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so I had another question from someone that wanted to know about what is reactive hypoglycemia and what could be done about it I’ve done other videos in hypoglycemia but not necessarily reactive hypoglycemia so let me just explain what it is postprandial hypoglycemia means after a meal and it could happen immediately to four hours later okay well you have this drop in blood sugars after you consumed a high carbohydrate meal you ended up with low blood sugar okay now to keep this really simple you have blood sugars that are tightly controlled okay so there’s sugar in the blood after the meal occurs and there’s two sets of hormones involved one hormone insulin is trying to reduce the sugar okay and then there’s other hormones that are releasing stored sugar that are putting the sugar back into the blood to ensure that the blood sugars don’t go too low okay so we don’t want sugars that are too high and we don’t want sugar that’s too low because some of the symptoms if there’s too low would be tired brain fog dizzy craving sweets blurred vision irritable and if it goes even to low you can actually be in a coma so the body is trying to stabilize that sugar in hypoglycemia you either have an overreaction of high amounts of insulin that’s pushing the blood sugars down with too much force and or not enough adrenal support to mobilize the sugar in to raise it so it’s low cortisol okay from the adrenals let’s say your dreams are burnt down or that week and you’re these counter hormones are not working it could be also a hormone in your liver called IGF insulin like growth factor and let’s say there’s a problem with the liver and you don’t have that affect so it could be their adrenal or liver or there’s another counter hormone in the pancreas called glucagon which does the opposite of insulin it mobilizes fuel and it helps to raise the blood sugars so it can either be a problem with one of these right here in another situation is that the medical profession lot of times doesn’t really acknowledge that this exists because sometimes when they do testing everything comes out normal so there’s actual levels of hypoglycemia and you can’t just test a fasting glucose test you have to test your blood sugars after your meal 1 2 3 4 hours so you can actually see what happens dynamically and a lot of times even the test itself I don’t believe is valid where you’re going to drink this glucose mixture ok and they’re gonna check your blood sugars every hour for the next three hours I mean who consumes or drink straight glucose well maybe do if you drink sodas but it’d be good to do this test on the food that people consume especially the high carbohydrate meals to really see what happens after you consume that so sometimes it’s difficult to get a validation from the medical profession because it has to be like below 70 okay but let’s say it’s 75 or even 80 and you have these symptoms right here you could have a severe insulin resistance situation have the symptoms and because you have insulin resistance and this one controls the input of that glucose into the cell your cells could be starving a glucose yet have normal blood sugars so there’s different scenarios that could happen so if you go online and you get data you’re gonna find all sorts of information that is so confusing so some of the support groups or foundations will talk about the complexities and there’s just almost an unlimited amount of causes it could be this it could be that and I want to just read something because I look at the Q&A and this is what it said what is the best diet for those who suffer from hypoglycemia the best diet for hypoglycemia is one that emphasizes healthy fat and protein and low in carbohydrates now I agree with that I totally agree with that because the elephant in the room is this right here high carbs why don’t you just stop eating carbs okay it’s that simple I guarantee if you stop doing the carbs and you adapt to fat-burning your blood Sugar’s will come out nicely and you won’t have the sense in anymore their bodies are not designed to run off high carbohydrate diets this is the thing that’s abnormal this is the root cause behind a lot of these issues right here all right let me continue basically said the best diet would be protein and fat and low carbohydrates I agree frequent feedings are often necessary to control long-standing functional hypoglycemia this is where I disagree okay because every time you do frequent meals and obviously they don’t understand this one point you stimulate insulin when you eat okay so if you eat less frequent you’ll keep insulin low and insulin is the thing that’s pushing the blood sugars down so if we don’t have high insulin your blood Sugar’s will be actually be level the diaper hypoglycemia is designed to avoid a drop in glucose not capitalized fix it after it falls why wouldn’t we want to design a diet that also fixes this problem okay eating sugar in all its forms as well as eating refined carbohydrates triggers excessive reactions by the pancreas they must be avoided yes this is true because what’s happening the reason why the insulin is high is not for no reason it’s reacting to something it’s reacting to the high carbs and also the frequent meals so the combination of going low carb okay moderate protein higher fat is very very smart because there’s one more key to this whole puzzle and that is insulin resistance people that have hypoglycemia also have insulin resistance and to fix this you must consume foods that are high in magnesium potassium and those are called vegetables so if you did the low carb moderate protein higher fat with at least seven cups of vegetables high-quality salad something like that you’re gonna find that you will eventually heal instant resistance and you won’t have this anymore thank you so much for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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Today we’re going to talk about reactive hypoglycemia. What is reactive hypoglycemia, and what can be done about it?
You have blood sugars that are tightly controlled.
• Insulin tries to reduce blood sugar.
• Other hormones release stored sugar, putting it back into the blood to make sure the blood sugars don’t go too low.
You don’t want your blood sugar levels to be too high. But, you also don’t want your blood sugar levels to be too low. Your body is trying to stabilize that sugar.
Symptoms of low blood sugar:
• Brain fog
• Craving sweets
• Blurred vision
Reactive Hypoglycemia causes:
• An overreaction of high amounts of insulin that’s pushing the blood sugars down with too much force.
And/or an issue with:
• Cortisol — Adrenal
• IGF — Liver
• Glucagon — Pancreas
Another situation could be that your medical professional may not acknowledge that this exists because everything may test normal. However, there are levels of hypoglycemia. You can’t just rely on a fasting glucose test. You have to test your blood sugars a few hours after your meal. It also seems like in many cases, this test may not even be valid.
If you look online for information about reactive hypoglycemia, it can get confusing. Let’s look at some of the online information on “the best diet for those who suffer from hypoglycemia”:
• The diet should emphasize healthy fats and protein and be low in carbs.
— I agree with this. The problem goes back to carbohydrates. Your body is not meant to run off of a high-carbohydrate diet. You need to adapt to fat burning.
• Frequent Feedings are often necessary.
— I disagree. Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin. Take advantage of keto (ketogenic diet) and intermittent fasting.
• Sugar and carbs must be avoided.
— I agree. Your insulin is high because it’s reacting to the high carbs and frequent meals.
The last key to the puzzle:
People with reactive hypoglycemia also have insulin resistance. To fix this, you must consume vegetables. I recommend at least 7 cups of high-quality vegetables a day. You need to eat a low carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet with plenty of vegetables.
If you do this, you will eventually heal insulin resistance, and your other hyperglycemia symptoms will go away.
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