Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Protocol:
The primary fuel of the body’s cells is glucose or blood sugar. Ideally, a healthy person will have only moderate changes in their blood sugar levels throughout the day. However, this process can become very disrupted when the diet contains too many sugars and simple carbohydrates over a period of time. The symptoms of excess blood sugar include: thirst, frequent urination, headaches, fatigue and brain fog. High blood sugar also usually results in severe low blood sugar as the pancreas has a difficult time compensating for a poor diet and over-produces insulin. This causes high blood glucose levels to come crashing down. Symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) include: fatigue, especially after eating, shakiness, nervousness, weakness, dizziness, waking during the night, sugar cravings and extreme hunger. The long term effects of poor blood sugar regulation include: Type II Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, neuropathy, poor immune function, kidney disease, blindness and decreased brain function.
The key to regulating blood sugar is to support healthy glucose metabolism with supplements and make dietary changes to decrease the stress on the liver, pancreas and adrenal glands.
Our blood sugar handling protocol:
|Omegagenics||Nerve support||2 capsules 3 times daily with meals|
|UltraFLora Balance||Gut support to prevent candida due to elevated blood sugar levels||1 capsule one to two times daily|
|MetaGlycemX||Blood sugar support||Take two tablets once daily|
|Fenugreek Plus||Blood sugar support||Take two capsules twice daily with six to eight ounces of water before meals|
|Metazyme||Digestive support||Take one tablet during each meal|
You will experience quicker and better results by also following a blood sugar regulation diet:
- Eat small meals every 2 hours
- Avoid all processed foods and simple sugars. Incorporate organic, pastured foods where possible. Quality counts!
- Each meal should include 2-4oz of protein. Good sources include: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds
- Eat an abundance of vegetables. You cannot eat too many. Focus on dark leafy greens and a variety of other colors. Avoid the following: potatoes, yams, carrots
- Eat plenty of wholesome, natural fats like: butter, coconut oil, olive oil, walnut, flax, etc. Avoid hydrogenated fats and oils like Crisco, margarine, soybean oil and “salad” oil.
- Be careful with fruit. Too much can elevate blood sugar. Fruit is best digested if eaten alone, between meals. Choose lower sugar fruits like green apples, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Avoid starchy fruits like bananas, mangos, papaya. Avoid dried fruits.
- Choose full fat dairy products and avoid dairy that has added sugars like flavored yogurts and ice cream.
- Avoid all grains, beans and legumes.
- Avoid all sweeteners. Even artificial sweeteners because they can trigger an insulin response.