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Your Energy Balances

Granola and StrawberriesMost of your body’s cells use Glucose and fatty acids to create energy.

Glucose is the main type of sugar in the blood and is a major source of energy for body cells. Glucose comes from the foods we eat, or the body can make it from other substances. Glucose is carried through the bloodstream to the cells. Several hormones including insulin control glucose levels in the blood.

Glucose and fatty acids enter our bodies through the foods we eat. As blood glucose levels rise your pancreas releases insulin. The insulin does two things. It helps blood sugar enter the body’s cells so it can be used for energy and secondly it signals the liver to store blood sugar for later use.

As your body’s cells absorb nutrients/blood sugar and other proteins from the foods it gets, blood glucose levels start to fall. Unless more glucose is eaten these levels start to drop to a point where the body burns fat instead of glucose for energy.

This is where you begin to take back control and tell the body what it can and can’t eat.

Let’s take a typical day in your life. 8am breakfast, toasted bread or cereal gives a sugar rush and insulin levels rise. This rush can be heightened by fruit juice or the sugar you put in your tea or coffee. 10.30am snack. As blood glucose falls and lingering insulin inhibits fatty acid release, we start to feel tired and want a snack which is usually a sugar biscuit and blood glucose/sugar rises again. By lunchtime, 1pm a new sugar crash is upon us which may tempt us to eat a high carbohydrate/sugar lunch. And so the cycle continues and your body dictates to you what it desires and it takes willpower and body control to reverse this trend.

Sugar is more addictive than cocaine.


  1. Work out a balanced diet for you. We are all different and an individual program may be required.
  2. Drink plenty of water between meals. This with magnesium helps your joints. You can get powdered magnesium and put it into the water.
  3. Daily exercise is a must if you are going to help your body’s cells get rid of the lactic acid buildup in the process of creating energy.
  4. Put control into your life by coming to Get Back Health and get adjusted so your nervous system is aligned and working the best it can to put you in control of your body.

Yours In Health
John Keane Spinologist


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