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Hypoglycemia questionnaire

  Click here for a printable PDF of this questionnaire   Hypoglycemia affects about 4% of the population.  It is a reactive condition occurring in response to sugar or sweet food consumption. It is not rare!  This is not diabetes! Hypoglycemia means ‘low blood sugar level’.  The term is used to describe a metabolic disorder that

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HHAA Brochure

  Click the link below to see our brochure: Hypoglycemia: Piecing together the diabetes puzzle  

Video Interview: Dr Samra on Hypoglycemia

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Information Paper on Hypoglycemia

THE IMPORTANCE OF TIGHTLY REGULATING BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS It is vitally important for the body to maintain blood sugar levels within a narrow range. If the blood sugar level falls too low, energy supply to all tissues, and particularly the brain, is impaired. If the blood sugar level is too high, this is damaging to

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Information Paper on Hypoglycemia for Schools

  Does your child suffer any of the following symptoms: Nervousness Irritability Exhaustion Faintness Dizziness or feeling “spaced out” Tremors or feeling “shaky” Cold sweats Depression Migraine headaches Insomnia Digestive disturbances Forgetfulness Mood swings Anxiety Aggression Violence. Anti-social behaviour Sugar addiction Epilepsy Mental confusion Limited attention span Learning disability Lack of concentration Itching and crawling sensation on

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Link: The right diet – by prescription

The following link is to an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on February 2, 2012. The last paragraph is particularly interesting! http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/the-right-diet–by-prescription-20120201-1qt9u.html “Australian researchers are learning how the chemical properties of food can interact with individuals to keep us healthy or make us sick. … Both of these diets were tested in the same

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How to Prevent Diabetes

By Dr George Samra, MB, BS (Sydney), FACNEM Source: Transcript of a lecture by Dr Samra published in The Hypoglycemic Health Association Newsletter Volume 16 No 2, June 2000. I wonder how many people here know much about Insulin. When it was discovered, for example? [Audience member During the war?] 1921, I’m sure there was

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Hypoglycemia: A Forgotten Disease

By Dr George Samra, MB, BS (Sydney), FACNEM Source: The Hypoglycemic Health Newsletter . THE HYPOGLYCEMIC HEALTH AS­SOCIATION, of which I am a patron, aims to make the public more aware of the problems of hypoglycemia and natural health in gen­eral. In a world where we are bombarded with environmental pollution and artificially manu­factured foodstuffs,

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Self-Help Website for Personal Growth

hyopJurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr This article shows how this web site can be used as a self-help web site for personal growth. It will also give a general overview of the site. It covers both the biological and psychological aspects of mood disorders.  A fundamental principle in this web site is that

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Looking for Complementary Health Practitioners

Find: Name, location, Names not in particulr order. FOR ONLINE COURSES IN NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE SEE: http://www.paramountcollege.edu.au One way is to google search for “complementary” or “alternative” doctors: “complementary doctor” and your “location”.    See also here AIMA – Australasian Integrative Medicine Association  –> ACNEM Acnem Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand (doctors with post graduate

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Hypoglycemia

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA (Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr. Post Traumatic Distress Disorder can be defined as: PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder can occur as an acute disorder soon after a trauma or have a delayed onset in which symptoms occur more than 6 months after the trauma. It can occur at any age

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The Nutrition-Behaviour Inventory (NBI)

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr Hypoglycemia or Insulin Resistance Syndrome can only be diagnosed accurately by the special Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) as designed by Dr George Samra and described under the article Testing for Hypoglycemia and How the Doctor can Help. However this medical test is expensive and can be

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The Hypoglycemic Diet

  By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr What is known as the hypoglycemic diet should really be called the “Natural Diet”. This is the diet that humans have consumed over the millions of years to which our digestive system has adapted. It is supposed to give you all the amino acids, vitamins

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Hypoglycemia – Is It A ‘Cure All’ for Mental Illness?

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr The Hypoglycemic Diet has often been dismissed as a ‘one-fit-fits-all’, remedy for depression. This appears to please the pundits who wants to emphasize the complexity of depression. Such labels have seldom been used to describe therapy by single or even multiple drugs, such as the mantra

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Hypochondria and Hypoglycemia

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr   Here is a definition of hypochondria by Ingvard Wilhelmsen, MD, Ph.D “A person with hypochondria is preoccupied with physical health and body. The diagnosis is used when a person during at least 6 months believes, fears or is convinced that he has a serious disease

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Herbal Remedies for Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

