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Posted by: macawluver, Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 10:43pm
Anyone else suffer from Hypoglycemia? If so, what do you take to treat it other then staying compliant with the diet? I have just started taking Brewers Yeast as I have heard that it very good for this disorder. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, July 20, 2006, 12:18am; Reply: 1
My son discovered that taking the supplement Chromium helped a great deal.  Also, he snacks on sunflower seeds in between meals.
Posted by: Laura P, Thursday, July 20, 2006, 12:36am; Reply: 2
Source Naturals Chromium gtf if you take one, also small meals through out the day always with some protien.  Your minerals are probably off, you need to get them in balance

I would start with the chromium, Source Naturals OptiZinc and Copper Sebacate, eventually you should add selenium and mag, but start there and with the small protien meals and see how you do

Take the Zinc and Copper about 20 mins after a meal, since these minerals can inhibit the absorbtion of betacaraten and vit A, take with a little ester C if you have some
Posted by: mikeo, Friday, July 21, 2006, 10:50am; Reply: 3
stay away from all forms of caffeine which has a hypoglycemia effect (it actually affects catecholamine and adrenaline clearance) in O's especially those that do not exercise...I found I can drink green tea as long as I exercise 3 to 4 times a week....or just go decaffeinated

exercise is the best medicine for hypogycemia for O's
Posted by: italybound, Friday, July 21, 2006, 12:05pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
 Also, he snacks on sunflower seeds in between meals.


Sunflowers are an avoid for everyone but A secretors. :-)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, July 21, 2006, 12:20pm; Reply: 5
Try to exercise daily. That makes such a difference. You probably know the rest of it.
If you are a little hungry, go ahead & eat rather than get too hungry & not be able to get full.
With your foot injury, try to figure out something to do.  BTW, how is your foot?
S S & L,
Mrs "T"    O+
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, July 21, 2006, 12:21pm; Reply: 6
Whoops!  I thought italybound started the thread.  Sorry!  I hope your foot is OK!
Mrs "T"  

:)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:05pm; Reply: 7
::) yup... I've to eat regulary all 4 hours a bit and I added also the chromium&vanadium to my diet :D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, July 22, 2006, 9:30pm; Reply: 8
Yes, it's true my son is an A secretor so sunflower seeds as snacks are good for him.  How about pumpkin seeds?  Something to give  a little nourishment and good oil.  No caffeine.  Exercise is wonderful.  Protein is important throughout the day.  Anything you can do to keep the blood sugar on an even keel.
Posted by: macawluver, Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 12:11am; Reply: 9
Thanks for the suggestions everyone!! :)

I was reading something interesting the other day regarding the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine)and Hypoglycemia and how if your levels are low of these chemicals then it makes you more susepitible to symptoms of hypoglycemia as well as anxiety, depression, etc. I find this VERY interesting since I noticed that when I was taking antidepressants, my hypoglycemia symptoms went away completely and when I stopped taking them, they came back.  The article also stated that when you take SSRI's you are only treating the symptoms and not the root of the problem. It went on to say that taking these medications can often make this deficiency worse in the long run. I guess the solution then is to find ways to boost these neurotransmitters naturally and aim for a premanent cure rather then a temporary reduction in symptoms.
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 1:58am; Reply: 10
Quoted from macawluver
I was reading something interesting the other day regarding the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine)and Hypoglycemia and how if your levels are low of these chemicals then it makes you more susepitible to symptoms of hypoglycemia as well as anxiety, depression, etc. I find this VERY interesting since I noticed that when I was taking antidepressants, my hypoglycemia symptoms went away completely and when I stopped taking them, they came back.  The article also stated that when you take SSRI's you are only treating the symptoms and not the root of the problem. It went on to say that taking these medications can often make this deficiency worse in the long run. I guess the solution then is to find ways to boost these neurotransmitters naturally and aim for a premanent cure rather then a temporary reduction in symptoms.


