Stabilize Blood Sugar with Regularly Spaced Meals

Maintaining consistent blood sugar levels ensures they won’t spike or drop quickly. Spikes in either direction produce cortisol, whose job is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Cortisol is the stress hormone, so keeping it at consistently reduced levels is optimal for everyone’s sake. Given the breakdown of optimal food portions, a good idea would be to toss the muffin and bagel and opt instead for some pre-baked egg cups or a morning protein smoothie.
  • ½ vegetables of the widest variety of color/flavor/texture {to provide food in the form of butyrates to the microbiome, our master conductor in concert with the brain for hormone, neurotransmitter and other functions};
  • ¼ lean protein (for meat and vegan options, visit Healthline)
  • 1/8 healthy fat (nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado, nut milks)
  • 1/8 starchy carbs (potatoes,  rice, lentil, legumes, sweet potatoes, beans)

Check Vitamin D in Lab Blood Draw

Low vitamin D can result in anxiety, low immune function, and poor sleep quality. But make sure you need it before adding it to your supplement routine. Vitamin D toxicity can cause nausea and vomiting, weakness, and frequent urination, and could progress to bone pain and kidney problems, including calcium stones.

Lifewave Aeon Acupatch

During Shelter In Place 2020, I learned of this marvelous technology for meridian-based treatment using light therapy. The LifeWave Aeon Acupatches are crystalline patches infused with specific light frequencies that, when applied to specific points on the body, elicit a programmed response. The patches come with a pamphlet that shows the points to alternate – my favorite one for stress reduction is between the great and second toe.

You can purchase them easily in my store HERE. Aeon is designed to elicit anti-inflammatory and stress-reduction activity.  You simply apply one patch for 8 hours at a time – ideally during the hours when stress is likely to be amplified. I recommend doing this for 5 days on and 2 days {weekend} off. Be sure to be very well-hydrated, as your body is working continuously during that time the patches are on. I suggest drinking 2 liters each day, and adding electrolytes to everyone’s water bottles to ensure that it’s getting across the cellular ion channels to clean out cellular debris. I like Nuun electrolyte tablets, which I buy at my local health food store. As electrolytes are often part of sports enhancement, some contain caffeine. I recommend the Nuun Rest, lavender and chamomile (lavender label). Kids love the flavors, so it’s an easier way to keep them hydrated, especially while back at school!