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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Eating For Blood Sugar Control

1) your pancreas has to make insulin repeatedly throughout the day, which means;

2) your blood-insulin level remains high throughout the day, and because of this;

3) over time you develop a resistance to the blood-sugar-lowering affect of insulin, which means your pancreas has to work harder and pump even more of that powerful hormone into your blood to lower your blood sugar… and this is where the problems really begin.

Insulin lowers blood glucose by converting the sugar in your blood into fat, so instead of having high blood sugar, you have high blood fat. To get rid of the fat, the insulin causes your body to stop burning stored body fat for energy and causes you to start burning new fat that started out a few minutes prior as a soft drink, candy or chips, a piece of bread, or anything high in sugar or carbohydrates.

Your body makes substantially more fat from any food or drink high in sugar or carbohydrates than you will ever burn sitting at a desk or puttering around the house.  And all the fat not immediately burned for energy, is shoved into your fat cells, which grow, and expand, and get bigger and bigger, which means you gain weight.

Besides being the ROOT CAUSE of practically ALL weight gain, elevated insulin caused by not eating for blood sugar control, is the DIRECT and PRIMARY cause of most high blood pressure, most high cholesterol, practically all type-two diabetes, and so on.

Perhaps the best health tip and the best weight loss tip ever is simply to learn how to eat for blood sugar control… because when you do this, you naturally burn stored body fat for energy, you do not make and store new fat, and, in all probability, your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and other important health indicators will remain in a normal healthy range, without any special effort on your part.

On one level, being healthy, vital and strong requires only two simple steps;

1) Do things that help your body create health and vitality, like eating for blood sugar control, and;

2) Avoid things that interfere with your body’s ability to function at it’s natural, healthiest best, like eating anything that spikes your blood sugar repeatedly throughout the day, like soft drinks, candy, bread, rice. potatoes, pasta, chips, and so on.

Info of Diabetes Health Supplements

Diabetes can be a difficult balancing act. But with the proper diet, exercise, medication, and the will to stick to your program, you can have as close to a normal life as you want. One way to control diabetes is to keep a close watch on your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. When too much sugar stays in your blood it damages blood vessels and nerves. You need to make sure that your blood sugars stay within the levels set by you and your health care provider.

Food is broken down to sugar and starches and turned into glucose where it is used as the basic fuel for your cells. A good, well planned healthy diet is essential in the management of your blood sugar and is a goal whose importance can not be overlooked. A number of factors influence blood sugar levels after meals, and being aware of the carbohydrates you eat can have a big effect. Controlling your blood sugar is the key to managing your diabetes and you play a major role in insuring this management will be beneficial.

If your health care provider prescribes it, insulin helps sugar in your blood get to your cells. Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas. Sometimes the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin it does make is not strong enough to do its job. In type 1 diabetics the pancreas does not make any insulin, while in type 2 diabetics the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore what they get. Type 1 diabetics is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and type 2 diabetes is mostly associated with people over 45. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes and the type most people are familiar with. Diabetes is a chronic disease and managing it means making some changes in your live.

There are many medications that your health care provider can prescribe for you and there are non-prescription health supplements that can also provide benefits. Diabetics need non-prescription health supplements that are a formulated combination of vitamins and herbs that have been designed to keep blood sugar levels in their normal range. They also know what can be caused by fluctuating blood sugar levels, and the serious problems that can be the result. Non-prescription blood support medications can be a benefit in these cases.

Cinnamon is an example. Cinnamon is a spice/herb that can reduce blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetics, reduce triglycerides, lower LDL cholesterol, and reduce total cholesterol. Cinnamon is an all-natural, sugar metabolism support dietary supplement. It is a vital organic choice and is one of the finest nutritional supports available. It provides natural anti-oxidant protection and helps maintain your healthy blood sugar levels.

Some Effects of Sugar

Ever have sugar cravings? A term that most people wouldn’t associate with anything meaningful actually reveals one of the true dangers of sugar. Sugar has addictive properties that can be compared to nicotine or heroin, just with different degrees of addiction.

