Blood sugar problems have become so common that it has become a common problem. However, since this problem is widespread, it should not be considered normal. The ups and downs we experience every day in blood sugar can be something unnatural. Blood sugar, just like hormones, the immune system, and gut bacteria, should not be too much, too little, but should be in proper balance.
Most of the blood sugar problems we see today have one reason: insulin resistance. Different degrees of this hormonal imbalance have a devastating effect on our health. The body needs blood sugar (glucose) to enter cells and produce energy in ATP. For glucose to enter cells and produce energy, the hormone insulin is required. When you have insulin resistance, cellular receptors become slow and blocked due to inflammation and toxins, staying close to insulin and high blood sugar. Not only does this make you feel bad, but it can also lead to diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes.
Symptoms of a blood sugar problem:
There are signs that your blood sugar is low. How do we know we have a blood sugar problem? If more than one of the following applies to you, I recommend a blood sugar test.
- Eating sweets does not reduce your craving for sweets.
- If you do not eat a meal or it is late, you will get nervous.
- You need caffeine to spend the day.
- If you miss a meal, you will feel confused.
- Weight loss will be difficult for you.
- You often feel weak, shaky, and nervous.
- The number of times you urinate has increased.
- You are anxious, simply upset, or worried.
- Your memory is not like before.
- Your vision is blurred.
- Your libido has decreased.
- You are always thirsty.
Here are some tips to help you balance your blood sugar levels:
1- Find your base value.
Tests I do to assess balanced blood sugar in my clients and see if they are insulin resistant:
Serum insulin: Optimal dose: <3 ulU / ml
Peptide C: Optimal: 0.8 to 3.1 ng / ml
Fasting blood sugar: Optimal level: 75 to 90 mg per deciliter
Hemoglobin A1C: Optimal rate: <5.3%
Triglyceride: Optimal level: <100 mg / dL
HDL: Optimal level: 59 to 100 mg per deciliter
2- Use some alpha-lipoic acid.
In several studies, alpha-lipoic acid has helped balance blood sugar as well as improve insulin resistance. This antioxidant also enhances immunity, improves cells’ energy, protects brain cells from oxygen, and eliminates excess toxic metals. The recommended dose for controlling blood sugar is 200 mg three times a day.
In a recent study, researchers looked at 5,000 people over 15 years. People who get more magnesium are less likely to have metabolic syndrome. In another study, researchers studied more than 1,000 people for five years and found that high magnesium intake could improve insulin sensitivity. Other research has shown magnesium improves triglycerides and high blood pressure, the other two symptoms of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Get help from vitamin E.
Vitamin E has been shown to support insulin sensitivity. The standard dose for a day is 600 to 900 mg.
5- Consume spices.
The bioflavonoids in cinnamon can alter insulin activity in fat cells. Hence it has great potential in helping to treat diabetes. It has also been shown to significantly lower blood sugar and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.
6- Treat your intestines.
Intestinal health and blood sugar balance are inextricably linked. Metabolic diseases can do a lot for your digestive system, and poor gut health can lower your blood sugar. A study showed that transplanting the microbiome of diabetic mice to non-diabetic mice also promotes their disease! Therefore, you should pay more attention to the health of your intestines than before.
Get some vitamins from sunlight.
In one study, taking vitamin D supplements for 12 weeks reduced body fat by up to 7%. Low levels of this vitamin are also associated with metabolic syndrome. The optimal value for the target is 60 to 80 ng/ml.
8- Increase your consumption of healthy fats.
One study found that high blood sugar in non-diabetics reduced the function of parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This is why Alzheimer’s is called type 3 diabetes in the medical literature. On the other hand, a ketogenic diet has been shown to do great things for your brain’s health.
Healthy fats provide energy stability for the body, and this is in stark contrast to the sugar that most people are involved in. After all, biology knows better than anyone else that when babies are born, they rely on breast milk fats for brain development and energy. A lot of energy is needed for our brain to function correctly, and biologically, the most sustainable type of energy for optimal brain health is healthy fats.
9- Methylation support
Methylation is necessary for a healthy blood sugar balance. Active B vitamins – such as B9 L-methyl folate and B6 Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate are excellent ways to support the methylation pathway. Foods to focus on include spinach, okra, and turnip leaves, and meats such as chicken liver or grass-fed beef liver have the most B vitamins.
What is PPAR? Research has shown that active peroxisome proliferators (PPARs) can help reduce the inflammatory problems of atherosclerosis, asthma, colitis, MS, and other autoimmune diseases. Here are some PPAR activators you can bring into your life: wild fish, green tea, astragalus, and ginger.
The potential of omega-3 fatty acids is to reduce stroke and heart attack risk, which we often know. But they also have another capability that is specific to people with diabetes: Omega-3 fats (in the form of fish oil) convert extremely dangerous low-density lipoproteins into less harmful lipoproteins associated with diabetes.
Help yourself with adaptogen.
Adaptogens are excellent at balancing hormones and inflammation. One study found that adaptogens can significantly increase glucose tolerance and normal blood sugar levels after ten days.