Hypoglycemia, a condition in which the blood sugar falls below normal levels, results in 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 a significant role in your efforts at recovery from this condition.
Eating protein at regular intervals, approximately every four hours, can help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Regular exercise is also a key. Avoiding all types of sugar is essential. Sometimes hypoglycemia can be complicated by food allergies. Wheat is a primary suspect. You may want to experiment with eliminating wheat from your diet. Improvement usually occurs in two to three weeks after you have taken this step.
You may also need to explore with your health practitioner the possibility of other related conditions such as Candida or yeast overgrowth. Some experts believe that the thyroid is involved in the hypoglycemic syndrome. According to reflexology, using essential oils on the areas of the foot related to the thyroid may be helpful. Peppermint and lemongrass oils on the thyroid areas of my feet have been reported to reverse individual hypoglycemic episodes in a very short time. Essential oils may reduce hypoglycemic symptoms by normalizing sugar cravings and stabilizing sugar metabolism in the body.
Other suggested essential oils include Lavender, Thieves, EndoFlex, Cinnamon, Cumin, Clove, Thyme, Coriander, Lemon verbena, Dill. Natural sugar substitutes such as agave could also be of assistance. Finally, the juice of wolfberries, commercially packaged as Ningxia Red, can be soothing and healing for persons with hypoglycemia and other fatigue-related syndromes.