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Because I'm Sweet on You

BY: Andrea Nakayama

DATE: 2015-05-09

You know what?

I’m sweet on you and your health.

That’s why I kicked off the BOSS detox with the first educational class last night and I’m here to talk blood sugar balancing today. Wait, wait, don’t tune me out…

It’s so important that we have this conversation. Seriously!

There are a host of possible causes for bogus blood sugar metabolism. Things such as:

  • impaired cell receptivity

  • under or overactive adrenal glands

  • compromised liver health

  • too much sugar or refined carbohydrates or even high glycemic foods in the diet

  • thyroid issues

  • surplus stress

  • and more!

Let’s dive into the FAQ BS (that’s your frequently asked questions about blood sugar). These are the questions I hear most often, that may well be yours too!


Question: What is hypoglycemia?

Answer: Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. This is the state when the levels of sugar in the blood fall below what the body needs to function normally. Hypoglycemia can lead to dizziness, moodiness and fatigue, but also to extreme sugar cravings. The body wants sugar just to come back to “normal” as quickly as possible.
Question: Does the average American really consume over 150 pounds of sugar a year?

Answer: Yes. It’s true! 200 years ago Americans ate about 2 pounds of sugar a year. Now that number is about 3 pounds (or 6 cups) a week! But hold on, you’re not off the hook yet. . .

Many of us think that we don’t eat sugar because we don’t eat sweets like candy, cake and ice cream. But sugar is hidden in many non-suspect places, and even if you don’t eat packaged foods and eat a low-glycemic diet, you still may have problems with blood sugar.

It all starts with what you eat, but ultimately it’s about what your body can do with what you eat. If your body’s ability to manage blood sugar is impaired, then it’s your blood sugar you want to look at, not just your sugar intake.
Question: Don’t we need glucose?

Answer: You bet we do. Glucose supplies your cells with food and energy. You can still get glucose from complex carbohydrates such as beans (if you eat them), grains (again, if you eat them), vegetables and low glycemic fruits like berries and apples.
Question: If I have blood sugar issues, do I have a disease?

Answer: No. Not necessarily. Low blood sugar is a condition suggesting that the body’s chemistry is out of balance. That said, prolonged mismanagement of blood sugar can lead to increased risk for chronic disease states such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and Candida (yeast overgrowth).
Question: Does blood sugar affect my mood?

Answer: Indeed it does. The cells in your brain need glucose to function, just as the rest of your body does. Yet all parts of the body ~ except the brain ~ can use stored forms of glucose as well as fat for energy. When the glucose in your blood stream is swinging high and low, the nervous system (brain) will be affected, leading to nervousness, irritability, anxiety and headaches. . . not to mention extreme cravings. (Oh, those.)
Question: How do I lean what’s happing with my blood sugar?

Answer: Join me for the BOSS Detox, where I’ll hold your hand and show you how, every step of the way. . .


There you have it. My favorite facts about blood sugar balance.

Is it time to focus on your blood sugar balance? There’s still time to join me and the rest of the robust community starting to find some balance of their own.
You’re Not the Boss of Me! Controlling Your Blood Sugar So It Doesn’t Control You starts Monday and the first class is ready for you to listen to this weekend!

I’m saving a spot just for you, because, like I said, I’m sweet on you!



P.S. Your action steps today are easy!

  1. start considering your blood sugar. Is it swinging high or dipping low?

  2. join me for BOSS and learn how to become the BOSS of your blood sugar

  3. and if you’re already in for BOSS, woohoo! see you on the message board!

Andrea Nakayama

By: Andrea Nakayama, FxNA Founder & Functional Medicine Nutritionist

Functional Nutrition Alliance provides the comprehensive online Functional Nutrition training in the Science & Art of the Functional Nutrition practice. Learn to address the roots of your clients’ suffering with client education, diet & lifestyle modifications.


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