Eliminating Bad Sugar from the Diet to Balance Your Blood
Glucose Levels: Diabetes Type-II
To balance your blood sugar, one of the first things to do is
to eliminate the number one food offender from the diet: SUGAR and things
that turn into sugar quickly, namely WHEAT and gluten products!
Here is a few simple starter steps that can be taken:
1. Eliminate all sugar and sugar drinks!
Avoid all sodas, powdered drinks, sports drinks and fruit
juices ... and drink plenty of clean ionized water instead. All these drinks
contain sugar, so replace them with the correct ionized water tinged with
citrus juices (lemon or orange) or essential oils like cinnamon, tangerine
or peppermint, to give the taste a kick, which still satisfies. You can also
substitute Chinese green teas or herbal teas (that are caffeine free) for
2. Limit sugar foods to three times per week then to zero;
What doctors fail to understand is that even though you’re diagnosed as
diabetic by a fasting blood sugar test, blood sugar is NOT the problem. It’s
merely a symptom that arises as your body attempts to keep itself in
The real, underlying problem is insulin resistance, along with faulty leptin
signaling. This is caused by miscommunication within and between cells --
usually related to the communication between the cellular receptors for
insulin and leptin. This can be improved with added cell communication
Polyionic Cell Communicator powder.
Insulin lowers your blood sugar as a side effect of directing the extra
energy into storage.
This is why drugs that concentrate merely on lowering blood sugar for
diabetes while raising insulin levels can actually worsen rather than remedy
the actual problem of this metabolic miscommunication.
Taking insulin is one of the WORST things you can do, as it will actually
make your insulin and leptin resistance worse over time. Most doctors make
diabetes worse and accelerate the death process. If you only implement drug
strategies to treat your blood sugar level, you are destined for premature
death. If it is your desire to stop drugs;" never quit anything cold
turkey", watch you meter as you implement a new lifestyle, it will tell you
if you are in need of anything.
When your blood sugar becomes elevated it is a signal for insulin to be
released to direct the extra energy into storage. A small amount is stored
as a starch called glycogen in your body, but the majority is stored as your
main energy supply -- fat, mainly around the middle and thighs. In this regard insulin's major role is not to
lower sugar, but to take the extra energy and store it for future times of
need, which of course will never come without a lifestyle change. So without a good exercise program and complete
awareness of what you are eating, write it down and eliminate if it causes
your sugar to rise because ifyou eat it, you will be faced with an up-hill
battle. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise is the key to the body taking back
control of you insulin balancing mechanisms; never stop walking in the early
Exercise is an absolutely essential factor, without which you’re highly
unlikely to get this devastating disease under control. It is clearly one of
the most potent ways to lower your insulin and leptin resistance. You must
start at your own level of endurance and gradually build up to the 2-hours
per day that is absolutely essential in getting your body capable of
resuming the process of balancing your insulin. You’ll need to get to this
amount of exercise so you can get your blood sugar levels under control.
“Don’t’ Try to not eat sweets
"do"" not" eat them
on a daily basis, but do
allow yourself the luxury of an indulgence now and then, as you wean off of
them. Otherwise, by just quitting cold-turkey you're likely to "fall off the
wagon" and binge by consuming sugary foods even more often than you were in
the beginning. So instead of trying to wean yourself off of sugary
foods, DO IT by paying close attention to the foods you put in
your body through food journaling. Utilize a lot of
Mother Nature's Food, cut up veggies. Now there are several meanings for
journaling, but I prefer this one: Journaling (writing down on paper) provides the reality of our
weaknesses enabling us to change.
3. Make a habit of eating at least three good meals per day
and snacking between meals with fruit that does not boost your insulin
levels, which your meter will tell or
assorted cut up veggies; cut earlier and placed in a large
container with a snap on lid and preserved in Lemon juice so you can easily
access the great alternative throughout the day, quickly.
One of the best ways to overcome cravings for sweets is to
eat balanced meals at regular intervals throughout the day and never
allowing yourself to feel hunger sensations, by eating between meals the
fruit, (that does not affect your blood sugar) or
veggies. Remember that a balanced meal has a certain
"composition": start with a protein (anything from a fish or an animal),
this will allow the protease enzyme to be produced first, then include a
natural source of complex carbohydrates (green veggies and legumes), and,
don't forget to
include some good fats (coconut, oil,
palm oil, and extra virgin olive oil, as well as KRILL OIL Omega-3's). That's right-- these are GOOD fats,
not bad fats (trans-fatty-acids and saturated fats).
Stay away from cow dairy.
Note, never eat a starch with a protein, such as:
(white rice, white potato-etc).
