December 19, 2022

Blood glucose

Question:

Recently I was talking to a man I met who had a blood glucose monitoring tool in his arm. He asked his doctor to put it in as an experiment so he could monitor his blood sugar levels for two weeks. He was telling me how he had noticed that his blood sugar levels spike if he drinks a juice or eats an orange or other piece of fruit.
Because of this experience, he is of the opinion that fruits are bad because they are high in sugar that spike his blood sugar levels. He was telling me details about how long it was taking his blood sugar to return to normal after eating certain fruits. He even said his blood sugar level spiked more from eating a piece of fruit than from eating ice cream.
Of course, I am a big fan of eating lots of fruits. But I’m trying to understand his experience and put it into context.
Why are fruits spiking his blood sugar levels? If blood sugar levels spike, should a person be concerned? With additional detox would he be able to handle fruits without the blood sugar level spiking?

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Terrain answer:

Blood sugar is not an issue of sugar, but an issue of fat toxicity. The amount of fat we have in our bodies affects the bodies ability to push sugar into the cells.
Sugar metabolism is also affected by fat metabolism. Fat takes a very long time to digest and carbs digest very quickly, especially fruits. When we eat a fat heavy meal even the night before we can interfere with the bodies ability to push sugar into our cells. This is why the natural human diet is naturally very low in fat and why we get symptoms of disease when we overeat on fats, even plant based fats like Avocados, nuts and seeds.
If he stopped putting in all the fats and let the body clear out the backlog of fats for a few weeks his blood sugar would normalize.

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Sugar does drive anything. The body directs all actions. Sugar is a substance which when digested it is placed into the blood stream for the body to transport the sugar to the cells to be turned into energy to run the cells. Fat when consumed coats the cells and blocks up the entrance to the cells which makes it harder for the body to transport the sugar from the blood stream to the cell interior. When this happens the sugar remains in the blood stream and the body has to produce more insulin to push the sugar through the fat. It is the fat which causes the body difficulty in transporting sugar. Even type 1 diabetics thrive on fruits, but they cannot eat high protein or high fat diets without destroying their organs. Type 2 diabetes is rapidly reversed on fruits when fats are limited to under 10% of calories. Here is a video that explains further: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/diabetes-as-a-disease-of-fat-toxicity/

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