New discoveries in nutrition science and health can help men and women with irritability, lack of energy and mood swings.
A person doesn’t have to be diabetic, they can be very healthy, athletic or thin, and still suffer the consequences of surging blood sugar.
When we eat, the food makes its way through our digestive system and is converted into glucose, the primary fuel for our muscles and brain. The concern with sugary or starchy foods is that we get much more glucose than we need and our blood sugar levels skyrocket.
Our body releases insulin, a hormone (from beta cells in the pancreas) that tells the body to release that blood sugar into cells to use as fuel and store the remaining in our muscles.
Signals are sent to the brain and your body that you are hungry, when you aren’t.
This all leads to weight gain, with serious threats and connections to heart and cancer diseases.
What we eat directly affects the brain. Our moods are closely affected by the hormone levels that deal with the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the brain. New research shows evidence that our brain may be most sensitive to a simple compound: our blood sugar.
Eating the food that keep blood sugar levels the most steady is our best strategy for fighting these mood swings, depression and energy zappers. Some of the foods you should plan to eat more of, (to take the place of high carbs of bread, rice, potatoes, cereals, sugars, etc. you are eliminating) are beans, broccoli, carrots, apples, oranges, pears and oats.
Other powerful approaches include:
- Exercise reduces the roller coaster-like distresses of blood sugar surges and drops. Just 30 minutes of exercise three or four times a week will reduce insulin levels by 20% and lowering blood sugar levels by 13%.
- Cutting calories improves insulin sensitivity and reins in the higher levels of circulating insulin in our bodies. Six months with a 25% slash in the amount of calories eaten will result in enormous improvements in insulin levels and sensitivity.
- Sleeping well counters the problems of hormone balance disturbances attributed to insomnia or lack of good rest. Men who sleep less than six hours a night double their chances of developing diabetes over men who sleep about seven.
Raised in San Antonio, Jack Dennis’ early experiences were as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. With a Texas State University bachelor’s degree, Jack studied journalism, education and psychology. He was the founding vice-president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Association of Professional Journalists at the University. Jack has received numerous awards, including Investigative Reporter of the Year from Rocky Mountain Press Association, David Ashworth Community Award, and Leadership in Management.
Some of the people and groups Jack has interviewed include:
Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, George Strait, Roy Orbison, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Scotty Moore, Fats Domino, Patty Page, Tommy Roe, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Rivers, Charly McClain, Kinky Friedman, John McFee, Guy Allison & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) , Randy Bachman (BTO), Jim Messina, Todd Rundgren, Alvin Lee, Gary Puckett, The Ventures, Freddy Cannon, Augie Meyer, Christopher Cross, Whiskey Myers, Sha Na Na (John “Bowzer” Baumann), Flash Cadillac, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Darrell McCall, and more.
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George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Greg Abbott, Rudolph Giuliani, Larry King, Jack Anderson, Tom Bradley, Connie Mack, and more.
Clint Eastwood, Mike Myers, Taylor Lautner, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Selena Gomez, Tippi Hedren, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Jim Nabors, Martha Raye, Rosalind Russell, June Lockhart, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Howie Mandel, Meg Ryan, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Drury, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Alan Thicke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Clint Howard, Tony Sirico, Cesar Romero, Michael Berryman, Tracy Scoggins, William Windom, Warren Stevens and more.
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Wally Schirra, Dave Scott, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director), Ed Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Bruce McCandless, Vanentina Treshkova (first woman in space, Russia), Alex Leonov (first man to walk in space, Russian), Al Worden, Dee O’Hara (nurse to astronauts) and more.
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May Pang, Bob Eubanks, Vernon Presley, Vester Presley, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step-brother, Harold Lloyd (Elvis’ first cousin), Doyle Brunson, Kara Peller, Hank Meijer, Norman Brinkler, Stanley Marcus, Jerry King, Mac King, Nathan Burton, Zach Anner, Louie Anderson, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne and more.
As head of Facilities for a major retailer (H-E-B Food/Drugs) for 20 years, Jack co-founded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and was elected President to establish PRSM magazine. Jack is a writer, speaker, golf-concierge and happiness coach. He has researched and studied happiness for over 40 years.
Jack was a prolific writer for Examiner.com, with over 1,900 articles written in six years. His articles and stories have appeared in AXS Entertainment, The ROWDY Country Music, Memphis Flash, and numerous magazines.
He is author of “Miracles of Justice,” a true courtroom drama novel about social injustice and miracles.