The most common call we get is when students struggle with overwhelming feelings of anger, fear and shame. We usually get them to a better place by clearing the negative energies connected to these feelings, but until we began working with Samantha, our Nutritional Therapist, we hadn’t considered the sugar connection and its toll on the physical body.
The truth is that sugar can start a downward spiral of negative emotions and/or reinforce them, and is directly connected to accelerated aging.
Sugar and simple carbohydrates put stress on the adrenal glands (walnut shaped glands that sit on the top of each kidney) by rapidly shifting blood sugar levels that in turn directly affect your mood. Cortisol, an adrenal hormone, works with insulin to maintain healthy levels of circulating glucose (blood sugar) and regulate the flow of glucose (the chief source of cellular energy) into the cells for energy production. When blood sugar levels are low (hypoglycemia), sweet cravings often follow. By eliminating sugar and processed foods, blood sugar remains more stable, providing less strain on the adrenal glands.
What can you do?
- Celebrate the amazing person you are by allowing patterns that no longer serve you to die so you can experience a rebirth of ideas. Keep in mind that many cultures around the world view the aging process as a positive, powerful tool for growth and renewal.
- Clear your way to enjoying healthier foods in their natural state so your Green Personality can shine through.
- Replace white sugar with natural sweeteners such as ground stevia leaves, coconut palm sugar, date sugar, raw honey, and maple syrup, and use them in moderation.