I had a class again today. We learned how we could seek for signs of health declination from observation. As I wrote in Day 4 report, I had thick white tongue coating. We learned that this could have been a sign of anemia. This matched my self-diagnosis with neuromuscular sensitivity testing! I felt better by taking iron supplement. I took whole food iron supplement in 3 times of dosage than usual today. In a few minutes, I started to feel the tongue coating was going thinner, and I was feeling more grounded.
Blood sugar cleanse itself will promote the circulation of blood, but if there isn’t enough blood to begin with, it is difficult to circulate blood. This is where I need to work on regarding my health. I have a family medical history of stroke in both side of my parents. I need to be careful with my blood circulation.
My blood sugar level on the last day was 85mgl/dL. A week before the program, it was 127mg/dL. Now my blood sugar is in the optimal range. I will try to keep it closer to this.
When blood sugar is high, your blood circulation suffers. Here are some tips you can do to promote microvascular circulation, from a lecture by an Australian herbalist Kerry Bone, B.Sc (Hons), Dip Phyto on September 28, 2013, complied by an herbalist Charlotte Kikel, MS, NC, ACN, summed up by me. If you need more information, please shoot me an email.
- 1. Consume fresh, raw garlic: Garlic demonstrates blood thinning activity. It also dilates the microvascular system: specific compounds in garlic interact with the red blood cells to produce hydrogen sulfide, which is a gas involved in cellular communication that relaxes the blood vessels.
- 2. 1 cup of berries per day. This would include blueberries (considered less active than bilberry), strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, even pomegranate. Berries improve the integrity of connective tissue, which as a part of blood vessels in essential to healthy circulation.
- 3. 20 grams or 2/3 oz of dark chocolate (85% cocoa is ideal): There are 30 grams in one onse, so this is not a lot of chocolate. Cocoa has been shown to stabilize endothelial function of the blood vessels when stressed by high blood sugar.
- 4. 8 oz beet root juice per day: Beets accumulate nitrates, which promote nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide will support healthy microvascular circulation and blood pressure.
- 5. Spend time in the sun: Sunlight promotes nitric oxide as well, thus dilating the blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.
To lower blood sugar, or just prevent any disease, please limit your sugar, starch and refined carbohydrate intake. If you are interested in going on the program, please book a 30 min. free consultation!