HEALTH AND UNREGULATED BLOOD SUGAR
All too often, when we think of BLOOD SUGAR, we get an image in our head that looks more like the picture on the left. Unfortunately, there is more to it than that --- much more. In fact, if you want to get healthy and stay that way, you had better understand this topic inside and out, as I believe it is the number one health-related issue facing Americans today.
Our country's health is in the dump, and we can place a large segment of the blame smack dab in the middle of our collective inability to control our blood sugar (HERE). Although you may not have heard, this is because virtually every disease and health problem you can name is being tied back to Uncontrolled Blood Sugar in the peer-reviewed scientific research. In fact, just this morning I saw yet another study tying ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE to INSULIN RESISTANCE (FYI: I have actually seen Alzheimer's referred to as "Type III Diabetes"). The first thing that I want to do is to discuss the difference between blood sugar that is "controlled' (regulated) and uncontrolled (unregulated). Trust me; you need to grasp this point if you want any chance at being healthy your entire life.
Here in America, we have told people that they are not Diabetic until they have a Fasting Blood Glucose level of 126. Just be aware that there are all sorts of experts in the field (including Endocrinologists) who believe that this number is not only too high, but way too high. In other words, there are many experts who feel that Fasting Blood Sugar readings over 100 should actually be considered as Diabetes (optimal Fasting Blood Sugar would be in the 80-90 range) (HERE). This is probably why nearly half of all those who are diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, already have visible signs of Neuropathy (HERE) by the time that diagnosis becomes official and they cross that magical 125 marker. Just understand this; if you are regularly eating the wrong kinds of foods, you may think that you are getting away with it because you have not yet hit 126. You're not!
Although most of the medical community seems to be ignoring this information, there are a host of health problems and outright diseases that are being tied back to Unregulated Blood Sugar. Although I will not even try to create a comprehensive list here, I would like to give you just a few that I think you should know about. I would hope that your doctor has been informing you of this information as well.
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Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).