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Is Blood Sugar Imbalance Caused by Grain Consumption?

Last week we talked about the effects of blood sugar on overall health and healing potential.  One of the biggest causes of blood sugar imbalance is the over consumption of grains. But there is two parts to this story.

The second part of the story, or problem, is a chemical called glyphosate, or as most of us know it…


The Dangers of GMO Crops

This chemical is being used in massive amounts today unlike when we were kids. Studies show that it causes holes in our gut linings (leaky gut). It has also been shown to disrupt our good gut bacteria, which affects multiple other functions from normal brain activity to immune function, and compromises detox pathways.

This chemical is being used on all conventional grains and I believe leading to a modern day epidemic of unexplained illnesses. The majority of this nasty chemical is being used on genetically modified organisms (GMO) such as grain.

GMO’s are a much greater threat than gluten.

Conventional grains provide a massive exposure to GMOs. Unlike hybridization, where a gene is changed, a GMO is an organism that has been genetically engineered so that a new DNA is added to a specific plant or organism to change how it functions.

For example, corn crops have been genetically modified to resist drought or the herbicide glyphosate. Monsanto is the creator of the Roundup Ready seeds that have been genetically modified to withstand large amounts of the herbicide glyphosate.

Glyphosate, as noted above, is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s product Roundup. That’s right, they produce the seeds that can handle more of their chemical. That’s a profit machine at the expense of billions of lives!


The Gluten Craze: Good or Bad?

The current gluten-free craze is adding fuel to the fire. The market is now flooded with gluten-free products, with many folks endorsing their health benefits. These products are filled with starches from potato, rice, corn and tapioca which spike blood sugar just as much, if not more, than other glutinous grains or even refined sugar.

Overconsumption of these “super sugar” ingredients can end up leaving you fatter and sicker than ever. I’ve found that all grains and sugars must be eliminated until blood sugar is controlled and cellular inflammation is reduced. Not to mention many of these products contain GMO ingredients like corn.

If information on the dangers of GMOs can catch on like the gluten craze there is a chance this message can get out to the masses. Monsanto is fighting with everything they have to keep label laws from passing, which will make it law to label foods that contain GMO ingredients.

After all, if they are so healthy and as great as Monsanto claims then what are they afraid of?

The Benefits of Controlling Your Blood Sugar

To look young, regulate hormones, have all day energy, and simply feel your best, control your blood sugar. Begin by removing, or strongly limiting, grains from your diet, following core principles of the Max Living Advanced Nutrition Plan.

Replace Grains

For my family, we remove grains as often as possible, which significantly helps to decrease inflammation and heal our cells. Simply replace all the grains with plenty of organic vegetables, high quality proteins, low-glycemic fruits, and lots of healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

Consume Quality Fats

Quality dietary fat is necessary for blood sugar regulation. I love to eat lots of good fat in the form of:

  • coconut oil
  • MCT oil
  • grass-fed animal protein
  • sprouted nuts and seeds
  • raw, cultured, full-fat, grass-fed dairy.

Increasing saturated fat and cholesterol from natural, whole food sources is a key approach to controlling blood sugar and improving overall health. Yes, that means eating a spoonful of butter is A-Okay in my book (grass-fed, of course).

Get Enough Protein

Also note, consuming a moderate, not high, amount of protein is critical to controlling blood sugar. Overeating protein actually spikes your blood sugar via a process called gluconeogenesis, which ends up creating the same problem you were trying to avoid in the first place.

I’ve found a higher fat, moderate protein, lower carbohydrate ratio controls blood sugar very well, and therefore works to slow down the clock.

Staying around or below 100 grams of healthy carbs a day is a rough estimate, and gender, age, activity level, genetics and other factors play a role so experimentation is key to finding the right range for your body. However, this carb amount and dietary ratio are NOT hard and fast rules, which lead to my next point – YOU MUST UNDERSTAND ALL THE ASPECTS OF WHAT REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR TO BE SUCESSFUL!


Sign Up for the Blood Sugar Health Workshop on November 13th to learn all about maintaining healthy Blood Sugar levels.

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