We also utilize the Symptom Survey from Nutritec. The Symtpom Survey assesses the digestive system to see where deficiencies in nutrition exist, and helps make recommendations for their correction.
Dr. Wall encourages good nutrition and digestion. One of the most common problems with nutrition and digestion is a carbohydrate-heavy diet. Carbohydrates should be balanced with proteins and good fats. A good rule of thumb is 40% carbohydrates, 30% fats, and 30% protein for meals and snacks.Carbohydrates are essential to life, and are a critical energy source. If they are consumed alone, however, they can cause the blood sugar to spike, which places an undue burden on the pancreas and adrenal glands.
Carbohydrates balanced with proteins will create a much healthier and less stressful blood sugar profile. A balanced meal or snack will also prevent sympathetic overdrive (fight or flight response).It is important to eat 5-6 times each day, in order to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
It is also important not to skip meals, especially breakfast. Skipping meals (unless you are fasting) places a heavy burden on the liver, pancreas, and adrenal glands. This burden then leads to an acidic oral pH, which can lead to dental decay and oral breakdown.
Some of the symptoms of blood sugar problems include: excessive appetite, awakening after a few hours of sleep (and difficult to get back to sleep), irritable before meals, feeling fatigued (relieved by eating), hungry between meals, craving candy or coffee in the afternoons.Dr. Wall subscribes to Dr. Mercola’s upside down food pyramid. More information about Dr. Mercola can be found here