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Lowering Elevated Glucose Levels

Thursday, 19 November 2009 12:01 PM

Question: What can be done for elevated glucose levels?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

In most cases elevated blood glucose levels are secondary to insulin resistance. What this means is that your insulin is not working properly in carrying out its job of transferring glucose from outside your cells to the inside, where it can be used to make energy. Insulin resistance is growing at an alarming rate in the United States, especially among the young.

One of the main culprits is consuming foods and drinks containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Also a diet high in saturated fats has been implicated. One of the strongest links is with abdominal obesity, that is, fat accumulation around the intestines, which can even occur in skinny individuals. Regular exercise, a low sugar intake, avoiding HFCS, avoiding glutamate food additives, and eating at least 5 to 10 servings of fruits and especially vegetables a day will go a long way to accomplishing your goals.

A number of supplements discussed in this newsletter lower blood glucose and correct insulin resistance. You can also read my newsletter on diabetes: “The Diabetes Solution,” June 2005.

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