Interview with Dr. Ann Childers

Interview with Dr. Ann Childers

Interview with Dr. Ann Childers and Roberta Ruggiero

Wolfram Alderson facilitates this rich conversation with Dr. Ann Childers and Roberta Ruggiero.

Wolfram Alderson has dedicated his career to improving human and environmental health over the last four decades, currently serving as CEO of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation as well as Global Education Director for Dr. Robert Lustig, among other interests in the metabolic health and nutrition space.

Dr. Ann Childers is an Air Force veteran and a child and adult trained psychiatric physician based in Portland. Dr. Childers is one of the rare psychiatrists who sees the connection between mental and metabolic health and her practice is at the forefront of nutritional psychiatry.

Roberta Ruggiero founded the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation nearly 40 years ago in South Florida, wrote the book Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia, and has proven herself to be a remarkable patient advocate – surviving medical misdiagnosis for what was eventually determined to be low blood sugar.

The focus of this conversation is blood sugar health and how it can be a key part of preventing and managing diet related disease – both mental and physical.

Dr. Seale Harris, pioneer discoverer of hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, prophetically stated in the 1940s: “The low blood sugar of today is the diabetes of tomorrow.”   Tomorrow is here and over half of the U.S. population is either prediabetic or diabetic, and only 12% is metabolically healthy (according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health).

 

 

You are the hero in our equation

You are the hero in our equation

If you don’t know already, “GivingTuesday” is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. Please join in celebrating #GivingTuesday! Your donation to the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation will allow us to continue our work. 

A strong focus of our expanding efforts in 2020 is to address the correlation between children and hypoglycemia…an area of grave concern since infants are now being diagnosed with serious blood sugar conditions. Hypoglycemia is strongly identified as a precursor to type 2 diabetes – which is increasing among children and teenagers at a rate of nearly 5 percent per year

We’ve been receiving heartbreaking messages from our community, such as from a terrified teenager… “Can I die from hypoglycemia?” … and from an anguished mother… “I can’t believe my three-year old was just diagnosed as having hypoglycemia. I can’t stop blaming myself.”

You can see our efforts already under way to address this situation on our website.

Any amount you donate will be matched by Facebook – but only in a first come, first serve basis. 

Please check out what the HSF has accomplished, and view our recent post sharing all of our accomplishments over the last year: “You are the hero in our equation.”

We thank you in advance for your consideration…together we can make a big difference in changing lives! You can donate here on the HSF website or on the HSF Facebook page dedicated to Giving Tuesday.

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #4

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #4

In this fourth HSF podcast, Founder and CEO of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation focus on using “old school” and cutting-edge technology to control hypoglycemia. Opportunities to get involved to test and develop cutting edge solutions to improve blood sugar health, such as continuous glucose monitors, fitbits, and applications that can filter out harmful substances in the food supply.

References from Podcast

DIET

TESTING

EDUCATION

Debunking Myths about Diet

How to Shop and Cook with Real Food: https://hypoglycemia.org/real-food-science-health

New School – Cutting edge

DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS

  • A report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the benefits of digital health tools that are not regulated by the agency outweigh the risks…
  • Two of the least helpful metrics are body weight (counting pounds) and (counting) calories
  • The bio-impedance scale – Measure body fat, muscle mass, BMI (body mass index, etc.): In-Body Scan – available in bariatric (weight-loss) clinics https://www.inbody.com/global/intro/Technology.aspx

EXERCISE

THE GLUCOSE ZONE – A concept and an APP

A key idea that may help your health is to identify your ideal “Glucose Zone”

CONCEPT: Instead of targeting a specific level, the aim of managing blood sugar is to keep glucose levels within a healthy range or ZONE. The American Diabetes Association recommends target levels of 70–130 mg/dL before eating for a person with diabetes. Within 2 hours of eating a meal, blood glucose levels should be less than 180mg/dL

GLUCOSE ZONE – THE APP – DIATRIBE REVIEW

CGM – CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS – A GAME CHANGER

RECOMMENDATION ENGINE

New technology to help us shop for healthier foods – the Perfact / HSF Filter: https://hypoglycemia.org/perfact-solution/

Leaving you with top take away messages…

  1. DO a diet/symptom diary…a must!
  2. Do know everything about the GTT before making a decision whether to have it or not
  3. Do check out our Diet Suggestion and the importance of “individualization”
  4. Review Wolfram’s suggested tools to help you…particularly the CGM.  
  5. What is Perfact…check it out on our website…it’s the future of …. 
  6. Take this information and share it with your health care practitioner… don’t be afraid to educate your doctor!

 

Marsha Thadison – 4YourHealth Blog Talk Radio

Marsha Thadison – 4YourHealth Blog Talk Radio

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Welcome to 4 Your Health Radio w/ Marsha Thadison. This health show is designed to inform everyday people about the benefits of healthy food for our mind, body, and soul. On this show, people will learn how to prepare meals, to be for medicine and much more. This radio show will help put the power of good health back into the hands of the people.

Today on the Marsha Thadison will bring back and talked with Roberta Ruggiero Founder and President and CEO Wolfram Anderson of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.

https://hypoglycemia.org

To all my 4 Your Health Listeners this program/radio show advises all that the information presented here is for the purpose of information, and education only. It should not be construed as offering medical advice or the diagnosis and or treatment of any illness, injury, condition or prevention for any health problems the viewer should consult licensed physician or health care practitioner for proper diagnosis and or treatment.

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #4

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #3

This third Hypoglycemia 101 Podcast is a series focused on deepening your knowledge of hypoglycemia and improving your blood sugar health. Our third broadcast focuses on what to do AFTER you have seen your doctor and been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Brought to you by hosts Wolfram Alderson, CEO, and Roberta Ruggiero, Founder and President, Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.

Some of the links referenced in this podcast:

Books on Hypoglycemia

 

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #4

Hypoglycemia 101 – Podcast #2

The Hypoglycemia 101 Podcast is up and running! Our second broadcast focuses on preparing to talk to your health care provider, testing options, and how to find the right doctor. Brought to you by hosts Wolfram Alderson, CEO, and Roberta Ruggiero, Founder and President, Hypoglycemia Support Foundation.

Some of the links referenced in this podcast:

https://hypoglycemia.org/info

https://hypoglycemia.org/diet-symptom-diary

https://hypoglycemia.org/testing

https://hypoglycemia.org/libre-liberation

https://hypoglycemia.org/resources

https://hypoglycemia.org/book

Our next podcast: What to do after seeing the doctor.