Blood sugar balance

27-03-2016
by Yvana van den Hork

While it is fairly easy to spot hypoglycemia from shaky hands, acute headaches and listlessness, it is not so easy for hyperglycemia, unless your blood sugar reaches a dangerously high level. Then you may experience the same symptoms such as listlessness but also excessive thirst and blurry eye vision.

Most of the time the blood sugar level may just be a tad too high without giving complaints, making it a silent disesae that can damage body tissues. A too high blood sugar level makes your body less insulin sensitive. It will also negatievely influence other hormones, such as DHEA, melatonin, growth hormone and the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin.

Hence it is important to get your blood sugar in a healthy range. The rule of thumb is to remember how your body considers glucose as a fuel: when you move more, you need more fuel.
Apart from ingesting less fast acting sugars and starches, the best medicin for the body is to move more. Try to reach a target of 10 000 steps each day, which for most people will mean to walk or cycle at a brisk pace for half an hour apart from your regular activity.

A number of food items can help regulate blood sugar level like cinnamon, garlic, berries, cherries and apple cider vinegar.
If you want to use cinnamon, remember that Chinese cinnamon (cassia) also contains a natural blood thinner, coumadin. When you also take blood thinning medicin, restrict yourself to coumadin-free Ceylon cinnamon, which you can distinguish from Chinese cinnamon by its' brittleness, the layers come apart easily and of course it is much pricier too.
e also recommend the following food supplements: Glucose Optimizer, alpha lipoic acid, bitter melon, fenugreek as well as chromium.

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 Alpha lipoic acid is especially important for glucose metabolism but also plays a role in the detoxification processes and glutathion syntehesis.