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"Short disruptions in blood supply to the brain are either fatal or produce lasting damage. Even in the presence of adequate blood circulation, severe hypoglycemia (low level of blood sugar) produces similar effects."
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At Health Recovery Center, clients are given the Glucose Tolerance Test because actual lab evidence seems to propel clients into action better than if we force a hypoglycemia correcting diet on them with no scientific confirmation.
Mental health professionals often fail to recognize hypoglycemic symptoms. They attempt to explain them as psychological phenomenons. If you have puzzled over noticeable changes in your moods, thoughts and feelings don't be so quick to accept them as psychological disorders.
Life is always a tradeoff: giving up what you like for something you want even more. Ridding yourself of roller coaster emotions is accomplished by trading in the refined sugars and caffeine in your diet. This sacrifice will pay enormous dividends in mental stability and increased energy.
There is no magic pill that cures hypoglycemia. The quickest and most effective treatment is by dietary changes. In the seventies when I began working with this population, there were two distinct camps of thinking about diet.
Hypoglycemia is a word many doctors hate. Some doctors call it a FAD disease and refuse to do the lab tests necessary to prove or disprove your suspicions.
The normal range of fasting blood sugar values (measuring only glucose and not saccharoids) is eighty to one hundred mg/dl. Most fasting blood sugars are within the normal range, so a simple fasting test is useless.
By oxidation I mean how fast or how slowly your body changes food to energy. Slow oxidizers live with thyroid and adrenal glands that are relatively under-active. Adrenal insufficiency creates poor production of gluco-cortical hormones. When more blood sugar is needed, this person can't secrete enough adrenal hormones to trigger a fast conversion of glucose from the liver's stored emergency sugar. Hypoglycemia results.
One thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Three days I have been sober thanks to HRC.
I came into this program sick, broken, and much stressed! Hopeless!! I feel very confident in my future knowing I have the tools to live healthy physically and emotionally.
Thank you for your kindness, wisdom, and guidance for J. Especially for the extra effort, it appears to be working as he is sleeping better. He even said he had clarity this morning.