Manage blood sugar levels naturally
Michael T. Murray, ND
Metabolic syndrome results from the body's inability to control blood sugar levels. A fibre blend was shown in studies to lower blood sugar naturally.
Metabolic syndrome, syndrome X, hypoglycemia, and pre-diabetes are all names for
blood sugar disorders that describe the way a body tries, but fails, to handle blood sugar.
Having carefully studied the body’s relationship to sugar and its partner insulin, I can tell you two things:
More than 60 percent of Canadians have insulin resistance, a condition that contributes to obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Research has shown that some people who have trouble with excess weight may not realize that they are on a blood sugar rollercoaster. As they eat (or overeat), blood sugar levels and insulin levels alternately surge and plummet, leading to fatigue, irritability, and extreme food cravings–providing fuel for the roller coaster via more of the wrong kinds of foods.
Levelling Out the Ride
To derail the blood sugar roller coaster, the body needs help. Extensive research at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Centre for Functional Medicine has led to the development of a polysaccharide (fibre) blend that may help slow down and level out the processes of digestion and metabolism of food, with resulting significant improvements in blood sugar balance. A study conducted on individuals with metabolic syndrome showed that consumption of a blend of fibre improved overall metabolic control by reducing insulin resistance. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and the LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio were
In other research, use of this fibre blend reduced postprandial (after-meal) blood glucose levels by 23 percent and improved insulin sensitivity more than 35 percent after just three weeks of daily use. Subjects in this study also lost significant amounts of body fat compared to those in the control group, although no specific dietary advice was given to the participants to encourage weight loss during the three-week-long clinical trial.
By eliminating the effects of after-meal insulin spiking, and by helping people feel full and satiated, the problems of excess body fat and insulin resistance are both handled. To your body, all food is basically sugar. Build a better relationship with food and sugar, and have a happier, healthier body with a fibre blend.