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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all,I have been reading a lot lately about taking some supplements (as well as going back to Paleo) to naturally reduce my blood sugar in an effort to get my A1C down from 5.8 to about 5 (hopefully). A little background - my dr recently told me... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I've been following the Keto/ Real food/ Paleo Lifestyle whatever you prefure to call it for over a year now. I've been going a lot of research on MCT oil and it's implementation and was curious on if anybody uses NOW MCT and really likes it... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 23, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Yes, Now MCT is fine, but don't expect some turbo charged effect or anything, it's not that much more energetic or ergogenic than coconut oil. There's no "wow I'm really awake" factor like there is with coffee, despite Dave Asprey singing its... (more)

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by 47 · about 2 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 2626 · about 2 hours ago

Last year I tried paleo for 6 months, and basically gave myself 6 months of blood sugar swings and gradual body composition losses as my body insisted on cannibalizing its muscles instead of burning fat. Recently I decided to try a low-carb diet... (more)

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CD 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

dairy fat, at least for me, is not very satisfying. I would suggest cutting the dairy all-together. Replace those calories with fish, meat and veggies (most veggies are not very high carb. Andy of the veggies on this list will work:... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all, I've been paleo off and on for about a year, but strictly gluten free since I began. Within the last few weeks I've really gotten much stricter about macros, whole foods, soaking any nuts/seeds I eat, etc, and I have some questions... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · April 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I would say it's the move away from all non-paleo food. If a person comes to paleo from a meat-avoidant lifestyle, she feels better for a while...say, 6 months? At some point, however, the body tells us very clearly what it wants. I think we... (more)

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by 153 · about 2 hours ago

Hey guys, I'm an active 20 year old female student and from my past experience I tolerate carbs quite well. However over the past couple of weeks I've been getting highs and lows in blood sugar which is affecting my hunger, moods and energy... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · February 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Cant seem to comment - but here is my response to some comments about my earlier answer: I really don't want to get into a posting studies battle - too lame. If you really want to investigate the role of carbs on hormonal production, there is... (more)

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by 154 · about 2 hours ago

So, there was this study - http://bit.ly/1dRXIbp - a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies, spread throughout the day). There was some success in drastically... (more)

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astrologychick 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I did this for a long time, although not for healthy reasons or in a healthy way. About 10 years ago when I was modelling I used to only eat one time a day and that meal would be pretty moderate - 10 pcs of sushi for example. But I was eating... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I recently had my HbA1c tested (which indicates your average blood sugar level during the past 3 months). I was surprised to see that mine wasn't lower, although I am very strict and avoid any sugar, flour, starchy tubers etc. etc. etc. It was... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · October 01, 2013 at 4:20 PM

"although I am doing everything right" Before making such a statement, one should first define what is right and wrong. How do you come to the conclusion that sugar, flour, tubers is causing diabetes? This has not been shown conclusively. A... (more)

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by 2303 · about 2 hours ago

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, Today I was out with friends at a cafe and decided to have a cheat treat and got a piece of carrot cake. I figured since I had walked there (approx 40 mins) and was due to walk home too that hopefully I would work it off. When I got back... (more)

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Bwilliams 0 · July 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Definitly a Blood sugar crash. Being on paleo for a short peroid of time like 3 weeks your body is still trying to create more enzymes to digsest the proteins and the fats. When you threw that carrot cake in there your blood sugar simply just... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

So I have read somewhere that inflammation could cause a spike in blood sugar. I suspect I have some yet to be identified food allergies, and it made me wonder if anytime inflammation is triggered in my body, if that wouldn't raise my blood... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · August 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Inflammation lowers ketone levels in rats. I don't know of any studies in humans. Low stores of glycogen don't stop the body from raising blood glucose because the liver can produce large amounts of glucose. If necessary the body cannibalizes... (more)

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by 78 · about 2 hours ago

I hate to say it, but I feel like I'm hitting the end of my proverbial paleo rope. I can't seem to make it work for me anymore, and I've got an ever increasing laundry list of health issues/hurts. Then again, returning to SAD makes me... (more)

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RK 0 · May 20, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Sam- Have you posted your food list on other questions? You sound like you have hibernation syndrome to me. Here: http://drcate.com/going-low-carb-too-fast-may-trigger-thyroid-troubles-and-hormone-imbalance/ Dr Cate recommends even going back... (more)

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by 30 · about 2 hours ago

I have been on strict paleo for a year now, and occasionally dip into keto. I purchased a blood-glucose monitor about two months ago and my glucose has consistently tests around 80-100 fasting and 100-105 after eating. I am a 24 year-old male with... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

1st, those are great numbers. 2nd, a lot of us here have noticed similar levels. Conventional wisdom says that 100 is pre-diabetic, but that applies to people on a standard American diet. I have come to realize that our levels of blood sugar... (more)

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by 45 · about 2 hours ago

Hey everyone, I have been getting a huge amount of fatigue and loss of concentration after my first meal. I go to the gym and do a fasted workout (boxing/weights). The workout is typically 1.5 hours. I will come home let my body cool down and... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I agree with Hepoberman comment, fasting can have its benefits but is also a great stressor, then you also have hypo which is a pretty strenuous situation to your body as your energy status system is partially broken, then you push it by making it... (more)

