With over 29 million Americans currently suffering from diabetes – and a staggering 86 million with blood sugar high enough to be classed as “pre-diabetes” – this health issue has reached epidemic proportions. Even the slow-to-respond CDC states that 15 to 30 percent of those with pre-diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, unless they apply lifestyle changes regarding diet and physical activity.
Blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance not only set you up for chronic disease, but they can also wreak havoc on your emotional well-being, causing mood swings, anger issues and relationship problems.
How to naturally avoid blood sugar imbalances and major health problems
On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo talk about real solutions to the current epidemic of diabetes, insulin resistance and blood sugar imbalances. Join us for an important program about what truly causes insulin resistance and lifesaving strategies to eliminate the threat of diabetes.
Insulin resistance causes a vicious cycle of poor health
Insulin, a hormone made by the beta cells in the pancreas, is vital in order to turn food particles into glucose that can be absorbed by the bloodstream. With insulin resistance, your cells don’t respond properly to insulin, resulting in excessive blood sugar.
As cells become more insulin resistant, the pancreas faithfully cranks out more still more insulin, causing levels of C-reactive protein to rise in the body – which triggers cellular inflammation. Eventually, the beta cells can’t produce enough insulin to ward off high blood sugar, which in turn can set you up for high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, unhealthy belly fat and even type 2 diabetes.
Don’t ever overlook the dangers linked to unhealthy food
As we know, an unhealthy diet – high in processed foods and sugars – is one of the key villains that help to create the vicious cycle of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance typically follows a period of excessively high insulin secretion, which in turn is the result of eating – you guessed it – excessive amounts of processed carbohydrates. In this vicious cycle, excess weight – especially around the belly – leads to more insulin resistance and inflammation, which in turn lead to greater amount of insulin resistance.
And, although this sounds like a bleak picture, there are natural solutions that can help correct insulin resistance. It’s easier than Western medicine would have you believe. Join us for an informative show about how to naturally reduce the risk of blood sugar imbalances and diabetes.
Great news: Chia seeds can help control blood sugar naturally
Chia seeds, the seeds of the desert plant Salvia hispanica, are true heavy hitters when it comes to warding off blood sugar imbalances. Because of their tendency to become gelatinous in the stomach, these tiny seeds slow the digestion of carbohydrates, delaying the process of turning them into a simple sugar – making chia seeds a perfect food for people with insulin resistance.
In addition, chia seeds curb appetite, helping to prevent the overeating that can cause elevated blood sugar. And, when it comes to the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds have a flawless pedigree – making them a true anti-inflammatory superfood.