Importance of Balancing Blood Sugar Levels
Have you ever been in an important meeting wishing you could concentrate on what’s going on rather on your stomach especially when you have just eaten a while ago? Or have you wished you were the individual that has all the ideas and exuberant energy so you could be the one impressing your boss?
By simply balancing your blood sugar levels you can achieve better concentration, alertness and increased energy. Without going into too much technical verbiage balancing blood sugar levels means we want and/or need the sugar in form of glucose in our cells rather than in our blood; so our bodies can function.
Having imbalanced blood sugar levels once in a while is okay, I know we all have experienced imbalanced blood sugar levels at some point in our lives. The problem arises when an individual starts experiencing the above symptoms couple times a week or starts noticing the following changes in themselves: excessive hunger, thirst and urination, weight change (gain or loss), extreme fatigue or lack of energy, lightheadness couple hours after eating, blurred vision, frequent or recurring infections, cuts and bruises that are slow to heal, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet and trouble getting or maintaining an erection. This would the ideal time to get some help.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am happy to inform individuals that naturopathic medicine can not only assist in management of blood sugar levels, but it can also help prevent individuals from developing diabetes. High blood sugar levels for extended periods of time can lead to diabetes. Therefore, the best type of medicine for these types of circumstances would be PREVENTION.
There are many factors, which contribute to sugar imbalances: genetic predisposition, sedentary lifestyle, caloric excess especially the propensity to “junk foods”, micronutrient deficiencies, stress, psychoemotional issues and toxin accumulation and impaired detoxification; just to name a few.
I would be delighted to work with you to determine the root cause of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Working together on diet and lifestyle changes and through herbs and vitamin/mineral formulas we can manage blood sugar levels.
My patients report better mood and memory as a result of balanced blood sugar levels!
Don’t wait to take control of your health!