 By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr. Aloe vera, Avocado, Baical Skullcap, Bilberry, Bitter lemon, Black cohosh, Bladderack, Chicory, Cinnamon, Coconut Oil, Curcumin, Dandelion, Devil’s Claw (2 types), Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginseng, Gentian, Glucomannan, Green Tea, Gymnema sylvestre, Globe artichoke, Great Burdock, Holy Basil, Kudzu vine, Milk Thistle (Also for mood disorders), Mukul myrrh, Lesser burdock, Olive leaf, Onion, Prickle-pear cactus, Rantree Forest Herbs, San qi, Shallot, Siberian ginseng, Stevia, Stinging nettle, Sweet tea vine,  Tree onion The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been

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Glycerin (also known as Glycerine and Glycerol)

By Dr George Samra, MB, BS (Sydney), FACNEM An extract from Dr George Samra (2002),THE HYPOGLYCEMIC CONNECTION II, One Stop Allergies, Sydney. Australia Page 251. This book can be obtained here. Glycerin is a trihydric alcohol CH2OH-CHOH-CH2Oh. It is a clear colourless syrupy liquid with a sweet taste. It is soluble in water and alcohol,

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Finding Your Allergies

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr   Sensitivities to food items is a common element hypoglycemics. Sufferers should avoid their allergies. The detection of allergies can be made by professionals or by a systematic investigation of the patient himself. This is a vast topic. I would recommend that you read books on

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Dr Samra’s Books

Support the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia with the purchase of Dr George Samra’s books Being a charitable self-funded organisation by fee paying members, the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia is always strapped for money. The publishers of Dr Samra’s books, One Stop Allergies, has offered to donate any profits made from the sale of

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Hypoglycemics and Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Shoplifting discussed by Dr George Samra

From: Samra, Dr George (2002), THE HYPOGLYCEMIC CONNECTION II, One Stop Allergies, Sydney, Australia (Dr George Samra’s Books) Page 99-100 On Alcoholism and Drug Addiction and Shoplifting A major aim of treatment is to cure addiction to drugs and alcohol. Drugs include caffeine, marijuana, all forms of narcotics and even sugar. Hypoglycemic patients, because of

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Testing For Hypoglycemia And How Your Doctor Can Help

By Dr George Samra, MB, BS (Sydney), FACNEM The correct test for Reactive Hypoglycemia is a G.T.T. The test should be ordered by the doctor as follows: G.T.T. – 4 hours. All 1/2 hourly readings. No special diet prior. The Glucose Tolerance Test is the classical test used in diagnosing Diabetes. The Diabetic test is

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Research Evidence For Hypoglycemia – Part 4 (P-Z)

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr See also  INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and  References for Mood Disorders and Nutrition Pain may lead to addiction, Pain & Food to avoid, Peripheral Vascular Disease,  Phosphatidyl: Its role in health, Pine Bark Extract,   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Porphyria,  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Potassium-to Sodium Ratio,

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Research Evidence For Hypoglycemia – Part 3 (G-O)

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr See also  INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and  References for Mood Disorders and Nutrition Gambling, garlic and onions, Genetic Overlap between Mental illnesses,  Glucomannan, Glucose control, Nutrients for, GM foods, Glucose & brain, Gluten-free: defined,  Glycemic index, Glycerine, Glycine and Schizophrenia, Gout, Green tea, Gugulip, Gymnema, Headaches &

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Research Evidence For Hypoglycemia – Part 2 (C-F)

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr See also  INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and  References for Mood Disorders and Nutrition Candidiasis (Notes),  Cancer & sugar,  Cannabidiol  , Carnitine in red meat & atherosclerosis,Celiac Diseases, Cholesterol & Behaviour,  Cholesterol & heart disease, Chromium, Chronic pain, Cinnamon, Circadian Cycle and Behaviour, Clinical Nutrition, Coconut oil, Coeliac

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Research Evidence For Hypoglycemia – Part 1 (A-B)

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr Always also check  INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and  References for Mood Disorders and Nutrition AA 12 steps,  ACNE lookup Probiotics, Acupuncture, Addiction and Hypoglycemia,  Adenosinetriphosphate, ADHD, Adrenaline,  Aggressive dogs, Agrcultural revolution, Alcohol, How to detox?, Alcoholic recovery, Alcoholism,  Alcoholism Stats, Alcoholics in recovery,  Alcoholism & genetics, Alcoholism & violence, Allergies,

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What is Hypoglycemia

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr Although its existence was denied by the American Medical Association in 1973 (Marilyn Light in her book “Hypoglycemia” (and here), hypoglycemia is now the direct precursor of the epidemic of diabetes – affecting 246 million people worldwide – possibly responsible for various degenerative diseases, obesity, and a

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