Monday, April 15, 2013


Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, allow me to inform you.  Stress raises blood sugar.  Now how can we avoid stress?

There are many natural supplements that increase serotonin, the feel good chemical.  Among them are reishi and holy basil, and whey protein.

Reishi also lowers blood sugar on its own, if it is high.  Ganoderic acid A and B are the active ingredients.  You don't need to worry about taking too much reishi.  It is a mushroom, a food, and it is an adaptogen.  If your blood sugar does not need lowering, it will not lower it, but if it does, then the reishi goes to work.

Reishi also activates the immune system.

So does holy basil.  Holy basil generates lots of serotonin, and I guess it does not take much to figure out why they call it "holy."  Holy basil is great for lowering blood sugar, too.

Whey protein is a wonderful way to balance protein and carbs, and it also works to generate serotonin.  The amino acids in whey protein are all precursors to serotonin.  You get a distinct mood lift when you make whey protein a regular part of your diet.

Also good are:  exercise, far infrared sauna's, magnesium (Epsom salt baths) and deep breathing.

The standard treatments are meditation, prayer, and any other spiritual method that gets you out of yourself.  Take a kid to a park.  Volunteer at a soup kitchen.  Do anything you can to avoid the "poor me" phenomenon.  It is a wonderful world, full of magic and beauty.  Go take a look.  Your blood sugar will come down when you calm down.

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