What do sugar, salt and fat have in common? They are three things our primitive brains crave at all times!
These three are deceptively included in nearly all fast food and cheap, processed food. Why? Because this is the magic formula the food industry has found to hook people into consuming large quantities of their products. Repeated often enough and this over consumption leads to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
While obesity is often the outward sign, what is going on inside the body is more alarming. Hormones decline with age – and they decline even faster when poor nutrition is the staple of our diet!
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Eat this, not that.
Next time you crave something sweet, try drinking a glass of water. The feeling of something entering your stomach can help suppress the craving and give you time to eat an alternative, healthful food. Why is this good practice? Because going for the “quick fix” of a sugary food is a sure way to get on the roller coaster of blood sugar highs and lows. When you eat foods that rapidly turn into glucose (high glycemic), this floods your bloodstream with insulin. After the blood sugar rise, a fall quickly ensues. This leads to a rapid hunger onset and cravings for another quick fix of sugar.
Your cells can only absorb so much glucose, so the body store the excess in your fat cells for later use. The problem for many individuals is this cycle gets repeated over and over again which leads to fat cells that never get burned up as energy. This fat builds and builds, leading to obesity, diabetes. chronic fatigue and a poor quality of life.
Below is an example of steady, stable blood sugar levels. This is achieved through mindful practice of eating healthful foods with a low glycemic index.
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These are things we should be doing on a daily basis.
You can also contact our office at 937-350-5527 today to speak to us about the many benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. No matter what your age or symptoms, we can help you feel like your former self by reclaiming your peak health through Predictive, Preventative and Proactive Precision Medicine!