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Posted by: de_nogent, Sunday, May 16, 2010, 5:40am
Dr. James D'Adamo suggests in his new book that excessive carbs and sugar can lead to Hypoglycemia, which is an underlying cause to a variety of serious health problems.

My reply to thread: James D´adamo. NEW book April 2010

Quoted from de_nogent
I recently started reading Dr. James D'Adamo's "Just an Ounce of Prevention..." and so far I'm really enjoying it. He explains how almost all diseases can be treated (and caused) through diet, in particular Hypoglycemia and how it can be an "...underlying cause to most degenerative diseases."
James D. has noticed Hypoglycemia in 85%-90% of his patients, including those suffering from "...obesity, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, infertility, ADD, alcoholism, coronary disease, and cancer."

I'm not yet half way through the book, but I'm looking forward to learning more from James D's 30+ years of research, and the successful use of the Blood Type Diet in his practice. FYI: Dr. Peter D'Adamo's father, Dr. James D'Adamo, is the original creator of the Blood Type Diet.

Happy reading!

Link to thread:

Any opinions, comments, suggestions?
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 16, 2010, 6:24am; Reply: 1
the diabetes book of the health series gives great advice in combating and also protocols
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, May 16, 2010, 10:58am; Reply: 2
Followers of BTD/GENO are well aware of this - as we are concerend that we may have the gene that will malfunction and not be able to handle stress from the beginning.. stressed for some of us means (reversed): desserts are intolerable form the very first foods we eat as young children..  and it goes down hill from there.. hypoglycemia is one of the first Gene expression of many to follow...

the way to fix our genes is to teach each other here what to do for the next generation..
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, May 24, 2010, 1:27pm; Reply: 3
I used to have it...but since I augmented my protein intake....all is gone and I feel fit(smarty)(ok)(dance)(sunny).....
Posted by: Frosty, Monday, May 24, 2010, 7:17pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Lola
the diabetes book of the health series gives great advice in combating and also protocols


Do you think the diabetic book would be a good one for me to pick up and read through?  I do have hypoglycemia and if I eat carbs with little to no protein I am crashing an hour later.  I have just been following the Gatherer diet and eating low carbs.  Perhaps the diabetes book would be more suited for me?

I really thought as some of the weight came off the hypoglycemia would dwindle, but it hasn't it is still there if I don't follow a high protein low carb diet.
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, May 24, 2010, 8:55pm; Reply: 5
Posted by: Frosty, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 12:58am; Reply: 6
Thanks Goldie.  That was an interesting article.  I have had hypoglycemia for a long time, but as I get older it is getting worse.  There is quite a history on my dads side of the family with type 2 diabetes.  A couple of times after meals my blood sugar was up to 200.  I think it was a broken glucometer, but my husband has concerns about this.  He has asked me, several times, to get a glucose tolerance test done and I have put it off because of the time it takes to have it done.  I am starting to think I need to make the time now and go have it done.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1:44am; Reply: 7
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The Individualized Plan for Preventing and Treating Diabetes (Type I, Type II) and Pre-Diabetes- Including Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

compare the lists, tweak where necessary and you might want to follow the protocols
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:05am; Reply: 8
My own issue with this dread issue is that I don't get it,, one is to eat certain things and then at other time other things.. if I hesitate to take a test is because the need for it is unclear, or the solution ids easy to understand.. a broken arm get it fixed, a hip needs replacement get it done.. appendix out OK, all seems easy and fixable but this darn thing Diab ll is not like anything I can seem to 'get' at the supermarket nor get rid of by just going to the doctor..

