Insights about your health, both physical and mental.
Dr. Shana R. Spindler explores a crucial question about High-Intensity Interval Training: what does research reveal about the effects of HIIT on our health, especially for those who are tracking blood sugar levels?
Lowering blood sugar is essential for a number of good health reasons and it’s not a goal one can describe as a “short-term” one. But even for foods relatively high in glucose, there are strategies you can apply to minimize their impact on your glucose levels. We lay them all out in this blog post.
A fasting eating pattern may be beneficial for both weight loss and have lasting, beneficial health outcomes. Whilst this style of eating is not for everyone if you do choose to do it this way be sure to have the right criteria when choosing, like your preferences and style, the routines you can stick to, knowing when to interrupt it, and a few more. Give a full read to this extremely interesting topic.
Our gut microbiome plays many crucial roles in our body. To live in a peaceful partnership, the gut microbiome is in constant communication with our body. This communication occurs via several small messenger molecules, called metabolites. Changes in the concentrations of these messengers can communicate situations of health, disease, and stress. Read on how to take care of a healthy microbiome, our second brain.
Fighting against the sympathetic nervous system is no easy feat. If we could change the way we perceive stress, we could reduce the negative effects of stress on our blood glucose levels and our bodies. Sometimes this perception of stress is taking place on a level we do not fully realize. So, keeping track of blood sugar is the best way to know how food and life’s stressors are affecting you.
Food processing is not inherently ‘bad’, most food that we buy and eat has been processed to some extent. What we do need to do, is emphasise choosing foods that have been processed using harmless methods of preservation or even those that improve food quality (like non-alcoholic fermentation). The problem is not processing, it is ultra-processing.
Read the story of Garrett Panno, a chiropractor and long-distance runner who hit the "dreaded wall". He was determined to run the 2017 Chicago Marathon and raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Over a million spectators were cheering him on, but Panno’s blood sugar levels were dangerously high. Glancing at the numbers on his Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) made him question if he should continue. It wasn’t looking good...
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women, but its symptoms are largely manageable. In this episode of Sync podcasts, Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Sabine Wünschmann unpacks the signs that a woman may have PCOS, valuable strategies for managing symptoms and what our blood sugar has to do with it.
Sleep quality and quantity both impact metabolic health and glucose regulation Even acute sleep deprivation can impair our metabolic health. Study after study, confirms the same observation: sleep-deprived participants clear glucose out of their bloodstream much slower than when they were well-rested. Poor sleep can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a common problem during pregnancy. Women develop high blood sugar levels that can harm both mother and baby. Here we explain how to detect it early and how the right nutrition and lifestyle can help pregnant women avoid and manage symptoms.
Science has shown us that peoples’ response to the same food can be highly individual, so the ‘optimal diet’ is different for each of us. Here’s how measuring our glucose response to different foods can help us make the right choices.
What is childhood obesity? Why is it so easily misdiagnosed? What can parents do to prevent or reverse it in their children? On this episode we’re joined by Paediatric dietitian and diabetes expert Eleni Koui. She gives practical advice and valuable strategies on everything from how to control blood sugar, to the ‘right’ breakfast and why parents need to set the example.