Hypoglycemia is a condition that causes abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) levels or abnormal fluctuations of blood sugar levels due to over secretion of insulin by the pancreas.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia vary from mild to severe, and range from anxiety, weakness, sweating, rapid heart rate, extreme hunger, dizziness, poor or double vision, headache, irritability, irrational behavior, problems with memory, cognitive focus, learning, and digestive problems. Symptoms most commonly occur in the mid-afternoon, and can mimic many other health problems or co-exist with them.
Types: Although only classic hypoglycemia, a form of hypoglycemia that occurs in people with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is recognized by conventional medicine, alternative practitioners recognize general hypoglycemia to be a well-established condition that occurs during the early stages of adrenal stress and blood sugar imbalance problems.
Hypoglycemia can be caused by excess consumption of simple sugars and refined carbohydrates, food allergies, low thyroid function, nutrient deficiencies (especially vitamin B6, chromium, zinc, essential fatty acids and amino acids such as alanine), excessive exercise, stress, skipped meals (especially breakfast), irregular eating habits, excessive alcohol, drug, or cigarette consumption, over consumption of caffeine beverages, poor protein digestion, protein deficiency, poor digestion due to other factors, low digestive enzymes, low fiber diets, and an excessively refined and processed diet. To achieve lasting relief of hypoglycemia symptoms, all of these factors must be screened for and addressed.
Chronic muscular tension caused by stress throughout the body, particularly in the spinal regions, is another potential cause of hypoglycemia, since stressed body tissues burn fuel at a higher than normal rate, creating a constant need for glucose.
Caution: Although hypoglycemia can exist by itself, it may be an early warning sign for pancreatic and diabetic problems. If your condition persists, seek immediate medical attention.
Be sure to have breakfast and make it a protein rich meal. Also eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day to help keep blood glucose levels up and to help heal the pancreas and adrenals. Be sure your diet consists of organic, whole foods diet and avoid stressor foods such as caffeine, refined sugars, and alcohol. Instead, emphasize fibrous foods, whole grains, seeds, nuts, fermented dairy products, and lean meats and fish. Also be sure to identify and avoid food allergies, and eliminate processed foods, dehydrated powders, and white flour products.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
The following nutrients can be helpful in preventing and reversing hypoglycemia: chromium, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, niacin or niacinimide, pantothenic acid, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium zinc, trace minerals, free-form amino acids, and adrenal glandulars. If hypoglycemia is due to incomplete absorption of nutrients from food, take hydrochloric acid (HCL) and digestive enzymes. Vitamin B injections can also be helpful as a means of increasing energy levels.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away: www.naturalnews.com/031794_apples_health.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/recommends/
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com
Using Chinese herbs to treat hypoglycaemia: exploreim.ucla.edu/video/using-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-hypoglycemic-research
How to use essential oils for balancing blood sugar levels: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv3MrCKpbQo
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Gastric bypass surgery linked to hypoglycaemia: www.naturalnews.com/012445_gastric_bypass_surgery.html
Benefits of green coffee bean extract: www.naturalnews.com/035903_coffee_bean_extract_antioxidants.html
Dangers of artificial sweeteners: www.naturalnews.com/035752_artificial_sweeteners_flavor_chemicals.html
Further Information (links and books)
The Low Blood Sugar Handbook: You Don’t Have to Suffer by Patricia Krimmel, Edward Krimmel and Harvey M. Ross M.D; The Reactive Hypoglycemia Miracle Cookbook by Jennifer Winfrey MA and Deanna R Miller RN MSN; Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar by Roberta Ruggiéro
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Pantothenic Acid and Vitamin B6
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Amino Acids, BAM
www.metabolicmaintenance.com (800) 772-7873
Adrenal glandular products, Thymus Organic Glandular
www.nutricology.com (800) 545-9960
Digestive Enzymes, N*Zimes
Nutri-Health Products, FenuPro
Blood Sugar Balance, Ridge Crest Herbals
www.rcherbals.com (800) 242-4649
GTF Chromium Complex, Rainbow Lite
www.interhealthusa.com (800) 783-4636
www.steviasmart.com (800) 577-8409
Whole Food Green Powder, Vitamineral Green
www.livingnutritionals.com (866) 729-3438
Glycemic Health, Gaia Herbs
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Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
Judith Hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
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