If I have symptoms of hypoglycemia (dizziness, shaking, weakness, queasiness, cold sweats, etc.) and check my blood glucose level and it's 97, does that mean the symptoms must be something else? Or could it still be blood sugar related? I only had... (more)
Just add some starch to your diet. I'm highly prone to hypoglycemia if I workout without sufficient starch. Potatoes, sweet potatoes and rice are all safe to eat. Paleo needn't be very low in carb intake.
I seem to be experiencing an odd and quite uncomfortable symptom of not feeling full no matter how much I eat (unless I quite literally eat myself to nausea). I'm certainly getting enough calories, upwards of 3000 due to needing to gain weight.... (more)
Hi guys, No doubt there is massive individuality to this query, and also the slightly annoying situation that it takes your body a while to adapt so changes are hard to monitor. For someone metabolically damaged like myself, my body seems to... (more)
Thank you paleohacks for this site and thank you Grace for your response post on this subject Aug 5, 2010. That post made me realize what my problem was. Briefly before I ask my questions. 18 months ago, I was 44 and reaching obese. I could not... (more)
Here's a weird question. I follow the Paleo diet and in general, my first meal is around 10:30 to 12 in the afternoon. I have found that, no matter what I eat: protein in the form of eggs or meat, fruit, nuts, whatever, inevitably about one hour... (more)
I've been advised to stop snacking. I was recently told by my doctor i have reactive hypoglycemia after having a 3hr glucose tolerance test done. A peer advised I stop snacking because my body may be getting used to having an insulin release too... (more)
Please help me. I used to be severe hypoglycemic and eating paleo improved my symptoms. I used to have nocturnal hypoglycemia eating the SAD, like 40 the whole night... I even ended up in the ER several times. I'm from Portugal and doctors are... (more)
One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)
Hey all, Long time reader -- thanks to everyone on here for providing such helpful informartion. Stats: 26yo Female 100 lbs @ 5'5 (small boned, have always been small) Following a 90% paleo diet for about 1.5 years (had occasional frozen... (more)
If you have hypoglycemia (either reactive or fasting) could you please share any tips? What works for you? I know I suppose to have one avocado per day. Are blueberries allowed? Also, were you officially diagnosed by the doctor and how did... (more)
Is it hypoglycemia? What do I eat with that? I know how to cure type 2 diabetes (Newcastle study) but not sure if it is the same for high insulin levels. I have checked all hypoglycemia plans and it seems that they say to have a snack every 2... (more)
Short medical / diet history: In 2002, I gained about 77 lbs in just six months (going from 163 -> 240) due to depression diagnosis and mirtazapine medication. Have been the same weight (+/- 20 lbs) ever since, about 100 lbs overweight (I'm... (more)
I had been plagued by this for about the last 20 years. Was able to manage it with certain diet compositions, but I knew there was some nutrient missing. Tried magnesium, zinc, chromium etc. with no perceptible difference. I then decided to try... (more)
Hello. It seems to be well known that high amounts of carbohydrates can cause drowsiness, though most sources relate dizziness and lightheadedness to low amounts of carbohydrates in the diet. However in my experience it seems that carbohydrates... (more)
Sounds like reactive hypoglycemia. For me at least, it's a lot worse with low-carb or with high glycemic carbs like bread or sweet potato/potato. The best carbohydrate sources for me have been basmati rice and fruits where the fructose exceeds the... (more)
I have been strict low carb paleo for over 18 months, so am well over low carb flu territory. The one thing that I still struggle with is that I experience hypoglycemia the rest of the day after I exercise. I have quite severe reactive... (more)
After doing extensive research on the internet to correct my low cortisol levels especially in the A.M. I found out that pregnenolone and dhea are the most subscribed supplements to counteract low cortisol levels. Pregnenolone is pretty much a... (more)
My dad is type 2 diabetic, and also has heart and blood pressure issues. I'm really trying to get him to eat a somewhat low/moderate carb paleo diet. My main concern is if a low/moderate carb diet will put him at risk for ketoacidosis and... (more)
I'm on a budget and want some suggestions on the above cheap carbs w low glycemic index. It can include suggestions of beans and recipes or preparation suggestions.
I have hypoglycemia and was on very low carb diet until I learned that w only fat and protein thsfe is an insulin spike however smALL. I now eat 30 30 30 more or less. I of course eat every three hours.
Okay, this is a very very obscure one, hopefully someone has some ideas here! I have been low carb paleo for about 2 1/2 months prior to this issue. I do not beleive its connected to my diet. I get lots of nutrients, eat food with fat, and have... (more)
It's interesting that you mention both cinnamon and turmeric, which are both extremely high in Oxalates and Oxalates have been known to cause a bunch of physical issues, besides just kidney stones.
After 3 weeks of constant digestive, hypoglycemia and panic attacks that caused crushing cheat pain, dizziness, tingling, rapid heart beat lasting minimum 4 hours...I knew the paramedics by name. Every test was done for heart, diabetes,... (more)
I've read through all of the previous posts that I can find, but I can't find a solid answer. I started getting nasty headaches/lightheaded/brain fog after eating meals. All meals - low carb, add a potato, anything. I finally bought a glucose... (more)
Hi, I'm on day 5 of the paleo diet and I'm reactive hypoglycemic. I'm still eating carbs (fruit and sweet potato) but feel like I need to cut the fruit because my blood sugar has been so out of whack. I've also lost 5 l. Which is a problem for me... (more)
It's a bit grey from a Paleo point of view, but (as long as you can tolerate it) you can't really beat dairy as a low-carb calorie source. Start eating heavy whipping cream with everything, and start upping your cheese intake.
Hi, new to this forum. I just started strict paleo, and autoimmune protocol (no grains, beans, dairy, nuts, nightshades or sugar) one week ago. I am fairly certain but not positive that I have celiac. I have had severe hypoglycemia among many... (more)
Since one year I am strict gluten free, I usually stick to a LC regime (since two month), because loads of carbs makes me sleepy. Though, a glucose response test did not show any insulin malfunction. The doc said that I don???t have diabetes.... (more)