Low blood Sugar by Anni Dahms

Low blood Sugar by Anni Dahms

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I found myself again in that kind of situation I immediately recognize whenever I am stressed, tired, frustrated or something similar… then I always find an excuse to raid the candy shelves. Just to be sure ¨doing something for me¨ when I get home; I add, of course, a sachet of jelly and some chocolate bars that I put into my backpack, as a precautionary measure ¨in case I had unexpected guests¨, then I put also ¨only¨ a few bags of cookies with the rest of sweets…

I’ve been through this situation many, many times, so I know it very well and I can react quickly to reverse it. When this happens to me, I take a package of chromium and a large dose of willpower; avoid sugary foods and alcohol, and I am back soon to my good and happy ”every-days”.
Many of us have sugar cravings but we must take the lead and act before it gets serious.
Large fluctuations in the levels of sugar or glucose in the blood can be seriously stressful. When glucose levels often fall below normal (low blood sugar) this is called hypoglycemia, and there can be also the opposite situation, high levels of blood glucose (high blood sugar) which is called diabetes. It is not good for our body to have high blood sugar because when this happens our body works secreting insulin, which is the responsible for glucose to enter the cells to be transformed into energy. If this happens for a too long period of time, the body gets stressed.
When we eat foods with high sugar content, there is an over-reaction that leads to an overproduction of insulin. When this is repeated for some time, it leads to a decrease of the glucose concentrations in blood… and soon these concentrations get to be lower than they were before the intake of sugary foods… and we rush to eat some more fast carbs again. We should beware of this as it becomes a vicious circle.


Many other disorders, such as fungi, malnutrition, some cases of poisoning by heavy metal intoxications, allergies, imbalances in the intestinal flora…etc, hide low levels of blood sugar. People with problems of alcoholism have blood sugar imbalances.
In the long term, untreated, hypoglycemia may be contributing to biological degeneration resulting in diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc..
The pancreas is an organ that is in constant communication with the other glands of the body, pancreas disease, such as blood sugar, also affects other glands such as the adrenal glands, the brain, thyroid, etc. It’s a little creepy, and I want to place special emphasis on how important it is to make sure we have your blood sugar in balance. Your blood sugar must be the right one!
Slow carbohydrates such as vegetables and grains cause a less rapid increase in blood sugar, so they do not load the pancreas to the same extent.
Currently there are lots of studies centered on the glycemic index. The glycemic index tells us about the load of any carbohydrate in our blood sugar. The carbohydrates that are rapidly digested and absorbed into the bloodstream have a higher glycemic index, while the carbohydrates that are absorbed slowly and release glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycemic index.

The diet

Our body is not designed to handle large amounts of simple carbohydrates, or as they are also known, high glycemic index carbs, such as sugary foods, candy, sugar, soda, white flour, pasta, etc.

Every Dane consumes an average of 42 kg of sugar a year. It’s a little scary. Sugar is as addictive as drugs. The levels of blood sugar are affected by what we eat. When we eat sugar, sweets, cakes, white flour…etc, our blood sugar rises quickly and that is why these foods are called fast carbohydrates.

The concentration of sugar depletes the body of vital substances, including vitamins and minerals. These substances help to convert sugar, alcohol and other fast carbohydrates in the body. Sugar, white flour and alcohol contain virtually none of these vitamins and minerals, these are necessary to break down and burn the empty calories, so the body has to look elsewhere to get those vitamins and minerals. If this situation persists over time, the body stores of these essential substances are depleted, so if you want to end your vitamin and mineral reserves do not stop eating white bread, drink alcohol and eat lots of sweets and cakes etc..

If you want to make an effort to stabilize your blood sugar you will have to use your patience and willpower, but the effort will be rewarded in the form of a large feeling of well-being after the first week.

Make 5-6 small meals of foods without sugar or other fast carbohydrates such as sweets, white bread, dried fruit and alcohol.

