Episode 57: Blood Sugar Balance

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #57: Blood Sugar Balance

Your Host: Shelby


[0:47] Welcome and introduction of Erin Simas

[1:14] Shelby: How do you root your mind?

[4:03] Shelby: What’s your story and how did you get to where you are today?

[5:55] Erin: fixing my blood sugar helped my depression and anxiety

[6:37] Blood sugar can spike panic attacks

[7:20] Snacking all day is a band-aid to blood sugar management

[7:27] Blood sugar dysfunction manifests in many different ways, depending on the individual

[8:08] Blood sugar issues can be slow to develop

[8:53] Blood sugar mismanagement slows you down

[10:20] The BSB method

[10:28] Protein, carbs, fat, fiber, and vegetables are the key to a healthy diet

[10:43] Disagreements with the notion that a serving of protein should be reduced to only a palm-sized portion

[10:55] The importance of fat in the diet

[12:23] AD: Coleman Farms

[13:24] Carnivore diet

[15:07] Glucose tolerance

[17:21] Stress can change your body’s response to different carb sources

[18:35] Shelby: When did you decide that your blood sugar was the problem and how did you begin to fix it?

[19:40] Caffeine can trigger panic attacks and add to adrenal fatigue

[20:35] Erin: Adding more fat into my diet increased my energy

[22:55] Finding what works for your digestion and bio-individuality

[23:40] Erin: I’m not a fan of macro-counting

[24:00] Weight-loss and health are not equivalent 

[25:20] The heart’s preferred source of fuel is fat, not carbs

[28:17] Effects of blood sugar in toddler’s behavior 

[29:30] Fruit is still sugar

[29:42] AD: Take Root Cafe

[32:25] Giving kids healthy food choices and shaping their food preferences

[34:50] Shelby: In your research, how do blood sugar problems tie into mental health?

[35:07] Having blood sugar imbalance changes your gut bacteria

[35:26] Cortisol spikes come from low blood sugar

[37:00] Poor sleep often is a result of cortisol spikes

[38:14] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats

[39:14] Shelby: When will your full Blood Sugar Balance Guide be released?

[41:00] The 5 foundations of the Blood Sugar Balancing Method


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U.S. Wellness Meats: U.S. Wellness Meats was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri (pop. 98) by visionary farmers, who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. By returning to rotational grazing practices that are good for the planet and good for our cattle, we led the way in introducing a new generation to the unmatched taste, tenderness, and healthiness of grass-fed beef. Click here to shop. Use code “Grassland” to save 15% off your order.


Coleman Farms: Coleman Farms provides high-quality grass-fed beef for families. Our beef has no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Cattle are rotationally grazed in a stress-free environment to provide the best variety of forage for our animals and leave the smallest environmental impact possible. Click here to shop.


Take Root Cafe:  Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis. We are changing the way people eat and interact with their food. Take Root is joining over 60 other cafes in the U.S. dedicated to ending hunger in our nation.

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