Blood Sugar, Crime, Aggression

Yesterday I stumbled across a fascinating article in Psychology Today magazine. Happily, the brief feature is also available it its online version. You can read about the link between blood sugar and aggression and crime rates here. The correlation presented relates really well to what I reflected on in my book’s dedication.

GAPS and similar programs resolve blood sugar imbalances. Intro’s focus on meat, fats and veggies does wonders for many. If blood sugar is an issue for you, be sure to eat fat and protein as often as necessary (ie. to feel good): upon waking, every hour or so throughout the day, before bed. Sipping an electrolyte drink throughout the day can also help. These measures support the body while it sorts everything out for longer term balance, at which point a few fatty, protein-rich, low sugar meals each day will do the trick.

For one more tip around blood sugar, including in relation to addiction, click under ‘Addiction’ at Dr Natasha’s FAQ age here.

2 thoughts on “Blood Sugar, Crime, Aggression

  1. Hi Baden

    With respect to sugars crime and aggression, I came across the work of Weston A Price through Warena, a personal trainer I was working with at the time.

    Warena worked for a high risk recidivist prisoner early release programme run by a local Maori Trust, contracted to the Corrections Dept.

    This trust took prisoners from all the jails in New Zealand. In turn I got to work with the trust training their facilitators in a process called Clean Language Space and Emergence – a protocol that has its origins in dealing with abuse of all kinds.

    Prisoners undertook a 13 week intensive reorientation programme that combined:
    * No sugar,tea, coffee, starchy carbs, grains, breads
    * A diet that wasa high in beneficial fats and green vegies
    * Strict drug and alcohol free environment
    * Intensive physical strength and conditioning programme
    * Conduct of daily routines in Te Reo (Maori Language)
    * Induction into Tikanga (Maori protocols) and history
    * Intensive group and indivdual work using eventually using Clean Language, Space and Emergence

    I took the waka ama (outrigger canoe) segment of the programme which is also hugely physically and emotionally challgenging in the large seas around our city.

    The facilitators did all the tough personal stuff dealing with histories of horrific abuse, violence, drug and alcohol taking.

    Through that 13 weeks, the prisoners made huge strides rescoping physically, emotionally and socially – losing significant weight – overcoming chronic health issues, crying for the first time in the lives of some – generally reorienting themselves for life on the outside.

    As part of a pattern of addiction to substances, getting rid of sugar flattened out the behavioural swings. And of course, fats are a perfect “happy food to moderate that sugar cycle.”

    The sugar and starch free diet was a key component of this holistic programme for people with huge histories of violence and aggression..

    • Ian: I adore the stuff you post here! This is amazing and wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing it!

      All my best,

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