What is your hunger telling you? How do you feel after you eat certain foods? These questions are central to the discussion Danielle brings to the table to better help us understand our bodies.
Danielle Hamilton is a functional nutritional therapy practitioner and restorative wellness practitioner who specializes in blood sugar regulation and digestion. She became interested in blood sugar issues when she learned that insulin resistance was at the root of her PCOS. Her mission has become to help others uncover their blood sugar and insulin issues in order to improve health, and reject the feeling that your body hates you.
“I never wanted anyone to feel like there’s no hope. There’s hope for these problems. You can get better, no matter how hard it is. We shouldn’t be forcing treatments down someone’s throat. This gave me the motivation to find a way to reverse the problems on my own.”
Blood sugar frustrations
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of early death. Insulin doesn’t fix this problem, it manages this problem.
Insulin is a hormone that tells the body to store sugar, and it blocks fat burning, so it blocks you from accessing metabolic flexibility and tapping into stored sugar. When this happens, the emergency light comes on and it feels like we’re running out of energy, which signals hunger to our body. But it’s not always a healthy hunger.
PCOS is the diabetes of the ovaries, and as you look at how your body reacts to the food we eat, we see that blood sugar is at the heart of every hormone issue.
“Insulin resistance is a state of carbohydrate intolerance. So if you’re having too much for your body, then it’s not good for your body, even if it’s healthy carbs.”
Blood sugar empowerment
The body runs on nutrients, not on calories or sunshine, so we need to extract the nutrients from our food. Every person who has had a successful dietary change has done so because they didn’t create an unhealthy relationship with food. It feels like a choice, not a shameful event.
“What shifted for me,” says Danielle, “is that I want to feel good. So I eat in a way that makes me feel good. It feels very empowering. We’re making these choices because we are dialed into knowing how these foods make us feel.”
Danielle assures that these changes aren’t a pathway to never enjoying food or life. You can find flexibility in knowing what works for your body and what doesn’t feel good for your body, to remove the rigidity of restriction and scarcity in what we eat.
She notes, “It becomes a sustainable lifestyle when you have those cycles and those seasons for things.”
Join Wade and Danielle’s discussion to have a better idea about the power your blood sugar has over the way you live. Come be assured that there is a path forward, as Wade says, to add years to your life, and life to your years.