It can be so crazy to try to keep tabs on why we feel a certain way or why our levels are nuts or why exercise seems to cause more problems than it helps. It is the mystery of our bodies that make us want to pull out hair out sometimes and at other times makes us stand in utter amazement.
I have been seeing a naturlalpahth/Holistic…what ever you want to call them, practitioner for several months now. It has been such a lesson beyond glucose and diet. It has also allowed me to make better choices based on my individual body, not the "norm" or the "typical" diabetic. She tests me, my body, my needs and it is just amazing what my body reveals to her. She combines that with what my brain and emotions are also saying and comes to some astounding conclusions.
The reason I share this is because we all kind of understand that things like stress, illness, emotional stability and more can affect our levels. When the ability of the body to make the corrections needed fails, it falls into our hands and we too often cannot see what is really going on inside. So like me for years…I guess. Stab at something, Try something new. It's maddening.
Even when I am feeling good, sleeping well and eating right, I can get weird readings and cannot find an external reason for it. Going to my practitioner on a weekly basis has really put me more in touch with what is happening that I don't even realize. I have so many ah-ha light bulb moments with her that I feel like a Broadway Marquis. She is teaching me to pay even more attention to my body and what it's telling me.
Our bodies are barraged with things from viruses, bacteria and parasites on a daily basis, even if they don't make us feel bad, they can still be at work inside. Things we don't like to think about until we are flat on our backs and sick. But these things all have say in what our glucose levels do as well and getting rid of the offenders can bring great results.
My body is amazing. It knows what it needs. Not what the mind or emotions say, but what it needs to repair what is damaged and get back on the road to true optimal health. It knows how to prioritize what needs help first and when I tackle that part, it opens up so many other things.
My goal with her has been my glucose levels and it turns out my body is in agreement. My pancreas has been asking for the most help and it gets hit the most with the things I never thought would cause issues directly with that organ.
Parasites were my first battle with it and once they were gone, my levels started to really stabilize. Food sensitivities was another thing. She testes me on all kinds of things, even things I bring from home and it guides me more clearly on what helps my body heal instead of what holds up progress. Yesterday it was a bacteria bug that is going around. Even though I am not feeling sick, I was having some signs of battle. So it was caught early and is being dealt with and even today, my glucose numbers are improved. These things manifest themselves in all kinds of ways that until now, I just glossed over or ignored or worse yet, never even realized.
So I am learning to understand that even things I don't see are really busy inside, either messing me up or helping me. It gives me less frustration in my diabetic journey to know that just because I can't see why I get a crazy reading of high or low, doesn't mean that I am doing something wrong. It could be that there is a battle going on inside that I need to address.
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