Whoa!!! This is very interesting! Will have to look into this since I'm hypo. Anyone know what the natural supps would be? And dangit I just had blood tests run last week.  :'(
Posted by: 872 (Guest), Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 7:05am; Reply: 11
I am absolutely interested too in the ways to boost these neurotransmitters naturally as I feel that my old depression is coming back....
Please help,
Thanks
Lolla
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 7:37am; Reply: 12
lolla, did you tried with Melatonin or even DHEA?
next: a mixup of weeks of sam-e, l'arginine, and a higher B-complex and larger amounts of Magnesium.....
the problem of today and St. Johnsworth's intake is: St.Johnsw. is phototrope...so far the heavy sun with this is furthermore a no-no at this time...:-/
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 5:04pm; Reply: 13
Some years ago, I tried a tiny fraction of a melatonin pill a few times for sleep.  I was afraid to take the whole thing as I didn't know enough about it.
Good thing!
Even with the tiny dose, I would wake up the next day seeing tiny flashes or a spot in the middle of my field of vision.  It would go away in a few seconds, but sure scared me!!!!
My former chiro said it is a neurotransmitter & --I don't remember exactlywhat he said, but seemed to indicate it wasn't necessarily good.
Good old magnesium is great for so many things-sleep, calcium absorption, nerves, muscles, etc.  I sure wish I had taken it earlier in life & when I started, I wish I had taken larger doses.  Now I know!!  B6 is good.  I take a lot of pantothenic acid(B5) which is good for the adrenals which help other areas of stress.
S S & L,
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 1:00am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
 I take a lot of pantothenic acid(B5) which is good for the adrenals which help other areas of stress.


Just curious how much B5 you take. I take that for my adrenals too but maybe I should take more. And I know...............  ;), whatever you say is just your opinion.  :K)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 2:54am; Reply: 15
I probably should take 200 mg. a day, but presently have some 500 mg. pills so I take them every few days.
If you eat poorly, take more.  If you eat perfectly, take less or you may be able to skip some days as you get healthier.
It's amazing that there is so little info on this vitamin, but it is so essential for me.
S S & L,
Mrs "T"    O+
Posted by: 872 (Guest), Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 7:54am; Reply: 16
Thanks!
And what about the raccomended quantities for other B vitamins?
And for Mg?

Lolla
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, July 27, 2006, 11:42am; Reply: 17
::) hmmm :B :X... I just read that hypoglyc. might be solved also in eating complex carbs :o..... and then I read massr Dr. D's advices for  AB nonnies ::) and there's marked...no complex carbs for us ::)
now this becomes a snake biting her own queue ;) how to solve my problem...when eating complex carbs getting cramps after and how to get off hypoclycs. ??) :o
better no cramps ...I guessd ::) ;) :D just speltbread without any kind of whatsoever named *healthy* in it ;)
Posted by: resting, Thursday, July 27, 2006, 12:02pm; Reply: 18
Hi Isa,

I'm kinda wondering if MoDon'ssuggestion of saccharomyces boulardii would help with bloating and also peppermint aetheric oil... see if these are OK with your vega-tester.

John
Posted by: Oonu, Thursday, July 27, 2006, 8:27pm; Reply: 19

Does there seem to be any BT that the hypoglycemia seems to hit more frequently?  

Back to what macawluver had said, that makes me wonder as well, I have been on and off antidepressants for years, I wonder if it was more of a blood sugar thing rather than actual serotonin level...

I shall take more supplements as everyone has suggested here.

Cheers!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, July 27, 2006, 9:26pm; Reply: 20
::) ooo...oooo John, I didn't say anything about bloatings...only cramps....;) :-/
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 27, 2006, 9:39pm; Reply: 21
here s a story of an O with hypoglycemia:
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/31/archives/00000009.htm
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, July 28, 2006, 4:42am; Reply: 22
Oonu-I like that name!
I thought that I read that Bs had it more often, but I sure hear about a lot of Os who do, including me.  I'm sure that sedentary folks & sugar eaters have it.  Since we live in a sugar-eating--sitting-down culture, I bet all types suffer from it!
 Sometimes I feel like a tirade about parents who steer their kids toward college & jobs that require a college education---which ultimately dooms them to sedentary work & a lifetime of struggle with weight & certain diseases.
 One reason I do my job is the exercise factor.  Working retail in a bakery is not construction work, but I usually keep moving & do some lifting besides chatting with customers which I love.  No, this O hypoglycemic doesn't eat the sweets, not even the bread!!
My B son seems to have some characteristics of hypoglycemia............
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: macawluver, Monday, August 7, 2006, 4:27am; Reply: 23
For anyone that is interested, I found a great website with alot of information about Hypoglycemia and insulin resistance and how it relates to various Mental Illnesses.  It makes soooo much since. It was as if a lightbulb went off in my head and now I KNOW why I have had the past experiences with various episodes of depression and anxiety. After you click on the link, click on the articles section and there is alot of great info. Hope you find it as helpful as I have. :)

http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/index.html
Posted by: italybound, Monday, August 7, 2006, 11:47am; Reply: 24
macawluver, thanks for the "link".  There is so much to learn about hypoglycemia. Any new info (to us) is good knowledge. :-)
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