92: Blood Sugar, Acne, and Adrenal Fatigue


by Dr. Isaac Jones & Erica Jones, MHS

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Can low blood sugar cause tiredness? Can high blood sugar make you tired? And what is the relationship between acne and sugar? Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is something that’s not talked about very much, but it’s essential for promoting high energy and feeling your best. 

What a lot of people don’t realize is that imbalanced blood sugar can trigger acne and make adrenal fatigue issues much worse. In this podcast episode, we’re talking about how blood sugar, acne, and adrenal fatigue all have a hand in each other’s business and what you can do about it. 

Paying attention to blood sugar is important for everyone, not just people with diabetes. Blood sugar affects weight, energy, mood, sleep, aging, susceptibility to chronic illness and more. It’s especially important to focus on blood sugar if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue and acne. 

Before we dive into the relationship between these three, let’s talk about blood sugar. What is blood sugar? Blood sugar is also referred to as blood glucose and it’s the main source of sugar in your body. It comes from breaking down the food you eat into sugar molecules. Blood sugar is also primarily used to fuel your activities on a day to day basis. When you maintain balanced blood sugar, you’ll typically have sustained energy and feel great. When blood sugar is out of balance, you can feel sluggish, deal with brain fog, irritability and more. 

Skipping meals and compulsive eating create massive blood sugar swings. Eating meals that are not balanced also creates imbalances—particularly those that are too carb heavy or overly processed with sugar. Choosing the wrong snacks will also spike blood sugar and then crash it. 

Blood Sugar and Acne 

Blood sugar issues can trigger androgen induced acne, particularly blood sugar spikes. To keep blood sugar in check, make sure you are avoiding processed sugars as much as possible. Always have a balanced meal with fat and protein to keep levels balanced, as well. 

Blood Sugar and Adrenal Fatigue 

Many people struggling with adrenal fatigue have lower blood sugar and they are very sensitive to blood sugar levels. People with AF can also crave sugar, because it is a quick source of energy. If you have Af it’s important to eat small, consistent meals to keep blood sugar in balance. Do not fast if you have AF! Always start your morning with a balanced meal. I personally love our Beauty Collagen Complex. It keeps me energized and satisfied all morning long. 

Featured in this episode…

Beauty Collagen Complex 

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Erica’s Favorite Simple Smoothie Recipe

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I'm a mom to 4 amazing little kids, wife to an incredibly talented doctor and I’ve been doing this “healthy lifestyle” thing for over a decade. I’m super passionate about essential oils, health, wellness and making natural living easy. I’m so grateful to be living my BEST life and I'm here to help YOU live yours.

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