In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at why high blood sugar after meals is a good predictor for heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.
Over 30% of type II diabetics (those who can’t metabolize sugar well) do not realize they are diabetic because their fasting blood sugar levels are normal at less than 100/mg/dL and their doctor has told them they are not diabetic.
If their fasting blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 mg/dL they are usually told they are pre-diabetic when in fact they are already at high risk for a heart attack.
Most type II diabetes can be prevented or corrected with lifestyle changes:
1. weight loss if overweight
3. avoid smoking
4. avoid or severely restrict alcohol
5. eat a healthful diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and other seeds.
6. avoid sugared drinks including fruit juices, sugar-added foods and other refined carbohydrates.
7. avoid red meat, processed meats, and fried foods.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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