Unstable blood sugar can lead to fatigue, irritability, inability to focus, mild headaches, and light-headedness. Proper scheduling of meals can go a long way towards maintaining stable blood sugar. The biggest meal should be lunch,with supper being a light and early “supplemental” meal, such as a soup or salad. When blood sugar goes up and down, the adrenals produce stress fighting hormones which are degenerative and take a toll on all the tissues of the body. When balancing blood sugar, the goal of our approach is to be able to go through the day with no cravings and have the same energy at the end of your day as when you started. This is accomplished with proper seasonal diet, lifestyle, and exercise laid out in The 3-Season Diet and Body, Mind and Sport books. But there’s more to blood sugar stability than just eating regularly. Today, even health-conscious diets are loaded with hidden sugars, high glycemic loads, and processed foods, leaving many unaware of the cumulative impact that such difficult-to-digest foods have on our ability to balance blood sugar.
What Happens When Your Blood Sugar Crashes?
As common as they are, a blood sugar crash is actually a big stressor for the body, and has a cascading, domino-like effect on all the body systems that can be easily prevented.
When under any kind of excessive stress – even stress due to too much exercise or a blood sugar crash – the body produces degenerative stress fighting hormones that:
1. Cause the body to store fat, rather than burn it is a calm, stable source of detoxifying fuel.
2. Congest the lymph:
a.) Slow down a healthy immune response.
b.) Slow the body’s natural detox pathways
3. Trigger sugar cravings (sugar and carbs can be used by the body as fuel instead of fat, and the body can get accustomed to receiving its energy this way rather than burning its own fat).
4. Blood sugars are forced to spike and fall excessively during the cycles of crave/eat.
5. Pancreatic insulin and digestive enzyme production lags due to blood sugar stress.
6. Blood sugars rise elevating insulin, which stores fat.
7. Excessive toxic stress hormones are produced, such as cortisol, which also stores fat.
8. Fat storage accelerates, both during stress and as a response to stress recovery.
9. Excessive stress irritates intestinal mucosa, which compromises detoxification and nutrient fat metabolism. Reactive intestinal mucus causes bowel inflammation and Gut Associated Lymph Congestion.
10. Trillions of microbes, which support immunity and most bodily functions, are damaged with a stress response.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar is one of the core natural health missions at LifeSpa and key to optimal health. It requires a multi-pronged approach that includes learning how to monitor your own blood sugar, knowing the symptoms of unstable blood glucose levels, knowing not only what to eat but how to eat, exercise, and mitigate stress levels, which also take a toll on the blood sugar.
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Infinty Glucose Meters: These Glucose Meters offer a simple strategy for testing your blood sugar at home. They have been extensively tested for accuracy, and this model is one of the few that have been approved for clinical use in hospitals and doctors offices.
Gmate SMART Meter Kit: The Gmate™ SMART Meter is a small, portable glucose meter for use with Apple iOS And Samsung Android™ products directly. The Gmate™ SMART Meter combines technology and innovation to offer the most technologically advanced blood glucose meter ever available. At less than 2 oz. in weight and about the size of a quarter the device is small enough to carry in your pocket and requires no additional plugs or cords. With the Gmate™ SMART meter, you never have to worry about changing the batteries since it is powered by your smartphone.
Sugar Destroyer: Gymnema sylvestre, which is in the Sugar Destroyer formula, dulls the ability of the taste buds to recognize the sweet taste, which may naturally decrease the desire for sweets. It also supports the normal pancreatic functions for balancing hormones. Sugar Destroyer is also unique because it scrubs the pancreatic ducts allowing for better flow of pancreatic enzymes.
Sugar Balance HP: has significant quantities of key ingredients that support insulin utilization and glucose metabolism. Standardized American ginseng, green tea, gymnema, and alpha-lipoic acid help protect pancreatic cells, support insulin sensitivity, and provide antioxidant activity. Chromium is added for its role in enhancing insulin activity. Many blood sugar issues are related to certain nutrient deficiencies that Sugar Balance HP is designed to support.*
Turmeric Plus: Turmeric root is a bright yellow Indian cooking spice that supports digestion and overall health and well-being. Perhaps the most well researched herb in our pharmacy and maybe the one herb that we would nickname a “daily” (since our philosophy is normally that we don’t want to you be on an herb the rest of your life). It helps to maintain stable moods, and blood sugar while also supporting digestive and circulatory systems.
Amalaki: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a small fruit from the Amla tree. Amalaki is best known for supporting micro-circulation and the health of the inner skin. The skin that lines the arteries, gut, lungs and, of course, your body are well supported by Amalaki.
Beet Cleanse: is designed to support the pancreatic and bile ducts and encourage the clearing of congested bile. It also supports digestive strength, healthy blood sugar, and intestinal health. Bile flow is critical to optimal health, digestion, fat burning and detox. Beet Cleanse is designed to decongest bile ducts, increase bile flow and reset healthy fat metabolism in the body. *