Is "Stress" the root of all evil!
So the question for today is this . . . are you "Stressful" or "Stress-free"?
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. And stress is the body's reaction to a challenge or demand. It can make you frustrated, angry or even nervous.
Stress can cause low energy, headaches, upset stomach including diarrhea, constipation and nausea, aches, pains and tense muscles, chest pain and rapid heartbeat, insomnia, frequent colds and infections, and loss of sexual desire and/or ability.
I think most of us knew all that . . .
But did you know that stress can also increase a person's "blood sugar" and glycated hemoglobin levels? Which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
You see . . . stress blocks the body from releasing "insulin" and that lets glucose pile up in the blood. So the more stress you have . . . the more build up of blood sugar and ultimity now it becomes a health issue.
So let's explore stress and diabetes a little more . . .
As I just stated . . . stress blocks the body from releasing insulin, which in time can cause diabetes . . . but what if you already have diabetes and then become stressed?
Well . . stress aggravates diabetes. Stress will raise blood sugar levels, activate fat cells, impair glucose tolerance, increase insulin resistance and impact blood pressure.
So it only make sense . . . we need to focus on lowering our stress level to reverse the effects on our blood sugar and insulin sensitivity.
Okay . . . so how do we fix that???
Well . . . I'll tell you a little secret I discovered many years ago . . .