What’s the big deal with blood sugar? Blood sugar is not an issue only of those who are overweight. It affects thin people as well.
High blood sugar creates inflammation of the endothelial cells, changes LDL cholesterol to small, dense, oxidized cholesterol, attaches to proteins and damages their functionality. High blood sugar can lead to insulin resistance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. It can also damage the nervous system.
Something we need to understand – Type 2 diabetes is not a blood sugar disease, but an insulin and leptin signaling problem, which, in turn, increases blood sugar. Conventional treatment lowers blood sugar, which only addresses the symptoms, not the underlying cause and can create more issues down the road.
As a practitioner, understanding the research, the disease process, and you as an individual is vital. What I need for you to understand is that having disease in the family does not automatically doom you to the same fate. Genetics is a small piece of the puzzle but our genetics don’t dictate our outcomes. We have the ability to modify gene expression through the foods we eat, exercise, environment, stress, lifestyle choices, etc. This is called epigenetics.
My job is to help your body find that balance. Through testing, food modification, and lifestyle alterations, we can find your best place of health. Functional testing is key to understanding who you are at a deeper level and dealing with deficiencies or imbalances that are creating your frustrations. Functional testing can be performed through blood, saliva, fecal, breath, or urine tests. They are simple and take away much of the guesswork. This allows me to work with you as an individual instead of guessing what might be best for you. We get to the root cause in a much more expedient manner. This saves time, frustration, and money.
Contact me for a complimentary 15 minute consult if you’re ready to learn more.