Glycemic control

Quick summary of the science :

Managing blood sugar levels can be a daunting task, but it’s a crucial aspect of maintaining overall health and well-being. Fluctuations in blood sugar not only impact daily energy levels and mood but also play a significant role in the risk of developing serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and nerve damage. The challenge of keeping blood sugar in check is faced by many, requiring a delicate balance of diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices.

Unlock the Secrets to Steady Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin knocking on the door but a very tired fat cell not responding

Tired cells don’t hear insulin knocking

Cells that have not had a good night’s sleep, struggle to hear the knock-knock of insulin, so they don’t respond appropriately leading to metabolic troubles.

A cell being served by a heat shock protein

HEAT SHOCK is all that it takes to improve sugar uptake in type 2 diabetes

A gin & tonic is a great way to DE-STRESS after a HOT and busy day. Heat shock proteins help muscle cells unwind a little and this improves insulin sensitivity

A bottle of vinegar pushing sugar molecule into a drip line going into a relaxed muscle cell

Vinegar’s acidic bite, kicks sugar into muscle, stopping sugar spikes

Vinegar manages to move more sugar into skeletal muscle, this increased uptake of sugar, means less sugar is circulating, stopping pesky sugar spikes.

Women doing a quick skip just before dinner

The pre-dinner snack that stops sugar levels spiking

We’re living on the run – so snacking is a cultural norm. Snacking is seldom GOOD FOR YOU, but exercise snacking is the exception, so go on, indulge yourself…

Bottle of whey trapping two little sugar molecules under it.

Whey is a way to keep sugar levels from spiking in diabetes

The key to better body chemistry for the diabetic, is to blunt the rise in sugar. A whey cocktail prior to a meal is an easy way to reduce sugar spikes…

Spices catching and grabbing electrons that are bounding off a piece of food

Stress less by spicing up

Spicing up your dinner is a rather pleasant way to relieve a little of this oxidative stress, so don’t be afraid to spice it up. Spices rein in insulin.

Muscle rolling out the welcome mat for insulin because he got a heads up that insulin was coming f

Want to overcome insulin resistance ? Roll out the welcome mat

When skeletal muscles, know insulin is coming, they move their GLUT4 gates from the periphery to front and centre, with the gates in place, glucose gets in.

Bacteria talking to a muscle and the liver  about insulin in a derogatory way

Gut bacteria influence whether insulin is part of the in crowd

In insulin resistant peeps, the resident bacteria have ganged up and decided, insulin is NOT COOL. Since body cells, don’t want to break social protocol………….

Insulin infatuated by an artificial sugar

Artificial sweeteners are calorie free but not impact free

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Could the widespread use of artificial sweeteners be contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemic ? Maybe.

Two plates beating 6 plates

Nix the nibbling and overcome that insulin resistance

It might sound counterintuitive, but when you’re battling insulin resistance, you don’t want to aim to eat like a bird, you want to eat like a horse. Go BIG.

Muscle kicking down glucose gate

More muscle knocks out insulin resistance

Insulin resistance happens when your cells hire a locksmith to change the locks on the glucose gates. Muscle building tires out the locksmith knocking out IR.

A pint of beer has stolen insulin's bag and he is chasing after it.

Those weekend beers are making you insulin resistant

Your beer belly is not being caused by a calorie problem per se, even if you’re eating too much and exercising too little, the problem is routed in the alcohol

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