by Laurie Lynch, N.D.

Unprecedented numbers of "mental tests" are enveloping us from all sides. We are witnessing an ever increasing rise in the break up of families and of spouse and child abuse; more and more children are becoming hyperactive and unruly; crime rates soar. The work place is fraught with tension, competition, backbiting, and arguments; anger is escalating; teenage suicide rates are rising. Disunity is raising its ugly head even in many churches. And what is causing these problems?

"There are all degrees of illness possible with low blood sugar- mild, moderate, severe and fatal! And that's only the physical side. The mental upsets range from mild emotional problems through job loss, family fights, divorce and severe mental deterioration." (2)  Dr. Harry M. Salzer of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine points out that “Hypoglycemia can mimic any neuro-psychiatric disorder. Patients with this syndrome have been incorrectly diagnosed as having such illnesses as schizophrenia, (bi-polar personality,) manic depressive psychosis and psychopathic personalities...  Hypoglycemia may be the great imitator of today...Because of its ability to mimic both psychosis and neurosis, some physicians recommend that no psychiatric diagnosis be made until proper tests are run to rule out the presence of hypoglycemia as the cause." (2, p.21, 22)

I have been studying negative behavior and the "pattern abusive personality" for 50 years and in the course of my health studies, I am convinced that I've found the answers to this and related questions. I believe I've found the root causes and the remedies for this negativity and abusiveness, - the root causes of these "mental tests". The root causes in a major number of cases are physical, even though the major symptoms are emotional. A major root cause is low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia or hyperinsulinism.

Because so many doctors refuse to recognize this epidemic disease, I would like to share some quotes from the doctors that have recognized and researched this common ailment. "Dr. Atkins  says that 'The commonest condition I am called on to treat in my practice of internal medicine is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).'

What is hypoglycemia?

"First of all, let's be clear on one major point - hypoglycemia is not a "disease" in that you either have it or don't, it is a condition, and, in most cases, it is fully reversible". (10)
Hypoglycemia is the opposite of diabetes. "Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar level. This term is used to describe a metabolic disorder, that may manifest itself in a variety of physical and 'psychological' symptoms" (9). . Hypoglycemia is "a speeded-up glycolysis (the breakdown of glucose inside the cells), which ultimately results in a lower than normal blood-sugar level. (8)

What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia                                                                                                             
"The malady develops insidiously. At first there is an occasional feeling of lightheadedness. Then, in the course of a few years, perhaps, the frequency and severity of the attacks increase markedly, and the patient is assailed by ravenous hunger and utter fatigue. Soon other strange and disquieting symptoms creep upon him." (3,p.78, 79) 

"Dr. Harry M. Salzer of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine ...points out three major divisions of illness that are related to hypoglycemia:"  
1). PSYCHIATRIC symptoms of this syndrome could include "depression, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, lack of concentration, crying spells, phobias, forgetfulness, confusion and asocial and anti-social behavior and even suicidal tendencies" (2). Other possible symptoms include "nervousness, forgetfulness, mood swings, aggression, violence, anti-social behaviour, sugar addiction, drug addiction and alcoholism, mental confusion, limited attention span, learning disability, lack of sex drive..., lack of concentration, itching and crawling sensation on skin, nightmares, phobias, fears and nervous breakdown, bedwetting and hyperactivity in children." (9) Other symptoms could include "a feeling of tremulousness, incordination for fine movements, mental disturbances such as confusion, disorientation, and a low, muttering delirium, and in most severe cases, stupor." (3, p.77, 78)  And most common are "impatience and inability to cope." (4)

 2. NEUROLOGICAL symptoms could include "headaches, dizziness, trembling, numbness, blurred vision, staggering, fainting or blackouts and muscular twitching" (2), tremors, and neurodermatitis.                                                                                                                       

3. PHYSICAL symptoms could include "exhaustion, fatigue, bloating, abdominal spasms, muscle and joint pains, backaches, muscle cramps, colitis and convulsions" (2, p.21),  Perspiring and chills, cold sweats, "swollen feet, tightness in chest...pain in various parts of the body (especially the eyes)" can also manifest as symptoms, as well as recurrent seizures and coma; mental aberrations and optical troubles, such as double vision" (2, p.21), and digestive disturbances.
"The symptoms of hypoglycemia are very subtle to the person who has it. I have observed many people with hypoglycemia and their actions become so normal to them that they do not realize they are acting in a very negative and unusual way. Their way of perceiving and reacting to situations becomes distorted. One friend of mine went through a very traumatic period in her life.   She knew that if she divorced her husband all her problems would be solved. Later when she was able to get her hypoglycemia under control, she realized that it wasn't her husband at all, it was she who was creating the problems." (4, p.166 )     

