Blood Sugar Balance
Due to high stress levels more people are experiencing adrenal exhaustion and blood sugar imbalances. When the body is under stress, the adrenals produce cortisol, a hormone that results in an increase in appetite for carbohydrates and fats, and elevates blood sugar levels. High blood sugar and insulin resistance is a huge concern as it can cause Type II diabetes, brain fog, lack of mental focus and stamina, depression, irritability, and fatigue. Many people have uncontrollable cravings for sugars, sweets, bread, soda pop, alcohol, or nicotine – an excess of which can be detrimental. To balance the blood sugar and reduce cravings for these substances, it is vital to reduce cortisol levels by nourishing the adrenals and strengthen the pancreas for improved digestion. In combination with a healthy diet, low-stress lifestyle and exercise, herbs and natural therapies can effectively stabilize and moderate blood sugar imbalances.