Hello again! So I want to share a little something that I think I may have worked out in all of this. As you may or may not know, all illness and disease comes from inflammation in the body. I remember when I first developed reactive hypoglcyemia, I literally felt like my pancreas was inflammed. It would throb. But nothing showed up in the scans. What was going on?
So if all illness – and indeed reactive hypoglycemia – is caused by inflammation then what’s the obvious thing someone suffering from inflammation needs to do? Eliminate as much inflammation in their body as is possible.
So if we think about having reactive hypoglycemia not just about trying to keep our blood sugar levels stable but also about having to reduce the inflammation in our bodies that has caused it then we are onto something.
Thankfully, having to change the way we eat helps us steer clear of all the food and drink that cause inflammation. If you don’t know what they are then check out this list. You then also want to be consuming the foods that help fight inflammation. See them here.
Okay so apart from loading up on anti inflammatory foods what can we do to fight the said inflammation that has sent out pancreas into chaos?
- Manage stress
- Get enough good quality sleep
- Reduce exposure to environmental toxins – think buying organic for the Dirty Dozen, dairy, eggs and meat where possible and also buying natural skincare products…remember our skin is the largest organ so this counts!
- Take antiinflammatory supplements – I currently take tumeric, fish oils, Boswellia and Astaxanthin – all of which are known to be leading lights in reducing inflammation in your body. Also did you know that just two tablespoons of flaxseed oil contain more than 140% daily value of the inflammation-reducing omega-3 fatty acids? And CBD oil which I take daily also has anti-inflammatory properties?
Obviously I am not a doctor but I am just sharing my lightening bulb moment. Since I have been taking the above approach I do feel things have been getting better for me, but then it’s hard to pinpoint any one thing when you have reactive hypoglycemia isn’t it. But worth a shot, surely?