In many years of working closely every day with hypoglycemics and their families, I have noticed certain additional symptoms and behavioral characteristics that I would like to share to facilitate recognition of this disease. These symptoms can include many of the following: weakness and shakiness when hungry, inability to concentrate, mood swings, irrationality, hyperactivity, and as the disease progresses, - passing out, verbal abuse, sometimes even physical violence, and suicidal tendencies. During the periods of moodiness, the victim can be very stubborn and irrational, he may hear something entirely different than what has actually been said, and become very angry or hurt. He often totally distorts reality. He becomes very critical and judgmental of others, and may form a strong hatred for someone he's just met. He often projects his own faults on to others and falsely accuses them of his behavior and attitudes. He usually feels the need to prove some one wrong, and he must be right at all costs, even if it means the break up of a valued friendship or love. He often says nasty things to hurt people, and either is shocked and dismayed by his behavior, denies it totally, or attempts to justify his behavior by finding fault with his victim. The ego often grows out of control, and he develops a "me first, every thing for me regardless of the harm to others" attitude. He feels the need to hurt or put others down in order to feel better about himself. Unjustified anger and hatred, and malicious backbiting are common symptoms, and are contagious to others with this disease. When he verbally attacks another, witnesses who also have these diseases "jump on the band wagon" and add to the attack, creating what is termed "the mob mentality". Usually he hurts most those he loves the most, or those who have been kindest to him, - those he feels sure will not retaliate in kind. He often becomes extremely jealous and possessive of those he has formed attachments to, and this jealousy is toward any friend or acquaintance, regardless of age or gender. These personality traits are not manifested constantly, sometimes they appear in cycles often every three months or so. The majority of the time the person usually displays an extremely charming, friendly side of his personality, - an entertaining, calm, life-of-the-party personality, and is basically a very good person.

How does hypoglycemia affect the body?                                                                         
"Hypoglycemia is seen as the first step on the road to chronic degenerative disease because of its devastating effect on the body, especially in the stress- related adrenals. When one gland is weakened it has an effect on all the glands. It has a wear and tear effect on the body. It affects the nervous system, muscles and cells, as well as all the glands. (4, p.166).  "Glucose is needed by every cell in the body as a source of energy. When the blood sugar level drops too low in any particular organ or gland, it can no longer function in a balanced manner. For this reason, hypoglycemia can cause many different horrendous effects in the body. (6). "One must understand that glucose is a source of both physical (muscle) and mental (brain) energy. The brain,  ... requires about 60 ...percent of the all available glucose in the body. ...Any extreme fluctuation in the supply of glucose to the brain will inevitably affect our emotions, feelings and personality" (9).

"A drop in blood sugar causes the adrenal cortex to secrete its hormones to bring the level back to normal by breaking down some of the starch in the liver. If the blood sugar level falls low enough, the emergency part of the adrenal glands goes into action, and adrenalin enters the blood. This brings on the tachycardia or palpitations of the heart, flushing and convulsions. These symptoms are identical with the diabetic who has been overdosed with insulin, but in hyperinsulinism the offending agent is the patients own insulin." (3,p.78)

The responsibility of insulin is to decrease the blood sugar level when it is too high.  An over- secretion of insulin brings the sugar level down too fast and too low. Excess insulin also robs glucose from the tissues, such as the brain, resulting in any of the numerous symptoms associated with hypoglycemia." (6) 

Hypoglycemia puts all the "body's mechanisms under a severe stress... Mental confusion is a direct result of the brain's inability to run without sugar.... Hypoglycemia is often the final insult that wrecks a heart already burdened with hardened arteries. Some physicians have pointed out that heart attacks are most frequent four or five hours after eating heavy meals, and attribute these episodes to hypoglycemia...  Marked obesity is apt to be the eventual result of this disease if it is allowed to persist. Profound brain damage is, unfortunately, an anticipated result when the disease has progressed long enough" (2, p.21). 

"Because the major hypoglycemia symptoms are mental confusion, emotional instability, low energy level, and neurotic, even psychotic behavior, the condition of hypoglycemia has a serious effect on a person's whole life, including his marital and family relationships....J.I. Rodale believed that many accidents, family quarrels, suicides, and even crimes are committed by individuals when their sugar levels are pathologically low" (1, p.14, 15).

