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Balancing Glucose for Mental Clarity and Energy

In the modern world, burnout has become pervasive due to stress and overwork. However, emerging research suggests that biohacking techniques can mitigate burnout's effects and promote overall well-being. Among these techniques, managing glucose levels stands out as crucial for enhancing brain function, mental clarity and physical energy.

Elevated blood sugar levels pose risks for diabetics and contribute to inflammation, weight gain, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to conditions like cardiovascular disease. Stable blood sugar levels, conversely, improve mental health and sustain energy, vital for achieving goals and maintaining cognitive function.

Three simple strategies can regulate glucose spikes effectively:

Strategic Eating: Start meals with high-fiber vegetables, followed by proteins and fats, and conclude with carbohydrates and sugars. This sequence slows sugar absorption into the bloodstream.

Post-Meal Movement: Engage in light exercise or take a brisk walk for about 15 minutes after meals to aid digestion and regulate blood sugar.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Incorporate apple cider vinegar before consuming starchy or carbohydrate-heavy meals to lower the glycemic response.

Understanding how glucose levels fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, particularly during the luteal phase, offers insights for women’s health. Managing dietary choices during this phase can alleviate PMS symptoms associated with glucose spikes, such as irritability, fatigue, and mood swings.

By implementing these modifications, individuals can lay the groundwork for optimal brain health. Dr. Daniel Amen, a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist, underscores brain health's importance in preventing mental illness. This holistic approach forms the cornerstone of coaching programs by Amy Zygart, PharmD, also known as The Spiritual Pharmacist.

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