BIO 86 | Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemic episodes causing fatigue, inability to concentrate, depression (post prandial), irritability or headaches. Food craving where eating helps symptoms, craving of stimulants to maintain energy. Dysregulation of hypothalamic-pituitary axis causing poor insulin control, hypoadrenalism.
Mode of action
Adrenalinum, Hepar, Hypothalamus, Insulinum, Pituitarum posterium: For glandular regulation of the blood-sugar chain.
Arsenicum album: For mental fatigue and exhaustion.
Nux vomica: For food cravings.
Oenothera biennis: Regulates sugar metabolism.
Saccharum officinale: To reverse the addictive properties.
Remedies to be considered
- In case of stress use: v-C15, v-C15 forte, R184, BC-16, BC-24
- With compromised digestion: R5, R7, R37 or R37 JUNIOR, BC-4, R72, R192, BC-25
- With hormonal disturbance: R19, R20
- Anemia: R31, BC-1, R37 or R37 JUNIOR, BC-4
- In advanced stages (early diabetic) R40, BC-7
- Nervous: R22, R36, R47, BC-16
- Vertigo: R29
- Functional brain disturbance: R54, BC-24
- Climacteric complaints: R10, R28, R75, BC-15
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar usually means hyper insulin response to food. The classic hypoglycemic does not have chronically low blood sugar, but rather a highly variable blood sugar which fluctuates from high to very low levels. This fluctuation disrupts brain function and musculature performance, leading to body and mind fatigue, irritability, depression, indecisiveness, and a host of miscellaneous symptoms.
The natural mechanism of blood sugar regulation is conducted by the hypothalamus and pituitary which releases hormones upon detection of low blood sugar levels. This hormonal message may act in three ways. If there is food in the digestive tract, these hormones trigger pancreatic insulin release. Or, in the process of glycogenolysis, the hormones prompt adrenal release of minerals and glucocorticoids to stimulate the liver’s release of glycogen reserves. Adipose transition into glucose occurs through glyconeogenesis, which is also contingent on release by the pituitary and hypothalamus to the adrenal. Disorders of this process come primarily from the following:
- Stress in life, particularly during eating which causes erratic digestion.
- Too many processed carbohydrates such as white sugar and white flour which cause excess release of insulin and burn too quickly in the system.
- Toxins in the liver from a toxic environment or from excess food additives which burden the hepatic system.
- Hypothalamic conditioning prompting early release of insulin in anticipation of food. Those people exhibiting this syndrome are often conditioned to use food to satisfy other non-nutritional needs, such as love, self-worth, boredom, etc.
- Sugar and other stimulant addiction. (Processed sugar is chemically similar to cocaine). Caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, etc. All act to artificially stimulate the organism in the place of good nutrition. Long term addiction upsets the blood sugar balance and leaves the blood sugar regulatory system with too wide a range of on and off settings.
- Poor quality nutrition. Processed carbohydrates are robbed of their vitamins and minerals needed to balance the Krebs cycle, which converts glucose into ATP. Putting back synthetic vitamins by enriching the wheat does little as natural vitamins in their original form work best in the Krebs cycle. Fresh and raw natural fruits and vegetables with unprocessed grains, high fiber for mineral absorption, low fat (especially treated fats), and lots of water go a long way to help the hypoglycemic.
- Weakened digestion from poor quality nutrition organs supply little of the fatty acids, minerals, fats and water soluble vitamins needed for the production of good quality gluco-regulating hormones. Treat digestion with enzymatic or emulsifying agents in the interim (see BIO 92).
- Lack of metabolic load. Glucose converts to ATP best with oxygen. Poor conditioning means poor oxygen transport and utilization. The best measure of wellness is oxygen utilization. The Krebs cycle will work more and more efficiently as the oxygen or aerobic capacity improves (see BIO 91).
- A mental system stuck in worry, depression, negativity, and questioning of self-worth. We know that the mind affects directly the parasympathetic organs of the immune, digestive, and hormonal systems. As the system becomes unhealthier the mind-set sometimes becomes more negative. Patients must break this downward cycle to cure hypoglycemia.
Perhaps the true cause of hypoglycemia is living in the present day and age: an age of stress, worry, fear, unnatural foods, little conditioning, toxic air and water. Hypoglycemia opens the door to other illness; to close this door we need a total effort. This product can be a good start, but please encourage lifestyle changes as well.
Adrenalinum D6, D12, D30, Arsenicum album D12, Hepar suis D6, D12, D30, Hypothalamus D6, D12, D30, Insulin D12, D30, Nux vomica D30, Oenothera biennis D3, Pituitarum posterium D6, D12, D30, Saccharum officinale D30.
Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.
Adults and children 12 years and over 5-10 drops 3 times daily in a little water or undiluted, or as recommended by a health care practitioner.
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.