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Tips for Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar imbalance and diabetes can be reversed by following the correct procedures to lower blood sugar and A1C, and lose belly fat. UCLA endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., writes in The Schwarzbein Principle about the myth of complex carbohydrates.

Whether we eat a whole grain muffin or a teaspoon of sugar, they all become glucose at the end of the digestive process. Over time, significantly reducing carbohydrates will increase the body’s ability to burn fat and better utilize the carbohydrates that we eat.

Besides diet, other factors come into play. Daily exercise alone can reduce resistance to insulin, thus lowering blood sugar. One study showed that walking only one mile per day (roughly 15 minutes) had significant results.

Correcting nutritional deficiencies for missing minerals such as chromium and vanadium, which help to maintain normal blood sugar levels, is key.

Normalizing adrenal function is also necessary. Adrenal activity affects blood sugar levels and vice versa. Making lifestyle changes and correcting nutritional habits take stress off of the adrenal gland.


Kenneth Haas, DC, CCSP, is the founder of Haas Wellness Center, located at 3315 Springbank Ln., Ste. 102, in Charlotte. For more information, call 704-837-2420, email [email protected] or visit

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