Blood Sugar Imbalances, Hypoglycemia & Diabetes
Blood Sugar Imbalances, Hypoglycemia and Diabetes.
Blood sugar imbalance are now reaching epidemic proportions in this country. As hard as it may be to hear this, blood sugar problems, hypoglycemia and diabetes, are primarily self caused. These conditions are primarily caused by what you eat. You do this to yourself. Of course this is good news and bad new. The bad news first. Your eating habits create the major cause of all blood sugar irregularities. The good news, since you are in charge of what you eat, you can have a major influence on your blood sugar by what you eat.
Americans, by their poor diets, are self inducing hypoglycemia and diabetes. Both conditions are on the rise and promise to become much worse in the coming decades. The primary cause of these health disasters is the overconsumption of high glycemic carbohydrates. Too much sugar! And to be clear you must realize that breakfast cereal, oatmeal, pasta, breads, cakes , cookies, crackers, chips and other such products are sugar. That is the body breaks each of these foods down into sugar. Not only does it break down into sugar, it does it much more rapidly then the body is properly equipped to handle.
Rapid breakdown of high glycemic carbohydrates (sugar) leads to a rapid rise in blood sugar and then, once the body's resources have been depleted, to a rapid decline. This process of the rise and fall of blood sugar happening on a daily basis for years leads to the deterioration and exhaustion of the pancreas, the liver and the adrenal glands. Left unchecked this process leads to hypoglycemia, diabetes and adrenal exhaustion. A very sad state of affairs. All preventable by eating a proper diet.
This raises two questions. One, what is a proper diet. Two, if you already have one of these conditions what do you do to recover.
First, what is a proper diet. For this I refer you to my colleagues, Dr's. Rain and Gary Klepper. They wrote a very useful article on the Paleo Diet. Although we will never have everybody agree on what a proper diet is for humans, we have found clinically that the Paleo Diet forms the basis of a healthy way to eat for most of us. Please click on the link above to read this article.
Secondly, what do you do if you are already experiencing hypoglycemia or diabetes. Well, the first thing is to look at your diet and stop adding fuel to the fire. Second is to begin to replenish and restore organ reserve so as to heal the body. Although many organs can be involved in this, the primary areas to look at are adrenal function and adrenal support nutrients; liver detox and strengthening; and finally pancreatic detox and support.
Healing from hypoglycemia is usually very doable. Healing from diabetes (Type II) is more difficult. In either case if you may need assistance.
The Many Causes of Fatigue
Fatigue can have many causes. Overcoming fatigue, on a consistent basis requires that the underlying causes be understood and addressed. Below you will find the most common causes of fatigue. Generally when these areas are addressed energy levels come up and the feelings of vitality and well being increase.
In our clinic we ask a number of questions on every visit to asses the overall subjective experience of health and well being. These questions are on a scale of 1-10 with 7 being what we consider good health. Many of our patients come to us because their subjective experience of energy and vitality is below 7, often below 4.
If your energy levels are below 7/10 or if you want to raise your energy levels even higher then you may want to consider the following areas. The list is not exhaustive but does cover the vast majority of cases.
- Adrenal Fatigue & Adrenal Exhaustion
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Food Allergies and Gluten Sensitivity
- Heavy Metals
- Hormone Depletion
- Mitochondrial Dysregulation
- Neurotransmitter Exhaustion
- Vitamin/Mineral/Fatty Acid/Amino Acid Deficiencies
- Yeast and Fungus Infections
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
- Contact us with a brief question.
- Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
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