Did you know that the hypothalamus controls your blood sugar? Let’s talk about it.
Contrary to common belief, it’s not your pancreas that controls your blood sugar. New research proves that your blood sugar is controlled centrally by your hypothalamus. I have to admit that I love it when research proves what I’ve been seeing clinically in my patients for over two decades.
About 150 years ago, Claude Bernard discovered that the brain controls blood glucose levels. Researchers revisited his findings and found that dysregulation of the central pathways of glucose homeostasis in the hypothalamus was considered the root cause of type 2 diabetes.
Yes, the hypothalamus controls blood sugar.
The hypothalamus has neurons with receptor sites for glucose and insulin that control blood sugar. As well as how much insulin your pancreas produces, and whether or not your body develops insulin resistance and stores sugar in your fat cells. Truly it’s a biological advantage that your blood sugar is controlled centrally in your brain by your hypothalamus.
Now, problems occur if your blood sugar has been routinely high. Like what we see with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Then your brain, particularly your hypothalamus, gets used to that higher level of blood sugar. When it drops down, because you’re dieting, exercising, or using a new medication to lower your blood sugar, your hypothalamus isn’t happy. So it tries to raise your blood sugar up again.
Support your hypothalamus
What I have found that works so well for hypothalamic dysfunction, which is keeping your blood sugar high, is to support your hypothalamus nutraceuticals. Genesis Gold® helps by optimizing hypothalamic function to sensitize your hypothalamus to lower levels of blood sugar and lower levels of insulin.
Over time the cells of your body and your brain become less resistant to insulin. So they’re able to take in glucose through the cell membrane and produce energy. Hypothalamic dysfunction is at the root of the abnormal glucose metabolism we find in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
And the research proves it.
If you want to learn more about blood sugar control and the hypothalamus, I go into detail in my new book, The Hypothalamus Handbook.
If you’d like to optimize your hypothalamic function and your blood sugar then join us in our Hormone Reboot Training.
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Identification of Hypothalamic Glucoregulatory Neurons That Sense and Respond to Changes in Glycemia; Michael Schwartz et al; Diabetes; 2023