Low Blood Sugar On Keto (Hypoglycemia On Ketogenic Diet)

Low Blood Sugar On Keto (Hypoglycemia On Ketogenic Diet)

July 25, 2019 43 By William Morgan


low blood sugar on Keto even though
lowering blood sugar is the purpose of
the ketogenic diet in some people it can
get a little bit too low called
hypoglycemia so in this video we’ll talk
about how all that works coming right up
so the ketogenic diet is all about blood
sugar and it’s about stabilizing blood
sugar but people react differently and
there’s a few variables that we want to
look at and understand so if someone has
taught their body to depend on
carbohydrate and all of a sudden you
withdraw that carbohydrate your body has
basically lost its primary source of
fuel and in some people the they just
feel a little bad they get the keto flu
they they feel a little irritable for a
few days and then it kicks right back in
but some people they’re machinery has
crashed a little bit more and they don’t
have that backup system kick in and they
end up with hypoglycemia so a question
on one of my videos was someone had
tried to do hypo glycogen keto diet and
their hypoglycemia was so bad that they
had to go to the hospital a couple of
times so obviously we want to try to
avoid things like that but most people
with hypoglycemia the problem originates
because they were on a high carb diet
and through years of eating high carb
and processed foods their blood sugar
get into a rollercoaster pattern and
this pattern is very very stressful for
the body you start stressing and
depleting various different organs and
every time it’s high now you have to
release a lot of insulin to lower the
blood sugar fast and then when it drops
fast in the beginning the body can
compensate and slow down the curve at
the right point and you don’t get
hypoglycemia but if you really get your
your whole mechanism out of whack
and that that dampening mechanism
doesn’t work now your blood sugar can
come crashing and you get hypoglycemia
now in this state your body doesn’t have
enough blood sugar it doesn’t it’s too
low to function and it hasn’t learned to
develop ketones it doesn’t have a
back-up fuel and now what’s supposed to
happen is your adrenals are supposed to
make cortisol because cortisol is a
stress hormone that raises blood sugar
and it does this by mobilizing glycogen
it tells the liver to break down some
glycogen but it also tells the body to
start breaking down muscle mass because
protein from muscle can be turned into
sugar and increase this so cortisol
because it’s a stress hormone when
you’re stressed your body doesn’t care
about health it’s just survival at any
cost do break down whatever is necessary
right now to get the fuel the sugar that
I need to survive in this moment
so cortisol is a catabolic it’s a
breakdown hormone the other hormone is
in the liver it’s called glucagon and
that does pretty much the same thing but
not on a destructive not on an emergency
basis this is a little more subtle that
anytime the blood sugar is a little bit
low the glucagon signals to increase the
the breakdown of glycogen and increase
gluconeogenesis so both of these
hormones are there to to stabilize the
blood sugar in times that we don’t have
so much food if this keeps on going
longer then we get into ketosis because
the body now on long-term when we don’t
have the carbs
now the bone has to start burning fat
but in some people with this mechanism
just really isn’t up to speed they never
get into the fat burning because their
bodies crash before they get there and
this would be the person that gets
severe hypoglycemia where
just totally stopped functioning as soon
as they tried a low-carb diet so what
this person needs to do is to change
much much slower and low-carb may not
even be or very low carb may not be the
first thing that they want to think
about high carb is always destructive
because it also usually involves lots of
processed food so you want to go to two
whole healthy foods maybe more like a
paleo diet try to avoid inflammatory
foods but you can still probably have
some starch some potato and some rice
because your body doesn’t know how to
burn the fat and how to stabilize your
blood sugar without those carbs and then
for the long run though what you need to
do is realize that this is a bigger
problem there’s many organs involved in
this that are not functioning optimally
so what we use in my office to figure
out what’s going on is called nutrition
response testing it’s a system that
allows us to get to the root of the
problem to ask the body what is slowing
down the adrenals what’s interfering
with the liver
what’s stressing the pancreas and any
other organ and then we can find out
what nutritional support that organ
needs which allows the body to heal over
time to restore the organs and the
normal function and here we have to
understand that it takes time to heal
the body this might be a process of a
year or two or maybe even longer
depending on how long this has been
going on we also want to understand what
I emphasize in every one of my videos
that don’t ever do Kido don’t ever do
any of this for any other reason than
health the only purpose the only goal is
to restore the body to normal function
to establish balance the way the body is
supposed to work and don’t do it to lose
weight if you get healthy if you get
you’re in
Selene resistance to a healthy level if
you restore your organs your body will
tell you how much you need to eat you
will burn the fat you will find balance
so weight loss is just a side effect of
getting healthy there the opposite is
not necessarily true and too many people
are trying to lose weight to get healthy
and that’s not always the case because
if you eat unhealthy fats and you eat
processed foods or depleted foods or
unnatural food you can still be in
ketosis but you’re not going to get
healthy so please keeps this keep these
things in mind and not everyone is
suited to go right into ketosis I think
a lot of people can do it if they change
slowly if they slowly give their their
body a chance to adapt but other people
just may have other issues going on and
like I said high carb is never a good
idea but medium to moderate might be
okay might be a better option for some
people until they can get their body fat
adapted and to give their body time to
heal so if you like these kind of
explanations please share this videos
with as many people as you can I love to
explain how things work and I love the
feedback where you let me know what you
liked and what you didn’t like so that I
can produce more content to help the
sick and the curious people understand
more about how to take care of
themselves if you have any questions let
me know and I’ll be happy to get to the
answers thanks for watching