all I can do today .. is ordering SWAMI?? ordering Sups??  from Nap and then take on this what I perceive as confusion.. I have moaned and groaned about it and everyone here has supported me .. dearly.. but the only thing I KNOW to do is getting TESTED .. at least not sticking my head into the sand..  If I have to be bothered at least let me know why.. so

encourage your self to see your test.. its painless enough.. better to know.. gatherer I am certain about this being the deciding issue.. good luck.. I think the sooner you do it the sooner you can learn to fix it.. see the other posts here.. good luck..
Posted by: Frosty, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 1:25am; Reply: 9
Thanks, working on scheduling the appointment.  Called my doc and she is putting orders in for the tests.  Probably won't be able to get in for a week or two because my schedule is so hectic. ::)
Posted by: marjorie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 1:33am; Reply: 10
Very interesting. I think I am ok as far as hypoglycemic is concerned, but again, what is considered a hi glycemic diet? Maybe I am completely off, but is 50-60 grams of carbs per day --too much??
Posted by: de_nogent, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 2:37am; Reply: 11

That's a great question. Anyone have any advice for a healthy daily carb intake?
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 2:38am; Reply: 12
for most women 30-45 for breakfast,30-45 lunch, and 45-60 dinner,and if under 100 before bed (I check at 8, go to bed at 10 usually) have 15-30, needs to be 100-140 before going to sleep, if your diabetic. So about 120+ a bit more a day, if necessary. Can be mostly veggies!

Males 15 more than the high number I listed.  Most men burn carbs at a faster rate, and/or have more weight on them to begin with.

Adjustments are made if women are much heavier, or men or smaller then what is considered, normal weight.
Posted by: narnia, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 6:58am; Reply: 13
How do you calculate all these things?  Is there a chart?  Are these measures in grams?
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:40am; Reply: 14
Narnia, Google glycemic food lists and you can see what they are.. but they are not simple grams.. they are different calculations.. it payds to study this for back ground info

with BTD the foods have have already been calculated according to SUPER beneficial and Beneficial and all others..  the understanding is that you learn what might be high as opposed to low simple sugars, as opposed to complex sugar conversions.. lets say it like this.. I can have some sugar, but not a whole lot at once.. and starches are higher in sugars then are fruits..  Its another learning system.. so Google all sorts of questions it will give you on appreciation of how much research is in BTD... where it is all laid out for healing our insides..
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 10:33am; Reply: 15
How do you calculate all these things?  Is there a chart?  Are these measures in grams?

read the labels,there are diabetic carbohydrate books, there is the American Diabetic Association, dieticians will help you get it all together as a diabetic, many insurance cover it/or diabetic classes,

These measures are in grams, and it is a guide to use, and to see how your individual body works with these measurements (activity charges them, ie-someone playing a football game would need more grams of carbohydrate before a game, then a person would need who is going for a walk)

I took classes, go to monthly take charge of diabetes support group and I am now an Ambassador for Diabetes, which means I can put on a program for a group, of people, and educate them and put them in the path of where to go, who to call for direction and help.  :)
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 11:05am; Reply: 16
Measures in 'grams' yes.. but not Metric Grams I think..  
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 11:07am; Reply: 17
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I took classes, go to monthly take charge of diabetes support group and I am now an Ambassador for Diabetes, which means I can put on a program for a group, of people, and educate them and put them in the path of where to go, who to call for direction and help.

NOW i know why I get such good help to learn... thanks... ! ;D 8) :)  
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 2:43pm; Reply: 18
your right, not metric grams, just regular grams and your very welcome
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 3:25pm; Reply: 19
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according to DrD HYPOglycemia is LOW blood sugar and HAS NOTHING to do with diabetes

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on the same page He said.. HYPERglycemia is the precursor to diabetes.. as in glucose levels that are elevated but not yet diabetes..

Page 19 on diabetes book.. now that is the scoop... learning as we go..

BUT Geminisue..

1    Is HYPER what you and my doctors warning about ... by eating wrong foods (carbs) causing blood sugar going to low for the body's needs .. causing sweating, weakness, and passing out??

Does HYPER mean to much sugar/glucose in the blood? not having enough insuline to counteract it?

2    MY big confusion.. (can I go to LOW IF I Eat proteins and vegetables? .. or MUST I also eat some sweets like the prunes?  in moderation?

spaced out at every main meal ?  or can I eat 3 prunes IN Between and later in the evening?

