With the new year settling in and sugary holidays right around the corner (cough Valentine’s Day), let’s talk about your blood sugar.
Has your doctor ever told you that you are insulin resistant?
Or maybe that same doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes?
Regardless of whether you answered, yes or no, imbalanced blood sugar is no joke.
When I was 7 years old, I occasionally fainted in the middle of a normal task – for what seemed like no good reason. However, one morning, my mom called for an ambulance after seeing me passed out on the bathroom floor while getting ready for school. The doctors diagnosed me with hypoglycemia – or low blood sugar.
While that diagnosis was shocking, what they told me next was even scarier. The doctors told me that I would develop diabetes by the age of 30. My grandmother became a diabetic at age 30. And I watched how it destroyed so much of her life. The doctors didn’t tell her what to do or how to change her outcome. Unfortunately, the doctors didn’t tell me how to avoid diabetes either (and I want to shed light on for you today).
Different Types of Diabetes
Before we move on, you need to know that there are two types of diabetes that may impact you if your blood sugar is unbalanced.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an immune response that kills the insulin-producing cells of your pancreas. In order to survive, a type 1 diabetic is required to take insulin every day. The body cannot produce that hormone – insulin. It’s not to say they can’t improve their life with proper nutrition and lifestyle behaviors, but they will still need medication for the rest of their lives.
Type 2 Diabetes
The other type has received a lot of attention throughout the pandemic in its relation to COVID infections and deaths. Type 2 diabetes – the most common type – is a serious epidemic that affects more than 29 million people in the United States today.
A person gets type 2 diabetes when the glucose in their blood is elevated for a prolonged period of time. As a result, there is a dysfunction in the insulin and leptin hormones.
Western Medicine Says You Can’t Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally
Both types of diabetes cause issues in every organ system of the body.
Although science has come a long way in helping us understand the cause and prevention, there is still a lot of outdated information circling around out there. And unfortunately, your own doctor may be a culprit of spreading this misinformation. The so-called trusted sources they rely on, like the American Diabetes Association, may also be leading you down the wrong path.
Many are diagnosed with diabetes and are told they have to take medication for the rest of their life.
The truth is, mainstream medicine is getting it all wrong.
Diabetes is a lifestyle condition. While it can get worse as we age, there are also preventive and corrective measures we can take. .
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Lies Western Medicine Tells You About Your Diabetes Diagnosis
Here are a few lies you’ve most likely been told about your diabetes diagnosis.
Lie #1: You’ll Need To Take Medications Forever.
One of the biggest lies is that you’ll need medication forever, and you will continue to get worse with age. Why are you told this lie? Medical schools and the American Diabetes Association continue to teach this to the next generation of medical professionals. What is not taught is how taking a functional approach with nutrition, exercising, sleeping, reducing stress, removing toxins, and taking the right supplements can completely reverse diabetes.
Of course, this requires that a person continues healthy lifestyle habits, but it’s much better than being sick with a disease that can negatively impact every organ system in the body.
Lie #2: Diabetes Is Genetic.
Another lie is that diabetes is genetic. While diabetes can run in your family and can play a small role in the diseases we inherit, disease processes like diabetes develop because of environmental factors that run in families. This includes diet, toxic habits, viruses, chronic stress, lack of exercise, or other negative lifestyle factors.
As a health and wellness coach, I work with people regularly who reverse diabetes naturally. And I’m living proof blood sugar balance can happen naturally as well!
Lie #3 Medications Stabilize Your Blood Sugar.
Doctors will tell you that medications can stabilize your blood sugar so it’s nothing to worry about. Medications deal with symptoms of the disease, but they never address the underlying cause. This means they are masking the actual problem.
Has your doctor ever told you to watch your sugar intake and take your medication accordingly? And if your sugar is too high you may need a bigger dose?
Is that logically a way to treat anything?
It’s kind of like approaching it as if it were a headache. Skip your Tylenol if you don’t have a headache. Take it if you do.
But diabetes is much more serious than a little headache in most cases.
