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by 0 · about 11 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 47 · about 11 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 5 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 128 · about 11 hours ago

I bought a new protein powder at Whole Foods - Organic Food Bar Vanilla Whey. It lists only 1.6 grams of carbs and 25g or protein per scoop. Since using it, I could tell that it didn't satiate me well and was causing blood sugar issues because... (more)

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flowers 0 · May 06, 2014 at 2:23 AM

The same thing happens to me when I have whey protein. This is likely due to the fact that it digests quicker than other forms of protein like casein. The quick digestion is why people consume whey after exercising. They consume... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 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 11 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 15 · about 11 hours ago

Please help me. I used to be severe hypoglycemic and eating paleo improved my symptoms. I used to have nocturnal hypoglycemia eating the SAD, like 40 the whole night... I even ended up in the ER several times. I'm from Portugal and doctors are... (more)

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by 154 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 53 · about 11 hours ago

If I may summarize the Paleo recommendation, we are to minimize direct sugar, including eating sweet fruits sparingly, eliminate things that directly convert to sugar (white flour, its concoctions, etc.), and eliminate polysaccharides that... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

The sugar crash happens when your blood sugar gets high, and your body pumps out too much insulin, thus clearing out the glucose (remember glucose above a certain level in the blood is toxic). With a paleo diet, you have a steady level of glucose... (more)

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by 78 · about 11 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 45 · about 11 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 11 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 309 · about 11 hours ago

Hi everyone. Hope there's someone who knows about this and feels like sharing. As in my previous question, (have leaky gut+adrenal fatigue) I feel awfull after eating pork and chicken. Did all the allergy+intolerance tests, but no problem there.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 29, 2013 at 6:58 AM

I don't understand why you're on a VLC diet if you're feeling so bad. Add some starch/fruit in there and see how you go. Instead of pork/chicken, eat more fish, beef, shellfish, liver/heart, and bone broth, among fermented foods and seaweed. You... (more)

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by 2944 · about 11 hours ago

[edit] this turned out and looks quite the lenghty post, I hope you aren't deterred :) I obtained a meter a couple of months ago and have been testing a lot since. Fasting levels seem to average about 5 (90), randomly throughout the day is often... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I read your entire post. :) It seems you are just asking if eating only in a 4 hour evening window each day might be harmful. From listening to Robb Wolf's podcast, I think it can be stressful on your body to fast 20 hours every day. Whether... (more)

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by 78 · about 12 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 4283 · about 12 hours ago

Have any Type 1 Diabetics tried using Gymnema Sylvestre to lower their blood sugar? What was the initial reaction? How much were you able to lower your blood sugar and insulin dosages by?

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rubidoux 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I just started using it recently, chewing the dryer leaves, and it is definitely bringing my b/s down noticeably. I have turned my basals down and most nights I don't even have to bolus for dinner (I eat very low carb and moderate protein, and... (more)

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by 436 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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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