Today’s question comes from Kelley from YouTube:
Another great class! I would love it in the future if you would consider putting together an episode devoted to the pancreas as pancreatic cancer runs in my family. Although I am not vegan, I would consider trying smoothies and juices to help with this as well. Hope you and the family have a fabulous weekend! Namaste, Kelley Modlin YouTube
Of course I am a Ph.D. and not a medical doctor and so it is important to work with a medical professional such as your MD, naturopathic doctor, traditional Chinese medicine doctor or ayurvedic doctor for help with pancreatic cancer.
Kelley was talking about Namaste Yoga 199, Yoga for the endocrine system, in which we touched on the pancreas as well as many other endocrine glands and hormones.
I have put a class devoted to the pancreas on my content creation list. In the mean time. Your pancreas secretes digestive enzymes and is part of your digestive system and also performs endocrine functions by releasing insulin and glucagon responsible for balancing blood sugar.
Chronic stress can affect blood sugar levels, so keep practicing your yoga! 🙂
Today we are going to make a smoothie that will support the pancreas and is good for people with diabetes.
Pancreas Supporting Smoothie:
- 1 cup blueberries (low glycemic)
- 10 drops stevia (sweetener that doesn’t affect blood sugar levels)
- 20 drops dandelion tincture (supports digestive function)
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (stabilizes blood sugar)
- 1 handful leafy greens (whatever you have on hand: spinach, kale, collards etc.)
- 1 tsp spirulina