Many people come to us with symptoms such as fatigue, fainting, shaking, blurred vision, headache, loss of concentration, feeling 'need to' eat!
These symptoms seem in practice often to have low blood sugar, Hypoglycemia.
Do I have that?
Having to eat 'on time', not being able to postpone meals, need snacks ('healthy' cakes), hungry for sweet. These can all be expressions of low blood sugar.
We seem to be addicted to, anything that has starch and/or sugar in it, carbohydrates!
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How did that happen?
Carbohydrates (starch and/or sugars) from food are converted to glucose, increasing blood glucose (blood sugar). In response, our body makes insulin. This allows glucose from our blood to reach muscle and fat storage, causing glucose levels in the blood to drop again.
If this comes below a certain limit, our body indicates that:
- we need to eat quickly (with carbohydrates!)
- glucose should be released from stocks
- excessive insulin production, glucose in the blood drops too much
- releasing glucose from stocks is not done properly or too late
- eating too many carbohydrates
- sensitivity to low blood sugar: technically the blood sugar is not even that low but one does have complaints!
- weak pancreas, intestinal problems
- food hypersensitivity,
- reduced adrenal function due to prolonged stress
What can I do about it?
With an adapted dietary advice, the (fatigue) complaints and also the 'carbohydrate addiction' disappear. People lose weight more easily and the fat storage around the drug decreases. This reduces any excessive production of insulin and the cause of hypoglycemia. Natural food and orthomolecular dietitian Mirjam Bakker can help adapt the diet. Get in touch for more information or an appointment
By taking measurements, Dr. de Valk can determine the causes. in addressing the cause, the right diet is an important part.