Tired? Moody? Depressed? You May Have Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia):

Kudos to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation

manage hypoglycemia

Do you often feel wiped out, weak, dizzy, forgetful, irritable or depressed?

Or, do you struggle with insomnia, headaches, obesity, anxiety, brain fog or heart palpitations?

And are you hounded by what I call Crazy Cravings™ and sudden, ravenous hunger?

Worse still, does your doctor insist, “It’s all in your head!”

Your doctor could be completely wrong!

Instead, you could be among millions, who have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

Hypolgycemia is an often-overlooked, debilitating medical condition, which means that your blood glucose drops too low for you to be able to go about your daily activities.

When your blood sugar plunges, you can get hit by dizziness, fatigue, headaches, mood swings, forgetfulness, brain fog, heart palpitations and dozens of other ailments.

Low blood sugar is the reverse of diabetes, which generally gets the most attention, but in my opinion, according to my extensive research, hypoglycemia is far more pervasive.

In fact, my research leads me to believe that about half of the people in the United States and millions more around the world have this condition — yes, it’s not a disease.

So what’s the cure for hypoglycemia?

Eat right! And exercise.

Yes, to manage your low blood sugar, you don’t need to take any medication.

You just need to cut out candies, cookies, cakes, breads, pasta, candies and other fast-acting carbohydrates, which I call carb crap.

Back in 1998, I discovered that my reactive hypoglycemia was to blame for my 44 ailments. (Yes, I had that many, as you can read about in my first book, Sugar Shock. See Chapter 13, which is about hypoglycemia.)

At the time, my savvy physician’s unusual prescription was unsettling.

“Quit sugar and processed carbohydrates,” my doctor ordered.

Letting go of my favorite sweet treats was the last thing I wanted to do! And it was no easy feat.

RobertaBut then, thankfully, I found the most amazing, kind, warm woman, Roberta Ruggiero,

Roberta — who has had her share of low blood sugar woes — is president of the non-profit Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, which she founded in 1980 to educate and support millions worldwide on how to prevent and manage their low blood sugar, came to my rescue.

This week, Roberta and her amazing organization are celebrating 34 years of serving desperate people worldwide.

In fact, last night, the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation had its fourth annual Hypoglycemia Take Center Stage Gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alas, I was bummed out that I couldn’t attend this hugely successful affair. (I was at another amazing event in San Diego with Lisa Sasevich, The Queen of Sales Conversion.)

I cannot overstate how grateful I am to Roberta for helping me to kick sweets and quickie carbs and to learn about hypoglycemia.

Given that I first contacted Roberta in 1998 — well before the Internet was easy to access — I had to rely on books and Roberta for my hypo education.

Wow, did Roberta come through for me!

For instance, Roberta — whose phone number I tracked down — patiently explained to me that our bodies, and especially our brains, need glucose to survive.

During a number of conversations, Roberta explained that 80 million of us worldwide are plagued by many symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia, especially if we don’t watch our diets and eat sugars, many of which are hidden in processed foods. (I believe that her figure is too low.)

As I became healthier without sugar coursing through my system, I discovered that hypoglycemia has been called the “Great Imitator.”

That’s because low blood sugar’s strange, startling symptoms — some experts cite asm many as 125 of them — can make your doctor wrongly believe that you have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neurosis, mibgraines, Parkinson’s syndrome, chronic bronchial asthma, paroxysmal tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), rehematoid arthritis, cerebral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the brain’s arteries), menopause, mental retardation, alcoholism, hyperactive disorder, and even senility.

In short, when you have hypoglycemia — which I dub “hypo” — you and your doctor can get mighty confused.

As I was getting better, I then heard Roberta’s startling story. In fact, both she and many doctors over the years were completely baffled as to what was wrong with her. She was even subjected to grueling electroshock treatments when all she needed to do was quit sugar!

I invite you now to listen to my interview with Roberta Ruggiero on my Gab with the Gurus Show. The interview took place last year when while I was celebrating 15 years off sugar.

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Anyhow, again, thanks to to the amazing Roberta Ruggiero, for helping me to successfully quit sugar and refined carbs back in 1998.

HSFIn fact, I’m only here today helping people worldwide to break free of their sugar addiction and Sugar Shock because of Roberta.

Again, I invite you to listen now to last year’s interview with Roberta on my Gab with the Gurus Show.

I also urge you to learn more about Roberta and her valuable Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.

For instance, I recommend that you:

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Get Tips to Help Your Ailing Parents on Gab with the Gurus

p>Jacqueline MarcellAre you a caregiver — full-time or part-time for your ailing parents or grandparents, who are behaving angrily or erratically and may be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?

If so, I encourage you to catch my most recent Gab with the Gurus Show with Jacqueline Marcell, who is now on a mission to provide solutions and hope to caregivers, help improve eldercare laws, show healthcare professionals how to better help families, encourage Alzheimer’s research funding, bring attention to early diagnosis, prevent elder abuse, and bring attention to funding for Adult Day Care Services, which “saved” her parents’ lives ad well as her own.