"Hypoglycemia mimics many diseases. Related disorders include allergies, asthma, hay fever, indigestion, obesity, nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption, colitis, constipation, and impaired memory. Abnormal protein and carbohydrate metabolism and poor adrenal function are part of hypoglycemia" (5, p.211). …Connections were made between ...migraine, hives or exema and low blood sugar. Respiratory, gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary disorders also can often be traced to this underlying bodily disorder." (2, p.21-22)  (I suspect these illnesses are also caused by fungal infections, as the symptoms are the same, since fungus feeds on the sugar in the blood, thus lowering it.)

Hypoglycemia at its worst can result in what is known as insulin shock. "some...have died of shock. This condition would come about when an over dose of insulin was given or when a meal was unduly delayed. Another cause of insulin shock was exercise. It was said that a game of tennis or golf was equivalent, in effect, to 15 units of insulin...Insulin shock is ushered in with startling symptoms. The patient feels faint and hungry and soon experiences palpitations of the heart and a cold sweat. He complains of a severe headache and often 'sees double'...the patient begins to tremble, his gait is unsteady. Some victims exhibit a muttering delirium...In spite of feeling famished, a patient will occasionally be assailed with nausea and vomit the food he has taken to relieve his hunger. Eventually the victim of insulin shock goes into a deep stupor." (3, p.61, 62)

"Many physicians feel that hypoglycemia may be the prime causative factor in many of those addicted to alcohol...While it masks the symptoms, and gives temporary increased energy through direct metabolic action, it further lowers the body's stores of sugar and causes a worsening of the low blood sugar problems. Deaths have been reported from hypoglycemia in alcoholics." (2, p.41)

How is hypoglycemia diagnosed?                                                                                                  
"While many practitioners feel that a 5 or 6 hour Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) is a perfectly reliable and conclusive way to diagnose the condition, others feel that such a test is not only harmful, but also constitutes a very misleading, as well as undependable, way to find the presence of hypoglycemia. The standard medical practice is to consider levels of blood sugar lower than 60 to 80 mg. per 100 ml. as hypoglycemia. But one of the nutrition experts with wide experience in hypoglycemia, Dr. Carlton Fredericks, claims that 'there is no number, no point, no range of blood sugar which constitutes hypoglycemia.' He says that it is not how low the blood sugar level goes, but the speed at which it drops that causes the symptoms of hypoglycemia- and only on some people at that." (1, p.14, 15) 

The GTT "may be influenced by the patient's previous eating. If he has been taking large amounts of fatty foods, the tolerance will tend to be low- the blood sugar level will tend to be higher. If he has been eating more of the carbohydrate foods, however, his tolerance will tend to be higher- the rise in blood sugar level will not be so great." (3)  Normal blood sugar levels range from 80 - 120 mg of sugar per 100 cc of blood. "This sounds simple and direct, but a person can have the symptoms and the upset of hypoglycemia while having blood sugars within this normal range. ...A sudden drop in blood sugar down to a level of 80 milligrams percent can precipitate severe hypoglycemic symptoms in most people". (3, p.17, 18)  "The attacks tend to occur if a meal is delayed or if any undue exertion depletes the store of sugar in the blood. Sometimes they will occur after an illness which subjects the body to unusually great wear." (3, p.79)   It is important to be aware of the wide range and development of possible symptoms that could accompany this disease, even though only a few may actually be manifest in most people. "We know that the symptoms are due to the cell starvation resulting from a relatively low blood sugar. So, one may say, let's stuff ourselves with sugar. This will relieve an attack. But study of the Glucose Tolerance Test reveals that the net effect of taking sugar is a further drop in blood sugar" (3, p. 80). 

What causes hypoglycemia?                                                                      

  • Glandular malfunction                                                                                                                   
    Hypoglycemia is caused by a malfunctioning of various glands and organs, such as the pancreas, the adrenal gland, and the liver. These glandular weaknesses can be either hereditary or developed over time.                                                                                                                                 

         *  Pancreas – "The trouble lies in the oversensitive islands of Langerhans" in the pancreas. (3, p.80)   The pancreas is "too sensitive. In response to the            .           metabolic demand, they secrete too much insulin. ...The net late result of eating a meal is a drop in blood sugar. The sufferer of this condition is always    .           hungry and no amount of eating will keep the level of his blood sugar where it belongs." (3, p.77)  "Many doctors believe that hypoglycemia is due to         .          ‘insulin  resistance’, which it shares with diabetes. As in diabetes, when a patient injects excess insulin, it causes the blood glucose concentrations to crash.    .           This happens in non-diabetic hypoglycemia when the body produces too much insulin called hyperinsulinism" (9).        

