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!


Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

True Health & Wellness


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Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.


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

February Update

True Health & Wellness: February Update

 Foam Roller Workshop: Dr. David Valle will be teaching an intro to foam rolling with our friends at Enerjibarre in Tustin on 2/6/16 from 12:30-1:30pm. Bring your foam roller, or give them a call about purchasing one. Go to to find out more! Space is limited!

FREE Fire Cupping & Posture Evaluation w/ K-tape WEEK: We will be having sign-ups for free fire cupping and/or posture evaluations with Kinesiology Tape that will be going on the 3rd week of February (2/15 – 2/19). If you are a regular patient, or someone who is new, come by and enjoy a relaxing, complementary session! Tell your friends and family to sign-up today!

Breaking Diabetes Workshop: Saturday February 27, 2016 starting at 1pm we are giving a workshop on Type-2 Diabetes. February is heart health month and to do our part we want to focus on what diabetes is, and what you can do to help ease symptoms and prevent chronic problems. Learn the lifestyle changes you need to establish if you or your loved ones want to break away from the problems diabetes causes. RSVP today because seats are limited!

February New Patient Deal: We are giving all new patients a special deal for February. We want our community, friends, and their families on the path towards better health & wellness as they enjoy Valentine’s with the ones they love.

We are lowering our prices to help get your health on track, $80 for new patients’ first visit, which includes a chiropractic or acupuncture consultation, examination, and first treatment.  ($80 savings!)*.

New Patient Visits may include*

  • Full history
  • Full physical exam
  • Acupuncture or Chiropractic treatment (these may include acupuncture, spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, cupping, gui-sha, kinesio-taping, nutritional counseling)

February Raffle: We are giving our monthly winner a $25 gift card to Centro Restaurant in Downtown Tustin! We hope this will give one lucky winner a chance to get some good food & drinks!

How to enter: Everyone who receives either acupuncture or chiropractic treatment at True Health & Wellness for the month of February will be given an entry to the raffle. Our winner will be drawn at random at the end of the month. It could be you!


True Health & Wellness

12721 Newport Ave Suite 2

Tustin, CA 92780


Mon-Fri:     9am-12pm &


Sat & Sun: By appointment only


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*Some restrictions and/or exclusions may apply. One new or returning patient (not under care for more than 3 months) visit per person, laboratory and radiological tests are not included and may be needed at an extra cost before treatment can proceed.





Save Your Senses

Do all our senses begin to dull as we get older? They may, and if you are dealing with chronic conditions like diabetes it may be even harder to keep your senses sharp. Try to protect your senses while you still have them! Adopt a proactive approach by living a healthy lifestyle for overall health and wellness.

Link to tips on protecting your sight, hearing, and smell:


Don’t forget that diet and exercise should be the base of your healthy lifestyle pyramid. Be sure to stay proactive about health by seeing your chiropractor, acupuncturist, dentist, and being sure to undergo regular screenings for disease prevention.

Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

True Health & Wellness


More posts on Health:

Diet Fads

Mediterranean Diet

Low Back Stretches

Arm and Hand Stretches

Desk Stretches

Proper Sitting Position


Remember that this information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.