3    and if I where to feel sweaty, weakness and passing out what would I have to do?    EAT food or sugar??  
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 4:19pm; Reply: 20
1. Hypo is what you described
   Hyper-means there isn't enough INSULIN being made by the pancreas to take care of the amount of carbohydrates, one is putting into there body

In people who are not diabetics, this is not usually a problem (I say not usually because people who compulsively eat a huge amount of carbs, which as they digest, turn into  glucose also,  go through the body, thus there is too much and thus causes the problems) when not burned up by enough activity)

2. I don't know how your body works, and you don't use a meter to check your glucose level, so I can't answer this with a for sure answer,but if I was doing what you say you are doing, I would eat 3 prunes IN Between and later in the evening, and hopefully that will cover your needs.

3. I would drink 1/2 cup of 100% juice, or 1/2 cup of real pop, or eat 7-9 lifesavers or hard candy, quickly,depending on what you have available, 1T black strap molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar, honey are other choices.  Pick one take it, when finished look at a clock and wait 15-20 minutes, if your not feeling any different, do one of these choices again, wait 15 minute, if you start to feel better, GOOD, Now have a couple of ounces of protein or a Tablespoon of oil. (reason being, in an hour your glucose will get higher and this will stop it from going too high)

If you think it's low, but not sure, do above, it is safer then not doing it.
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 4:31pm; Reply: 21
OH THANKS>> so much.. I just copy'd both pages.. and will keep it for my trips..
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 9:07pm; Reply: 22
Amazone1 is writing: she is having problems with getting on here.. so she emailed me..

So about hypoglycemia.which is not diabetes related.. ..P.D. expressis verbis mentioned it: it isn't at all related to diabetes!!! That's what I tested dito !!! and it's better to substitute with aminoacids instead of carbs...for sure and certain ;-)

Amazone... ARE YOU saying it is better to use amino acids for low blood sugar??? ?? what are aminos in food ??  
Posted by: narnia, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:14am; Reply: 23
I thought that grams is a metric measure.   ??)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:26am; Reply: 24
yes, what is your question
Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:31am; Reply: 25
I never learned metric, it was way after I was out of school, so maybe you are right.

I learned about grams when my grand daughter was born, premature, she weighed 816 grams, which is around 1#12oz I believe.

grams is used on food labels and I learned to check them to help control my diabetes many years ago.  (sorry, if I confused you, not intentional)
Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:09am; Reply: 26

Grams although metric measurement, refers to the weight of the nutrient in the food, rather than the food itself.  Like 100g of protein does not mean 100g of meat ...

I think geminisue explained this somewhere else in the forum recently? ... I think that is what they are talking about a few posts back ...  It all sounds like more complex than it really is, truly, ...  it encourages us to keep on searching, learning ...  :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:45am; Reply: 27
Goldie thanx for your kind help...I'm back in highth  and inches ;).... all is pc left me since yesterday evening :-( arrg... but now I'm fit again..

about the amino's it's all about proteins.... ;) ;D :D.....often I test people with low bloodsugars, and nearly all were nonnies, so far... another explanation.....coz when cauda pancreatic isn't working well, this issue is normal and really hasn't anything to do with diabetes....
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:02pm; Reply: 28
AMAZONE please take a look at the new thread.. there is so much confusion worth getting the terms straight..  
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 2:17pm; Reply: 29
Frosty, I went through all this with my son when he was 12.  He took the 5-hour glucose tolerance test and we whiled away the time reading books we had brought with us and playing board games.  With hypoglycemia the results don't show up until after the third hour (unlike diabetes).  There can be a definite spike in numbers or there can be a slower rise.  My son did have hypoglycemia.  There are so many symptoms that not two people will have the exact same symptoms.  If you have hypoglycemia then you are not having a jolly good time of it in your everyday life!

