Mastering Blood Sugar

Finding Balance: A Conversation on Nutrition and Health with Angelique Panagos

May 03, 2023 Dr. Brian Mowll Season 1 Episode 43
Mastering Blood Sugar
Finding Balance: A Conversation on Nutrition and Health with Angelique Panagos
Show Notes

In this episode, Angelique Panagos, a nutritional therapist from the UK, joins the show to chat about the topics of hormones, digestion, and blood sugar health. Angelique shares that blood sugar is the cornerstone of her work as it significantly impacts energy levels, hormonal symptoms, mental clarity, and overall quality of life. She emphasizes the importance of balancing blood sugar levels to help reverse hormonal conditions and improve people's quality of life. This episode provides valuable insights into the role of nutrition in promoting overall health and wellness. Tune in for a conversation about the benefits of functional medicine and how it can help clients effectively manage various health conditions.

Balancing Blood Sugar Levels

Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health and well-being. Nutritional therapist Angelique Panagos believes that balancing blood sugar levels is the cornerstone of her work and is vital for improving people's quality of life. When our blood sugar levels become unbalanced, it can lead to various issues, from hormonal imbalances and digestive problems to poor mental clarity and low energy. 

When working with clients, Angelique analyzes their diets for refined carbohydrates, sugary foods, long periods without eating, and caffeine. She also requests a food and mood diary to understand their eating habits and mood changes. Nutritional therapists can help identify imbalances and create a plan to achieve balanced blood sugar levels, emphasizing the importance of paying attention to our diets.

Reduce Stress and Eat Better

One of the most common mistakes that can lead to poor blood sugar levels is eating desserts for breakfast. Clever marketing has tricked many people, making identifying healthy food choices difficult. Eating processed foods and sugary snacks can also lead to poor blood sugar levels. 

Modern life often causes stress, which can harm our health and affect our blood sugar levels. To minimize stress, taking time for self-care is crucial, along with being mindful of our diets. Practicing self-care and eating a balanced diet can improve our overall health and well-being.

Make Lifestyle Changes To Balance Hormones

One of the most important things we can do to improve our health is to make lifestyle changes to balance our hormones. Hormones are crucial for our overall health and well-being, and when they are out of balance, they can significantly impact our physical and mental health.

Hormonal imbalances can affect stress hormones, sex hormones, and thyroid hormones, causing various symptoms such as tiredness, irritability, and hair loss. To balance hormones, we need lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, eating a balanced diet, and practicing self-care. Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can help reduce stress.

Key Takeaways

[00:01:10] Importance of blood sugar health.
[00:05:17] Dessert for breakfast.
[00:07:27] Deceptive marketing of "healthy" foods.
[00:10:38] Sugar and hormone balance.
[00:14:21] Hormones and stress interplay.
[00:18:00] Hormonal effects on health.
[00:21:44] Changing diet for PCOS.
[00:25:13] PCOS and sugar addiction.
[00:29:18] Hormonal balance and diet.
[00:33:32] Food industry's social responsibility.


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