Let’s talk M҉O҉M҉G҉U҉I҉L҉T҉
To all my mamas who are reading this - you’re doing better than you think!! Being a mom in today’s day and age is hard. The constant input from social media, the picture perfect families on Insta, the judging when you finally take some “me time”, the list goes on. The choices never end. I spent 15 minutes trying to pick out a sippy cup the other day. A SIPPY CUP! As I type this, my 10 month old is screaming “mom, mom, mom!”, my 6 year old is yelling something about not finding his socks, and I’m over here just trying to finish a lukewarm cup of coffee.
I recently had a friend tell me of an experience she had with her two boys at the dentist. Both boys decided to have meltdowns - 2 toddlers, 2 separate rooms, 1 mom. The assistant caste so much shade on the mom with sighs, rude comments, and even eye rolls, that when the mom left, she was in tears. Why? Because she felt that she was a subpar mom based solely on this one situation. It took judgement from someone with zero relation to her everyday mom life struggles to break her. That’s just one example of how much pressure we put on our moms. When, in reality, she is a kicka$$ mom! There aren’t many kiddos that like the dentist in the first place (sorry to my besties hubby who’s a dentist) and kiddos can’t ⒜⒧⒲⒜⒴⒮ behave. That’s life.
Let's get back to health,
Let’s talk about sugar! Are you constantly craving sugar? Sugar has been shown to be as addictive as cocaine. Think about that! Something that is legal and readily accessible can be as addictive as an illegal street drug. That’s scary. Aside from smoking, the biggest culprit in today's heart attack pandemic is high blood sugar. It leads to a condition known as insulin resistance or early Type-II diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat. Insulin has two roles: 1. To lower blood sugar and 2. To store calories in the form of fat. Insulin resistance is the perfect set up for sugar addiction.
Here’s some science for all my biology loving folks:
You may be sitting here, thinking of grabbing a Diet Coke next time instead of a Coke to “remove” the sugar. Problem solved, right? WRONG! Diet pop (also referred to as Soda for all you non-Wisconsinites) wreak havoc on your metabolism and will ultimately cause you to gain weight. Why is that? First, the sweet taste from Diet Coke elicits an insulin spike, which blocks your ability to burn fat. Second, artificial sweeteners found in Diet Coke disrupt satiety, the feeling of being full.
Fun fact --> Did you know, interval training can lower blood sugar by up to 40%. To put it into perspective, the commonly prescribed Metformin does so by a paltry 19% while putting users at risk of obesity, if they can tolerate the constant vomiting and diarrhea! (WOW!)
Controlling blood sugar has become the absolute hottest area of research and that research continues to point to Functional Medicine! Not only does it suggest a way of ameliorating heart disease, but also a host of other diseases caused by high blood sugar. These include but are not limited to diabetes, cancer, and even Alzheimer's!
Don't let anyone tell you that you must just accept that you have an illness and learn to live with it. Please contact Stittleburg Restorative Health Care for information about how we can help you!
Let’s get back to health,
Dr. Taryn Stittleburg, DC, CFMP, PSc.D