Hypoglycemia, a condition in which blood sugar falls below normal levels, causes tiredness, depression, and physical weakness. Depending on the severity, this can be a debilitating condition. There are practical steps that can be taken to control and possibly alleviate hypoglycemia. Essential oils can play an important role in your efforts to recover from this condition.
Eating protein at regular intervals, about every four hours, can help stabilize blood sugar levels. Regular exercise is also key. Avoiding all types of sugars is essential. Sometimes hypoglycemia can be complicated by food allergies. Wheat is the main suspect. You may want to experiment with eliminating wheat from your diet. Improvement usually occurs within two to three weeks after taking this step.
You may also need to explore with your doctor the possibility of other related conditions, such as Candida or yeast overgrowth. Some experts believe that the thyroid is involved in hypoglycemic syndrome. According to reflexology, the use of essential oils on thyroid-related areas of the foot may be helpful. Peppermint and lemongrass oils in the thyroid areas of my feet have been reported to reverse individual hypoglycemic episodes in a very short time. Essential oils can reduce hypoglycemic symptoms by normalizing sugar cravings and stabilizing sugar metabolism in the body.
Other suggested essential oils include Lavender, Thieves, EndoFlex, Cinnamon, Cumin, Cloves, Thyme, Coriander, Lemon Verbena, and Dill. Natural sugar substitutes like agave may also help. Finally, goji juice, commercially packaged as Ningxia Red, can be calming and healing for people with hypoglycemia and other fatigue-related syndromes.