CTF is preparing for the Fall and Winter holidays by discussing how sugar and carbohydrate intake affect immunity and how you can help keep you and your children well through the festivities. We will offer daily recipes at the bottom of each post. We will return to the Bone Broth Marathon at the completion of this series.
These posts are longer than my usual, to-the-point-here’s-the-recipe posts. If you’re just here for the recipes, scroll down. It’s at the end of the post.
Insulin’s Effect On The Immune System
In the last post, we showed that when you consume carbohydrates or sugar, you blood glucose rises. When glucose rises, a hormone called insulin goes up. Insulin is the hormone that allows the glucose to be taken up by the cells of the body so the blood level of glucose can decrease. Elevated levels of insulin discourages Vitamin C uptake by the cells, encourages the storage of fat and suppress the release of growth hormones, all of which leads to a depressed immune system. It can also cause an exaggerated drop in blood sugar, called hypoglycemia. [Read more…] about Sugar and Immunity: Pumpkin Pie