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Letters From Steve Nov 2019

By: Steve Frailey Wednesday November 20, 2019 comments Tags: blood sugar levels, support blood sugar, raw food noni

Aloha!

According to the American Diabetes Association, close to 26 million people in the United States have diabetes.

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is the result of our body not creating enough insulin to keep glucose levels in optimal range.

What is glucose? Our body needs glucose as a source of energy. Glucose comes from carbohydrates. The body transforms the carbohydrates into glucose once we've eaten them. The liver also plays a role. The liver converts protein and fat into glucose assuring there is a constant supply when we are not eating. 

What is insulin? Insulin is produced in the pancreas. Insulin transports glucose from our blood to the muscle and fat cells for energy. The pancreas also signals the liver to stop glucose production once optimal levels have been reached.

I have diabetes, what can I do? Currently, there is no cure for diabetes. 

However, you can still live a full and happy life! 

How do I support blood sugar levels naturally?

Manage stress
Stress kicks off a vicious hormonal cycle for many people. Stress not only contributes to abnormal blood sugar levels by raising cortisol and glucagon, but also tends to increase cravings for “comfort foods” (many of which are refined and filled with sugar or other inflammatory ingredients) and often interferes with getting good sleep. Reduce stress naturally here.

Get enough sleep
Inadequate sleep can raise stress and appetite hormones (like cortisol and ghrelin, controlling hunger), making it harder to avoid sugary snacks, refined grain products and caffeine overdose. Sleeping too little, getting poor quality sleep or sleeping at the wrong times can impair insulin secretion even if enjoying a healthy diet. Click here for tips on a good night’s rest.

Exercise regularly
Exercise encourages the body’s muscles to use sugar for energy. Short-term exercise causes muscles to increase glucose for energy and tissue repair. Long-term exercise encourages cells to become more responsive to insulin preventing resistance. Click to get more active today!

Maintain a healthy weight
Being overweight is linked to insulin resistance. Studies show that reducing weight by only 7 percent can reduce the chances of developing blood sugar related health complications by 58 percent. Click here for simple weight-loss tips!

Noni Fruit can assist the body with:

  • Cardiovascular Systems
  • Immune Systems
  • Inflammation
  • Joint Functions and Good Joint Health
  • Skin Tone and Texture
  • Sore Muscles
  • Swelling

Noni Fruit helps maintain already within the normal range:

  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Blood Sugar Levels
  • Blood Pressure Levels

Blog of the Month:

Maintain Blood Sugar Levels Naturally.

 

How does blood sugar in the body work?
Glucose requires insulin in order to be used by cells in the body. When we consume carbohydrates or proteins, blood sugar levels rise. This alerts the body to produce additional insulin in order to return blood sugar levels back to normal. Insulin levels rise and fall in accordance with our diets and are also impacted by levels of other hormones, such as cortisol.

What is glucose?
Our body needs glucose as a source of energy. Glucose comes from carbohydrates. The body transforms the carbohydrates into glucose once consumed. The liver also plays a role. The liver converts protein and fat into glucose ensuring there is a constant supply of energy when we are not eating.

What is insulin?
Insulin is produced in the pancreas. Insulin transports glucose from our blood to the muscle and fat cells for energy. The pancreas also signals the liver to stop glucose production once optimal levels have been reached.

Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels Signs

  • Fatigue 
  • Sugar/carb cravings
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weight fluctuations/weight loss
  • Increased urination
  • Mood swings, nervousness or “jitteriness”
  • Blurred, worsening vision
  • Slow healing of skin injuries, skin dryness, and bruises
  • Frequent infections
  • Heavy breathing and trouble exercising
  • Tension headaches

To Your Health:

Small changes lead to big results! I plan to make one small change to better my health each month for 2019.

Small changes lead to big results! I plan to make one small change to better my health each month for 2019.

Last month, we discussed making 3 healthy food swaps. The easiest way is to swap fresh, raw fruits and veggies with your current snacks/go-to foods.

Small change for Nov 2019: Give yourself a break!

With the holidays quickly approaching, we felt now is the appropriate time to discuss your personal well being and mental health.

Ever flown in an airplane? If you have you will likely remember the flight attendant instructed you in the case of an emergency to place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others. Why? Because you can’t help others without helping yourself. There is an appropriate time and place to put your own self care first. 

Here are some natural ways to reduce stress.

Ask yourself: Have I felt more drained than energized lately? If the answer is yes, then take a mental day off!

Remember: One day of a mental vacay isn’t going to hurt anyone (except you if you don’t relax). The world will continue to spin. Thoughts have a very big impact on our life and overall health- think positive thoughts, smile and be happy. 

Look for next month’s small change in the Nov 2019 newsletter!

You Are What You Eat:

Learn Sugar's Aliases

Make no mistake, sugar is a legitimate addiction. The body can build tolerance to sugar over time, requiring more and more of that sweet taste to satisfy. Consuming processed foods without added sugar is difficult. 

This is partially because of all the other names sugar goes by on food labels, including: 

  • high fructose corn syrup
  • corn syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • cane sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose

Click here for a list of other names for sugar. Even “natural” sugar sources like concentrated fruit juice, maple syrup, coconut sugars, and honey may need to be limited.

Don’t Replace with Artificial
Artificial sweeteners are showing to be counterproductive and potentially dangerous. Not only are artificial sweeteners linked to countless health complications, but they also trick your body into thinking they’re getting sugar without actually receiving. That causes the body to do what? You guessed it! Crave more sugar.

Looking for something full of nutrition and low in sugar? Think about Noni Fruit Leather

Did you know? As a raw food, noni fruit contains less than 1% carbohydrates. In addition, noni fruit’s compounds: saponins, flavonoids, and rutin can help maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range. 

Hawaiian Organic Noni’s Noni Fruit Leather is a raw food alternative that gives you all the essential nutrients present in the raw pulp of noni fruit — because it’s 100% raw noni pulp! Our unique low heat drying process (below 115F) of non-fermented noni pulp maintains the maximum potency and beneficial compounds found in noni fruit

Try some Noni Fruit Leather today!

Steve Frailey

About the Author: Steve Frailey

My wife and I (Steve Frailey) moved to Kauai, Hawaii in 1982 from our organic farm in California. There were no roads, electricity, water or buildings but lots of Noni trees (Morinda Citrifolia) in our valley. We also developed a deep relationship with Noni that was growing all through our valley.  Today we run our Hawaiian Organic Noni farm, and share the gift of health with people throughout the world.



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