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by 0 · August 07, 2014 at 5:23 PM

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 · August 10, 2014 at 6:41 AM

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 127 · July 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I know this has been discussed before but I find it a confusing issue.I used to eat a big dinner-style breakfast with ample beef, sweet potato, and some greens, but I found it hard to eat meat three times a day because of gallbladder pains and... (more)

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by 5 · July 23, 2014 at 4:03 PM

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 · June 04, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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 · June 22, 2014 at 4:45 AM

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 · May 08, 2014 at 11:37 PM

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 · April 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · February 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

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 · January 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

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 · January 02, 2014 at 4:08 AM

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 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hi all, I have been following the GAPS diet now for around 3 weeks. After cutting out grains I immediatly noticed a vast reduction in my usual omnipresent anxiety levels. This, coupled with persistent stomach problems throughout the... (more)

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rosstitute 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

@Dan 29, many thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll be looking into the apple cider vinegar more as well as the nettles and ginger. Thanks for that. As it happens, I managed to get a little more clarification on the role of both the... (more)

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by 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hi all, I have been following the GAPS diet now for around 3 weeks. After cutting out grains I immediatly noticed a vast reduction in my usual omnipresent anxiety levels. This, coupled with persistent stomach problems throughout the... (more)

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rosstitute 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

@Dan 29, many thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll be looking into the apple cider vinegar more as well as the nettles and ginger. Thanks for that. As it happens, I managed to get a little more clarification on the role of both the... (more)

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by 108 · October 02, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Hello, This has happened to me three times in the past 6 months. Once in May, once in June, and today. The first two times occurred while drinking (just a few beers)....today happened during my lunch hour. Today for breakfast I had a... (more)

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Linds 0 · October 02, 2013 at 4:16 PM

breakfast I had a bulletproof coffee (4 tablespoons of grassfed butter and about 20 ounces of coffee). For lunch I had some chicken, kimchi, and some bone broth If this is what your normal meals look like, you're probably not eating enough... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 4:35 PM

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 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I was just curious if any non diabetics measure their blood sugar after a meal or throughout the day as another way of measuring the impact their diet is having on their body. I have been toying with the idea of picking up some equipment and was... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I do measure my blood sugar, but only from time to time. I wanted to get a sense of (especially) my fasting glucose levels and I did that primarily during the first weeks of ketosis. I have to admit that while I did also check to see if I have... (more)

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by 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have been pretty much dairy free with the exception of grassfed ghee and occasional kefir. We recently went to Europe for a month where it was a little challenging to have clean meals everyday, so I decided to just enjoy the experience and try... (more)

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by 53 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

MY BLOOD TEST RESULTS KEEP COMING BACK NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR, SO I SEE THE DOCTOR WHO TELLS ME TO HAVE A REPEAT BLOODE TEST, THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER SIX MONTHS HAVING TEST AFTER TEST WITH NO ANSWERS. I HAVE A COPY OF THE LAST TEST AND... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Your TSH is very high. This means you are most likely hypothyroid. You need to get free T4 and free T3 hormone blood levels check for a full diagnosis. Additionally anti-thyroid antibodies blood test will tell you if the cause of this condition... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

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)