Lyme herbs and hypoglycemia

by | Feb 17, 2011 | Columns, CORE PROTOCOL, Healing Lyme, Herb Reactions, Herbs, other, sarsaparilla | 0 comments

Dear Stephen,
Do any of these herbs in your core protocol cause issues for those of us who suffer from hypoglycemia? I just started knotweed, andrographis, cat’s claw, sarsparilla, and dandelion and I want to make sure that some of these symptoms are herxes and not blood sugar/hypoglycemic issues. Have you come across herbs that can alter blood sugar in a negative way? I’m using the herbs from – no binders, fillers, additives, so it’s not the capsule/tablet.

Stephen’s response:
Sarsaparilla can sometimes cause blood sugar fluctuations. So, just don’t use that one. Other than that, I don’t remember any hypoglycemia problems associated with these herbs but you might re-read the book and check closely for that side effect. My own experience with being hypoglycemic was that a lot of things tended to set it off, even if they were not known for doing so.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

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