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Reactive Hypoglycemia is definitely part of the candida nightmare. I used to get horrible panic attacks, dizziness, and tremors because of it. Every time I would go to the ER, they would tell me that my blood sugar was fine and that there was no evidence of diabetes. It was only when I went to see a kinesiologist that I was told the candida had affected my endocrine system. Basically, the fungus made its way out of my gut and into my pancreas causing insulin resistance. My adrenals were already stressed due to the strain of fighting the infection. The adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, and the other endocrine glands work together very closely, so when one is affected the others go out of whack too. It seemed that the die off made the hypo worse, but it’s the typical response (symptoms get worse while herxing).

Acupuncture has been a cornerstone of healing for me. My kinesiologist has an acugraph machine that measures the energies in my particular organs so he knows what to treat.

Blood sugar drops are so scary, but I learned to manage them by eating a high protein/low carb diet. The only carbs I get are from veggies (can’t handle anything else) Also, I eat 5-6 small meals per day as opposed to 3 big meals. At first, I had to eat every hour and a half, but now that I’ve figured out the eating combination and killing more candida, I can go about 3 hours before I need to eat again. Make sure to eat protein at every meal. This will slow the glucose release and avoid spikes in blood sugar. Eat some protein right before bed too (only a small amount). This will avoid the blood sugar drop in the night and the morning shakes. Make sure you eat within the hour of waking up, and its best to eat lunch between 12 and 1, and dinner between 6 and 7 pm (this is when your cortisol levels fluctuate the most).

As far as cinnamon goes, I have a ton of food allergies from leaky gut so I react to it. Diet and planning your eating times/portions and killing the candida is the best way to go. Just stick to it, I promise it gets better!