Someone recently sent me an article on adrenal health in which they talk about getting in control of your blood sugar and how going on a low-carb diet can in fact make your blood sugar spike and end up raising your cortisol level (which isn’t good for adrenal health).
So, I suppose the person who sent me the link was thinking something like this:, I thought a low-carb paleo diet was good for gut health and adrenal health? Wouldn’t it therefore help someone increase their energy?
The article is saying the opposite: that when a body is starved for carbohydrates, this can cause it to increase your blood sugar, which has the opposite effect one was looking for.
So which idea is correct? Is a low-carb, paleo diet really best? Or what about ketogenic diets that teach you to wean your body of carbohydrates almost entirely and rely on primarily fat as fuel instead of glucose.
Lots of people have chimed in on both sides of the debate, and I’d like to introduce some clarity around what is really the best diet to maximize energy and help us feel our best.
To make this simple I’m going to write it in four steps, God willing. Continue reading …