Maintaining optimal blood sugar balance is crucial for overall health and well-being. Nurturing a CleanPANCREAS involves understanding the key functions of the pancreas in blood sugar regulation, exploring testing options to assess pancreatic health, and implementing strategies to support healthy blood sugar levels and pancreatic function.
Why is it important to have CleanPANCREAS?
Insulin Production: The pancreas is responsible for producing and secreting insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Insulin helps cells in the body absorb glucose from the bloodstream and promotes its storage or use as an energy source.
Glucagon Production: The pancreas also produces glucagon, another hormone involved in blood sugar regulation. Glucagon signals the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream when blood sugar levels are low, helping to raise them to a healthy range.
Enzyme Production: In addition to hormone production, the pancreas produces enzymes that aid in the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanPANCREAS?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanPANCREAS.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your pancreas health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your pancreas health using lab tests such as:
Pancreatic Function Tests: These tests evaluate the overall function of the pancreas by measuring markers such as fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and pancreatic enzymes. If you are working with our Cleanbody Team, we may discuss ordering pancreatic function tests to assess your pancreatic health.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Cleanbody Pillars support CleanPANCREAS:
CleanFOOD: Consuming a balanced diet that includes whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables supports pancreatic health and blood sugar balance. Avoiding excessive consumption of refined sugars, sugary beverages, and processed foods can promote a CleanPANCREAS.
CleanFITNESS: Engaging in regular exercise, including both aerobic and strength training activities, can support insulin sensitivity, improve blood sugar control, and promote a healthy pancreas. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week.
CleanMIND: Chronic stress can impact blood sugar regulation and pancreatic health. Implement stress management techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or engaging in activities that promote relaxation to support a CleanPANCREAS.
CleanROUTINE: Quality sleep is essential for maintaining optimal blood sugar regulation and pancreatic function. Aim for 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to support a CleanPANCREAS.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanPANCREAS, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.