Free Courses
Free Videos                                      Free Articles

Science, Health, and Healing Encyclopedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali

 

 

Ali Oxygen Library
Ali Recipes

Ali SHH-Pedia

ADHD

Adrenals

Aging

Alcholism

Allergy

Anger

Anxiety Course

 

 

  Asthma

 

  Autism

 

  Autoimmune Disorders

  Autonomic System

 Bladder, Urinary

 

 BLOOD
 
 BONES

 

  BRAIN

 

 BREAST Health.diseases

Breathing for Healing

 

BONES, Joints, and Muscles

 

 

CANCER

Children's Readings

 

CardiovascularDisease

 

Cancer
Chemotherapy

Avastin
 

 

Cholesterol

Climate Chaos

Collagen Disorders

COLON

Current Topics

Cystitis

 

Dialysis

DIABETES & INSULIN Toxicity

PRE-DIABETES

 

EARS

Emotions

Energy Healing

 

Endocrine
 

 

Eyes

Estrogens

 

Ethics

Exercise

Fermentation

Foods

Gall BladderStones

Genetics

GERD

Gluten

GUT Evolution
 

Genetics

GUT

     Mouth
      Esophagus
      Stomach
      Small Intestine
      Colon
      Rectum and Anus

Healing

Healing Stories

Heart

Hepatitis

Herbs

 

History

Hormones

Immune System

 

Inflammation

Infections

INSULIN TOXICITY

Joints

Kidneys

Kitchen Matters

 

Lap Dog Journalists

Leukemia

LIVER

Lou Gehrig ALS

 

Lungs

Lyme Disease, Acute


Lyme Disease, Chronic

Lymphatic System

 

 

 

Memory

Mental Health

 

Metabolism

 

Microbiology

Minerals

Mouth

Multiple Sclerosis

 

MUSCLES

Nose

 

Nutrition

Obesity

 

Oxygen
Basic Course Advanced Course
Oxygen and Aging
Oxygen Therapeutics
Oxygen -Environment
Oxygen and 9/11
Oxygen Models of Diseases
Oxygen and Origin of Life

 

 Ovaries

Pancreas Pancreatitis

Parkinson's Disease

Philosophy of Healing

Poems Drone Democracy
Selected Poems

Polycystic Ovarian Synd

Poetry of Dr.Ali

Potassium

Progesterone

 

Rectum

Recipes

Respiratory System

 

ReproductiveSystem
 
 

SHH-Pedia

Sinusitis & Polyps

 

Skin

Sodium Salt

Spices

Spleen

Small Intestine

Stomach

 

  Stories of Soul's Sweat

 

Stress

Stroke

Throat

Thyroid

Tongue

Tonsil

 

Toxic Womb State

Pre-birth PTSD

 

Testosterone
 

 

Urinary System

 

Uterus

Video Seminars on Natural Healing

Viral Infections

Recent Videos

 
Store DVD/Books
   
  Water

War

Weight Loss

Yeast Syndromes

Zinc

 

 

 

Insulin Toxicity (Dys-Ins) and Rapid Sugar Shifts

Tutorial I. 6

Hypoglycemia (hypo for below) is a state of lower than normal (physiological) levels of blood glucose. Hyperglycemia (hyper for higher), by contrast, is a term for higher than normal levels of blood glucose. Rapid and symptomatic shifts in blood glucose levels are common among early stages of insulin toxicity. In the early 1970s, " sugar roller coasters" seemed to be an appropriate term when first used. Common symptoms of sugar roller coasters include: confusion (brain fog), mood shifts, fatigue, weakness, anxiety, nervousness, palpitations, difficulty with finding words, sweating, pallor, and coldness. Hyperglycemia remains a silent problem until insulin spike caused by it creates an abrupt fall in the glucose level and triggers symptoms of low blood sugar. The data presented in the table below illustrates many aspects of this form of insulin hypoglycemia:

 

Case Study

A 35-yr-old 5' 11" engineer weighing 194 Lbs. listed "mental fog and confusion" as his first medical problem. He followed that with "migraine, tired, difficulty retaining information, poor memory, body aches, sleep apnea, and mood swings." Other problems elicited during his first presentation included: allergy, sinusitis, paresthesia ("sparks"), GERD, myalgia, and a history of prostatitis. Experienced nutritionist-physicians will readily recognize that all of these symptoms, except allergy and sinusitis, can be explained on the basis of insulin toxicity, which of course increases inflammation associated with allergic reactions.

Salient laboratory data included: testosterone, 281 ng/dL; calcium, 9.5 mg/dL; PTH, 15 pg/ml (range, 7-53); calcitonin, 2.7 pg/mL; TSH, 2.2 uIU/mL; urinary catecholamines within normal range, and high levels of IgE antibodies with specificity for several mold allergens and pollen.

