Blood Sugar and Your Brain

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn't love sweets. Brownies, birthday cake, candy, or desserts are hard to pass up for most people and even though they taste good at the time, their consequences are insidious and can result in significant health issues down the road. Conditions such as insulin resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, or Alzheimer's disease are becoming more and more common. But each of these are entirely preventable when we stay away from the refined sugars and work on ensuring our blood sugar levels remain steady throughout the day.

One of the leading educators discussing the risks of elevated blood sugar is Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the best-selling book Grain Brain. He describes refined sugar and carbs as “your brain’s silent killers” and the research backs him up. When blood sugar levels get too high as a result of an influx of glucose (sugar), parts of the brain become damaged and can actually die. And you won’t even notice it! Other than feeling a bit foggy or having a 'sugar hangover,' the impact is silent. Until it isn’t.

Many individuals don’t recognize the early signs of brain atrophy until the disease process is well underway. Some of the most common signs include walking into a room and forgetting what you were going to do or having poor recall of common words and names.  It could be the inability to figure out a problem or assess a situation that wouldn't have been difficult 10 years earlier. Sometimes, it actually feels like you aren't 'connected' with your brain. And that can be a bit scary.

But disarming blood sugar symptoms and related disorders are largely preventable when caught early enough. So if you are noticing that your mind isn't firing the way it used to or you don't seem to have the mental stamina you once had, now's the time to do something about it. Don't wait until a more severe diagnosis is given which will only make a recovery much longer and more challenging.

The best thing you can do is start with your diet.  Be cognizant not to focus on what you "can't have." Instead, include foods with plenty of fiber to keep your blood sugar levels steady and give you a sense of satiety and fullness.  This will reduce the temptation to reach for sweets and given enough time and consistency, your body and brain will begin to function as a team, and the positive effects will be noticeable.

If you need someone to be your guide along the journey, we're happy to help! When you're healthy and mentally sound, your family will be able to enjoy your company for years to come, and they will become healthier in the process. Remember, you are worth the investment, and we are committed to your health.


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I have had back issues most of my life. Since starting treatments with Dr Greg I have had no more issues. It's such a relief to be able to be physical at the high level I want to be. I am able to maintain wellness by seeing Dr Greg on a regular basis. Thank you Dr Greg!!

Michael L.

Hello! I just want to say that you are truly a healer! After leaving your office last Monday, I was more able to breathe, truly breathe - after having suffered all weekend to take a deep breath due to a "rib out of place" OK - if you say so....all I know is that, though I continued to have a bit of pain in my upper back and neck for a day or two, I could take wonderful, glorious deep breaths thanks to your treatment. Thanks again for all you do! Even if I do make many sound affects while you are treating me - "OUCH!!! Hmmmph!! Ughhh!! Really???" I truly appreciate your healing touch....


I have had Parkinson's Disease for 8 years.  I have developed arthritis in my back and hips. The stiffness of the Parkinson's and the arthritis has caused me a lot of pain. Because of that unrelenting pain I was unable to exercise. Exercise is an important part of pain management for Parkinson's.  Since I have been seeing Dr. Krapf I am feeling much better and his care has allowed me to begin exercising again, which has improved my overall well being. In the past I have been treated by physical therapists and orthopedists. Dr. Krapf's chiropractic manipulations have had an amazing impact on my health and happiness. I highly recommend Dr. Krapf to anyone who needs excellent chiropractic care and the many alternative therapies he offers. I would say he is magical!

When my friend received excellent care from Dr. Krapf, she recommended him to me. I have had gastrointestinal problems for nearly 50 years that have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with lactose intolerance. All that, including unrelieved stress had made me unhappy and unhealthy. Today I am a different person with the help of Dr. Greg. The Gastro issues are practically nonexistent, my stress levels have plummeted, and my body is changing. I am so grateful for Dr. Greg and his healing hands.

Mary Ann L.

Our family have been patients of Krapf chiropractic for a few decades. We have several success stories archived. The most recent event involves our youngest son who is completing his senior year of high school. He has been a patient of Krapf Chiropractic (KCA) since birth. He has been an avid soccer player since the age of four and has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Dr. Krapf has successfully assisted in every recovery.

Most recently, he began complaining of his feet hurting while playing soccer. Both feet hurt - particularly the balls of his feet while running and cutting. He came to Dr. Greg with his complaint as this was seriously affecting his game. Dr. Greg evaluated the situation and decided a foot scan should be done. The finding was dropped arches. My son was fitted for orthotics. They arrived within days and he wore these as directed. Within a few short weeks he is now playing full games pain free.


I first called Krapf Chiropractic when my back was so bad that I couldn't get up off the floor. It's been a blessing to have Dr. Greg help me with my overall wellness and health! I find this to be a place where you are not a number and everyone cares. Mollie is always cheerful and reminds me to come. Erin is always smiling and helps relax me when I'm in pain. I would not be functioning if I did not have Krapf Chiropractic to keep me going. As I get older my appreciation deepens, especially when I see people around me who are suffering with back problems. If they only knew how helpful this is. I believe Dr. Greg treats the person not the symptoms. Thank you

Debbie B.

I've been lucky to have exceptional health care from the beginning. At the beginning, seventy-six-plus years ago, Hugh Rodgers brought me into the world in mother and dad's second-floor bedroom in our dairy farm home. Hugh's son, Hugh, Jr., practiced with his dad and beyond caring for my parents, he, also, cared for hundreds of others and me. Roughly forty years ago, a friend suggested I make an appointment with Richard Krapf for help with back-pain. Richard treated the pain that, often, was debilitating, and on Richard's death, his son, Greg became the second second generation to help me from one place to another. I'm grateful to Hugh, Hugh, Richard and, perhaps, most of all, to Greg.


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