         *  Adrenal - "Poor adrenal function (is) part of hypoglycemia. (5, p.211). "Coffee (caffeine) and cigarettes (nicotine) - and allergens - stimulate adrenaline     .           production, which raise the blood sugar level by converting glycogen back into glucose. This provides a 'high' to hypoglycemics, who are then often    .         .          addicted  to these substances.  Food, drug and allergy addiction - and even hypoglycemia - over a long period of time may cause adrenal exhaustion, as    .          the body has relied on adrenaline production to raise the blood sugar level.  If the available glucose "is too inadequate, any marginal physical or mental  .      .          system may start to shut down. In addition, the glandular imbalances that result, as the glands struggle to regulate the sugar level, cause their own symptoms -   .       especially high adrenaline, which is usually perceived as anxiety or panic, but, in some cases, can lead to violence. (10).

        *  Liver – "The liver converts too much sugar into starch, leaving too little in the circulating blood" ((3, p.77)). The liver "changes glucose to glycogen so  .    .          proper [blood glucose] can be maintained. It uses insulen to activate an enzyme right after meals. The liver creates Glucose Tolerance Factor (GFT) from   .         chromium, niacin and possibly glutathione. The liver serves as the main glucose buffer, preventing high or low extremes of blood sugar. It is the key regulator   .         of blood sugar between meals, due to its manufacture, storage and release of glycogen. Glycogen is the starch form of glucose in which the body can store a   .         half days sugar supply. When the blood sugar is low, a healthy liver converts stored glycogen into glucose, releasing it into the bloodstream to raise blood   ..        sugar levels. When blood sugar is to high, the healthy liver will remove much of it, converting the excess into stored glycogen or fat. The liver can make   .       .         glucose from dietary or body-derived amino acids. This process called gluconeogenesis or "the making of new glucose", ensures adequate brain and muscle   .         carbohydrate fuel supplies even when the diet provides little or no carbohydrates. The liver produces as much as 20-25% of the blood sugar and endurance   .         athlete's muscles might burn during intense training.            

  •  Inadequate nutrition                                                                                                                    
    "Heredity can be a cause, but the disease is most often precipitated by an inadequate diet. This is referred to as functional hypoglycemia (FH). Symptoms of FH have a direct relationship to the time and type of meal that was last eaten."(5, p.211).  "Dr. Robert Atkins, one of the foremost pioneers in the field of blood sugar disturbances says, 'without improper nutrition, I don't believe (hypoglycemia or) diabetes could develop, even if both parents are diabetic. No one is doomed by heredity to develop ... hypoglycemia or many of the diseases plagued by mankind, just because our parents have it." (4, p.166).

There are several causes of hypoglycemia which stem the "typical American diet ...high in refined food, food chemically treated, over cooked, stripped of nutrients, sweetened and salted and altered in many ways" (4,p.167).                                                                                                                   

*  Fried foods are found in a typical diet and disrupt the glandular system" (4,p.167). 
*  Processed carbohydrates such as sugar, white flour, white rice
can overwork the glands and intensify the symptoms. "Dr. Cheraskin claims that 'the sugar-laden American diet has led to a national epidemic of hypoglycemia.'" 1 This man-made epidemic caused by our diets and perpetrated through the mass media with its insistence that we consume foods loaded with sugar and white flour has affected most of us to varying degrees.  "Sugars cause a rapid rise in the sugar level (causing a 'sugar high') and result in over secretion of insulin by the pancreas (then causing a low)." (6 Susser)  "Sugar is added to food products to increase consumption.  Sugar is a very addictive substance; the low blood sugar state, which you get from eating it, makes you crave more. The food industry has discovered that increasing the sugar in a product also increases the amount a person will eat, which will increase sales. White sugar is not a food; it is a chemical which wears out the glandular system." (4, p.167) 

"When a person has hypoglycemia it would seem logical to feed him sugar to raise the blood sugar level, but that doesn't happen. When sugar (or white flour,
caffeine, or alcohol) is eaten, the blood sugar level
does rise temporarily, causing a "sugar high", and then it rapidly drops to a level lower than before. The faster
the sugar level drops, the more severe the symptoms'" (1).

