Meditation – Lowering Blood Glucose? Really?

I’ve occasionally come across websites that argue meditation helps with blood glucose levels. The argument goes like this: chronic stress raises adrenaline and cortisol levels in the body. The fight or flight response is triggered and your body is flooded with glucose via the liver. So you can get a dangerous combination of a sugar flood and hormones that can increase inflammation.

When in stressful situations, I’ve tried some basic breathing techniques: a long inhalation through the nose, hold the breath for the same amount of time and exhale through the mouth. It calms me and lessens the butterflies in my stomach.

Beyond that, I haven’t done much in the way of meditation due to my busy, hustle and bustle life. However, I do pray to God every night and have spent some time lately thanking Him for all the good things in my life. In another way, I’m reflecting on all the things I’m thankful for. It seems to help with my stress levels too.

I haven’t stumbled across any studies on how meditation can lower blood glucose, but it does make sense. I’ll keep praying.

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