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Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed

Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed

Put an X beside symptoms that you typically have.

• Nervousness
• Fatigue and exhaustion
• Feelings of fear or anxiety
• Faintness, dizziness, tremors and cold sweats
• Drowsiness
• Forgetfulness, confusion
• Constant worrying, unprovoked anxiety
• Cravings for sweets or alcohol
• Heart palpitations or rapid pulse
• Indecisiveness
• Lack of coordination
• Muscle twitching and jerking
• Sighing and yawning
• Irritability
• Depression
• Headaches
• Insomnia
• Internal trembling
• Numbness
• Crying spells
• Blurred vision
• Itching and crawling skin sensations
• Outbursts of temper
• Sleepiness
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Lack of concentration
• Nightmares

Did you know that Low Blood Sugar can cause ALL of the above symptoms? Certainly they could relate to other underlying root causes, but in our experience, Low Blood Sugar is a common problem that is misunderstood and misdiagnosed.


You can’t go to your doctor and ask for a blood test for Low Blood Sugar as it is not an accurate indicator of low blood sugar problems. Blood tests can only tell you if you have HIGH blood sugar known as onset diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Note: Did you know that ALL type 2 diabetes is preceded by untreated low blood sugar problems? In other words, if you have a Low Blood Sugar issue and you don’t fix it, you are a prime candidate for type 2 diabetes. Honestly. That is why we don’t donat e money to the diabetes foundation. We believe that all type 2 diabetes is preventable and if we don’t get to you in time for prevention with our education, then our education can help you “cure” yourself of onset diabetes.


If you have several of the symptoms above, then fill out the questionnaire below.

___Do you feel shaky or irritable when you are hungry?**

___Do you get hungry soon after eating?**

___Do you get irritable before breakfast, morning coffee or cigarette?**

___Do you get weak spells, tiredness in mid-afternoon?

___Do you get bouts of faintness, dizziness or lack of concentration?

___Do you crave sweets, carbohydrates or coffee?

___Do you wake up at night feeling hungry?**

___Do you feel best when you eat small amounts of food throughout the day (or you call
y ourself a grazer)?**

___Do you have to eat on time?**

If you have several x’s or just one of the questions marked with a double asterisk (**) then you can safely assume that you have a low blood sugar problem known as hypoglycemia.


Even if you only discovered today that you have a low blood sugar problem, you may be feeling better than you were because many of the things you have already been doing are helping you achieve balanced blood sugar levels.

Besides eating well and creating sugar free days, you are rejuvenating your adrenal glands. This is very important because ALL people with a low blood sugar problem have adrenal exhaustion. Note: Not everyone with adrenal exhaustion has low blood sugar though.

The intricate connection between adrenal function and blood sugar issues is explained in next week’s lesson.

In the interim, if you have fallen behind with your adrenal rejuvenation program, now is the time to get back on track!

Yours in Total Health,
Brenda and Megan

Copyright Brenda Eastwood 2010 –“CTH-23 Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed”
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