Hypoglycemia includes symptoms of irritability, anger, dizziness and blurred vision, depression, weakness, and sugar cravings from excess insulin production which causes blood sugar levels to drop below normal. There are 3 types of hypoglycemia but we we’ll talk about functional hypoglycemia because the causes are fairly simple. Rarer types of hypoglycemia can stem from liver failure or tumors of the liver or pancreas. Causes of functional hypoglycemia are often poor diet choices (high in fat and sugar – low in nutrients) and stress conditions.
Modern medicine rarely recognizes hypoglycemia as a condition or disease as it may mimic other diseases or conditions. As a functional hypoglycemic they usually offer orange juice or sugar for reactions, but this hurts in the long term.
Naturally, we want to what is causing the symptoms of hypoglycemia. First, look at a diet. If it is rich in fast foods, sugar, coffee, caffeine, alcohol and sodas, these are the main culprit. Change to a protein-rich diet and fresh whole fruits and vegetables – this is to stop an overproduction of insulin. Also see insulin resistance. If the symptoms are still there after a diet correction we think of stress and fatigue from adrenal exhaustion as a common cause. A weak thyroid can also be a cause to a hypothyroid condition.
Natural supplements for hypoglycemia include Chromium taken 2 times a day (GTF Chromium is most effective); B vitamins are also important to reduce stress.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Hypoglycemia
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use these as single herbs or make a combination.
Artichoke leaves –bitter, improves digestion and liver function.
Dandelion root – for liver support and repair as the liver is responsible to store glycogen (a form of quick-release sugar) to compensate for excess insulin production.
Eleutherococcus – very effective as an adaptogen to strengthen the endocrine system as well as the immune system.
Schizandra – an adaptogen for the endocrine system specifically for the adrenals and especially for the liver and also for the respiratory system.
Suma – hormonal issues in menopause, strengthen endocrine system including adrenals, adaptogen.
Cell Salts to Help with Hypoglycemia
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – improves digestion, calcium absorption
#9 Nat mur 6X – improves digestion, symptoms from grief
#12 Silicea 6X – weak and delicate constitution (lacking grit) with feeling cold, shy person
Hypoglycemia Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Graphites – hypoglycemia with tendency toward obesity; skin problems eczema with yellow sticky discharges; scars easily (Silica is a thin person who scars easily).
Iodium – fast metabolism, emaciation; feels hot; ravenous appetite; irritable, impulsive, restless; worse with heat, better from cold.
Kali carb – extremely sensitive to pain, noise and touch; black and white thinking; weak lower back; cant tolerate cold weather; feels hypoglycemic at 2 am to 4 am (during sleep).
Lycopodium – hypoglycemia reactions seen especially from 4 pm to 8 pm; digestive problems; weak liver; self esteem issues; right-sided problems.
Phosphorus – weakness with oversensitivity; fears of the dark; respiratory issues; frequent bleeding or nosebleeds.
Sulphur – feels hot; intellectual and messy person; must stick feet out of the covers at night.
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