Last post for the year 2014!
And you thought my daily posts are over for this year. I must tell you that I also thought it was until I started to read my new book.
I just have to tell you what made me pop off the chair today because no doctor ever talks about it and I have just written about it on my blog: sugar and migraines and the salt connection. I have purchased a book “Manual of Medicine” because my old one is worn out and too old for the new stuff. I am hoping to connect migraine, fibromyalgia, and some other things under the “same cause” so I am brushing up on the latest knowledge of internal medicine.
The very first page of the Manual of Medicine is what is in my migraine book Fighting the Migraine Epidemic. This is already great confirmation to you that you are doing the right thing.
The second page is exactly what is on the blog about sugar and salt. As it happens, as you increase sugar, sodium leaves the body because of all the water washing it out–sugar is diuretic. The converse is also true. If you are not eating enough sodium (salt is sodium chloride), your sugar increases! Bingo for those with diabetes II!
Amazingly, while this is page 1 and 2 of the manual all doctors and hospitals are supposed to be following, not one doctor ever checks for electrolyte panel when you go for a hospital or ER visit! They should! They must! They just pump you up with IV nearly simultaneously to your arrival to ER for “just in case.” Wrong. They should not be doing that! (Yes, they can and will charge and arm and a leg for that as well!)
The most important information to those of you who do not eat enough salt: start eating salt else you take a chance on blood glucose increase, which means floating insulin leading to type II diabetes.
It is nice to be confirmed on page 1 and 2 of the internal medicine manual doctors use. It is also interesting to note that no doctor remembers this that I know–but now you do!!
Empower yourselves and be healthy!
Comments are welcome as always! Happy New Year Everyone!