The four-hour insulin and glucose profiles are shown in the Table. Note the three-hour glucose value of 48 and marked insulin excess in samples taken at 30 minutes and one hour.

A robust insulin reduction program along with antigen immunotherapy was instituted. At the seven-month follow up, he reported marked reduction in the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks, a "good improvement" in symptoms of mental confusion, fatigue, neuropathy symptoms, GERD, and myalgia. There was no recurrence of prostatitis.

 

 

The Case of a 35-yr-old Engineer Illustrates Several common Features of Hypoglycemia Associated with Insulin Toxicity. Note the Peak Insulin Level of 152 and the Three-Hour Glucose Level of 48. A Robust Integrated Insulin Reduction program Produced Dramatic Clinical benefits.

9.30.09

Fasting

30/ Min

1 Hr

2 Hr

3 Hr

4 Hr

Insulin

10.2

126

152

56

18.1

7.4

Glucose

93

156

127

61

48

77

Follow Up on May 9, 2011

The patient reported marked improvement with reduced frequency and intensity of migraine attacks, a "good improvement" in symptoms of mental confusion, fatigue, neuropathy symptoms, GERD, and myalgia. There was no recurrence of prostatitis.

 

 

Neglecting the Central Issue

I include data concerning PTH (parathormone), calcium, calcitonin, antiperoxidase and anti-thyroglobulin, catecholamine levels, and dopamine obtained by the patient’s internist before consulting me to underscore a crucial point: the internist appeared to be diligent in his diagnostic workup and followed the prevailing standards. Regrettably, the standards do not include insulin testing, the central problem in the case. This story repeats itself regularly in doctors’ offices worldwide.

Wikipedia and Hypoglycemia

Wikipedia, as is often the case, includes some very misleading information in an article on hypoglycemia, not unexpected because its writers practice pharmacologic medicine and are not aware of real nutritional issues facing people worldwide. Consider the quote below from its article:

"The most common forms of hypoglycemia occur as a complication of treatment of diabetes mellitus with insulin or oral medications. Hypoglycemia is less common in non-diabetic persons, but can occur at any age."

The above is a most regrettable form of misinformation. Anyone with a year or more experience in nutritional medicine will recognize the folly of the writer (who clearly does not practice such medicine). These statements about hypo-hyper shifts are a disservice for four primary reasons: (1) patients are denied proper diagnostic tests and diagnosis; (2) they, as a consequence of that, are mistreated; (3) unrecognized insulin toxicity advances and injures various cell populations in the body; and (4) ignorance of the real issues persist and spreads. I illustrate these problems with the above case study.

Insulin Shock

Insulin shock in common vernacular indicates signs and symptoms produced by the injection of an inappropriately large dose of insulin. All of the symptoms of hypoglycemia listed above, in any combination, can be produced by an unduly large dose of insulin. Not unexpectedly, it is most commonly seen in young adults. The diagnosis usually is self-evident from the circumstances of the case. The severe cases are readily reversed with an intravenous injection of 50% glucose. Of course, the patient needs to be educated about the negative effects of such treatment if it is repeated frequently.

Uncommon Causes of Hypoglycemia

There are several uncommon to rare causes of hypoglycemia—mostly of theoretical interest for practicing nutritionists—including: starvation hypoglycemia, idiopathic postprandial syndrome,, insulin-secreting pancreatic tumors (such as an apudoma), Addison's disease, sepsis, congenital metabolic defects (congenital hyperinsulinism, and congenital hypopituitarism), idiopathic ketotic hypoglycemia. Factitious insulin injection (Munchausen syndrome) is another uncommon cause. These uncommon causes of hypoglycemia, of course, require individualized treatment plans. However, the control of sugar shifts with sound nutritional program is essential in all such cases for good long-term results.

Suggested Further Readings

For further information on the subject, I suggest the following three companion articles on this web site:

What Are Sugar Roller Coasters?

Dr. Ali’s Hypoglycemia Test

Dr. Ali’s Hypoglycemia Protocol

 

Welcome  

Who Is Dr. Ali?

Dr. Ali's Full CV

Peer Reviews of Dr. Ali' Work

 

Dr. Ali's Philosophy

 
 

 

VIDEO Courses

Philosophy of Integrative medicine 

Dr. Ali's Recent Videos

Click here to order Prof. Ali's Video Courses, digital aand print books, DVD seminars, and lectures on CD sets.

 

Now Available as
Instant Download

Integrative Protocols -
Vol 12 Principles and Practices
of Integrative Medicine

Includes
Dr. Ali's
IV and IM formulations

E-Book 12



Integrative Protocols -
Vol 11 Principles and Practices
of Integrative Medicine
E-Book 11


Dr. Ali discusses Dysoxygenosis and varying chronic diseases.

NEW BOOK!

Book Diabetes

OR
Instant Download