I understand obesity and eating disorders are a battle for many (believe me, I have been there). Many clients come to me after trying semaglutide (injectable diabetes drugs) for weight loss and I help them wean off with our organic Rejuv Wellness Supplements to have amazing long term results. Others are looking for Natural alternatives to semaglutide, which is why I put together the Blood Sugar Balance Pack.
So regardless of where you’re at on your journey we have the solution for you. No judgement we are simply here to help for we understand your struggle.
A few months ago, I touched on the topic of using injectable diabetes drugs and blood sugar injections for weight loss. I was, and am, alarmed at how many people race off to take these injections without trying the natural route to get to the root cause of their health issues first.
My Dad and many of my patients are diabetic, so I’m not saying diabetes injections are harmful because they save lives. My opinion, however, is that taking drugs unnecessarily is not wise. Especially if they are not used as intended.
How Semaglutide Injections Work
Synthetic injections like Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy or Rybelsus contain the active ingredient semaglutide, which belongs to a group of medicines called 'glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists’, which help control how the pancreas works—these injections lower blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
If you have diabetes and have related obesity issues with a BMI of 35 or higher then these drugs work well. However, like everything in life, it is always good to look at the root cause of your issue to deal with stubborn body fat before going straight to drugs.
It is important to remember that semaglutide is a synthetic (man-made) chemical that mimics the natural hormone in our body.
GLP-1 is a hormone in the intestine that regulates blood sugar levels and appetite. It also stimulates insulin release from the pancreas and slows down stomach emptying.
There are ways to naturally mimic the effects of GLP-1 in the body to help with blood sugar control and appetite management.
10 Ways To Increase GLP-1 Hormone Naturally
It is possible to mimic GLP-1 naturally without any synthetic drugs. In a recent study published in PubMed, certain herbal-based constituents, such as berberine, green tea, curcumin, cinnamon, resveratrol, apple cider vinegar (ACV) and gardenia, showed how they can exert an influence on GLP-1 release.
There are many ways you can increase the GLP-1 hormone naturally. Here are my top 10 tips to help maintain healthy levels of GLP-1:
- Eat Fibre-Rich Foods: Consuming a diet high in fibre can slow down the absorption of sugar from your food, which can help stabilise blood sugar levels. High-fibre foods include low-GI fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods are also prebiotics, and research suggests that probiotics may increase GLP-1 levels.
- Include Protein & Good Fats in your diet, which can help with satiety and reduce post-meal blood sugar spikes. Incorporate lean protein sources such as organic chicken, fish and beans such as lentils and good fats like olives, avocado and oily fish.
- Take Herbs & Supplements. Cinnamon, berberine, resveratrol, apple cider vinegar, green tea, and bitter orange have all been studied for their potential to help regulate blood sugar and boost GLP-1. To fast-track your healing, we have created a Blood Sugar Balance Pack, which includes all of these ingredients and comes with a complimentary wellness plan. I strongly advise you to try these remedies first to address the root cause of your blood sugar and obesity issues.
- Eat Smaller, Frequent Meals: Eating smaller, balanced meals throughout the day can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent large spikes and crashes.
- Exercise Regularly: Physical activity can improve insulin sensitivity and help regulate blood sugar levels. Aerobic exercise and resistance training can be beneficial, and walking for 10 minutes after each meal is terrific for balancing blood sugar levels.
- Manage Stress: Chronic stress can lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Practices like meditation, deep breathing, pilates and yoga can help manage stress and improve overall well-being.
- Get Adequate Sleep: Lack of sleep can disrupt blood sugar control and appetite regulation. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night and always go to bed at least 1 hour before midnight.
- Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can affect blood sugar levels, so drinking enough water throughout the day is essential. Our Rejuv Wellness Water is a great way to hydrate at a cellular level to balance appetite and reduce cravings.
- Avoid Sugary and Processed Foods: Minimise your intake of sugary foods, beverages and processed snacks,, as they can lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar levels.
- Intermittent Fasting: Intermittent fasting can help with blood sugar control and appetite regulation, allowing your body to cleanse and heal.
Tactics Plus A Wellness Plan
It's important to note that while these tactics can help mimic some of the effects of GLP-1, combining them with a balanced diet is critical (like in our Blood Sugar Balance Pack).
The best way to check your blood sugar levels is with a blood test of HB1AC. If you have diabetes or other medical conditions, working with a healthcare provider to develop a personalised plan for managing your blood sugar and appetite is essential.
Complete your free Wellness Profile if you want a holistic overview of your current health and wellness habits and the changes you must implement for long-term health and well-being.