Over Indulge? Two Significant Ways Cure a Sugar Hangover

As a health coach, I have some things to say about how to best handle a sugar hangover, especially during Halloween. For those unfamiliar with this concept, a sugar hangover occurs when your body is inundated by significant sugar intake. Sugar, as whole, is increasingly recognized as toxic to the system. It’s like gasoline. It only belongs in the gas tank or combusting in the engine and nowhere else inside the car. A sugar hangover is akin to dousing your car with gasoline.

Indulging in sugar may send you into a tailspin of body inflammation, joint pain, anxiety, depression and weight gain. Therefore, sugar addicts need to put steps in place prior to and after the sugar indulgence so that he can increase his chances of recovering physically and mentally. In this column, I will outline a specific recovery plan and then the science behind sugar consumption.

First, tell a supportive person that you plan to indulge, and commit to that person that you will stop and rid your home, car and office of any remaining sugar immediately following the sugar binge. Make sure that this person has authority over you, like a pastor, sponsor, or someone with whom you’ll be honest. Second, stock your fridge with healthy proteins (wild-caught fish, free-range chicken & turkey, beef from grass-fed cows) and healthy fats (ghee, olive oil, avocado, butter from grass-fed cows) organic vegetables and fruits. Third, make meals in advance of Halloween. Wash fruit, roast veggies. Commit to eating only and exactly these meals. Fourth, hydrate before and after eating sugar, and take some specific nutraceuticals which I’ll discuss later. Finally, plan to take a walk and sweat.

Now, lets learn what sugar does to the body. Typically, calories are metabolized in our intestines, but when they become overloaded as happens with refined sugars, our livers step in to help process. Unlike normal metabolic pathways which turn calories into cellular energy, the sugar calories shunted to the liver are converted directly into fat. This raises the risk of obesity, type-two diabetes, cardiovascular and fatty-liver disease. Sugar also accelerates the normal oxidation process in our cells, causing damage to our vital organs. Sugar reduces the body’s ability to detoxify itself. Sugar brings additional inflammation and reduces the body’s capacity to be clean and free from toxins.

On to the nutraceuticals! The best way to fight the hangover is:

1) Improve cellular metabolism, cellular metabolic efficiency and support mitochondrial function by taking vitamin B12 and Folate. A 5000 mg dose in a day during sugar indulgences significantly helps the body cope with the sugar loading. Folic acid needs to be in the form of folate/tetrahydrofolate for it to be effective in supporting the mitochondrial function. The same applies to vitamin B12. The typical over-the-counter cyanocobalamin is not effective, rather methylcobalamin is the true antioxidant and internal cellular metabolic amplifier.

2) The body uses methylation and sulfurynation as a means of tagging elements to be detoxified. These vitamins chemically tag the toxins to be taken out of circulation, which leads to their excretion and removal from the body. When the body runs out of methyl groups, it’s because there were too many enemy troops to handle. Therefore, an additional source of methylation, in the form of SAMe TMG will provide extra man-power. It will simply guide the toxic elements to the right metabolic detoxification/excretion path, already in progress, via tagging them. SAMe TMG is a great Methyl donor group.

With these steps in place, the consequences of over-eating sugar can be diminished. Here’s to a happier, healthier Halloween!

About Veronica Nabizadeh

Introducing Healing Health Coach Veronica Nabizadeh For your Personal Restart Our military life exposed me to many deeply rooted cultures and traditions, which cultivated our family values. I experienced life in various cities in Germany, Korea and Italy before living in the U.S. At an early age, I learned how to pack up and restart somewhere new. It was refreshing to re-invent myself, always hoping to do things better and with more ease. I was born in a scantily populated German town called Landstuhl. My father became an American citizen by enlisting in the Army and we lived in Europe for most of my young adult life. I am the second of four children and am proud to be a first-generation American of Mexican heritage. Today, I'm a devoted wife of 18 years and mom to my seven year-old-princess. While I am a Florida licensed attorney, I have always had the privilege of working with my husband in our medical practice. I've had the opportunity to study life and relationship coaching with Tony Robbins and Strategic Intervention and am a Master Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Catalyst Coaching Institute. It's easy to renew oneself with the added benefit of youth, change of environment, living under the roof of one's parents and without the bumps and bruises suffered due to life's lessons. We were invincible, indestructible as young individuals. Getting old, feeling old was off the radar. As an adult however, It's so easy to find oneself in a rut. We've paid our dumb taxes (not related to IRS) and suffered through the lessons that life has presented to us. Some of those lessons, being repeats. In a non-sustainable way, we fixed our ideas, shaped our viewpoints, limited our beliefs and all of this negatively impacted the health of our bodies. We start feeling old before our time. Well, on one fine day, I found myself in the fast lane of a downward spiral. I had inadvertently and unequivocally formed a very nice rut for myself and I decided I needed to get out. Pronto. This is the basis for the creation of Personal Restart, a lifestyle and medical wellness practice that helps people do exactly that: Restart. We help people restart their lives through the use of cutting edge coaching practices and state of the art medical science. I have had a personal restart and feel that my life is spiraling up. I believe that everyone has the ability to look and feel their best through self-love, self-healing and self-reliance. Everyone deserves to have their hormones balanced, their energy restored and their limited beliefs replaced by the truth. I'm a self-taught herbalist and aromatherapist, practicing kitchen witchery at home for my family and friends. My kitchen is my favorite place in my home. I love making my own infusions, tinctures and body lotions and filling my medicine cabinet with workable natural products that I've created. Cooking for my family gives me so much joy. I've learned how to prepare healthy noninflammatory meals by fusing Persian and Mexican cuisines. My dream is to gently awaken the powerful spirit in all of us, helping us heal from the inside out, and experience the gift of living through health, gratitude, and forgiveness. It is an honor to write health and wellness articles for EU Jacksonville and it is my hope to share and spread my knowledge of how to do and be your best because it can be done if you so desire. If you want a personal restart, please call us at Personal Restart, 904-565-1001.