Two mini posts and two short videos on hypoglycemia/blood sugar/diabetes type 2

I’ve combined two old posts on hypoglycemia that I might share this information again. I’ve also made some edits in the text. Eating to support and maintain my blood sugar level helps me a lot. Most people who have taken psych meds have blood sugar issues, either caused by the psych meds or as a pre-existing issue that often in part leads people to mistakenly think they need psych meds. Again one of those ugly realities. People are given psych meds inappropriately for a non-psychiatric issue and then the psych meds actually make that problem worse. Whatever your situation, if you’ve been treated for psychiatric issues it’s very possible you have some sort of blood sugar issue as well.

These are nice little primers on low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Two perspectives from two different professionals. Once I learned how to eat and supplement appropriately my hypoglycemia no longer poses much of a  problem.

I do not know this woman and she does at the end of the video promote herself. I am not promoting her per se. I am only interested in the information she shares here.

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The next video below speaks of both hypoglycemia and diabetes. I want to make it clear here, because the video doesn’t, this discussion is primarily about diabetes type 2. Diabetes type 1 cannot be healed through lifestyle like type 2 often can.

I need to eat about 7 times a day, but I don’t eat any sugar or refined carbs. I actually haven’t eaten much of either my whole life, but I can tell you keeping a level blood sugar has helped me stay much saner even throughout my withdrawal.

I still have psychological/trauma issues to work out, but eating well has radically changed my life for the better in terms of my over-all mental health.

Diabetes on the other hand is often caused by the neuroleptics (antipsychotics) many readers of this blog may take along with all the life-style issues this guy talks about. This is one of the reasons these drugs should only be used for acute situations and avoided long-term if at all possible. You can still minimize harm while on neuroleptics by eating well, but know that you  may not be able to do as well as if you were not on the anti-psychotic and perhaps natural means may not be enough to keep your blood sugar balanced.

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