Jacqueline will give you 6 tips to help you through this challenging time of standing by your loved one(s).

Listen to the show here. And spread the word to your friends also caring for their ailing parents.

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And make sure to catch next week’s Gab with the Gurus Show with renowned neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, who talks about the phenomenon of what he dubs Grain Brain.

 

Dr. David Perlmutter of “Grain Brain” Fame on Gab with the Gurus

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Dr. David Perlmutter Do you have “Grain Brain”?

Find out from renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the fabulous book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers, who appeared on my Gab with the Gurus Show.

Dr. Perlmutter has come to recognition for blowing the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long — carbs are destroying your brain.

But he’s not talking about just unhealthy carbs. Even so-called healthy carbs such as whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Dr. Perlmutter will tell Gab with the Gurus listeners what happens when your brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

Of course, you can get lots more information in Dr. Perlmutter’s book, Grain Brain, but on our Gab with the Gurus Show, he will give you hope about how you can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.

David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award for best research by a medical student. After completing residency training in Neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida.

To tune into the show either live or later, go here.

Crave Something Sweet? Try Naked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Fries 2Do you often crave something sweet but don’t know what to have that’s s both healthy and not loaded with bad-for-you sugar or other sweeteners?

When you yearn for something sweet, I recommend that you eat part of a yummy, nutritionally powerful sweet potato or yam.

But, when you indulge, make sure these starchy vegetables are totally naked.

Naked means don’t add any sugar on top.

Don’t ruin your healthy sweet potato by adding any sweet stuff on top like brown sugar or marshmallows.

sweet potatoesBut feel free to add such spices as cinnamon (my favorite to use), cloves, allspice, nutmeg or cardamom.

You also don’t want to destroy your perfectly healthy dish by adding any allegedly “healthy sweeteners” either. In other words, skip unhealthy agave. (That’s right. Pass up on the agave. Although you may have heard otherwise, agave is not healthy. It’s a big health-food hoax. as I’ve shared here before.)

Some of My Favorite Sweet Potato Dishes

Right now, my three favorite Naked Sweet Potato Treats are:

  • Cacao-Chia, Comfort Mousse. This is a yummy comfort food, which allows you to feel like you’re splurging when you’re not. You don’t need to imbibe in a sugar-packed chocolate mousse, which is so cool! Stay tuned for my recipe.
  • Sweet Comfort Potato Fries. Also scrumptious, especially when you hanker for some greasy, fried, high-glycemic French fries. Recipe of this coming up, too.
  • Thick Cacao-Chia-Flax Shake. This is something I often have in the morning or as a snack. I always add sugar-free protein powder to it to give it more of a nutritional boost. Just cook a couple of yams or sweet potatoes in advance,
    refrigerate them and then add small, cold pieces as needed to your healthy shake. Please note that if you have blood sugar issues, you want to watch your portion size. Also, please make sure to add some protein.

Yummy and Nutritionally Dense

Here are some reasons why sweet potatoes are an excellent. For instance, sweet potatoes are:

  • High in fiber (half of which is soluble).
  • High in heart-healthy potassium.
  • Rich in powerful antioxidants, especially beta-carotene (vitamin A).
  • High in manganese, a trace mineral that helps metabolize carbohydrates and supports healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Rich in vitamins C and E, potent antioxidant vitamins that play an important role in disease
    prevention and longevity.
  • Low in calories. (A bare, medium-sized sweet potato has only 103 calories).

Special thanks to Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth; NaturalNews and Danna Norek of AuraSensory.com; and Eat Great Be Great; for their juicy information.

Now comes an important request. Share your Naked Sweet Potato Recipes. Please make sure that your recipe(s) are sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, with no added sweeteners.

The person with the most creative recipe wins a copy of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which helps you to release your sugar habit.

Snacks at the Office Can Derail You

snacksCheck out this really timely, important op piece, “The High Cost of Free Office Snacks,” by New York Times contributor Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

For years — basically, since 1998 when I quit sugar — I’ve been irked by this phenomenon of offering sugary “treats” galore at company offices and meetings.

What I’ve found discouraging is that sweet “treats” — candies, cookies, cake, and soda — also are often offered at conferences intended to make you a better blogger, speaker, and author. But when you eat all that junk food, you’ll have trouble thinking straight and may not be able to remember all those good tips! And, of course, mindlessly noshing can also lead to challenges with your waistline if you don’t already have them.

Kudos again to Ezekiel J. Emanuel for getting people’s attention to an important topic.

 

Join the Free Teleseminar for HealYourLife.com People on June 11

HealYourLifeToday, I did my best to answer the many questions from the many smart people during a special chat on the HealYourLife.com Facebook page.

But, darn, I couldn't get to all your queries! And now I need to be somewhere due to this being launch day for my new book, Beyond Sugar Shock.

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Make a comment here to let me know if this interests you. I want to help all of you, but I must run!

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