Hello, Dr. Teitelbaum. Hypoglycemia is very common among fibro sufferers. Information on diet is quite confusing from different sources. Is brown rice good or bad for hypoglycemia? What about vegetables to be avoided? What diet can you advise for those who can only manage three meals instead of six times in a day due to a hectic schedule?
The key is to avoid excess sugar and white starches, while increasing protein. This helps to maintain stable blood sugars. Brown rice and whole grains are okay, in moderation. Frankly, I don't have people avoid any vegetables, but rather go with the whole vegetable if it is a starch (e.g., eat the whole potato including skin instead of just french fries). In addition, adding adrenal support in the form of glandulars, licorice, vitamin C, and vitamin B5 can markedly decrease low blood sugar problems and the need for frequent meals.
Love and blessings,
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.