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Balancing Blood Sugar Levels

Balancing blood sugar levels is an art

We want neither to be in a hypo-glycaemic or hyper-glycaemic state. We really want to stay somewhere in between. However, many of us spend the day on a blood-sugar rollercoaster. Up and down and all over the place. 3 pm chocolate anyone? Read on to learn more sugar nutrition facts.

When we eat, our body releases insulin, which mops up the glucose molecules and shuttles them into our cells to store as energy. When we ingest sugary foods and refined carbs, our sugar levels quickly spike and then quickly dive again as insulin does its job. This leaves us feeling low and can lead to cravings and cycle repetition. In more extreme cases, insulin resistance, diabetes and other morbidities.

A Nutritionist can help you to get off the blood-sugar rollercoaster.

Three things you can do to help stabilise blood-sugar levels:

1 Eat protein with each meal.

2 Choose wholefoods over refined and convenience foods.

3 Try to eat foods with a low glycaemic load (low GL foods) that take longer to digest.


Balancing blood sugar levels is particularly important if you are struggling with energy levels, erratic moods, cravings or are diabetic or prediabetic.

Food Sensitivities and Food Allergies

Dealing with food sensitivities can be frustrating and leave us feeling uncomfortable, itchy, bloated, and irritable. The challenge lies in the fact that these sensitivities may not show up as “true allergies” in standard GP tests, which can leave us puzzled and powerless.

It’s important to recognise that there is a wide range of potential culprits when it comes to food sensitivities. From sugar and dairy to gluten, nightshades, caffeine, salicylates, histamine, oxalates, nuts, legumes, and many more, the list can feel overwhelming.

If you suspect that certain foods are triggering your symptoms but struggle to pinpoint the specific culprit or find effective ways to avoid it, seeking the guidance of a nutritional therapist can be immensely helpful. A qualified professional can support you through an elimination and careful reintroduction process, enabling you to identify problem foods and develop a tailored approach to managing your food sensitivities.

While food allergies and food sensitivities may differ in their mechanisms and severity, both can significantly impact our well-being. Don’t let the confusion and discomfort of food sensitivities hold you back. With the assistance of a knowledgeable nutritional therapist, you can regain control over your diet and find relief from your symptoms. 

Together we can embark on a journey of discovering your triggers, creating a personalised plan, and reclaiming your power over your health.