Processed Foods: The Enemy We Confront Everyday. SP News May 2016.