Tame Your Glucose Levels; Tame Your Health
Do you experience unwanted food cravings or chronic fatigue? Do you want to feel better? Many people would answer yes to these questions. At StrongHealth, our mission is to educate people on the most holistic methods for regaining health. This means we use new scientific findings (where appropriate) to assist in achieving this goal. Today, I want to talk about a website called glucosegoddess.com.
The Danger of Untamed Glucose Levels
Untamed glucose levels in the human body can be dangerous and lead to a wide array of symptoms and complications. High blood glucose, or hyperglycemia, is often associated with diabetes and can be diagnosed when blood glucose levels are higher than 100 mg/dL while fasting, higher than 180 mg/dL one to two hours after the start of a meal, or when blood glucose levels are higher than 200 mg/dL.
In the early stages of diabetes, there may be few, if any, symptoms. However, if left untreated, uncontrolled high blood sugar can weaken the body's immune system and make it harder to fight infections, states verywellhealth.com.
In time, this condition leads to damaged nerves, blood vessels, and organs, weight loss, kidney problems and a wide array of other symptoms. Healthgrades.com speaks of 12 signs of uncontrolled diabetes that you should take notice of.
It’s important to note that if blood glucose levels remain high, it can be a miserable health experience and even life-threatening.
The Glucose Rollercoaster
The majority of the population is stuck on a glucose rollercoaster. This is where Jessie Inchauspé, a French biochemist, bestselling author, and founder of the Glucose Goddess movement comes into the picture.
She has helped millions of people improve their health through simple dietary changes. Her books help readers break free from modern food traps, so if you’re looking for a simple solution, this is a 4-week, 4-step program with 100+ recipes and an interactive workbook. No restrictions, no calorie counting and eating everything you love.
I’ll just quickly state that I have no financial stake in her books. My writing here is simply a critique of what she offers.
Inchauspe's website and Twitter account offer insights into the science of glucose and how it affects our bodies. For example, her medium.com articles offer topics like reducing a meal's glucose levels, why glucose spikes during exercise are good for us, and how our blood glucose levels can show us what to eat to avoid type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
According to tales.as, Inchauspe started teaching people about the importance of blood sugar and easy hacks to manage it in her first book, "Glucose Revolution," a #1 international bestseller translated into 40 languages.
In her newest book "The Glucose Goddess Method," she offers a four-week step-by-step plan to integrate simple, science-proven strategies for stabilizing blood sugar into everyday life. The method is said to result in much improved energy, curbed cravings, clearer skin, reduced inflammation, rebalanced hormones, improved mood, and better sleep.
Why Balance Your Glucose Levels?
If you suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, prediabetes, or another type of diabetes, like 1 billion people in the world, balancing your glucose levels is key to being able to live a long healthy life, and to increase your chances of putting prediabetes or type 2 diabetes into remission.
If you don't yet suffer from diabetes, great. But with our tainted food supply today, you still need to learn about your glucose levels and how to reduce glucose spikes to avoid developing insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Balancing your glucose levels can help avoid cravings, constant hunger, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal and fertility issues, skin conditions, wrinkles, poor sleep, menopause symptoms, mental health symptoms, and immune system issues. You will also tame inflammation, slow down premature aging, risks of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, fatty liver disease, and cancer.
Are you starting to gain mysterious excess weight? Glucose spikes cause a release of insulin and excess glucose gets stored in our liver, muscles, and fat cells. This is one of the ways that we gain fat in our bodies.
When glucose levels spike, our mitochondria become overwhelmed and start producing chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals harm our cells, mutate our DNA, and lead to oxidative stress and inflammation.
Sweet spikes do this even more than starchy spikes. Inflammation is the root cause of most diseases and three out of five people will die of an inflammation-based disease.
Glucose spikes also cause premature aging. Each glucose spike leads to glycation, which is the process of aging in our body. Glycation leads to many age-related issues, from cataracts to Alzheimer’s. When we slow down glycation, we live a longer, healthier life.
Benefits of Taming Your Glucose Curves
Increased energy and better sleep
Increased immune response and Covid defence
Fewer gestational diabetes complications
Fewer menopause symptoms
Reduced migraine frequency
Better brain function
Alzheimer’s risk decrease, cognitive decline reversal
Decreased cancer risk
Better mental health
Better gut health
Better heart health
Fewer polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) symptoms
Type 2 diabetes remission
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH) remission
How Is It Done?
Obviously, there’s a method to preventing glucose spikes and their inherent health issues. Follow the order below:
Eat foods in the right order - Existing evidence indicates that the quantity and type of carbohydrates consumed influence blood glucose levels and that the total amount of carbohydrates consumed is the primary predictor of glycemic response.
The right order is vegetables first, proteins and fats second and starches third. Consuming carbohydrates after meat or vegetables lowers glucose and insulin spikes.
Add a plate of vegetables to all your meals - the increase in fibre consumption helps in the prevention of diabetes.
Have a savoury breakfast - a meal that’s not sweet, including eggs, meat, cheese, bread, avocados, tomatoes, mushrooms, quiches or oatmeal.
Only eat fruit whole
Snack only on savoury foods
Incorporate apple cider vinegar into your routine - for example, 1 tablespoon of it diluted in water before meals
Use your muscles for 10 minutes after your meals - i.e. walking
I’m going to add my two cents worth to the equation as well. Although it makes a lot of sense to dampen blood sugar spikes, we should take care to make sure the quality of our food is still good.
Inchauspé speaks of having cake after eating a protein. There is far more to body chemistry processed than just our glucose/hormonal response. Food has to be of high quality to make sure our nutrient and alkalinity levels are high to prevent future diseases.
Use what you read today as another arrow in your health quiver. Health is about being informed—in the right way—not through food advertising.
Stay informed—stay healthy!