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Good fats and
are important at every meal because they supply the sense of
“satiation” that you need to feel full. The
same is true for our
Polyionic Cell Communicator powder.
They also slow down the entry of sugar into the blood stream and prevent
those morning and afternoon crashes you feel as blood sugar plummets. If
your breakfast, lunch and dinner are filled with high levels of "good-fat"
fats and Polyunsaturated), you
usually won't think about the bad snack foods between meals.
That, in turn, will help you stabilize your blood sugar levels.
4. Remove refined sugars from your life and replace them with
Refined sugar is the enemy, so improve your review and
reading of product labels to consciously avoid products made with the
refined sugars: white bread or wheat must be considered sugar
because they turn to sugar quickly (like
that served with a foot long sandwichs, and bergers) white sugar,
and all the artificial sweeteners such as corn syrup, high fructose corn
syrup, sucrose, dextrose and fructose. Instead start using natural
sweeteners, including pure maple syrup, molasses, stevia is a good one,
so is Rapadura (dehydrated cane sugar juice) or raw un-processed bee's honey.
This switching of preferences is a lifestyle change, so getting used
to it, is not easy, but necessary and it's the right step to take.
5. Limit natural sweets to three times per week down to zero,
so the "crash" that happens
soon after consuming sugar actually has a medical word for it (bless their
Hypoglycemia as you well know
is a state of low blood sugar, not actually a disease. When your blood sugar
drops too low (after eating a high sugar, high carb meal) or stays too low
(after eating nothing at all) many symptoms can occur.
The first symptoms to set in are usually mental difficulties,
because the brain requires a lot of fuel to do its job and glucose is its
fuel. So you may have
trouble concentrating or processing information, being forgetful, or feeling
mentally dull. Other symptoms include anxiety, feeling overwhelmed,
irritable (especially when hungry), and depression, crying spells, addictive
behavior and cravings for sweets or starches. I
want to personally touch base on one addictive behavior, which is smoking.
Smoking, even if you are a closet smoker, sneaking one every so often to
answer your serotonin symptoms, is extremely damaging to your system. One
puff of a cigarette will create 1-trillion (with a T) free radicals to name
only one bad effect. In searching for causes when one tests low in
carotenoids with our laser, even if a person who is taking many healthy
supplements, then smoking, smoking certainly could be a culprit causing the low
antioxidant reading. And, of course, if your fuel supply drops
too low, fatigue will obviously be a factor.
Many people rely on caffeine to pick themselves up when they
crash, creating a "tired-wired" feeling.
Many are not aware that the caffeine creates further problems by weakening
the adrenal glands which produce hormones that help your body deal with
Blood sugar imbalances occur after eating too many sweets,
(sweets are also anything that quickly turns to sugar), including even the
natural ones! So it's important to limit even the natural
sweets you consume in your diet. The best way to prevent sweets from causing
a major crash in your blood glucose levels is to avoid eating them by
themselves -- if you do dabble in them on occasion, eat them with other
foods. For instance, don't pile on all the carbs and sugars together: avoid
having dessert with a high carbohydrate meal like pasta, bread, or rice;
hopefully the only rice you will ever put in your body, is brown rice.
Eliminating refined sugar from the diet can be quite a
challenging step, but the impact it will have on your overall health and
well-being, is worth it! It will help you control or avoid diabetes. It will
help you avoid mood swings and energy swings. It will help you look younger
and stay younger and as you may recall that is what we are all about here at
the Anti-Aging Clinic---to "Age Younger"!
Many times people try to quit sugar "cold turkey," (which
is a mistake) and end up thinking about it all day long until they
eventually break down and then start bingeing on sweets. The goal is to
stabilize your blood sugar by eating balanced meals at regular intervals
throughout the day and adding sensible snacks between meals that never allow
your body to feel hunger, so that your serotonin stays balanced and you no
longer crave sweets. That's when you'll start to get a handle on the first
thing that controls blood sugar.
It's common for many people to
rush through lunch, grabbing something quick and convenient, basically
whatever it takes to make the hungry feeling go away, such as Foot
Long sandwich or burger on white bread); this is a complete reversal of all
your efforts. Convenience foods are high in refined
carbohydrates, which not only perpetuate the up-and-down cycle of the blood
sugar roller coaster, but also weaken the immune system.
Studies have shown
that the ingestion of 100-gram portions of carbohydrates, such as glucose,
fructose, sucrose, processed honey, and orange juice, all significantly
reduced the ability of neutrophils to engulf and destroy bacteria.
