How well do you monitor your blood sugar levels? When was the last time your blood sugar was checked? These are key questions because your blood bio-markers are very vital statistics that reveal a lot about your state of health or potential for disease. Many people are unaware and uninformed about their blood biomarkers and the potential issues that high blood sugar can cause and contribute to. Our emotional, mental and physical well-being are directly linked to our blood sugar levels during the day and night.
“One of the most dangerous conditions that can wreck your health is ongoing high blood sugar.” —Michael Morningstar
The goal of this blog is to offer education, information, and motivation to help you learn more about high blood sugar and how to avoid it or improve it naturally. Applying simple suggestions can help maintain a healthy lifestyle and blood sugar levels.
The Morningstar NEWS blog is passionate about helping you be more aware of the blood biomarkers that are key to your happiness and health. During these crazy coronavirus conditions, it is more important than ever to monitor your blood biomarkers such as blood sugar levels to optimize your health and immune functions. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is one of the most important steps you can take right now to enhance your emotional, mental and physical well-being.
Ongoing high blood sugar can lead to blindness, heart attacks, inflammation, kidney failure, neuropathy, and strokes. So it is vital to maintain a healthy blood sugar level and monitor your blood sugar regularly. High blood sugar will often lead to limiting your lifestyle and robbing your finances. Many people with high blood sugar develop diabetes and obesity and end up requiring dialysis. This can cause a significant reduction in the quality and quantity of your life.
Danger Zone – High Blood Sugar
Ongoing high blood sugar (HBS) is a warning sign that your body is in the danger zone. Just like the displays, gauges, and lights on the dashboard of a vehicle, high blood sugar is a warning indicator you need to have your body checked out now for potential life-altering and life-threatening conditions. When our blood sugar is measured we receive a measurement for that point in time. This reading gives us markers and reference points linked to how our lifestyle choices impact our blood sugar and overall health. Our blood sugar is determined by how well our body can balance many factors. We must convert the nutrition we consume to glucose (sugar) in our blood and tissue. It also depends on how well the pancreas can produce and process insulin, which plays a key role in dealing with sugar uptake and utilization. When our blood sugar is too high it means the body is unable to maintain the optimal balance needed for fuel usage, health, and wellness.
Most medical professionals like to see a blood sugar reading of lower than 126 milligrams per deciliter before fasting or beverage/food consumption. A normal fasting blood sugar level (no food for eight hours) is between 70 and 99 milligrams per deciliter. If after two consecutive fasting blood sugar tests a person scores over 126 milligrams per deciliter they are diagnosed as being diabetic. As your blood sugar increases above these numbers, it indicates the body is struggling to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Doctors, researchers, and scientists know that extended periods of higher blood sugar levels can have long-lasting consequences and detrimental side effects. High blood sugar readings for extended periods mean you are in a danger zone and at potential risk for serious issues such as dementia, depression, disability, disease, and death. Many factors can cause us to have higher than normal blood sugar readings and become diabetic.
Causes of High Blood Sugar
Many factors can cause high blood sugar. Many doctors and health experts feel that our blood sugar level is driven by five key factors. Our behavior and habits regarding our activity levels (exercise and fitness), body mass index (fat and muscle composition), lifestyle, metabolic flexibility, and nutrition are major factors that contribute to high or normal blood sugar levels. It is when our blood sugar stays too high for too long that there is a significant concern. Our ability to adapt and adjust our blood sugar to our everyday demands is key for our long-term health and well-being.
Many contributing factors have been identified as causing and contributing to high blood sugar (HBS) that we must be concerned about.
- Alcohol consumption can contribute to HBS. Alcohol is a form of sugar.
- Artificial sweeteners have been linked to a higher risk for HBS. Diet beverages, foods, and sodas can trick the body and lead to HBS.
- Beverages and foods that contain high levels of carbohydrates/ sugars or easily convert to sugar have been linked to high blood sugar.
- Emotional issues can often lead to overeating and poor food choices which can lead to HBS.
- Fake, fast, and Frankenstein foods often have high sugar content and have been linked to health issues like diabetes, obesity, and weight issues. Highly processed and refined carbs, oils, and sugars can contribute to diabetes and many other health issues.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is believed to be a major contributing factor to health and HBS issues. HFCS in the ingredients is a danger sign and warning to the wise.
- Lack of regular exercise can reduce muscle function and put you at a greater risk for high blood sugar and lead to many health issues.
- Mineral and vitamin deficiencies may contribute to health issues and high blood sugar.
- Obesity and weight gain are linked to HBS.
- Sedentary habits and lifestyles often contribute to diabetes and HBS.
- Stress is a factor that causes many people to make unhealthy nutrition choices which contribute to HBS.
- Sugar consumption can be directly linked to HBS. Many people consume more than 150 pounds of sugar a year and this is a recipe for diabetes and HBS.
Effects of High Blood Sugar
High blood sugar (HBS) can have several harmful consequences and impacts on our health and well-being. HBS can cause or lead to:
- Acidity excess from sugary beverages and foods can lead to immune issues and inflammation.
- Alzheimer’s is referred to as type three diabetes and is linked to high blood sugar issues.
- Amputation, blindness, and neuropathy are often caused by excessive-high blood sugar.
- Dehydration can result from overconsumption of beverages and foods high in sugar and restricts optimal blood circulation. Over time it can lead to diabetes and disease.
- Kidney damage can occur from HBS over time. Damaged or weak kidneys reduce our ability to filter our blood and excrete waste.
- Strokes can occur because of HBS, inflammation, and restricted blood flow caused by HBS.
Suggestions for Better Blood Sugar Levels
There are many simple suggestions to help reduce your chances for high blood sugar and reduce it if you already have it:
- Alkaline beverages and foods can be helpful for your overall health and well-being.
- Acupressure, acupuncture, and Emotional Freedom Techniques are Energy Psychology therapies that help with better nutrition choices and emotional health.
- Buy a blood sugar diagnostic device and learn how to monitor it correctly and use it regularly.
- Decide on healthy beverages and foods to fuel your body and brain with optimal nutrition.
- Eating good fats like avocado, coconut, nuts, olive oil, and seeds helps train your body to burn fat for fuel.
- Exercise consistently, regularly, and wisely. Learn to breathe and exercise efficiently so you can burn fat for fuel.
- Find more happiness, joy, and love in your life.
- Green plant-based nutrition is one of the best choices to consume. Healthy whole foods nutrition with abundant healthy fruits and vegetables can help maintain a healthy blood sugar level to stay happy and healthy.
- Intermittent fasting is fantastic for helping you be more metabolically fit and flexible as you burn fat for fuel. Time-restricted eating helps you be more metabolically flexible and train your body to burn fat for fuel.
- Meditation has been found to help curb cravings for sugary foods that are often caused by stress.
- Microbiome optimization is a great way to maintain better blood sugar levels.
- Organic plant-based whole foods are a great way to feed your body better foods.
- Reduce most forms of sugar from your meals.
Visit a dialysis center and observe the diabetic patient’s conditions and treatments. Hopefully, this will help give your leverage and motivate you to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. If you are unable or unwilling to implement simple suggestions to reduce your blood sugar to a normal and safe range then you must find a coach, doctor, health professional, or specialist to help you to implement a lifestyle makeover.
As a last resort, you may need a professional prescription for exercise, medication, meditation, nutrition, or therapies to help. When people stay addicted to sugar they are choosing to invite the grim reaper into their home, and may likely end up bankrupt, disabled, on dialysis, and dead from diabetes and high blood sugar.
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The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of rewarding research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration. These simple suggestions offer information, inspiration, and an invitation to maintain emotional, mental, and physical health by maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
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