You should also avoid artificial sweeteners, which trigger your cravings for sweets. You should also take into account the content of the natural sugars in fruit and vegetable juices. A glass of carrot juice could be like a piece of marzipan. So even though they are healthy, dilute them with water to a reasonable point that does not cause your blood sugar to rise. It is better to drink water, approximately 2 liters a day. Grapefruit and orange may be better tolerated than, for example, apples, grapes and other sweet juices. Celery or cabbage, for example, stabilizes blood sugar levels, but, still, it must be diluted.

Be careful with coffee and tea. Herbal teas can also dehydrate. When you are a little dehydrated you may have the same symptoms as when having problems with blood sugar.
Reduce or stop smoking.
If you take lots of salt, limit your intake.
If you have children, make sure they eat a good breakfast. In my opinion there are too many children who start the day with a poor breakfast, which reduces their ability to concentrate in school. Be sure to give them a few small snacks stabilizers. The school day is often long, demanding and stressful. A healthy and tasty snack is like a little oasis in a stressful workday.

Millet, buckwheat and oats are great stabilizing blood sugar and can be very good to prepare breakfast porridges. Above you can put some walnuts and almonds or a mixture of sunflower seeds, pumpkin, sesame… All this is very nutritious and stabilizes sugar. Then you can also put, if you like it this way, a piece of butter in the center or a little linseed oil. The porridge also tastes delicious cold so you can also put it in the fridge and then it can be taken as a snack, adding a bit of cinnamon, one grated apple, nuts and coconut. The flavor of oats is also very nice, you can take it with a little bit of cream or vegetable milk as, for example, unsweetened soy milk. If you can’t buy this milk unsweetened, prepare it yourself with a bit of sesame, sunflower and almonds.

Eat well and remember the good proteins and healthy fats as vegetable and fish oils. It will give you a good feeling of fullness so you will not easily fall in ¨coma¨, take also good vegetables and good carbs.



Be sure to get a good intake of vitamins / minerals. Below I give a short list of supplements that could meet your needs and benefit your health.

Chromium is an essential trace element. It helps stabilize sugar levels in the blood. Chromium activates insulin and is important for the combustion of glucose into energy. Simultaneously, it regulates the metabolism of sugar in the blood, whether it is too high or too low. It helps you avoid the desire for sweets. Strengthens the immune system and helps prevent cancer. Experts believe we need approx. 200 mcg of chromium daily. It is estimated that the average Dane has approx. 50 mcg of chromium in the diet. Chromium should be consumed in organic form to be easily absorbed and help the absorption of iron, calcium, zinc and titanium.
Again, be aware of your child. It is proved that the chromium content in children decreases after age 10, especially if you eat an unhealthy diet including excessive amounts of white sugar which sets the stage for blood sugar imbalance, alcoholism and other ailments.

Zinc is often lacking in people with low blood sugar. Zinc deficiency can cause symptoms of hypoglycemia when it is part of the production of insulin. It is also an essential trace element. Alcoholics often lack zinc. If you are a vegetarian, you should pay special attention to get enough zinc.

Magnesium serves to balance insulin secretion.

Manganese is often the cause of disorders of blood sugar since it has an important role in sugar metabolism so that, together with chromium, helps regulate blood sugar levels in the blood.

Vitamin B complex, is essentially a broad spectrum of vitamin B. In general, group B vitamins are important for the metabolism of carbohydrates and help regulate the pancreatic function.

Vitamin C is especially important for you if you are a large consumer of soft drinks, candy, cakes, chocolates because vitamin C competes with sugars landing sites in cells. You can take Biosyms OmniC which contains magnesium, calcium and vitamin C.

Vegetable oils and fish oils. It can be a good idea to add a combination of EPA-GLA +, containing omega 3 – 6 – 7-9, to your diet, it gives a good feeling of fullness, so you will not cede easily to the temptation of taking “some of the forbidden.¨


  • There are also many herbs and various whey products and amino acids that can help.
  • Maintain a normal weight.
  • Avoid insecticides.
  • Avoid both mental and physical stress.
  • Avoid the most of the radiation from computer screens and other devices that drains the body of its minerals.
  • Have, if you can, your levels of heavy metal toxics tested – it refers to the load of mercury, lead and cadmium in your body.
  • If you have allergies or candida, you should take this into account and start helping yourself.

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