I learned to read every single label in order to do away with sugar.  If there was to be a sweetener in a high-protein, homemade smoothie I sweetened it with tupelo honey, not any other kind.  The trick is to figure out in your own mind how you can keep your blood sugar level, that's the key.  Little bits of protein throughout the day is a great way to do this.  My son always had a supply of sunflower seeds in his pocket for snacking but since you're a B you will have to carry something else with you for those quick snack times.
We made sure he had some protein before bed, also.

If you are going to have carbohydrates then eat only the complex carbohydrates since they are slower to process in your body and you don't have that spike of "sugar" that you would have with the simple carbohydrate.

If anything else comes to mind later I'll post again but I hope this bit of information is helpful.  :K)
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 5:51pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from geminisue
1. Hypo is what you described
   Hyper-means there isn't enough glucose being made by the pancreas to take care of the amount of carbohydrates, one is putting into there body
That should say insulin instead of glucose!

hypo = below
hyper = above

I.e. a hypodermic needle goes below the skin (derma = skin) and a hyperactive kid is too active!
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:34pm; Reply: 31
ok that will work.. so long as we remember that HYPO has nothing to do with DIABETES>>
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:40pm; Reply: 32
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:41pm; Reply: 33
and the grams are not metric in 3 oz iz 100 grams these grams listed for protein are a 'measure' not convertable to weight..

there are other such grams related to foods.. like carbs .. where you have to eat over 60 gr of carbs not to go into ketoes.. but that does not mean metric grams.. either, just a 'measure'..
Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:26pm; Reply: 34
Thank You TJ
Posted by: Cristina, Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:01am; Reply: 35
Quoted from Goldie
and the grams are not metric in 3 oz iz 100 grams these grams listed for protein are a 'measure' not convertable to weight..

there are other such grams related to foods.. like carbs .. where you have to eat over 60 gr of carbs not to go into ketoes.. but that does not mean metric grams.. either, just a 'measure'..

Posted by: de_nogent, Friday, May 28, 2010, 3:09am; Reply: 36
Hypoglycemia can contribute to diabetes, according to Dr James D:

"Uncontrollable levels of sugar in the body gradually wear down the pancreas, which is constantly forced to produce insulin to neutralize and balance these levels. For most people, the disposition to hypoglycemia was probably carried over from the grandparents, who either had a significantly weakened pancreas or diabetes. Hypoglycemia is a precursor to diabetes, and if not treated will eventually lead to that disease."

From American Heart Association:

Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

What is hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia (hi"per-gli-SE'me-ah) is an increase in plasma glucose (blood sugar). It can turn into a complex medical condition -- diabetic ketoacidosis (ke"to-as"id-O'sis) and coma -- if it's not treated on time and adequately. Hyperglycemia is usually the first sign of diabetes mellitus. Symptoms of hyperglycemia are
polyuria (pol"e-YUR'e-ah) (excess urine)
polydipsia (pol"e-DIP'se-ah) (thirst)
polyphagia (pol"e-FA'je-ah) (excessive hunger)

What is hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia (hi"po-gli-SE'me-ah) is a low level of plasma glucose (blood sugar). It's a dangerous condition because glucose is the major source of energy for the brain. Lack of glucose, like lack of oxygen, produces brain damage or even death if the deficit is prolonged. Hypoglycemia can occur after insulin excess and/or inadequate glucose intake, among other causes. These situations are common in people with diabetes who receive too much insulin or who don't eat enough.

Hypoglycemia starts to cause these symptoms when glucose levels fall below 50 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL):

cloudy vision
abnormal behavior
loss of consciousness

What should you do if hypoglycemia occurs?
If you're suspected of hypoglycemia, you must eat carbohydrates (starches or sugars) immediately.

In my opinion, it seems that hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are two sides of the same coin. They both result in stress on the body which can be avoided through adequate nutrition on a consistent basis.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:27am; Reply: 37
it s all taken into consideration in Dr D s diabetes book from the health series :)
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 1:18am; Reply: 38
Dr Peter D' the son's ER4YT and his Geno book's is what we are mostly dealing with here, as that is where our experience is coming from.  

