(Low Blood Sugar)
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.
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.
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 well-established
condition that occurs during the early stages of adrenal
stress and blood sugar imbalance problems.
What To Consider
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.
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.
Although hypoglycemia can exist by itself, it may an
early warning sign for pancreatic and diabetic problems.
If your condition persists, seek immediate medical attention.
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
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 hypoglemia 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.
Licorice, burdock, and dandelion can help to regulate
blood sugar levels.
Combine the juice of carrot, beet, burdock root, Jerusalem
artichoke, and garlic and drink an 8-ounce glass once
or twice a day.
If you think that you or someone you know suffers from hypoglycemia, seek immediate medical help from a qualified health professional.
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