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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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

Heel Hell: Achilles Issues

Heel Hell: Achilles Issues 

Heel pain when active? Especially when going up stairs, or running up hills?

Dealing with heel pain can be hell, and every active person has probably had to deal with heel pain at some point. As you start to age you can also become more at risk of Achilles injury. Remember that Achilles injuries are often secondary to a biomechanical deficit. Conservative care can help, meaning exercise, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Remember to fix the biomechanical problem to keep you out of heel hell!

If you have muscle imbalances, decreased flexibility, lower extremity muscle weaknesses that may even extend into the pelvis & low back these can lead to a functional breakdown of the Achilles tendon. Excessive pronation of the foot is found to be the major cause of Achilles tendinopathy.

Fixes: You may need custom orthotics to help with your over-pronation. Work on gait training for the foot & ankle. Also, improve the blood flow to the region (chiropractic, acupuncture). Be sure there are no low back, hip, or knee problems contributing to the imbalance & pain.

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REF: Healing the stubborn heel: Achilles problems in athletes by John K. Hyland, DC

THAW Challenge: Marathon!

THAW Challenge: Marathon!

The Biggest THAW Challenge yet! We are shooting to finish the LA Marathon at the end of March 2018, so we are going to bring you the struggles as we head for our first marathon finish!

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: LA Marathon

Who: True Health & Wellness

Where: Southern CA

When: August 2017 through March 2018

 

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.

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