We offer Understanding Blood Sugar as part of
Herbs & Nutrition 101
The Foundational Nutritional Program.
Consisting of 6 information-packed videos.
You will also receive a downloadable study guide.
Understanding Blood Sugar
The red, hot vitality pumping through our veins holds tremendous power over how we feel each day.
While we all know blood is our life force, few of us understand how our circulatory systems have a direct impact on whether or not we feel motivated and capable to live out our best lives and seize the day with just as much energy as when we were kids.
Even though many of us have imbalances in our blood sugar or know someone suffering from diabetes or high cholesterol,
there are solutions to reversing its negative effects.
We take a highly complex system and break it down into six 30-minute videos,
so you can clearly understand the purpose of blood sugar, the effects of high and low blood sugar levels in the body,
and what to do to address it. Understanding Blood Sugar gives you the fuel to recognize symptoms of imbalanced blood sugar levels
and ideas for making positive changes in daily habits that will influence the trajectory of your health.
Be your best health advocate and empower your loved ones to do the same.
In this online course you will learn:
Take this course if you:
Class # 1 — Blood Sugar Definitions and Introductory Concepts
Understanding Blood Sugar Metabolism to Make Better Meal Choices
Checking in with Your Body and Connecting How You Feel to Daily Decisions
Glucose as Fuel and How the Body Breaks Down Carbohydrates
Energy Levels and the Difference between Glucose-fueled ATP Energy vs Stimulant Energy
Understanding Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Introduction of Insulin Resistance
Class # 2 — Physiology of Blood Sugar Metabolism: Carbohydrates, Sugar, and Fiber
Paleolithic Sugar History and sugar as nutrition
Plant Intelligence of Fruit Development
Difference in Quality of Food
Refined vs. Unrefined
Seed Dissection of Starch, Bran, Germ, Fiber, and Vitamins
Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates
Macronutrients: Fat/Protein Raw Materials Compared to Carbohydrate Fuel/Nutrition
Class# 3 — Connections between Diet and Chronic Disease
Blood Sugar Response from Meals
Refined Carbohydrates, Hyperinsulinemia and Type II diabetes
Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Blood Sugar Spike and Crash
Insulin and Glucagon: the Hormones Involved in Blood Sugar Metabolism
Contributing Factors to Insulin Resistance
Class #4 — Hyperinsulinemia and Cardiovascular Health
Risk Factors of Chronic Disease
Inflammation and Chronic Disease
Recognizing Insulin Resistance Symptoms
Class #5 — Prevention
Supplementing Nutritional Deficiencies in the Diet
Addressing Digestive Dysfunction
Lifestyle Changes to Support Optimal Health
Class #6 — Roles of Herbal Medicine
Artery and Capillary Strength
Sensitizing Cells to Insulin and Exercise
Digestive Function, Nutrient Absorption, and Bitters
Tonic and Nutrient-Rich Herbs for Assorted Systems