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zallers
Re: Adrenal fatigue — I received a couple reports from hormone panels that verified this as well. I would be curious to see if others find similar or what can be done to improve this, please post any experience here, it would be so helpful.

zallers
Re: Hormone re-balance — I had a hormone panel done a couple times now suggesting levels of adrenal fatigue. The report additionally confirmed that the hypoglycemia was an effect of the adrenal exhaustion not producing enough of the right hormones/balance. I still haven't gotten to the bottom of it, but am hopeful it will not be a permanent condition. Eating right of course helps, but it shouldn't have to make or break me if I have a doughnut one time.
Although I'm menstruating more perfect than I have in my life (right hormone balance there at least), I have not been able to get behind the hormones or balance I need to resolve the hypoglycemia. I'm worried because hypoglycemia can be a precursor to diabetes.

farenflora
Re: Stevia leaves and packets — Doesn't seem to affect my blood sugar at all! The taste is not quite right, but it does help in some cases, especially baked goods. There are some studies that show it may have a small impact on endocrine disruption.

farenflora
Re: Agave instead of sugar — Agave has a low glycemic index (GI) and has worked wonderfully as a sugar and honey replacement. The problem is that it creates a false sense of health and I ended up using too much which also had adverse health affects on my blood sugar. I have read some effects have to do with negatively increasing triglyceride levels.

farenflora
Re: Natural honey instead of sugar — Honey is still a sugar, but I found I had less craving and so needed less than I would for processed sugar. Honey also provides many other nutrients that are healthy as compared to refined sugars.

farenflora
Re: Low Glycemic Index diet — Buying low glycemic foods and avoiding high GI foods helped balance my blood sugar levels 75% of the time.

farenflora
Re: Glucose meter tracking — Helped follow blood sugar patterns to foods and every day health improvements.

zallers
Re: Hormone re-balance — I strongly feel that my hypoglycemia is coming from a hormone imbalance and that once I get things regular again-- I will be able to maintain blood sugar again. I take women2women vitamins, and they have made a really big impact on my hormones getting better.

zallers
Re: Probiotics — My Nurse Practitioner thinks many of my problems (including hypoglycemia) is stemming from poor digestion so she recommended I take probiotics. It might be working, but I know a lot of people who say they do wonders for them. I've been on a lot of antibiotics throughout my life so it's probably especially beneficial anyway.

zallers
Re: Digestive enzymes — I've been taking them when I can, but sometimes they hurt my stomach. I've been eating a lot healthier, so it's hard to tell if it's helped yet.

zallers
Re: Natural foods diet — I've been doing this diet for 1 of 3 months, and I've already seen dramatic results. I bought one of those cheapy 9$ walmart glucose meters, and started trying to manage my glucsoe every day. The strips are a little more expensive, but the price is still worth it. After just one week, my fasting glucose jumped up, and my reactions to food were less severe. Now, I'm worried it's going the other way becuase some days I've even over 100 now (which can be pre-diabetic). It will amaze you how much sugar is added to literally everything! The first week on the diet was hard, but once I got over the hump it was actually pretty easy!