You will never resolve the problem by covering up the symptom. This is true for any disease process! And this is why conventional medicine gets chronic disease wrong so many times. Blood sugar imbalance means there is a dysfunction in the body somewhere. When you bring hormones into balance and address things like weight gain, inflammation, and other disease processes, the blood sugar can naturally come into balance as well.
5 Steps To Balance Your Blood Sugar Naturally
If you’ve been told you have insulin resistance or diabetes, where do you go from here?
First, know that when you are taking medication for diabetes, this can cause the body to store extra sugar as fat. This will lead to weight gain and cardiovascular problems as well as other health conditions.
Then, diabetic patients spend about $13,000 per year on medical supplies alone. You’re much better off working to heal your body naturally if you’re concerned about the financial impact. So this would be a good time to contact someone like me to allow us to save you a little bit of money this year and give you an opportunity to actually live a healthier life.
1. Consume The Right Types of Carbohydrates
Make sure you’re consuming the right types of carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates and simple sugars (i.e. processed foods) are going to cause your insulin to rise faster.
Foods higher in fiber, like non-starchy vegetables, actually slow the rate at which insulin is raised.
Eating a large meal can also cause a surge in insulin.
When you learn to balance your plate appropriately with the right amount of carbs, fats, and proteins for your unique metabolism, you will stabilize blood sugar.
If you don’t have it, download my free guide created to help you learn how to eat right for your unique metabolism. Stabilize your energy, mood, and crush food cravings today!
2. Get In Shape
Have you heard the phrase, New Year, new me? The beginning of a year is one where people usually make a mad rush to the gym.
Why do they do that? Because exercise is good for you. If you want to manage your blood sugar, move your body. Exercise creates healthy stress on the body (as long as you’re not overdoing it). It’s one of the most powerful ways to lower leptin and insulin resistance.
Why is this important?
After you eat, insulin transports blood sugar to your fat cells and activates their metabolism, producing the hormone leptin. Leptin signals to the brain that you are full when you’ve eaten enough. It also tells your pancreas to stop producing insulin.
When there is excess amounts of blood sugar, it will eventually be stored as fat. And you will see an elevation in triglycerides. This leads to leptin resistance – which prevents your brain from getting the message that says “I’m full”. The more you eat, the more your triglycerides increase. And the more weight you gain.
So, start moving your body!
3. Sleep Properly
Get proper sleep. I talk about this a lot, but people think sleep isn’t important. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Your body goes through a natural detoxification process through the night. This is why sleep is so important!
Liver detox starts at about 11 p.m. according to Chinese medicine. When there is an imbalance in blood sugar and fat begins to accumulate, it causes damage to the liver. This fat will clog up the liver’s metabolism and reduce its ability to store sugar.
This results in high blood sugar spikes. Many times, those highs cause you to crash between meals, which also leads to you feeling hangry (hungry and angry). This is also why you can wake up with a very high fasting blood sugar level.
Rest is super important to allow the body to heal itself naturally. Your body will go through natural detoxification processes if you are setting yourself up with good sleep habits.
4. Simplify Your Life
Simplify your life, and take a little time for yourself. Stress reduction practices like taking a walk in nature, hugs, laughter, or nurturing positive relationships will take you a long way when it comes to your health.
How does this balance blood sugar?
Very simple. Stress can actually drive up blood sugar and the body.
So focus on yourself this week and start to reduce your stress.
5. Consume The Right Supplements
Take a good multi-vitamin with minerals and/or a healthy green supplement every day. These minerals and nutrients support healthy blood sugar levels.
You also want to make sure that you’re eating nutrient-dense foods instead of white processed foods. If you’re struggling with that, using something like a delicious green powder to help you get in some additional nutrition can go a long way and even help you fight those cravings that lead to further blood sugar and balances.
Need More Support To Balance Your Blood Sugar?
Balancing your blood sugar is just one part of the equation. As a health and wellness coach, I help people just like you find a path towards healing. If you’re ready to reclaim your life, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.