You feel bad after eating certain foods or going too long without something to snack on? Maybe some headaches, irritability, shakiness, dizziness, cold hands and feet, even some anxiety at times? Well you must have hypoglycemia then.
No you don't.
Those are indeed some symptoms of true hypoglycemia, but what you're suffering from isn't very likely to be low blood sugar, it is something else, and it's most certainly real and not hypochondria like many doctors might lead you to believe.
You also don't need to be eating a high-protein, low-carb diet to prevent the symptoms you may get after eating lots of fast-absorbing carbs or when you've gone too long without food. In fact, eating a diet like that is likely to make the root cause worse over time, even if it gives you relief in the short-term.
In Hypoglycemia: What it Is, What it Isn't, and How to Fix the Root Problem, best-selling author Matt Stone discusses what's really going on.
The truth may surprise you, and you may have to stop using the H word to explain your symptoms.
Stone also lays out many effective solutions that have helped thousands worldwide to overcome the obnoxious and at times debilitating symptoms that tend to strike most often mid-morning and in the middle of the night as if a timer is set to it.
If you want a true, genuine way to resolve the tendency to "crash" after meals and/or in the middle of the night, no book in print will give you a better set of tools to go about doing just that - all for less than the price of a low-glycemic protein bar.
©2014 Matt Stone (P)2014 Archangel Ink
I love the concept that if your body is having difficulty with a food that is more likely a problem with the body than with the food. Limiting certain foods from your diet is difficult and unless you have genetic trait or allergy the body should be able to adapt to handle the food you eat.
I learned that drinking tons of water is not recommended. I've always been cold even in the summer and I never would have correlated water drinking with that had I not read this and Matt's other books.
Um, scene. The one with the paramedic and his girlfriend. My sister is epileptic and I'm a nurse I probably would have given my sis the same advice if this book didn't have me thinking a different way about health.
In the past adrenergic syndrome was a problem for me. I do occasionally have cold hands a feet but before following Matt's advice I had them all the time.
Many people are skeptical about Matt's ideas. I wanted to ignore them to and did for a while but sometimes you just have to try some new ideas. If you are reading a book like this then your body is giving you trouble so maybe you are kidding yourself that your diet is perfect. I failed for four years find the health and vitality my diet was supposed to give me and I took leap of faith and it was the best thing I ever did.
I grew up in a household focused on diabetes. My mother told me I was hypoglycemic for as long as I have memories. I've spent most of my adult years thinking of my hypoglycemia as something I grew out of the more sever feelings that came with as a kid. Recently, I have had reason to try and figure out why I'm reacting and feeling in ways that I can't explain but remind me of my childhood hypoglycemia. This book was a great crash course into the topic of hypoglycemia. Dense with information and more than a few times causing me to say out loud while listening "that's me!". I could not believe that others found ice cream and potato chips helped - for me it's chocolate ice cream and salted peanuts. After listening to this book I want more info. I want to find a Dr that believes in hypoglycemia / adrenergic postprandial syndrome. I had no idea that some of the physical things I feel and the emotions I have might be influenced or because of hypoglycemia.
Additionally, when I was growing up she cautioned me that many Dr's would tell me hypoglycemia does not exist so I should be confident in my awareness and not look to my Dr's for advice. I implemented my mother's caution as a reason to rarely mention my hypoglycemia to my Dr's, while always making sure my Dr's knew of my family history of diabetes. After listening to this book I realize I've done myself a disservice by not talking to my Dr's about hypoglycemia. It's time for me to get busy.
informative and thought provoking
Matt does a great job narrating this book
I listen only when driving
I've got a stack almost as tall as me, of books I intend to read. Being able to listen to Hypoglycemia while I did chores around the house was such a great way to get this valuable info that otherwise might have staying in the giant stack until I actually had time to sit down and read it.
The information presented for correcting "hypoglycemia" is pretty straight forward and closely aligns with Matt's regular recommendations. The beauty of this book is that he makes clear the underlying bodily processes that drive what we call hypoglycemia. He lays it all out clearly and in a very useable manner. It makes so much sense and it feels good to be able to speak about this condition in an accurate way. Plus, it is now clear to me why our standard recommendations for 'hypoglycemia' fail to fix the majority of sufferers.
