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  • The Importance of Optimal Blood Sugar

    Maybe you're here because you're wondering why I'm making such a big deal about blood sugar. Because blood sugar and what the body does with that sugar, provides the energy that fuels all the other These are the better known, and more severe risks of high blood sugar. and they never have to figure out how to lower their blood sugar. also reduce blood sugar values back to their optimal levels!

  • How to Measure Your Blood Sugar

    Measuring and recording your blood sugar regularly is an important part of the healing process. To take your blood sugar you will need a glucometer. Immediately after they draw your blood at the lab, do the finger prick and measure you blood sugar with Most likely, you'll test your blood sugar first thing in the morning in order to test your fasting blood sugar.

  • So Let's Talk about Ozempic (and medications in general)

    GLP-1 is a hormone that regulates blood sugar and satiety by doing several things in the human body. When this drug is taken by diabetics, studies have shown that it lowers their blood sugar and assists So what is the cost of taking the drug to lower blood sugar and lose weight with Ozempic? This results in lower blood sugar, and weight-loss. This is a very sad outcome, as these individuals will struggle with insulin, blood sugar, and weight

  • The Importance of Optimal Blood Pressure

    So your doctor has told you that your blood pressure is elevated, now what? Or maybe it's high enough they have recommended that you go on some blood pressure medication. Why do you even want to optimize your blood pressure? Even once blood sugar is elevated several steps toward significant chronic disease have already been Those medications, by managing your blood pressure, will mitigate some of your risks.

  • How to Measure Your Blood Pressure

    To take a proper resting blood pressure, first sit quietly for 10 minutes. Be sure you have your blood pressure equipment within reach. After 10 minutes are up, measure your blood pressure following these instructions. Place the blood pressure cuff on your right arm (unless otherwise instructed). It is best to avoid caffeine before taking your blood pressure.

  • The Importance of Monitoring

    At Choy Wellness, the two outcomes that we may want to measure are blood pressure and blood glucose. To measure blood pressure, we recommend this device from Omron. To measure blood sugar, we recommend this glucometer from Contour. See the post, How to Measure Your Blood Sugar and How to Measure Your Blood Pressure for our recommendation

  • Why Do More than Medications?

    So again, if the problem is high blood pressure, and the medication the doctor prescribes lowers blood High blood pressure isn't a deficiency of blood pressure medication! There are many causes but two common ones are thick sludgy blood (a very technical term :-) ) and blood So we ask why she has thick sludgy blood. In fact, her blood pressure lowers to a point where her doctor decreases the dosage of her blood pressure

  • Calcium: Health Benefits and Supplementation

    OTHER CALCIUM FUNCTIONS IN THE BODY Calcium floods into muscle cells (skeletal, smooth & cardiac) and mechanism calcium plays a role in every movement we make, the beating of our heart, the movement of blood through blood vessels, and the movement of food through the digestive tract. Calcium initiates the release of blood-clotting agents from platelets.

  • Choosing Quality Supplements

    For example, if an individual has high blood pressure, there are MANY supplements that claim to help reduce high blood pressure. Is the individual's blood pressure high because they are dehydrated? Is it because the walls of their blood vessels have lost elasticity? Depending on the cause of high blood pressure, different supplements will work for different people and

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D facilitates the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract, it maintains optimal blood researchers found that 8000IU seems to be the dosage required to maintain optimal levels measured with blood

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