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The Connection Between Your Blood Sugar and Your Mental and Physical Health

Blood sugar, glucose, CGM

Today, we're exploring the world of blood sugar management and how it can affect our mental and physical health. I'll also share the game-changing technology that helped me drop 26 lbs and 21.4 inches and some helpful tips you can implement today to minimize glucose spikes.

You might be surprised, but blood sugar management isn't just for diabetics. Everyone can benefit from more stable blood sugar. Here's the thing: when blood sugar is in balance, you're cruising on cloud nine. But throw in some sugary snacks, excess carbs, or stress, and suddenly, you're on a rollercoaster ride you didn't intend to be on. Let me explain.

Glucose and Mental Health

Glucose is the primary energy source for brain cells, and fluctuations in glucose levels, whether from excess sugar or chronic stress, can affect concentration, memory, and decision-making and can cause inflammation, irritability, anxiety, mood swings, and symptoms associated with depression.

The quality of one's diet, particularly carbohydrate intake, affects glucose regulation. Diets rich in whole foods promote more stable blood sugar, and maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for optimal mental and physical health. Below, I'll list my top 8 tips to help you easily regulate your blood sugar, but first, let's go over the game-changing technology I told you about.

The Role of a CGM:

About a year ago, I began monitoring my glucose through a CGM, which has been a game-changer. This technological gem discreetly attaches to the back of your arm, giving you invaluable knowledge (and no, it doesn't hurt; you can watch me put it on in this video ;) ). With real-time data at your fingertips, you're no longer flying blind and can steer clear of sugar peaks and crashes if you want.

How it Works:

CGMs monitor your glucose levels 24/7 and send alerts when things start to veer off course. It's like having a guardian angel whispering in your ear, "Hey, it's time to step away from the sweets and go for a walk." Or "Check out how your meditation helped your glucose levels! Good job!" With CGM by your side, you can say goodbye to guessing games and hello to informed decision-making. It's one of my favorite biohacking tools.

By catching glucose fluctuations before they spiral out of control, a CGM empowers you to nip potential health issues in the bud, allowing you to course-correct before things go haywire. Did you know that Dementia and Alzheimers are considered type 3 diabetes?!

You will need a prescription from your doctor to get a CGM, or you can check out Ageless RX. I highly recommend everyone see how their blood sugar is doing and how food is affecting them. Everyone responds differently to foods; for instance, I was surprised to find out that I have smaller spikes with ice cream than I do with berries!

8 Helpful Tips for Managing Your Blood Sugar Today:

Below are easy ways to help keep your blood sugar more stable. By implementing these now, you might just be able to drop some weight like I did.

1.Eat Veggies and Protein First: Consuming vegetables and protein before carbohydrates can help slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, as they are digested more slowly. This can help prevent rapid spikes in blood sugar levels after meals.

2. Take a Walk After a Big Meal: Physical activity, such as walking after a meal, especially one high in carbohydrates, can help improve blood sugar control by enhancing glucose uptake by muscles and increasing insulin sensitivity. However, the timing and intensity of exercise should be personalized based on individual health status and preferences.

3. Eat Dessert at the End of a Meal: Consuming dessert at the end of a meal, rather than before, can help moderate the rate at which sugar enters the bloodstream, as it is consumed along with other foods that slow down digestion and absorption. However, portion control and choosing healthier dessert options are also important considerations for managing blood sugar levels.

4. Consider Supplements like Berberine: Berberine has been studied for its potential effects on blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity. Some research suggests that it may help improve glycemic control, but its effectiveness can vary among individuals, and it's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.

5. Try Apple Cider Vinegar Before a High-Carb Meal: Some studies suggest that consuming apple cider vinegar before meals may help reduce postprandial blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates. However, more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness, and individuals with certain medical conditions, such as gastric reflux or gastroparesis, should use caution.

6. Get Adequate Sleep: Adequate sleep is essential for overall health, including blood sugar regulation. Poor sleep quality and insufficient sleep duration have been associated with disruptions in glucose metabolism, increased insulin resistance, and a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prioritizing good sleep hygiene is important for maintaining optimal blood sugar levels.

7. Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can affect blood sugar levels and contribute to fluctuations. Drinking an adequate amount of water (with electrolytes!) throughout the day helps support proper hydration and can help maintain stable blood sugar levels.

8. Manage Stress: Chronic stress can lead to dysregulation of blood sugar levels through various mechanisms, including increased cortisol production and alterations in appetite and food choices. Stress management techniques such as mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and regular physical activity can help mitigate the impact of stress on blood sugar control.

While these strategies for navigating blood sugar and a CGM can potentially support blood sugar regulation, individual responses may vary. Always check with your doctor before trying any new health-related protocol.

Here's to being unstoppable on your journey to transformation,

energy healer, EFT, psychic medium

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