The effects of sugar on health occurs because sugar interacts with your brain causing it to release opioid, which give the body a feeling of pleasure. Research has determined that certain areas of the brain are activated when you have a sugar craving. These areas of the brain are also activated when a person has a crazing for drugs. This research gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘comfort food’.

Sugar withdrawals are also very similar to drug withdrawals. One will experience fatigue, lassitude, depression, moodiness, headaches, and aching limbs.

For most of us, our exposure to sugar occurs at a very young age. Breast milk from our mothers and baby formulas both contain sugar. Also many of the foods we typically eat on a daily basis contain certain amounts of sugar. Cereal is a good example of this.

Sugar has also been linked to violent behaviour, hypertension, and learning impediments. In 1991 Singapore banned sugary soft drink sales in schools and youth centers, citing the danger of sugar addiction to the mental and physical health of children. Some studies have also shown that removing sugar from the diets of prisoners reduced the amount of chronic violence in prisons.

Sugar Dampens the Immune System

Eating that cinnamon roll can do more to your body than add a few extra pounds. Another danger of sugar is the compromising of your immune system by destroying the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion. It also reduces the production of antibodies in your body.

It also interferes with the transport of Vitamin C and causes mineral imbalance, both of which weaken the immune system. It also reduces the efficiency of omega-3 fatty acid, making the cells more permeable and less capable of stopping invasion by allergens and microorganisms.

As you consume more sugar, your blood sugar level rises. This triggers your pancreas into producing insulin to help clean your cells of this excess sugar. As your blood sugar levels return to normal, so does the amount of insulin in your body. However, when you eat a lot of sugar it takes more and more insulin to normalize your blood sugar levels. This over time may cause the pancreas to stop responding to the sugar and halt insulin production all together. This is known as type 1 diabetes.

Insulin also has the side effect of suppressing the release of human growth hormone in the pituitary gland. Growth hormone is a primary regulator of the immune system. A lack of growth hormone will result in a compromised immune system.

Fruit Simply Replaced Sugar

In fact, all of the negative health consequences of sucrose, a disaccharide that’s half fructose and half glucose, are attributed to the fructose in it, not the glucose. Even though you can find disagreements in science journals on virtually everything, no disagreement on this topic exists in the science lit. Researchers all seem to agree that fructose makes sucrose the junk that it is. (These points have been covered in my previous article, “Fructose: The Sugar No One Thinks Is Sugar”.)

Well, the man became angry and even left before the end of my short presentation. Believe me, I’d seen reactions like that before. Sugar is a topic I’ve presented on many times over the years (since 1990, in fact, when everyone was still obsessing about fats). Audience reactions to sugar information have often been strong, and that’s interesting because those were presentations, not personal consultations.

In a presentation, I have no idea what the audience members eat, so nothing can be taken personally — or at least shouldn’t be. But addiction isn’t rational or logical. One question in a short test for alcoholism is, “Have people ever annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?” The key word in the question is “annoyed”. Mess with someone’s addiction, and they get angry.

Maybe we should start asking fruit addicts if people have ever annoyed them by telling them fruit is sugar.

It has seemed lately that people don’t care about sugar addiction, including their own. Fairly recently, an obese woman told me that she knew she was addicted to sugar but was “okay with it.” That reminded me of the final criterion for substance dependence in the DSM-IV – which has been moved into first place in the DSM-V criteria for substance abuse disorder: Continued use despite adverse consequences.

The past decade or more has shown a nutrition awareness shift that actually harkens back to the 1970s. In the 1970s, science journals were filled with articles on the negative impact of sugar on health. Videos were available, and at least one popular book was written on the subject (Sugar Blues).

In the wake of this, the sugar industry – a powerful lobby in Washington – got busy, and, starting about 1983, three things happened.

1. Fat became the new dietary demon, and everyone started eating low-fat this and nonfat that.
2. Sugar consumption between 1984 and 1999 increased by 25-45 pounds per person per year. (25-45 lbs represents the increase, not total consumption.)
3. Obesity in the U.S. became an epidemic.