Neutrophils are abundant in the blood, they quickly enter tissues, and
phagocytize pathogens in acute inflammation, which, if that occurs, can be fought off by
Rejuvenis OSH Silver, but when nothing is done and
inflammation is high then the immune system is weakened by this action and
through our poor food choices and little or no
supplementation and little or no exercise then the body can’t win the war against the
These reducing effects started less than
30 minutes after ingestion of these
poor choices and lasted for
over five hours. Eating sugar
(sugar as I have explained them) throughout the day is a constant assault
on the immune system and can be one of the reasons that your carotenoid
level might test low, that is of course if you supplement regularly.
If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to
maintain your energy level. But if you feel worse an hour or so after eating
what you deem to be the correct food, with one of these symptoms then it is
the wrong food for your type::
You still feel hungry even though you are physically full
You develop a sweet craving
Your energy level drops
You feel hyper, nervous, angry or irritable
You feel depressed
Suffering these feeling might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and
carbohydrates at your last meal. You might be eating the perfect foods by
the book for your metabolism, but having too much of one type of food in
place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.
Many people come to the Anti-Aging Clinic eating very high-quality
nutritious foods and are still quite ill. They haven't touched sugar or junk
food in ages, exercise some and still suffer with many of the above
symptoms. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the major
physical ones is related to the fact that they are not eating appropriate
foods for their body type and good record keeping is what it will take to
determine the right foods for your type.
If you are interested in truly optimizing your health, eliminating drug
dependency, improving your weight, and improving your energy -- and in
avoiding premature aging -- one of the most important steps you should take
is to teach yourself what food type your body requires and eat according to
that. What may be very healthy for others is not necessarily as healthy for
you, and vice-versa, and eating according to what you find out through
symptoms and trial and error, is really the only way to ascertain what is
really good for you.
For example, Protein types do better on low-carbohydrate, high-protein and
high-fat diets, but in the case of diabetics, the carb is not grain. A
typical ratio might be 40 percent protein and 30 percent each of fats and
carbohydrates, but the amounts could easily shift to 50 percent fats and as
little as 10 percent carbohydrates depending on your individual response,
which are the symptoms pointed out earlier; pay close attention to them,
record them and
experiment until you fine tune what your body type is, and stick with that
ratio. Write the symptoms down on a piece of paper and keep them with you to
refer to them after each meal. Keep track of your portions of protein, carbs and
fats, so you can adjust accordingly.
Carb types normally feel best when the majority of their food is
carbohydrate, again with diabetics, grains are not those carbs. There is a
major difference between vegetables and grains and yet they are both
referenced as "carbs."
So if you are a Carb Type, you could require about 60 percent of your food as carbs, 25 percent protein and 15 percent fat, but this type may need as
little as 10 percent fat and as high as 80 percent carbs in exceptional
times, guide yourself on how you feel after you eat. If you followed an
Atkins Diet you might improve initially but eventually your system would
break down because it may have required far more carbohydrate.
Once a person attains a normal weight and does not struggle with other
insulin related disorders, it is actually possible for about 15% of the
population to consume some grains and remain perfectly healthy. Some Carb
types actually can do quite well with grains, but remember this is likely to
only be about 15 percent of the population at best.
If your Nutritional Body Type is mixed, your requirements are between the
carb and protein types; you will simply discover this by paying attention to
your symptoms and writing them down. This is actually the most challenging type to have as
ultimately you will have to rely quite heavily on developing your own
feedback by answering the questions after every meal about your symptoms
just like the other two types, until you hone in on your ratios for each
Don't stress out about the percentages; they are only rough guidelines to
help you get started. Even if they needed to be precise, you wouldn't take
the time or make the effort to eat exact percentages of foods every single
time you ate, especially for the rest of your life, but do give it your best
Additionally, your activity and stress levels will affect and alter the
quantity of food, as well as the ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates,
which you need to feel your best. You must be consistent
with your exercise
and improve to the level of 2-hours per day, especially for
your body can control its insulin.
Last, there is also a circadian rhythm to account for. Your biochemistry
moves through various phases throughout the day. These rhythms involve your
hormonal output, your acid/alkaline shifts, your waking/sleeping patter
times and many other time-based variables. While some people will have a
need for the same ratios of protein, fat and carbs at each meal, others will
discover that they need very different ratios at the different meals in
order to derive optimum energy, well being and performance. So remember to
pay close attention to what you consume for each meal, as the percentages
will likely change for that particular meal from others, when you noticed certain
symptoms from eating in the past. Never allow the body to get hungry and
your snack will be determined by symptoms again. Is your snack protein, carb
or fat? Only you can find this out.