“Blood sugar is like comparing water to Kool-Aid – while water flows through our body, Kool-Aid can’t flow as well because it’s stickier. When we have too much sugar in our bloodstream, our body has a harder time carrying out the processes it needs to.” – Dr. Georgia Nab
About 1 in 5 people in the United States have diabetes but don’t know it, according to the CDC. While people generally know sugar isn’t good for the body, most people don’t know why our consumption of it needs to be managed – not eliminated. In today’s show, Dr. Michelle Robin invites Dr. Georgia Nab – a Functional Medicine doctor at Your Wellness Connection – to help people understand what’s really happening in the body once we consume sugar and why it’s then converted to blood sugar. If you have ever wondered what glycemic and glucose mean – or the difference between metabolic syndrome (prediabetes), Type I, Type I.5, Type II, and Type III – this week’s episode will give you a clearer understanding of each one in very simple terms. Dr. Nab even dives into how our blood sugar numbers have a tremendous impact on our hormonal levels and anxiety issues in today’s world. She encourages listeners that small changes can make a big difference. At the end of the episode, Dr. Nab will also share why sleep and movement matter in managing your blood sugar – ending with some tips that can help you get on a better path toward wellness.
About Today’s Guest:
Dr. Georgia Nab entered the chiropractic industry in 1992 by owning a chiropractic clinic in Wichita, Kansas. From 2012 through 2017, she joined a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin to provide chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and educational training to the employees at the company’s corporate headquarters. While there, she authored her book called 1 Degree of Change, in addition to numerous other publications. In 2015, she graduated with her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine degree. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Western States for their Master’s program. Dr. Nab is a Certified Nutrition Specialist from the Board for Nutrition Specialist and works with Affiliated Monitors, an independent monitoring company for professionals.