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The Most Commonly Underestimated Cause of Blood Sugar Issues: Stress!

I see it every day. The macros are perfect yet you’re still struggling with high levels of blood sugar or frequent crashes.

It’s time to finally take a hard look at how much time you are spending in a stressed state.

Acute stressors, even rushing around getting ready to leave the house, can lead to a spike in blood sugar that’s visible on a CGM.

But I’m not as concerned about those short periods of stress, like exercise, because that’s what our body was built for.

What our body was NOT built for was the chronic stress that we experience in our modern, fast-paced lifestyle.

Chronic stress raises glucose over time, can contribute to insulin resistance, hormone imbalances, gut issues and literally soooo many other issues.

Chronic stress depletes the adrenals which are a major organ of blood sugar regulation.

Even though most of our stress isn’t going anywhere, we do have some control.

It’s soo important to get our bodies out of a stressed state and into a relaxed state (parasympathetic) throughout the day.

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