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02-26-2007, 10:38 AM
I am new to Raw Food Talk, but have been going raw for a month now. I would like to know if anyone out there has ever heard of anyone fully recovering from reactive hypoglycemia. I have it severely and am trying to do whatever I can to help myself.:)
02-26-2007, 11:08 AM
I HAD hypo. All gone 30+ years. Went "vegan" as raw vegan was not around at that time or I didn't know it. I would suggest light on the fruits to start, but how about some green smoothies to start your day which does use fruit. I'm sure others will come forth and offer more suggestions, but a ray of hope I am HEALED all these years. Oh, go light on dried fruits too. Add some nuts which are nice form of protein. I use also hemp seed, but just recently started. I'm still hooked into being healthy. My teeth are my "culprit" I have had to deal with lifetime. Best to you. Oh, I had severe hypo too to the max.
02-26-2007, 11:45 AM
My hypoglycemia was so bad that I was passing out in the middle of the day in class. I kept trying to drink protein shakes to keep my energy up and nothing worked. I had lots of other chronic health issues, too.
Since going raw and living, I have had no problems, at all. GONE. Its been an amazing recovery. I have so much energy, and no longer have any hypoglycemia issues. I still check my blood sugar from time to time, and its always normal! I got away with eating fruits but would always blend coconut water from a young coconut into my smoothies, or would add in a banana since it takes the body longer to digest the banana.
02-26-2007, 12:35 PM
Thank you very much for your helpful suggestions and encouragement. I needed it. I'm glad to hear that hypoglycemia iscurable. I've been a cooked-food vegetarian for most my life and still suffered from low blood sugar. I added meat etc. for several years, but still had it. So now I'm going raw. I will put your suggestions into action. The green smoothie sounds pretty horrible, but I'll give it a try. On what page might I find the recipe?:D
02-26-2007, 01:34 PM
I too thought green smoothies would be gross, but with tons of recipes through our search bar you can find lots of variety. I love them.
I even use spinach in some smoothies, some with parsley, some with kale and any other one green I have around along with my fruit. If I don't have coconut water, from the white young coconuts from asian market, it's water. Either way the bad food didn't do any of us good, but caused hypo (I used to way up faint and on NY subways used to almost fall over) so now we have the answer forgetting about the sound of something or even the taste. If it is good for me I try it.
I'm working on wheatgrass juice making and drinking so that's my challenge. The smell is so strong and that is my problem. I will accomplish drinking it however.
02-26-2007, 04:27 PM
Here's one of my favorite green drinks:
1 frozen banana, blended well in a food processor
1 c. spinach, juiced
1/2 cucumber, juiced
1/2 honeydew melon, juiced
add the juices to the food processor with the frozen creamed banana until smooth. The banana and melon have a lesser effect on the glycemic index than most fruits, and this will help ease you into green drinks.
2 c. kale, juiced
1 c. spinach, juiced
1 large apple, juiced
blend together. The apple helps to take away some of the veggie "bite".
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