Education is essential to truly understanding hypoglycemia and/or adrenal exhaustion. You may find the following books, websites, and information helpful for you, but because they have not been especially recommended for you or your child by Dr. Goldman please do not consider them medical advice. Do not begin any diet or dietary supplement without checking with your doctor first.
Books about Adrenal Fatigue and Hypoglycemia:
- Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome [Paperback] by James L. Wilson (Author), Johnathan V. Wright
- The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health – And What You Can Do About It [Paperback]
- Shawn Talbott Ph.D. FACSM (Author), Ph.D. William Kraemer (Foreword)
- Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?: A 3-Step Program to: Restore Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Balance, Beat Hormone Havoc, and Feel Better Fast! [Paperback] Richard Shames (Author), Karilee Shames (Author)
- Hypoglycemia For Dummies by James Chow M.D. and Cheryl Chow (Mar 26, 2007)
- Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar by Roberta Ruggiéro (Feb 1, 2003)
- The Low Blood Sugar Handbook: You Don’t Have to Suffer by Patricia Krimmel, Edward Krimmel, and Harvey
Program for Hypoglycemia and/or adrenal exhaustion:
Small frequent meals can be very stabilizing;
- Low glycemic index diet (high in protein and complex carbohydrates). See Program in The Glucose Revolution Brand-Miller and Kaye Foster-Powell;
- Chapter-three of The Diet Cure by Julia Ross, call 415-458-8446 or see The Diet Cure Website
- Depression-Free, Naturally, by Joan Matthews Larson, PhD.
- Adrenal support natural program might include High dose Vitamin B5 (Pantothenate) 500mg and high dose Vitamin C 1000mg – 10g, Glycchorhizoids (from licorice) and Adrenal support products, e.g. SpectraPharm Adrenal Cortex, See the RU Healthy Website
Adrenal support or Adrenal sublingual:
- Support or ‘Glucontrol’ from Allergy Research Group
- SpectraPharm adrenal/stress (capsules or sublingual)
- Display Products, detox, liver, CVD, vitamins, minerals, amino acids www.RUHealthy.com
- See “The Mood Cure” by Julia Ross or call 415-383-3611 ext.1 or www.MoodCure.com
For food Allergies:
An option is Gastrocrom, to prevent the pro-inflammatory release of histamine from Mast and Chromaffin Cells in the gut. This might be helpful should there be some hitherto undiagnosed food allergens in the diet. Gastrocrom 100mg/5mL ampules, #96 (by prescription) twist off the plastic top and drink one from the tube or in water or juice a ½ hour before each meal. May take an extra one at bedtime. This requires a doctor’s prescription.
- Enzymes for foods allergies to specific proteins, (as those in dairy or wheat-based foods). Supplemental enzymes are frequently needed to break down certain proteins, such as casein, gluten and others, that might penetrate a ‘Leaky Gut’ and enter the blood circulation, where they may reach the brain, and cause an inflammatory cerebritis or an over-reaction of the immune system (an auto-immune cerebritis).
- For general indigestion, we have not found a difference in taking the different brands. One reasonably priced product is: Pancreatin 1,400mg tablets 1 ½ before meals. Nature’s Life, but other brands appear to be just as good.
- If a dairy (casein) or wheat (gluten) allergy is suspected, recommended products include:
Peptizyde capsules from Houston Nutraceuticals at 866-757-8627 or 479-549-4538 or www.Houstonni.com Take one 20-30 minutes before any meal containing suspected food allergens. (e.g. dairy products, wheat products, etc.); or
- “EnzymAid” from Kirkman Laboratories, at 1-888-KIRKMAN, or www.Kirkmanlabs.com. EnzymAid 1-2 capsules ½ hour before each meal.
- Kirkman Laboratory (1-888-KIRKMAN, or www.Kirkmanlabs.com) has a range of other useful products and provides much useful information about digestive health, foods allergies, dysbiosis, etc. Consider: SuperNutraThera 2 caps daily.
- A Probiotic is recommended (to populate the gastrointestinal tract with good bacteria, that produce vitamins, and ward off more harmful bacteria). There are a number of good available products. Kirkman labs produces one such product, Culturelle, 1-2 capsules daily for a month.
- A Prebiotic is recommended (to selectively ‘feed’ the good bacteria in the intestinal tract.)
- Test for Candida at Great Smokey’s Diagnostic Lab. www.gsdl.com and can test for IgG 92 foods as well.
- Foods allergy testing through Great Plains Laboratory, at (913) 341-8949 or e-mail gpl4uaol.com or http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com or Genova Diagnostics (formerly Great Smokey’s Diagnostic Laboratory), contact 888-201-8333 or 800-522-4762 or www.gsdl.com for information, tubes, supplies, and, if needed, insurance forms.
Trial of an anti-fungal regime:
Candida may grow as individual cells in the normal gut, but may form colonies in areas in the mucosa, which constitute an over-permeable area. This is one common pathogenesis of a ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’. Nystatin has a very low side effect profile, and even so, not very much is absorbed from the gut. A course of treatment for 2-3 weeks may be indicated. Rx: Nystatin 500,000 IU ½ – 1 tablet twice daily. This is a prescription drug.