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The Health Show Episode #11 – Sugar Insulin and Diabetes

The Health Show Episode #11 – Sugar Insulin and Diabetes

Sugar Insulin and Diabetes – How understanding blood sugar, insulin, insulin resistance, macro nutrients, supplements, essential fats and reading labels will help you prevent diabetes!  There’s a LOT in this month’s Health Show!

Sugar Insulin and Diabetes KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode 11 Sugar

For every expert recommending some new health fix, there’s someone else telling you to try the opposite. But something we are all on the same page about is sugar – specifically, added sugar, that is doing us more harm than good.  But overall our love of carbohydrates is making us fatter, more tired, and less happy!

While we all know we should consume sugar “in moderation,” it’s easier said than done, especially when it is found in foods as added, and often hidden, ingredients.  The WHO (World Health organisation) recently published guidelines on sugar intake for adults and children saying that no more than 10% of a person’s energy intake (calories) should come from free sugars. In Ireland, the National Adult Nutritional Survey in 2011 showed that on average our diets contained 14.6% energy from free sugars.

Watch Siobhan Guthrie’s overview and introduction to this big topic – about our nutritional needs, proteins, essential fats, carbohydrates and what to do to keep our insulin levels low, which will prevent many long term health conditions

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Sugar Insulin and Diabetes KinesiologyZone Health Show Episode 11

In today’s Health Show we offer practical tips on helping get the focus away from carbohydrates (such as sugar) and onto proteins and essential fats into the diet, so that you feel satiated, have more energy and long term good health.

Symptoms of blood sugar imbalance:

  • Tiredness, ratty, stressed, HUNGRY all the time,
  • Prone to infection (especially your teeth and gum disease)
  • significant health problems because it’s associated with obesity, heart attacks, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cancer and other serious conditions.

INSULIN – a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas in response to the foods you eat.

Health Tips:

– Add oily fish into your diet
– Use Avocados – great for adding essential fats into your salad
– Hummus – This middle eastern snack is high in protein!
– Beans -Most beans have about 7-10 grams of protein per half cup
– UDOs Oil has the perfect blend of Omega 3/6/9.

Become sugar smart

Understanding food labels is a great tool in becoming sugar smart. Added sugars can come under many different names and are listed to disguise how much sugar is in the “food product”:

• Corn syrup, Golden syrup, Maple syrup.
• Honey, Malt syrup, molasses

• Glucose (twice as sweet as fructose)
• Fructose
• Sucrose
• Maltose
• Dextrose
• Galactose
• Lactose
• High fructose corn syrup
• Invert sugar
• Hydrolysed starch

And the list goes on!  Dextrin, Maltodextrin, Barley malt, Beet sugar, Date sugar, Diatase, Fruit juice, Fruit juice concentrate, Dehydrated fruit juice, Fruit juice crystals, and Agave.

Supplements to help reverse Insulin Resistance and help with sweet cravings

If you are interested in getting some chromium, zinc, magnesium or other supplements to help balance your blood sugar you will find the ones Siobhan recommended by visiting this site. https://www.pharmanord.com/ or from your local Systematic Kinesiologist.

 


Our next Health Show- episode #12 will take place on the 20th September and with kids heading back to school we will be discussing ”Children and young adolescents achieve their potential academically in today’s world”

If you want to know about the muscle testing Siobhan demonstrated come along to one of our Taster events or find our about our upcoming Balanced Health Courses.

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Do you love the holistic approach?

What in your holistic toolbox?

I do! I couldn’t work without approaching life and health through my holistic filter.

Why?

It gets better results for my clients.

The holistic approach to a health challenge or illness offers not just a second opinion, it opens up treatment options. Its varied approach considers why or what may be the cause(s).

When a client comes in to my clinic for the first time, maybe with back pain, it would be easy to suggest that it’s purely a structural problem. When you look from a “where it is, it is” approach that is.

But the beauty of the holistic approach is that we can go deeper than what’s presenting at face value.

The body is amazing, it’s always adapting to the environment it is in.  So if you have symptoms you don’t “enjoy”, then it’s good to wonder why is the body doing that, than simply trying to get rid of them.

holistic approach - look at what you're eating every day

What that means is we should also consider these:

The food and drinks my client consumes, where they lives emotionally every day, and as the body is energetic, what they’re doing to move that energy (or not), this helps greatly to assist the client out of pain. From a holistic approach what matters is what we do every day.

There’s also a synergistic benefit – when we use different factors they work together to have a larger beneficial effect.  So while in the case above the client’s back pain may well have a structural component, if we pay attention to all the other factors as well your client will love you because you’ve not only gotten rid fo the pain maybe faster, it’s also going to last longer, or forever!

I help holistic-loving people ready to help others who want to make a
better life for themselves and become a valued and respected health practitioner.

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Friends are often asking me: What should I take for x or y condition?  But that’s a very medical approach. And when the body is in a crisis that’s the best care you can have.  Don’t get me wrong doctors save lives.  But it’s crisis care, not about getting you healthy.  If you’re looking for the one thing that is going to fix you, then the holistic approach is not for you.  But if you are more interested in understanding the interplay, the dance, the amazing way the body works, that everything we do is involved, then you’ll love Systematic Kinesiology.

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