I've read lots of Matt Stone's books but it is great to hear it in his own voice.
After the first few chapters I felt so excited to finally understand how and why this condition happens. It was so interesting I listened to it twice!
I thought the book was great and is valuable not just for those that suffer from so-called 'hypoglycemia' but for those of us that attempt to help these people!
Concise, thought-provoking, funny.
Hypoglycemia is pretty similar to other Matt Stone books in that it's short and to the point, except for Matt goes on long tangents about his favorite 80s movies. Entertaining but also slightly annoying/distracting for the reader who just wants the info. Also like other Matt Stone books, Hypoglycemia presents ideas that may seem radical to the reader. He does a good job of making his claims seem plausible, although in his typical style he seldomly refers to scientific literature. I like that he simplifies health into a few easy to understand chunks of information and I like his "physiology" approach to health. Because this book is so short, it leaves readers with some tangible guidelines which may or may not be enough for a reader to start making changes on their own, though Matt generously offers his email address for additional guidance.
No. Maybe at some points I laughed at Matt's jokes. They're not that funny though. :P
This book definitely makes me think differently about what is actually happening in my body when I eat a sugar-filled breakfast. Is the fact that I get shaky and my heart is racing an indication that I shouldn't eat sugar? According to Matt, no; it's an indication that I have some health issues that need to be addressed. This book gives me hope that one day I will reach a point where I can eat anything and feel great. The emphasis on sleeping and relaxing activities was also interesting and I like the idea that it's not just food that contributes to how I feel after I eat (another one of Matt's radical ideas). Overall, an enjoyable read though some readers might appreciate a longer, more detailed book.
This book was straight to the point and easy to understand. I can't attest to how well it works, but I will definitely be trying the suggestions. The humor throughout the book was appreciated too.
Yes. I really enjoyed this version better.
Matt did well performing as himself.
This book helped educate me more about hypoglycemia
This is a must read/listen to book for anyone who enjoys health books. I've been reading matts stuff for years and just enjoy his perspective on health.
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I don't typically listen to this type of book -- I usually read them. Matt Stone does a good job with the narration, though his personal inflection can be a bit distracting at times.
I don't really have a comparison, per se, as I don't typically listen to books like this. But if you enjoy health/self-help books, this is a good choice.
It's a blast to hear Matt read his own work in many ways. He's a funny guy and offers his humor and advice with ease. My only complaint is that he tends to include some inflections that can be distracting.
Yes, I would have enjoyed listening to this in one sitting, but I have to listen to things like this on the road. However, I'm listening to it again.
You really can't go wrong with Matt Stone's books. They are engaging, short, and offer you some thought provoking concepts. He's addressing some really serious issues in our health, and while there's plenty of talk about them out there, he's yet another worthwhile voice in the discussion. Not to mention, he's transparent in his opinions, offers his counsel to those in need for free, and his products are either free, or reasonably priced.
I'm not a huge audiobook fan; I much prefer to process words visually. However, after weeks with no opportunity to read my Kindle version of this book I decided that the only way I would ever finish this book is if someone read it to me while I worked. Less than two hours later, the book was finished and so was my project! I'm not sure I retained as much as if I had read it myself but I did walk away with the following:
Think you are hypoglycemic? You may be wrong. Stone prefers to use the term "adrenergic syndrome" to describe what many people think of as hypoglycemia and he discusses possible causes of this syndrome as well as how to reduce or eliminate symptoms by paying attention to physical cues and responding with dietary and lifestyle adjustments.
In typical Stone fashion, this book is full of asides (and like any arrogant bastard, I imagine those asides would sound much better with me narrating) and several references to 80's movies. I think Stone does his best work when he isn't hotdogging - when he is focused, he communicates very clearly with a steady tone that is not hard to follow.
This book is a good intro to some of Stone's other books, like Diet Recovery or Solving the Paleo Equation. While it does not go into great depth, it does cover enough material to help a "hypoglycemic" understand what may be happening during a crash and to know what to do about it. I find this approach to be very empowering.
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