Hypoglycemia the deadly roller coaster

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    "Warning: as many as 100 million people in this country may be suffering from a disease nobody cares
    to talk about! Failure to learn about it could be dangerous to your health." Dr. David Williams,
    author of Hypoglycemia: The Deadly Roller Coaster

    "For one person in every ten, sugar is a deadly food, paving the way toward a hundred distressing
    physical symptoms, plus all the tortures of neurotic and even psychotic behavior. For that person a
    little sugar is akin to a little carbolic acid." Carlton Fredricks, PhD., author of New Low Blood
    Sugar and You

    "The sugar laden American diet has led to a national epidemic or hypoglycemia, an ailment
    characterized by irrational behavior, emotional instability, distorted judgment, and nasty
    personality defects." Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin, author of The Vitamin C Connection

    "It is an alarming fact that countless Americans suffer - unsuspectingly - from the debilitating
    effects of hypoglycemia, a diet-related condition caused by low blood sugar. Unless the symptoms are
    diagnosed, a multitude of mental and physical disorders can go undetected.: Dr. Harvey M. Ross,
    author of Hypoglycemia: The Disease your Doctor Won't Treat

    The stresses of everyday life, consumption of excessive amounts of refined sugar, alcohol, caffeine,
    tobacco and the lack of proper nutrition are some of the apparent causes of hypoglycemia in our
    society today. Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood sugar in the body. When we ingest
    carbohydrates, our digestive processes break down the carbohydrates into glucose which enters the
    bloodstream as a sugar and is drawn upon for energy. Glucose is used by the body to feed all the
    cells, especially the brain cells. Once glucose has entered the bloodstream, the blood sugar level
    rises and the pancreas does its job of releasing insulin into the blood to bring the glucose level
    back down to a normal level.

    With hypoglycemia, the pancreas secretes too much insulin which results in the blood sugar level
    dropping way below the normal level. When glucose levels fall below normal, the cells of the body,
    especially the brain, become deprived of proper nourishment resulting in physical and emotional
    problems. Additionally, without the proper amount of glucose, the body can no longer meet its energy
    requirements and begins to take energy from body fat and muscle.

    In our western culture, we eat diets comprised of an abundance of carbohydrates, particularly those
    in the form of simple carbohydrates which convert very easily to sugar. A diet characterized by an
    excessive amount of carbohydrates will increase insulin requirements over time and may develop into

    Hypoglycemia has been cited as a condition that has more behavioral problems than any other. Dr.
    Seale Harris has stated that, "The low blood sugar of today is the diabetes of tomorrow."

    Fatigue Insomnia Mood swings Depression Craving for sweets Allergies Crying spells Outbursts of
    anger Nervousness Irritability, or even aggression Headache Hunger Cold sweats Rapid heart rate
    Palpitations or feeling your heartbeat Blurry or double vision Confusion Memory loss Sleeping

    Educate yourself about low blood sugar If you suspect hypoglycemia, consult with your physician If
    you are diagnosed with hypoglycemia, eat smaller meals and spread them out throughout the day. Do
    not go more than 3 hours without a snack or meal When eating complex or refined carbohydrates, eat
    with some fat or protein Increase protein intake by eating chicken breast, turkey, salmon, or tuna
    in oil Eat vegetables that are low in starch Eat a diet high in fiber Avoid overeating Never skip
    breakfast Avoid simple carbohydrates such as candy, honey, soda pop, donuts, sweetened cereal,
    cakes, sweet fruit, white and brown sugar, sucrose, fructose, glucose, molasses, dextrose, corn
    syrup and maple syrup. Avoid alcohol and caffeine


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