All about low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Have you ever felt shaky, anxious, irritable and faint without knowing why? Well, your blood sugar level most likely took a dive, that's why!
Those symptoms may also be caused by other factors, but first check your blood suger level. How? Just eat something NOT sugary or starchy, and see
the immediate effect!
The condition hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is actually fluctuating blood sugar levels, which is very toxic for the body.
* Cells in the body deteriorate if glucose(sugar) levels are too high. This happpens, for instance, when eating cake or drinking a sweet cool drink.
* Proteins are destroyed
* The body tries to decrease blood sugar levels, so the pancreas increases the insulin drastically.
* Glucose enters the cells and are burned as fuel or converted into fat,
and blood sugar levels are supposed to return to normal again.
* If you suffer from hypoglycemia, the return to normal does not happen, and
blood sugar levels take a dive, causing the symptoms described above.
At this stage, please note that there are two types of hypoclycemia:
1. The dangerous one is clinical hypoglycemia, where the condition can be life-threatening. If your blood sugar is high, the pancreas produces large
amounts of insulin, to which the cells cannot react. When they do start to react, the blood sugar levels drop past normal. Because the brain and organs need a certain level of glucose to function, the person may fall into a coma.
Hormones are released into the blood, to get the liver to deposit glucose into the blood, and to convert proteins into glucose. All these processes cause sweating, trembling, severe loss of mental ability, irritability and possible fainting.
2. The second type of hypoglycemia is the functional one, where there is no danger of a coma or the severe symptoms described for the clinical type.
One is just constantly hungry, and becomes shaky, irritable, anxious and weak
when hungry or without food for more than two or three hours.
Ask me, that's me!
Now what could be at the root of this condition?
1st possible cause: High consumption of carbohydrates
If you eat too much starches and sugars, your insulin levels will be high all the time. Too much insulin causes the magnesium in the cells to decrease,
and increases the calcium. Result: a magnesium deficiency, which produces too much insulin, and so the vicious circle keeps spinning...
2nd possible cause: Eating foods high in calcium and low in magnesium, and other minerals are also not sufficient in your diet.
The pH balance of the body is dependent on the correct amount of minerals in the body, and if out of balance, can lead to a fluctuation in the blood sugar -
3rd possible cause: Radiation from electrosmog
Radiation from cellular and wireless phones can have a severely adverse effect on the body. It affects the way calcium is utilized in the body. The pancreas is controlled by calcium - if calcium is deposited in the pancreas in large amounts, the pancreas will release too much insulin.
4th possible cause: Insulin resistance
This happens when cells in the body don't react to insulin any more, and the pancreas produces too much insulin, which in turn leads to plummeting blood sugar levels after the initial high.
5th possible cause: Adrenal fatigue
If not enough cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, due to adrenal fatigue, it can antagonize insulin, also leading to plummeting blood sugar levels.
6th possible cause: Yeast metabolites
Some yeasts produce a metabolite that inhibits the effective action of vitamin B6.
This vitamin is needed to start the process of making glucose out of protein.
This functional deficiency then leads to hypoglycemia.
According to www.newtreatments.org, the best way to treat hypoglycemia would be:
* Stop eating processed carbohydrates - eat only low-carbohydrate fruits and vegetables, and preferably not more than 30g per day.
* Eat very little of foods high in calcium: Yogurt, cheese, spinach, broccoli.
* Supplement with magnesium-glycenate - the only form of magnesium that can effectively increase
cellular magnesium levels.
So, how about changing your eating habits a little, to gain LOTS of benefits? And no medication, what a wonderful thought!
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