VIRTUAL — Reframing Nutrition Part 3: Blood Sugar Basics
Reframing Nutrition Part 3: Blood Sugar Basics — The Roles of Glucose, Insulin, Leptin and Ghrelin with Tina Sprinkle
Half of all American adults are diabetic or are insulin resistant (pre-diabetic) with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next five years. Fortunately, we don’t need to wait until we develop diabetes and/or obesity to do something to manage our blood sugar and insulin levels. Blood sugar balance is at the center of metabolic health.
Understanding the role of our hormone’s glucose, insulin, leptin, and ghrelin, helps us make informed choices about the quality and quantity of the foods we eat.
Glucose is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. It is especially important for the brain, which is the most energy-demanding organ in the body. Glucose in the blood is maintained within a narrow range through a powerful hormone called insulin. Made in the pancreas, insulin’s job is to shuttle glucose into the cells and store the excess as fat.
Leptin, also known as the “satiety” hormone, produced by your fat cells and tells the brain there’s enough fat in storage to help us feel full and stop eating. Ghrelin levels, known as a “hunger hormone,” are highest before eating and lowest about an hour after eating.
When working correctly, these four hormones maintain a delicate balance between glucose, fat storage, hunger, and satiety. In this workshop, we’ll explore factors that may interrupt hormone balance and lead to metabolic dysfunction, weight gain, and more.
4-PART SERIES | REFRAMING NUTRITION: A FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO FOOD, PHYSIOLOGY, AND IMPROVED METABOLIC HEALTH.
Only 12% of Americans have optimal metabolic health which means the other 88% of us are suffering from some type of metabolic dysfunction. This may present itself as stubborn weight gain, belly fat, brain fog, disordered sleep, and increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, autoimmunity, Alzheimer’s and more.
The good news is you have the power to interrupt and reverse metabolic dysfunction via nutrition and lifestyle intervention, even if you’ve been unsuccessful in the past.
This four-part series will help you:
Understand that body function is a series of biochemical processes independent of will power, commitment, or failure.
Utilize nutrition as a powerful ally to move beyond a toxic “diet” mindset for greater health, empowerment, and healing.
Discover and support your body’s unique nutritional and physiological needs to optimize your innate potential for health and healing.
Learn to think functionally about our health- to focus on the root cause of our symptoms and not just the symptoms themselves.
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Tina Sprinklehas been a leader in the health and wellness field for forty years, opening her first business, The Sweat Shop, in the mid-eighties. Building on her passion for movement and fitness, Tina went on to get certifications in Group Exercise, STOTT PILATES, Anti-Gravity Fitness Training, and Functional Nutrition.
Tina is currently pursuing a two-year certification at the Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology as she understands the challenge hormones present in finding lasting health and balance.
In addition to collaborating with clients one on one, Tina offers online nutrition courses, small group coaching, and wellness adventure retreats in the United States and abroad