How does imbalanced blood sugar affect us?

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How does imbalanced blood sugar affect us?


Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that one in three Caucasian born after 2000, will develop diabetes.

What regulates blood sugar?

When we eat a high carbohydrate meal our body has to do something with all that sugar now in the blood.  The pancreas starts to pump a hormone called insulin into the bloodstream.  If this becomes frequent the pancreas can over produce insulin, this will cause a drop in blood sugar that is too low and now the adrenal glands get involved.  The adrenals are our survival glands and having too low of blood sugar is a threat.  So they release hormones to bring up the level again.

What effects does out of control blood sugar cause?

The problem with the adrenal glands getting involved is their hormones cause stress on the body.  Some of the effects that out of control blood sugar will cause are:

  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Hormone metabolism disorders in women (PCOS)
  • Hormone metabolism disorders in men
  • Obesity
  • Liver Detoxification
  • Essential fatty acid metabolism
  • Energy metabolism
  • Cardiometabolic syndrome
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 3 Diabetes – Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

What is dysglycemia?

It is where the body loses the ability to maintain blood sugar level.  The average person’s blood sugar level is either chronically low or high, and both are the first step to diabetes.  This disease is getting so common that some experts predict it will bankrupt our health care system.

Dysglycemia will cause the digestive tract to be more permeable and inflamed, it weakens our immune barriers such as the intestines, lungs and the blood brain barrier.  The adrenal glands get pushed to exhaustion.  Starts the beginning process to hormonal imbalances like, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, or a horrible phasing into menopause.

Symptoms of dysglycemia. 

Low blood sugar:  cravings for sweets; blurred vision; shaky, jittery or tremulous feeling; irritability if you miss a meal; and poor memory to name a few.

High blood sugar or insulin resistance:  fatigue after meals; the need for sweets after a meal; migrating aches and pains; increased appetite and thirst etc..

How can I control my blood sugar level?

Eat foods that are lower in simple carbohydrates and higher in protein, less processed foods and take out, eat raw foods, fruits and vegetables.  If your sugar level is out of control you may need the help of a doctor that understands how the body functions as a whole and not as an individual system.  Specific nutritional compounds formulated to help with blood sugar issues and adrenal stress may be recommended.

If your tired of being tired after meals or have to bring half your pantry along with you on your errands.  Please contact my office and find out how we can help get your health back in balance.  616-920-0833

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  1. […] Having too much sugar and processed carbohydrates in the diet.  When we eat something that has high amounts of sugar it causes a spike in our blood sugar level followed by a drop.  With that drop in blood sugar your adrenals are asked by the brain to release a hormone called Cortisol.  This hormone raises blood sugar level back to a more normal level.  When this roller coaster of sugar level continues it can fatigue the adrenals.  Once that takes place an individual will often suffers from low blood sugar or reactive hypoglycemia. […]

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