I also know other books inside out and they have some info .. BUT NONE have the completeness of info and explanations so we all can more or less comprehend it.. even if none of us are doctors... and non are so designed for conditions giving us protocols to boot.. collectively we save millions here in money, pills and efforts chasing down doctors.. getting tests that are as harmful as is the cure sometimes..

so  for me its BTD/GENO and all else is just noise..
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9:38am; Reply: 39
Finished James's book. loved the first half. It all adds to the knowledge bank. waiting to read the diabetic book of Dr D
Posted by: Frosty, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6:29pm; Reply: 40

Looks like you have become a book junkie too.  I love all the D'Adamo books.  Been meaning to stop at B&N and pick up the diabetic book and Seniors new book.  I have been so busy though.  Perhaps today on my way home I will remember to stop.  I need another good read.  If you don't have the Encyclopedia, GET IT.  I love that book.  I have re-read LR4YT several times and the GTD book a couple of times, they keep me inspired and everytime I read them I get more out of them.  As I evolve with the diet, so do the books for me, I better understand it after practicing it for a while.  Like an AH HA moment after the fact.

I have ER4YT and CR4YT also.  I don't usually refer to them for anything as they are out dated and I can get most of the cooking inquiries here off this forum.  
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:54pm; Reply: 41
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DE_nogent:: Hypoglycemia can contribute to diabetes, according to Dr James D:

I think the issues here are confusing...SO I am going to interprete the writing again.. (my opinion-2 cents)

Hyper as someone pointed out is high blood sugar/insulin levels.. .

WHAT we all might agree is that people with diabetes sugar issues have propensity for HYPO... when the levels are out of whack from insulin administration..

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BUT THE IMPORTANT distinction Dr. Peter D. made is that YOU CAN HAVE HYPO EVEN without having signs of diabetes.. and that it is equally dangerous.. as in young people might have it without diabetes ...

What I might argue with here is not which doctor said what.. I find that questionable ethics.. but to choose a doc and then learn all that we can.. mixing metaphors or facts and viewpoints makes this journey complicated and I feel no need to add to the 'confusion'' ..  

In the end all anyone needs to know that Hypoclycemia warrents attention ..
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 11:50pm; Reply: 42
I have all the books including the encyclopedia. and have bought many more recently re allergy's and stuff. generally read a book every other day, always done that though. my library is a sight to be sen lol.

house allergens and air quality the rest of this week, getting into Paediatric Gastroenterology next week.
Posted by: nodoubt147, Thursday, June 17, 2010, 1:46am; Reply: 43
Use as a tool to figure out carb/fat/protein/fiber intake on a daily basis. It's amazing.
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, June 18, 2010, 11:17am; Reply: 44
nodoubt147    SO here I saw your picture all this time and thought you where sitting on a piano.. LOL

so how many calories do you get to eat??  

I am wondering how they adjust the calories... as teens we can eat so much more, then comes adulthood and some can still eat a lot more than the 40 year old.. so then by 60 the intake is much much smaller.. so why say everyone can have 2000 or so calories?? why are they never told that by age 90 you can only eat minute portions.. LOL  
Posted by: GFMcMichaelJr, Friday, July 23, 2010, 4:36pm; Reply: 45
Daughter (an AB) age 20 has her's in-line now after 2 major siezure episodes last year. Very scary!
She follows BTD & Gluten avoidance. We are very thankful!!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:42pm; Reply: 46
great testimonial!
thanks for sharing! :)
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, November 18, 2010, 9:19pm; Reply: 47
Randomly ran into this recent writing by Dr. James D.--
Posted by: TheGameChanger, Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 11:25pm; Reply: 48
I believe this is the cause of my drowsiness and sore scalp in the afternoons/evenings. I never have a second serving of protein during the day or evening unless it is nuts. Sounds like I don't get enough protein, and am maybe eating one serving too much of carbs  :-/ ?
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