So the biggest scam of the century is graduates believing that “too much sugar in the body can be flushed by a bitter substance” or that waist pain is a symptom of too much sugar. If you have too much sugar in your body, you have diabetes and taking bitter concoctions cannot help you.
So here’s the gist:
Your body breaks down what you eat into what it can use: glucose. This glucose enters your blood stream after digestion and is being used by the cells. Stored in the liver as glycogen, even muscle and is released on demand for use in the body when it needs it.
Now, if what you take is more than what your body needs, the body stores the excess by converting it into long term storage so that there’s no waste. This form is known as fat. When your body needs it again and is broke, it can borrow this fat and make energy.
Here comes the pancreas! This guy ensures that the levels of glucose in your blood is kept at a balance, If too high, it releases insulin that makes your body go into storage mode, fat is formed. Also tells the liver that it is time to start storing.
But when the glucose level is low, I beg you! Start paying what you owe, the same pancreas releases glucagon that makes sure that fat is broken down, the liver starts breaking down the glycogen! Glucose must be released! That’s what happens when you fast.
Now if your pancreas is not able to release insulin or your body has become resistant to the insulin(this is common in obese people) There will be a buildup of this glucose in your blood leading to a condition known as diabetes. There are 2 types, but we’ll talk about that later.
Diabetes will have symptoms like excess thirst and hunger, frequent urination, weight loss, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision,wounds heal slowly, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet.
As you can see, no waist pain.
The insulin that is lacking can either be given, or drugs are given to help the body respond better to insulin. This excess glucose in the bloodstream can be harmful as the cells are not using them, like too much money in the country that the poor man cannot use, **coughs Ghana**
So if after all these, you believe that excess sugar is flushed by a bitter herbal mixture, then you must be allowed to continue in your practice as long as you know the consequences. But don’t ask me, ask Dr. Iya Baba that sells you the concoctions.
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Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.
One last thing, if you are worried that your blood sugar is high, visit a hospital and ask to check your blood sugar level, that is the only way to be sure that your blood glucose is fine or abnormal.