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

From Fatigue… To Fantastic


For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness and related medical complications, the relief can be life changing.”

It’s all about energy. Think about it, almost everything in life comes down to  energy. Every day we need energy for relationships, our careers, and certainly for enjoyment. At the micro level, our brains are energy dependent; and if energy supplies are low, brain fog, confusion, or apathy become dominant. Our immune system is energy driven. It takes a lot of energy to fight infection and maintain the vigilance of health. Add the toxins of 21st Century living that our bodies must isolate, repackage, and eliminate before they cause harm, and yes… it all takes energy.

We need energy to transport the nutrients we digest, and then absorb needed fuel into cell membranes. Cells need energy to repair, rebuild, and reproduce. If our cells don’t have the necessary energy, our muscles won’t work right; and we may experience cramping or pain.

Certainly one of our most vital muscles, the heart, won’t work right either. That’s why Cardiologists Steven Sinatra and James Roberts in their book Reverse Heart Disease Now have named four key nutrients as the “the awesome foursome” in cardiovascular disease. They are Co-enzyme Q 10, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, and D-Ribose. Awesome Foursome, I love it, but what is so interesting about the Big Four is that they are all about energy production.

Of course the authors suggest the use of a high quality multiple vitamin/mineral and EFAs (essential fatty acids-fish, flax, borage oils) for foundational support, but the “Awesome Foursome” are the key raw materials necessary to transport energy within cells for metabolism. Here’s the word picture Dr. Sinatra uses to describe this process. Ribose helps fill the body’s gas tank; CoQ and L-carnitine help the body convert fuel to energy; and like the spark plug which is central to both processes, magnesium turns on the enzymes that drive the entire metabolic reaction.

But here is what happens: infections, excess stress, trauma, or even the process of aging itself can create deficits. Eating a dead devitalized diet can further weaken us. You may have heard the term “downhill syndrome” in reference to chronic illness.

As energy levels fall, the underlying illness tends to gain an even stronger foothold in your body. And as your immune system struggles harder and harder to fight the spreading illness, your body’s ability to produce energy is stretched to its limit, resulting in even lower energy levels than before. Over time, this allows the underlying illness to become chronic, wreaking havoc on your body.

So, the worse your illness gets, the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, and the more your body’s ability to produce energy is taxed, the worse your illness gets. It becomes a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break. By supplying Ribose, we can provide the raw materials to jump start the body and break the cycle.

111412_1554_Amazing31Bo1.pngHere’s what Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of the bestselling book From Fatigued to Fantastic says about D-Ribose: “Not having enough Ribose in your body is like trying to build a fire without kindling–nothing happens. Ribose is a unique and powerful addition to our complement of metabolic therapies. For those suffering from fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness, and a host of related medical complications, the relief can be life changing. I’d recommend it be used in all Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases, fibromyalgia, and cardiac patients as well as athletes.”

There can be many factors that cause low energy. Working with Dr. Godo could give you the jump start you need to break the cycle. Ask Dr. Godo about D-Ribose and other natural therapies that improve your body’s energy production. If you suffer from chronic fatigue or you just need a little extra “Ummph” for your workout or exercise class, D-Ribose is a natural and safe nutrient that I use and highly recommend.

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