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Blood Sugar Dysregulation in O’Fallon

couple enjoying watermelonEverything starts with food. Through functional medicine at Back Pain Center, we empower our patients to maintain a healthy blood sugar to improve both weight and overall well-being.

The Standard American Diet is a recipe for disaster. Processed foods with refined sugars, simple carbohydrates, and inflammatory seed oils like vegetable and canola oils are manufactured to be highly palatable and hard to resist.

These processed foods lead to sudden spikes in blood sugar right after you eat them, making it harder and harder to keep your blood sugar stable. Your pancreas then over-produces insulin to clear excess sugar from the blood, thus leading your body to become de-sensitized to insulin. Moreover, overconsumption of simple carbohydrates leads your body to convert sugar into triglycerides, which are then stored as body fat.

The more sugar, flour, and seed oils you’re eating, the harder it is to lose weight. You’re also more likely to have high cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides.

Our Well-Rounded Approach

During your first visit, we’ll do a deep dive into your nutrition history along with looking inside your mouth and assessing your skin, nails, and hair to check for any nutritional imbalances.

We have a food-first approach since we believe you can solve many health problems simply by cleaning up your diet. Our functional medicine practitioner will then work with you to replace processed and packaged foods with whole foods focusing on fruits, vegetables, clean protein sources, and healthy fats.

To achieve even more powerful effects, we may add supplements to the dietary plan to help normalize your blood markers. We take a natural approach with micronutrients and botanicals such as berberine to achieve the same effects as common medications for diabetes and other conditions.

Our goal is to help you regulate your metabolism without any of the downstream side effects of medications.

We’ll also cover personalized lifestyle recommendations. Walking for 10-15 minutes after a meal and waiting to eat your first meal around noon can give your body the chance to adapt, reset, and burn stored fats and sugars.

Bring Your Body Into Balance Today

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Book now so we can start making good nutrition doable.

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Blood Sugar Dysregulation O’Fallon MO | (636) 978-5511