Know your glycemic index. A food’s glycemic index is a measure of how easily that food will raise glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. We all need to keep our blood sugar at stable levels.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Toxic Sugar”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
Glucose is important because the body uses it for energy. However, the body needs to keep our glucose levels within a surprisingly narrow range.
When we consume sugary foods, we spike our blood sugar levels. The body must respond by releasing insulin. Consistently high levels of insulin will cause all kinds of physical problems including obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Intermittent fasting will not only add years to your life, but life to your years. Many important bio-markers associated with aging, are significantly reduced through intermittent fasting. (1)[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting for Graceful Aging”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
The universal, age-old pursuit, is the fountain of youth. In 1513 Ponce De Leon landed in St. Augustine Florida in pursuit of it. Of course, he didn’t find what he was looking for. However, if ever there was an actual fountain of youth, it would have to be intermittent fasting.
One of the most common misconceptions I run across is the belief that whether or not someone is healthy, or sickly, is mostly a matter of their genetic programming.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Genetic Determinism”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
We hear it all the time. A person may have high cholesterol, and, they say: “It runs in my family therefore, it’s genetic.” Or “They way I’m wired, I may as well attach those donuts directly to my thighs.”
They may think it’s a personality trait they’re born with like: worry, or laziness, or addictions. All of these statements reveal a belief in what I call genetic determinism.
Genes are not destiny. From where I sit, this type of thinking is a cop-out. It removes personal responsibility from the equation.Continue reading