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by -10 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, I'm fairly new to the paleo life style, just 3 months in.Enjoying some fantastic results, however, in my most recent bloodtest my blood glucose readings were significantly below normal. I've also noticed that lately I'm feeling incredibly... (more)

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Mimi_1 0 · April 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Hi, I used to have very low blood sugar. My vision blacked out and I fainted if I didn't eat a big meal every 30-40 minutes. Literally. Every morning, my husband had to strip the blankets away from my body, shake me vigorously, give a few slaps... (more)

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by 1005 · about 3 hours ago

Everyone raves about how CLA is effective as a fat burner, but they also say it can raise your blood sugar. I once got some CLA suppliments and tried them for a day and a half but then because of this I chickend out and returned them. It also said... (more)

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Mscott 0 · January 17, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I think you have to differentiate the two common forms of CLA. There's the t10 c12 form that may increase blood sugar: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/25/9/1516.long http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12370214 But there's also the c9... (more)

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by 78 · about 3 hours ago

Looking at this quickly I want to say VLC or LC paleo. BUUUT as is known VLC or LC actually induces insulin resistance long-term. Which is an issue, because even after busting my butt on a VLC or low-carb and losing/gaining 60 pounds either way... (more)

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Baba 0 · December 14, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Get yourself a meter. Blood glucose in the nineties is not bad if you don't spike it, so measure post-prandial levels - they will tell you if your diet is good for you. And I do hope you like sardines, because given the circumstance you should eat... (more)

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by 436 · about 3 hours ago

For about a year I have had horrible blood sugar issues. If I didn't eat every few hours then I would get so irritable I could not talk to my family on the phone without fighting, I would get dizzy to the point of having to just lay on sofa for an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I am not a doctor and I don't play one on TV or the internet, but it sounds like you have reactive hypoglycemia. You are most likely insulin resistant (yes, people can be thin an very insulin resistant at the same time). So what happens is that... (more)

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by 100 · about 3 hours ago

Hello, I'm a 22 yr old male and have been Low Carb/Paleo for just over a year. I've lost about 95 pounds since starting and just recently got a free blood glucose monitor. Here I've been randomly testing out of curiosity and I have some... (more)

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borofergie 0 · November 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Your numbers are fine. Well controlled diabetics try to keep their 2 hour post-prandial BG <140 mg/dl. I'm a T2 and I can keep my < 108 mg/dl almmost all of the time by eating <25g of carbohydrate a day. If I ate more than, say, 50g in... (more)

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by 12677 · about 3 hours ago

I was reading an article about the role bones may have in regulating insulin and blood sugar: "The research, published in the August 10 issue of Cell, demonstrates that bone cells release a hormone called osteocalcin, which controls the... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I have this book (Vitamin K2 and the calcium paradox: how a little-known vitamin could save your life / Kate Rh??aume-Bleue.) which I found interesting. Dr. Bleue does list insulin resistance and poor glucose control as a condition that can be... (more)

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by 2825 · about 3 hours ago

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and have a pretty open-minded midwife - however, since both my dad and his dad are type 2 diabetics, she wants me to do the oral glucose tolerance test. I don't have to fast, and I think it's a 1-hour test. The options she... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · October 22, 2012 at 3:38 AM

The glucose tolerance test isn't that useful when on a lower carb diet. But, gestational diabetes can be pretty bad. Ask if you can do other things to show your blood sugar levels are fine. You can buy a glucose monitor for around $10 (and they... (more)

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by 2944 · about 3 hours ago

So I have been eating one meal a day for a few months and have often 'broken the fast' with a bowl of excess water kefir grains from the 'tibicos'/water kefir I brew. Afterwards, in short periods afterwards (up to an hour), I get cold hands and... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · October 08, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I would recommend testing your blood sugar theory to determine whether or not it is, in fact, blood sugar related. A glucometer can be picked up from any drug store (at least in the States) for less than $20. They come with a limited amount test... (more)

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by 496 · about 3 hours ago

hi i was wondering why sugar causes acne for people?...like what does it do to cause acne? is it only the refined sugars which are processed and cause high insulin spikes? are whole sugars like rapadura, sucanat and raw sugar cane fine to use... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I believe that the links between sugar and acne hinge on two main points: insulin and allergies, both linked to inflammation. Obviously, consumption of sugars (refined or not) will lead to a spike in blood sugar and a release of insulin. This... (more)

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by 432 · about 3 hours ago

As a pre-diabetic recovering alcoholic I am endeavoring to lose weight and build my health. I figured lemons would be good for cleaning out my impaired kidneys(doctor-recommended) as well as providing a powerful punch of vit-c. I recently... (more)

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VB 0 · September 01, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I think you need to see how lemons make you feel. If you feel better eating lemons, don't even worry about the sugar in them. If you feel worse, don't eat them even if your doctor tells you too. Trust your body. It knows better than you do. I... (more)

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by 150 · about 3 hours ago

Just concluded a 90 day monitoring of my blood sugar. Sampled 3x a day: Morning (dawn) FBS (average: 90) 2 hours after lunch (average: 85) Bedtime (average: 81, 79 when I throw out a 'couple benders, but even a whole bottle of wine can't get my... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · August 11, 2012 at 4:58 AM

You don't have Dawn phenomenon, your blood sugars are completely normal. Blood glucose spikes due to the Dawn phenomenon are perhaps an order of magnitude higher than what you're experiencing. As to your question about higher morning blood... (more)

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