Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

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Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

See The Difference Vitamin D Makes


An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain & many other chronic health challenges.

Do you take vitamin D? An avalanche of research now shows that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and many other chronic health challenges.

Here are just a few recent medical studies using different amounts of vitamin D.Image

  • People with lupus taking vitamin D had a significant reduction of flare-ups and the need for antibiotics compared to a matched group that took a placebo.
  • People with respiratory illness when treated with vitamin D had fewer respiratory illnesses and had less infections and less visits to the hospital.
  • Older Americans with cognitive issues were found to be low in vitamin D. However, those with sufficient levels of vitamin D tended to be more mentally alert.
  • Patients with sickle-cell disease were administered vitamin D or placebo. Those who received vitamin D experienced less pain.
  • Researchers in Italy gave a onetime high dose of vitamin D for patients in  musculoskeletal pain while on bisphosphonates. In 7 days the pain scores were  reduced.
  • Patients with atopic dermatitis, taking vitamin D daily, showed improvement over those taking a placebo.
  • Researchers in Brazil found that vitamin D increased the healing of chronic leg ulcers over placebo.
  • Patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries were given progesterone every 12 hours for 5 days and vitamin D once a day, for 5 days. The combination of vitamin D and progesterone improved consciousness and decreased mortality over placebos.

Truthfully, vitamin D is more of a steroid than a vitamin. It is essential for DNA repair. One of the major ways vitamin D works is by turning genes on and off. At least 1,000 genes and up to 2,000 genes are waiting for activation. No vitamin D, no activation.

So how much vitamin D do we need? Dr. William Grant shows evidence that sustaining a minimum vitamin D blood level of 30 ng/ml is protective against breast cancer, cognitive decline, colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, all cause mortality, osteoarthritis of the hip, physical performance, pregnancy complications and respiratory infections. Numerous authors suggest optimal values of 50-70 ng/ml. Opinions vary on optimal levels yet overwhelmingly everyone agrees that “low levels of vitamin D are associated with exacerbations of almost every disease.”

How widespread is vitamin D deficiency? Life Extension has collected vitamin D blood data on 39,500 people from January 2010 to September 2012. What’s interesting is that the people tested were already taking vitamins on a regular basis. Yet 63.8% of the people tested below 50 ng /ml. In these cases, people are either “not” taking enough vitamin D or they are taking a form of vitamin D that is not being absorbed.

The fact is, we make anywhere from 10,000-20,000 units of vitamin D in 20 minutes in full body sun. But we don’t get 20 minutes of full body sun due to sun screens and northern latitudes. Numerous clinicians report even patients in southern latitudes like Hawaii and southern Florida are deficient. Even countries in the Middle East show severe deficiencies.

Clinically, 2,000 IU is extremely safe and optimal values of 4,000-5,000 are suggested. Biotics Research Corporation makes two vitamin D supplements: Bio-D Mulsion, which contains 400 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop; and Bio-D Mulsion Forte, which contains 2,000 IU of emulsified vitamin D per drop. Emulsified vitamin D (as D3) by Biotics Research Corporation consistently raises blood levels and is the most cost effective vitamin D on the market.

ImageSo why does the emulsified form work so much better? The emulsified form can be safely and naturally absorbed into the body’s tissues. If you haven’t been using an effective form or if you haven’t supplemented vitamin D, you’re at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency.

The research is clear; your body needs vitamin D to repair genes, reduce inflammation and maintain healthy intestinal barrier function. True wellness means optimizing the factors that repair the body. Dr. Godo knows how to supplement and if necessary test for optimal vitamin D levels. Use the supplements your clinician recommends and never waste money on ineffective forms of vitamin D.

It’s no exaggeration, something as simple as vitamin D really does make a difference. Now that you know the facts, talk to Dr. Godo or your clinician.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com

http://www.GetBiotics.com/drgodo (Purchase your vitamin D from Biotics)

 

Consuming Too Much Sugar?


Our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year.

An estimated 16 million Americans including tens of thousands of children and teens have blood sugar problems that could jeopardize their health, their energy levels, and their weight-loss efforts. I hate to tell you this but sugar is not your friend. And we might as well bust another bubble while we are at it, sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar ultimately break down into glucose. The more we strip or process out the fiber, the quicker it gets into the blood stream and the more the body has to compensate.Wellness_Minute_Sweeteners

If you really think about it, our bodies were not meant to deal with the hundreds of pounds of sugar, processed fats, and fake food we consume every year. Is it any wonder our cells and cell membranes are compromised? Insulin is essential to pull sugar or (glucose) into the cell. Because our culture consumes SO many refined sugars, our very cells try to resist extra sugar intake because they can only store a certain amount as fat in a healthy way. So to reduce the amount of sugar coming into the cells, the cells will ultimately reduce or down regulate the amount of insulin receptor sites. Well, that’s good for the cells but bad for the bloodstream. Insulin can’t get into the cells so it remains in the blood.

Insulin is a powerful regulating hormone and affects systems that we wouldn’t normally think of. Dr. Ron Rosedale, in his book, “The Rosedale Diet,” quotes a study where insulin was dripped into the arteries of dogs and in just a few months the artery became blocked with plaque. Plaque buildup can deprive the heart of blood and oxygen and eventually cause a heart attack. As a person continues to ingest refined carbohydrates, it drives the body into a fat storage mode rather than a fat burning mode. Insulin has many key roles that will not be fulfilled if blood sugars are elevated; let’s look at a few of them.

  • Insulin is necessary to pull magnesium into the cell.
  • Blocked insulin receptor sites in the cell result in low intracellular levels of magnesium.
  • Magnesium is critical for energy production, healthy heart, flexible blood vessels and blood pressure regulation.

Excess insulin in the bloodstream causes retention of sodium, which in turn causes increases in blood pressure and fluid retention. There is also a significant correlation between elevated insulin levels and certain types of cancer, namely breast, colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Poor sugar regulation and insulin dysregulation has also been indicated in aging, memory problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, immune suppression, obesity, vascular disease and heart disease.

HGH DietA Wellness approach to regulating blood sugar levels will not only help with energy levels and weight loss, but can be a major factor in preventing disease. We want to make sure we reduce amounts of refined carbohydrates like soft drinks, fruit juice, cookies, desserts and candy. Also starchy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, corn or snacks foods like pretzels should be avoided until blood sugar is stabilized. Exercise is critical for anyone who is struggling with insulin resistance. Cells will burn sugar with activity and movement. So the best way to reduce sugar, besides not eating it, is to burn it. Keep in mind, the most stubborn cases of insulin resistance usually involve one or more food allergens so reducing food sensitivities can be important too.

There are  nutritional supplements available that can help blood sugar regulation, but let’s be honest, without lifestyle changes, taking supplements alone will not fix the problem. If you have concerns, ask  Dr. Godo about tests that can measure insulin. With a little coaching, you can put the basic building blocks in place that can help control blood sugar, prevent diabetes, promote fat burning instead of fat storing, help prevent disease and even give you more energy. It may not be easy to hear that “sugar is not your friend,” but look at it this way, maybe it takes a friend who will tell you the truth so you can feel great and enjoy life.

Dr. Jason Godo, DC

http://www.GoToGodo.com