Low Blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
Are you struggling with:
- Shakiness when hungry
- Can’t stay asleep/sleep through the night
- Crave coffee or candy in the afternoon
- Moods of depression or melancholy
- Chronic fatigue/low energy
Unregulated blood sugar, either high or low, will have an effect on things like mood, ability to handle stress, weight and even your quality of sleep. Dysregulated blood sugar affects 90% of the population and is easy to stabilize using specific diet protocols and supplementation.
85% of Americans have hypoglycemia also known as low blood sugar. Blood sugar regulation is a key indicator in predicting cardiovascular disease including stroke risk. In a study of normal weight women between the ages of 15 and 49, 20% had some sort of dysglycemia meaning unregulated blood sugar.
Blood sugar is one of the most important indicators of health. If you can’t regulate your blood sugar effectively, you are not going to be able to heal other body systems. Stabilization of different body systems will help to relieve symptoms associated with your weight, mood, energy levels, sleep, hormone balance, immune system, and thyroid function.
Having chronic swings in your blood sugar has major systemic effects, and can ultimately lead to things like functional or reactive hypoglycemia, cardiovascular disease, adrenal fatigue, insulin-resistance and diabetes.
Do you ever experience “hanger”, shakiness between meals or if meals are delayed, difficulty losing weight, trouble falling asleep, waking up at 3 or 4 am for no reason, fatigue, sugar cravings, needing coffee to get through the day, fatigue specifically after meals, headaches, constant hunger?
All of these symptoms are signs of blood sugar dysregulation. Now contrary to what you may think, a lot of people with blood sugar dysregulation aren’t necessarily overweight. Many times these people are also fairly healthy eaters.
Sometimes it’s a matter of high stress, skipping meals or waiting too long between meals, and/or skipping food for coffee. High sugar, carbohydrate heavy eating, and highly processed diets are another culprit.
The good news is that you can fix this naturally by changing your diet and supplementing with herbs.