Blood Sugar Metabolism
Author: Linda Sinden Date Posted:7 May 2018
Are you, a family member or friend experiencing
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Increased fluid uptake
- Increased appetite
- Rapid weight loss despite over-eating
If your answer is yes, then your blood sugar metabolism may be disordered. A routine blood test can be done to identify if this is an issue for you. If you, your family member or friend are experiencing a disordered blood sugar metabolism in which the blood sugar levels are abnormally high then they may be experiencing signs of Diabetes and a visit to their Doctor is advised.
Diabetes is the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin to assimilate and store sugar. High levels of blood sugar collect in the blood which can lead to atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, loss of vision and poor circulation. The main types of diabetes are juvenile-onset diabetes, which generally develops in people under 20, and mature-onset diabetes which more commonly occurs in adults over 40. Some women develop a form of diabetes called gestational diabetes that develops during pregnancy and then disappears after the birth.
Diabetes is due to loss of intelligence in the physiology. Basically the pancreas loses its proper functioning; this can be due to genetic predisposition, particularly in juvenile-onset diabetes, or poor diet, lack of exercise and being overweight. Transcendental Meditation or Maharishi Ayurveda herbal preparations can assist in re-enlivening the physiology’s innate intelligence.
Kapha Pacifying Diet
Diabetes is predominantly a Kapha related disorder so a Kapha Pacifying Diet and lifestyle will assist in regulating blood sugar even if you already have the condition. Favour foods with predominantly bitter, astringent and pungent tastes. Leafy greens such as lettuce, bok choy, silverbeet and spinach are both bitter and astringent. Although less common in the western diet, bitter gourd and fenugreek are particularly balancing to Kapha’s sluggishness. Quinoa, barley and amaranth are the most suitable grains for Kapha. Pungent tastes include ginger, black pepper, cloves and turmeric. Favour warm, cooked, light meals and avoid excess dairy, meat and sweet food.
- Eating regular meals with a larger meal at lunch time and a lighter dinner will also help to balance Kapha and stabilise blood sugar levels.
- Drinking Be Trim Tea, Kapha Tea or boiled water helps to get rid of toxins that could inhibit the function of the pancreas and the liver.
- Consider taking Gluco Balance prior meals 3 x day. The principal herbs in Gluco Balance assist with carbohydrate metabolism and overall digestion, help regulate and protect liver function and support normal functions that can be strained by poor sugar metabolism
- If you are overweight also consider taking Be Trim 1 or Be Trim 2 prior meals and Digest Tone prior your evening meal and at bedtime.
- Regular exercise is an important part of a Kapha balancing regime. Walking 5kms a day is useful for stimulating pancreatic functioning.
- Avoid sleeping in past 6am into Kapha time of day (6am-10am) as the body’s channels can become blocked with ama and the mind and body can become sluggish.
- In the case of mature-onset diabetes, prevention is the key. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and avoid fatty, sugary foods.
- While insulin may still be needed in the case of juvenile-onset diabetes, this type can also benefit from a good diet and regular routine.
A consultation with a Maharishi Ayurveda trained health practitioner is recommended.
Wishing you the bliss of balance