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Episode 161: How To Take Back Control of Your Blood Sugar with Danielle Hamilton

podcast Apr 15, 2022

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Listeners can find Danielle Hamilton at her website, and on Instagram @daniellehamiltonhealth 


Danielle Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Restorative Wellness Practitioner who specializes in blood sugar regulation & digestion. She became interested in blood sugar issues when she learned that Insulin Resistance was at the root of her PCOS. She was able to reverse her PCOS, cystic acne, PMS & weight loss resistance by reversing Insulin Resistance. Her mission is to help others uncover their blood sugar & insulin issues (as most people don't know the early signs), as well as help them optimize digestion for low-carb diets. Dani promotes a holistic approach to reversing Insulin Resistance which goes beyond just changing macros. She is the host of the Unlock the Sugar Shackles Podcast and the creator of the Blood Sugar Mastery Program.

In this episode, we chat about early signs of blood sugar dysregulation, how to manage PCOS without medication, blood sugar testing, dietary and lifestyle strategies that are a must to implement daily, how much fruit is enough, and more!

Top Takeaways:

  • Danielle gives a thorough explanation of how blood sugar impacts overall health
  • How to manage PCOS without medications
  • The #1 cause of infertility in women
  • Four strategies to implement into your day to manage blood sugar
  • Low-carb fruits and berries - clearing up the confusion

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Introduction to the episode trailer 
  • [0:25] Rachel gives a brief intro of guest Danielle Hamilton @daniellehamiltonhealth 
  • [1:21] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Danielle Hamilton to the listeners 
  • [2:22] Question: For those who aren't familiar, can you give us an intro to who you are, and how you got into the fitness/nutrition industry?
  • [4:39] The Paleo Diet Solution by Robb Wolf
  • [6:38] Danielle speaks about her experience living with PCOS
  • [7:58] The Fasting Method Podcast
  • [8:04] “PCOS is the diabetes of the ovaries” Megan Ramos
  • [9:57] “When someone is in a state of insulin resistance, another way of putting it is a state of carbohydrate intolerance.” Danielle Hamilton
  • [11:26] Foods & Workouts for Metabolic Flexibility with Rachel Gregory | Episode 84
  • [11:37] Question: Can you give the listeners an overview of how regulating blood sugar, in general, affects your overall health?
  • [23:16] and use code RACHEL25 at checkout for $25 off
  • [23:24] Episode 35: The Power of Monitoring Glucose Levels with Kara Collier
  • [28:40] Question: What are some strategies to help manage blood sugar?
  • [31:27] Benefits of apple cider vinegar
  • [37:50] Question: Can you speak about other factors aside from carbohydrates that can independently spike your blood sugar?
  • [41:01] What is reactive hypoglycemia?
  • [43:38] What is gluconeogenesis
  • [44:52] Question: How do we regulate the amount of fruit we should be consuming?
  • [48:30] Low-carb fruits and berries – the best and the worst
  • [50:14] “If you're eating a food that you're quite sensitive to, that's going to cause your body to go into a sympathetic state. So if you do have that sympathetic activation, I feel like that could also potentially contribute to a bigger spike just because your body is stressed.” Danielle Hamilton
  • [52:10] Question: Can we talk about resistant starch and how that may impact blood sugar?
  • [54:16] Good Idea Drink
  • [54:51] Question: Can we chat about glucose disposal agents? 
  • [55:27] Berberine benefits
  • [59:54] Question: Is there anything you’ve changed your mind about in the past year, and why?
  • [1:04:24] Listeners can find Danielle Hamilton at her website, and on Instagram @daniellehamiltonhealth
  • [1:04:47] Blood Sugar Mastery Program 
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Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge."

Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility.

You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website 

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