Monday, July 1, 2013

Step 1 of Reversing Reactive Hypoglycemia: Educate Yourself About Hypoglycemia


The first step in overcoming R-Hypoglycemia is to educate yourself. Understanding how a person develops hypoglycemia, the difference between hypoglycemia, fasting hypoglycemia and reactive hypoglycemia, how the body processes glucose and stores glycogen, how the body produces and uses the insulin hormone, what role the digestive and endocrine systems play (liver, pancreas, thyroid, adrenals, etc.), how the brain is impacted, and how food triggers symptoms.

You will undoubtedly come across information online that will not be helpful in your journey to reverse your condition. You'll also notice that most resources you find regarding blood sugar will refer to type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Hypoglycemia (without diabetes) is rarely recognized and discussed. The more you read and learn, the more likely you will be able to identify which information to retain and which to ignore. WARNING: One piece of advice you will most certainly want to steer clear of is treating reactive hypoglycemia with more sugar!!!

The following articles will guide you:

What is Hypoglycemia?
What Causes Reactive Hypoglycemia in People Without Diabetes?
The 5 Biggest Myths of Reactive Hypoglycemia
What Are the Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Other Sources:

Do You Have Undiagnosed Hypoglycemia?
Low Blood Sugar Pamphlet
What is Reactive Hypoglycemia vs. Fasting Hypoglycemia?
Reactive Hypoglycemia or Afternoon Slump? 
The Pancreas: Anatomy and Functions
Natural News Video: Hypoglycemia and Liver Malfunction

You can begin your own research by Googling the following key words and terms that may include hypoglycemia or low blood sugar:

Hypoglycemia
Reactive Hypoglycemia
Low Blood Sugar Treatment
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
How to Treat Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemic Diets
Foods to Eat for Hypoglycemia
How to Cure Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia Forums


Step 2: Eliminate Sugar

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