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Adrenaline Series #1

March 27th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I plan to present a series of blogs regarding adrenaline – a hormone that I feel is responsible for a tremendous number of medical conditions.  Please feel free to comment one way or the other.  I will begin with: An Introduction to Adrenaline Everyone has heard of adrenaline and many people recognize it as the fight-or-flight hormone.  It can certainly be considered a “survival” hormone, especially in the era of the caveman when it prepared the body to deal with the natural dangers that early man was confronted with. In this regard, it increased energy levels and raised sugar [...]

The Health Consequences of Low Blood Sugar

March 21st, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Doc… I find that there are certain times of the day that I can’t keep my eyes open.  Can anything be done?                                                                                                                 -S.L. in Cathedral City- Dear S.L., What you are experiencing is hypoglycemia – a low blood sugar.  Anytime insulin levels go up, blood sugars go down.  Insulin peaks between 3 and 4 PM, when people are in a car, and after eating.  These are the classic times that people will get sleepy. The brain uses more sugar than any other part of the body and the primary fuel that it uses is sugar.  This is [...]