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August 2013 – Hypoglycemia and Type 2 Diabetes

On July 24th I posted the following quote on the HSF’s Facebook page. "Hypoglycemia, a precursor of Type 2 Diabetes, affects at least 25% of North Americans. That means there are at least 80 million people living and working at much less than optimal productivity and creativity." - Anita Flegg, author of Hypoglycemia: The Other Sugar Disease I could tell by the response that this was an area of great concern. I therefore ask Jay Foster, Nutritional

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July 2013 – Are Vitamins Necessary?

Due to the recent media coverage on the harmful effects of vitamins, I thought this would be a perfect time to share some of what I wrote in my book, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar. In the chapter, Are Vitamins Necessary?, I share some dos and don’ts that I hope will help you make an informed decision.  I also recommend you read the article, Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins by Dr. Mark

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June 2013 – Hypoglycemia…grains, grains & more grains!

My June blog is now up, you can check it out…   Hypoglycemia…grains, grains & more grains! I have been receiving e-mails and posts on Facebook asking about grains… What are they? How much can someone with hypoglycemia have, if any? This subject, like hypoglycemia, can cause concern and confusion. So for answers I called on the latest addition to our panel of experts, Dietitian/Nutritionist Alix B. Landman, RD, MPH, CDE, of Landman &

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May 2013 – Hypoglycemia & the College Bound Student

I have many family and friends whose children are going off to college this fall. Some have already accepted their college of choice while others are still in the deciding stage. I recently had dinner surrounded by five teenagers, ranging from 16 to 22 years of age…I loved every moment of it! However, while the subject matter was fun and frivolous, ranging from food to dieting, boys to dating and then shopping to shoes…the subject of going away

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April 2013 – Hypoglycemia: How Important is it to Combine Health & Beauty?

(The following excerpt is from The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar.) Health & Beauty: YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER I’d like to mention a special someone who, because of her faith and trust in my work and reputation, chose me to assist her for a once-in-lifetime assignment. Carolyn Stein, president of Carolyn Stein & Associates, is a media image consultant. Through her workshops, seminars

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March 2012 – Hypoglycemia…Fatigue, Fear and Frustration!

In just the month of February alone, I received over 300 requests for information! Whether it’s an e-mail sent directly to the HSF or through WordPress, contact via our Facebook page, or a fax or phone call…the cry is always the same… “Help, I’m desperate!” Through your words, I can hear and feel the fatigue…you’re tired of running from doctor to doctor. You’re looking for a diagnosis, a treatment plan. You just want relief from

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February 2013 – Hypoglycemia: A Nurse’s Inside View

On January 1, 2013, I received the following e-mail from Kate Purcell. I was so touched by what she wrote that I e-mailed her immediately asking if I could share it in my February blog. Kate replied … “I just about cried when I read your response to my letter. Yes, you may share my letter on your blog, as long as you use the term ‘Functional Hypoglycemia.’ The word ‘Hypoglycemia’ by itself is misleading and makes people think of Diabetes.

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January 2013 – Hypoglycemia/Diet/Crime & Delinquency: Is There a Correlation?

While the public at large is looking to change gun control laws after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, it would also be advisable to look into the writings/research of criminologist Dr. Alexander Schauss, author of Diet, Crime & Delinquency, and Dr. Barbara Reed Stitt’s Food, Teens and Behavior. Both present research on the diet-behavior connection and how to apply nutritional therapy as an adjunct to other programs. This is the perfect

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December 2012 – Children and Hypoglycemia: An Area of Growing Concern

This past month the numbers of e-mails I have received concerning children and hypoglycemia have once again increased significantly. Therefore, I am including some of what I wrote in the chapter – “Children and Hypoglycemia: An Area of Growing Concern” – taken from my book, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar. For the complete chapter and book, please consider giving it as a gift this Christmas or

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November 2012 – Stress-Free Holiday Tips

The holiday season is here, starting with Thanksgiving in just a few weeks. Even though it’s a beautiful time of year when most of us celebrate with family and friends, others find it a time of loneliness, isolation and despair. Add stress and hypoglycemia symptoms to that equation, and the situation can become serious. I thought I would share some do’s and don’ts to avoid complications and help ease your holiday journey. I hope they help!

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