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.
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...
Glucose (blood sugar) is our body’s most fundamental source of energy. Here we explore why keeping glucose levels stable is a health goal we should all be pursuing – whether you’re diabetic or not.
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.
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.
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.