Blood sugar spikes are BAD…they’re what cause us to feel hangry 30 mins later, lightheaded, or craving sugar. They may be especially bad first thing in the morning. You want to break-your-fast with a complete meal vs. one that is too high in sugar. Continued ups-and-downs in our blood sugar creates a craving in our body for high carbohydrate foods. This can lead to weight gain….and eventually Type II Diabetes.
You could be low in vitamin B12 if you’re experiencing fatigue, mood imbalances, nerve problems, if you’re elderly, have Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, if you take antacid medication like Nexium, Prevacid, Zantac or Prilosec, or if you consume a vegetarian/vegan diet. If you consume large amounts of alcohol (binge drinking), you are greatly …
Conenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is part of a family called the ubiquinones and is a powerful antioxidant! Humans can synthesize CoQ10 so it’s considered nonessential, but nonetheless, deficiencies can arise. One of the biggest risk factors for deficiency is treatment with a cholesterol lowering statin medication, like Lipitor. It’s established that patients on statin medications have reduced CoQ10 levels. Some studies have shown statins can drop CoQ10 levels by as much as 40 percent.
Chromiuim is an essential trace mineral that’s important for optimizing INSULIN function and regulating BLOOD GLUCOSE.
When you consume food, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise, then your body releases insulin from the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing glucose to enter your body’s cells.