Long-Term Low-Carb And The Reactive Hypoglycemia Connection

Filed under: Low-carb side effects — @ June 5, 2008

Dr. Keith Berkowitz reveals his low-carb hypoglycemia theory

Last week I shared with you about a bewildering blood sugar issue happening with me right now. My blood sugars actually DROPPED after a meal rather than the typical rise and then gradual drop that happens in most people. This jogged my memory about a guest blog post I shared about a year ago about this very issue.

In Episode 144 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from the man behind the hypoglycemia theory associated with long-term low-carb weight loss success stories named Dr. Keith Berkowitz from the Manhattan-based Center For Balanced Health. Dr. Berkowitz worked with the late great Dr. Robert C. Atkins and inherited many of his patients who lost significant amounts of weight. Now he’s seeing those patients dealing with hypoglycemia and is implementing strategies for dealing with this.

Click on the “LISTEN NOW” link below or download it to your iPod to hear Episode 144:

icon for podpress “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” Episode 144 [21:18m]: LISTEN NOW | Download

Ever since I blogged about my crazy blood sugar issues, people have been wanting to know more about this perplexing phenomenon. Dr. Berkowitz has been mulling this observational theory about reactive hypoglycemia around in his mind for a while now and is actively seeking a researcher to look into this for the sake of those low-carb dieters who have lost a lot of weight and then it just stops. This is something so many of us can relate to in our low-carb lifestyle.

Dr. Berkowitz identifies what this condition is, why reactive hypoglycemia happens even when you eat low-carb, and what you can do to overcome this. This isn’t just some quack theory because I’m living it right now. Practical, easy-to-implement strategies in response to hypoglycemia are shared by Dr. Berkowitz in today’s podcast and I can personally attest that they WORK! Since I’ve added many of the suggestions he recommends people with this do, I have lost over 10 pounds in the first week. I don’t expect this torrid pace to continue, but it is very encouraging so far. See my menus blog to see EXACTLY what I’m eating, how often, and the composition of the foods.

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What’s your reaction to what Dr. Keith Berkowitz shared in today’s podcast? Have you experienced a hypoglycemic reaction to eating low-carb and feel “stuck” in your weight loss? Share your experiences with this in the show notes section of Episode 144. I appreciate Dr. Berkowitz sharing his time and expertise with us in today’s podcast about this critical issue. If you are concerned about possibly having this condition, then you need to get a glucose tolerance test as soon as possible. This could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Tune in again next week as I share an eye-opening two-part interview with Dr. James E. Carlson, the author of a fabulous new book called Genocide!: How Your Doctor’s Dietary Ignorance Will Kill You. If you support the high-fat, low-carb nutritional approach to weight loss and health, then you are gonna fall head over heels for Dr. Carlson! Let’s just say he’s not very fond of the current dietary recommendations of a high-carb, low-fat diet. DON’T MISS the next edition of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”


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