Depression and Hypoglycemia
has proven to be pretty common in people suffering from hypoglycemia and can be one of the tell tale signs of this condition. The main cause of depression for people suffering from hypoglycemia
is due to the individual having a bad diet. According to recent reports more than 70% of hypoglycemics have suffered from the symptoms of depression
at some point in their lives. If a person consumes too much sugary food the brain produces more endorphins which give them a temporary high. When the intake of these foods are reduced, the brain stops this production which can make them feel down
As a hypoglycemic, you may find yourself feeling constantly depressed for no good reason. Depression is a persistent of sadness, hopelessness or despair that is so severe that it affects ones ability to function properly or carry out necessary day to day activities.
Although negative feelings about oneself can be caused by a variety of reasons, many hypoglycemics find themselves feeling inexplicably depressed for long periods of time even though there is not obvious reason for their feelings.
It has been reported that up to 70% of hypoglycemics have felt severely depressed at some point.
Depression in hypoglycemics is usually accompanied by anxiety, irritability poor concentration feelings of panic and suicidal thoughts.
Does this sound familiar?
Many people suffering from depression go from doctor to doctor, or from psychologist to psychologist looking for the root cause of their problem, all the while ignoring one fundamental and very likely cause of their negative feelings: their diet.
Some hypoglcemics are put on very strong and addictive medications to alleviate their negative feelings, when all that is needed in many cases is a change in their hypoglycemia diet.
Is my diet really making me depressed?
Well, if your diet consists mainly of sugars, alcohol and certain type of 'bad' carbohydrates then in a word yes it is likely that your hypoglycemic diet is causing a large part of the negative feelings you are experienced.
Many nutritionists and researchers have concluded that over consumption of the wrong sorts of foods can cause havoc on our body chemistry and one of the side effects of this can be depression.
This is because if we consume too much of certain types of addictive foods such as sugars, our bodies quickly become dependant on these foods as the brain is encouraged to produce chemicals such as beta endorphin which gives us a temporary high.
However once we stop eating such foods our bodies stop producing these chemicals and we begin to feel down. Thus we eat more and the cycle continues.
So if I just stop eating sugars should I feel better?
Yes you should.
However, the problem with overconsumption of harmful and addictive foods can mean that your body will not give them up without a fight. This means that as you come off these foods you inevitably will feel worse as your body has become so dependant on them. If you do not know how to handle these side effects and withdrawal symptoms you will more than likely go straight back to consuming these harmful foods
Then how can you come off these harmful foods and help ease your negative feelings?
Well if you think you are depressed, you should firstly speak to a suitable qualified healthcare pracitioner who should be able to give you a correct diagnosis. However, you should also try and eat correctly in order that any negative feelings that have been caused by your diet can be eliminated.
There are many things that can be done to alleviate your negative feelings. These include exercise and diet changes and also ensuring you receive the correct amount of rest and relaxation. In the Overcoming Hypoglycemia Ebook you will find detailed information on how to make the necessary changes in alleviating your negative feelings including tips and step by step guides that will put you firmly on the road to recovery.
ebook you will learn
Which foods can cause you to feel depressed
Which foods can help ease depressive feelings
Why exercise is so important if you are feeling depressed
How exactly your hypoglycemia and negative feelings are linked
How to combat and challenge the negative thoughts that have plagued you for years
Which natural anti-depressants may be able to help you.