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:
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.
Most of these books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or at The Special Needs Project websites or call the Special Needs Project at (800) 333-6867.