There have been many scientific studies done on the relationship of diet to hypoglycemia, several of which I feel are important to relate.
One study with rats done in London clarifies the nature of this illness. One group of rats was fed our traditional diet of boiled food, sugar, white flour, and tea, while a similar group was fed whole grains and fresh, natural vegetables and fruits. The rats fed our standard diet continually fought and eventually killed each other, while the rats fed the natural diet lived peacefully and contented.    Another study done in a prison showed that 85% of the inmates had hypoglycemia (Schoenthaler, 1982).

"Several preliminary studies suggest that alcohol craving is associated with poor nutrition. Normals placed on a diet particularly high in raw foods began to spontaneously avoid alcohol (and tobacco), while chronic alcoholics placed on a nutritious diet along with a multivitamin supplement did far better at follow-up in abstaining from alcohol than did controls. Studies with rats have had similar results: In one study, a 'junk food' diet, especially when coffee was included, led to increased alcohol consumption. Other studies have found that the animals increased their alcohol consumption when they were made deficient in the vitamin B complex or zinc.  Hypoglycemia may stimulate alcohol consumption, while alcohol consumption can induce hypoglycemia. (Register UD et al. Influence of nutrients on intake of alcohol. J Am Diet Assoc 61(2):159-62, 1972, http://www.healthy.net/library/books/werbach/part1/alcohol.htm)                                                 

  • Caffeine overindulgence, Dr. Harris "pointed out,  ... is a common cause for the condition... Hyperinsulinism may be induced in persons predisposed to the condition by the very combination of caffeine and sugar in these beverages.... Caffeine stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce more of its hormones, which in turn induce the liver to break down glycogen into glucose, which flows into the blood stream. This is why a cup of coffee 'gives you a lift'. Trouble develops because the islands of Langerhans cannot distinguish between the effects of drinking coffee and eating food. They don't know and don't care whether the sugar has come from the food that is being digested or from previously stored glycogen, broken down by the action of the caffeine's stimulus to the adrenal cortex. To the islands of Langerhans sugar is sugar. They go to work to force the blood sugar to its normal level. In the course of time, because of their repeated stimulation, the islands become so sensitive that they over respond to a normal stimulus.  "Anyone trying to loose weight who drinks black coffee to still the pangs of hunger is only making matters worse for himself. The repeated stimulus to the islands of Langerhans makes them more sensitive, and the resultant low blood sugar only makes the rigid diet more onerous. Dieting to reduce is much easier if coffee, as well as caffeine in other forms (such as strong tea, chocolate, and soft drinks containing that alkaloid), is excluded. (3, p.80, 81).
  •    "Cigarettes (nicotine) ...stimulate adrenaline production, which raise the blood sugar level by converting glycogen back into glucose. This provides a 'high' to hypoglycemics, who are then often addicted to these substances" (9).
  •   Enzyme deficiencies - "Most adult hypoglycemics have a shortage of oxidizing enzymes and this interrupts the normal energy that is produced at the end of glycolysis. Instead of energy, lactic acid is produced in a final anaerobic stage. Thus only 20% of the total energy is produced that would be available if glucose was completely oxidized to carbon dioxide and water.  This results in overacidity and chronic lack of energy, which is typical of hypoglycemics who are on sweet diets." (8)
  •   Stress -  "Adrenaline is a defence hormone against all forms of stress." (9)  "In the face of perceived problems we are always under stress, at that time we undergo physiological changes where hormone and adrenalin levels increase and our body reacts to fight or flight response. The dumping of hormones by the adrenal glands causes acidosis in the body. That in turn will trigger a whole cascade of health affecting problems. If left unchecked, it may cause physical or mental malfunctions. So, the increased production of adrenal hormones may be one of the factors responsible for most of the symptoms associated with stress." (11)

What can be done to eliminate hypoglycemia?

  •  Eat 6 small meals per day - "In the victim of hyperinsulinism, however, too much insulin is secreted and the blood sugar level drops too far. Before it hits bottom, the hyperinsulinism victim should eat again... By eating often you eat less each time, so that instead of having three upward and three downward wide swings in blood sugar level, you will have six or seven small ones. In time the blood sugar level will tend to smooth out." (B, M, &S.)

I have worked with many victims of hypoglycemia who desire only one meal a day, usually in the evening, and use cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, and/or snack on soda pop and candy. In these cases, I've noticed that the emotional, mental and behavioral problems tend to be much more severe. But when the hypoglycemic begins to eat 4 to 6 small meals a day, the behavior and emotions improve considerably; and when he also takes the required nutritional supplements, he shows a much more rapid and extensive improvement, and eventually, after a few months of the proper diet and nutritional supplements, the pancreas heals itself and begins to function normally, thus eliminating the debilitating symptoms.

