Blood sugar is needed by every cell in the body to create energy and if levels become low the result can be headaches, depression/cryingspells,confusion,anxiety/irritability, drowsiness/fatigue and poor concentration.
Other symptoms such as sugar cravings, night sweats, excessive thirst, heart palpitations or shakiness after 5-6 hours without food and insomnia can also at times indicate a problem with blood sugar imbalance.
Keeping an even blood sugar level in our blood is critical to our well being. Levels can become imbalanced if there is an excess of stimulants such as nicotine, coffee, alcohol or Coke or excess of other sugars in the diet. Stress also can upset the balance.
See page on ‘Hypoglycaemia’.
The headaches associated with a sugar imbalance will often occur when the
blood sugar level in the body drops suddenly. People with this sort of imbalance
often have blood sugar levels that looks like a roller coaster, up for a short time then a sharp drop, this is when the head aches can occur, often combined with a feeling of confusion and fuzzy eye sight.
Fortunately for most people, changing or improving the diet will solve most blood sugar imbalance problems.
The first thing to do is to insure that all added sugars are eliminated from the diet and that
breakfast is never missed!
Breakfast should be a reasonable meal and not simply coffee and toast or a refined carbohydrate cereal. Eggs on toast is ideal! Or baked beans on toast! Alternatively a whole grain cereal which is high in protein (nuts, seeds, coconut etc).
See my recipe for a High Protein Museli. It’s great and very easy to make.
Keep meals small and frequent. Going long periods between meals can often result in the blood glucose level dropping to very low levels and this needs to be avoided.
Adding more protein to your diet in general (eggs, fish, chicken, cottage
cheese, nuts, tofu, lentils, beans, yoghurts etc) and also more whole grains
such as brown rice will also make this process of sugar elimination far easier
and help prevent the sharp drops in blood sugar levels.
See my quick and easy method cooking Brown Rice.
Having protein snacks between meals (morning and afternoon tea) will also help greatly. Any cravings for sugar will very quickly disappear if you keep to this type of diet.
In some cases extra protein digestive enzymes are needed to aid in the breaking down of proteins in the body. I usually reccommend a product which is entirely plant derived, contains an effective doseage of digestive enzymes and is extremely well tolerated.
Go to On-line shop for Digestive enzymes.
If blood sugar levels appear to drop suddenly at any time (feeling of confusion, fuzzy vision, faintness etc) when you are going through the process of eliminating sugars from your diet, just simply take a ¼ tsp of honey (no more!), this will allow blood sugars to rise sufficiently to ease the symptoms but not so far that they will cause yeasty problems.
See page on ‘Candidiasis’.
Drink more fresh water and be sure to well dilute any juices that are used.
As far as minerals go, Chromium is specific for helping to balance blood sugar levels and can help reduce sugar cravings This is found in any Colloidal mineral product but in some cases extra Chromium may be needed. There are special chromium products on the market formulated specifically for this type of use.
Up-dated Jan 2017