  • "Proper diet is a key factor for the hypoglycemic to maintain proper blood sugar levels." (5, p.211) "Since a sudden rise in blood sugar stimulates the islands of Langerhans, the foods prescribed for the victim of hyperinsulinism should omit the quickly absorbable carbohydrates.  This means no sugar, candy, or other sweets, no cake with icing, no pies or other pastries, no ice cream, no honey, no syrup, no grape juice or prune juice. And regrettably, our string of 'no's' includes cocktails, wines, cordials, and beer. Finally, if you have hyperinsulinism, you must avoid caffeine... The working girl's standard luncheonette breakfast of coffee and Danish is out! It's tough- but not as bad as living in constant misery or blacking out at the wheel of your car." (3, p.  82,83.) Or, I might add, subjecting those around you to misery, if the symptoms should happen to manifest themselves in negative, grumpy, or abusive behavior, as is often the case.

"The commonly recommended diet for hypoglycemia - high animal protein diet - is not advisable for this condition. Although it may help in controlling the condition, it is so harmful in many other aspects that using it would merely mean replacing one illness with a host of others. Continuous adherence to a high protein diet may lead to such serious conditions as kidney damage, heart disease, arthritis, cancer and even premature aging." (7)

"The best answer to effective control and remedy of hypoglycemia is the...high natural carbohydrate- low animal protein diet based on three basic food groups: grains, seeds and nuts; vegetables; and fruits...Cooked grains... digest very slowly and release sugars into the blood gradually during as much as 6 -8 hours after the meal, keeping the blood sugar level normal and constant for a long period of time." (7)

  •   A Wellness Consultation with Laurie Lynch, N.D. will provide information on how to eliminate the causes that pertain to you, and on the right foods, herbs, and nutritional supplements that will work best to to keep the blood sugar regulated, prevent cravings, and nourish the pancreas and other affected organs back to health and proper functioning.  Call now for an appointment @ the Living Well Health & Education Center, 3342 Legion Rd. Hope Mills, N.C. (910) 426-5159

Over the past 25 years I have studied and worked with thousands people with hypoglycemia, as well as with the victims of their abuse. Years ago, during my study of iridology and nutritional counseling, I found specific remedies that nourish the body so it begins to function properly .  Hypoglycemia can be controlled and eventually eliminated by a combination of diet and specific nutrients. If strictly adhered to, it can be totally eliminated in a period of approximately three months. Then the above mentioned symptoms are eliminated, and the person becomes happy, and easy to get along with.  "In all diets, as in all life, moderation is the key word. But for the short-term diet it is not the key word. You must adhere to this diet very rigidly and not moderate it with your own desires at all.  That's not too frightening when you realize you’re going to feel totally different at the end of the first week than you have for a long while" (2, p.43).

1. Paavo Airola, Ph.D.,  HYPOGLYCEMIA- A BETTER APPROACH, Health Plus, p.14.                                                             
2. Clement G. Martin, M.D, LOW BLOOD SUGAR- THE HIDDEN MENACE, Arco Publishing, N.Y. 1983, p.35.                                                     
 3. E.M.Abrahamson, M.D., & A.W.Pezet, BODY, MIND AND SUGAR, Pyramid Books, N.Y, 1971. P.78, 79.                                                                    
 4. Louise Tenney, M.H., NUTRITIONAL GUIDE, Woodland Books, 1991. P.166.                                                                            
James F. Balch, M.D., & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING, Avery Publishing Group, Inc. 1990.pp.211, 212.                                                                                                                                                             
6. Arnold J. Susser, R.Ph., Ph.D., DO YOU HAVE HYPOGLYCEMIA, HEALTHY DISCOUNT SHOPPER, Sept/Oct.'92. P.30.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Paavo Airola N.D., Ph.D., HOW TO GET WELL, Health Plus, 1990, p.112.

8. Walter Last (biochemist),
1992, HEALING FOODS, Chapter 4-3, Penguin Books, Australia;  Health-Science-Spirit website, 2003., http://www.health-science-spirit.com/HF4-3.html                                                                                                              
9.  Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr, WHAT IS HYPOGLYCEMIA,  
10.  Professor Joel H. Levitt, The Anxiety & Hypoglycemia Relief Institute, Conquering Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue Without Drugs - the Role of Hypoglycemia, http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/articles/hypoglycemia.htm                       
11.  http://www.innervibrance.com/stress.html#Stress%20related

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